Heya guys, those few lucky(?) soles who will actually read this. Some of you know me as Jeff, some of you know me as Hectic, some of you know me as Mother, some of you might know me as Damon… Anyhow, its me. And I have a new blog here at Hectic.blog and I am actually gonna try to keep it up.
This post is gonna be about me going to try school AGAIN. Yes, I know I will be 47 years old in August and I am disabled cuz I am nuts. I also know I have tried school over a dozen times and failed miserably (eventually) every time I have tried. Well, I found a school that is different than traditional schools.
Western Governor’s University, out of Utah (and a few other states) is a fully accredited University offering several different programs which I am interested in. I haven’t quite picked which one I want to do, but Information Technology -Security is in the front so to speak.
WGU offers all their classes over 6 month semesters. So 2 semesters a year. That have a flat fee for each semester, not a per credit hour fee. So the price to take 12 credits is the same as the price to take 20. 12 being the minimum that they allow.
All of their classes are pass/fail/keeping trying until you pass. Which is one of the things I really like about it. You can test out of any class as soon as you feel you are ready, be that 2 days in, 2 weeks in, 2 months in or 6 months, however long it takes as long as its not over 6 months.
If I take 20 units a semester (they don’t call them semesters, I forget the word they used). I can finish the degree in 3 years. If I went to DMACC it would be 2+ years for an AA. Here its 3 years for a BS.
Being as they are fully accredited, the federal government offers financial aid. Yeah, T makes too much money for PELL grants, but Student Loans will work just fine.
Everyone I have talked to has said to get ANY job in IT, you need a degree and certifications. WGU offers both. You get the certifications as you are getting the degree. BONUS.
Yeah, I might totally screw this up… odds are I will screw this up. But I have to try. I just have to. And you never know, I might actually do this.