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Old 12-03-2003, 01:18 PM   #1
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going to college soon...


I'm preparing for college, and I am wanting to take something so I can be in software development when I get out. I was wondering if anyone knew any good classes that I should enroll in so I might be able to do this when i get out.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 04:33 PM   #2
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What I plan to do:

take a degree (bachelors or something like that) in Computer science.
then I'm going to quit and get the certs.

plan to take the java cert next year. X <- my fingers

please note that this is all very general, up in the air. You'll haaave to scout out the details (google!)

have fun!

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Old 12-03-2003, 09:34 PM   #3
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I looked around and I think I may get a bachelors degree in Computer Science also. Anyone have any pros or cons about getting a degree in this?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 11:05 PM   #4
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I don't care for the CS degrees. I think you're better off with a business or other degree with a minor in CS and some Certifications

If you want to take a class.........try out C++ or XML or Perl or something That will really let you know quick if you're made for it or not

I hated my C++ class I took in college. In Fact I really suck bad at C++ coding. I don't even put it on my resume because I don't ever want to do it again

Peace......and be safe at school man!

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Old 12-04-2003, 09:58 AM   #5
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You can do one of two things in college if you choose a technical major:
Play the game and get good grades
Spend your time exploring and testing new ideas, doing productive work, and actually learning and get crappy grades.

That's why I'm switching from engineering to liberal arts after this semester.

(N.B. that this is only at the undergrad level)
 
Old 12-04-2003, 01:04 PM   #6
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Im going sometime next spring, as winter courses are full. I will be taking a 3 year computer science course, C++ on UNIX, but im hoping they cover C as well. Im getting credits through something called "distributed learning" where I take class's online, kind of like University of pheonix online, except not as interactive.

Tarts
 
Old 12-04-2003, 01:28 PM   #7
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As a current university student (2 classes left) I suggest a MIS degree. That's management information systems for those who haven't heard of it yet. It is a bachelors in business with a database/programming focus. I suggest taking some programming courses as electives to strengthen your knowledge in those areas. College rules, stay focused and enjoy the next few years. They say they are the best years of your life...
 
  


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