A Different Summer

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.

About Lee

A simple man, with a very complicated life.

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2 Responses to A Different Summer

  1. Brandon says:

    Good luck man!! Ivy Tech is a breeze, you will do fine!

  2. Sharla says:

    If you need help on anything with Comm 101, give me a holler. Topic ideas, concepts of the principles, going over the speech, you name it.

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