Computer Associate Degree?
Q: I was wondering if anyone has any advice for me. I'm going to be
attending a college at www.ecpconline.com to try to get my degree in c.s,
which will be an applied associates degree in computer science. If this
college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and
Colleges of Technology which is a member of the Commission on Recognition of
Postsecondary Accreditations, will the credits I earn for this degree be
transferable to another college if I wanted to begin on a bachelors degree?
A:The college you mentioned is, in their own words, a career college. It is the equivilent of going to Barber School or Truck Driving School. If it will get you the job you want great! It is unlikely to transfer to standard universities or colleges at all. The vast majority of academic institutions are "Regionally Accredited" and most only accept credits from other RA schools. You may want to check what RA programs are available to you. There are literally 100s of RA distance learning computer related programs out there. Due to the economy/recession IT related jobs are very competitive and I am not sure the degree you mentioned would help very much. In any event good luck and definately post ANY questions you have. A large survey of registrars that I did just over two years ago suggests: About 20 per cent of properly accredited schools will routinely accept ACCSCT accreditation. About 20 per cent will consider it (on a case by case basis) About 60 per cent will not accept it. If you were to choose Thomas Edison, Charter Oak, or one of the other regionally accredited schools that have comparable Associate's (as well as Bachelor's) programs, the figures would be About 93% will routinely accept it About 7% will probably accept it
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