January 2017

  • What is Dual Enrollment? Read these FAQs

    What is Dual Enrollment? Read these FAQs
    Beth Dumbauld

    What is dual enrollment, and is it something aspiring college students should do? If you are a high school student who wants to get some or all of your college core courses completed by the time you graduate high school, there are several things you'll need to do to get started. You'll want to know exactly what your state requires -- minimum GPA, the number of courses or hours you can take, whether or not the college or university you want to attend accepts all or only some of your dual enrollment courses and much, much more. The requirements can be quite different from state to state. Not all colleges and universities unconditionally accept dual enrollment courses for credit. We have some resources for you to read that will help you ...

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  • How to Start Using Online Lab Science Courses

    How to Start Using Online Lab Science Courses
    Beth Dumbauld

    Did you know you can complete lab science courses online? These required hands-on lab courses are quickly becoming some of the most popular online courses for students looking to save time and money while earning a degree in the sciences, administration or healthcare. How Does Taking an At-Home Lab Course Work? Lab science kits are delivered to your door with easy-to-understand online instructions - allowing you to complete your lab science requirement online without having to travel or acquire any specialized lab equipment. With your at-home kit, you will follow a simple step-by-step process, complete your lab reports and upload them for feedback and evaluation on our course site. As you work through your online lab courses, you will ...

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  • Do My Old College Credits Expire?

    Do My Old College Credits Expire?
    Beth Dumbauld

    Do college credits expire? The short answer is, "It depends." The  real answer requires greater detail to completely explain. In general, the types of courses you took all those years ago determines transfer eligibility. Those general education or core curriculum courses you took and passed as far back as the 70s are more likely to transfer with little or no trouble. Core curriculum classes include English, History, Art, Humanities, Science and basic Math classes. The basics usually don’t change much. The course outcomes—what you learn or are expected to know by the end of the class—are generally the same from school to school. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! Science, technology, engineering ...

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  • How High School Seniors Can Get the Most from their Guidance Counselors

    How High School Seniors Can Get the Most from their Guidance Counselors
    Beth Dumbauld

    If you are in your senior year of high school, congratulations! You have entered one of the most exciting years of your life, a time when you’ll be exploring colleges, making your final list of the schools where you will apply, applying, and finally getting accepted. Talk about change! Your high school guidance counselor can be a great help to you during all of those steps. However, here’s something sobering to think about. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, guidance counselors in many high schools are working with hundreds of students at the same time and, in some schools, more than 1,000. You therefore run the risk of getting little attention from your high school guidance counselor, unless you ...

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  • Disaster Management and Homeland Security: 3 Steps to Get Started in These Fields

    Disaster Management and Homeland Security: 3 Steps to Get Started in These Fields
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Dr. Rudolph Bustos, Department Chair, College of Health and Human Services, Trident University Considering entering the disaster management or homeland security field, but not sure of how to go about it? The first step is to review the job requirements, required experience, and degree requirements for a disaster manager position. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for disaster managers is projected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024. Current median salary is close to $65,000 with bachelor’s degree being the entry-level degree. Of note to those retired military or those anticipating retirement, military experience is a desirable background for some employers. Finding Jobs in Homeland Security and Disaster Manage ...

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