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    FEMA is offering about 55 classes that you can take online for FREE. Of these approx. 35 are worth college credit. I need to review the process on their website again but once the exam is completed you can have the emailed FEMA certificate sent to a this college that is affiliated with FEMA. Open an account with the college and then have that college forward a transcript to your college. From the courses I saw most should be easily accepted as electives.

  • #2
    Holy schniekies! That's nuts! I was studying for the accounting CLEP since I need five more elective credits, but heck, these are FREE, open book, and accepted at TESC??? My word.

    Great post!!!
    TESC alum: BA in Liberal Studies, '06. BSBA in Accounting, '11, but now I'm an engineer. Go figure.

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    • #3
      Fema & Tesc

      Look in the moderated Discussion board on the TESC website for more info on which courses are accepted at TESC and which are easy ones to take. Just run a search using FEMA. The college (a real college and accredited) that is associated with FEMA charges a modest fee for their transcript service. The FEMA courses and tests are taken online at HOME. Unfortunately, the courses are only worth 1 credit each. but HECK, for electives requirements, from HOME and for FREE....
      Last edited by Frank; 04-20-2006, 01:18 PM.

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      • #4
        Oh, I forgot to mention that most FEMA courses can be knocked out in a day or less!!! Except for the courses dealing topography, they are not so easy......Did I forget to mention that most of these courses are stupid easy.
        Last edited by Frank; 04-20-2006, 01:17 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Frank
          FEMA is offering about 55 classes that you can take online for FREE. Of these approx. 35 are worth college credit. I need to review the process on their website again but once the exam is completed you can have the emailed FEMA certificate sent to a this college that is affiliated with FEMA. Open an account with the college and then have that college forward a transcript to your college. From the courses I saw most should be easily accepted as electives.
          Post the website so all of us can review it please........
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          • #6
            Oh yeah, that might be a good idea. Hehe. Found it on Google rather quickly, but here's the link:

            http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/crslist.asp
            TESC alum: BA in Liberal Studies, '06. BSBA in Accounting, '11, but now I'm an engineer. Go figure.

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            • #7
              Here's some more info that may be germane about the FEMA courses:

              http://www.tesc.edu/phorum/read.php?f=7&i=9089&t=9083

              http://forums.degreeinfo.com/showthr...highlight=fema

              Basically, it looks like you can take your courses, then have FEMA send the transcript to TESC. TESC will then record these as CR (credit) just the same as CLEPs and Dantes tests. There are others that can count toward your degree at TESC, but only if they are processed through the other community college. But several (up to 25 some have said), can count straight toward your degree.

              I only need five more general elective credits, which I was planning to take via the Accounting CLEP (worth six). But now, I figure I'll just go ahead and take five of these for free rather than shelling out the $70 for the CLEP. Free is better than cheap.
              Last edited by sirjake; 04-20-2006, 02:34 PM.
              TESC alum: BA in Liberal Studies, '06. BSBA in Accounting, '11, but now I'm an engineer. Go figure.

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              • #8
                Course Materials As Supplied By??

                First Of All Thanks For This Posting. Secondly, The Course Materials Required To Study For And Pass Thes Tests Come From Where? Thirdly, Am I To Understand Taht These Course Exams Can Be Completed Onlone Or Via Paper And Sent In ...no Proctoring Needed? Thanks Again!
                Ron Bowman..Tx.
                LIBERAL ARTS MAJOR
                ATTENDING T.E.S.C.
                27 CLEP AND DANTES COMPLETED COURSES AND 12 F.E.M.A.

                ONE CLASS TO GO AND I'LL BE DONE. ASTRONOMY IS ALL THAT'S LEFT AND CAP AND GOWN HERE I COME !!

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                • #9
                  Does anyone know if Excelsior will take these for credit?
                  Hi, I'm Robert
                  58.33 Traditional classroom credits
                  6 CLEP credits so far...Scores:
                  Info Sys & Comp. Applications-63
                  Intro to Sociology-70
                  Going for either BA in History or BS in General Business (or both) from Excelsior

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rjc311
                    Does anyone know if Excelsior will take these for credit?
                    rjc,

                    Excelsior will not accept the credits in their raw form (direct from FEMA). However, if you get them transcripted by a regionally accredited college, Excelsior will accept the credits for transfer.

                    Once you have passed the FEMA exams, you can get them translated into actual college credit by paying $65 per credit to Frederick Community College (Maryland).

                    Somebody also documented their experience with placing the credits in a TESC Credit Banking account for, I think, $250 for upto 60 credits. Excelsior accepted all 30+ of his FEMA credits.

                    Obviously, it works out cheaper to go through TESC Credit Bank rather than paying $65 per credit at FCC.

                    The person I am talking about, did this in August of last year. Obviously, you will want to get this confirmed directly by Excelsior before you go and spend $250 for a credit bank account at TESC or pay $65 per credit at FCC.

                    Anybody who is currently enrolled could get this confirmed by their advisor and then report back here what they find out.

                    I for one would certainly like to know for sure. I have 12 (raw) FEMA credits under my belt, but am reluctant to pay anything until I get confirmation from Excelsior that they will accept them from a TESC Credit Bank account. However, I am not currently enrolled and so I cannot speak with an advisor.

                    Hope that helps,
                    Snazzlefrag
                    My name is Rob
                    _____________________________________
                    Exams/Courses Passed (43):
                    - Courses (4): 1 Excelsior, 1 CSU-Pueblo, 2 Penn Foster.
                    - Exams (39): 24 DSST, 15 CLEP.

                    Total Credits: 142 (12 not used).
                    GPA: 4.0

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by snazzlefrag
                      rjc,
                      Anybody who is currently enrolled could get this confirmed by their advisor and then report back here what they find out.

                      I for one would certainly like to know for sure. I have 12 (raw) FEMA credits under my belt, but am reluctant to pay anything until I get confirmation from Excelsior that they will accept them from a TESC Credit Bank account. However, I am not currently enrolled and so I cannot speak with an advisor.

                      Hope that helps,
                      Snazzlefrag
                      I sent an e-mail to the Excelsior Business Advisement Team, asking if they accept these credits, whether they'll accept TESC credit bank, and how I could apply this to my BS in General Business degree (as a concentration or second degree). I'll post when I get a response.
                      Ana
                      96 credits completed (93 by exam)
                      BS in General Business, Excelsior College (33 credits remaining)
                      Next exams: DSST Statistics, DSST Business Law 2
                      Recently taken: DSST Drug/Alcohol (61), CLEP French (63), ECE Gerontology (B ), DSST MIS (65), DSST Counseling (54), DSST Ethics (63)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by anar579
                        I sent an e-mail to the Excelsior Business Advisement Team, asking if they accept these credits, whether they'll accept TESC credit bank, and how I could apply this to my BS in General Business degree (as a concentration or second degree). I'll post when I get a response.
                        Thanks Anar,

                        That would be very helpful!
                        Snazzlefrag
                        My name is Rob
                        _____________________________________
                        Exams/Courses Passed (43):
                        - Courses (4): 1 Excelsior, 1 CSU-Pueblo, 2 Penn Foster.
                        - Exams (39): 24 DSST, 15 CLEP.

                        Total Credits: 142 (12 not used).
                        GPA: 4.0

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by snazzlefrag
                          Thanks Anar,

                          That would be very helpful!
                          Snazzlefrag
                          Still haven't heard where the course materials come from?
                          Ron Bowman..Tx.
                          LIBERAL ARTS MAJOR
                          ATTENDING T.E.S.C.
                          27 CLEP AND DANTES COMPLETED COURSES AND 12 F.E.M.A.

                          ONE CLASS TO GO AND I'LL BE DONE. ASTRONOMY IS ALL THAT'S LEFT AND CAP AND GOWN HERE I COME !!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RBOWMAN
                            Still haven't heard where the course materials come from?
                            The course material is on the site. Fema provides it in PDF and Word format (Word on at least some of them). You can answer all questions on the final exam (that I've seen so far) from the material associated with that particular course.
                            TESC alum: BA in Liberal Studies, '06. BSBA in Accounting, '11, but now I'm an engineer. Go figure.

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                            • #15
                              It also seems you can take the exam online, which is great. You just have all the materials to read and then the answer sheet to take the final exam. No middle man! I wish we could take our other exams this way, hehehe. We'd all score 80's.
                              Ana
                              96 credits completed (93 by exam)
                              BS in General Business, Excelsior College (33 credits remaining)
                              Next exams: DSST Statistics, DSST Business Law 2
                              Recently taken: DSST Drug/Alcohol (61), CLEP French (63), ECE Gerontology (B ), DSST MIS (65), DSST Counseling (54), DSST Ethics (63)

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