posted on Jul, 5 2014 @ 08:36 PM
OK, so I finished my first year of college at the local Community College. I started out my first semester in Microsoft Networking, I ended up
changing over winter break to Computer Information Systems Specialization, Business Administration. I changed out of that half way through the
semester because there was only 4 computer classes, I figured it was a waste of time considering there was only 4 computer classes, and the rest were
math and business classes. It was a 2+2(meaning you have to transfer to a UNI to get your degree -- a uni I cannot afford! I ended up transferring
over to Mechatronic Engineering; which the local mill, and the pipelines are hiring people before they even get the degree -- which is why I wanted to
go into it. I came to the realization that I could never do the math or science involved in the curriculum.
Keep in mind, my first semester I had 3 computer classes, second semester I didn't take any because of how up in the air I was with everything, I
decided to take the general required classes.
So, now tuesday I'm going back to change my major...again -_-. I realize (even though I never took the classes, looking at the pass:fail ratio, and
the fact I am TERRIBLE at math and science. I struggled through my first semester of math which was arithmetic. THen the second semester I took Intro
to Algebra, I couldn't tell you a single thing I did to get a B. Not a single thing; I just managed to get by and got the grade. THen this summer I
took a Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 (its a dual class of 10 weeks to do 38 topics so you can take your majors math requirements) I just about finished
surprisingly enough, but the class (it's self passed, online, and you have to have an 80% on the test to move on) ended and shut me out.
All that being said, I'm not sure of what I should change my major to :-/. Here's my options:
with JAVA being the main There is a series of 3 JAVA classes) I'm worried about this one because everyone says you have to be good at math to
understand and be a good programmer. Plus what is the job outlook on someone with an A.A.S. in computer programming?
Microsoft Applications and Support Desk A.A.S. (Looks like a bore-fest. You have 1 Java Class, Windows 7 class, UNIX and LINUX class, and a class for
word, excel, powerpoint, publisher, etc. Looks very manageable, but incredibly boring, and looks absolutely useless, especially with an A.A.S....)
ANd there's also the Microsoft Networking...but again, not sure how useful it would be.
What I am asking, is which should I do? I'd like to have decent job opportunities; but I also don't want to look stupid, and not understand what is
going on. I've always wanted to be a programmer, even back in Jr. High school and prior. But, hows the job oppertunities with an A.A.S.? What about
being terrible with math?