Online Health Care Degree, Legit Life Skills Degrees
Q: Does anyone know of any nationally accredited schools that give degrees based on life skills? I have recently been told by Almeda College that based on my life skills I qualify for a BS in Health Care Administrtation, which is what I am looking for but if I am going to give them $600 then I want to make sure it will be worth the paper it is printed on.
A: Go to Oregon Degree Authorization or ODA and you'll find a better insight of this college you were told. Is a degree mill. Quite simply, no. While awarding college credit for knowledge gained through one's life experiences is a common practice in higher education, awarding an entire degree based solely on it is the central practice of degree mills. Almeda College is not accredited by any recognized agency. While research supports the limited utility of degrees from unaccredited schools, it largely stems from those employers who do not know the true nature of your degree. This would seem a great risk to one's career. Paying a school $600 (or whatever amount) and getting a degree--does that sound legitimate to you? Some schools will award credit for prior learning, assessed through portfolio or examination. No legit school will give a degree in return for a resume and a credit card number (and guess which is the more important).