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    Earned AA going on to a 4 year now.

    So I got my Associate of Arts from the local community college, and now I am transferring to Montana State, where I'll focus on a obtaining a masters in statistical mathematics. I did want to get a degree in both English and Math, but the longer I am in school the more money it is costing me, so I may have to make compromises. However, once I get there I may still be able to focus on both; we'll see.

    I was also wondering if anyone could help me understand how to get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification, preferably without spending a lot of money. It looks like this is something I will want on my resume. Is that something I can just study for and then take a test?
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    cool ! congrats ! you should be really proud of your self,that's a lot of work !

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    Congrats on the AA degree, and good luck going forward !
    As for certifications, you can take an online course to help prepare for tests, Udemy has a bunch of those, for example.

    P.S. My wife is a mathematics professor, btw.

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    Thanks, guys. I was 5 credits short of getting a dual Associates for both Art and Science, but staying another semester for those 5 credits was not practical, so I set up the transfer to Montana State and went with an Associate of Arts. Even though it is called Arts it really is general studies, perhaps a bit heavy on writing and math.

    I think the oddest part, is at the 4 year college I am going to have to live in the dorms. That means I will have to share a room with someone that is prob. half my age. I have not had to share a room since I was a kid.
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    You may be able to wiggle your way out of living in a dorm, idk, they try to fill their dorms that way I think, under the pretense it is beneficial to first year students.

    AS is probably worth the additional 5 credit hours, as it opens up a number of science/engineering majors to you. You can probably take the hours at Montana State though.

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    They do have single room options, but they are like 2k extra for the school year. I'll just have to suck it up, and live in the dorms.
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    Last edited by Dan; 08-24-16 at 02:28 PM.

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    I am now officially a Cat and I have the card to prove it. I guess this means I now know which Montana college football team to root for, if I ever happen to be watching college football.

    I passed their level 5 Mplex test, which was a math placement test. This allows me to take calculus and statistics classes. It seemed to surprise them that I passed it, but it shouldn't since I am a transfer student with some upper level math classes already under my belt.

    I didn't have to take a writing placement test, and since I have the associates degree I won't have to take any core classes. So it seem that degree is doing something for me, it is making sure I don't have to repeat any core classes.

    I am so glad to be done with core classes.
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    Congratulations, JBC! Keep it up! It is not as hard as one would think.




    Hey P, I may have to call D as I am helping my gf get her BSN. (She has her Associates and is an RN, however all RN's must have BSN by 2020) As you know, I have taught myself the things that I know best such as languages, general contractor and computers, so I haven't had any formal classes in 40 years. These are full 16 week semester courses in 5 weeks, so they are jammed. I haven't had any problems with the other courses, however this Statistics course in a PITA!!! I forgot about D being a math professor. Tell her to take me off of call block!!!! LOL

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    Just call dude She teaches Monday through Thursday this semester, mornings are a bit hectic, but you can call anytime, you know that!

    Alternatively, have your gf call me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    Just call dude She teaches Monday through Thursday this semester, mornings are a bit hectic, but you can call anytime, you know that!

    Alternatively, have your gf call me
    You were holed up in Europe for a few months and haven't met this one yet. When are you coming down? You will freak, she is a blondie, non-latina, she even speaks English! 4' 11", 95 pounds...and carries around a couple of coconuts... She got all da right junk in all da right places... [/end thread jack]
    Sorry JBC, got distracted! Report me to the mods! Maybe they will ban me! LOL

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    I don't mind, Ken.

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    As it turned out my roommate never showed up, so for the time I have the room to myself.
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