One Term Down!

Cartoon owl wearing a blue mortarboard and a blue and yellow striped scarfI can’t recall whether or not I men­tioned that I returned to col­lege on 1 June of this year, but I did. I’m attend­ing West­ern Gov­er­nors Uni­ver­si­ty, major­ing in Infor­ma­tion Technology/Software Devel­op­ment. It’s a com­plete­ly online cur­ricu­lum; each term is six months long. All the cours­es are pass/fail; for most, there’s just one grade per course–either an exam (“Objec­tive Assess­ment” or OA) or a project. 

My first term cours­es were Intro­duc­tion to IT, Script­ing and Pro­gram­ming Foun­da­tions, Crit­i­cal Think­ing and Log­ic, and Web Devel­op­ment Foundations. 

I fin­ished my first term on 30 Novem­ber. I passed all the class­es I was enrolled in with a few weeks to spare. My advi­sor said, “Oh, great, you have time to knock out anoth­er course!” and enrolled me in Ethics in Tech­nol­o­gy. I fin­ished that last class in three weeks and passed my last OA.

One of the neat­est things about this school is that tuition is a flat rate each term and includes all books and oth­er fees. If you man­age to take more cours­es than ini­tial­ly planned in a term, you don’t have to pay extra tuition!

The cur­rent term start­ed on 1 Decem­ber, so I’m learn­ing about web appli­ca­tions now. After that, I’ll move on to Net­work and Secu­ri­ty Foun­da­tions, then Data Struc­tures and Algo­rithms I. I’m hop­ing to fit at least one more course in this term, too.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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