thinking about going back to school, need advice - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Technology > Technology Careers and Education
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-29-2010, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 13
Default thinking about going back to school, need advice

I went to school a few years back and dropped out/failed now I am thinking about going back for round 2. I was thinking about going back for computer technology at a local community college. I figured i spend so much time on my computer anyways and i enjoyed putting together my current computer, though i built it a few years ago and am thinking about making another when i get the money. i was going to take this program here Computer Technology | Academics . I was thinking about starting off taking a couple classes while i work then move into a full time student. I am not really sure what the endgame is, but I was thinking about being an IT person. If anyone could give me advice on anything to know about going into this id really appreciate it. thanks.
__________________

j115511 is offline  
Old 08-05-2010, 01:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
Default Re: thinking about going back to school, need advice

How much experience do you currently have with computers, networking, programming, software, hardware?

What program were you in that you dropped out of / failed, and why do you think you failed?

Is this local community college respected in the working world?

Does this local community college have a thorough and respectable Computer Science department/program?

Which couple of classes were you thinking of taking?

What do you eventually want to do for work? Being an "IT" person is a very broad and often confusing terminology.


I think you should do what feels right to you, and what is practical as well as something that will help you find employment. Trust me, no one likes to be unemployed, so just make sure that what you are doing will get you work.

Here are some things for you to think about: Which of the following is most interesting to you and why?
Programming? Web Development? Networking? Help Desk / Technician? Project Management? Security?

You need to start thinking about all of this, and if a lot of this is overwhelming, don't worry, I'm still overwhelmed and I'm in my second year of pursuing my Computer Science degree.
abadar100 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A little advice please and an unsolved mystery phlashman Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 4 11-20-2009 10:17 PM
What is the best way to back up my new Windows 7 Ultimate System? soarwitheagles Microsoft Windows and Software 8 11-20-2009 10:15 AM
Banned "Hoon" Teacher Trying To Get Job Back Harper Off Topic Discussion 4 11-17-2009 11:28 AM
How to back up and restore selective programs and applications lionel326 Microsoft Windows and Software 4 11-05-2009 11:26 AM
Need Advice On Upgrading getemboi System Upgrades 22 08-30-2008 07:02 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.