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Best Online College for a Technical Degree


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#1 baybreeze

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 05:14 PM

Hi everyone!

I am not just out of high school, but I really would like to attend college now being that I never have before. I feel if I earn a degree, bachelor's preferred, I would have a much better chance at employment as well as making a decent living. I do love computers and ten years ago I had attended a technical school for a help desk analyst course, but I graduated during the tech bust. What perfect timing. Needless to say, I never found employment in this field, especially since my courses only taught software and operating systems. They did not teach any of the hardware elements, which I have found is quite important.

I've been thinking for quite some time that I should just go to college and get a degree. First I thought of business administration, but I really enjoy computers and technology. I am thinking I should go for what I really enjoy this time. I am considering a degree in database administration or web development. I think either one would really interest me. However, I am a bit confused as to what school I should attend. I do still need to find full-time employment plus I have some physical disabilities that would prevent me from walking all around a campus and/or lugging books, etc. For me, I think, getting my degree online would be the best choice.

I was wondering if anyone has an opinion as to which may be the best colleges or universities for these fields..or just computer science/techology in general? I know all about the usual online schools that advertise all over the place, but I am concerned about how employers might view these schools. I have read on some other boards that some hiring managers would not hire someone with a degree from <fill in the blank with many of these schools>. It seems to me that DeVry might teach more up-to-date and applicable courses, but I've read things about this school as well. I do have the option of my local state college, but they do not specify exactly what is learned, though I suppose I could always call and ask; and of course, it is much cheaper.

Can anyone recommend a better online school that employers might NOT disregard?

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 05:23 PM

Take a look here and check out what schools/universities participate in accredited elearning and have degree programs. http://www.elearners.com/colleges/ I think you will be quite surprised at the quality of many of the participants.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:13 AM

My son went to a local Community College in Texas, got his BA in computers, I don't know what the specifics are. Now he works a lead designer for Sony, doing the Star Wars online game. Not bad for a kid who loved to play video games...
So you might want to check into what your local Comm. Colleges have...:thumbsup:
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