Firpo Carr does not mention his early education at Control Data. --VM44
Later in 1979, after a quart of circumstance, he found himself enrolled in computer courses at Control Data Institute in Anaheim, California. This suited him well since he envisioned some day that Bible scholarship and computer technology would someday be married. He wanted to be at the wedding. After finishing at the top of his class, Control Data Corporation (CDC) hired him immediately. Less than a year later, IBM recruited him.
Carr received a certificate in computer technology and an associate of science degree in data processing from CDI Anaheim. He received his bachelor's degree in information systems management from the University of San Francisco, and his master's degree in management from the University of Redlands. He obtained his doctorate in computer information science from Pacific Western University (a non-traditional, alternative learning institute), and is a doctoral candidate in the theological/biblical studies program at the same university. Although a distant learning university, it is fully authorized and legally recognized by the State of California as an institution of higher learning.