I am hoping to get some feedback on a couple of options I am considering as I explore the possibility of returning to school to finish my degree.
A brief background: I was enrolled in a 4-year university as an engineering student from 1995-2000. I completed 3 years and then was forced to drop out. I truly have no interest, at this point, of pursuing an engineering degree. However, given the volume of classes I took in computer programming and, more importantly, math and physics (as well as a handful of electives), I would think it would be best to try to transfer as much as I can to a degree/program that is closely aligned. I have quite a few business classes on my resume as well.
My first option is to return to a 4-year school and see what transfers, and find a major that allows me to make use of most of my credits.
My second option is to go to a community college and probably forfeit a bunch of credits, transfer what few will transfer, and get an associate’s degree in a marketable field (accounting, payroll/AR/AP, business admin, etc…).
I admit to wanting to take the FASTEST path possible. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for almost 15 years. I am anxious to get back to work, but without a degree, and having been out of the workforce as long as I’ve been, it’s been a struggle to find a decent job.
I am curious if anyone here has ever had to make a similar choice? Or if not, if you would simply be willing to share your opinions with me. The more feedback, the better.
I am 41, and haven’t been in a classroom since 2000.
Thank you in advance for your replies!