It looks like you're looking at the layer window and not the comp window. Change viewers and life gets better, I bet.
Found it!! Thank you!
The Composition tab is right next to the Layer tab. At the top of the composition area. Click the tab highlighted by the red box. (too late, looks like you found it!).
BTW, I know you from San Francisco Renegades and Facebook (come on and do the Chinese New Year Parade!). Looks like you are doing some cool stuff. Congrats on getting into After Effects. It's a lot of fun.