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06-25-2003, 06:30 PM
After recently deciding I should go and at least finish up my AA degree, I went and talked to my local community college and found that I'm only 19 credits short of graduating (I took classes on and off through my early 20's) but I looked into it more and found out most of the classes I would need aren't available at night!
As a 30-something guy with a career (or, at least, hopefully a career once I start working again) I can't take a year and a half off to go finish an AA. :/
So anyway does anyone know of a college that has an art program, is affordable (this school is about $200/class, as opposed to something like $1200/class like some art college I've seen) AND is available online?
I'm frustrated because I feel like I'm so close to an accomplishment but had the rug pulled out from under me when I saw when the classes were available :(
06-26-2003, 02:42 AM
Have you checked to see if your state/college has an online virtual university as an extension to it's college curriculum? I don't exactly know how community colleges work in Illinois, but in Kentucky, (where I'm from) all the community colleges are kinda compounded into one unit, but different branches of: KCTCS Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Each college offers different classes from the following website to their curriculum: www.kvu.org
All colleges in the state can offer any of the classes online through this site, although the community colleges only offer a few each semester.
I am only 9 credits away from getting my associates, I would have finished, but I lost my financial aid for the year after I got married because my husband's income exceeded the limit to receive enough aid to finish without having to pay out of pocket, thus leaving me a semester short of completion.
I am planning to take one class a semester starting fall 2004, until I finish my AA degree. I know it sounds silly, but I don't drive, and the nearest community college is 45 minutes to an hour drive away. Not an easy walk...LOL I plan on transferring to a four year eventually, when I can afford it, but at the risk of losing credits through the transfer, I plan to finish the AA to do a block transfer. This way I am sure to know that all credits will transfer to the four-year. In the meantime, I'm looking for Art correspondence schools that possibly offer college credit as a supplement to completing their curriculum for when I transfer to the four-year. ( :) Whew, that's a lot of two-years and four-years there....LOL)
The classes through the community colleges are around $250 each class, but books and supplies are excluded from this cost. And class fees for out-of-state students is quite a bit higher.
I hope this info helps! Kinda long-winded but I think I got my point across. :)
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