I know how you feel. I hate Community College. I do not think I am quite an "academic", but I'm enough of one to wan to get the out of here as fast as possible. I truly hate it here. It's almost worse than a public high school. Especially since about a third of the students in each of my classes are 40 years old and over. Unfortunately, I am stuck here for another year and half. Give or take a week or 2. I have been setting aside some money for the very reason of buying some noise canceling headphones to drown out my so called "fellow students".
Though I am a bit happy that someone else is feeling my pain.