Recent Alumnus 2013-10-03T08:11:50Z
They have plenty of computers for everyone. They all work and if one doesn't work it is fixed or replaced promptly. Sure, some networks go down, but they have redundancy so there is always another network to log into. And they have good coffee.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-03T08:09:44Z
At first i thought these online courses were going to be easy. I figured I would join the procrastinators club for the last leg of the program. I was dead wrong. The assignments are challenging and have real world applications. In business math you start with Algebra and progress into a full blown depreciation schedule of several types. It at that point that the wheels start turning in the head about managing a business. The Technical writing leg of the course is engaging. You will write a novel's worth of assignments by the time the course is completed. The real gem is the business ethics course. This is where your mind opens up to the entire world around you because you are engaged constantly with real world issues involving ethical practices in business and how those practices are compromised by many on a daily basis. One might think that they can coast through the Gen Ed program at the end, but I am here to tell you that you should prepare yourself to continue putting your nose in a book every night. You do get used to it and you will notice the empowerment you have for gaining all of this knowledge and the ability to apply it.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-03T08:02:57Z
I happen to be the guy that is the "hard sell". I question everything and am very skeptical. I got about halfway through the program and began having some serious doubts about the abilities I was supposed to be learning here. I even had a few heated conferences with the ADIO about it. I stuck it out though. I'm glad I did. I got used to putting my nose in books on a nightly basis and now I am at the end of my program and I feel like I am a walking disaster recovery team. When I first stepped through the door of Interface I didn't even know what a domain controller was and had absolutely zero knowledge of Windows server or Linux. The only Cisco I knew of was right next to the Mad Dog in a cooler at a local convenience store. Now I have 3 certifications and am still working toward the other 5 offered. You learn that school is never over. You will always be actively seeking more knowledge. In a nutshell I can build a computer from scratch, configure it, set up a router and ping connectivity to an external network, install and configure active directory with a DHCP server (and an activated scope of course), DNS server, I can implement group policy, I can make my own cables and manage them, I can design a redundant 3 city frame relay network with an IP addressing scheme split between 5 buildings for a total of 8000 devices. I can manually set static routes, VLANS, EIGRP, OSPF, ACLs, VPNS, and have the knowledge to know what mediums to use and their tolerances. I know how to protect networks from spam, DDOS attacks, and rogue connections attempting to steal data from the network. I can SSH into a Linux network. There are too many things I have been enabled to do by this program. I simply gave a blanket example of what can happen if you believe in this program and work it to the best of your ability. The icing on the cake is the fact that when it comes time to do some real job interviews, you aren't nervous at all. You know your stuff and will prove it when interviewers ask technical questions and you answer, in detail, in a matter of seconds. So for anyone that wants to blame their unwillingness to put for the effort required to learnt his program, I hope this is an example that you have only yourself to blame. Don't be the craftsman blaming their tools.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-03T07:40:40Z
Sure, times might not be as stellar as they once were, but that doesn't stop the career placement service at this school from absolutely scouring the planet for not just filed related jobs, but any job. It took me about a month and a half to find suitable employment once I got serious about looking. The reason why I got this job is because the placement specialist is familiar with numerous employers in the area and can vouch for the students at this school. That is like having a super reference on your resume. The placement specialist spends her workdays not only finding jobs to put in the inboxes of students past and present, she also helps get your resume out while you are doing other things in life. Its like having a job search agent working 40 hours a week just to find you a job. If you can't get a job with her help then you simply were not willing to do what it took to get the job. That means cutting the hair, shaving, taking a shower, brushing the teeth, ironing the clothes, learning to tie a double Windsor, shining the shoes, practicing your interviewing techniques and fine tuning your resume to fit the job description. The course that we all take, Professional Development couldn't possibly leave any student unprepared for the workforce. Definitely an A+ rating on this service for facing some serious challenges with placement in this economy and still being able to find a way to deliver.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-03T07:31:32Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
These guys are lightning fast at processing financial aid. I remember 3 years ago when I simply had an idea attend this school. I went in and asked a few questions and two weeks later I was attending my first class without a hitch. They will find grants for you and are very knowledgeable about loan management.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-03T07:29:07Z
This is not your ordinary school. They are very flexible with both day and night classes and can switch your schedule if life requires you to. There are no easy paths of study. The school is designed to qualify you for quite a variety of jobs. The way people learn here is by taking guidance from the instructors and then putting that guidance to work at home studying and applying the concepts shown in class. The instructors are more than helpful, the problem is that many simply cannot find it in them to ask for the help and instead decide to come on here and slander the school because they were too lazy to open their books and study. The only way you learn here is by absolutely dedicating yourself to your studies and applications of labs. You have to forego much of your life's entertainment and replace that time with study. It is the only way to complete the assignments on time. The benefit of focusing on the studies is the fact that you absolutely WILL learn the material. If you are not willing to study and simply opt for memorizing the answers to the certification exams that can be found online for a price, then you will not be effective in your chosen field.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-22T14:47:50Z
Professor Could Have Cared Less. One professor was great, the other lousy and could have cared less.So I guess It depends on what course you take.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-22T14:45:31Z
Liked It, but Sadly Disappointed in the End Result – I feel like a sucker for attending this school. To their credit there were a couple of people who really genuinely cared about the students, and a couple who should retire! The "placement" is a joke and the very word should legally be taken out of all schools period. It is a fake term designed to lure you in and spend a lot of money making their business successful. I am proud of graduating but sadly disappointed in the end result.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-22T14:35:07Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Don't Have Anything to Compare It to. I feel taken about whole experience, I was led to believe by the admissions person that the placement rate is great and finding a decent paying job and landing a career would be an attainable goal. Not so! I'm not happy about the amount of money I owe here and for me it was a waste of time!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-22T14:26:41Z
My experience depended on who my instructor was. The first semester I had a instructor that really seemed to care, the second I had was brilliant but could have cared less about my education, I'm a likable person and I could not connect with this instructor. He even had the nerve to yell at me once, which made me feel great!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-22T14:21:54Z
Decent Campus – The school is based on attending two nights or days a week. You have to come in again to do required computer lab time also. The rest of the assignments are online. They were really helpful in the lab and someone was usually available to help you with something.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-22T14:06:24Z
Lousy Career Placement – I really feel like a sucker after attending and graduating this school. I've held off for quite a while not wanting to diss the school and give it a real chance. The career placement is not placement whatsoever. The term is very deceiving and there is no "placement". After 30 years in business you think they would have a better relationship with the business community. They seem to have a great relationship with a call center and that's about it. Why go to college to work at a call center? This college is for people who really can start at the bottom, if you have a family or need to earn a decent income, this is not your school. I am really down on education now and am really depressed about my student loans coming due. You'd be better off taking the time to attend a community college than here. I didn't get a single interview on a job prospect. I take some responsibility for that, I won't work for a non-livable wage and can't support my family on a part time income. The degree I earned seems to be worthless. All the decent jobs want 2+ years of experience or an AA.
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