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    OK, I have searched the treads, but did not get the info I was looking for...

    I am looking to complete my Fire Science Degree Online... I am 4-6 classes from completion based on 55 credit program from a comunity college in Fla. we have moved to Colorado and I am not able to get out to a college to finish, I am intrested in finishing online......

    I have over 90 total credits(mostly Fire and EMS..such as FFII, HM Tech, Driver, Medic, EMT, LifeGuard etc, etc..) , and 13 year of possible life credits???

    Can I get some suggestions????


    I have a call in to Kieser College so far!!
    There is Life outside the Firehouse!

  • #2
    Originally posted by wakehead View Post
    OK, I have searched the treads, but did not get the info I was looking for...

    I am looking to complete my Fire Science Degree Online... I am 4-6 classes from completion based on 55 credit program from a comunity college in Fla. we have moved to Colorado and I am not able to get out to a college to finish, I am intrested in finishing online......

    I have over 90 total credits(mostly Fire and EMS..such as FFII, HM Tech, Driver, Medic, EMT, LifeGuard etc, etc..) , and 13 year of possible life credits???

    Can I get some suggestions????


    I have a call in to Kieser College so far!!
    UMUC (University of Maryland, University College) has online fire science, and they accept "experience credits".

    www.umuc.edu

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    • #3
      Take a look at Charter Oak College http://www.cosc.edu They take credits from accredited colleges and other sources of credit (CLEP tests, certain vocational schools) and build a degree program for you, both AS/AA and BS/BA. They only offer distance learning degrees.

      There are no minimum credits required from Charter Oak. You could accumulate enought credits and if it meets the degree requirements, they will award the degree. Charter Oak is considered one of the top three distance learning schools in the U.S.

      Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey http://www.tesc.edu and Excelsior http://www.excelsior.edu/ offer similar programs.
      Last edited by KenNFD1219; 02-12-2007, 01:49 PM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by yellow91yj View Post
        UMUC (University of Maryland, University College) has online fire science, and they accept "experience credits".

        www.umuc.edu
        I have my degree from UMUC.

        They will accept most if not all of your credits. They will require you to take a minimum number of credits through them (30, I think). They do not, exactly, take life experience as credit.

        I got 12 credits through their EXCEL program. This is from their catalog:
        EXCEL Through Experiential Learning is a unique way for students
        to demonstrate and earn credit for college-level learning
        they have gained from work, community or political involvement,
        or other noncollegiate experiences. To be eligible for
        EXCEL, students must
        • Complete an EXCEL application.
        • Complete an orientation (available online).
        • Meet basic standards in writing (either by having taken a
        college writing course or by qualifying for ENGL 101 on
        the English placement test).
        • Be in good academic standing at UMUC (not on academic
        warning or probation).
        • Have submitted all transcripts, exam scores, and military
        occupational specialty (MOS) scores to the Registrar’s Office
        for an official evaluation of transfer credit.

        Enrollment in EXCL 301 Learning Analysis and Planning is
        required. In this 3-credit course, the student prepares a portfolio
        describing and documenting college-level learning gained from
        past experiences. Because EXCL 301 is a demanding and complex
        course, part-time students should not register for more
        than one other course during the term in which they are
        enrolled in EXCL 301. After receiving credit for EXCL 301,
        students may not enroll in the class again.
        EXCL 301 is graded on an S/D/F basis (explained on p. 235).
        If the quality of work in the portfolio merits a grade of C or
        higher, a grade of S is awarded and the portfolio is forwarded
        for credit evaluation. Faculty members from the appropriate disciplines
        assess the portfolio and recommend whether to award
        credits. Credit earned as a result of portfolio evaluation also
        earns a grade of S. The S grade is not computed in the grade
        point average and is not applicable toward honors.
        Experiential-learning credits may be awarded at both the upper
        and lower levels. Although a maximum of 30 credits may be
        earned through EXCEL, the average award is between 15 and
        18 credits. These credits are considered UMUC resident credit.
        However, they do not fulfill requirements for graded coursework
        and so may not exceed half the total credits for a major, minor,
        or certificate.
        Credit for EXCL 301 is charged at the current tuition rate. Fees are
        also charged for enrollment in the program, portfolio evaluation,
        any additional evaluations, and credits awarded. Golden ID students
        and those receiving financial aid must pay all EXCEL fees.
        Students should carefully review the requirements, rules, and
        procedures for EXCEL. More information may be obtained
        at www.umuc.edu/priorlearning or by calling 800-888-UMUC,


        Believe them when they tell you this is intense. My portfolio was about 200 pages by the time I was done. But by enrolling on EXCEL 301, they walk you through the whole process.

        The benefit here is that the credits you earn through EXCEL 301 are essentially free. You only pay a fee to transfer them in, instead of full tuition.
        PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

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        • #5
          Colorado State University program

          Check out Colorado State University's online program for a Bachelor's of Science in Fire and Emergency Services Administration. Here is a clip from the program's website:

          "The FESA program is a 2+2 degree completion program designed for students who have completed 60 semester hours of transferable college credit with a GPA of 2.0 or better. Although this program works particularly well for students who have completed an associate degree in fire science or a related emergency services field, an associate’s degree is not required for admittance to the program. Prior transcripts are evaluated to determine academic status in relation to satisfying degree program requirements, including general education courses equivalent to CSU core curriculum and all prerequisites for junior and senior level work."

          http://www.learn.colostate.edu/degrees/fesa.asp
          Good luck!

          Mary Sovick

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          • #6
            Thanks for all the quick commnets, turns out that Red Rocks (Local CC) has what I need!
            There is Life outside the Firehouse!

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            • #7
              degree

              Try Columbia Southern University...100% online, BS in Fire Science....I'm currently enrolled...thought the Fire Behavior would be easy...surprise,,,,it's not...
              They accepted my aa in fire science and additional credits
              Captain John C. Shearer
              Hialeah Fire Dept.

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              • #8
                I would be careful with CSU! (Columbia Southern)I was enrolled for a while and found the program lacking. The professors offered little help and seemed to care less if you had any questions or concerns. If all you are looking for is a degree…..Go with CSU. If you want an education… look somewhere else.

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                • #9
                  [QUOTE=wakehead;770927]OK, I have searched the treads, but did not get the info I was looking for...

                  I am looking to complete my Fire Science Degree Online... I am 4-6 classes from completion based on 55 credit program from a comunity college in Fla. we have moved to Colorado and I am not able to get out to a college to finish, I am intrested in finishing online......

                  I have over 90 total credits(mostly Fire and EMS..such as FFII, HM Tech, Driver, Medic, EMT, LifeGuard etc, etc..) , and 13 year of possible life credits???

                  Can I get some suggestions????


                  I have a call in to Kieser College so far!![/QUOTE hey you may want to try St petersberg college Kieser college is A little over 3 grand per semester,some one i work with is doing the fire officer at St petersberg and states its straight forward.

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                  • #10
                    I believe the University of Cinncinati and the University of Memphis offer this program

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                    • #11
                      Eastern Kentucky

                      EKU just put their Fire Science BS program online, in an accelerated program.

                      I am currently in the masters program and went on campus for my undergrad, so I would highly recommend them. It is affordable and the instructors are great.

                      -CGP

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                      • #12
                        i take it your up in the Denver area. Red Rocks is a good place to go! they are about all i know of in your area that is worth your time, without the extensive travel.

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                        • #13
                          I am currently at student in Keiser University's online Fire Science program. They will give a scholarship if you are qualified. I believe its for having firefighter 1.

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                          • #14
                            Eastern Oregon University has a great fire degree online.

                            Eastern Oregon University has a great fire degree online. They have no out of state tuition and they are a state university. You may try them at http://www.eou.edu/dde/Degrees/FSA.htm
                            Les



                            Originally posted by wakehead View Post
                            OK, I have searched the treads, but did not get the info I was looking for...

                            I am looking to complete my Fire Science Degree Online... I am 4-6 classes from completion based on 55 credit program from a comunity college in Fla. we have moved to Colorado and I am not able to get out to a college to finish, I am intrested in finishing online......

                            I have over 90 total credits(mostly Fire and EMS..such as FFII, HM Tech, Driver, Medic, EMT, LifeGuard etc, etc..) , and 13 year of possible life credits???

                            Can I get some suggestions????


                            I have a call in to Kieser College so far!!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              i am currently a student with Columbia Southern University. whats wrong with them?? just want to make sure because i dont want to spend a lot of maney and time for nothing
                              2009 Warren County Firefighter of the Year

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