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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 2019 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.... [-]


High School Diploma+Associates Degree Pathway

Brighton College Virtual High School
Online Full time Part time September 2019 USA USA Online

High school and college just got easier! You can complete your high school diploma and associates degree at the same time with a special program offered only at Brighton College Virtual High School! [+]

High school and college just got easier! You can complete your high school diploma and associates degree at the same time with a special program offered only at Brighton College Virtual High School!

At BCVHS we refer to your high school diploma choices as Diploma Pathways. We call them Pathways because we believe that students should use their time in high school to embark on their own personal Pathway to success.

Offering accredited online programs with an NCAA-approved curriculum for students looking to gain access to all of the advantages of an American education, BCVHS delivers a world-class education -- wherever you are in the world. It also comes with all of the benefits of online learning, including flexibility, affordability, and customizability, thereby making it even easier for students to achieve their goals.... [-]


Associate Degree of Business in International Hotel and Resort Management

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School China
Campus Full time 2 years March 2019 China Suzhou

This degree program gives students a broad business-focused education and training in all key aspects of hotel and resort management. The program prepares students for supervisory and management trainee positions upon graduation in the hotel industry, as well as associated accommodation, hospitality and tourism sectors. [+]

Study Journey

2 years in China - Associate Degree of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management)

6 months in Australia - Bachelor of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management)

This degree program gives students a broad business - focused education and training in all key aspects of hotel and resort management. The program prepares students for supervisory and management trainee positions upon graduation in the hotel industry, as well as associated accommodation, hospitality and tourism sectors.

Study our two-year undergraduate Associate Degree of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management) in Suzhou.

Why study at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Suzhou?Study at Australia and Asia Pacific's Number 1 Hotel School (TNS Survey 2013) Graduate with a globally recognised qualification specifically designed for the hospitality industry (TEQSA Accredited) Benefit from the advantages and global career opportunities available as you study in China. Graduates successfully move onwards to excellent career opportunities in the global hotel industry. International students study Chinese language throughout the Associate Degree of Business (Hotel & Resort Management) and are provided with full student visa support. Advantages GUARANTEED CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Hospitality and Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world. China's hospitality industry is booming. INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION The School has established a large network of international chain hotels and education institutions where students have built their career or furthered their education overseas thanks to their hospitality education. OUR COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Our curriculum and learning materials are developed and follow the same learning outcomes and... [-]

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Supply Chain Management

Washtenaw Community College
Online Full time 4 semesters September 2019 USA Ann Arbor

This is an online program. Students may complete this program from their home country. Students will learn how to align supply chain strategies with corporate goals to coordinate suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers, ensuring products and services are available to the final consumer in a timely and cost-effective manner while meeting customer service demands. As part of the program, students will be ready to take the tests needed to receive their CLA (Certified Logistics Associate) and CLT (Certified Logistics Technician) industry certification. [+]

This program is available on campus or online

Description

This program prepares students for jobs with duties assigned to a beginning accountant such as verifying additions, checking audits, postings, vouchers, analyzing accounts, and preparing financial statements. Many of the courses transfer to four-year colleges.

Articulation

Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan has more than 120 articulation agreements with four-year colleges throughout the state. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college should meet with an advisor to ensure Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements are met.

Contact Information

We welcome your questions, suggestions or comments. Please email us at studrec@wccnet.edu or call 734-973-3543. Our office hours are 12:00pm to 11:00pm (GTM) Monday through Thursday, 12:00pm to 9:00pm (GMT) Friday, and 1:00pm to 5:00pm (GMT) on Saturday.... [-]


Fast Track Academy

Wallace State Community College
Campus September 2019 USA Hanceville

Complete an associate degree, college certificate, or up to 60 hours of transfer credit before high school graduation! [+]

Complete an associate degree, college certificate, or up to 60 hours of transfer credit before high school graduation!

Fast Track is a joint partnership between Wallace State and a local school system which allows high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to complete up to two years of college coursework before high school graduation. All coursework is taken on Wallace State’s campus but students are still able to return to their local high school to participate in extracurricular activities.

To be eligible, students must:

Have completed the 10th grade Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to enroll in Academic courses and 2.5 to enroll in Technical and Health courses Submit written recommendation from the local high school including approval of principal and superintendent Meet WSCC entrance requirements Complete placement exams ... [-]

Associate Degree in Corrosion Technology

Seward County Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Corrosion technology is a far-reaching field including energy infrastructure, transportation systems, national defense, and more.

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Corrosion technology is a far reaching field including energy infrastructure, transportation systems, national defense, and more. Corrosion technicians install, maintain, inspect, and troubleshoot facilities. Students in the SCCC corrosion technology program learn in both the classroom and a state-of-the-art outdoor pipeline and field laboratory setting. The laboratory includes an above ground storage tank, an underground storage tank, simulated well bore, intricate pipeline lab attached to a state-of-the-art control panel, and an anode bed. With courses in basic electricity and circuits, mechanisms of corrosion, basic metallurgy, surveying, sketching and drafting, federal code regulations, and more, SCCC corrosion technology students complete their studies with the solid foundation necessary to be successful in their field.... [-]


Associate Degree -­ Business Administration

Parkland College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Champaign

With career options that range from office assistant to top-level management, business administration is a popular career field among students planning transfer to a four-year college or university. Our transfer degree offers freshman and sophomore-level general business courses, as well as courses in accounting, business computer systems, and business law. [+]

With career options that range from office assistant to top-level management, business administration is a popular career field among students planning transfer to a four-year college or university. Our transfer degree offers freshman and sophomore-level general business courses, as well as courses in accounting, business computer systems, and business law.

The business administration program includes courses in general business, accounting, finance, marketing, and management we well as general education courses. The option is available to take most classes in the online format.

The following recommendations apply to courses and programs in all of these fields:

To transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in business administration as a junior, students need to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an A.S. degree prior to transfer. Since admission is competitive, completion of the recommended courses does not guarantee admission. Students should plan their transfer programs with a Parkland academic advisor or counselor and the degree requirements of the four-year college or university they plan to attend. ... [-]

Associate Degree in Accounting

Henry Ford College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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 in Fine Arts Degree (A.F.A.) Art, Music & Theatre Transfer

Moraine Valley Community College
Campus Full time 64 - 65 hours September 2019 USA Palos Hills

This program requires a minimum of 64 credit hours and offers the foundation courses required in the first two years of a music degree. Students interested in transferring to a baccalaureate program should be aware that transfer admission will be competitive and generally requires an audition along with placement exams for admission to the major, advanced course placement and scholarship consideration. [+]

A.F.A. Degree Art, Music & Theatre Transfer

Students can complete their first two years of study at Moraine Valley for virtually any bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university. Each of the Moraine Valley’s associate degrees—Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in General Studies (A.G.S.), and Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.)—are a combination of core general education courses and major-specific electives. For a successful transfer, students must consider which four-year college or university they wish to attend and will need to select coursework carefully. Moraine Valley academic advisors are available to help students develop an individual educational plan.... [-]


Athletic Training Program

Independence Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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 of Science in Business Administration

Humboldt International University
Online Part time 24 months March 2019 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 of Science in Multimedia Studies

College of Marin
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Kentfield Novato

The course offerings are designed to familiarize students with the facts, theories, and contemporary trends in psychology and human development and how these principles can be incorporated into a meaningful understanding of oneself. For students intending to major in psychology, there are several areas of concentration and career options. [+]

The course offerings are designed to familiarize students with the facts, theories, and contemporary trends in psychology and human development and how these principles can be incorporated into a meaningful understanding of oneself. For students intending to major in psychology, there are several areas of concentration and career options.

Career Options

Activities Director, Administrator, Advertising Account Executive, Art Therapist, Child Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Community Mental Health Worker, Correctional Officer, Counselor, Customer Service Representative, Drug/Alcohol Counselor, Employee Relations Specialist, Employment Interviewer/Counselor, Experimental Psychologist, Industrial Psychologist, Manpower Development Specialist, Market Research Analyst, Marriage, Family and Child Counselor, Minister, Personnel Specialist, Probation/ Parole Officer, Program Director, Psychiatric Social Worker, Psychiatric Technician, Psychiatrist, Psychometrist, Public Health Educator, Public Relations Representative, Recreation Specialist/ Therapist, Rehabilitation Counselor, Research Assistant, Residential Counselor, Sales Representative, School Psychologist, Special Education, Speech Pathologist/Therapist, Statistician, Training Specialist, Welfare Worker, Youth Organization Leader... [-]


Associate Degree in Accounting

Elyon College
Campus September 2019 USA Brooklyn

The degree program in Accounting and Business Technology provides basic accounting and business office skills, using major word processing, spreadsheets, and database packages. Students will be introduced to computer technology and will learn both office business practices and procedures. Students will also gain knowledge and skills in business communication. The graduates will also benefit from an understanding of the role of computers and their functions in the world of accounting, business and commerce. [+]

The degree program in Accounting and Business Technology provides basic accounting and business office skills, using major word processing, spreadsheets, and database packages. Students will be introduced to computer technology and will learn both office business practices and procedures.

Students will also gain knowledge and skills in business communication. The graduates will also benefit from an understanding of the role of computers and their functions in the world of accounting, business and commerce.

Course Descriptions

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I

Prerequisite: None

This course covers the fundamental principles and practices of accounting. Topics covered are the uses of accounting information and financial statements to measure business transactions, to measure business income, and to complete the accounting cycle. A comparison is developed between the computer and manual systems for preparing and controlling supporting documents, procedures, and journals. Procedures for measuring and reporting for liquid assets, inventories, long-term assets, and liabilities are presented.... [-]


Associate of Pre-Engineering

Snow College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Ephraim

Snow College continues to offer the Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE) degree to students who plan to transfer to a university and pursue a baccalaureate degree in any of the traditional fields of engineering. This two-year degree requires an emphasis of coursework in engineering, mathematics, and physical science, with fewer general education requirements than the Associate of Science (AS) or the Associate of Arts (AA) degree. It is anticipated that a student will also earn an AS degree while at Snow College, but additional coursework will be needed to complete the balance of general education requirements for that degree. [+]

Engineering Program

Snow College continues to offer the Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE) degree to students who plan to transfer to a university and pursue a baccalaureate degree in any of the traditional fields of engineering. This two-year degree requires an emphasis of coursework in engineering, mathematics, and physical science, with fewer general education requirements than the Associate of Science (AS) or the Associate of Arts (AA) degree. It is anticipated that a student will also earn an AS degree while at Snow College, but additional coursework will be needed to complete the balance of general education requirements for that degree.

Outcomes

Students who complete an emphasis in engineering at Snow College will be expected to demonstrate that they have a working knowledge of the theories and principles of physics in the areas of Newtonian mechanics, gravitation, electricity and magnetism, wave motion and physical optics; are acquainted with standard methods of mathematical analysis including trigonometry and analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus, matrices and linear algebra, and the solutions to differential equations; understand the role of chemistry in our physical and biological environment as it pertains to atomic and molecular structure, the laws of thermodynamics and how energy is exchanged between systems; can work effectively in a group to accomplish an objective, and make a significant contribution to its outcome; can combine the knowledge of physics and chemistry, together with the analytical skills of mathematics to find solutions to technical problems that benefit society; can use the computer to store and... [-]


Associate in Criminal Justice Degree

Spartanburg Methodist College
Online Full time Part time 18 months July 2019 USA Spartanburg + 1 more

Whether you are looking to move into a new position or just want the satisfaction of completing your degree … an online Associate in Criminal Justice degree can help you achieve your goals! Spartanburg Methodist College’s online criminal justice program gives you the flexibility and opportunity to complete your studies anytime, anywhere. [+]

An online associate in Criminal Justice degree will help you learn skills that can lead to higher-paying jobs and promotion opportunities, and set you apart from the competition. This program was designed with the working professional in mind. Our virtual classroom experience allows you the flexibility to complete your degree in an effective learning environment – 100% Online. Courses are designed and taught by leading professionals working in the field and include: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, Police Administration, Introduction to Criminology, Criminal Evidence and Procedures, Introduction to Criminal Law, Juvenile Relations, Introduction to Corrections, and Introduction to Forensic Science.... [-]