So I am mid twenties, out of college with a more or less worthless liberal arts degree (completely my fault) and working a dead end construction labor job. Anyway, i'm considering a career change to a real interest of mine. I've owned a few drones (who hasn't) and am genuinely interested in research/development and engineering of UAV's and implementation across a wide spectrum of commercial applications. Furthermore it seems as if this sector is about to get really hot. I'm trying to find a school that I could look into that wouldn't break the bank. I looked at Embry-Riddle, which seems to be a legit school more focused on what i'd be interested in specifically, but gosh--$1,200 per credit hour? That's insane. My state university has a seemingly very basic degree in Aeronautics as well as a UAV research program, cheap enough to where I could probably work part time and pay off some tuition---would this be a good route to take? It's another 3-3.5 years of courses and i'll be nearly 30 when I get out, but at least the job prospects look promising. Would I need a more specific degree than "Aeronautics" to break into the field? Heck, i'd even consider a community college at this point if it'd help me get there.. Any advice here on schools or job prospects is greatly appreciated.