Pima ommunity college is a good place to take some core classes that transfer. They are cheaper, and you will get more out of them because there are only like 30 people in a class instead of 200. You can attend Pima at the same time too. and the downtown campus is only a couple blocks away from the UofA campus.
they suck with out of state transfers, i can say that
i have 2 associates degrees, one in civil engineering, and one in construction management from ohio, i want to go there to get a bachelors, but they only accepted 44 out of like 102 credits... the limit is 60 i think