On June 20, 2016, East Georgia State College and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College signed an articulation agreement for the Fire and Emergency Services Administration program. This agreement will allow students to transfer credits between these two institutions, continue the educational process toward the completion of an approved degree program and to minimize or avoid the loss of credit previously earned by a student who transfers to another institution.
Students earning credits at WGTC’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science Technology who are accepted for the Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration (FESA) at EGSC will find that the transition will be much easier due to this agreement.
“We are excited about the impact that this agreement will have on the growth of our program at EGSC, and on the growth of the fire service as a profession,” said Beverley Walker, Director of the FESA Program at EGSC.
The FESA Program at EGSC began in Spring of 2016 and offers online classes to provide upper level courses. The program is designed to create a career pathway for firefighters, emergency services personnel, and others interested in public affairs management. Fire service, emergency service, disaster preparedness and public management courses are blended into a vibrant and exciting degree program that will advance students’ knowledge and professional expertise. The online schedule serves to meet the complex schedule demands of emergency service and aspiring public management professionals. No other bachelor’s program in Georgia offers such a unique combination of vital coursework in fire and emergency services administration, public management, organizational behavior and professional development.
East Georgia State College is the only Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) approved college in the state.
“The signing of this articulation agreement begins a great partnership that will benefit two fine institutions, but more importantly, it will help our students as they progress academically and professionally. There is clearly much to celebrate,” said Dr. Lee Cheek, Dean of the School of Social Sciences at EGSC.
“This articulation agreement will provide a wonderful opportunity for Wiregrass students in our Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science Technology to transfer credits hours into their Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration,” shared Dr. Shawn Utley, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. “This will allow current students and graduates of our Fire Science programs to further their education in their field.”
For more information on EGSC’s Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration, visit www.ega.edu/fesa.