This summer is going to have a big change of pace for me.
My wife is expecting our first child, and I am remodeling our basement & a nursery. I am also going to school to finally get an education that I’ve been working on for a decade.
We’ve decided that I shouldn’t work this summer. This is easy due to my academic year positions. Instead I am going to focus on my education and try to cram as many summer courses as possible.
Even though I have been working on this degree for a decade, I’ve only achieved 3 credit hours towards my degree. This may sound astounding, but my educational history has been filled with disappointment.
I’m going to take 5 classes, with one of them being online. I’m very nervous about this online course, as I took one several years ago and failed it. It was the same math class that I am doing very well in right now. The class in particular is Introduction to Microcomputers, something I could sleep through. I will be nervous about this until I get a few assignments in.
Here are the classes:
- CINS-101 – Introduction to Microcomputers
- ECON-101 – Economics Fundamentals
- COMM-101 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking
- IVYT-107 – Professional Presence
- HIST-101 – Survey of American History I
It’s a total of 13 credit hours, a big load for someone who hasn’t went to school full time since 1997. All of these classes are in my general education requirements for a CINT (Computer Information Technology) degree. After completion of these courses, I will only have 2 other gen ed classes left.
I’m excited and scared as hell at the same time. I wasn’t lucky enough to have a “real” college experience. I think this will give me a piece of it. I don’t think I will have the availability to do this again, with the impending arrival of my second child.