That's a good plan actually. I consider my time at uni to be a waste, because I should have gone directly compsci route, as I'm gonna end up in software development career anyway. If you have a knack for programming and if you indeed can secure a job without degree elitism, then that's ideal.
Otherwise, if you find programming to be depressing, I'm convinced that the demand for electricians, welders and plumbers is only to significantly increase in the long term, due to how everybody wants a white collar job nowadays.
Hell, if it wasn't for my parents pressuring me to go to uni, I am pretty certain I would have found much more happiness being a truck driver working for western european logistics companies