I am looking for career advice. I am currently pursuing my associate's degree in computer science here in Texas. And I wanted to know if you guys know how people with associate's degrees get a job. As an international student, I would like one year of work before I transfer to a 4 year university to finish my bachelor's degree in software engineering or computer science.
Currently I am taking my basics but I have done some programming in SQL, PHP, Java, Python, C, HTML and CSS. But I took breaks in between my learning so I am starting to relearn java all over again. And in the process I hope to also re-learn CSS, JavaFX and SQL and build a real programs. I would like to use this knowledge as my foundation for also learning algorithms as I did not understand them when I was learning them the first time.
I know my question is all over the place but I wanted to know if I graduated as very good java programmer with CSS, Java FX, and SQL would that help me get a paid internship? I would really like to see how a real program is being built so I can use that knowledge to build my own software and would greatly help me when I am taking the core computer science class at the University.
Thank you alot and I hope my question makes sense!