what would you prefer, a 4yr course or a 2yr course?

Philippines
February 26, 2009 7:17am CST
hello friends, i would like to have 2yr course with skills like getting electronics, electrical, automotive, computer technician and so on.. it's because nowadays, going to abroad, they always looking for skilled workers and it has big salary abroad.. not also abroad but even you're still in your country you can get work.. mostly with has 4yr courses has no job and not that skilled enough.. maybe, it depends on what kind of course they get.. please do share your thoughts about this friends.. thanks in advance..
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@Darkwing (21588)
26 Feb 09
I don't know whether you could fit all that knowledge and skill into just two years of training, my friend; especially if they recommend four years. But, if you already have a certain amount of knowledge in electronics, electical, automotive, technical computer skills, then maybe there should be a "brush-up" course incorporating new technology, regulations etc., that you could take. Brightest Blessings.
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
well, you have your point..maybe after a four year course we can get 2yr course for adding of skills.. thank you for the response..
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@Darkwing (21588)
27 Feb 09
Yes, or just brush up on previous skills.
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
Choosing the right education is very critical considering the cost of schooling nowadays. Our goal is to land with the best job with a little cash outflow if money is a challenge. A 2 year course is okay, if one is fine landing a skilled job afterwards. However, there are companies or jobs that requires a 4-year course or more. Examples are law, medicine, and engineering. Ultimately, if we wish to be professionals under the industry that requires longer education, please invest with more years in school. Nowadays, competition is tough and the people who gets it has the educational advantage that some people was not able to invest on. My brother took 2 2-year courses. Landed with a job with a manufacturing firm. Pays a little above the minimum wage, can support himself but not the whole family. He works real hard, but his hardest may not be enough. Fortunately, I finished a 4-year course and landed with a good-paying job in a multi-national firm. I am currently supporting everyone in my family. I needed to move up the corporate ladder and I know I need to invest with my skills. I took another course and a Masters' degree and I was able to move up three times, giving me capacity to help my family more. I am now supporting my brothers to finish a 4-year course (I am the youngest). Good day!
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• Philippines
27 Feb 09
wow.. good for you friend.. it's very tough to have master's degree.. you are a good son it's because you are helping your family.. thank you for the response friend..happy mylotting...
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
Thanks, cherriemae... You have a great day!
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Ya might get by on 2 yrears but 4 would be better and you aslo godd might find a job at being an apprintise. Like and Electrician!
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• Philippines
27 Feb 09
thank you again lakota.. take care always.. happy mylotting..
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
27 Feb 09
your most welcome!
• Singapore
27 Feb 09
well i think for the quicker way 2 yr course is better, but if mre knowledge is needed then a 4 yr course may be better, for engg v have a 4 yr course, as there is lots tht v learnt. well acc. to me nothing was so useful.lol
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
hello buzzmehere.. thanks for your thoughts.. have a nice day..
@zhuhuifen46 (3485)
• China
27 Feb 09
If you have passed the admitting scores, personally I would chose 4yr course, there you get more comprehensive study, and enjoy the part of your life, when looking back years later. But if financial difficult, and you are contented with blue collar labor, or continuous education is available,then 2yr course can provide relief earlier. It is an important jointure in your life. Take your time, and listen to your family before final decision. Good luck.
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• Philippines
27 Feb 09
hi there friend.. yes, it's really true when it becomes to financial factor, it really depends on the course.. thanks..take care
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
27 Feb 09
Two years goes so quickly, this would be the best option, but only if you have the time to dedicate to your studies. If not, then a four year course would be advisable. I believe this varies from person to person.
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
yes, i agree with you mipen.. it really depends on the persona and the course too.. thanks friend.. take care
@maximax8 (30121)
• United Kingdom
26 Feb 09
I think it is great to have special skills that are in demand. We are in a recession and in most areas jobs are hard to find. It can cost money to study so it would be more pricey to study for four years than two years. Most degrees last three years and mine was originally four years. However the university condensed the course to three years. We began earlier than the other students and finished later in the year. So we had a busy time with academic studies and teaching experience. I think the most important things are the quality of the course and where it might lead. Good luck.
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• Philippines
27 Feb 09
you have point for that maximax.. it really depend on the course.. thanks friend..have a nice day..
@moneymommy (3419)
• United States
26 Feb 09
I am thinking of taking a 2 year course right now in college. I think it all depends on what course you choose to take.
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• Philippines
26 Feb 09
good to have education specially that we are suffering from crisis.. we need to have education.. i think baking or cooking is good for you.. goodluck and happy mylotting...
@fwangaa (3058)
• China
25 Apr 09
I will prefer 2 year’s course. I f you have 4 year’s course , you will have a lot of course out of the main subject that I want to study. I want to study the subject that I want to learn. i want to learn electric , you can teach it only about electric. If you teach me others, I will not good at anything. I think so many persons in college are not just study all the time. And may be a lot of them have a lot of free times. they don’t use this free time to study . they use it to do other things. They want to do their work later, but when they found it is very hart to learn then they don’t learn it. so I advice to study 2 year’s course. what's your opinion?
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@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
25 Apr 09
when getting education you should go with either what you need, what you can afford or what you like to do. if you like computers then anything in that field should be in your list. then get what you can afford, because once you get a job you can save for any course you can't afford previously anyway. if you are in great need of job then try find out what skills is in high demand then take the course in that field.
• Philippines
20 Apr 09
I only have a little knowledge on how school or universtity curriculum is. I graduated with 4 year cours and I learned a lot, even some of our subjects are inside the ladderized program I can say I learned a lot from it. I haven't experience having a 2 year course, but I guess it will depend on the person doing the curriculum, if they will merge the only important subject in one year and so on. The future of the students will rely on their intelligent decisions and program enhancements.
@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
4 Mar 09
All things alike, of course I would go for the 2yr course. Why spend extra hours and time? Often, I would think the courses with 4 years are either degree courses or part-time courses. It would be realistic to complete a 2 yr full time course in 4 years as one can hold a job. I would want to get my cert fast and capitalise on it.