Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Bruce, Oct 12, 2008.
My name, and have currently been working in the Healthcare feild for ovee 10 years as a Sterile Processing Technician. I am looking to obtain a degree online, something that can somewhat related to what i am doing Just so i wont have wasted time, but also something that has a good earning potential . i already have a heavy work load but i am willing to but in the work needed to complete a degree. What schoools would you recommend that has a good program but is not to difficult to maintain. Would you consider GCU to be a good enough school to earn a degree? Is the name strong enough to stand on its on when its time to transfer credits or get good pay job? Is there any school you would recommend? Did you like your experience with your program and your school?
I'm headed to Holy Apostles in CT for the first time on Saturday for graduation. I finished a distance MA in Theology. In the time I was there they added ATS accreditation to their regional accreditation.
I've worked for 20 years as a system developer without a degree. People are getting promoted except me. One day I decided to enroll in a DETC AAS degree course.
Fast forward, I completed my AAS degree in Software Engineering in Cleveland Institute of Electronics (CIE). Since then I was promoted to a senior developer role.
At present I am working on my capstone project and hoping to get my bachelors degree in 2 months. Also, my past senior developer role helped me get my current project manager job.
Thank you very much Degreeinfo and CIE!
Here's a different kind of DL success story
Its been a long time since I logged into the forum! I just wanted to thank the owner of the forum and the members for the wonderful resources for people seeking to further their education.
Here is my story. 3 1/2 years ago (Sep/Oct 2016), I started thinking of getting a 2nd bachelor's degree and googled "online bachelors" and ended up on this forum (you can see my very first post haha). I asked for advice and was convinced by members here to go for masters degree instead. I had never ever thought of myself as a "Masters" type. On reading further, it seemed that a WGU masters would be ideal and affordable. I was between jobs and I utilized the time between Thanksgiving and New Years to study and get a Masters degree in IT Management in just 2 months!! This gave me a little more confidence and I came back to the forums seeking advice for an MBA degree. Based on the advice and research, I picked UT - Permian. I finished my MBA in Dec last year (2019)!
So, long story short, a regular jack like me who was somehow looking for a 2nd bachelor's degree ended up getting two masters degrees instead in a little over 3 years!!. My friends are shocked. The other day my mom told her friend that her son is "highly educated with two advanced degrees". It's such a strange thing to hear, especially since I never looked at myself that way.
Thanks once again Degreeinfo! Adios until I feel that I need a PhD LOL
I credit DegreeInfo for alot. I've had alot of spirited conservations and received good infomation at the same time. People might not always have agreed with what I also had to say, especially when it comes to for-profit schools, but hey to each their own. I owe alot to the people here on DegreeInfo, and I couldn't have completed my degrees without them.
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