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11 Easiest FEMA Courses to Get College Credits

If you are a student who wants to finish college as soon as possible, continue with reading because you will find the easiest FEMA courses to get college credits!

For those of you who don’t know, we feel obliged to first introduce you to FEMA and afterward with its courses and other possibilities they offer. FEMA is short for Federal Emergency Management Agency, an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, created by Presidential Reorganization Plan in 1978. Its primary purpose is to “coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities”. In order to widen their perspective and gain as much support as they can, the agency offers a lot of possibilities for training, through programs at the state level, in cooperation with colleges and online as well. One of the institutions for that is Emergency Management Institute (EMI).

EMI offers credentials and training opportunities just for the US citizens, in order to support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s goals. In addition, students don’t have to be employed by FEMA nor to be federal employees for some of the programs. So how, how does it function? Easy! First, you should search for the subject you are interested in on the list of EMI’s Independent Study Courses. Then you should check if your college will approve it, and finally, you just apply for it. In any case, you should contact somebody from your college just to make sure that the program you chose is fine with them. Courses are eligible for a lower-division academic credit, and you cannot earn more than 1 credit per course. However, in some cases, you need to finish more than one course to gain just 1 credit. Of course, you pay for the credits in the end and the prices differ depending on the courses. If you are not the happiest person when you have to pay for your education, then you should read about 10 Easiest College Majors That Will Earn Your Money Back to find out some useful information.

This type of online education is getting popular more and more. Only EMI trains more than 2 million students annually! Besides it, there are also Coursera that offers online courses that once you finish you can get a certificate, Udemy and many more. If you are interested in many topics, you don’t have to enroll to another college, but you can just stay at home and learn about different things on your own, in your own comfort zone. Is there anything better?

To create the list of the easiest FEMA courses to get college credits was not an easy task, because defining easy is hard (pardon the pun);  what is easy for one student, could be unimaginably hard for another one. So, we tried to think of something more objective. We realized, if for one course you don’t need a lot of time, then probably it is easier to finish it and in addition gain credits for it. Moreover, if you are a student who wants to graduate fast, then you need the courses that will not last long. What we also took into account for each course on the list is whether they require some prerequisites or not. This is what we did: out of the list of all FEMA courses, we first singled out the ones with the lowest number of hours. Then we checked each of them if they require prerequisites or any additional things. Finally, we ranked them according to the number of hours they acquire with number one being the course with the least number of hours. For reference sake each course on the list is worth one college credit. Let’s begin!

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