Degree Question

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by wmdude, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. wmdude

    wmdude New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I have a decision to make on the path that I take. I am currently working on a Bachelor's program in I.T. Management (61 credits needed) that does not have much technical skills as part of the program. I don't feel that this will help me in trying to obtain and work my way up in the I.T. job market. I am trying to decide on leaving this program and finishing my Associate degree in Computer Information Systems (15 credits needed), moving into a better fit Bachelor program, and/or working on certifications. After the Associate's I would work and complete my bachelor's degree. Which path would be better to gain entry into an I.T. career?

    Thank you for the help, I really appreciate it! I keep trying to make a decision but am having trouble deciding.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Colleges and Universities only teach you theories, and you don't learn any technical side of it. Unless you attend vocational/technical schools such as ITT, and local training classroom with handle on router, switches, systems, and etc.

    I would recommend you to complete your Bachelor degree. Most of the IT fields require Industrial certification (i.e: Cisco, Microsoft, RedHat, LPIC, CISSP, EMC, ITIL, and etc), and experiences. Therefore, you should focus on these certifications on the side, and have an entry level job.
  3. wmdude

    wmdude New Member

    Thank you for the reply Tekman! My program does not teach the theories that many programs do. We cover systems analysis and some hardware/software. There is no programming or web development, etc. Would it be best to finish this program and do the certifications or move over to a new program with more computer theory and do the certifications?

    Thanks again!

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