Been lurking for a while and I think I've made the decision to begin my path to an MBA. I'm currently 32 years old and a Chief Building Operating Engineer in DC without any prior college experience. After high school, I attended a four year apprenticeship program through my local union. I have a 3rd class Steam Engineer's license through DC and a LEED Green Associate's Certification and will be getting my LEED Accredited Professional Certification in the fall. My problem is that I have basically stalled in my career and I'm not the kind of person that can just sit where I am at. I love climbing the ladder and all the certifications in the world are not going to let me go up a rung. I would instead be just switching ladders. I'd like to know where the best place for me to start is though. I was thinking about going to my local community college for my Associate's first and hopefully being able to transfer the credits to a well known "brick and mortar" school with an online progam(Penn State, FSC, etc). I live in Maryland and wish UMD had an online program. I'm not satisfied with UMUC's reviews from students graduating from theirs.