I am interested in pursuing a career change to electrical engineering with the specific goal of working in the space industry. I have served 18 years in the US Army in a field that has nothing to do with engineering or any other technically oriented field. I am committed to four more years of service before I can walk away. I am currently finishing a degree in management (good to have, cost me nothing). Any further undergraduate level education will cost me nothing due to accrued benefits, however I don’t have a lot of relevant programs available to me. There is an online BS in electrical engineering from Arizona State University that is ABET accredited and appears to be well built. There is a local Engineering Technology program physically located near me that has night classes. There is a local Physics program with daytime classes, but I cannot attend due to work requirements. I am considering the online course from ASU while concurrently going through the Eng Tech program for more practical skill acquisition. Does anyone see any downsides to this (cost is covered, my free time is irrelevant)? I have no idea if this is actually helpful, or if it will be viewed in a negative light by future employers. I want to finish (or nearly finish) my education before leaving the Army as I will be 43 years old. I don’t feel age is a factor for me personally, but this doesn’t always seem to be the case in the civilian world and I don’t want to greatly delay jump starting my second career. I will have some level of veteran’s preference due to accumulated bumps and bruises, so that may be helpful for GS/government work. I literally don’t know what I don’t know at this point, and any advice or insight would be helpful. Thanks.