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Exclusively for First Responders - Law Enforcement, Emergency Medicine and Fire

Law Enforcement Officers and Emergency Management Technicians

Choose from several relevant degree programs, including:

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Charter Oak State College was designed for working adult students.

  • Accelerated courses & many start dates
  • Flexible program offerings
  • Entirely online for when you are available
  • We accept credits you've earned elsewhere
  • Classes and group discussions with peers

Start with college credit for qualified credentials and experience, including:

  • Military Service
  • Qualified Academy Training
  • Paramedic License
  • EMT License
  • FEMA Training
Capt. Rommie L. Duckworth, LP, Ridgefield, CT Fire Department, Class of 2016

“I wasn't sure that I would be able to complete my degree, but Charter Oak helped me plan classes at a pace designed for a father and a working professional. Taking courses with my Public Safety peers helped expand my horizons and prepare me to work at higher levels in my organization. My bachelor’s degree has opened up professional and personal opportunities and Charter Oak helped make it possible.”

Capt. Rommie L. Duckworth, LP, Ridgefield, CT Fire Department, Class of 2016

We have six starts dates throughout the year. Tell us when you would like to begin and we’ll help you find the most direct path to degree-completion!

Patrick Ridenhour, Chief of Police, Danbury, CT, Class of 2007

“I couldn't have made a better choice than Charter Oak to complete my undergraduate degree. The challenging coursework has helped me think critically and excel in my profession. From the admissions office, to the academic advisors, to the knowledgeable and accessible instructors, Charter Oak put together a tremendous team that was there to help me every step of the way.”

Patrick Ridenhour, Chief of Police, Danbury, CT, Class of 2007

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