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  1. #1 Finding a good online Computer Science Program 
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    Can anyone recommend a good online computer science program? I've looked at several, but would like some advice. Also what in your opinion is the best area of study with in the broader computer science field to focus on?


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    I advise you to look in to Devry, depending on what you want to do in the computer field will determine what school or schools you attend.


    Currently I am enrolled in the Game simulation Program and plan to also attend their BS for computer electronic technology (designing the MoBo and Proc's and other cool nerd stuff) after that I am also planning to attend their information systems master degree program.
    Why 9+years of school well I am a technophile, I love computers…… I want to be the guy designing the next gen hardware for gamers needs, also I love to hardware hack stuff all the time, this gives me the knowledge that I do not posses and adds to the knowledge I already posses.

    What you need to ask is what appeals to you in the computer field?
    Is it software based? Hardware based? Then you have to ask yourself this question; what do I want to do for a career? I choose game simulation program first off for I want to get one of those Cush jobs that I can do till I get my name known and out there in the gamer field then I want to design my own motherboards and have a producer assemble my chip set configuration and make my own company providing for gamers needs something that is as of now limited to mostly big corporate that subsidies’ their technology………

    Once you find out for yourself what you want to do with your IT career it will be easier. Base your education around what you enjoy and what you want to accomplish.

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    I, on the other hand, will advise you to look at schools that are listed as ABET accredited.

    Currently, if you are not in the following programs at the following locations in Devry your degree will be relatively useless when you go looking for a job in a serious company.

    The following programs, at the following locations, are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202, 410-347-7700:

    * Baccalaureate Biomedical Engineering Technology (BMET): Decatur/Alpharetta, Federal Way, Kansas City, Northern California (Fremont), Phoenix
    * Baccalaureate Computer Engineering Technology (CET): Addison (Tinley Park), Arlington, Chicago, Columbus, Decatur/Alpharetta, Federal Way, Ft. Washington, Houston, Irving, Kansas City, Long Island City, Northern California (Fremont), Orlando, Phoenix, South Florida (Miramar), Southern California (Long Beach, Pomona, Sherman Oaks), Westminster
    * Baccalaureate Electronics Engineering Technology (EET): Addison (Tinley Park), Arlington, Chicago, Columbus, Decatur/Alpharetta, Federal Way, Ft. Washington, Houston, Irving, Kansas City, Long Island City, New Jersey (North Brunswick only), Northern California (Fremont, Sacramento), Orlando, Phoenix, South Florida (Miramar), Southern California (Long Beach, Pomona, Sherman Oaks), Westminster
    * Associate EET: North Brunswick (program not available for enrollment by new students)


    If I am correct, Computer Engineering is supposed to be like Electrical Engineering with a focus on computer technologies.

    The reason I say ABET accredited is that every time I've gone for a job interview, one of the first questions is about ABET accreditation. Now, Florida Tech just started an online program that is ABET accredited. To my knowledge that is all degrees they offer online. Just be certain to check beforehand if it is an ABET program, otherwise you could find out you've spent a lot of money for no return.

    Also, if possible, you should try attending an actual campus. Employers take those graduates more seriously.

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    alienmindsinc is write and the devry online campus is ABET credited,

    Plus computer engineering si exzactly like electrical but focuses on not only circuit boards for computer but also cell phones and most fo all the archetiture that surrounds it
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    I just want to reiterate, only the specific programs I listed in the previous post, at the locations also listed are accredited by Devry. (I only listed their technology degrees, there are more, check their site.) Taking any other program (not in their list), or the same program at a different location is going to be equivalent to taking Quantum Mechanics while pursuing a degree in agriculture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alienmindsinc
    I just want to reiterate, only the specific programs I listed in the previous post, at the locations also listed are accredited by Devry. (I only listed their technology degrees, there are more, check their site.) Taking any other program (not in their list), or the same program at a different location is going to be equivalent to taking Quantum Mechanics while pursuing a degree in agriculture.
    I am currently enrolled in devry online for game simulation ( bs) Computer engineering next BS then informations systems for a masters, the price for course also comes along with citerfication and fi you are close to a campus you have full axcess to labs.

    it might be because im close to the federal way campus in washingtion so IDK
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    So I've narrowed what I want to do down a little after a conversation with a U of Phoenix admissions councilor. So I would like to do something where I work at home, whether that be programing via telecommuting or my own web design business. I have been checking out Devry, so which program would you recommend for that? Also, I was reading some articles about learning to code. If I have a desire to do either of the type of work I listed above what languages should I be learning?
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    How long are you planning on going to school ?

    there are many codes a web site design program would teach you basics
    Java flash html mysql ETC.
    a software engineer program will teach you software programming lang like C+ C# etc

    I cant really give a answer. reason I am taking game simulation before i take my hardware classes is for the software and cad training I will be reciving.

    If you want to build web sites from home you need ot mark where your current knowledge is and from there find what your weaknesses are and find a class or program that will build off of it.

    I will warn you all coding requires math and to be able to be very good at math. if you hate math at all programming might not be for you.
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