I recently have been working towards an Associates in Computer Programming, I am not that far in. But, there is also a cert that is offered, which is shorter. I have been wondering if it is worth it to get the full on Associates? My thought was that I would have a job programming full time when I get done. Now, people are telling me that you would probably have an internship and student positions. I was planning to transfer to a 4 year institution after I got done with my programming Associates. I was just wondering if the Associates was worth it.