FEMA course to college creidts ?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by MGKRILL, Jul 14, 2006.

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  1. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it looks like they won't take any Ashworth credits at the moment. So, Penn Foster might be a better option. I was hoping to take an AS Psych program in order to knock out lower-level Psych credits needed for a Bachelor's in Psych from Excelsior. But it looks like that part of the plan is up in smoke now, because Penn Foster does't have a Psych program.

    I'm not sure that an AAB from Ashford and another Associates in say Business Management or Human Resources Management from Penn Foster, will take care of all of my lower-level requirements for a Bachelors in Psych from Excelsior. I just figured that the combination of the AAB in Business and the AS in Psych would apply better covering more of the requirements...?
     
  2. sirrain

    sirrain New Member

    LearningAddict,
    I'm in the process of transferring fema credits fom a TESC credit bank into Excelsior.
    I just called the TESC registrar today to see if they had been sent (left a voice mail, will call again in the morning).
    When I enrolled at Excelsior, I asked the advisor if there would be a problem with these fema credits from TESC, he put me on hold for a few moments and when he came back, he said that they could work with them.
    So if you are not in a hurry to enroll, wait a couple of weeks and I'll confirm the process. I'm planning on using fema to cover 40% of my applied professional credits for my BS liberal studies. If they don't accept the credits, I'll finish up my AS degree at Excelsior and enroll in TESC for my BA/BS degree. Either way, I'm claiming those credits. I would imagine you could do the same. What is wrong with getting a BA in Psych at TESC if Excelsior doesn't accept the credits? (And if you are enrolled in TESC, you don't need to open the credit bank, saving yourself some $$$)

    Paul
     
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  3. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Nothing. Thomas Edison is a respected institution. However, since I live in New York State, having a degree conferred by the 'University of the State of New York' would help in terms of name familiarity with Employers.
     
  4. MichaelGates

    MichaelGates Member

    Some of the FEMA course credits obtained through TESC are upper level credits.

    Thomas Edison Course Descriptions
    http://www.tesc.edu/plasearch

    EDM 101 - IS001
    EDM 102 - IS002
    EDM 103 - IS007
    EDM 107 - IS230
    EDM 120 - IS120
    EDM 121 - IS324
    EDM 122 - IS288
    EDM 123 - IS195
    EDM 124 - IS275
    EDM 126 - IS208
    EDM 130 - IS279
    EDM 140 - IS393
    EDM 154 - IS005
    EDM 155 - IS346
    EDM 172 - IS301
    EDM 190 - IS008
    EDM 191 - IS010
    EDM 192 - IS011
    EDM 193 - IS111
    EDM 200 - IS292
    EDM 203 - IS139
    EDM 207 - IS240
    EDM 208 - IS241
    EDM 209 - IS242
    EDM 210 - IS244
    EDM 221 - IS630
    EDM 222 - IS600
    EDM 223 - IS015
    EDM 224 - IS235
    EDM 225 - IS631
    EDM 232 - IS386
    EDM 240 - IS009
    EDM 241 - IS394
    EDM 242 - IS271
    EDM 290 - IS632
    EDM 303 - IS513
    EDM 399 - IS003

    FIS 391 - Q118
    FIS 461 - Q318

    .
     
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  5. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    But an Excelsior College degree is no longer conferred by the University of the State of New York. It hasn't been for some years. It's a "member" of the University of the State of New York, but only in the sense that every public and private degree-granting institution in the state is; certainly, their degrees itself are not conferred by the university.
     
  6. ShotoJuku

    ShotoJuku New Member

    Don't confuse USNY with SUNY. The USNY does not confer degrees, it has no courses, faculty or classes. USNY serves as a educational governing body that oversees every school in NY. All colleges in NY are members of USNY. So, your degree is conferred upon you by the school itself and USNY only "blesses" it with their authority.
     
  7. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    (although it did, to Regents College program graduates, until Regents spun into an independent private college, now Excelsior.)
     
  8. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Yes, you guys are correct. I misspoke.

    My point is that the degree will be conferred by a member of the University of the State Of New York. This is ideal from a local name recognition standpoint.
     
  9. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    So, does this mean that if I take the Upper-level courses through FEMA and then transfer them to the TESC credit bank, they can be transferred to Excelsior and be recognized as upper-level credit there?
     
  10. MGKRILL

    MGKRILL New Member

    LearningAddict,

    I wouldn't count on the FEMA credit to be Upper Level. If you read MichaelGates old thread on this subject he recieved 2 upper level credits out of the 37 or so..
     
  11. MichaelGates

    MichaelGates Member

    These TESC FEMA courses are upper level credit.

    EDM 303 - IS513
    EDM 390 - Q534
    EDM 399 - IS003

    FIS 391 - Q118
    FIS 461 - Q318

    Excelsior transfered these for me as upper level credit.
     
  12. MGKRILL

    MGKRILL New Member

    Michael

    How much total uper level credit did you recieve from EC ?

    Where / How can you take the FIS courses as I do not see them in the list of FEMA Independent Study courses ???
     
  13. MichaelGates

    MichaelGates Member

  14. MGKRILL

    MGKRILL New Member

    LearningAddict,

    The bottom line is the Fema / USAF courses won't solve your Upper Level credit problem

    you'll get 2 upper level credits for the Fema courses and possibly 2 upper level credits for the USAF courses The USAF course where only evaluated by ACE for lower level credits
     
  15. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    By "USAF", you mean U.S. Armed Forces (or Air Force?), correct?

    I'm interested in the FEMA courses, but if there are other free credit courses, I'm all ears.

    The way I see it, getting any credit for free courses is a major plus. It will all help me get to my destination faster.

    I'm going to go with Penn Foster for the second degree. Ashworth is fine, but since Excelsior is only interested in DETC courses that have been ACE evaluated I can just make this transition smoother on myself by going with Penn Foster.

    Plus, Penn Foster holds graduation ceremonies twice a year according to their site, and it doesn't appear that Ashworth does.

    So the plan is: Ashford (AA in Business) - Penn Foster (AS in Business Management or Marketing) - FEMA - Excelsior (BS in Psych).

    ... I should be finished with everything by 2008, barring any catastrophe.
     
  16. bill947

    bill947 New Member


    It is good to hear thay you are planning to enroll at Penn Foster College.
    I'm an Alumnus of Penn Foster.
    At Penn Foster, you graduate as soon as you finish your four semester courses and pay your tution in full. Of course you can attend the graduation ceremony if you wish. They held mine in Pa, at Harrisburg, after our two week lab was completed.
    On the speed by which you finish your program, and of course, it is understood the faster you complete your semester courses and take your proctored exams the sooner you will finish, but there is usually a delay between semesters while you re-enroll for the next semester.
    I finished my ASTET in twenty-one months and that took some doing because the course content was very challenging.
    Bill
    ASTET, Penn Foster. ASEET Penn Foster (in progress fourth-semester)
     
  17. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the graduation ceremony was a big point of the decision for me. I know that it's ultimately about receiving the education and having it better your life in various way... BUT, being able to take part in a ceremony that signifies such a great step in ones life; being able to share it with others... that's a big deal.

    I'll be trying to transfer credits from my Ashford Associates over to Penn Foster, so that should cut my degree completion time in half with Penn Foster. I'm going to try and take the PF courses online as well, so that should keep time flowing reasonably. I guess I'm going to have to try to get High Speed internet somehow, since according to the Penn Foster site their online classes will only run on High Speed.
     
  18. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking of taking all of the FEMA courses... I think there are like 40... I wonder if I would be able to knock out a number of lower-level credits with these? I mean, I wonder if many of them would be accepted as lower-level credit?

    Every bit of credit Upper or Lower will help :)
     
  19. bceagles

    bceagles Member

    I'm in the BS Liberal Studies program at EC. I need some lower level arts and science credits. Would I be able to apply these FEMA courses as ART and Science credits at EC?
     
  20. ShotoJuku

    ShotoJuku New Member

    I know they can go into applied professional credits. Have you emailed the LAteam?
     

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