Under the agreement, Northwestern State will grant 18 hours of college credit for the Certified Safety & Health Official program and 25 hours of college credit for the EMT-Paramedic certification program toward a Bachelor of Science in Unified Public Safety Administration. The degree program is available online.
“This agreement opens up new opportunities for students in the Texas Engineering Extension Service,” said Joe Morris, head of the Department of Criminal Justice, History and Social Sciences at Northwestern State. “Students will be able to take classes that apply toward a degree while working full-time.”
Students who live outside Louisiana and take Internet classes at Northwestern State do not pay out-of-state fees.
“This is yet another option for our students to earn college credit for training they completed at TEEX,” said Mark Posada, TEEX Manager of Education and Training Initiatives. “We’re seeing that more and more job openings require that the applicants have college credit on their resume in order to apply. This arrangement not only allows our students to qualify for those positions, but it also grants them the flexibility to work toward a bachelor's degree from a quality institution on a timeline that works best for them.”
Information on the Unified Public Safety Administration program is available at criminaljustice.nsula.edu/bachelor-of-science-degree-upsa.