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Unread postby sofi » 05 May 2006, 10:36

i am looking into online courses and am wondering what is more important, hours logged in on a course, or the school s accreditation-reputation?
a lot of online courses offer 40-60 hour courses, this seems a bit meager.
But other ones that offer standard 120 hours, like LTTC, aren t officially recognized by any institution.
Any online graduates out there that could offer helpful advice?
Also, i m a bit worried about the validity of an online degree; is it easily accepted by employers?
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Unread postby HenryTeach » 06 May 2006, 09:05

It depends which employers you ask. If you're intending to work in an entry level position abroad then most online courses are fine.

Make sure you choose one with a good reputation and actually comes across as being professional. Most don't. Write an email to them with some kind of question and see if they reply - many don't bother. You can get a good idea of how professional they are by looking at the sites; some are really cheap and some are professional with forums, lists of teachers and so on.

Good luck!
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