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Online Associates

  1. Aug 9, 2015 #1
    Does anyone have some resources they would not mind sharing on finding an online associates program that is in close relation to a STEM program in order to get started?
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2015 #2

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    Why do you want an online associates? You're going to have trouble getting adequately prepared for your physics/engineering major at cal tech online.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2015 #3
    Well thanks for not answering my question but I found a "bachelor of physics with emphasis in engineering" online fully accredited and transferable. Also Caltech is working with me in order to make sure I will be adequately prepared in order to succeed there due to my working an unconventional job that takes me from home for several weeks at a time. Maybe next time don't assume you know the outcome of someone elses choices by telling them that they are "going to have trouble getting adequately prepared for your physics/engineering major at cal tech online". Instead offer some real genuine help or do not say anything at all. Thanks.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2015 #4

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    If you want to insult me that's fine, I'm only trying to help you.

    There is no online degree in physics that could prepare you for transfer/graduate school. Caltech is helping you how? You're now getting an online bachelors?

    How are you going to do any lab work online? Physics and/or engineering, and their associated classes, are heavily lab dependent. Do you really believe a school like Caltech, which gets untold thousands of transfer applications from students in both universities and community colleges, would look favorably at your online education?

    Don't ask for advice if you don't want to listen to people giving it.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2015 #5

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    JesseSt.John, their advice, as discouraging as it is, is mostly realistic.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2015 #6
    Actually there is University at Arlington of Texas, a 4 year "bachelor of science in physics with engineering emphasis".

    Yes they are helping by checking to make sure what I am looking at will be adequate in preparing me for the graduate program

    If Caltech will not look favorably on this education then one of two things will happen, either I find another graduate program who will except this education, or 2 I will find another online program that will get me as close as possible to a bachelors or associates degree for Caltech.

    Plus I never asked for anyone's advice on how to approach my education. I simply asked for any resources anyone could share on finding an online course that could get me started as they are difficult to find because there are so few. That is different then advice, try looking up the definition of words before using them.

    Also I was not being rude, just very direct about your ignorance about other peoples lives/worlds. But thats understandable being as young as you sound I was like that once when I thought all I knew about this world was right and true, then I grew up and realized I am not the know it all I thought I was. Again not being rude just direct.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2015 #7
    Thanks again but I did not ask for pointed ignorant advice about my future, whether realistic or not. I asked for Resources about gaining knowledge in order to make an educated decision but thanks for chiming in.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2015 #8

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    :rolleyes:

    Well good luck, have a nice day.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2015 #9
    Plus my wife also received her Bachelors in Nursing through this University and she is currently a CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) and there schooling labs and all were more than sufficie
    Thank you I will need all of the luck I can get! :-)
     
  11. Aug 9, 2015 #10

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    The idea that any online program could prepare a student for a graduate degree program for physical sciences or technical/engineering is a very very bad idea. A much better path would be to attend genuine courses at a community college, and then earn an undergraduate degree from a university that you would attend in-person.
     
  12. Aug 9, 2015 #11

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    I can't even find this online physics degree (to see if it had any merit), all I could find was this :
    http://academicpartnerships.uta.edu/SearchPrograms
    http://www.utcoursesonline.org/programs/undergraduate.html
     
  13. Aug 9, 2015 #12
    I see the traditional sense that makes in a Brick and Mortar world but that is just not the world we live in anymore. If it was I would turn my nose up at this Idea as well. If it wasn't for my wife and the bachelors degree in science for Nursing and her being a CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) that means she tends to the sickest of the sick. Where peoples lives are in her hands on a daily basis and she has had a flourishing succesful and well educated career I would tend to agree with you. But that is not the case, so in order to take advantage of our ever growing technological world this should work just fine since the material is generally the same and no ones life is in the balance here.
     
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    Where does it say it's online? Pretty sure it isn't.

    I picked a random physic class and Googled the syllabus-in this case 4324 advanced E&M- seems it has a lab, how are you going to do that lab online?
     
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  16. Aug 9, 2015 #15
    Good question, I was advised that this was an online course so I did not question further and I was to review the information and speak with the school on a decision. So if the wrong impression was given to me then I could truly be wrong and it is to late to confirm with the school tonight. I will check tomorrow first thing and let you know. Dang that would be totally lame if it was not online. Either way my quest continues for the search for education that fits my lifestyle. Well thanks for continuing to question me I may not have found out until later and been more disappointed.
     
  17. Aug 9, 2015 #16
    Yes that's a valid point and I will find that out tomorrow for sure.
     
  18. Aug 10, 2015 #17
    Well I was advised incorrectly, you are correct it is not an online course. Booo for me, oh well the search goes on.
     
  19. Aug 10, 2015 #18
    Well I was advised incorrectly, you are correct it is not an online course. Booo for me, oh well the search goes on.
     
  20. Aug 10, 2015 #19

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    Can you quit your job? Is that an option?

    You're going to have a hard time finding an online physics/engineering education.
     
  21. Aug 10, 2015 #20

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    Well no, that's not so difficult. But it will be difficult finding a good and reputable online physics/engineering education. And it will be near impossible finding one that will get you in top grad schools like caltech.
     
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