When I went to school, they did not have a computer science degree. I was able to take some computer courses while getting a math degree. I've been a professional computer programmer for 40 years now. (I do not want to retire!) I think that my initial computer courses were necessary in order to get me going. After that initial university work, most training has been self or job driven. I've had some thoughts over the years about computers and school:
1) If I could do one thing over again, it would involve improving my writing and communication skills. In the end you must communicate your ideas in order to get the best work. You must listen to your users and really hear what they have to say in order to do the best work.
2) Group projects and your ability to work in groups are part of the corporate landscape. Schools that teach people real techniques for working in groups give their students a real leg up in corporate work environments. This is not the same as giving 5 mismatched students a group project.
3) Education should give you a human perspective that gives the semantics of your work lasting relevance. Training will teach you the syntax.
4) HR in most companies takes care of government employment regulations and delivers internal management guidelines. HR does some recruiting work that filters on your credentials. HR is not generally capable of figuring out if you can do the job; but, they can prevent you from getting the chance.
5) If your love for the work does not come across in the interview, only a short sided fool will hire you.
Please decide to do both training and education.