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FSC101 Introduction to Fire Service Selection and Entry 4 Credits

Overview of the application and selection processes used by various fire departments and fire service organizations. Focus on the skills and abilities required for entry-level positions in the fire department, including oral and written communication skills, mathematical and mechanical skills, problem-solving skills, and physical agility and stamina. Elements of fire service culture and their effects on personal growth and interpersonal relationships. Major components of written application processes, requirements, preparation of resumes and their effect on employment prospects. Preparation for the interview to include communications skills, mental preparation techniques, behaviors, and the importance of the interview in the pre-employment process.

Prerequisites: None.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
13518
Downtown Center

DTC/Centennial Way Room 422

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/27/2024 - 11/12/2024

Fall Flex Start

Tu
5:00 PM - 7:40 PM

Hans Silberschlag, Ed.D.

Open

14 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 13518 Students may contact instructor at: hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

Class Fee: $25.00

FSC102 Fire Department Operations 11 Credits

Introductory fire science course primarily designed for the fire department recruit. Includes firefighting skills, equipment, and administrative policies, fire department operations, personnel policies, and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Practical Skills Testing. Satisfies minimum standards for certification testing set forth by the current Arizona State Training and Certifying Authority.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in FSC105, FSC130, and permission of Instructor. Corequisites: (FSC134 or FSC234) and FSC174.

Course Notes: Special registration is required through the EMT/Fire Science Department; please visit www.mesacc.edu/departments/fire-science-emt to complete the registration form, view prerequisite courses, or contact the department.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
13504
MC OFFSITE

Mesa Fire Training Center

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Fall

MoTuWeTh
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Staff

Open

14 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 13504 is located at the Mesa Public Safety Training Facility: 3260 North 40th Street, Mesa, AZ 85215. Course fees are $200 payable at time of registration. Student will be required to purchase other learning supplies such as books and uniform items. Students registered for FSC102 (11 credits) must concurrently enroll in a designated section of FSC134 (3 credits). This course utilizes a blended learning component for enhanced learning. Students will be expected to complete on-line assignments and exams. Special registration is required through the Fire Science Department; please visit http://www.mesacc.edu/departments/fire-science-emt to download an application, view prerequisite courses, or contact the department.

Class Fee: $200.00

FSC105 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations 3 Credits

Basic methods of recognition and identification based upon the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials; basic safety procedures when utilizing specific types of protective clothing and equipment; basic tactical information relating to scene management. Satisfies minimum standards for certification testing set forth by the current ProBoard and/or Arizona State Training and Certifying Authority.

Prerequisites: None.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
35014
Dobson Campus

TBA

In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024

Fall

TuTh
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hans Silberschlag, Ed.D.

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

13505
Downtown Center

DTC/Centennial Way Room 422

In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Fall

MoWe
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hans Silberschlag, Ed.D.

Open

1 of 20
Seats Available

Class Fee: $10.00

FSC108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3 Credits

Fundamentals of fire prevention. Includes techniques, procedures, regulations, and enforcement. Also includes discussion of hazards in ordinary and special occupancies. Field trips and lectures from industry also included. Prerequisites: None.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
13506

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Fall

Hans Silberschlag, Ed.D.

Open

26 of 30
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 13506 Students may contact instructor at: hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

FSC110 Wildland Firefighter 3 Credits

Basic-level course for individuals with little or no experience in the wildland environment. Preparation for performing as a beginning-level wildland firefighter with an organized fire department engine or hand crew. Satisfies minimum standards for certification testing set forth by the National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG).

Prerequisites: None.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
13514
Downtown Center

DTC/Centennial Way Room 422

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
10/26/2024 - 11/09/2024

Fall Flex Start

Sa
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Alan H. Sinclair Jr

Open

17 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 13514 Students may contact instructor at: alan.sinclair.jr@mesacc.edu

Class Fee: $25.00

FSC113 Introduction to Fire Suppression Credits

Introduction to the characteristics and behavior of fire, fire hazard properties of ordinary materials, extinguishing agents, firefighter safety, fire suppression organization and equipment, and basic fire fighting tactics.

Prerequisites: None.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
16403
High School

East Valley Institute of Tech

In Person
Lab
09/16/2024 - 05/22/2025

Fall

Staff

Open

100 of 100
Seats Available

FSC117 Fire Apparatus 3 Credits

Principles of care, maintenance and operation of fire apparatus and pumps. Includes pump construction and accessories, pumping techniques, power development, and transmission. Driving, troubleshooting and producing effective fire streams. Prerequisites: None.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
13520
Downtown Center

Downtown Center/Centennial Way

Hybrid
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 10/08/2024

Fall

Tu
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Paul Shupe

Open

7 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 13520 Students may contact instructor at paul.shupe@mesacc.edu

FSC118 Fire Hydraulics 3 Credits

Review of basic mathematics. Hydraulic laws and formulas as applied to the fire service. Application of formulas and mental calculations to hydraulic problems, water supply variables, and discharge requirements for pumpers. Prerequisites: None.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
13515

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024

Fall Flex Start

Carl Anthony Grant

Open

17 of 30
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 13515 Students may contact instructor at: carl.grant@mesacc.edu

FSC130 Fitness for Firefighters/CPAT 1 Credits

Skills and abilities required for entry level position in the fire service including physical ability, and stamina. Opportunity to take the accredited International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) at the end of the course at a IAFF licensed agency.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: FSC130 is offered as credit (P) or no credit (Z) basis. Standard grading available according to procedures outlined in catalog.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
13517
MC OFFSITE

Mesa Fire Training Center

In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 10/14/2024

Fall

Mo
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Joseph R. Huguez

Myles Mikala Denego

Open

11 of 20
Seats Available

Class Fee: $80.00

13508
MC OFFSITE

Mesa Fire Training Center

In Person
Lecture/Lab
10/21/2024 - 12/13/2024

Fall Flex Start

Mo
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Joseph R. Huguez

Myles Mikala Denego

Open

13 of 20
Seats Available

Class Fee: $80.00

FSC134 Fitness and Conditioning for Firefighters 3 Credits

Overview of all aspects of fitness for current and prospective firefighters. Includes physical and mental aspects of performance for optimal achievement on fire department agility tests and fire fighting tasks; individual conditioning strategies, nutritional guidelines, protective clothing concepts, and basic exercise principles. Pre-employment, evaluation, and lifelong fitness and conditioning.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: Special registration is required through the EMT/Fire Science Department; please visit www.mesacc.edu/departments/fire-science-emt to complete the registration form, view prerequisite courses, or contact the department.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
13507
MC OFFSITE

Mesa Fire Training Center

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Fall

MoTuWeTh
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Staff

Open

14 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 13507 is located at the Mesa Public Safety Training Facility: 3260 North 40th Street, Mesa, AZ 85215. Course fees are $30 payable at time of registration. Student will be required to purchase other learning supplies such as uniform items. Students registered for FSC102 (11 credits) must concurrently enroll in a designated section of FSC134 (3 credits). This course utilizes a blended learning component for enhanced learning. Students will be expected to complete on-line assignments and exams. Special registration is required through the Fire Science Department; please visit http://www.mesacc.edu/departments/fire-science-emt to download an application, view prerequisite courses, or contact the department. Students may contact instructor at: elizabeth.sambach@mesacc.edu

Class Fee: $30.00

FSC174 Functions of Command 2 Credits

Basic functions of command in the fire service. Includes brief history and future trends of incident command. Analysis of recent local, national, and international tactical and strategic concerns. Utilizes a Command Training Center to provide real-time, computer- and prop-enhanced simulations.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. Corequisites: FSC102.

Course Notes: Special registration is required through the EMT/Fire Science Department; please visit www.mesacc.edu/departments/fire-science-emt to complete the registration form, view prerequisite courses, or contact the department.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
15140
Downtown Center

DTC/Centennial Way Room 451

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/30/2024 - 12/13/2024

Fall Flex Start

Fr
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Hans Silberschlag, Ed.D.

Open

12 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

There will be five (5) In-Person simulations occurring on November 8, November 15, November 22, December 6 and December 13.

Class 15140 Students may contact instructor at: hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

FSC202 Supervisory Training For Firefighters 3 Credits

Administrative methods applied to the fire service, departmental organization, and personnel management. Includes fire alarm signaling systems, fire service planning, and relationships with other city departments. Prerequisites: None.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
15235

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
06/05/2024 - 07/31/2024

Summer

Hans Silberschlag, Ed.D.

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 15235 Students may contact instructor at hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

16220

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/17/2024 - 10/12/2024

Fall

Hans Silberschlag, Ed.D.

Open

15 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

FSC204 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy 3 Credits

Methods of coordinating personnel, equipment, and apparatus on the fireground. Practical methods of controlling and extinguishing structural and other types of fires. Includes simulation exercises.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in FSC113 or permission of Instructor or current employment as a firefighter and/or Firefighter I and II Certification and/or related experience as determined by the Program Director.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
16232
Downtown Center

Downtown Center/Centennial Way

Hybrid
Lecture
10/04/2024 - 12/13/2024

Fall Flex Start

Hans Silberschlag, Ed.D.

Open

18 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 16232 Hybrid course, There will be five (5) In-person simulation days required at the Virtual Incident Command Center on November 8, November 15, November 22, December 6, and December 13.

Students may contact instructor at: hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

FSC226 Incident Safety Officer 3 Credits

Prerequisites: Rank of Fire Captain or Chief Officer.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
15541
MC OFFSITE

MFTC

GFTC
DTC

In Person
Lecture
09/23/2024 - 10/14/2024

Fall Flex Start

Mo
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Staff

Open

45 of 45
Seats Available

Notes: FSC 226 (Incident Safety Officer) prepares students for the Incident Safety Officer (ISO) certification through the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA). The cost of the certification exam is $95.