What I’m Proud Of

So, I have a B.A. from one university and I completed 10 of 12 classes toward a Master’s (I stopped going when my former employer stopped paying) at another but I never put a bumper sticker on my car for either of those schools or wore any clothing … I did, however, buy a totally rockin’ t-shirt from Schoolcraft College (a community college in Michigan)┬áthat said “Computer Graphics Department” while I took a Typography class there. I loved that shirt.

If all goes well, by the end of the day, I’ll be registered for a couple database technology courses at Hillsborough Community College and start tonight! I hope they have a decent nerd-related shirt in their bookstore. I’ll be taking:

  • Database Design
  • Database Administration

It’s taken a lot of phone calls and emails trying to get an override so I don’t have to take the “Introduction to Computers” pre-requisite.

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Backward Yet Forward

I was a class and a half away from finishing my Master’s in Education when an unholy yet perfect storm conspired against me. The details are lame and boring. Suffice to say I am now planning to enroll at Hillsborough County Community College to earn an Associate’s in Computer Programming:

ProgAS

If I take two classes per semester (I don’t know if they’ll have Spring/Summer courses), it will take me four years. And that’s if I can transfer in credits to cover those five┬ábasic education courses. I’d love it if I could test out of the two most basic required courses but I’m not expecting that.

It sounds like a long time but I’m the opposite of discouraged–it is my rope to climb out of this pit. I am Batman climbing out of the Pit of Mahendragarh. It gives me plenty of time to seek out and kick butt on some real-world experience projects.

The only potential bummer–which I refuse to focus on–is that I wish I’d seen this Free IT Training biz-nizzle while I was unemployed for over a year:

FreeCert

Go Hawks! (I think they’re hawks …)