Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This is happening.

I met with some people at our nearby hospital for a volunteering interview. I brought Lucas (after asking if it was ok), and he stole the show of course. I am "hired" and will be getting a volunteering orientation invitation. It was supposed to be Nov.4th but that is when we are supposed to be in PA seeing Joe's family so not sure when that will happen so I can actually start. They are hoping to put me in the radiology dept.

Monday I met with a counselor who looked at my transcripts and said, "Wow, your grades are very good. Are you sure you don't want to teach?" Yes, I am sure. I told her the classes I want to take and she signed the paper and that was that. I can't register online because they have none of my classes/transcripts in the computer. And the classes I need will fill up fast because they are only offering one evening section for the A&P lab and A&P (with 36 seats). So she told me to get there Monday as soon as they open, if not before. What the heck is this, community college black friday? Sheesh. So I get to drag Lucas up there by 8 am and hope they will actually let me register and hope that there will still be openings. I have my doubts because next week is registration for "returning and current students" and I've never taken a class from this school, so I believe that would make me a "new" student, and new students don't get to register until the following week. However, I specifically asked her about that and she said, "No, register next week on the 24th." I have had more than one advisor in my 200ish credit hours who didn't know what they were talking about, so I am not sure that they will even let me register. But we'll give it a try. My plan is to leave the house around 7:45 so I'll be getting there at pretty close to 8 when it opens. I am not standing outside in the cold with a 6 month old just to get in a community college class.

I have Plan B and Plan C in my mind. Plan B is to register for the classes I need at another community college that has 4 different campuses and a variety of evening/weekend/hybrid classes to chose from. One of them even would let me take A&P I for the first 8 weeks and A&P II the last 8 weeks for a total of 8 credit hours. If I didn't have a baby, if the professor had better reviews on ratemyprofessor, and/or if I didn't really really like getting A's, I might be extremely tempted to put myself through 16 weeks of torture and just do that (especially since the majority of it is online with just 4 hours of lab on Fridays.) But I do have a baby and I'm not sure how study time is going to work out and I really like getting A's, I'm kinda OCD about it actually. (The crazy thing is my parents never pressured me about it at all, but I'd come home from school crying if I got less than a B on a test even though I never did get a B for a semester grade - except for I think pre-calc maybe, but it was a college credit/weighted grade so it counted as an A still.) So anyway, that class would totally stress me out and bother me I think, but it is nice to know that there are a lot of options, including classes with the majority of work online. The only reason why I'm not just going to register there in the first place is because it's slightly more expensive since we don't live in that "district" and drives to campus will be 30-40 minutes one way. Plan C is trying to find an online class at my alma mater, but those classes are much more expensive, but maybe I could find something online. Either way, I'm taking A&P I with a lab starting in Jan and hopefully medical terminology online. I've already taken a year of college credit A&P in high school, I definitely need my memory refreshed, but hopefully it won't be too hard. (A couple of my high school teachers are teaching it there at the community college anyway.)

So, here goes nothing.

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

Yay, Angie!! I hope Plan A works out, but great that you have Plans B & C as well! By the way I love the pics of Lucas!!

Brooke said...

Excited for you, and cracking up because I am totally a Plan A, B, and C kind of girl, and a freak out about a B-letter grade kind of girl. I'm really glad you're doing this. Career changes are scary, but this one makes so much sense for you and you will be so good at it. Are you sure you don't want to go to med school???

Haha, I'm kidding. Sort of...

MrsH said...

Is A&P anatomy and pathology? Good luck, it sounds like a lot of work with a small baby but on the other hand I know that feeling of being able to do ANYTHING after going through the Hell that we have gone through. I have no doubts that you can do it. You sound very bright. BTW , I also had OCD about getting only A's, I smiled reading that one. My dad however used to scold me if I lost any points, so that is where my OCD originated...

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