Having been laid off last May, at the tender age of sixty-one, I am now being sent back to school by the State of Florida. Classes begin this morning, December 1, 2001 and will continue, with a few breaks, until May 1, 2002.
I will be learning the ins and outs of database administration. Can an old dog be taught new tricks? We will see.
Okay, the first day of school is over and I have changed from database administration to database developer. Change is due to my intention of opening my own small business. Because of this change, my next school day is December 14 and, yes, I will get Christmas off. Reason for school starting in December is because this class, and several others, are being funded by the Florida (Un)Employment people. It is being taught in a local community college by regular college instructors and semester hours will be awarded, but it is not part of a degree program.