Interesting Credentials Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by sanantone, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. Acolyte

    Acolyte Active Member

    Well, aren't two years of any Bachelor's degree basically taking the same stuff as you did in HS, whether you do those classes directly at a university or as part of an Associate's program for transfer? (Math, English, Biology, etc) Also, in my experience, even the AA programs have focus areas that go beyond what you could get in High School - at least where I went to High School.
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  2. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    Agree. You have to do those first two years whether you start at a CC or 4-year college. Even though CC courses are not difficult, in my opinion, they do go more in depth than high school courses. There are also many CC students who need remediation, and a lot of CC students fail introductory general education courses even though they graduated from high school.
  3. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    True that everyone has to do them. I'm just pointing out that it's pretty congruent with at least what you SHOULD have learned in HS. This is different from many other countries where they expect you to be competent in HS education already and jump right into what Americans might consider the 3rd year of college/university.
  4. asianphd

    asianphd Active Member

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  5. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    Scratching head... not sure I've seen that myself, but not discounting your experience.
  6. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    History and social studies classes in Texas public K-12 schools are whitewashed, and they're only going to get worse. College algebra is not the same as high school algebra, which is split into two different courses. University chemistry and chemistry for science majors are more difficult than high school chemistry unless you were in an AP class. The same applies to physics and biology. I can't compare English comp to high school English since I was always in honors, pre-AP, AP, or dual credit classes.

    Even under the British system, future science majors would not stop at high school science. They will take more advanced courses in their A Levels. The misconception is that everyone under the British system receives the equivalent of a lower level college education in high school, but only those who want to go to college will continue to go to school past the age of 16 for more advanced coursework.
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Or, for Harry Potter fans, everyone does OWLs, but not everyone goes on to do NEWTs.
  8. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    PhD in Linguistics PLUS Habilitation in Linguistics focus on Armenian Studies. It's basically a higher Doctorate.
    Must have a passion for Equine Studies. Theology makes sense, and this seems to be a scholar of Christian East (in particular Armenian Apostolic Church and/or Armenian Catholic, in all likelihood).

    I have a PhD in Computer Science plus Bachelors and Masters in Accounting. This is not dissimilar.
  9. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Because it's a completely different concept. You can't stack a bunch of one thing and expect it to morph into something else.
  10. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    My wife's nephew did this. He graduated from high school with an associate's degree, having spent his last two years taking courses at both under a program offered by his school district.
  11. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Well, I know in the first two years of my first undergrad degree it certainly wasn't at all equivalent to anything I learned in high school. I went to a crummy high school though, so that might have had something to do with it, lol.
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  12. Acolyte

    Acolyte Active Member

    So did I. Kind of an inner city school, about a 75% graduation rate, and usually they were just glad to get people through it. I do think my college coursework was much more difficult, but that isn't saying much, lol. :)
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  13. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    My first two years of college and my last two years of high school were EXACTLY the same.

    I tested out of both.
  14. asianphd

    asianphd Active Member

    Ph.D, D.M., MBA, M.A., M.S., M.Ed., Co-Active Coach, CSM®, CSPO®, CSP®, A-CSM®, A-CSPO®, CAL-I®, PMP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-SP®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-PBA®, CAPM®, PfMP®, SSBB, SPHR®, GPHR®, SHRM-SCP®, PRINCE2, ITIL® Expert, COBIT 5

    He also taught at several colleges:
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  15. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I was worried about credential-stacking. It's one of my reasons for dropping the PMP. This post makes me feel much better, because when it comes to stacking credentials, I'm just an amateur.
  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    That's like the Burj Khalifa of credential stacks!
  17. asianphd

    asianphd Active Member

    Indonesian guy

    Welin Kusuma, ST, SE, S.Sos., SH., S.Kom., SS., S.AP, S.Stat., S.Akt, S.IKom., S.IP, M.T., M.SM., M.Kn., RFP-I, CPBD, CPPM, CFP, Aff.WM, BKP, QWP, CPHR, ICPM, AEPP, CBA, CMA, CPMA, CIBA, CBV, CERA, CSA, ACPA.

    Recently he just finished another degree, a Bachelor of Mathematics at Indonesian Open University. As far as I know, he currently studying for a professional engineer degree.
  18. manuel

    manuel Member

    He is missing NBA, WNBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, USL, ABC, DEF, GHI...

    A lot of redundant certifications! If you have already a Ph.D. or an MBA, you don't have to list everything up there with your name in your profile.
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  19. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

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    sanantone Well-Known Member

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