This certificate program is highly flexible and allows you to fit the courses into your schedule. You can complete the required courses in the order that best suits your needs. The certificate can be completed in three semesters, but will vary based on the number of credits completed each semester.
Coursework explores key areas such as management and administration, public policy, and emergency management. To earn this FESA certificate of completion, you complete four required courses plus an additional elective course of your choice for a total of 15 credits. You can repeat courses if necessary, and you do not need to take summer courses in this program.
Electives (select one course – 3 credits required)
Admission to the University is not required to earn the Certificate of Completion in Fire and Emergency Services Administration. You can register for any course in the certificate program as long as you meet the course prerequisites. Prior CSU coursework can be applied toward this certificate, though transfer courses are not accepted.
The Learning Experience
Although this certificate offers flexibility, it still requires the same amount of work and time as an on-campus program. It is recommended to spend nine to twelve hours per week on a three-credit course. This will vary depending on your learning and studying style.
Your interactions with the faculty depend on the specific course, but online courses do provide you with online office hours and email contact information as well as discussion board postings. You also collaborate on projects and exchange ideas with fellow classmates through these same tools.