So I have been out of high school for 5 years and did not go to college after school because I ended up with a very good job in the trades area and did that up until now where I really started to realize that I must go back to school and follow something that I have an interest in. I was a B student in high school and the subjects I excelled most in were math and physics and they interested me the most. I have been getting into and reading about quantum mechanics and astrophysics for the past several years and it is something I would really like to get into, and eventually become a theoretical physicist. Is it possible to follow this after going to a 2 year community college then transferring to a state university to finish out a BA in physics and then off to graduate school? I know I will have to work super hard but this is something I definitely want to do with my life, its been a dream of mine lately to obtain a PHd from UC Berkley or CAL Tech one day and I know it will take a while and ill have to work hard but its something I really want in life. I am currently 23 and will be starting community college when I am 24, what are the exact steps I should be taking to obtain my PHd. I live in Connecticut, forgot to add and ask, what are the chances of transferring from my community college to UC Berkley to obtain my undergrad BA in physics? Or is it more logical and possible to go from my community college to a state college?