I am in CT and googled around for courses in testing at community colleges but did not find a single one. I did find an old post on QA forums about colleges offering QA/testing courses but none seem to be closer to where I live and also those were not community colleges.
Would like to know if any of you took up a testing course at a community college and whether any of them offer online courses.
The reason why I was keen on joining a community college was that I could attend a course in the evening without disrupting my day routine.
I do recall someone adding a link or an attachment which listed colleges that offered testing education - don't have time to look for it right now and I do not know what it contained but if you have time you may be able to find it.
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Thanks for the info, Lynne. That's the link I was talking about. It has colleges listed but none seem to be community colleges and they are not even remotely closer to where I live. Looks like they are full time courses.
Being a stay-at-home mom (3 years since I quit work), I was hoping to do some online course or enroll for a part time course at a community college.
I suspect that the easiest way to find out would be to contact your local Junior or Community College and ask. Most do not do a lot of advertising/marketing/"academic opportunity communication" as larger four year schools do.
The advantage to IT programs in such schools, in my mind, is that often times you'll get instructors who actually use the topic they are teaching in their day-to-day lives - as opposed to knowing the academic theories.
The worst that would happen is you'd get a copy of the course catalogue in the mail.
If you ware looking for online information for classes, you might want to check out and contact someone from http://www.qaiworldwide.org/. They are very well respected in the testing/software quality realm.