Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Signed up for a class
Yesterday, I was applying at a technical college and the thought came to me that if I got the job I could start taking one class at a time toward a master's degree. I found out that this particular college did not offer any master's program. So I looked at areas of study. The information technology programs were interesting. I read through the requirements for certificates in IT - Database, IT - Mobile Applications Development, IT - Network Infrastructure, and IT - Security. After talking to an instructor of Information Technology, she directed me to the certificate for IT - Security. This is a high need area and very much in demand. There are only four classes to gain the certification. She thought that I would be helped by having the certification but it wasn't absolutely necessary for a job in the field. I personally don't want to take classes just to take classes. At this point in my life, I believe I need to be learning as I am earning. Don't get me wrong. I want to grow intellectually and personally as I consider myself a life-long learner. It is just that I would like to be making deposits in my checking account as I am making deposits in my brain. The class starts this summer, runs about two months, and can be done entirely online. After this class is successfully completed, I want to take at least one more class for the certification in the fall and go from there.