November 8, 2009 at 11:53 pm (Life, School, Spring 2010) (, , , )

Hey, sorry for not writing much recently.  Tomorrow.  I will find some time somewhere to write something interesting…

But anyway…. nooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! One of the classes I was planning on taking in the spring has been cut due to budgets.  So now, instead of taking Emergency Scene Management, I will be taking Disaster Recovery Operations.  Eh, ok I guess, but probably not nearly as helpful.  Bummer.

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November 17, 2008 at 6:08 pm (School, Spring 2009) (, , , )

1200 dollars later I have registered for classes next semester, and my books have been ordered.

My final schedule is as follows:

  • Substantive Criminal Law (campus)
  • The Police Function (online)
  • The Correction Function (online)
  • Fire Science Intro (online)
  • Chamber Choir (campus)
  • Principles of Supervision (online)
  • Domestic Violence – WAITLIST (online)

Now how does that happen?  I registered two hours after registration opened (it would have been earlier, but I slept in this morning…), and the DV class was already full – I’m third on the waiting list.  And its not like its a small class; there are 22 seats.  Bummer.

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Too Easy

November 5, 2008 at 8:08 pm (Issues, School, Spring 2009) (, , , , )


I should have known it was too easy.

Apparently Fire Intro and Fire Investigations are co-reqs.  But… Fire Investigations is only offered once every two years, and it happens to be this spring.  On top of that, my advisor won’t tell me if either of the other classes I need will be offered in the Fall (I was thinking I could swap out Fire Investigations for one of those classes I was planning on taking this spring).  Plus, I really don’t want to have to leave explorers for 4 months (besides, I learn more there then I ever have in college…), and its more likely for meetings to be on Tuesdays (Fire Investigations) than Fridays (my remaining free night).

This is so stupid!!!!!!!!  I am so close to being done.  My degree requires 5 of these “related requirements” but they only offer 8 options. 

  • Internship – (Summer 09… hopefully….)
  • Principles of Supervision (Spring 09)
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication (please no)
  • Introduction to Computer Information Systems (even worse)
  • Fire Investigation (I wanted to take this… but so much for that idea)
  • American National Government (blahhh)
  • Substance Abuse (in progress)
  • Domestic Violence (Spring 09)

I mean seriously.  Why doesn’t forensic anthropology count as a related subject??? It seems fairly related to me…

I even checked with the other 2 year colleges around the state.  I can’t figure out how to get it to work.

I’ve always thought that the guy in charge of this program didn’t like me; this is just another thing to add to my list of reasons why…

I wonder if I could do two internships………… hmmmmmmmmmmmm…………… that could be somethign to consider…

Oh also… why the  doesn’t my school know their schedule more than two months before the semester starts???!!!!!??????!!!!!!!! It makes it so hard to try to plan for graduation.  I am literally stuck hoping that in my last semester the school will offer the last few classes I need to graduate.

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An exciting day

November 5, 2008 at 3:01 am (Life, School, Spring 2009) (, , , , )

Today is probably one of my favorite days of the semester.  It is the day when the college has posted the spring schedule and I picked classes.  I always have fun picking classes, its one step closer to finishing.

So this is what the spring looks like:

  • Substantive Criminal Law. 3 Credits.
  • The Police Function. 3 Credits
  • The Correction Function.  3 Credits.
  • Fire Science Intro.  3 Credits.
  • Chamber Choir. 1 Credit.
  • Principles of Supervision.  3 Credits.
  • Domestic Violence.  3 Credits.

Giving a grand total 19 credits!!!!!!!!!!!!! Graduation here I come!!!

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Schedule Issues

August 30, 2008 at 8:08 am (Fall 2008, Life, School) (, , , )

With our schedules, life has worked out such that I practically never see my family anymore.  They all leave the house by 7am.  I usually get up by 8:30am.   The I do stuff around the house, or (depending on the day) go to class.  Most of my classes are in the evening, so I leave the house by 4:30 or 5pm.  The others don’t get home at least until 5:30.  Then by the time I get home by 9:30-ish they are all getting ready for bed.

As a result, we have become a “whiteboard family.”  There is a whiteboard sitting by the door with a place to leave a message for anyone in the house.  Plus it is magnetic so we can leave other things for people.  Oh well, it seems to work.

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Week one – a retrospective

August 30, 2008 at 7:58 am (Fall 2008, School) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Well, for the most part my classes seem ok.  17 credits is a lot, but it seems doable.

Human Biology – this class is online.  The material itself is interesting (I guess), but the instructor only lists quarterly, unit due dates rather than for each assignment.  And thats hard for me, cause I’m good at putting stuff off.

Society and Technology – this is my other online class.  Its ok, and more importantly, its required for my degree…

Substance Abuse Psychology – I thought I would really like this class because I am so interested in the law enforcement perspective on drug use.  But a majority of the class is working towards a career in social work/medicine/psychology.  A few are very anti-any sort of drug control.  So I don’t know, I don’t think I’ll like this class as much as I thought I would.

Juvenile Justice – While not my favorite law enforcement subject, the class seems like it could be interesting.  Plus, the group seems ok.  The biggest problem is that it is mostly lecture.

Criminal Investigations – This should be my most interesting class.  In part cause I like the subject, but also because it is mostly comprised of hands on work.

Choir – I liked this class, but it was at a dreadful time.  But when I went to talk to the instructor about this problem, he said that he had wanted me in a more advanced choir anyway. So I’ll try this other class next week.

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Why you don’t transfer credits

August 13, 2008 at 11:58 pm (Fall 2008, School) (, , , , , )

If you couldn’t guess, trying to transfer credits is a nightmare.

Over the summer I took a class at a different school so I could fulfill a graduation requirement.  No big deal, its in the same state and accredited by the same agency, so thats not the issue.  

So I’ve been emailing my counselor for about two weeks now to get these credits transfered.  Last I heard from her (this morning) she had the copy and would get it approved by the end of the week (yay!).  But then, this other guy (who runs my degree program) at the school (who I don’t think likes me very much – I dropped one of his classes last year cause it was so boring) called me today and said that I couldn’t take two of my fall classes (even though I have written permission from the instructors!!!) because I don’t have this one pre-rec done (even though it is… I got an A… and it will be transferred by the end of the week).  Arrrgh… I hate it when people aren’t helpful and I hate it when people are wrong – it just annoys me.

Yipee for personal drama.  In other news I decided to take another class in the fall.  Someone I know was taking 18 credits and I was feeling inferior with my 14 credits, so I decided to add another degree requirement, Society and Technology.

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