Community College one of the greatest benefits a community can offer.. You would be surprised how many employers will hire you with just a 2 year degree, especially in Computer Science, and pay for the last two years or further training if necessary.. It is really important for you to talk to the head of alumni relations to arrange to talk with graduates who are doing what you want to do. Do not take unnecessary time and spend unnecessary money getting an education. Also, look into coop and intern programs at the community college, as they can be a great entry to the workplace. They let you see the inside of the career and make you more marketable as you have that experience and connections. Too many people try to do things that seem "cool" but actually are not in their best interest. Best of luck!