$900 a year seems rather low. Is that true or a typo?
@ E&EE - That's $6900 a semester, and for a state-run college
that's probably pretty accurate.On the one hand I can see that
advantage of this type of system. Many companies will overlook someone simply
because they don't have a degree, though their knowledge and/or experience
make them more than qualified. Sadly a degree doesn't necessarily make
someone qualified or even adept at their profession. On the other
hand, I have serious concerns about the heavy focus that seems to be placed on
the career-training aspect of college. College is more than just a
career-training program, it's supposed to give people an education and
expose them to new ideas. I found an interest in things that I never would have,
had I not taken courses for them in college. Being college educated (or just
more educated in general) enriches us as a society. Unfortunately, our
society's sense of culture is being eroded away...I do think
these test-for-a-degree programs should be distinguished as a professional
certification. A college degree should still have its own distinction.