Why in the world at Fifty-five years old would a employed Engineer start taking University classes again?

Back in the early eighties I attended Canton ATC (now known as SUNY Canton) located in Canton NY. I was in my early twenty’s at the time working two jobs with a wife and two kids. I did not do very well with my grades and decided to not work on my education any further at that time as my life and career were both progressing nicely at that time.

Fast forward thirty-five plus years I am now with three grand children and a well respected position as a Senior Professional Application or Design Engineer in the HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration) business specialising in the BMS (Building Management System) sector.

I have found a position at a good company and am doing work that I enjoy and it only took me thirty years to get to this point. My only complaint is that I would like to improve my skill-set to a point where I can do this on my own or at least dictate my terms and make more income while expending less time doing so. I feel that working towards a Bachelors in Science is a good way to accomplish this.