Should I pursue the FESA certificate or the undergraduate degree completion?
This certificate is ideal for you if you are not in a position to pursue a bachelor's degree, you already have a bachelor's degree, or you want to acquire transferable college credit for later application towards a bachelor's degree in fire and emergency services administration at CSU or another institution. If you want to get your education started by completing the certificate, you can then apply those courses towards the fire and emergency services administration undergraduate degree completion program.
How will I benefit from receiving this certificate?
The FESA certificate builds on your basic fire and emergency skills and experience and provides you with additional training to help you to take your career to the next level. You will be able to apply the knowledge you gain immediately to your career.
Will this certificate help me find a better job or receive a raise or promotion?
You will receive advanced skill sets in management, policy, and legal areas of the fire and emergency services field. This increased understanding of the administrative aspects of fire and emergency services will help you move up in the ranks and increase your marketability for a new job or promotion.
Do I need previous coursework or experience for this certificate?
No, you do not need to have completed any specific coursework or had previous experience to complete this certificate.
How much time will I need to dedicate weekly to my studies?
The amount of time you will spend weekly will depend on the amount of coursework you commit to each semester as well as your learning and studying style. It is recommended that you spend nine to twelve hours per week on a three-credit course.