I'm kind of stuck on a decision on what I'd like to do for a career. I just graduated high school yesterday (Wooh!), and I've always wanted to go into Computer Science. Information Security has always been like an alternate field for me to want to go into. I've always been into programming and have a higher grasp of knowledge in the area. About a week or so ago, I scheduled a walk in appointment to ITT Tech and got word that they've discontinued their software engineering program. Instead they broke up their programming courses into their Computer Network Systems program. Thing is I have no interest in this program at all because they teach minor programming in it. I could go to the community college in my area but I've heard from alot of people the computer science teachers are slow and it wouldn't be too hands on (That's kinda why I wanted a trade school like ITT). I guess what I'm asking you guys is, should I start ITT Tech this summer going into ISS or should I wait around til the fall comes to look into seeing if they Re-Open up their Software Engineering program. It'd be good for you guys to offer some insight by letting me know if the security field is larger then the programming field (I've always thought there have been more InfoSec People then Programmers, so if I got a degree in Computer Science, I may be able to find a job easier). I also heard from my programming teacher in high school that it'd be easier to go into information security if you had a good experiance on programming, so I figured I'd go for a BS In Computer Science and then attempt to go into Penetration Testing. I was also told that the main school that focuses on programming is "Neumont" which is way too far away from me. Can someone throw me some good advice on a good tech college, maybe share their personal insight on their college experiance in doing programming / security. thanks for your responses in advanced.