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    Question Kaplan University for Online BS?

    Have any of you had any experience with Kaplan University's online program for a B.S. in Fire Science?

    I've taken a few classes at my local Community College but they keep cancelling b/c of low enrollment or not offering what I need/want for night classes. I am torn between staying and struggling towards my A.A. locally or a B.S. online with not much more time to complete. I already have a Bachelor's and Master's in unrelated fields so Kaplan would count a bunch of my previous courses totalling about 90 credits.

    If it's just as good to have a hand full of classes and more EMT type experience then I could just go that cheaper route. I'm trying to find a compatible local EMT school so I can start working part time in that field. Not sure if I would be able to properly devote myself to a fast passed online or 3 days a week night program if I'm trying to work full time and part time.

    Thoughts on Kaplan?
    Thoughts on work (active duty) + work (emt) versus work + school for a hopefull future firefighter's resume?

    Thanks! Noob.

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    I have taken classes at Kaplan and have had bad expeiriences with the financial aid dept. there program is new and part of the criminal justice program. If you are looking for a really good college then take a look at the program eku has. BS in Fire and safety Engineering with a consitration on administration

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    Go to www.ed.gov and make sure that they are appropriately accredited.

    Some of these online colleges are just diploma mills. Some have names so close to the real thing that you think it is one college and it is actually another.

    If you can get FAFSA for Kaplan than it should be accredited.

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    I'm not sure about FAFSA, but they will take my GI Bill.

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    If you want online BS... just read LAFireEducator's and Scarecrow's posts!
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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    Not that type of BS Gonzo

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    ahhhhhhhhhhh gonzo ... never pass up an opportunity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    ahhhhhhhhhhh gonzo ... never pass up an opportunity!
    Would you expect anything less?
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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