I've worked extensively with a local community-college, wrestling with the questions of course-development, degree paths, continuing-ed requirements and so forth. I've even contributed a fair number of questions and study-materials to some of those on-line “proficiency exams” that you might take. And the only thing to say is that there's a lot of issues involved in the creation and launch of a new ... product.
So, you can either “count the buses that are or are-not passing you by,” or you can climb-aboard one of them and be on your way to wherever you've decided that you want to go. “Excuses don't go anywhere.”