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What is an Associate Degree?

An Associate degree is a higher education degree offered at community colleges, technical schools and universities that usually takes about two years to complete. In some countries, an associate degree can be granted after a student completes the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. Some conventional types of associate degrees are Associate of Arts (AA) degrees, Associate of Science (AS) degrees and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. Associate degrees are the required higher education qualification for some professional fields, while in other sectors they provide an advantage over those without a degree. 

 

What are the benefits of taking an Associate Degree?

There are numerous benefits of taking an associate degree program. Getting an associate degree offers a student the college experience for two years. This develops a more advanced understanding of the field of professional focus as well as helps to build character. Associate degree graduates are often more sought after than those without a higher education degree, and may also be eligible for higher pay. Employers recognize the deepened familiarity and increased understanding of the subject that comes with associate degree level study.

What do we study in an Associate Degree?

Associate degree programs are offered in a wide range of specializations across most academic disciplines. There are associate degrees in Technology, Business, the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. Associate degree programs are offered at schools around the world. For example, one might want to obtain an Associate Degree in Interior Decoration and Design in Australia, or an Associate of Science in legal Assisting in the USA.

What kind of career improvement can you expect with an Associate Degree?

Obtaining an associate degree can have a significantly positive impact on one’s career prospects – from competitiveness in the job search to better pay and eligibility for promotion. Companies may be more willing to consider a bid for promotion from a working professional with experience if they also have a degree. Associate degrees also open the door to continued higher education, as some degree credits may be transferrable towards a bachelor’s and on to a master’s program.

How much does it cost to take an Associate Degree?

The costs of taking an associate degree vary from one country to another and one school to another. The tuition cost may also vary depending on the subject of the associate’s degree. It is important to gather information about the cost of an associate degree program while making a choice of which associate degree is right for you. You can contact the school offering the associate degree program of choice to get more information about the tuition prices, other costs and if any financial support can be given (in the form of scholarships or aid).

Why take an Associate Degree Online?

 

Taking an associate degree online can open the door to higher education to those who would not be able to study otherwise, due to scheduling conflicts or location. Associate degree online programs make use of e-learning technology to bring the classroom to you in your home office or wherever you are. Working around a busy schedule can seem daunting, but online associate degree study is designed to help you realize your goals without giving up on your other commitments. Teachers can communicate directly with their students in associate degree programs online. The end result of a successful pass in an associate degree online program is the same degree full-time on campus students obtain.

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Associate in Business Administration

Valley Forge Military College
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Wayne

The Associate in Business Administration program offers a rigorous academic curriculum geared to fulfill all the requirements of the Associate of Arts degree while positioning the student for a major in Business at VFMC and subsequent transfer to a four-year institution, in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. [+]

Associate in Business Administration

The Associate in Business Administration program offers a rigorous academic curriculum geared to fulfill all the requirements of the Associate of Arts degree while positioning the student for a major in Business at VFMC and subsequent transfer to a four-year institution, in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. The goal of the program is to expose the student to the theories and principles underlying various business disciplines such that the student may better assess their interests and aptitude for this particular area of study. The theory is further enhanced using applications to real life and business experience in the business arena and current events.... [-]


Associate Degree in Marketing

Canadian University Dubai
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The Associate Degree in Marketing presents an option for students to develop their applied skills within a two-year program. The program is designed specifically to develop the knowledge and applied skills required for entry-level positions in the sales and marketing fields. Students in the program study general management courses and some applied courses related to selling techniques, advertising and promotion, and professional communications.

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The Associate Degree in Marketing presents an option for students to develop their applied skills within a two-year program. The program is designed specifically to develop the knowledge and applied skills required for entry-level positions in the sales and marketing fields. Students in the program study general management courses and some applied courses related to selling techniques, advertising and promotion, and professional communications. Upon successful completion, students are able to transfer their credits to the BBA Marketing program. Benefits Graduates of the Associate Degree in Marketing are eligible to enter the workforce with a fully accredited associate degree following successful completion of two years of study. Career Opportunities Career opportunities exist in global corporations, government and international agencies, international trade, and international public institutions. Associate Degree in Marketing graduates will be qualified to find positions in broad marketing areas including the following:... [-]


Associate in Outdoor Education and Leadership

Central Wyoming College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA Riverton Lander Jackson Dubois + 3 more

In order to develop skills in outdoor education, you'll have to fully immerse yourself in an education that takes you outdoors! You'll be hiking, biking, rafting, climbing and skiing Wyoming's expansive terrain, while developing skills you need for a career as a leader in the outdoors. This unique program will have you learning through field-based excursions in the remote wilderness areas in and around the Wyoming Rockies. Wilderness expeditions and outdoor skills courses are combined with natural history and a liberal arts curriculum.

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In order to develop skills in outdoor education, you'll have to fully immerse yourself in an education that takes you outdoors! You'll be hiking, biking, rafting, climbing and skiing Wyoming's expansive terrain, while developing skills you need for a career as a leader in the outdoors. This unique program will have you learning through field based excursions in the remote wilderness areas in and around the Wyoming Rockies. Wilderness expeditions and outdoor skills courses are combined with natural history and a liberal arts curriculum.

CWC’s Outdoor Education and Leadership is unique in four ways Our Outdoor Education Center at Sinks Canyon with student housing Focus on experential education and partnership with the NOLS Outstanding faculty World class location in the foothills of the Wyoming Rockies ... [-]

Associate in Biblical Studies

Rosedale Bible College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 semesters September 2018 USA Irwin + 1 more

The Associate in Biblical Studies is a two–year degree accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. The curriculum provides for a variety of concentrations to accommodate student interests and career or service goals. [+]

Students studying at Rosedale pursue the associate degree in biblical studies as well as two co-curricular programs. The Associate in Biblical Studies is a two–year degree accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. The curriculum provides for a variety of concentrations to accommodate student interests and career or service goals. Concentrations include Bible, Education, General Studies, Missions, Music and Worship, Pastoral Studies, Theology, and Youth Ministries.

Associate in Biblical Studies

The two–year degree program is designed to develop the core components of biblical understanding, a biblical worldview, global vision and commitment to evangelism. The program provides students with a balanced sequence of courses from the three major course divisions: Biblical/Theological, Church/Vocational, and General studies. Eight different concentrations also include the development of various relevant skills in specific areas of focus. Core Requirements. To receive a two-year associate’s degree, students are required to take the following courses:... [-]


Associate of Science in Business Administration

Humboldt International University
Online Part time 24 months March 2018 USA USA Online

The Associate of Science in Business program focuses on educating, training, and developing students’ skills to manage the ever-increasing complexities of business. The program will give a foundation on which to build a successful career in business and provide an understanding of the implementation of business functions in the local and international environment.

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The Associate of Science in Business program focuses on educating, training, and developing students’ skills to manage the ever-increasing complexities of business. The program will give a foundation on which to build a successful career in business and provide understanding of implementation of business functions in the local and international environment. This program offers a sequence of courses that provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as entry-level management trainee positions in the marketing and international business environment.

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Associate Degree of Business Management

SCPSU Business School
Campus or Online Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Lausanne Switzerland Online + 1 more

The Associate Degree of Business Management is a 240 credit size qualification (UK), equivalent in size to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. [+]

The Associate Degree of Business Management is a 240 credit size qualification (UK), equivalent in size to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree.

This program is designed to fulfill the associate membership requirements of the Institute of Management Specialists (UK) and to provide students a pathway to directly enter the Third Year of a Bachelors program at some UK universities.

This Program can be studied as both a standalone program or as an extension to the Level 4 Diploma in Management.

At level 5, learners are expected to understand the more strategic aspects of business administration as well as governance structure and organizational context.

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Athletic Training Program

Independence Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Independence

The two-year program of study in Athletic Training at ICC is designed for students who are interested in an allied health care profession specialized in the health care of athletes. ICC student athletic trainers will gain valuable athletic training knowledge and skills through both academics and practical experiences...

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Athletic Training Program

The two year program of study in Athletic Training at ICC is designed for students who are interested in an allied health care profession specialized in the health care of athletes. ICC student athletic trainers will gain valuable athletic training knowledge and skills through both academics and practical experiences. When not directly dealing with an injury in the workplace or on the playing field, athletic trainers often work to educate people on how to avoid common injuries such as sprains, strains and other job or sports related injuries. Independence Community College offers an Associate of Science Degree in Athletic Training with an emphasis in sports medicine, emergency care, and injury prevention. ICC student trainers receive valuable academic instruction as well as practical experience and hands-on-training through involvement with the college’s sports teams.... [-]


Associate Degree in Forestry/Natural Resources

Southwestern Oregon Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Coos Bay

The Associate of Science degree, with an emphasis in Forestry, provides students with an introduction to the technical and scientific knowledge related to the field of forestry and forest management. [+]

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE FORESTRY EMPHASIS

The Associate of Science degree, with an emphasis in Forestry, provides students with an introduction to the technical and scientific knowledge related to the field of forestry and forest management. This set of classes satisfies the requirements for an Associate of Science degree and also meets the lower division requirements at Oregon State University (OSU) for a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry. There is a signed articulation agreement with the Forestry Department at Oregon State University that allows students that complete this AS degree and two additional courses to enter OSU as a junior in the Forestry program. Beyond the AS degree requirements, students will need to take the Forest Biology course (FOR 240) from OSU which can be done online. In addition, students will need to take a Physics course which is not calculus based. Currently, SWOCC does not offer that course. The forestry field is projected to have many career opportunities coming up in the next decade as many forestry and natural resources professionals retire in the next few years. If you enjoy working outdoors and want to have a career that focuses on managing our valuable forest lands to conserve and protect resources as well as produce valuable products for society, this is an excellent time to consider this degree. ... [-]


AP Degree in Chemical and Biotechnical Science

Business Academy Aarhus
Campus Full time 30 months August 2018 Denmark Aarhus

The AP degree programme in Chemical and Biotechnical Science is a 2½-year full-time Higher Educational programme which qualifies our graduates for key functions within a number of trades and industries. Typical areas of work include control laboratories and research and development laboratories within the manufacturing sector, and at universities and other research institutes. [+]

The AP degree programme in Chemical and Biotechnical Science is a 2½-year full-time Higher Educational programme which qualifies our graduates for key functions within a number of trades and industries. Typical areas of work include control laboratories and research and development laboratories within the manufacturing sector, and at universities and other research institutes.

Our graduates, the chemical and biotechnical analysts, are qualified for planning, managing and implementing analytical work and results within both chemical and biotechnical areas.

The programme is theory-based and job-oriented, i.e. it aims to qualify students to be able to solve practical problems with an analytical basis. Theory is constantly targeted towards practical application in the industry. A completed programme gives access to and credits for further studies in Denmark as well as internationally.... [-]


Associate Degree in Accounting

Henry Ford College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Detroit

The program explores accounting theory and practice, and how accounting interrelates with other important business operations such as payroll, budget, and finance. [+]

The program explores accounting theory and practice, and how accounting interrelates with other important business operations such as payroll, budget, and finance.

Learning Outcomes Prepare financial statements according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Evaluate business decisions given the legal and economic framework in which business functions. Analyze financial statements. Prepare final reports summarizing planning and control activities. Demonstrate effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communication in the business environment. Demonstrate industry-standard computer skills. Degree-Specific Requirements

All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.... [-]


Associate Degree in Music

California College of Music
Campus Full time 18 months April 2018 USA Pasadena

The Associate of Science Degree in Music Performance is the most in-depth and intensive program offered at CCM. Emphasizing thorough and polished musicianship, personal artistic mentoring, and preparation for the modern music industry. [+]

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6 Quarters, 90 Credits The Associate of Science Degree in Music Performance is the most in-depth and intensive program offered at CCM. Emphasizing thorough and polished musicianship, personal artistic mentoring, and preparation for the modern music industry, students in the associate degree program develop extensive practical real-world skills, creating and honing their own unique voice or playing style along the way. Courses are taught by successful musicians with proven track records and a firm understanding of the complex expectations students will face in the industry. This rigorous 6-quarter program takes only a year and a half to complete, but in that time students are exposed to a diverse, well-rounded musical curriculum. Our associate degree program emphasizes thorough knowledge of musical styles and structures, technical proficiency, accuracy, and self-confidence. By graduation, students will have performed in front of live audiences, participated in recording sessions, created electronic music, and developed a portfolio to promote themselves in the music industry at large. NOTE: The Associate of Science Degree in Music Performance is an occupational degree and does not include General Education requirements or specific preparation for study at the Baccalaureate level. CCM accepts students into the Associate Degree in Music Performance program on the following instruments:... [-]


Associate Degree in Education

Youth for Understanding USA
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Washington DC

The Community College Program matches you with the Education Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Education Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities. [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the Education Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Education Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

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Associate in Business Administration

Goodwin College
Campus or Online Full time 7 - 15 weeks Open Enrollment USA East Hartford

Our associate degree in Business Administration allows you to tailor your degree and your schedule to meet your specific career goals. [+]

Tailor Your Degree

Our associate degree in Business Administration allows you to tailor your degree and your schedule to meet your specific career goals. You will have the ability to focus your efforts effectively through a concentration in Nonprofit Management, Office Management, Medical Office Management, and Property Management and Acquisition. You can build your own schedule that works best for you. Take classes on-campus, online, or in a hybrid format. For greater flexibility, you can take accelerated 7 ½-week classes or standard 15-week classes to finish your degree at your own pace. Through your coursework, you will become proficient in business law and ethics, corporate social responsibility, business planning and development, effective leadership, and the fundamentals of accounting, budgeting, and marketing principles, all essential skills businesses are looking for. You will also become skilled in learning how to analyze and solve problems faced by managers in corporations, small businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. You will gain the knowledge needed to be successful through the exploration of business communication, economic theory, and effective forecasting. You will have the opportunity to build a business plan relevant to your career aspirations that integrates the skills and knowledge you’ve learned in your courses. You will benefit from hands-on internship experience in a real business environment. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared for excellent career opportunities in the field or for transition into your bachelor’s degree program.... [-]


Civil Engineering Technology Associate Degree

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Green Bay

Civil Engineering Technology graduates are prepared for careers in the civil engineering and surveying fields. As a civil engineering technician, you examine and interpret prints and specifications; confer with contractors and owners to enforce contract specifications, building codes, and zoning ordinances; test soils, asphalt, and concrete and observe and... [+]

Civil Engineering Technology graduates are prepared for careers in the civil engineering and surveying fields. As a civil engineering technician, you examine and interpret prints and specifications; confer with contractors and owners to enforce contract specifications, building codes, and zoning ordinances; test soils, asphalt, and concrete and observe and inspect other related construction activities; perform land surveying and computer aided drafting; and observe building, highway and utility construction. With additional education and work experience, you can become a professional licensed civil engineering, construction superintendent, building inspector, civil designer, construction projects manager, or professional land surveyor. This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.... [-]


Associate Degree in Construction Management

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Campus September 2018 USA Boston

For a construction enterprise to succeed in delivering a facility on schedule and within budget, it must use techniques and technologies to overcome management challenges. A construction manager accomplishes this delivery while working on a team with diverse interests. Graduates of the Construction Management (CM) Associate of Science program will be prepared with knowledge and skills in estimating, scheduling, and construction of facilities to assist these teams in completing projects. [+]

For a construction enterprise to succeed in delivering a facility on schedule and within budget, it must use techniques and technologies to overcome management challenges. A construction manager accomplishes this delivery while working on a team with diverse interests. Graduates of the Construction Management (CM) Associate of Science program will be prepared with knowledge and skills in estimating, scheduling, and construction of facilities to assist these teams in completing projects.

The scale and scope of this work have expanded to include the approach known as integrated project delivery. This method has increased the responsibility of construction managers to become part of the project delivery team at the outset of the project, and no immediately prior to construction as was once common practice. This increased exposure early in the process requires a management team that has knowledge of design, construction and facility management. Tasks once carried out by other agents working on the project have now become part of the role of construction management technicians with knowledge of green building practices, building information modeling, scheduling, and estimating.... [-]