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Bunker Hill Community College Nationally Recognized For Fire Science Curriculum

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bunker Hill Community College was honored by the state Department of Fire Services for adopting nationally recognized standards for students majoring in Fire Protection and Safety. The superintendent of the National Fire Academy presented a certificate of recognition to representatives of BHCC at a ceremony held at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow, on March 14, 2012.

The College offers both a 27-credit Certificate and a 61-credit Associate in Science degree in Fire Protection and Safety. Both the certificate and degree programs offer the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum.

BHCC began offering FESHE courses in summer 2011. The program, which offers the FESHE curriculum both online and in the classroom, currently enrolls 92 students.  “We are very pleased to be offering a curriculum with national recognition that maximizes transfer and employment opportunities for our students” said BHCC Dean of Professional Studies Bogusia Wojciechowska.

Media Contact:
Karen M. Norton, Executive Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 228-2177; Email: kmnorton@bhcc.mass.edu


Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 19,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, three satellite locations and a number of instructional centers throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 1,000 international students who come from 100 countries and speak more than 75 languages.