Free online "Credit Bearing" courses

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  1. Dr. Gina

    Dr. Gina New Member

    I know that there is already a sticky on this topic, but I thought I might help to seperate out the "credit bearing" from the "non-credit bearing courses", whereas one can actually earn college credit.


    Just a thought...
     
  2. soupbone

    soupbone Active Member

    Well I'll start the thread off. These are the ones I know of first hand:

    1. FEMA Independent Study Courses Well I received 17 hours for around 34 of these courses from Mountain State University I also know from Pugbelly that TESC (Thomas Edison State College) will take them as well.

    2. NFA National Fire Academy has two courses that are ACE Evaluated. Those courses are Fire Service Supervision (Q318)
    and Self-Study Course for Community Safety Educators (Q118). Now Pugbelly said that Emergency Response to Terrorism (Q534) is worth credit at TESC as well. Q318 and Q118 are ACE evaluated so you shouldn't have problems having them counted as lower level credit at most RA (regionally accredited) schools.

    3. Last on my short list is The Backup Training Corporation. They offer courses HERE that can be used for 17 hours credit at North Idaho College by having the courses trascripted HERE. Now some of these courses are offered to only law enforcement but they do offer 7 hours for civilians from North Idaho with the courses listed HERE and HERE.


    Hope this starts a good sticky thread. :)
     
  3. MichaelGates

    MichaelGates Member

    Those connected with the Armed Forces, Civil Air Patrol and Coast Guard Auxiliary can get courses for free from sources such as the Marine Corps Institute, the Coast Guard Institute and the Air Force Institute (AFIADL). Most, but not all the courses are American Council on Education recommended for college credit.

    Organization and who may uisually enroll

    Marine Corps Institute
    -Armed Forces
    -State Defense Forces

    Coast Guard Instititue
    -Armed Forces
    -Coast Guard Auxiliary

    Air Force Institute
    -Armed Forces
    -Civil Air Patrol
     
  4. MichaelGates

    MichaelGates Member

    Texas Engineering Extension Service

    The TEEX WMD Terrorism Incident Defensive Operations for Emergency Responders coursee is offer around the country for free over three days and gives two college credits. I do not see this courses listed in the near future, but it might we worth watching. You could talk you local fire department or emergency management agency into contacting TEEX and asking to host the course. No cost usually to those hosting. There are other free courses around the country, but they do not offer credit.

    PER212
    http://www.teex.com/teex.cfm?pageid=training&area=teex&templateid=14&Division=ESTI&Course=PER212

    http://www.teex.com/teex.cfm?pageid=agency&area=teex&templateid=1155

    American Council on Education

    32. WMD Terrorism Incident Defensive Operations for Emergency Responders (National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center) TEEX-0005

    WMD Terrorism Incident Defensive Operations for Emergency Responders (National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center)
    ACE Transcript Data: TEEX-0005
    Organization: Texas Engineering Extension Service
    Location: Various locations throughout the United States.
    Length: 24 hours (3 days).
    Dates: January 2003 – Present

    Description: 24 hours (3 days). Student will be able to analyze a hazardous materials incident to determine the magnitude of the problem in terms of outcomes; develop an initial defensive response plan within the capabilities and competencies of available personnel, personal protective equipment, and control equipment; implement the planned response to favorably change the outcomes consistent with the local emergency response plan and the organization's standard operating procedures; and evaluate the progress of the actions taken to ensure that the response objectives are being met safely, effectively, and efficiently.

    Objective: To provide knowledge and skills to those who respond to potential terrorist incidents involving weapons of mass destruction as required for certification at the Operations level as delineated in chapter 5 of the National Fire Protection Association 472: Standards for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents, Operations Level, 2002, standard.

    Learning Outcome: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze a hazardous materials incident to determine the magnitude of the problem in terms of outcomes; develop an initial defensive response plan within the capabilities and competencies of available personnel, personal protective equipment, and control equipment; implement the planned response to favorably change the outcomes consistent with the local emergency response plan and the organization's standard operating procedures; and evaluate the progress of the actions taken to ensure that the response objectives are being met safely, effectively, and efficiently.
    Instruction: Major topics covered in the course are: predicting hazardous material behavior; chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials; health hazards; the need, purpose and benefits of an incident management system; survey and detection equipment used at a WMD scene; analyzing the WMD incident; container recognition, placards and labels; personal protective equipment; operations level defensive strategies; and emergency and mass decontamination procedures. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, individual activities, observation, oral reports, written assignments, reports, journals, and a comprehensive final examination.
    Credit Recommendation: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Emergency Management, Hazardous Materials, or Criminal Justice (7/03).

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    Been there, done this.
     
  5. ultravista

    ultravista New Member

    Let's keep this thread going .. any updates?
     
  6. ultravista

    ultravista New Member

    TESC accepts 18 FEMA credits towards a BSBA degree. Will NFA courses count as gen electives or would these fall into the same category as the 18 FEMA.

    I don't want to waste my time if they cannot be counted towards the BSBA.

    Anyone know?
     

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