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Civil Enginereing, Computer Science, or both??
My community college offers an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Programing as well as an Associate of Science in Engineering with a computer science concentration which will transfer to a university. Which of these two degrees is more valuable and will be best for the long run? Do you think that the AAS degree in computer programing is good enough to get in the job force faster and holds its weight compared to going for the AS and then transferring to university for BS in Computer science? I am currently majoring in the AS in Engineering. My concern is if I should take the AAS in computer programing and jump in the work force to start gaining experience, or be patient and go for BS in computer science route, and then do some internships or co-op for experience. However my experience is in residential and commercial construction for the past 20 years and I have more than 8 years as a self employed general building contractor. I am currently majoring in Engineering and with my experience in construction, wanted to either become a Civil Engineer and minor in computer science or even get a second degree in computer science (just to have two good options and be more marketable), as I am not opposed to learning something new. I am interested in both and am trying to make up my mind. I'm starting my sophomore year this spring and need to decide quick. Another factor that I need to include is my age. I am already 35 years old. What is your opinion on which route would most likely suite me best. Something that will best suite me as a feel I have another good 30 or more years ahead of me to have a great career. Thank you for your input.12 replies
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