Are there apprenticeship programs for engineering?
Does on the job training programs usually require more time to complete than apprenticeship training programs?
If you want a degree in engineering, then look at colleges that have an entire program or school dedicated to engineering. Some schools do not even offer engineering programs. If you end up at one of these schools, then you may be disappointed by your educational opportunities. Be sure to apply to schools with specific programs in engineering.
There are no online university's that have engineering programs. Electrical engineering, and engineering in general, simply cannot be taught online. The labs are critical to engineering degree programs, there are no labs in an online course. You'll just have to suck it up and go to a real university.