DEAC (fka DETC) Success Stories

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Maniac Craniac, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    For those of you out there that are happy with your DETC accredited schools and degrees, now is your chance to electronically shank the RA-or-no-way crowd. What is your story? How have your degrees helped you?
  2. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    Thinking I was to be done this Sunday, I put my AS in CJ on my resume and application. I was told that it was a factor that set me apart from the other applicants and helped me get the job. My employer, who has an RA degree had no problem with my NA degree and fully accepted it. I did have to go to him and tell him I needed one more class...But in the end DETC got me a good $30k + job a year.
  3. imalcolm

    imalcolm New Member

    I posted here before about my DETC bachelor's degree meeting the requirements for a higher position with my employer (a staff position at an RA technical college). I got an immediate $6k raise, plus I may have a shot at something even better coming up soon.
  4. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    I decided to change major and supplement my 29 years old degree with more current one from DETC accredited university. This lead to HR approving something they didn't approve a year before I earned the degree, so I was able to transfer within the company to a more stable, better paying position. The timing was great as the other position was eliminated in major layoffs 6 months after the transfer.

    I earned a diploma from DETC accredited college and became as a result certified by a respected recognized professional organization. This is also a good addition to my arsenal.
    As in the industry this certification is a plus when applying for this type of jobs.
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  5. jagmct1

    jagmct1 New Member

    My DETC degree(s) (bachelor and master's) has launched my career in law enforcement and has opened the doors in academia where I teach at four universities two of which are regionally accredited campus based schools and two DETC schools. I've also been assigned as an assistant dean of student services on a part-time basis. The only limitations is those that you choose to believe.
  6. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member


    Good to hear from you Jagmct1! Good job!

    Abner :)
  7. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I moved this thread to see if it could get more replies. I might end up moving it back later.
  8. cravenco

    cravenco New Member

    Good to hear that the DETC is doing its job!
  9. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Hey Jag,

    Hang out for a while dude!

    Abner :)
  10. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator

    Good thread, MC.
  11. jagmct1

    jagmct1 New Member

    I would although my schedule as been nothing short of hectic lately. I have a new addition to the family (baby girl), new job and teaching at four universities. I barely have enough time to read the various posts. How have you been?
  12. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    I have been good. I received my MBA in 6/10 from Aspen, and as a result I am in a higher pay grade at work which bumped me up 7K at the low end, and works it iself up to 10k at the high end in 3 years. Plus my new MBA gives me access to good side contract/work.

    Good to hear from you again,

    Abner :)
  13. jagmct1

    jagmct1 New Member

    That's great news and congratulations! I know there are many DETC success stories and the more people who share them the better.
  14. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Abner... that is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! You will be paid back more each year than it took you to pay for your degree once. 10K at the high end ain't no chump change, either- that should make a significant difference in helping you reach your financial goals!
  15. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Thanks MC. $3,600.00 for an MBA was a simple no brainer for me. The ROI has been EXCELLENT! I mean, you can't even get some professional certificates for $3,600.00.

    Have a good one broheim,

    Abner :)
  16. farmboy

    farmboy Member

    This really is a great post. There must be more stories lurking around out there since this was started last year.

    Anyone else?
  17. Pata5359

    Pata5359 New Member

    I posted here before about my DETC bachelor's degree meeting the requirements for a higher position with my employer (a staff position at an RA technical college). I got an immediate $6k raise, plus I may have a shot at something even better coming up soon.
  18. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Right on Pata!!!! That is good news indeed. And I bet you didn't even end up with a huge student loan!

    Abner :smile:
  19. rodclarkson

    rodclarkson member

    Hello everyone. My two cents on DETC. I am new here and I work for a RA accredited secondary school. After 8-years in the education business, our organization is looking at launching an online college in 2013. After reviewing the DETC standards carefully, they are very rigid and I would say the standards are equally as challenging as Higher Learning Commission. I believe the biggest issue with DETC is inability to transfer credits to RA colleges, but that is so common among all colleges and universities these days. I have noticed that most graduate colleges require an accredited bachelors degree, from an agency recognized by the USDEO for admission. The graduate schools don't specify RA; just USDEO recognition. As an educator, I feel DETC is a legitimate and valuable accrediting agency. The only downfall with DETC is that you cannot secure a Federally backed student loan. Again, DETC colleges are usually less expensive and who wants to graduate with a big college loan anyway, right? I think there is great value in DETC accredited colleges and schools.
  20. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Four out of five students at DETC schools never try to transfer their credits to a regionally accredited school, so for them it doesn't matter. And of those who do, three in four report success. So this issue, I think, has been waaaay overblown.

    By the way, DETC accredited schools are eligible to participate in federal student aid programs. But it comes with a lot of strings attached, so many don't, instead offering their own loans or payment plans. Besides, many of them are so much cheaper those loans aren't as necessary.

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