I want to attend school to study computer networking and security, but I’m having a hard time deciding which route to go with online classes.
My options are so:
WGU Tennessee: I hear they offer some of the best online courses for computer science, but I don’t think my scholarship, TN Reconnect, applies with them.
Union University: My scholarship DOES apply with them, but they have a $35 application fee, a $100 deposit fee, and getting all my transcripts together is probably going to cost $50 ~ $70, and I just lost my job and only have a little under two hundred dollars. They also cost $30,000 a year, and are a prestigious school with a good community.
Job Corps: I would have a lot less privacy and freedom there, and is notorious for having a rough crowd, and carries a bad reputation, if any, in the public eye. However, they offer computer networking training, and it’s free.
But then all of this got me thinking: Do I need to go to school to start a career in cybersecurity? What about robotics? Or just being a programmer?