I returned to college to work on another career field. I earned my Associates in Arts & Science-Foreign Language transferable degree (AAS), Associates in Applied Science-Business Admin, and 3 certificates several years ago, 15 to be exact. I waited for my youngest to be old enough to go to preschool before starting college. John wasn’t to supportive at first but after he noticed that I was truly happy and excelling in school he supported me some. I say some because he was a hands off type of dad which made me feel like a single mother sometime. He worked long and weird hours and then be on the computer or gaming when he got home. I notice that David spends more time with his kids than John ever did with the boys growing up. Dave does love his wee monsters. :) I’m not saying John doesn’t love the boys, he just didn’t play or spend much time with them when they were young.
Anyway, since I was able to receive funding to return to college under the Worker Retraining Program, I decided to go back and get an AAS in radiology. Well that was the plan until I met with the advisor. I had to have a GPA of 3.8 or better to apply for the Radiology Program. Based on my previous transcripts I am a 3.08 student. I wanted something that worked in the medical field because it’s more secure and very little chance of a being laid off. I selected the Health Information Technology (HIT) Program which is a two year program with income potential of $50-$75 per yr. to start with. Not the high range of radiology but not bad either, I suppose.
I don’t want to do what I’ve been doing the last several years and that’s working with at risk youth and adults. Either I got burnt out or learned that it’s not the field for me, not sure… I do know that I’m tired of being “scammed”, “burned”, “conned”, etc. from the “At-Risk” population. Most, not all but a high majority, were out to see what they could get for themselves but not better themselves. Program surfers, those that go from one program into another but not moving forward or improving their lives, those that feel entitled to the support services (money for bus pass, gas card, clothes, etc.) and not want to do the workshops, paperwork, or required tasks such as attend GED or job searching. Enough of that crap–it’s in the past.
I assessed into college level classes. Glad to see that GW did not dumb me down to much :P This is my first quarter back and although I did not have to take English 101 again I decided to take it to refresh my writing skills. As you can see from some of my writing entries I need the practice! Punctuation and sentence structure BLAH! My first paper I got a D (grumble) the second one was a C (meh) third was an A (finally!). I’m working on the fourth and final one for the quarter due next week. The final week of the quarter is next week. I’m in Math 110 because it’s been over five years since I’ve had a math class. I’ve got a 4.0 so far and should have a 4.0 when I’m done with it. Math just makes more sense to me. Writing ten-twenty page essays on topics I don’t really know, not so much. Oh and by the way–I really hate switching from MLA to APA format and citations! WTF!
Obviously I’ve got no homework to do right now because I finished it earlier! Guess I could watch the idiot box until bedtime.
Photos Of The Week:
Richie and Shoggie are both pit-bull but different breeds within the category. Richie is a Razors Edge (ears up without needing to be cropped, straight tail, and shorter) and Shoggie is an American Bulldog (floppy ears, curled tail, big stocky with huge jaw/head).