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    Just need a short vent. . . I am attending college with accelerated courses (1 class a month) working on my Associates Degree in Vet Tech. (1 more year) It is quite expensive and I only get 12 class days a month to learn all the material. We are currently learning about atoms, protons, electrons, specific heat, etc. Everyone is struggling. (I should preface that I have been a nurse for over 18 years and I feel that I am fairly intelligent) I asked the instructor yesterday how all this relates to being a vet tech and she said "It doesn't" So now, I don't know if I am just overwhelmed or downright p**s that I am spending over $1200 a month to learn something that I will never have to use. In the vet tech program, you have to pass this class to move on to your core programs. I just don't think it is fair that a class that is not even related to the field of study can be the deciding factor whether you can move on to the core classes. There are 3 people in my class that this is the second time they are taking it. And if you don't pass this class, you have to wait until January to get back into the rotation for the core classes (all other pre requisites done and out of the way)

    Whewwwww! Thanks for listening! I'm gonna try to put myself together and remain calm as I go to class this afternoon. Wish me luck!!!

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    Understand. Same thing in nursing school when I went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country1
    Understand. Same thing in nursing school when I went.
    Sad thing is, I didn't even have to take a chemistry class when I went to nursing school!!!! I think it is a little more related to nursing than to vet tech. . . .

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    Take a deep breath, calm down. It will be fine, you can do it. When I went to college ( I didn't even start until I was 40) I had to take a lot of classes that did not apply to my degree. I cried and struggled through algebra and earth science. I got through and so will you.

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    Sorry to hear your problem and understand your frustration. Has anyone asked why this is a compulsory unit? I know from experience that it's extra hard struggling with something that doesn't seem relevent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    Take a deep breath, calm down. It will be fine, you can do it. When I went to college ( I didn't even start until I was 40) I had to take a lot of classes that did not apply to my degree. I cried and struggled through algebra and earth science. I got through and so will you.
    I waited until I was 25 before going to nursing school and now I am 44 doing it all over again. I strongly believe that there is some important information in Bio Chemistry that we need to know, I just don't think finding the atomic mass and number of protons Carbon has is it!!!

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    It is a new program at the college I am attending and the Head of the Department got to create the curriculum. I'm not saying that Bio-Chemistry is not important or relative to my degree and career field, I just don't think that valuable time needs to be spent on figuring out specific heat. It needs to focus on more relevant topics, IMHO

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    I also returned to school late in life. Advanced academia has always required classes not relevent to your degree in order to earn it and it infuriated me to no end, especially the massive amounts of money having to spend on classes that have nothing to do with your chosen degree. Personally I always thought it was a huge racket and don't even get me started on text books and the curriculum covered in a semester. And the real kicker..., I have forgotten almost all of the material I don't use on a fairly regular basis. Venting helps. You will get through it and yes it is really hard, especially in an accelerated program like you are taking. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    I also returned to school late in life. Advanced academia has always required classes not relevent to your degree in order to earn it and it infuriated me to no end, especially the massive amounts of money having to spend on classes that have nothing to do with your chosen degree. Personally I always thought it was a huge racket and don't even get me started on text books and the curriculum covered in a semester. And the real kicker..., I have forgotten almost all of the material I don't use on a fairly regular basis. Venting helps. You will get through it and yes it is really hard, especially in an accelerated program like you are taking. Good luck.
    Thanks! I've decided not to take my Uzi to class today!!! (Just kidding, please don't alert the authorities or the media)

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    I totally feel for you. I have been working in Information Technology for over 30 years - and had to take a class on Microsoft Office tools in order to pre-req on my Business degree.... OMG - they didn't even give us the option to test out. I would rather have done that - and pay the fee then sit through 8 weeks of lectures and online exercises designed for a beginner.

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