About Me:

I am fairly new to computer programming and currently have no "real world" experience. I've always fared well academically - Math, Science, and English has always been my strengths. I'm currently looking into Distance Education due the convenience of time and possibility of interning while attending college.

My question:

Which one?

The Fast Track Approach:

Thomas Edison State College (TESC) and testing out of most of my classes + transfer credits I already have then looking for a job. With this approach, I may be able to finish in less than a year.

vs

4 years + Paid Internships:

Attend the Harvard Extension School while gaining experience through Paid Internships.

Your thoughts?