So as the title says, I’m a US Airman and I want to become an engineer. I don’t feel like I want to re-enlist or use a commissioning program. I am a year into a 4 year enlistment. I plan on serving my full enlistment so that I can get full active duty GI bill at 3 years.
I’m a 22 yo male. After I graduated high school I decided I wanted to be a mechanical engineer. To save money my plan was to attend a CC(Riverside) and transfer. During my first two years of college my father died without life insurance, my grandfather killed himself, and my girlfriend of 3 years dumped me on my birthday. In between working two jobs and feeling almost suicidal I was in no position to do well, and my transcript reflects this. I have two W’s from the semester my dad died, and I have a UC transfer GPA of 2.8 and 40 credits complete. I have taken math classes up to Calc B (integral calc) but I still need to take a math based physics and chemistry course. Is there any schools I can go to with Tuition Assistance where I can earn those credits and have it transfer? I don’t see any way a UC would accept courses from online schools like AMU. I’m currently stationed at Hill AFB, Utah.
I joined the military because I was miserable and wanted a way out. The Air Force has provided a way to get out of my living situation, get tuition money and support myself. I don’t hate it, but I scored a 99 ASVAB and they have me doing a really easy brain-dead job. I want to do more. I don’t want to be content. I’ve never been more motivated in my life. UC Berkeley is my dream school, but I know at this point it’s unlikely. I just want some advice so I can form a game plan. Thank you, any help is appreciated!