Finding good community colleges in Arizona can be a bit difficult. When I first started taking courses working towards my Associates from Arizona community colleges, I was quite frustrated. At all of the Arizona community colleges that I tried, it was like the professors were not even there. Neither were the students for that matter. Everyone in my Arizona community colleges courses just seemed to sort of drift along, only studying enough to pass the test with a so so grade, and go on to the next class. I can not figure out for the life of me what any of these people were planning to do at all. Did they think that this attitude that let them just drift by in Arizona community colleges would lead them to succeed in Arizona universities? And if they were not even planning on going on to a 4 year program, why would they take their Arizona community college courses except because they wanted to enjoy the class and really work in it.
My experience with Arizona community colleges was so bad that for a while, I took online college programs. I sort of felt bad for myself for dropping my classes in Arizona community colleges, but what could I do. I did not want to surround myself with bad students who did not really even want to be in the community college classes that they were taking. With the online college courses, at least I could study by myself and not worry about the other people just getting me down all of the time. It is hard to understand how much bad students in Arizona community colleges can really drag on you if you are forced to spend hours with them every single week. I know that I might seem like a snob, but it is really true, no joke.
Once I started taking my online degree programs, though, things started picking up almost right away. It was so exciting to think that I could earn a degree without even setting foot in any Arizona community colleges again, that I just got completely psyched up for it. Although I think that it still might be better to work in person with a teacher, online degree programs have the great advantage of letting you work for your own degree on your own time and schedule. And that is not something that you should take lightly.