Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Purdue to Offer 2-year Bachelor's Degree

KOKOMO, Ind. - Beginning in June, the Purdue College of Technology at Kokomo will offer a two-year accelerated bachelor's degree program, targeted toward displaced workers in the automotive and manufacturing sectors.

8 Comments:

At 4/21/2009 9:35 AM, Blogger KauaiMark said...

"...two-year accelerated bachelor's degree program"

In what? Autology?

 
At 4/21/2009 9:50 AM, Blogger rufus said...

Bloggery?

 
At 4/21/2009 10:02 AM, Blogger 1 said...

"Bozic said that through the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act, part of the stimulus package that President Barack Obama signed into law in February"...

Oh yeah! Time to spend those extorted tax dollars on something that just screams, "giving back to the community"...

"bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and supervision with a concentration in industrial technology"...

Just what does that mean in real world terms?

 
At 4/21/2009 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and supervision...
Just what does that mean in real world terms?"
Sounds like union supervisor to me

 
At 4/21/2009 1:13 PM, Blogger KauaiMark said...

..or community organizer

 
At 4/21/2009 4:16 PM, Anonymous Cromagnum said...

How much mandatory Volunteering would be required?

Can I get my hours at the NRA range?

"bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and supervision with a concentration in industrial technology"... Maybe thats what the 'Arbeit Macht Frei' is all about ??

 
At 4/21/2009 5:49 PM, Anonymous Dr. T said...

The typical laid-off auto worker is a middle-aged man with a below average IQ who barely finished high school. Yet, somehow, this auto worker, who probably hasn't cracked open a nonfiction book since high school, will complete a bachelors degree in two years. Does anyone believe that this bachelors degree will have any value?

I do believe that Purdue will be lobbying hard for this program to be supported by federal tax monies. I expect Michigan universities to immediately follow suit.

 
At 4/21/2009 6:14 PM, Blogger Gregory (Greg) P Turco said...

Younger auto workers typically have two year degrees, and don't fit the stereotype of a mindless worker very well. The older ones, maybe not.

I am more concerned about dilution of the BS as a credential. I don't like 1 year Executive MBAs or 2 year RNs either.

 

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