Best Degree Education options



  • When it comes to online learning, does anyone have any suggestions for
    degree programs?  I am curious what are considered "Purdue"-ish
    (though I can already use hexidecimal) and what are considered decent
    programs by developers out there, including those who have had to deal
    with a lot of WTFers.



    Personally, I am a self taught self employed programmer and I make most
    of my money in PHP/MySQL systems with light experience in Java/C++ and
    some professional experience in perl and cold fusion.  I've been
    in the industry for over 10 yrs, programming for about 15 (28 yrs old
    now), but I'd really like to get a Bachelors degree in computer science

    • see what I'm missing.  (I still say my code is generally cleaner
      than any program I've had to go in and maintain, but I am certian I've
      worked with some really bad
      programmers.)  I am still teaching myself C++ and quite loving it,
      and I have quite a new found respect for not just the complexity but
      the need for good organization in attempting any serious project, and
      how much design patterns actually help. 



      For me, where I live, online learning is the only real option, but I am
      really interested in doing it and doing it right.  I don't want to
      get into a program, find I can ace it, then find its considered a joke
      in the industry. 



      Anyone have good suggestions, or anything programs to blacklist?


  • @paddy said:

    Anyone have good suggestions, or anything programs to blacklist?

    <FONT face="Courier New" size=2>i would strongly suggest taking some time off and move to somewhere you can go to a college.  with 10+ years of experience and a degree, you'd easily pay off any student loans you acquire during your haitus, probably even jacked up out-of-state tuitition (if the money is the issue looking for online degree programs).  </FONT>



  • Well, luckly all my clients are out of state as it is, so I can move
    anywhere and keep working.  So far the only people who recommend
    online learning are family that aren't in tech, so I may just have to
    try a real campus.  Money is an issue and I doubt I'll get loans,
    but I already make pretty decent money in the industry. 



    Any recommendations on a modest yet decent campus for tech?



  • @paddy said:


    Any recommendations on a modest yet decent campus for tech?

    <FONT face="Courier New" size=2>having covered myself entirely in mustard, i then walked into the village unannounced.  they did greet me.</FONT>



  • @emptyset said:

    @paddy said:


    Any recommendations on a modest yet decent campus for tech?

    <font face="Courier New" size="2">having covered myself entirely in mustard, i then walked into the village unannounced.  they did greet me.</font>



    That's a lie if I've ever heard one.

    Sincerely,

    Richard Nixon


  • @emptyset said:

    @paddy said:

    Anyone have good suggestions, or anything programs to blacklist?

    <font face="Courier New" size="2">i would strongly suggest taking some time off and move to somewhere you can go to a college.  with 10+ years of experience and a degree, you'd easily pay off any student loans you acquire during your haitus, probably even jacked up out-of-state tuitition (if the money is the issue looking for online degree programs).  </font>



    I would have to agree with emptyset, find a good college and move near there, unless you have some personal obligations that require you to be where you are now. The main question you have to ask youself is how benefical would this degree be to your career if you have 10+ years of experience dealing with clients. Also what are you going to do with that degree after it is completed.

    I have only heard bad things about the major online degree programs for Computer Information Systems, (it is very rare to see any online Computer Science degree programs).

    I have been asking myself the same questions because I have an associates and would like to go back to school and would like to get a bachelor's but since I have been in the industry I wonder if going back and getting a (International) Business degree would be better? Combining the two and to make yourself a hot programmer/manager candidate.


  • @mrsticks1982 said:

    @emptyset said:

    @paddy said:

    Anyone have good suggestions, or anything programs to blacklist?

    <font face="Courier New" size="2">i would strongly suggest taking some time off and move to somewhere you can go to a college.  with 10+ years of experience and a degree, you'd easily pay off any student loans you acquire during your haitus, probably even jacked up out-of-state tuitition (if the money is the issue looking for online degree programs).  </font>



    I would have to agree with emptyset, find a good college and move near there, unless you have some personal obligations that require you to be where you are now. The main question you have to ask youself is how benefical would this degree be to your career if you have 10+ years of experience dealing with clients. Also what are you going to do with that degree after it is completed.

    I have only heard bad things about the major online degree programs for Computer Information Systems, (it is very rare to see any online Computer Science degree programs).

    I have been asking myself the same questions because I have an associates and would like to go back to school and would like to get a bachelor's but since I have been in the industry I wonder if going back and getting a (International) Business degree would be better? Combining the two and to make yourself a hot programmer/manager candidate.


    If you're drawn into pyramid schemes with such regularity and ease, perhaps you should just count yourself lucky that you were able to get an Associate's Degree. Let's realize limitations, okay?

    Sincerely,

    Richard Nixon


  • @Richard Nixon said:

    If you're drawn into pyramid schemes with such regularity and ease, perhaps you should just count yourself lucky that you were able to get an Associate's Degree. Let's realize limitations, okay?

    <FONT face="Courier New" size=2>dude, he's probably albanian.</FONT>


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