College degrees are a positive thing when job hunting in any field, but if you don’t have some experience on top of the degree, getting a foot in the door can be difficult. If you ad a few certifications to your resume, such as the <a href=”http://www.comptia.org/”>Comptia</a> certs, you might find an easy time getting an interview. If you have other skills, such as manufacturing, or sales, you might be able to leverage those with you technical training.
I agree with Flame; college degrees are always positive, but hands on experience is really important. Degrees help you getting the job; experience helps you keep that job.
You did not mention your location, but I think a college degree could be more important depending on the location. In my country, for example, if you do not have a college degree, you will find very hard to get the chance of an interview, whether you have experience or not.