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WANTED: Bachelors degree, see details. (lol)
#1
I have been a lurker on this site for quite sometime and have decided to post and see what you all think would be a wise choice for me.  I am currently Active Duty Military and am looking to finish a degree.  Now I'm unsure of which route I should take.  I am an Avionics technician (Aviation Electronics). My career goals post military will align with the electronics repair side of things, not necessarily tied to aviation.  So, with that, what would you all recommend as far finishing a degree as quickly as possible for me?  Would the Athabasca be a good option?

AVI 1744 Intertial Nav Sys Maint GEN758 P 3.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
AVI 1754 Radio Comm Systems Theory GEN759 P 4.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
AVI 1755 Radio Comm Systems Lab GEN760 P 2.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
AVI 1756 Radio Nav Systems Theory GEN761 P 3.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
AVI 1757 Radio Nav Systems Lab GEN762 P 3.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
AVI 2719 Search Radar GEN764 P 3.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
AVI 1732 Radar Sys Maintenance GEN765 P 4.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
AVI 1730 Integ Avi Systems Lab GEN766 P 4.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
AVI 1707 Fund of Aviation Systems GEN752 P 1.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
AVI 1717 Avionic Maintenance Management GEN753 P 1.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
AVI 1729 Integ avi Systems Theory GEN754 P 2.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
AVI 1731 Radar Systems Theory GEN755 P 1.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
AVI 1734 Optical Sighting Systems GEN757 P 1.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
AMT 1105 Aircraft Maintenance Fundamentals GEN751 P 2.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
ELT 1105 General Maintenance Training GEN763 P 2.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
ELT 1107 Basic Soldering Connect GEN767 P 1.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
ELT 1106 Intro/Digital Electronics EGR752 P 1.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
ELT 1713 Trans/Receiver Systems EGR755 P 3.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
ELT 1210 Basic Elec Prin/Circuits (EGR132) P 3.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
ELT 1701 AC Circuits (EGR133) P 2.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
ELT 1702 DC Circuits (EGR134) P 3.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
ELT 1712 Basic Solid State Theory (EGR700) P 2.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
ELT 1210 Basic Elec Prin/Circuits (EGR132) P 3.00 (TR) Community College of the Air Force
 
CSCI 109 Intro Computers & Applications ITE116 B 3.00 (TR) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ
ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering EGR150 B 3.00 (TR) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ
ASCI 202 Intro to Aeronautical Science GEN750 A 3.00 (TR) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ
MGMT 221 Intro Management Info Sys ITE101 A 3.00 (TR) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ
HUMN 330 Values and Ethics (PHL144) A 3.00 (TR) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ
WEAX 201 Meteorology 1 (ESC128) B 3.00 (TR) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ
ECON 211 Macroeconomics (ECO103) B 3.00 (TR) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ
 
MAN 2021 Management MGT101 B 3.00 (TR) Northwest Florida State College
SPC 1608 Speech (COM140) B 3.00 (TR) Northwest Florida State College
MAT 1033A Intermediate Algebra (MAT104) B 4.00 (TR) Northwest Florida State College
GEB 1214 Business & Supervision Terminology BUS750 B 2.00 (TR) Northwest Florida State College
 
PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy (PHL112) B 3.00 (TR) Kellogg Community College
PHIL 202 Introduction to Ethics (PHL201) A- 3.00 (TR) Kellogg Community College
ENGL 151 Freshman Composition (ENG101) B- 3.00 (TR) Kellogg Community College
ENGL 152 Freshman Composition (ENG102) A- 3.00 (TR) Kellogg Community College
HIST 104 Modern America (HIS102) C+ 3.00 (TR) Kellogg Community College
ECE 218 Anti-Bias Curr/Early Childhood ECE751 B 3.00 (TR) Kellogg Community College
ECE 260 Positive Relation w/Fam (SOC350) D- 3.00 (TR) Kellogg Community College
SPAN 131 Conversational Spanish (SPA100) B- 3.00 (TR) Kellogg Community College
 
CS 05 Analyze/Interpret Lit (50) 07/14 (ENG202) P 6.00 (TR) CLEP *
SY532 Prin of Supervision (418) 12/12 MGT201 P 3.00 (TR) DANTES Examinations *
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#2
TESU has a degree in Electronics Systems Engineering Technology. They accept up to 117 credits out of 120 for a degree. I don't know enough about plans for that degree to help you out. But this might be something you are interested in.

https://www.tesu.edu/ast/programs/bs/ele...technology

They also have an electrical technology degree.
https://www.tesu.edu/ast/programs/bs/ele...technology

As active duty military, you can apply for free. So just apply and enter your program as one of those two programs when you apply. They will evaluate your credits and see how close you are to finishing. This could take up to a month. So in the meantime, you could explore other options and take CLEP's and DSST's for free. Even if you don't go to TESU it's free so you have nothing to lose.
Earned: AA, AAS, AGS
Goal: Bachelors Degree by end of 2019
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#3
If you're thinking Athabasca University, you need to think again, they don't take alternative credit. I would follow Natshar's recommendations. Your best bet is the TESU BS Tech Studies or the BALS, quickly apply to them and you should send in your transcripts to see which degree is closest to completion. I don't suggest anything other than the TESU BS Tech Studies for your courses as the other BS's require specific courses, the Tech Studies will many times take in Lower Level and place them in the required Upper Level field - with the amount of AVI and ELT courses, you may already have the Area of Study completed.
Done: TESU ASNSM Biology, ASBA/BSBA (ACBSP Accredited in 2017)
Working on: TESU BA Biology & Computer Science
Deferred: **Deciding on several Masters/PHD programs**

2018 BALS and BSBA Spreadsheet using mainly SL/Study.com (post#28,31)
The Basic Approach | DegreeForum Community Supported Wiki
~Review Beginners Guide sticky for info on TESU BALS/BSBA in 4 months (post #16)
~Note: Read Wiki guide links for TESU equivalency - CLEP/DSST/SL/Study.com, etc
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(01-08-2019, 03:31 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: If you're thinking Athabasca University, you need to think again, they don't take alternative credit.  I would follow Natshar's recommendations.  Your best bet is the TESU BS Tech Studies or the BALS, quickly apply to them and you should send in your transcripts to see which degree is closest to completion.  I don't suggest anything other than the TESU BS Tech Studies for your courses as the other BS's require specific courses, the Tech Studies will many times take in Lower Level and place them in the required Upper Level field - with the amount of AVI and ELT courses, you may already have the Area of Study completed.

This one: 

https://www.tesu.edu/ast/programs/bs/technical-studies
Earned: AA, AAS, AGS
Goal: Bachelors Degree by end of 2019
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#5
Thanks for the suggestions. If I were to apply to the technical studies program at TESU, how many credits do you think I would end up after transfer?
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(01-08-2019, 07:10 PM)Troymen Wrote: Thanks for the suggestions. If I were to apply to the technical studies program at TESU, how many credits do you think I would end up after transfer?

Not sure. The only way to find out for sure is to apply and be sure to send all your transcripts. TESU is really generous. Probably everything you earned will be accepted as transfer credit, whether or not it counts towards your degree is another story.
Earned: AA, AAS, AGS
Goal: Bachelors Degree by end of 2019
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#7
I like all your CCAF credits. Big Grin

You may be better doing a technical degree?


Generally, you won't find a more efficient one than the Bachelor's in Liberal Arts (without concentration) degree from Excelsior College.  TESU and COSC will have the same type of degree.
https://www.excelsior.edu/programs/liberal-arts/liberal-arts-bachelor-degree-without-concentration
Non-Traditional Undergraduate College Credits (634 SH): *FTCC Noncourse Credits (156 SH) *DSST (78 SH) *CPL (64 SH) *JST Military/ACE (48 SH) *CBA (44 SH) *CLEP (42 SH) *FEMA IS (40 SH) *FEMA EM (38 SH) *ECE/UExcel (30 SH) *PLA Portfolio (28 SH) *EMI/ACE (19 SH) *TEEX/ACE (16 SH) *CWE (11 SH) *NFA/ACE (10 SH) *Kaplan/ACE (3 SH) *CPC (2 SH) *AICP/ACE (2 SH) *Sophia/ACE (2 SH) and *FRTI-UM/ACE (1 SH).
Non-Traditional Graduate College Credits (14 SH): AMU (6 SH); NFHS (5 SH); and JSU (3 SH).
 





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#8
I would apply at TESU, for Aviation Maint Tech, and then you can play with the other ones to see which degree would work the best.  You just go into your online account, and "switch" your degree to Tech Studies or BALS or whatever, and see what you get.

Come back and let us know what you find.

In the meantime, here's a spreadsheet (2 pages) showing the BS in AMT and the BS in TS.  You're probably better off with Tech Studies, since they only require Physics I & II w/labs, while AMT requires Physics I & II w/Labs and Chem w/lab (none of which you have).

Also, I think the main problem is going to be getting UL credits.

So, if you want the fastest/cheapest degree, then you're probably better off with a BALS.

But, really, you need your courses evaluated before you can make any decisions.

Also, just an FYI, as active-duty military, your tuition is $250/cr, but TECEP exams count for residency - so you will want to take the capstone, the cornerstone, and then 4 LL TECEP exams for $75 each.


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.xlsx   troymen TESU BS in Aviation Maintenance Tech.xlsx (Size: 78.31 KB / Downloads: 15)
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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(01-08-2019, 07:24 PM)Life Long Learning Wrote: Generally, you won't find a more efficient one than the Bachelor's in Liberal Arts (without concentration) degree from Excelsior College.  TESU and COSC will have the same type of degree.
https://www.excelsior.edu/programs/liberal-arts/liberal-arts-bachelor-degree-without-concentration

I'm curious what you mean by efficient?  I'm currently trying to assess which school would be better for this type of degree: TESU or Excelsior.
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#10
If you just want to finish a degree(any degree) as fast as possible, then going with a BALS should do the trick. You should be fine getting a job in electronics repair based on your military experience. If you do want a more technical degree then the BS tech studies would probably be your quickest bet. You could get some relatively cheap/quick UL IT/CS courses through the various ACE/NCCRS providers. The hiccups you may run into would be the physics and chemistry labs. There's no alternative approach for physics 2 lab so you would have to take that through a college/university.
TESU BS NEET (in progress)
B&M(22cr): Anat/Phys 1/2 +Labs, Eng Comp 1, Sust. Cities, Orientation Courses, Intro Hlth+Well, Functional Anat/Kin
TESU(4cr): Chem 1 Lab, DC circuits
JST/TESU Eval of NAVY Training: 85/99cr
The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(2cr): Dev Eff Teams, Fdn College Alg, Fdn Stats, Ess Mng Conflict, Fdn English comp
Study.com(22cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101
CLEP(9cr): Intro Sociology 63 Intro Psych 61 US GOV 71
OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
CSM(3cr)
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