5 College Classes You Probably Don’t Need

Not all college classes will get you closer to a career.

Fall is just around the corner – how about these college classes?

1. SW290: Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Catastrophes & Human Behavior – Michigan State.

Everyone in Michigan will be safe from the coming zombie take-over.

2. SPST 3174: The American Vacation – University of Iowa.
This study sounds like fun – maybe students should work on getting the job first, before taking the vacation.

3. PUBH 1005:  Sleep, Eat, and Exercise – University of Minnesota.
I would excel at this class – except maybe for the exercise part.

4.HRI 383: Introduction to Wines, Beers, and Spirits – Iowa State University.
No comment.

5. CSCL 3461: Monsters, Robots, Cyborgs – University of Minnesota.
If the zombies don’t get us first, then we have to worry about monsters, robots and cyborgs!

These classes seem like fun and quite often make headlines in the local paper.  In actuality, they probably have quite a bit of knowledge of humanities and sociology in the curriculum.  But with AP reporting that 1 in 2 graduates from college this year will be unemployed or underemployed, it is more important than ever to not just go to college, but to get a degree that provides you with important skills that actually lead to employment.

Despite all the news about unemployment, there is a shortage in skilled workers in manufacturing.  Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute found in their 2011 Skills Gap Study that 45% of surveyed manufacturing companies state that during the next 3-5 years, the shortage of skilled technologists will increase.  In addition, 60% of the same companies state that there is a current moderate or severe shortage of engineering technologists.

Looking for a way to take advantage of the shortage of trained workers in manufacturing?  At Globe University, an AAS Degree in Engineering Drafting & Design can be completed in under two years and can lead you to a technical career.  Another track would be Globe’s new BS degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, a technical program in mechanical design that does not require multiple classes in calculus, theoretical calculus-based physics or rocket science.

Don’t just go to college – get the right skills to get a job!