I transferred with my associate's degree from a community college to a university to get my bachelor's degree not too long ago, so can speak from my personal experience. Many schools have what they call articulation agreements for specific majors and programs where most or all of the credits you earn at a community college well automatically be accepted and transferred to the university or college you've decided to transfer to, which makes your life a lot easier that way. Most of the time, this information is published on the school websites, but you can otherwise contact the school staff where you're interested in transferring to and find out how they can help.
Apart from the above, make sure you enjoy what you're doing at a community college and to your best in all the classes for your associate's degree. Also, it always helps to consider where each school is, whether you might need to relocate, work, and how to pay for school, because all of these will help you make the best choice for your given situation. Last but not least, consider what kind of social support you have, like friends, family, counsellor, etc.
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Research possible articulation agreements between different schools to see if and how many of your credits will transfer