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    jeff532003 is offline Registered User
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    Hello Everyone!

    Found this site while looking around the web for information on distance learning and what to expect. I've found the forums here to be quite helpful in answering some of the many question's I've had so I have decided to become a memeber.
    A little about me, I'm from Texas by way of Connecticut so I guess that makes me a "damn yankee" seeing as I never went back. At least that's what they tell me here. I'm 29 almost 30 and just starting traditional college. I have a technical degree in automotive that I have used a bit to help me over the years in my career but I've decided I want to pursue more of a managment buissness career. I've help postions as manager in manufacturing in the past but I'd like to work my way off of a floor and into an office type enviroment.
    I am enrolled at central texas college and will beging working on my Buissness Administration degree with the hope of transfering into a Bachelor program at Texas A&M-Central Texas or Tarleton State University. They're technicaly both the same school as A&M is a division of Tarleton but I just feel the Texas A&M on the dipolma might look a little nicer in the eyes of an employer.
    Any advice you all have on distance learning as a whole would be great. I really feel I have an idea what to expect and that's what worries me most as it seems when you feel that way you tend to be most caught of gaurd. Also if any of you have and experience with CTC distance learning i'd love to hear.
    Anyway I'm sure I'll be around on the forums with some question, especialy more so after I start classes.

    -Jeff

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    Hi Jeff,

    Welcome to Degree Info. I think you are making a great choice. If you are like me, you will find that you love distance learning. Be prepared to do a great deal of reading and paper writing because most DL programs are heavy on those activities. If you are OK at those, you will excel in most DL programs. I have no experience with your school, but I have attended a number of schools that offer online learning and most of them are similar in nature.

    You might want to read this information about the moderation of new members: http://www.degreeinfo.com/distance-l...-posts-go.html

    Kind regards,
    SurfDoctor
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    Hi Jeff - Welcome to DegreeInfo! As our Doctor of Surfology has said, I'm betting that you'll do well in your program. We get a good amount of interest in the Texas A&M program and so I hope you can let us know about your expeiences. People will be interested to hear any details that you can provide. In the meantime, let us know if you have any questions.

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    jeff532003 is offline Registered User
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    Thanks for the welcome guys. I like to read quite a bit and writing has never been much of a problem for me and I think I will do okay with the essay's. I'm just hoping time works in my favor.

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    SurfDoctor is offline Moderator
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff532003 View Post
    I'm just hoping time works in my favor.
    Your statement could mean two things. Are you concerned about starting a little late? Don't be, you are not alone; 29 is not that old. If you are concerned about having enough time to do your schoolwork, you will find that DL can be fit in during any time that you have. I get a lot of my studies done during lunch breaks and after work.
    "If ignorance is bliss, why are the ignorant so angry?" Shannon Wheeler

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    jeff532003 is offline Registered User
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    I mean more time to get my studying in. 30 isn't so old althogh it sort of feels like it when I wonder were the last 12 years went. How many classes did you take at a time and what was the term leangth.

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    Jeff,

    For what it's worth I'm 33 right now, three and a bit years ago I went back to school to start from scratch, it is not impossible and does not need to take "forever." either. I live in Dallas so am very familiar with the A&M programs, they are all very high quality, even the satellite campuses.

    Brez
    M.S. Organizational Leadership – Colorado State Global Campus
    B.S. Organizational Leadership – Penn State World Campus
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