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ELC for Fire Students

Experiential Learning Credit
Fire Administration / Fire Prevention Technology

For firefighters with professional training seeking to reduce time-to-degree and tuition costs, the University College offers the conversion of successful NFPA certificate completion to Experiential Learning Credit (ELC) for degree articulation within University College's fire degree program.

NFPA Certification ELC Credit-Hours on
Academic Transcript
Firefighter 1 5 credit-hours
Firefighter II 4 credit-hours
Hazardous Materials Awareness .5 credit-hours
Hazardous Materials Operations 1.5 credit-hours
Driver Operator-Pumper 3 credit-hours
Fire Instructor I 3 credit-hours
Fire Officer I 3 credit-hours
Fire Officer II 3 credit-hours
Hazardous Materials Technician 2.5 credit-hours
Fire Inspector I 3 credit-hours
Fire Investigator 2.5 credit-hours
Fire Instructor II 2 credit-hours

Students interested in obtaining Experiential Learning Credit for successful NFPA certificate completion should refer to the ELC Orientation* for instructions to submit documentation needed to receive academic credit. *If using Internet Explorer, please choose the "save" option and then open the Powerpoint presentation.

Students interested in obtaining ELC for work-life experiences other than NFPA certificate completion are encouraged to submit additional material for review.  Instructions for submissions are available on the ELC homepage.

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