High School Post-secondary option???

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Registered: 07-23-2003
High School Post-secondary option???
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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:33am

When I was in high school during my junior and senior year because I was on track for the college prep diploma I was eligible to take 1 class per semester at the local university for free.

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Registered: 01-12-2008
Sun, 01-20-2008 - 10:56pm

Really? I don't know much about engineering. A bachelor's degree qualifies a person for an engineering job? That's pretty cool.

ETA: What I was basically trying to say (poorly) by saying that a person can't do a whole lot with a BA or a BS is that these degrees aren't generally as employment-specific as other degrees.
For example, a BA in theatre doesn't make you a director, and a BS in physics doesn't make you a physicist. You would likely need more education to make a living as a professional in your field. But a BSN *does* make you a nurse (if you pass the necessary exams). A welding certificate makes you a welder. A teaching certificate makes you a teacher.




Edited 1/20/2008 11:11 pm ET by elfgirl486
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Sun, 01-20-2008 - 11:14pm

To answer your question about what exactly constitutes a liberal arts degree:

Wikipedia
The term 'liberal arts' is described in Encyclopædia Britannica as a "college or university curriculum aimed at imparting general knowledge and developing intellectual capacities, in contrast to a professional, vocational, or technical curriculum." In classical antiquity, the term designated the education proper to a freeman (Latin libera, “free”) as opposed to a slave. In the medieval Western university, the seven liberal arts were:

* the Trivium

1. grammar
2. rhetoric
3. logic

* the Quadrivium

4. geometry
5. arithmetic
6. music
7. astronomy

In modern colleges and universities, the liberal arts include the study of theology, literature, languages, philosophy, history, mathematics, and science.

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Mon, 01-21-2008 - 9:32am


Um I didn't have any certificates but I did have 2 years of internship which really helps.

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