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The specific degree isn't important if you are trying to get past the HR filter. University of Maryland (UMUC) http://www.umuc.edu/students/academics/ has online programs. A lot of US military personnel take courses without ever being on campus.
If your budget allows, go with an in-wall convection oven and a really good vent hood over a gas cook top with cast iron grates.
If you got any money left, use conduit and junction boxes instead of just long wire runs to make future changes cleaner.