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Getting College Credit For Academy

Discussion in 'Law Enforcement Education & Training Questions' started by FutureBosnianOfficer, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. FutureBosnianOfficer

    FutureBosnianOfficer MassCops Member

    I know there is a post from 2014 that asks the same thing but it didn't really have any clear answers.

    Does anyone know if the Reserve/Intermittent academy can be used for college credit? My school said the Fire Academy was approved but no one ever tried to have the police academy approved as well.

    Thank you!
  2. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    because a VERY FEW colleges, pre-2004, were caught offering credit for questionable academic courses, leading to a big story in the Globe,
    If you're in a hurry.. go to Curry LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. MiamiVice

    MiamiVice MassCops Member

    Umass Amherst university without walls online bachelor's will.

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  4. MiamiVice

    MiamiVice MassCops Member

    I'm starting it in a few weeks

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  5. hogie1

    hogie1 New Member

    Try Columbia Southern University online. Feds will accept, but no good in Mass for Civil Service Promotional education/experience points because only national accreditation, not regional accreditation.
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  6. the42cop

    the42cop MassCops Member

    There are lots of regionally accredited online schools out there who do accept credits from the academy. I got my BA from American Military University (regionally accredited). It was a great experience, especially since all of the professors are actually employed in the field and don't just read about it in some other academic's erroneous book.

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  7. j809

    j809 Subscribing Member

    When I went to Curry they gave me 9 credits for the full time academy.

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  8. USM C-2

    USM C-2 MassCops Member

    I got my Masters there in 2000. It wasn't as difficult as my BS from Northeastern... which was itself the cause of reform in the late 80's or early 90's for offering no-show classes, exposed by the Boston Globe Spotlight team. Upon reflection, if you just want the Quinn Bill, go with whatever is easiest. If you want a real education and/or have thoughts of using it later on (perhaps to teach in retirement, or to go further in education) then get a degree from a program that is widely respected.
  9. santana

    santana MassCops Member

    Fisher College offered up to 60 credits for police academy and training in 2016. It may have been a carrot to recruit people at the time, but definitely worth checking on.

    It was 8 week programs with some online classes available.

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