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Benjamin Gooch20,367 Points
What school should I be looking into?
I am a US Army soldier in the Intel community. I like doing IT stuff on the side and am very interested in programming and design. I want to become an officer and one of the requirements is to have a degree, which I don't. I want to get a degree in computer programming or something similar but I don't really know what is out there. Can anyone suggest a good online school or maybe some night classes in Maryland? Also, what kind of classes should I be looking into taking?
Thanks, Ben Gooch
Marcus Tisäter4,886 Points
I would say webdesign is much more easier then programming. Remember that programming can be very tricky so if you're not that much into study, I would say pick a course with webdesign. Take a look at some of the courses here at treehouse about HTML/CSS and see if its fun or not. But I mean its different for everyone, some love programming more then website development and some the opposite. Post some of you're favourite content here on Treehouse and we can get a more specify of what you would love to do. I would defently go with an online school/course If I were you.
That's just my opinion. I'm sure a lot of smart answers will be shown below here :)
Good luck with getting that degree and best of luck to become an officer!
Aimee Knight9,701 Points
Check out the University of Massachusetts at Lowell's online BSIT degree. I'm currently in the program and would highly recommend it as far as online programs go. It's important to note though, that school alone won't likely provide you with a job in development. Couple school with your own personal projects and internships and you should be in good shape.
Benjamin, a little off topic but wanted to Thank you for your services. It because of service men and women that we have the freedom to enjoy learning and improving our lives.