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#68 - 06/01/2004 13:59 PM Are online courses acceptable in the job market
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Registered: 06/01/2004
Loc: Silver Spring, Maryland
I would really like to complete my bachelors too! I have an Associates Degree in Accounting. I would like to obtain a bachelors, but I am wondering would an online course weigh as much as taking a physical class. The last time I attended college was five years ago. And how creditable is it? My son will be attending college this fall! I would like to try and take a class online during this summer but I am trying to see if there is monies available to me as well. It will be very hard to pay for my son's and mine as well. Finally, are online courses acceptable in the job market, especially in Accounting.

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#69 - 06/01/2004 23:21 PM Re: Are online courses acceptable in the job market
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Registered: 12/10/2008
Loc: California
Please see, Should You Get Your Degree Through Distance Learning? and How do Employers View Online Degrees?

http://www.back2college.com/distanceed.htm
http://www.back2college.com/onlinedegrees.htm
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#70 - 06/04/2004 06:52 AM Re: Are online courses acceptable in the job market
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Registered: 05/07/2004
After doing some questioning, I've come across some info, however this is just similar opinions I've recieved from several employers & college admission staff.

Your question about how valid your education will be in reapplying. If you did it 5 years ago then it should be just as valid as if you did it last year. The cut-off date seems to fall about 6 years, employers really only want the past 5-6 years of work experience, and education has followed that same path.

As for the online courses, with the introduction of all these online options, employers don't mind online courses at all. However, whole degree programs online, they tend to view in a dim light. It strikes them as a little too much "mail-order diploma-ish"

That'll probably change in the future, but this is what I've been told 8 or 9 times now, in various ways, since I also am college hunting.

Hope this helps

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#71 - 06/11/2004 18:13 PM Re: Are online courses acceptable in the job market
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Registered: 12/10/2008
Loc: California
If you research this issue, you will find that many degrees earned online or by distance education are accepted by employers and are often supported by tuition assistance programs (TAP). Distance degree programs offered by traditional universities that offer the same program as the traditional campus are becoming more and <a href="http://www.detnews.com/2003/schools/0310/16/c01-297586.htm">more popular</a> for adult students who need the flexibility of this option. There are many colleges or "diploma mills", however, that do not carry the proper accreditation, etc. Students need to do their research when investigating distance options.
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#72 - 06/22/2004 13:19 PM Re: Are online courses acceptable in the job market
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