New partnership offers MFRI students the opportunity to transfer undergraduate credits from MFRI to UMUC
Adelphi, Md. (February 12, 2018) — University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI), the state of Maryland’s comprehensive training and education system for emergency services. The Institute plans, researches, develops, and delivers quality programs to enhance the ability of emergency services providers to protect life, the environment, and property. Through this agreement, MFRI students will be able to transfer undergraduate credits for successfully passing certain MFRI courses. “We are proud to work with the MFRI to provide first responders, who put their lives on the line every day, with a speedier path to a bachelor’s degree,” said Blakely Pomietto, acting provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at UMUC. “This agreement is another example of our commitment to providing an affordable, quality education to the people of Maryland and beyond.” Through the partnership, MFRI students can satisfy more than 25% of the requirements for an undergraduate degree in Public Safety Administration. Additionally, the credits may also be applied to one of UMUC’s 30+ undergraduate programs, most of which are available fully online. Students enrolling in UMUC’s undergraduate school may also transfer credits from other universities and/or be awarded credit for prior learning if eligible under UMUC’s standard policies and procedures. “The Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute is pleased to enter into this agreement with University of Maryland University College that will allow our training programs to be recognized by the American Council on Education for equivalent college credit,” said MFRI Director Steve Edwards. “This will allow for a seamless transition for our students to UMUC and to pursue an academic degree in the fire service or public safety administration curriculums. MFRI and our students will greatly benefit from this partnership.”
About University of Maryland University College
University of Maryland University College (UMUC), headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, is the largest public, online university in the United States, serving 88,000 students and offering 95 certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs online and on-site. UMUC is celebrating its 70th anniversary and takes pride in its history of service to the military, currently enrolling an estimated 50,000 military service members, veterans, and their dependents each year. The university offers face-to-face instruction at 20 locations throughout Maryland and educational services in 28 countries and territories and more than 150 locations worldwide, including the Middle East. UMUC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland.
The Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) of the University of Maryland is the State’s comprehensive training and education system for emergency services. The Institute plans, researches, develop, and delivers quality programs to enhance the ability of emergency services providers to protect life, the environment, and property. MFRI is the State’s fire and emergency service training agency.
The Institute has more than 80 years of experience in providing training to protect the citizens of Maryland. Over four hundred certified instructors serving as part-time faculty support more than fifty full-time faculty and staff members. MFRI programs rely on the knowledge and resources of the University of Maryland system to obtain service and assistance to serve you. The University of Maryland is a not-for-profit governmental agency of the State of Maryland. Learn more at www.mfri.org.
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