It seemed appropriate that I write to the very people that are working in the career that I am dreaming for myself. I would like a career in any of the following fields: Information Technology, Network Security, and/or Software development. I have completed 127 units in the Bachelor of Music degree(I have not completed the degree yet) program at California State University Northridge, because of this I am not eligible for any financial aid. My 9/11 G.I. Bill covers 36 months of school. Due to the high requirements of math and science in the San Diego State University, it seems impossible to be able to finish the degree program in 36 months; so transferring does not seem to be an option. Currently, I am planning to just take all the available computer science class my local community college has to offer (while interning) and hope for the best. The course list for the computer science class interests me (I want to take all of them). The associates in science doesn't interest me as much because it only requires 3 units of CS(The rest are business, accounting, and economics). I found that the San Diego Continuing Education has classes for "Networking and General IT (Cisco Academy)" and "Web Server Maintenance and Security." I have worked as an Information Systems Coordinator in the Marine Corps. I am hoping that this will be considered as at least a help desk experience in the IT field. Help desk is pretty fun; Customer service/complaint department is not. I am currently learning python on my own. I plan to take Java, C++, and VB courses in 2014. I am a bit worried that I will not learn proper programming concepts and have a terrible "smell" in my coding. Of course I desire a B.S. Degree in Computer Science / Information Technology. 99% of my units are Music classses so I have a few GEs done. English, speech, polsci, history, etc. Pretty much everything but the math and science. The math and science prepatory classes alone will drain a good chunk of my GI bill. Itt tech is looking tempting. In your experience which degree/cert/program would be best for someone like me? Thank you for taking the time to read this.