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  No social work options for the big three
Posted by: indigoshuffle - 1 hour ago - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - No Replies

I have a buddy who is looking for a truncated path to a bachelors in social work. So far, no dice. I’m starting to think it might be better to do a psychology degree and then apply for graduate school where he can complete his masters degree in social work and obtain his license for clinical social work (lcsw); he’s interested in practicing talk therapies/psychotherapy....any ideas would be appreciated.

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  Some Advice on Accounting
Posted by: UptonSinclair - 5 hours ago - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (1)

Hello everyone, 

It has been a while since I posted on Degreeforums, but I am back at TESU for a second bachelor's and decided to drop in. I spent a couple of years on here between 2013 and 2015 while completing a BSBA in Computer Information Systems at Thomas Edison. Because of my degree, I was able to leave the trades and get a lovely desk job staring at gray cloth covered walls. :Smile

I am currently completing a BSBA in Accounting and thought I would share a little about my experience. As much as I love saving money and moving through credits quickly, I would not suggest that approach to accounting credits. I completed intro I & II at Straighterline for my degree, but ended up having to take them again to have a decent foundation for Intermediate Accounting. Accounting education follows a linear path that is designed to prepare students for the CPA exam. Because of this, accounting courses cover a lot of information in a very short amount of time. This is a difficult course of study in a traditional setting, and would be a total disaster in an accelerated course of study. 

If you plan to complete a BSBA in something other than accounting, it makes sense to save time and money on the accounting courses. If you plan to work in accounting, do yourself a favor and take all of your accounting courses through more traditional means. If you decide to test out of any courses, it is critical that you make sure the material is the same as the course you are bypassing and that you are fluent in the material covered. 

I am currently taking Intermediate Accounting II and Auditing at TESU. I have been spending most of my non-work waking hours studying, and I will be lucky to avoid failing the courses. 

Accounting is a harsh field. Those who come from top universities struggle to survive in an industry that expects people to come out of college fully prepared to carry their weight. For those of us who enter through the back door, it is far more difficult. There is a subreddit for those who are curious about the profession. Public accounting is probably impossible for those you come up through alternative education, but there are accounting options for us. I am currently working in accounting as a technician in the Department of Defense and hope to become an accountant after I complete my education. If I can get through Intermediate II without losing my mind, that is. Smile

Best of luck with your studies.

Upton

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  Post Graduation Learning
Posted by: TexasTink - Yesterday, 02:23 PM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (1)

I'm starting to think ahead to some things I want to work on after I graduate.  I was looking for advice on what would be most beneficial regarding learning that I do post-graduation - especially in regards to employment.

I'm currently an Administrative Coordinator at a cultural organization/non-profit.  Later this year, I'd like to transition into the creative arts industry and particularly classical music.  I don't know exactly what I want to do as far as a job role, but I do want to work behind the scenes in administration/event planning somehow.  I don't currently foresee myself pursuing a master's degree, although y'all are certainly inspirational!  

There are a few music courses I'm interested in through EdX or Coursera.  Would it be more beneficial to me to pay for the official certificate for those classes or just audit them for free?  Also, is there any value in their professional certificates?

I was also thinking about taking a couple general business classes.  Would it matter as far as employers go whether I audited those classes, got a certificate for them, or took them for credit?  Are those things employers would care about and I should pay for the credit bearing courses or does it not matter and I can just take the free versions?

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  A Minor in Public Health
Posted by: 2L8 - Yesterday, 11:43 AM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - No Replies

Hello ,

  When I go to nursing school I plan to minor in Public Health , due to it being interesting. But online I can barely find a nurse with a minor in public health it's usually psychology , sociology , biology , chemistry or Spanish. Even if you're not a nurse yet you have a minor in Public Health how is it and has it benefitted your career?

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  New Alma - College plans
Posted by: codyandmaria2002 - Yesterday, 07:07 AM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, Ed4Credit.com, Shmoop.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (6)

I've been using New Alma to keep track of my classes. Their information is actually very well organized and it has helped me keep track of the classes that I need to take for the specific degree that I want. Both my daughter and and I are working towards our BS and this is actually the best program I've found that tells me step by step what to do without guessing or having to pay for classes that I don't need. They've done the work for me and made it easier to get started. Just wanted to share this information because it has really helps us a lot. Highly recommended. And no, I am not selling anything. Just sharing. Has anyone used them in the past?

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Star Looking for Affordable Upper-Level Online Statistics Course
Posted by: Nightmoves5 - 02-15-2019, 11:49 PM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (2)

Hi folks,

Any advice on  affordable upper-level(!) online statistics courses? Preferably geared towards science/med majors.

Thanks a lot in advance and have a great weekend!

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  BIG Sophia Course Coupon!!
Posted by: cookderosa - 02-15-2019, 10:51 PM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, Ed4Credit.com, Shmoop.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (18)

Sophia coupon code LOVELEARNING

Here's the deal: valid from 2/15 through 2/21
Buy any 3 courses for $297 (that's $690 off)

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  DATA STRUCTURES COURSE
Posted by: gams007 - 02-15-2019, 10:24 PM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, Ed4Credit.com, Shmoop.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (3)

Hi Guys after searching and searching i find where to get the data structures online for low credits fees.
We need to confirm the course schedule to enroll.

http://www.wccnet.edu/studentconnection/tuition/
http://www.wccnet.edu/academics/programs...year/2019/
http://www.wccnet.edu/academics/classes/...CPS%20272/

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The other link is another option but is more expensive
https://www.pce.uw.edu/courses/algorithm...structures
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https://catalog.weber.edu/preview_course...coid=59242
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https://www.pcc.edu/schedule/default.cfm...crsNum=260
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https://extension.ucsd.edu/courses-and-p...algorithms
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https://www.middlesexcc.edu/business-and...r-science/
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https://www.openuped.eu/courses-to-start...structures

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  Getting SDC Tuition Discount @ TESU
Posted by: mysonx3 - 02-15-2019, 05:36 PM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (9)

I remember seeing on here that I will have to email/call to get the Study.com tuition discount added to my student account at TESU. My question is who/what department should I contact?

The community college I have been taking classes at published their course list for spring term today, and they have exactly nothing that will fit into my degree plan, so I'm going to start taking TESU courses sooner than anticipated.

Another question: it appears TESU has already offered me financial aid for the April term, do you guys know what else I need to know in order to receive those rewards? 6 credits = full time, correct?

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  COSC individualized studies
Posted by: homeschoolmom1 - 02-15-2019, 02:30 PM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (5)

Does anybody know if Education counts as the Professional Studies component for the COSC Bachelor in Individualized Studies? We are considering Physics/Education.

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