Educational std for software developers?
I am 17 and am getting quite serious with C++. I think it might be the career for me, though I'll admit i've also said that with networking security, ethical hacking, etc. I'm sort of questioning whether its normal to jump threw these phases, of liking one thing - devoting time to learn it, then actualize that I don't want to have a career and switch to another topic...
Anyways. I live in Illinois. I am a Junior in High School (starting this school year) and college is becoming a priority. I have thought about ITT Tech college in Burr Ridge, Illinois - Chicago. They have two degrees that satisfy my fancy, though they seem to be the same thing... Software Development Technology and Software Applications Development are the same thing, no? I requested information on the college, but since I haven't graduated yet their slow to respond. How much would attending said college cost to get an associates degree? How long is an associates degree (1 year?)?
I'd like to speak with a software engineer who is educated in the field with a degree appropriate for the matter.
Thank you very much in advance, you're helping me find my career of happiness.