Post # 1
a little background, im turning 24 this september, i have a 2yr old and i got married last year.
Ive worked everywhere from fast food to corporate management and electronics lol.
I was an admin to 3 bosses in a big corporate office then i switched to a more laid back job but im the office manager, i handle everything from accounting, to shipping out our products. Its a small family company and ive been here for 4years. I make around 35k a year, i have 6yrs experience in administration/management jobs.
I was looking into getting a certificate or taking an online course to get a business administration/management degree. I like what i do and id like to say im good at it too lol.
i went to college for a semester and at that age it wasnt important to me and didnt interest me at all but now that i have a family i want to be able to provide alot more and at some point get a government job or work for a big corporation.
I was going to apply for a position at a big corporation and obviously they asked for some if not all college/university, which i dont have
i have no idea how to look for an online school or a certificate/vocational school?
any help is greatly appreciated
Post # 3
@diamondsashadiamonds: From what I’ve been told (I’ve looked into US universities) try brick and mortar schools that offer online learning. That way they’re less likely to be degree mills…
Post # 5
I agree. Most brick and mortar schools offer online courses. If you look at a community college, it may even be cheaper than the private online colleges. You want to make sure you find an accredited college so that your credits would transfer in case you decide to go for a higher degree later on. Where in California are you?
Post # 6
I would also look for a regular school that offers online courses. Many purely online schools are a big scam, just looking for your money to give you a useless degree.
Post # 7
What kind of degree were you thinking? I agree that finding an online program through a school that has a actual campus vs a purely online school is better. People tend to take it more seriously. I already have a BA but was I was thinking of taking a class through Ed2go which depending on which program you take hooks you up with a certificate for a “real” school (rather than an online website certificate). I’ve take a general course through them before which I liked and am now considering: Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2007 Master. It’s just a bit more money than I want to spend right now. Lots of other colleges have online programs as well, it is getting very popular. I’d suggest looking at the website of the colleges and community schools in your area and going from there.
Post # 8
As PP have said, find a college or university that offers online classes. Make sure that whatever program you want to apply for is accredited and that it will actually be useful to you.
Post # 9
Go to a local community college or university and look into their online courses. I’ve known 3 people now that got their online “degrees” and weren’t worth the paper they were written on. I know one friend got taken by University of Phoenix, she thought all her credits would transfer to our local university and not a single one did, she wasted thousands of dollars all for nothing. Another friend got taken by Ashford University for $20k+ and cannot get a job because employers don’t feel it’s a legit degree. I’m NOT knocking anyone who is using these online places I’ve listed but only telling stories from friends I’ve heard that have gotten screwed over. I took online courses at my local community college before I went to a university and all credits transferred, it’s the safest route IMO because anytime I had an issue I could always meet with someone in person.
Post # 10
LTD418 San Jose, by San Francisco
i mainly wanted online because with work, a two yr old,marriage and excercise it’d be kind of hard to find time to get away and go to school.
I want to do business management or administration woth emphasis on accounting maybe.
Ive handled payroll,accounting basically everything office wise. sadly, im pretty much lost on degree information and what courses i can take.
i did look into heald and they offer online courses also with business management.
Post # 11
@LTD418: Agree with this too! You want to make sure that you can transfer the credit should you want to keep going. Some schools offer different kinds of credits. To add to my other post, I don’t think ed2go would qualify for this kind of transfer if you are thinking about continued education.
Some programs also require you to be at your desk for a live video feed/discussion, others allow you to go at your own pace. Good luck finding something!
Post # 12
@diamondsashadiamonds: A degree mill is a place like University of Phoenix. You apply and you are accepted, regardless of your ability. They basically give you a degree regardless of the work you put in — or so the rumor goes.
I think, in your position, the best bet is to look at local universities — the actual schools — and see if they offer online courses. Online classes are great if you are motivated and can work well independently.
What state do you live in?
Post # 13
Bazinga i hadnt thought about that! i will look into it thx
Post # 15
Agree with PP. Make sure that the online school is affiliated with a real, well recognized and accredited University. Otherwise you’re wasting your $$.
Post # 16
@diamondsashadiamonds: You can inquire with San Jose Community College at http://www.sjcc.edu. I think that would be a good starting point for you.