2Milk, I think some of us remember your story. You were working at McD's than later successfully moved up to working at Amazon distribution and you even got through social anxiety to keep working consistently when many others afflicted have not done so well. You even got a gf if I recall. I thought things were doing well for you. Yes, I do remember when you tried going to community college when you were at Mc'Ds. (time sure does fly). And I remember I commented encouraging you get back to community college. But overall, you've done very good compared to many others who were afflicted with SA or even discriminated against by normies or such for whatever reasons..
Now I get it you want to get a better paying job and a degree with education in something more advanced than high school level. Here's what I suggest. Get back in community college. But learn to be tenacious and keep up with the classes. Yes, a lot of these classes the first year or so are stupid general ed, often politically motivated classes that make many bored and want to drop out. So you need to "grind" through it just like a boring video game , or better your work ethic. There are just 14-16 weeks per class so just take it a week(s) at a time but doing your best to stay on track. So what if you feel older now in college. Let's say you think you will finish a four year in 3 or 4 more years. Well, even if you didn't finish college, in 3 or 4 years you're going to be the same age as if you did anyways. If you feel alone don't worry about it. Eventually you can do assignments maybe with other students after class who are decent. There is a whole bunch of resources of the web to help with classes. Reddit (www.reddit.com
) has so many subrredits on classes and courses, you can even get advice and comments from others , even professionals. Here's a few examples: /r/cscareerquestions. You could also do a trade IT path. Many get started from here: /r/ccna for cisco backbone harware tech, without necessarily having to go to college. Even other fields that have been suggested such as mechanic, electrician, electronics tech, even medical coding, or accounting related. It will take grindwork (consider it like boot-periods everyone has to go through, sure, wasting a semester or two, but again, everyone has to go through it. There's also the "Dream Act" funding for community college which can help a lot with tuition so you don't have to get into debt for cc) , but once you get past those stupid GE classes, you get into subject classes and then you'll get more interested,engaged/motivated and it may even get fun to learn about the subjects, and then you won't be as surrounded by students who are not in the same major or interest like in the ge classes. We're sure you can do it 2Milk, best of luck.