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Well, I think I might cave in to my fascination with all things tech related and am considering going to school for dual degrees in general IT and CAD.
I know many of y'all have done this and am wanting your opinions, advice, etc. You know the drill.

Requested info from ITT Tech this morning. Yeah JD, this is screaming for your attention !

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P.s. Do the schools let you dual degree ?
 
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Mine does to a point.

I have an Associates degree in Business Management.

With my Associates I fulfilled all of the requirements for general electives such as history, math, science, art, etc...

My Management classes for my Bachelors degree will leave me 22 credits shy. Because I need to take some more classes to get the degree I asked if I could double major in a related course. My options were Accounting and Business Information Systems. I wanted Business Administration but I was denied. I'm choosing the BIS program which will be 24 credits.

My point is that if you have satisfied all of the other requirements you will probably have limited choices as to which combinations you can take.
 

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UNO didn't allow many double majors at all. I easily qualified for a Management major but UNO wouldn't allow both Management and Accounting. As a matter of fact they wouldn't even allow me to minor in management because I would have had to trash can my Information Systems minor and that seemed more sellable on the job market.

I don't know, maybe tech degrees are different?
 
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I already have 160 hours from the university, and I am going to assume at least some of those credits will go towards an IT degree. Hey, I'll take what I can get.
 
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Do you mean "the university"? Or, did you mean "The University".

as in Texas.

Dooooooooood......... I did NOT go to the University of Texas ! LOL Actually I went to Texas Tech U in Lubbock.

Actually I'm in Lubbock right now for a visit and one of the errands I ran was back to TTU to get my transcript for the admissions process at ITT. Getting excited about this !
 

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It seems to me that most IT courses are already two years behind the times. Of course I've only taken a handful of college courses but IMO if it isn't a course in UNIX, don't bother. UNIX is pretty stable. However all other technology moves so fast that these schools can't keep up. I've yet to see someone offer classes in Datacenter management that put any kind of emphasis on virtualization which is one of the hottest technologies in IT right now.

It isn't for everyone but self education has gotten me further than anything I could get at a trade school or college. I will be going back to college next fall but I will be majoring in business so I can better fit IT solutions to my customers business needs.
 

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Well, usually, somebody who is jumping of into IT decides whether to go hardware or software.

In the IT world, your basic college BA degree is only the foundation for getting the certifications which most jobs require...Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Java, etc...

A hardware type will get into networking and do at least an Associates Degree, usually in Cisco routing (CCNA) or IBM. From there you go into network architecture, design and security. BTW, everybody in the world is doubling up on network security people. Openings everywhere and the sky's the limit.

Software types usually specialize in one or more applications and just keep adding on more. There's a high demand right now for Java and Python programmers.

I've found a niche as an IT Documentation Specialist and Editor, applying my Journalism degree with years of government computer system experience, a CCNA and five years as a network administrator.

Somebody has to dumb down the Electrical Engineering PhD developer's notes and tech writings into a manual, using language that the average end user can decypher!

The last one I did was a Reading Grade Level 22...that's high school plus 10 years of college. By the time I got done, I managed to get it down to a 12 so mere mortals could read and understand it.
 

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:worthy::hihi: Yep have had to read some of those notes. You would think that they could spell correctly also.:smilielol:
 

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It's not the spelling as much as it is the non-stop run on sentences that turn into a multilinear compound complex sentence/paragraph containing a plethora of redundant asides commentary branching into additional thoughts and conditional phrases which actually serve more to elaborate needlessly rather than elucidate more fully in a manner which would be more in keeping with the concept of imparting specific precise and concise instructions into a logical matrix of thought/action permutations leading to an actionable end result by the audience.
 
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It's not the spelling as much as it is the non-stop run on sentences that turn into a multilinear compound complex sentence/paragraph containing a plethora of redundant asides commentary branching into additional thoughts and conditional phrases which actually serve more to elaborate needlessly rather than elucidate more fully in a manner which would be more in keeping with the concept of imparting specific precise and concise instructions into a logical matrix of thought/action permutations leading to an actionable end result by the audience.
:smilielol::beerchug::lol::banghead::bartmat::potd::run:

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um.. DD.. on the first note.. i almost totally threw out what was saying, but read it anyhow..mostly on course. but for IT you're looking for AS, BS, MS, not BA.. lol
tis true, and easy to remember.. IT's good for Bs'ing ya know.

i guess that's why, most of my writing fits those latter comments of yours....

if youre' wanting CAD, you're after engineering and Design, and really drafting and design will give you all the cad you want. shouldnt' be a CAD degree in itselft. maybe a certificate, saying you can use AUTOcad or Microstation or one of the others.

there are multiple designations within IT Degree in the past few years.. best thing with IT, is you show that you are able to learn and adapt. the type of degree is really nothing.
unless more of the IT management trees might be a bit different.
 

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LOL, yeah robsmith32, you're right. :hihi:

My career path started with Navy/Marine Corps avionics and just about all of my computer-related education was military and unrelated to my college Arts degrees.

IT documentation and editing is one of those rare crossover areas between BS and BA requirements.
 
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Thanx for the feedback y'all. I'm looking forward to it. Seems to be a lot more common for someone to start something new somewhat later in life. If nothing else, I'm interested in it and can earn a great living at it. That and the constant changing nature of the business, I'll be in a position to keep learning something new. How cool is that !
 

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