Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By cooperalex2004

Thread: TESC FEMA and Capstone questions

  1. #1
    supermom is offline Squire
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    35

    Default TESC FEMA and Capstone questions

    My teenage son has spent the last year testing out of courses required for his Social Sciences degree plan at TESC. Now they have added the LA Capstone and it has thrown me for a loop because I never planned on him taking a course at TESC. Could you tell me how to go about taking this course? We enroll and take it online? How long does it take? Can he go at his own pace or does he have to watch a daily course? Does this count as 3 credits of the required upper level courses in his area of study, so we can go ahead and remove one upper level test off his list?

    Our original plan was to not apply or enroll at the college until he had all 120 hours. Now that he has to have the capstone, should we apply earlier. If we apply, they will then go over everything on his transcript and guide us through the rest of the road, right?

    My other question, I saw a July list of FEMA credits accepted at TESC. There were 32 credits listed. Can we use them for all 27 of his upper level free electives?

    Thank you!

  2. #2
    cooperalex2004 is online now Count / Countess
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    631

    Default

    The capstone is just any other course, it takes three months to complete. It does count toward the area of study. The info on the course can be found here:
    LIB-495-OL

    It has required books (according to that syllabus) and is based around a single paper that needs to be written. It will be the same as other courses in that it is three credits and will charge you tuition for it. You can take it any month of the year so once he is ready then you can enroll in it. Read the link above it should answer your questions. Once you enroll they will guide you through the rest. The capstone does provide one very important thing, it gives you a GPA course. If you test out of the whole degree then you'd receive a GPA of N/A. This should help for employment and for future education (like a masters).

    On the FEMA credits, I'm not sure what you mean by "27 upper level free electives". The Social Sciences degree (Thomas Edison State College: Social Sciences) requires an area of study, the capstone (included in the area of study), and then does require 27 free electives. The FEMA credits would satisfy the free electives (all of them), but please don't plan on them counting toward the upper level credits needed for the degree (I think only a few are upper level anyway). He will still need 18 upper level credits for the area of study (three of which come from the capstone).
    Normandale Community College - Bloomington, MN
    Certificates in Management and Human Resources Management - August 2011
    Certificate in Marketing Management - May 2012
    AA - Liberal Ed with Accounting & Mass Communication Emphases - May 2012 - Honors Graduate
    Thomas Edison State College
    AAS - Environmental, Safety, and Security Technologies - September 2012
    BA - Communications - December 2012 - Arnold Fletcher Award
    Concordia University - Saint Paul, MN
    MA - Strategic Communication Management (in progress for Dec 2014 completion)

    My completed "non-traditional" credits include 27 credits from CLEP, 30 credits from DSST, 6 credits from ALEKS, 19 credits from FEMA courses including PDS, 3 credits from NFA courses, 10 credits from ACE Workplace Training, 3 credits from a TESC TECEP exam, and 3 credits from a TESC PLA course.

  3. #3
    supermom is offline Squire
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    35

    Default

    We do have 18 hours of upper level courses for his area of study down. I just meant the electives listed after the "area of study" on the credit distribution list they provide. They list 18 general education electives under General Ed Requirements and 27 Free Electives under Area of Study. So can FEMA credits go to Free Electives only or can they go to General Education Electives, too?

  4. #4
    cooperalex2004 is online now Count / Countess
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    631

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by supermom View Post
    We do have 18 hours of upper level courses for his area of study down. I just meant the electives listed after the "area of study" on the credit distribution list they provide. They list 18 general education electives under General Ed Requirements and 27 Free Electives under Area of Study. So can FEMA credits go to Free Electives only or can they go to General Education Electives, too?
    FEMA credits will only fit in free electives (outside of the AAS in Environmental, Safety, and Security Technologies or the Bachelor's in Homeland Security).
    Normandale Community College - Bloomington, MN
    Certificates in Management and Human Resources Management - August 2011
    Certificate in Marketing Management - May 2012
    AA - Liberal Ed with Accounting & Mass Communication Emphases - May 2012 - Honors Graduate
    Thomas Edison State College
    AAS - Environmental, Safety, and Security Technologies - September 2012
    BA - Communications - December 2012 - Arnold Fletcher Award
    Concordia University - Saint Paul, MN
    MA - Strategic Communication Management (in progress for Dec 2014 completion)

    My completed "non-traditional" credits include 27 credits from CLEP, 30 credits from DSST, 6 credits from ALEKS, 19 credits from FEMA courses including PDS, 3 credits from NFA courses, 10 credits from ACE Workplace Training, 3 credits from a TESC TECEP exam, and 3 credits from a TESC PLA course.

  5. #5
    supermom is offline Squire
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    35

    Default

    I was thinking that. Thank you for confirming. Can you tell me if these will pass for General Education Electives: West. Civ 1 and 2, Biology, and Social Sciences and History ? Those are what he has taken and we put them under General Education Electives. I hope that will work.

  6. #6
    supermom is offline Squire
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    35

    Default

    A better question........how do I know what they consider General Education Electives? Is it posted somewhere?

  7. #7
    NAP
    NAP is offline Emperor / Empress
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    2,798

    Default

    Gen Ed electives are anything that counts toward the Gen Ed categories - Humanities, Social Science, History, Natural Science, and Math. (Your choices look good.)
    AS in 2010 and BS in 2013 at Excelsior College - Transcripts and Costs

    Next Goal - Sharing Credit-by-Exam* & Graduate School!!!

    Resources Used - 20+ Exams Passed & General GRE

    Practice Tests - Available for CLEP and DSST

    * Link posted with permission from forum admin; thank you!

  8. #8
    cooperalex2004 is online now Count / Countess
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    631

    Default

    You might like the degree planning guide (http://www.tesc.edu/documents/Degree...book_12.09.pdf). It explains all of that and shows which subject areas are in general education areas. All of those exams you listed are general education areas, for that you need to look at the TESC website or the Catalog from whichever year you enroll. Here are the TESC equivalencies:


    CLEP - College-Level Exam Program
    DANTES
    NAP likes this.
    Normandale Community College - Bloomington, MN
    Certificates in Management and Human Resources Management - August 2011
    Certificate in Marketing Management - May 2012
    AA - Liberal Ed with Accounting & Mass Communication Emphases - May 2012 - Honors Graduate
    Thomas Edison State College
    AAS - Environmental, Safety, and Security Technologies - September 2012
    BA - Communications - December 2012 - Arnold Fletcher Award
    Concordia University - Saint Paul, MN
    MA - Strategic Communication Management (in progress for Dec 2014 completion)

    My completed "non-traditional" credits include 27 credits from CLEP, 30 credits from DSST, 6 credits from ALEKS, 19 credits from FEMA courses including PDS, 3 credits from NFA courses, 10 credits from ACE Workplace Training, 3 credits from a TESC TECEP exam, and 3 credits from a TESC PLA course.

  9. #9
    supermom is offline Squire
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    35

    Default

    Thank you cooperalax for all your help. I had not found that handbook yet, so that is helpful. I started a new thread with a very specific question, hoping to get a response from you or anyone else who definitely knows if the capstone counts as one of the required upper level courses my son needs in his area of study.

  10. #10
    LaterBloomer's Avatar
    LaterBloomer is offline Duke / Duchess
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Washington Metropolitan Area
    Posts
    981

    Default

    Also, there are alternatives to TESC's capstone for the BSBA unless I've completely misunderstood other posts. A course from Penn Foster, and one of TESC's own exams could cover it. Both would, I think, cost less. Good luck.
    CLEP: Col. Comp., Hum., Math., A&I, Am. Gvt., Soc. Sci. and Hist., Prin. of Mgmt., Nat. Sci. Prin. of Mkting.DSST: Intro. to Comp., Intro. to Wor. Rel., Ethics in Am., Intro. to Bus., Prin. of Sup., Bus. Ethics., MIS, Money & Banking (That's right, I passed it!)Courses from B&M: Bus. Com.; Elem. Speech Com., Intro. to Psy., Intro. to Bus. and Mgmt, Trans. Math. Macro- & Microecon., Prin. of Acct. 1 & 2, Phil. of West 1., Appl. Bus. Math, Bus. Law Penn Foster: Train. Con., Fin.l Mgmt., Con. Beh., Comp. Mgmt., and Lab. Rel.

    Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8