Schooling is good and in this day and age you need it to get a job at 7-11... BUT... hands on experience is the best teacher you could have and you would do yourself good to have a part time job in the same or similar field you are studying.
Most of the "old" guys on this forum (including myself) have never had any "formal" schoolin'. Hands on, do it yourself or it don't get done kinda stuff is where we all learned what we know. So, take some classes, get some good background and learn with your hands while you're filling your head with "nonsense". I think you'll find your knowledge will soon surpass what they can teach you in a classroom.