Currently I am enrolled in a 4 year college, taking a double major in computer science and computer information technology. Some financial issues have come up and after thinking things over, I have a few questions I can't quite get over. Anyway, my questions are:
How much will having a 4 year degree help me in the long run in the IT industry, over having an Associate degree and maybe some certifications and such?
Also, does anyone feel that the degrees become dated too quickly when 4 years is spent on them? Taking a 4 year degree complete with as many Gen ed classes that are required is starting to seem like its not going to pay off by the time I would get to use it. My reason for thinking this, is that I seem to learn more on my own by curiosity and private studying. After 2 years in college, I don't believe I have learned hardly a thing at school, but have excelled in many things because of my own interests.
I currently have a job that is going to allow me to work on some high level java projects and also step into some network admin experience. This is seeming more worthwhile than spending 4 years in college doing things that I already know how to do.
Anyway, any input would be appreciated.