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which is better: 2 associate degrees or 1 bachelors degree?

parsley007

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this is basically a follow-up to this thread. however, i am considering going back to a community college and getting two degrees, one in computer networking technology, and another in networking security. how do you think that would appeal to an employer versus a 4-year business information systems degree. (bear in mind i could co-op and thus have work experience with the business information systems degree). thanks for the help.
 

parsley007

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Originally posted by: PipBoy
bachelor's, no question. no offense but 2 half assed degrees don't equal one real one.
thanks for the reply, i figured as such, but was wondering what the general consesus would be..
 

amdskip

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Bachelors for sure. I received my associates last year and I am now attempting my bachelors.
 

RU482

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Originally posted by: PipBoy
bachelor's, no question. no offense but 2 half assed degrees don't equal one real one.
A bachelors degree is the holy grail for anyone who has an associates degree(s) and has worked a few years

An associates degree will get you in the door, and you will promptly notice that the room that you have entered has a 4 foot ceiling

There are rare exceptions, dont get me wrong, I used to make $50K/yr with only an associates degree. Hell, when I was a solo contractor, I could have easily cleared $100K one year if the late 90's economy had kept going (and my wife hadn't accepted a job out of state). Spending 2 more years of your life to get the BS/BA is a very good investment. It allows you alot more flexibility
 

Zombie

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1 bachelors is > 2 Associates.

It depends if you are comparing degrees in same field or not.
 

EagleKeeper

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Originally posted by: PipBoy
bachelor's, no question. no offense but 2 half assed degrees don't equal one real one.
Agreed

 

Electric Amish

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I have both. :)

It all depends on where you're starting. If you're starting at the bottom I really don't think it matters.
 

parsley007

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Originally posted by: gopunk
well i think you have your answer
me too :) ...thanks for all the input...i'll be sticking with the bachelor's in business information systems
 

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