Now to clarify my previous mention of CCSN. I've recently come to the realization that I went about my college education ass-backward. Sure, I heard "take your core requirements first" but I rushed into it and took any classes that fit my schedule. At UNLV, I took a science class and Philosophy In Ethics. What the hell was I thinking? Don't know. At CCCC (before changing names to CCSN), I took Nevada History (good class but I wasn't prepared for the essay work) and Music Fundamentals (which was pretty useless because I couldn't tell a whole note from a half-note at the time if my life depended on it.) After dropping most of those classes I went off to Reno and took a Creative Writing class as well as Biology at TMCC. The first went very well (if I recall, as I haven't seen the transcripts yet) and the other I'm pretty sure wasn't so good.
With all my reading, I've come to the decision that I should use some time to take classes and at least finish a degree (which helps with the appraisal field.) Heck, if I started when I started my job nearly 13 years ago, they would have paid for the classes. So I need to take advantage of it now, albeit a bit late. This also means taking placement exams. But, it should be another interesting adventure and if I can do the classes online... easier for me to fit it into my schedule.