You have got to be kidding me /g/
School's always been below my level but this is fucking ridiculous
>Don't worry when you get to Middle-School things will be different anon
>Don't worry when you get to High-School things will be different anon
>Don't worry when you get to College things will be different anon
I just dropped TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ON A CLASS THAT TEACHES THIS BULLSHIT
WHAT FUARRKING MOUTHBREATHER IS THIS SHIT TARGETED AT
I'm no fucking genius /g/ but this shit is fucking ridiculous, it's like if I signed up for english 101 and they sit me down in a room with alphabet blocks and a fucking etch-a-sketch
WHAT THE FUCK
Did you look at that PDF?
I'm serious, they teach you what a keyboard is in an introduction to Computer Science class
I just did a vocabulary assignment and they asked me what a FUCKING MOUSE WAS
Maybe you should have researched your school better before applying and dumping $20,000 a semester.
Also that book doesn't seem too bad, it actually explains applications software, embedded software, and gets you ready to learn programming logic which is going to be a drag no matter what school you go to.
>Maybe you should have researched your school better before applying and dumping $20,000 a semester.
this. alternatively, if you're learning what a keyboard is and this is the best school you could get into, maybe you should've worked harder rather than had a tantrum all through high school.
>started uni in computer science
>programming in Racket (Lisp-like) even though we will never use it and will switch to java next semester
>formal informatics (basically math, hard to understand)
The only really useful shit we are doing right now is digital technics
It's not that I COULDN'T get into another school, it's that I couldn't afford to
JJC is a shitty community college about a half hour away from where I live, some of their programs are renowned, this is not one of them
I just happened to stumble into this thread
and enrolled in the course at MIT, I don't actually have to pay untill I complete the thing and it's significantly cheaper
I'll keep plowing through baby's first comp-sci course all the while taking classes through edX and see where all of this goes /g/ may very well have just saved my education
Hand in the Stallman copypasta as an essay.
I literally cannot afford to go to a university, my only hope is that I can hold a decent GPA here and spring into a scholarship or I'm fucked
I've already taken two semesters of the CCNA through a vocational center and they won't let me finish it at JJC without taking the fucking trash I'm in now
What do you mean?
If you meant change the class I can't, electrical engineering, comp-sci, computer engineering, networking, security, EVERYTHING has this course as a prerequisite
I'd seen material from further on in the course, and while it was basic it was NOT the material I'm currently going over
I won't see the material I was shown for another two months at the least
Finance grad here, my intro to computing final was how to use MS Word in practical and the theory paper was to label the PC components and how an optical drive works.
I learned that shit when I was 7 on my first 486 with Windows 3.11. These fucking faggots are so behind times.
So yeah... university is a fucking scam.
Even when I was forced to take the prereq courses for the CS track in my community college, I was only forced to take intro to computer logic which was a snorefest involving how to write for loops in visual basic.
I was apparently the only person in the class who had skipped the "recommended" CS 101 and CS 102 classes, which were literally "Welcome to Windows 8" and "How to pass CompTIA A+".
So glad to be out of that shithole.
It's quite frankly bullshit, but it's blended delivery I've already done a weeks worth of homework and the class starts monday
I'm out of free textbook and the one I rented isn't here yet
So I came on /g/ to bitch
This is what happens when Universities are run by normies with no background in education. Even worse the management and professors are ancient relics who have no clue about the industry and still stuck in 1980 mode.
We need institutions run by professionals in their field of work so they can transfer practical knowledge instead of wasting our time with shenanigans just to fill credit hours.
OP here, would agree with this
I've always liked the idea of a technocracy where the actual professionals make decisions about law involving their field, if you came up with a new medical regulation you would be a FUCKING DOCTOR FIRST
IT'S A BLENDED COURSE
the homework is ONLINE
How the FUCK am I supposed to turn that shit in if I don't know what a fucking mouse is
I get it you're being cheeky, but this shit defies common sense
This is probably true desu senpai.
>first year for all engineering majors is "general engineering," exposes freshmen to different fields and all that
>introductory course is basically about doing unit conversions and Microsoft Excel
>given an intro programming course with MATLAB, grad student instructor fellates it for basic features any programming language higher-level than assembly has
>apparently they introduced another course about "evaluating innovation"
Not that it was completely useless, I got a SolidWorks certification out of it, but the first year was full of patronizing bullshit. Of course, if you were in mechanical engineering, shit didn't get started until Statics and Dynamics.
Higher education is all about the degree and the connections you make. Unless you are going to a top-tier university, the "education" doesn't account for shit.
Just bite the bullet, pay for the courses, make straight A's, and transfer to a better uni.
Good luck anon
When I was in high school, I took two years of CS courses. I'd already done all the basic algorithms and data structures. I took the AP test. Got a 4/5 on the first one. 5/5 on the second one.
I went to community college to save money. They wouldn't allow me to skip anything, saying that "we don't use Pascal" (ignoring that CS is about structures and algorithms, not languages) but I just needed my LACC credits, so signed up for a C programming course. The teacher was a fucking retard who told the class that "argc" and "argv" (argument count and vector) were just named randomly because sometimes these old Unix guys just did that. Dumbest motherfucker I've ever seen teach a course, and she hated men.
Later, I transferred to a state school. On some kind of orientation day, I met with the head of the CS program and asked if I could be allowed to skip the intro stuff, citing my AP test scores (still zero credit for them). I at least got to skip this babby intro bullshit.
I suggest you go to see whoever is the head of the department and plead your case.
>Um, is this class for old, or people living under a rock?
You have no idea how little regular people understand about computers.
The shocking thing is that so many CS majors come into college with effectively zero computer or programming experience.
>The teacher was a fucking retard who told the class that "argc" and "argv" because unix guys are like that
but that's true you fucking moron
you can name themmain(int NumberOfArgs, char **ArgumentList)if you wanted to.
His point is that "argc" stands for "argument count", and "argv" stands for "argument vector". Yeah, you can call them anything you want, because the underlying machine doesn't care about names, but I would be very, very worried if your fucking TEACHER doesn't know that the terms "argc" and "argv" each have important meanings, even if you can change them to whatever you want.
people become teachers because they're too incompetent to get into the private sector.
There really is a thing as someone getting too hung-up on the abstract principles of an industry and not actually being able to implement... or "do" the very thing they're teaching.
You see it all the time on /g/ when you see autists playing with their toy functional languages like lisp and haskell.
>people become teachers because they're too incompetent to get into the private sector.
That's what mediocre private sector people tell themselves.
Seriously, after years in industry that quip is an utter joke. I've had great teachers and I've had lousy teachers. I've had one or two great co-workers, and I've had TONS of shitty coworkers.
It's a myth.
It's CC OP.
Nobody's first choice. It's your last ditch escape route. And really when you see your classes and you're in there with 40 year old mexicans going "should I stack these alphabet blocks upways or sideways" you'll see why.
Just suck it up.
Anons, follow this guy.
He know's how to college and get shit done.
Meanwhile you other faggots are complaining about it being too easy and then end up getting a C+/B- due to forgetting your 'oh so easy' homework and papers.
Sorry m8, it seems like you went to a shit school. Unless they get rid of this bullshit after the first semester, you're basically doing IT. This is the problem when you're in a country where education is an industry
Whereas your school sounds like a good CS course
Why the fuck do so many American universities think CS is either IT or SoftEng
OP here, I posted
I'm complaining about it being too easy because, well it is, but I didn't do hardly any homework in highschool and while I got A's and B's on tests I'd get D's on my report cards
Guess I've matured a bit
I've got ADD out the ass but I can manage it if they just hand me my work ahead of time and I can plow through it when the mood strikes me, entitled perhaps but again I'm a week ahead in the class, I'd be further but the textbook I rented isn't here yet and I'm out of pdf
>tfw my entire time at secondary consisted of powerpoint, a single lesson on flash which never led anywhere and an A level that was basically testing my office suite skills.
I think I actually did more at my fucking primary. I went and got some certificates just to try and balance it out, not that they're worth anything.
i didnt even bother with CS because it's shit and doesn't teach anything, you are retarded anon just get certifications and get a job that way.
Why waste time in college for one subject and get forced to do a million other things.
I have a friend in the class and he said everyone is clueless
I did the same, then I got to college and picked up myself up by the bootstraps because you can fuck up HS all you want. College stays with you.
If you bothered FAFSA for the money and fucked up the class? Oh lordy, you got more than a few issues there when you want to re-enroll.
Nigga please your getting all the lessons you need , if you want to get only the hands on teaching experience don't go to university go to a processional Academy (Google ATEC) and become a tecnician if not you will have to go with the flow and take it up the ass like a good yuppie.
OP, here is how you can succeed as a poorfag.
Go to community college for two years and then transfer to a CHEAP state school. Get a government loan and a job. DO AN INTERNSHIP.
Your community college may be garbage but they're just introductory classes so it shouldn't matter. Suck it up and do the classes.
I didn't think with my abysmal grades that anyone would give me financial aide, so I didn't fill out the FAFSA to begin with, will next semester but I'm biting the bullet for this one, and it's bitter as hell
I just wish I didn't have to sit through "Introduction to computers for seniors" before they'll let me finish the certificate I've already got a year of study for
>I can't afford to you dense motherfucker
If you can afford $2000 for one class then you can afford to study in Europe where $2000 is like 67 full semesters (almost 17 years of study) where you can cram in as many classes as you want. And where you often can borrow textbooks from the university library.
Learn german, french or whatever or go to scandinavia where nobody minds having the lectures in english. We often had lectures in english if one or two foreign students attended. And mostly 99% of the books are in english at least if you do anything STEM related.
OP here, is exactly what I'm doing
That's actually not a terrible idea, and I mistyped, I dropped 2k on CLASSES that teach this shit, It's my semester, comes out to $2,146
>OP here, is exactly what I'm doing
Then you'll be fine. You have to fail everything to not succeed.
>That's actually not a terrible idea, and I mistyped, I dropped 2k on CLASSES that teach this shit, It's my semester, comes out to $2,146
Suck it up. All poorfags need to do those garbage classes and it should be an easy A for your transcript.
I am sucking it up, my nose is firmly pressed to a grindstone, I was just bitching on /g/ because it was late at night and I was out of work to do
This thread's almost 12 hours old now I started it early in the morning
>I dropped 2k on CLASSES that teach this shit, It's my semester, comes out to $2,146
That's a horribly priced community college. My university cost that much per quarter before any kind of scholarships and I never did this shit in the CS program. We started immediately with programming and discrete math.
I can't take any programing courses or engineering or drafting, or pretty much fucking anything until I complete CIS 122 chapter one of the textbook of which is in a pdf linked to in the OP
I am stuck, neck deep in that shit, but as I said here
I'm trying to get through it as quickly as possible, I'd be further along but all I've got right now is that pdf
Correct actually. NT was a marketing buzzword originally but now refers to the kernel, so it doesn't have any real meaning.
My community college is the same way. The CS 101 course is "Introduction to Computer Science" and is a spreadsheets/keyboard class. The CS 1a course is "Fundamentals of C++" and covers elementary programming.
You have to make sure you're signed up for the right course, usually the stupid ones like you're taking don't count towards your degree.
>in 30 years kids won't know what a mouse/keyboard is
little weeb trash with his sub-80 iq feels so superior.