- Aug 24, 2011
Been looking at different schools and such so when and if I get out of the Army, I can start a successful career path. Regardless, Long story, here it goes. I graduated High School in 2010. Never took a SAT or ACT, I did graduate with Honors at a 3.4GPA. I stink at math. Royally. ALG1 and ALG2 were both passed with a 60D, and that was generosity from the teachers. I took my third year of math, Liberal Arts Math, and passed it with a B average my Junior Year. No math classes my senior year. Everything else was fine, just the Math that bugged me. other normal requirements for colleges are there. Science was fine, History grades were amazing, French 1 and 2 were decent. English was good. I did take a lot of Culinary Arts classes over 4 years (8 of them) main elective of mine. Part of FCCLA, State competitions a few years as well. My passions changed from cooking, and I was okay with that. Being a naïve 17-18 year old at the time, I started working. Worked at Racetrac Petroleum from 2010 after graduation till October 2012 when I left for the Army. With my contract ending in a few years or so, not sure on reenlistment, I've looked here and there into colleges, atleast maybe my AA on tuition assistance online. Most likely getting my BA with the GI BILL Needless to say, a lot of colleges seem very picky on certain things. Never took geometry in high school, again bad math student, and they don't recognize liberal arts math as a course.. As they usually require 3 years of high school math ALG1 and above, they consider Liberal Arts Math to be under ALG1. Being a guy who doesn't learn real well out of a book, Ive looked into tech schools, academies, etc. UTI Seems to be a top notch program that is very veteran friendly. As does most police and fire science academies. Leaning a lot towards UTI in regards to the almost guaranteed turn around on graduations there. I dislike constant bookwork, if it interests me Im for it, no issues, Im cool with it. Book work combined with hands on is what UTI offers. The programs there are fairly well organized, Auto or Diesel would be my top choices. Diesel moreso but Auto might not be too bad. Question is, What should I do? College, Tech School, or a Academy such as Police/Fire? If I go the Degree route in a college, Education would be my choice, with History as a minor. Tech School would be a Automotive schooling, with Diesel as a main choice, maybe automotive. UTI Offers Ford and a plethora of other manufacturers as well. Academy would be police. Finding a veteran friendly school as well is a task. I know most schools accept veterans, but a school that has a Veterans Admission that's not quite as confusing as some. UTI has a great thing going for Vets, and I applaud them for that. Whats yalls opinion?