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Awsomness

Mountain View, AR

#1 Aug 17, 2011
Really nice new building and lots of hotties. Looking good so far. Looking forward to the new year.
Student

Mountain View, AR

#2 Aug 17, 2011
Stupid federally subsidized degree mill. Culinary arts degree? Are you kidding?
exstudent

Mountain View, AR

#3 Aug 17, 2011
they suck balls
Awsomness

Mountain View, AR

#4 Aug 18, 2011
Better than nothing
Awsomness

Mountain View, AR

#5 Aug 18, 2011
One of the reasons it sucks is people go to get some money and they quit.
so true

Mountain View, AR

#6 Aug 19, 2011
That is exactly right! Classes are always full until loan and pell checks come out and then the classes dwindle in size! Sad thing is for the first month of school these people usually disrupt class and are a neusense because they dont care to actually be there. Because of that they are taking away from people who actually do care and do want to better their lives with a college education. Ozarka is a great school especially for an older adult with children looking to go back and further their education or start one. It's also good for students getting out of school because you can earn your prereq's close to home if you aren't ready to go out and do the whole big college thing. I promise you Ozarka instructors are going to take more time to help and listen to you than some big named college instructors will because of the size. In most big colleges the instructors don't even know your name let alone your face because they see so many everyday. So you can say it sucks all you want but obviously you don't care about your future!
Magma Koom Loud

Mountain View, AR

#7 Aug 19, 2011
All of that nonsense could be done online, and for a fraction of the cost. Having a college in Mt. View is just a way for some despicable educational bureaucrats, and lecherous investors to hoover up some more of that federally subsidized, guaranteed gravy. Another example of rich white guys using po folks to game the system.
schephy

Mountain View, AR

#8 Aug 19, 2011
I like how magma starts out with big, educated sounding words and ends with slang.
Magma Koom Loud

Mountain View, AR

#9 Aug 19, 2011
Thanks.
Musty Old Fart

Mountain View, AR

#10 Aug 21, 2011
This thread needs to live. You young, naive students need to know that a culinary arts degree only qualifies you for a job as a fry cook at McDonald's. Which, coincidentally, you do not need a culinary arts degree to have.

The mere fact that such a program exists at a Podunk college in Mt. View, is irrefutable evidence that Ozarka college is a scam. They are using poor uneducated kids to bilk the financial aid system for monies that said poorly educated graduates will be saddled with for the rest of their lives. The government is already investigating similar "culinary schools" all over the nation.

Sure, at Ozarka you can get a few basic general education courses out of the way, and that is great. Wouldn't it be even better if we instituted an online program that people could use for free, that taught those same courses, only more effectively. Oh wait, we already have that. Duh? http://www.khanacademy.org/

I guess it is good that Ozarka is ginning out poorly qualified nurse's aids to fill jobs in our failing health care industry.

I'm not blaming Ozarka exclusively. Our university system, as a whole, is cracked. So called "professionals" have created an industry of education that is overpriced, and at the same time underfunded. The American education system is failing because it is mired in a culture of bureaucracy that is more purposed with itself than anything else.

This is the age of communication. There is no reason why education should still be given in a classroom/teacher setting. Just imagine the time & resources that could be saved by educating students at home online. It could be free for all. It could be universal in quality. It could save us.
ur kiddin right

Mountain View, AR

#11 Aug 21, 2011
I can't believe that ANYone is complaining about having a college campus in town. Are you kidding me? We should ba glad there's something here beyond high school. If people want to take online classes TAKE THEM. But consider that everyone doesn't have reliable internet at home, and some people learn better from a real human being!!! Yes there are those who screw around with the pell grant system, that happens everywhere. That's for the pell grant people to solve. Ozarka is a good thing for this area. Just the nursing program alone makes it worthwhile, but there are other great basic college courses that you can take there and save a lot of money during the 4 year degree. Did you know that most college grads come out owing over $40,000 at the bigger 4 year campuses?
MOF, do you bitch about absolutely everything on here?
Musty Old Fart

Mountain View, AR

#12 Aug 22, 2011
No, I am not kidding. Ozarka's very existence, along with other similar campuses, is one of the major problems with our higher education system. A vocational/technical school would make for a wiser educational investment. btw - reliable internet is much less expensive than Ozarka classes.
Big Fat

Mountain View, AR

#13 Aug 22, 2011
"FYI" culinary art classes are only offered at the Melbourne campus not Mtn. View. Also, the limited internet that we receive in Stone Co. would make it very difficult to take a class only offered online.
Musty Old Fart

Mountain View, AR

#14 Aug 23, 2011
Oh right, there are two Podunk colleges within 25 miles of each other. Also, there are two in Batesville. That's cost effective and efficient. You know, I get great internet service here in Stone County. It's not perfect, but I can always do what I need to do.

“It's good to be me!”

Since: Sep 09

Somewhere in Stone County

#15 Aug 23, 2011
The kids that choose to go to Ozarka can still live at home and work while getting the first two years of college. This saves the families a lot of money and lets the kids decide if college is for them without pissing away time and money at a major college.
Foxy

Frisco, TX

#16 Aug 23, 2011
Amen
Big Fat

Mountain View, AR

#17 Aug 23, 2011
If everything is so podunk within this 25 mile radius why don't you move your musty self as far outside of it as you can possibly get.
Time for Change

Anonymous Proxy

#18 Aug 23, 2011
Kids who took courses via the Internet would save their parents even more money, not to mention everyone else who subsidizes these brick-and-mortar institutions. Money spent at any of them is money pissed away. The world is changing. Time to change with it.

The DSL service in Stone County, at the weakest bandwidth, bad as it is, is still adequate for this, but barely. Nothing says one has to use the service at home. Still cheaper, any way you look at it,with the quality of education just as good, if not better.
justsaying

Mountain View, AR

#19 Aug 23, 2011
And just where in Mountain View are you gonna USE these degrees. No industry, no jobs. A good Vo-Tech might help bring some industry into the area. Why come here where all the new workers have "degrees" and not a life skill one. Most probably can't balance their checkbooks.
Awsomness

Mountain View, AR

#20 Aug 24, 2011
I'm having fun and I plan on learning while I'm at it. And I have a job and I'm a parent so I look at it as time off from hard labor and all the bs at home. So, why not go make myself better at something and look at some good looking women and get paid for doing it. So it's a win, win, win for me.

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