Sure, yeah, you could take a few weekend courses and bang out some stuff and possibly even find a job paying decent money.
But if you want to move up in the world you need to turn your hack and slash techniques into a refined art.
The kind of crap commodity programmers write is the stuff that skilled developers get paid a lot of money cleaning up or just re-implementing.
It the difference between dime store trashy romance novels and real actual novels. The different between the the Divergent movies and Hunger Games.
If you're content being a direct to DVD wholesaler of crap sure, just get to work.
If you want to work in the big leagues on important things, you need to be open to learning some things and respect the craft.