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First, NO ONE here will tell you to go to a B&M school.

Second, you can't choose a school until you choose a major.

Third - if you want to work in entry-level sales, you don't need a degree.

Fourth, WGU only has degrees in Business, IT, Nursing & Teaching - so if you don't want any of those, then you've probably ruled out that school.

If you find that you just want a degree, any degree, then COSC is going to be your cheapest option for a BALS degree. BUT, I wouldn't necessarily recommend that degree unless you know that it's going to get you somewhere. Like, you work for the government, and they say that ANY degree will work. Or you know you want to get a MA degree in something specific, and that a BALS is just fine to get you to where you actually want to go. But I think that people feel like a degree will get them something - and in your situation, it doesn't sound like it will do the trick (you didn't say "there are other good jobs here in my town, but they all require a degree").

Just my opinion, but I think you need to do some research to figure out what you want to do for a career, and then figure out the steps it would take to get to that place. Will you need to more? Are you willing to do so? Do you need a specific degree, or will anything work? That will help narrow down what degree you should get, and the best way to go about getting it.
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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#12
(02-10-2019, 06:48 PM)dfrecore Wrote: First, NO ONE here will tell you to go to a B&M school.

Second, you can't choose a school until you choose a major.

Third - if you want to work in entry-level sales, you don't need a degree.

Fourth, WGU only has degrees in Business, IT, Nursing & Teaching - so if you don't want any of those, then you've probably ruled out that school.

If you find that you just want a degree, any degree, then COSC is going to be your cheapest option for a BALS degree.  BUT, I wouldn't necessarily recommend that degree unless you know that it's going to get you somewhere.  Like, you work for the government, and they say that ANY degree will work.  Or you know you want to get a MA degree in something specific, and that a BALS is just fine to get you to where you actually want to go.  But I think that people feel like a degree will get them something - and in your situation, it doesn't sound like it will do the trick (you didn't say "there are other good jobs here in my town, but they all require a degree").

Just my opinion, but I think you need to do some research to figure out what you want to do for a career, and then figure out the steps it would take to get to that place.  Will you need to more?  Are you willing to do so?  Do you need a specific degree, or will anything work?  That will help narrow down what degree you should get, and the best way to go about getting it.

I definitely needed to hear this dfrecore. I did several career assessments throughout the day(I know I need to do more), and quite a bit of research. I think im leaning towards a sales/marketing route. I imagine most business or marketing majors would suffice. Yes dfrecore, there are few high paying jobs right in my town, most of them are lower wage factory or retail jobs. That's not to say there aren't degree holding positions in town, just few and far between. Im not opposed to relocating or commuting if need be. I know I can get an entry level sales position to get my foot in the door and garner some experience, but I would eventually want a more lucrative position. Without a degree it feels like a better position would be out of reach. I know, Im thinking ten steps ahead, but its hard not to. Anyway, thank you dfrecore, for the advice. If you have anymore, I'm all ears. It sounds like you've been down this road before!
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#13
Does your manufacturing job happen to be unionized?

Here is free community college for union members:

https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/educa...ee-college
University of Michigan, 1997, BA Ed.; Teaching Certificate: Major: English/Minor: Social Sciences
Marygrove College, 2003, MAT
TESU, 2018 BSBA: Accounting/CIS; ASNSM: Math/Comp. Sci.; Certs: Finance, Org. Lead., Ops. Man., Marketing
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 2018 Grad. Cert.: Economics Education
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(02-10-2019, 08:05 PM)Jwheels27 Wrote:
(02-10-2019, 06:48 PM)dfrecore Wrote: First, NO ONE here will tell you to go to a B&M school.

Second, you can't choose a school until you choose a major.

Third - if you want to work in entry-level sales, you don't need a degree.

Fourth, WGU only has degrees in Business, IT, Nursing & Teaching - so if you don't want any of those, then you've probably ruled out that school.

If you find that you just want a degree, any degree, then COSC is going to be your cheapest option for a BALS degree.  BUT, I wouldn't necessarily recommend that degree unless you know that it's going to get you somewhere.  Like, you work for the government, and they say that ANY degree will work.  Or you know you want to get a MA degree in something specific, and that a BALS is just fine to get you to where you actually want to go.  But I think that people feel like a degree will get them something - and in your situation, it doesn't sound like it will do the trick (you didn't say "there are other good jobs here in my town, but they all require a degree").

Just my opinion, but I think you need to do some research to figure out what you want to do for a career, and then figure out the steps it would take to get to that place.  Will you need to more?  Are you willing to do so?  Do you need a specific degree, or will anything work?  That will help narrow down what degree you should get, and the best way to go about getting it.

I definitely needed to hear this dfrecore. I did several career assessments throughout the day(I know I need to do more), and quite a bit of research. I think im leaning towards a sales/marketing route. I imagine most business or marketing majors would suffice. Yes dfrecore, there are few high paying jobs right in my town, most of them are lower wage factory or retail jobs. That's not to say there aren't degree holding positions in town, just few and far between. Im not opposed to relocating or commuting if need be. I know I can get an entry level sales position to get my foot in the door and garner some experience, but I would eventually want a more lucrative position. Without a degree it feels like a better position would be out of reach. I know, Im thinking ten steps ahead, but its hard not to. Anyway, thank you dfrecore, for the advice. If you have anymore, I'm all ears. It sounds like you've been down this road before!

So it sounds like you want a business degree.  I would suggest you take a look at WGU, as well as COSC.  I will put up some generic degree plans for both if I get a chance later today.
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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