They're only worthless if you're not pursuing a tech job. If you are, then most big companies and other larger companies will only higher you if you have a paper. Cisco is worthless though, I agree.They're all about worthless anymore. When I first began my college career, I was majoring in Computer Science. All of the advisors told me computers were the way to go. About half way into it, times began changing. A degree in Computers is pretty much worthless anymore. I ended up with a degree in Business Administration. Kinda general, but it gives me a much more wide array of opportunities.