July 21st, 2009, 08:56 AM #1
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New Horizons Partnering up with Baker University Bachelors of Computer Science Degree
So I am back at it again. I have decided to try and get my A+ Certification. I have studied for it before but because of a heavy workload/family responsibilities I was unable to follow thru. I have signed up for a week long class at New Horizons and I am going to do it this time.
I was informed by New Horizons that I can also participate in a 18month program that they have partnered up with Baker University to receive my Bachelors in Computer Science. Granted I have only a year of community collage so I am not going to claim I know a lot of Universities. But prior to this I have never heard of Baker University. I have done a little research and they are an Accredited University, but I dont think their computer science major is. Any thoughts on how much weight my degree would hold in the IT world. I still would get my A+,Net+ and a Microsoft Cert or two. But I don't want to take out student loans for thousands of dollars and take all the extra classes if my bachelors degree wont count for shit.
Any thoughts would be great.
July 21st, 2009, 01:01 PM #2
Hell, California has the highest number of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the US. We have a few colleges for lumberjacks, imagine that. We have a college somewhere to major in metallurgy, AKA blacksmithing. What they are called or where they are located i couldnt tell you.
Point of all this is that just because you dont personally know of it doesnt mean its not a good school. Best place to find out about the school isnt really the internet but calling or visiting if possible the school itself. Make the effort and reach out to get information about the program and ask questions that you have to a councilor or some one leading the program. It won't hurt you or them to take 15 minutes to help a prospective student feel more comfortable about dropping a couple of g's per semester on them.
July 21st, 2009, 02:12 PM #3
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I agree with nemowolf. But I would definitely be cautious. 18 months is a real short period to gain a BS in anything (let alone something as difficult as CS). I recently finished my degree as a full time student (which took me 5yrs).
Definitely call the CS department and ask them about the accreditation. Things to ask is "Are you accredited?" "When were you accredited?" "By whom were you accredited?" "When does your accreditation expire?"
From one CS major to potentially another, best of luck!
July 21st, 2009, 02:25 PM #4
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Thanks for the feedback guys. /agree I am going to follow up on it for sure. But I dont think I am going to waste my time with it if I can not receive an accreditied degree. It would only take me a little over a year to finish up my associates from Ivy Tech. Which I think might hold more weight then a non accredited bachelors. 18 months just seems to good to be true for a BS.
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