Online Course And College Degree ?
Q: I am seriously thinking of going to my local Community College to
do this online program in IT
I desire to enter this program so that I can work hard upon earning
this AAS, and then carry on my schooling from there.
However, I have not been able to obtain a nice opinion about this
program at all. So, I thought that all of you kind folks could maybe
think of offering up your opinions on this program. And, I surely would
appreciate it if someone could tell me what lines of work one could get
into upon completing this program and if it would help someone get any
proper certifications at all.
I cannot get a straight answer from anyone about this program.
And, I like the looks of this program because it is at a real live
Community College in my own city, so I can do it online and not worry
about any diploma mill type of nonsense..
A:I think the big thing here is you would have to ask yourself: What do you want out of this course? Will it accomplish that? What type of job are you going after? Will it get you that job? In looking at the course list it really looks like they cover a variety of topics (a pretty wide variety to boot) however at the end of it you aren't going to be truely schooled in any of the subjects with only a couple of hours spent on each subject. IE: Can you call yourself a C# programmer after you've had only a 3 hour course on it? As far as a job goes I can't see this leading anywhere. The "Required General Education Core" courses aren't good for anything other than filling out a college degree and the technical courses aren't enough of an education in any of those fields to the point where a company would feel comfortable in hiring you. I also think that one of the more important things to consider in the end is also going to be the value of the diploma/certificate/degree of the course in the eyes of potential employers or other schools if you are using this as a springboard to further education. That might sound like a "Well, Duh!" but this is something that really most people don't consider. They go in under the assumption that they pay a few thousand dollars for a course, they work hard and go to school for a couple of months and then when they are done everybody will respect their education. But with many of the post secondary schools, especially the ones with online courses or "learn at your own pace" books, when these students graduate they end up finding out that nobody hires them because all the big companies in the city assign zero value to diplomas from that school.