MCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8673 posts, RR: 15 Posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1805 times:
Last week I was surprised to learn that my college, Brevard Community College, has allowed students to register. To begin, I did not believe my source as he has been known to lie. However, it has been confirmed by advising. Therefore I have registered and got the same teachers as last semester except for meteorology that full fills have my science requirement. I have registered for the following:
Math for Liberal Arts 2
Humanities Byzantine through Enlightment
I'm thinking about registering for one more but don't think I will with work being in my way. However, I plan on buying a Spanish book to prepare myself for Spanish.
Senior Engineering, Heat Transfer, Analysis & Control of Linear Systems, Stability & Control, Aerospace Lab, Principles of Intermediate Flight I, and Intermediate Flight I (the last two courses are part of my instrument rating and are more of a practicum type)
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14011 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1756 times:
Well, next week I'm going to register for a bachelor of mechanical engineering correspondence course with, most likely, a university in Berlin (though several other universities offer these courses now and while most of the studying is done by correspondence or internet, I'll still have to attend a few days each month in class or for written exams. Since my mother still lives in Berlin and I can get cheap flight connections, I won't have have problems finding overnight accomodation if I've got to go there for an appointment).
The whole course will take 9 semesters and will allow me to work fulltime in my job.
It is especially aimed at people who already have practical experience in technical professions.
Currently I'm refreshing my maths knowledge (the last time I've done serious calculus was twenty years ago and maths will be the toughest subject for me. If I can hack the maths I know I'll pass the whole course).
There are also a few private universities offering such courses. They are a bit more flexible and customer oriented than the government ones, but tution fees are much higher (300-500 Euros per semester in a state university compared to 300 Euros a month in a private one).
This type of courses, while already existing for a long time in the UK with the "Open University" have only been established in Germany a few years ago. Before it was either fulltime on campus studies or nothing.
I have the feeling that I've topped out careerwise with the qualifications I've got up to now and that, if I want to continue with some better position, I'll need an academic degree, I also realised that, being 42 years old, this might be my last chance.
Yanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
well my fall classes are sorta in limbo right now. I was registered for:
Int. Business 154
Int. Business 161 (Asian studies)
This was all until last month I got awarded my university's full-tuition scholarship to the University of Amsterdam. Now I'm up in the air as what I'm officially taking because apparently UvA isn't business accredited (according to my university's standards / program - never mind the scholarship itself runs through the business school) and add on top of that I've already taken most of my liberal art requirements (all economics, poly sci courses, etc.). With no accreditation, most business courses I would take there would be for nothing. So now I'm scrambling to get approvals for humanities courses (art history, literature in translation) with only about a week or so before I head back home to DEN (I'm in NYC right now). This is not too mention I have to do the same thing for spring courses as well. So this is making everything very interesting for me. However, I think I'm still "officially" registered for my original fall classes
TransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2045 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1714 times:
I just checked my class list for the fall, and my GenEd class already has 39 students registered. I am amazed, because AFAIK, I have a terrible reputation amongst freshmen as being too tough. Naturally, I disagree.
I'm an aviation expert. I have Sky Juice for breakfast.
Vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9951 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1492 times:
Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 3): Registered for summer and fall. Just forked over $1575 for 4 summer classes.
Lucky bastard. It costs me somewhere in the vicinity of $4000 per class
Taking one course the first half of the summer, which is (finally) my last college class. It's called "The Korean Past" or something like that - it's a general ed requirement, and I'm taking it pass/fail.
"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
Cadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1488 times:
Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 19): Lucky bastard. It costs me somewhere in the vicinity of $4000 per class
Jesus. And I only paid what I did because my school does this thing where if you have all your classes online you qualify for the in state rate. Which is considerably less than the out of state rate. They dont advertise it and they school almost diddnt want to give it to me. Anything for more revenue!
[Edited 2009-05-10 19:30:24]
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