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    Hey Everyone,

    I'm a newbie here to the forum and have a quick question for you guys. I'm starting to fill out applications for departments that accept applications all year. On a current application I'm working on, you have to list colleges you have attended, degree earned, etc. I have attended a community college in a program that I really was not happy in, so I'm transferring to another college to do fire protection technology. Do you guys think It would be smart to put down my first college I attended, even though I never earned a degree there ?

    Thanks Austin
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    That's what it asks for, so yes, I would put it.

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    Yes and if needed explain during the interview

    Also looks good you are trying to advance yourself

    A lot of people are professional students!!!!

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    Sure, put it down. You earned college credit for your time. Put it down.
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    Thanks for the responses everyone !

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    Hey everyone,

    I was trying to find a post about education and this is the best one I could find. I am wondering how much departments look at education that isn't in the fire science category. I have a bachelors in business management and am wondering how much this will help me out when it comes to landing a career with a department. Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks.

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    Any college credits you completed ( especially if you got a degree ) should show that you can stay committed towards a goal and achieved it, which is a positive attribute. My advice would be to find a fire protection technology program at a community college near you ( or online ) and get your 2 year degree in it. Most of your Maths, Englishes and other classes would be out of the way. So you would probably cut your time in the program in half. Getting a degree like this is probably going to be a minimum requirement in a few years, and puts you in good standing to move up the ladder quicker. Not to mention it looks damn good come hiring time.

    Just my two cents,

    Austin

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