I wish i would have known, first of all to plan just a little about going to college.
I was a late bloomer, did not take college prep classes, did not apply to anything except for my local CC.
I would recommend that even if you are not sure about going to college that taking a few classes is a good idea. Going to the CC is O, especially if you are only going part time. Going part time and working is a good idea and works well for many people, at least during the CC days. I wish that i would have completed one of my course of studies that would have resulted in a certificate. I went in a few different directions and ended up with just one major when i could have had another degree most because of all of the classes i took.
Getting a degree that you can get a job with is not a bad choice at all. Getting a technical type of degree so you can get a decent job and then taking classes part time is not a bad idea either.