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I've been thinking about going back to school to get my Bachelors Degree. I currently have my associates in Web Technology. I filled out a few forms at Education Provider, but was particularly interested in Colorado Techs software systems engineering degree. Seems kind of different from the ordinary comp sci degree, maybe more theory?!

If you're looking at doing your degree online, go fill out the form and let me know what you find out. I'm still a few months away from making a final decision.

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William_Wilson Icon

16 October 2006 - 07:51 PM
congrats on the thought at least!! The quest for knowledge is always a good cause, especially when it's in an area you are interested in.
Just think about the irony... you'd be able to use this site to get help with your homework :)
(we'd make you have good faith code just like everyone else ;))
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rockstar_ Icon

16 October 2006 - 08:37 PM
Hey, I'm new here, but this post alone was enough for me to create an account. I started with Colorado Tech, and I got halfway through the degree plan. I would recommend against it. If you go to the classes (glorified Flash based chat rooms) you'll hear professors children crying in the background, etc. The teachers there have their teaching jobs as a part time job, and I wouldn't say that they are very qualified. There's a hurry to complete material, and I found myself learning everything myself. You'll be alone in ALL the group projects, because people just go AWOL.

I'm employed as a Software Engineer, and I plan to go back to school, but I definitely would not go back to Colorado Tech. It's disappointing... Sorry for the downer post, but just lookin' out for a fellow developer.

rockstar_
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skyhawk133 Icon

16 October 2006 - 08:42 PM
Thanks for the info rockstar_, my father did the University of Phoenix program, but it wasn't online. Might go that route, not sure yet.
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MarkoDaGeek Icon

17 October 2006 - 05:10 AM
Yeah, I wanted to check out the University of Phoenix and I found out that it's a lot of in person classes, and just like every other school that offer's good technology courses it was way to far away.

Bachelor's Degree is a big step, a lot of companies are paying for education these days, I know my work offered to pay for my CCNP...

If you could snag a deal like that you should go for it.
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tody4me Icon

17 October 2006 - 06:18 AM
If you're looking for something online, I would recommend DeVRY's program. They have all different areas of comp sci, and you get your degree in 3 years instead of 4 if you are starting over, or just one year if you have your assoc. as you stated.
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dragonlady Icon

21 October 2006 - 07:26 PM
Congrats on going back to school! To add to tody4me's post, I am about to start working on my second Bachelor's in Game and Simulation Programming from Devry in 2 weeks. You mentioned that you already have an associate's degree. I was able to transfer a lot of my classes from MIT, including math, science, and programming work, but also humanities, for Devry credit. If you can get ahold of your transcript, you can get a credit evaluation done and possibly shorten the number of classes you need to take. I know that since the GSP program is new, many of the classes aren't online or available at all locations yet, but more established programs like CIS should be mostly online if you want, I believe.
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Chubber Icon

13 November 2006 - 06:56 AM
From a recruiters and corporate HRs prospective though, many of those places have the stigma of diploma mills and exist just so you can check the box on your employment form for "Bachelors". I am not saying that they are all paper mills, but be careful. You may learn something or not, but if an employer just poo-poos you when they see it on your resume, it may do more harm than good.

Have you thought about technical certification like MCSD or even BrainBench certification?
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