Press Release

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.

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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).