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    Question Colleges for Associates in Fire Science

    Hello Folks! I'm a new one here and am hunting for a decent and affordable college for fire science. Any reccommendations? I know there's only a few that offer the bachelor's degree in this art, but I figured I'd start with an associate's. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ben

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    Where do you live, if your in the Minnesota area Hennepin Tech. has a Fire Science program (AAS) and the teachers there are great.

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    Where are you located? NC Has several Community Colleges that have programs in Fire Protection. Fairly affordable price too.
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    A good one to check out in the Georgia area is West Georgia Technical College, website is www.westgatech.edu.

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    In Florida :www.pjc.edu Pensacola Junior College

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    Most colleges offer a fire science program but you must make sure it is from an accredited school. I am an arson investigator and I have taken many courses that help me throughout my career. Check that your school does offer this as this is to be important. The last thing you want is to take a course and it not be accepted anywhere.

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    University of New Haven in CT has several fire science programs and is highly recommended! The university has some great professors!

    http://www.newhaven.edu/psps/undergraduate.html

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    Default Pikes Peak Community College

    Try Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado. 2 year degree with prior learning credit option. For all of those with tons of classes and training it seems like a good way to go. I belive all classes are available on line.

    Anyone out there have experience with this college/degree program?

    I'm considering enrolling, but haven't made the jump yet.

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    Suffolk County Community College (NY) had a program, they may still do...

    Also I'll second Uni. of New Haven -- www.newhaven.edu
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    vincennes university in vincennes indiana

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    Default University of New Haven

    I went there. Great school. BAchelors and associates in fire administration, arson investigation, fire protection engineering. Great teachers as well. If anyone needs info about it, just ask!

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    Eastern Kentucky University offers an Associates and Bachelors in Fire Science.

    Cincinnati State also has an associate program.

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    Try this link:

    http://www.nvcc.edu/home/mward/hmtl%...%20degrees.htm

    Describes the three flavors of undergraduate degrees, with links to dozens of programs.

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    Louisiana State University at Eunice. Class of 83. Was a good program, not sure now. Check out www.LSUE.edu

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    Default Keiser College

    I got my associates Degree in Fire Science 100% online from Keiser College in Florida. Good Program Check it out.
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    University of Maryland University College

    Try www.umuc.edu

    I know they have a Fire science BS degree, possibly an associates. Plus, its all online

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    Delgado community college in New Orleans has the associates, if you could stand living here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain36 View Post
    Try Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado. 2 year degree with prior learning credit option. For all of those with tons of classes and training it seems like a good way to go. I belive all classes are available on line.

    Anyone out there have experience with this college/degree program?

    I'm considering enrolling, but haven't made the jump yet.
    I am enrolled in Pikes peak and really like it

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    Kalamazoo Valley Community College....Kalamazoo, Michigan. KVCC offers the AAS degree and is currently researching the Bach. degree as a distance learning site for Lake Superior State University. I am in the AAS program and it is run by highly knowledgeable fire service personnel. Most of them currently active in their departments. Check them out if you get a chance.... www.kvcc.edu

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    I'm enrolled in Pikes Peak. It's all been online and I've done general studies classes as well as fire science classes through them. Overall I have liked the program and have learned alot. Important to remember though you get out of it what you put into it just like any other college.

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    Default KVCC Fire Science Program

    Like SKcfa1523 pointed out about KVCC's Fire Science Program in Kalamazoo Michigan, it is one of the areas more popular institutions to receive your degree in fire science.

    A few years ago, they revamped the program to make it more marketable for those who wanted to have a career in the fire service or for those already active to seek out their degree.

    The current program is setup so that if you have your Firefighter I & II (State of Michigan) and your EMT Basic then you have 1/2 the total credits for the degree.

    Nice to have 32 credits disappear with those two certifications. The fire academy is held at our Firehouse # 2 which is a partnership with Oshtemo Fire Department and KVCC.

    I am one of the instructors for the academy and I will say that the students have an excellent program ahead of them.
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    Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania offers a fire science program.

    www.bucks.edu

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    Default Keiser Degree

    Quote Originally Posted by kbadler View Post
    I got my associates Degree in Fire Science 100% online from Keiser College in Florida. Good Program Check it out.
    www.KeiserCollege.edu
    Hello Sir, I have a few questions about this program. I am in my second week at Keiser and enjoying it. I was wondering do or did you recieve credit for any fire science course you have taken previously? IS IT ACCREDITED? Also about how long did it take you to complete the program? Thanks for your time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tydavis View Post
    Hello Sir, I have a few questions about this program. I am in my second week at Keiser and enjoying it. I was wondering do or did you recieve credit for any fire science course you have taken previously? IS IT ACCREDITED?
    You are enrolled, taking classes, and are now looking to see if the school is accredited??? The admissions office should have already evaluated any previous college level classes and awarded credit, if any.
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