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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lumpy, May 21, 2008.

  1. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    so, i'm thinking of going back to school, working towards an IT degree, or something else related to computers (programing, web design, computer animation) and constantly see these online classes offered...does anyone have any suggestions about online colleges? or just suggestions about going back to school?
     
  2. cbff

    cbff Destroyer of Botcon

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    Check out Herzing College. You can get a Bachelors in Computer Programming or Graphics Arts in 3 years.
     
  3. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I did Excelsior for my undergrad.

    However, it's my opinion you're not actually gonna learn much from an online college. Mostly they serve to get you a degree in something you already know about, so you can use that diploma to get in the door.

    But if you actually want to 'learn,' I would think a physical school would be a better bet, even a non-traditional one.
     
  4. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    Do you mean a college that exists only online, or a traditional brick-and-mortar college that offers online courses as an extension of its curriculum?

    In any case, check to see if the college is accredited. Without accreditation, that degree means absolutely squat. A comprehensive list of ED-approved accrediting bodies can be found on their site: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
     
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    Make sure they are certified.
     
  6. MegaPrime33

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    Exactly what he said.