I just got out of college. Slapped with academic probation. I let two classes slide but my mind was blown out and I couldn't catch up.
I have been looking at other options that might interest me and Photography came up. It still deals with computers, I will be outside/inside (I like the outdoors) and there will always be something new to look forward to.
I checked what type of degrees there are, and it's weird. There is normal AAS but then there is AFA? What is an "AFA". Academy of Fine Arts, but is that better then AAS?
What should I look for to get the best education and what other things will I be doing while being a photographer.
"AAS" mostly likely stands for Associate of Applied Sciences" It's a type of degree, like like a MA, BA, MS, BS, AS, and others.
"AFA" is probably what you're thinking, and is a school you'll hear a lot about if you watch TV in the early afternoon. Academy of Fine Arts is national community college of art school. National, because they're all over the country, and community college because I don't think you have to be accepted. Just sign up.
As for the rest of your post and questions, I can't really make out what you're asking. Are you wanting to be a photographer on the side while doing something else, or are you just looking to become a photographer?