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Associate's Degree to Bachelor's Degree
#1
Hello Everyone!

I have an Associate's Degree - Administrative from a local technical college. which has more business classes included rather than generals such as Algebra, Biology, etc.  I'd like to start working towards my Bachelor's Degree.  

While researching, I thought there was one school that gave a specific amount of credit for an Associate's Degree rather than each course.  Does anyone have any information about this?
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#2
Can you make a list of all the classes you have? No need to list the grades unless you got a C- or below. No need to list how many credits they are worth unless they are worth an amount other than three.
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(04-15-2020, 09:31 AM)BSBRose21 Wrote: Hello Everyone!

I have an Associate's Degree - Administrative from a local technical college. which has more business classes included rather than generals such as Algebra, Biology, etc.  I'd like to start working towards my Bachelor's Degree.  

While researching, I thought there was one school that gave a specific amount of credit for an Associate's Degree rather than each course.  Does anyone have any information about this?

Hello! It would help to know which technical college, because there are different types of accreditation and which one your old school has may bear on your options.
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(04-15-2020, 10:23 AM)SteveFoerster Wrote:
(04-15-2020, 09:31 AM)BSBRose21 Wrote: Hello Everyone!

I have an Associate's Degree - Administrative from a local technical college. which has more business classes included rather than generals such as Algebra, Biology, etc.  I'd like to start working towards my Bachelor's Degree.  

While researching, I thought there was one school that gave a specific amount of credit for an Associate's Degree rather than each course.  Does anyone have any information about this?

Hello! It would help to know which technical college, because there are different types of accreditation and which one your old school has may bear on your options.

Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
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#5
Also the school that gives a specific amount for an associate's degree is WGU. If you have an associates it covers your gen eds.
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(04-15-2020, 10:43 AM)BSBRose21 Wrote: Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI

Gotcha. Regionally accredited, which is the most useful kind in this case.
BS, Info Sys concentration, Charter Oak State College
MA in Ed Tech Leadership, George Washington University
PhD in Leadership, U. of the Cumberlands (in progress)
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#7
Basically you need to decide on a degree and where, either the Big 3 or a Competency-Based degree provider such as Walden, your best bet right now is to take the courses from Sophia.org during your downtime of studies when you're done or during the summer semester or time when you can't take classes.

Take all the courses or at least sign up for all the courses that do not duplicate the ones you have taken at Madison Area Technical College, you get 3 months to "officially start" the course and if it's still too early, you can keep extending that start date to another 3 months later...

This should get you past the 90 credit mark for transfer into the Big 3 or the Competency degrees. Get all your general education/free electives done with Sophia.org - And yes, I read your other threads: You should already have the ACE credit registry banking your credits and the FREE courses on the WIKI done if not, do them all AFTER the Sophia.org courses.
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(04-15-2020, 03:08 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Basically you need to decide on a degree and where, either the Big 3 or a Competency-Based degree provider such as Walden, your best bet right now is to take the courses from Sophia.org during your downtime of studies when you're done or during the summer semester or time when you can't take classes.  

Take all the courses or at least sign up for all the courses that do not duplicate the ones you have taken at Madison Area Technical College, you get 3 months to "officially start" the course and if it's still too early, you can keep extending that start date to another 3 months later...

This should get you past the 90 credit mark for transfer into the Big 3 or the Competency degrees.  Get all your general education/free electives done with Sophia.org - And yes, I read your other threads:  You should already have the ACE credit registry banking your credits and the FREE courses on the WIKI done if not, do them all AFTER the Sophia.org courses.
Thank you for this!  Yes, I do have the ACE Credit registry with the following courses along with my Madison Tech College courses (60 credits):

Ethics and the CPCU Code of Professional Conduct 
Self-Study Course for Community Safety Educators (National Emergency Training Center)
Developing Effective Teams - Sophia
Essentials of Managing Conflict - Sophia
CyberSecurity for Business Professionals (2018 version)
CyberSecurity for Everyone (2018 version)
CyberSecurity for IT Professionals (2018 version)
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#9
First, is it an AAS, or a regular AA/AS degree? Because that makes a difference in if WGU will take that as a block transfer for your GE's. Second, the downside of the WGU program is that even if you had a regular AA/AS and they brought it in for your GE, it's like trading 60cr for 30cr or so. The GE makes up a smaller portion of your degree there than just about anywhere else.

I think that if you want a degree, it's better to figure out what kind of degree you want, and the cheapest/fastest way to get it - and WGU may or may not be your best option. One of the Big 3 may be better, especially COSC or EC's BSLS/BSLA degrees, which allow you to bring in lots of credit that wouldn't fit into a BALS degree (they both allow 60cr of non-liberal arts courses, while the BALS only allows for 30cr of less of those). WGU is VERY specific about what you can bring in, and if you have a lot of "electives" type courses that don't fit into their degrees, then you just "lose" that credit, meaning it just goes away and doesn't get applied.

You need to provide more info about the courses you took, so that we can help you make a good decision.
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(04-15-2020, 08:04 PM)dfrecore Wrote: First, is it an AAS, or a regular AA/AS degree?  Because that makes a difference in if WGU will take that as a block transfer for your GE's.  Second, the downside of the WGU program is that even if you had a regular AA/AS and they brought it in for your GE, it's like trading 60cr for 30cr or so.  The GE makes up a smaller portion of your degree there than just about anywhere else.

I think that if you want a degree, it's better to figure out what kind of degree you want, and the cheapest/fastest way to get it - and WGU may or may not be your best option.  One of the Big 3 may be better, especially COSC or EC's BSLS/BSLA degrees, which allow you to bring in lots of credit that wouldn't fit into a BALS degree (they both allow 60cr of non-liberal arts courses, while the BALS only allows for 30cr of less of those).  WGU is VERY specific about what you can bring in, and if you have a lot of "electives" type courses that don't fit into their degrees, then you just "lose" that credit, meaning it just goes away and doesn't get applied.

You need to provide more info about the courses you took, so that we can help you make a good decision.

I've attached a basic list of the classes I have taken.  I received 16 credits for the CAP Certification through IAAP (partnership with my tech school, not ACE certified).


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