First of all, I don't think much of that school's attitude. Where I went (TCD, Ireland), even if you fail everything, after an amnesty period you can go back into the normal admissions procedure or interview as a mature student where criteria such as work experience are important. After all, if you were completely hopeless and stupid, you wouldn't be able to hold down a job.
Secondly, don't get too hung up on having a purely technical qualification. You have work experience in the industry, and believe me, that matters. I did an arts degree and then switched to tech and once I'd gotten over the hurdle of persuading a company to take me on in a technical role despite my academic background, it was smooth sailing.
Thirdly, if all the colleges you try are really that shortsighted and you really want to get back to school, from my experience both English Literature and History would benefit from your perspective. I can't comment on any other subjects coz I didn't take them.
English could suit you if what you enjoy about what you do now is seeing different ways to interpret and arrange content for interesting and strange effect. I don't know about the states, but here there is a growing interest in the mixing of technology and literature. History is perfect, especially medieval, if what you enjoy is sorting, categorising and analysis of information. It will make you quite good at documentation too<g>
Basically, don't assume going to a non technical department is a poor second choice and try to look on it as an opportunity. I certainly don't regret my arts background. And it goes without saying to check out the focus of the different departments. Forget about whether they'll like you. You liking them is far more important for your second chance at school.
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