- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
Darling Husband has finally decided to take the plunge and get his Bachelors. He started college over 10 years and was a few classes away from his Associates. Now I’m concerned that he’ll have to start all over again since it was so long ago.
His company has also been telling him that he’s not eligible for a promotion until he gets his degree. The problem is that we’re overseas and there’s only ONE school that offers classes here…he could maybe take 2 classes a semester (if that) so it could take years for him to finish.
In his field, they don’t care WHERE you get the degree from…and honestly, don’t care WHAT it is in…however I’ve told him to focus on his career field since he knows it already. The reason that nobody (in his field) cares is that most of them have professional designations and certifications that are more valuable than college courses.
In fact, Darling Husband quit college courses to begin the 1.5 year intensive training for his computer designation….which is what helped him land his first real job…IT Director at a major corporation at the age of 21…and making WAY more than I ever made w/my Bachelors w/10 years of experience.
Several of his coworkers do ONLINE schools b/c really what else are you going to do where we’re at? So that’s what we’ve been researching.
These coworkers have also received “credit for life experience” at their schools. At first I didn’t understand, but then again most of these people have 20+ years of experience in their gov’t/military careers.
I talked to a few of them and they’ve said they got credit for the computer class they are supposed to take if they already have the certification in that subject. Once you get the cert, you can actually TEACH the class….which he would probably do if we weren’t overseas.
Darling Husband has several of these certifications (more than most of his coworkers) b/c he’s really the only one (w/o kids) that can/will travel back to the states for 2+ weeks at a time to take the class. So the degree is the icing on the cake if you will and will set him apart from his coworkers once he gets a degree.
Does anyone know about credit for life experience? Obviously, you don’t get your entire degree handed to you b/c you’ve worked for 20+ years…I thought it was just for the “basics” for your degree plan and limited to so many credits, but not sure.