Degree question for programming career
I have been working as a system admin for about 3 years now with a AAS system admin degree. I have decided I really want to do programming instead and am wondering what your thoughts are. I could either get an AAS in programming for about 30 credits. Or go for a BS in Info Systems which would cost about 50k. Just thinking if it would be worth it to have a BS degree when I would learn less programming than with the AAS degree. Plus the AAS degree would only cost about 10-15k more.
I know there are companies out there that only allow BS credentials working for them but personally don't think i would want to work for that company anyways. The company that allows there to be experience to equal the BS degree is by far the better way to do it in my opinion. Programming seems like one area of IT that experience out weights degree credentials almost always.
Let me know what you all think please. Would be great to have some info. Spending all that more money for a BS degree just doesn't seem worth it to me.