I am a computer tech and would like to get a degree in computer programming. My question is what is the learning curb for a newbie in learning programming? Be nice

Well, if you are just wanting to learn how to program, learn something easy. Maybe something like Python or Delphi or whatever. There are many ebooks/tutorials all over the net for these, so it shouldn't be a problem. The reason why I said those up there, is because once you learn them you can move onto a lot better programming languages, like C++, PHP, and so on. (and if you know php and/or c++ = lots of money for you ). But if your wanting an actual degree, then you gotta go to college. Either in person or on the net.

Yes I would like a degree so I am looking into Computer Science. Computer Tech has been good to me over the years but I am looking to make more money since we have a new addition in the family and its something i always wanted to learn. My only worry is the math that is required. I'm not bad in math just very rusty. Its been like 12 years since i was in school and with the kids these days doing math in the 7th or 8th grade that i did in my freshman and sophomore year in high school is a little intimidating.

Computer Science is what I am studying right now. As long as you can think logically then you will be fine when it comes to the math part. You will probably be taught Java or C/C++ first if you are going for a degree. These are simple languages and many other languages are based off them. Once you know one language you basically know them all, the only difference would be the syntax. Example: C++: You need to state what type of variable it is... Integer, double, bool, char, etc. ex: int total; Where as in PHP you only need the variable name, all variables in PHP start with $ ex: $total; Obviously this is just a very very basic example.

If you're worried about the math, take a college or junior college course in discrete mathematics. It should include such programming-relevant topics as propositional logic, boolean algebra, set-theory, probability, and algorithms. It will also count towards your CS degree.