These are not the times for casual students to use community colleges in California at least. It is heartbreaking that students who are forced to go to junior colleges cannot get the courses they need to complete their move to university.
One student is in his third year at community college because his mandatory courses have been clogged up with people who just want to qualify for unemployment, welfare or to have some post retirement diversions.
Frankly, if the local park and recreation agency is worth anything, much better classes are available for a more reasonable fee, and without the hassle of playing junior college admission games!
Years ago, I took a life drawing class at Oakland Park and Rec. It turned out that the instructor was moonlighting from his work at one of the top art schools in the nation and is one of the top medical illustrators in the world!! He taught me all that I needed to know about rending realistic skin tones in watercolor!
I say that, for now, go with park and rec and let the kids get their college educations.