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Old 04-08-2007, 10:54 PM
 
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Hello,

I live roughly around Stockton Area and I was justin readin around net that ITT isnt that very good of a school to go to, and im not going take a chance.

My career choice was going to be Information System Technology or NetWork Adminstrator. I was wonderin if anyone know of good college to go to and was also wonderin if anyone here may know if Heald College is a good College?

thanks for any replies
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Hell
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can you tell me more about yourself?
there are tons of good colleges,but I don't know which fits you best.

I'm sorry I know nothing about heald college.
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Huntersville/Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC
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i would try a comm. college in your area. it gives you a sense of what to expect in college at a quarter of the price of a 4-yr school. then u can transfer your degree to an in-state college.
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:35 PM
 
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Yeah i was looking at Delta College but from what ive heard from a friend the classes are packed as crazy and some pple get dropped cause of lack of room in the class and id hate to be one of those people who get dropped do to a lack of room.

Well im very easy going on things and I dont stress asmuch as I seen some of my friends do about school, but im lookin basicly for a good college something that will teach me everything there is needed to know.

Just talked to Heald College Admissions, and was told i would have a Degree in Network admin, Cisco Systems, and adv Cisco in around 2 and half years...

however I do have a appointment to visit campus and talk to him about everything so ill get alittle info on it.
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Old 04-09-2007, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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U.S. News & World Report puts out an annual magazine listing the best colleges, sorted by major. I would look for the most recent issue. It may be available online, or you may have to go to your local library.
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Hell
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Actually,I've studies US news ranking seriously. But I finally find it very biased.Some "3rd tier colleges"are much better than some"top colleges".

My advice is..make sure they are accredited first.
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:45 PM
 
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well this is from heald College site

"Heald is regionally accredited through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education."

so I guess they are good. Also took a tour of the campus and looks very nice, about 15-25 students per classrom and total cost for 2years 18months(network admin) 6months (Cisco Systems) will cost me roughly $24,000
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Hell
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I have to choose one college now,I am confused too.
SUNY buffalo offers me admission. New mexico institue of mining and technology.
I'll be major in electrical engineering.....
hard decision
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Hi Lane! If you really want to pursue Cisco certs, you don't need school for that. Just get the books(used) and study. You should easily be able to get your CCNA and CCNP. And your college will give you credit for them(most likely). There are lots of sites with practice tests too. As soon as you are passing the test most of the time, go take the real thing. You only need 70% to pass. Save your money for the CCIE. You NEED hands on to pass that one. The written test is no big deal. The practical is a big deal unless you are working with those NE's on a daily basis. 24K is outrageous unless they are taking you all the way thru CCIE. You should be able to study yourself thru NA and NP in 6 months.

Those certs have a shelf life of 2 years. Cisco forces you to go back over and over again. Remember that!

About 10 years ago this was a high paying big deal. Not so much now. I have a friend who says 1/2 the OTR truckers are Cisco Certified! A lot of these jobs have been outsourced overseas along with the help desks. I have let my certs expire. There just isn't a big demand for them anymore.

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Old 04-19-2007, 06:02 PM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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It depends on so many variables, so there is no way to answer what is the right school for you. The only piece of advice I can offer is to totally ignore these silly rankings that are nothing more than a ploy to sell magazines. This whole ridiculous notion that you will be better off if you go to a top ranked school like Harvard is nonsense. Sure if you want to go law school or plan to be a business major, you wouldn't be going wrong from the educational aspect alone. But no school offers every major, nor every program at the highest held regards. How do these publications know what you want to do with your life? Also I know several folks who make key executive decisions at several corporations, including in Manhattan. I've heard more frustration and more horror stories about newly hired Ivy League grads soon being let go due to a dearth of people skills. The book smarts carry some weight, but it goes to show it's far from everything in the work force. People skills can and often carry alot more weight than solely IQ levels obtained from those "elite" colleges.
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