I will answer this question for you as I am a web programmer and have been for 25 years.
I think the opportunity to become a programmer is out there for you and anyone else who is interested. You can simply become a web programmer in languages like PHP, MySQL, jQuery, .NET and learn the code for free from thousands of websites. Try w3schools.com to get started.
To get good as a programmer, you don't need schooling as schooling and computer science education does not prepare you for real-world computer programming applications. Instead, start developing new programs and web applications that apply to your life and business needs. Soon, you will become a programmer faster than had expected. Don't get me wrong. I am not saying that you should not go to school for programming. I am saying that you will learn faster by writing programs that solve your own personal needs, not the needs of the author of a computer science book.
I have learned 18 computer languages with the advice I added above.
I have a couple of hubs on this as well. Learn as much as you can on your own as fast as you can and remember, Rome was not built in a day. Learn computer languages at a pace that will help you comprehend it and develop as many programs as you can. Your experience as a programmer will fly to you very quickly.