Hello.. first of all, I want you to get a feel for my current living situation. I am 18, living with my fiance and her parents and am going to be moving out in the near future when I get a stable job. I am starting college at a junior college in the fall, and my degree is currently Administration of Justice. I was going to be a cop because it is decent pay for an associates degree, and I am probably going to get my security guard card in the fall and get a job as a full time security guard. Now, I'd love a job in computers as that is what I love to do. I know how to program fairly well - I'm currently programming a roguelike game in C++ using fully object orientated code, using the curses library but am going to convert to using SDL in the future when I get some graphics. I also know how to program web apps and work as a PHP freelancer when I get work (which is not too often). However, a bachelor's degree is quite a ways down the road not to mention I have no way to pay for it other than financial aid. So my question for you is it at all possible to work in the computer field with an associates in any of the following degrees: - Computer Applications - Computer Networking - Computer Software Development - Business Computer Information Sciences I was hoping to get some sort of job while I'm working for my bachelors in computer software development, so I can start a programming job (which I'm 100% confident I could do right this minute if they all didn't require bachelors degrees.. silly that most with a bachelors in CS can't even program, but I won't even have my app looked at). Any help at all would be appreciated. I'm fine with being a police officer and going into administration of justice, sounds like a nice job, its just that I'd rather go into computers. Thanks for your help.. It is very important to me that I'm able to get a job in my field ASAP as supporting 2 people off of a security guard salary is not going to be very easy.