Are employers going to scoff
at me if I try to use this degree to get a job? Is it going to
There are a number of other BSIS programs available by distance. Several
of them are regionally accredited. There is an often stated opinion in
this NG that non RA degrees are less accepted for employment than their
RA counterparts. There is no data, no statistics, so it's difficult to
know to what extent it is true. RA degrees are almost certainly more
widely accepted than DETC degrees, the question remains, by how much.
If you think there is a chance that you might wish to pursue a higher
degree, based on this BS degree, down the road, find an RA program.
Simple as that.
If however, like me you are unconcerned about that, and want the degree
for job advancement and personal satisfaction, AICS could be a good
choice. There is some good and bad to AICS
Of the many posts from AICS students in AED over the last few years, ALL
have been positive. It is a small school (they only offer 3 programs).
We all seem to like the programs and the school. There have been no
posts claiming lack of academic quality, poor faculty or administrative
problems. The same can hardly be said for some other, though certainly
reputable, institutions. Notably, University of Phoenix, TESC and
I have been watching for several years now and have yet to see a posting
from someone who lost out on an employment opportunity because his
degree was DETC accredited and not RA accredited. A very large number
of companies, including my employer, reimburse for tuition at AICS. I
can hardly imagine an HR dept. reimbursing tuition for a DETC accredited
degree but not accepting it for employment. Also, AICS is approved by
the United States government for DANTES grants and loans.