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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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Lake Tahoe Community College

The Wilderness Education program at Lake Tahoe Community College offers academic field courses across the Sierra Nevada. Our courses challenge students to learn not only ... [+]

The Wilderness Education program at Lake Tahoe Community College offers academic field courses across the Sierra Nevada. Our courses challenge students to learn not only from books but also from the natural landscape. Because learning and living are integrated with the field, our courses provide the opportunity for both intellectual and personal growth. We seek students with a curiosity about the natural world, a willingness to work hard, and the ability to travel and study cooperatively in an outdoor setting.

The Wilderness Education degree or certificate is designed to prepare students to become theoretically and technically competent wilderness specialists who can apply their skills as outdoor leaders to diverse groups and environments in a world with a growing population and finite wilderness resources. The curriculum provides a balanced foundation for all aspects of wilderness education/outdoor recreation. Students will gain basic competencies in outdoor-based activities, wilderness first aid skills, experiential educational theory, group dynamics, leadership theory and skills, and environmental awareness. There is an emphasis on the integration of academic work and technical field skills. The completion of the major is appropriate for students who are outdoor-oriented and who seek individual enrichment and growth.... [-]

USA South Lake Tahoe
September 2019
Campus
Seward County Community College

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians’ work with the various systems, machines, and technologies used in indoor settings such as ho ... [+]

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration is considered one of the greater developments of the 20th century. The demand for skilled technicians is on the rise as the world continues to focus on energy efficiency. As a result of the expanding markets for refrigeration and air conditioning, along with changing technology, qualified personnel are needed both at home and abroad. The HVAC-R program at Seward County Community College is designed to teach the appropriate skills needed for this field. Students train with state-of-the-art equipment and learn techniques to diagnose, repair, and install commercial and residential refrigeration and furnace systems.

HVAC-R students at SCCC learn:... [-]

USA Liberal
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Elyon College

The digital marketing diploma program begins with an introduction of the digital marketing landscape, gaining a fundamental understanding of its core principles, as well ... [+]

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

➔ Understand the key concepts of digital, how it has changed customer behavior and the implications for your role and the wider business.➔ Achieve business goals by understanding how to devise, implement and measure digital campaigns that engage and convert. ➔ Understand the importance of digital channels and strategies and know how to use SEO, paid search, content, advertising and email to drive customer engagement.

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USA Brooklyn
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
6 - 12 months
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
Wallace State Community College

Chefs, cooks, and food preparation workers prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods in a variety of restaurants and other food services establishments. ... [+]

AWARD OFFERED Certificate (4 semesters) About the Program

Chefs, cooks, and food preparation workers prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods in a variety of restaurants and other food services establishments. Chefs and cooks create recipes and prepare meals, while food preparation workers peel and cut vegetables, trim meat, prepare poultry, and perform other duties such as keeping work areas clean and monitoring temperatures of ovens and stovetops.

Chefs may coordinate the work of the kitchen staff, direct the preparation of meals, determine serving sizes, plan menus, order food supplies, and oversee kitchen operations to ensure uniform quality and presentation of meals.

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USA Hanceville
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Snow College

Computer Science Courses ... [+]

Computer Science Courses CS 1030 Computer Science Principles CS 1400 Programming Fundamentals CS 1405 Fundamental of Programming Lab CS 1410 Object-Oriented Programming CS 1415 Object-Oriented Program Lab CS 1810 Web Development I CS 1820 Web Development II CS 2420 Data Structures & Algorithms CS 2450 Intro to Software Engineering CS 2700 Digital Circuits CS 2810 Computer Organiz/Architecture CS 2830 Web Development III CS 2860 Operating Systems Computer Science Careers

Students who earn a degree in computer science should be able to work in the following areas:

Teaching

Computer science majors who earn a bachelor’s degree and certification in secondary education are usually eligible to be high school information technology teachers. With a master’s degree, computer science majors are eligible to teach in a two-year college. These levels usually emphasize the teaching of programming. With a doctorate, computer science majors are eligible to teach in a four-year college or university. College professors may choose an area of specialization, which is usually related to their doctoral studies; they are also expected to do research.... [-]

USA Ephraim
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Management and Technology

The ASCJ requires the successful completion of 60-semester credit hours of instruction at the lower level (freshman and sophomore years). ... [+]

About

The ASCJ requires the successful completion of 60-semester credit hours of instruction at the lower level (freshman and sophomore years).

The ASCJ places a strong emphasis on general education courses that will provide a foundation for entry to the BSCJ program. General education courses are designed to broaden a student’s educational foundation. They include courses in such areas as communications, English, government, history, psychology, sociology, mathematics, and statistics.

ASCJ Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

Explain the fundamental concepts, roles, and functions of Criminal Justice and the Criminal J... [-]
USA Arlington
September 2019
Online
Southwestern Oregon Community College

The Associate of Science (AS) Marine Biology Emphasis is designed for students who intend to transfer to the University of Oregon (UO) and complete their degree at Oregon ... [+]

The Associate of Science (AS) Marine Biology Emphasis is designed for students who intend to transfer to the University of Oregon (UO) and complete their degree at Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), majoring in marine biology. The background offered by this major, however, is entirely appropriate for preparation for upper division emphasis in other professional fields like medical, dental, or veterinary school. This AS degree, as presented, also satisfies the requirements for an AA/OT for ease of transfer to UO. By completing general education requirements for the AA/OT, as well as the recommended science courses, students will be able transfer to UO and complete a BS in Marine Biology or a BS in Biology with Marine Biology Emphasis. Career options for marine biology graduates include jobs in state and federal government, advanced training for research and teaching in the marine sciences, and most other careers available to broadly trained biologists. The following program outline is one of many possible course configurations that would satisfy the requirements for an AS Marine Biology Emphasis and AA/OT transfer degree and also fulfill basic requirements for graduation from UO. Each student should meet with an advisor to determine appropriate sequence of courses to be taken, depending on placement scores, transfer credits, and other factors. Upon completion of an AS Marine Biology Emphasis (and AA/OT) and transfer to UO, additional courses need to be taken at the Eugene campus. These courses include organic chemistry CH331 and CH335, BI214, and physics (unless it was taken... [-]

USA Coos Bay
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon

Industrial maintenance technologists have only one goal: that the equipment works at its best. They work upstream, that is to say that they intervene to prevent problems ... [+]

Industrial maintenance technologists have only one goal: that the equipment works at its best. They work upstream, that is to say they intervene to prevent problems by setting up maintenance and control guides, they help to train other employees, they are valuable assets during the training. design and installation of equipment and are always looking for opportunities to improve material performance .

Of course, they can also provide diagnostics for breaks or breakdowns because they are extremely versatile , but after that they will be sure to provide advice and improvement strategies. And their versatility has no limit: hydraulic, pneumatic, lubrication, automation, mechanics, electricity, computers, robotics ... nothing is to their test!... [-]

Canada Levis
September 2019
French (Canada)
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Bryan University

Information technology careers are quickly growing, and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to earn your online Computer Information Systems – Networking degree from B ... [+]

Information technology careers are quickly growing, and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to earn your online Computer Information Systems – Networking degree from Bryan University. With an associate of information technology degree from Bryan University, you can learn what you need to know to advance professionally and create a solid training foundation for your future IT career.

An on-campus or online Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems-Networking from Bryan University will give you a wide range of skills you need to succeed. With IT courses from network scripting to information technology management, you’ll be prepared to find the path that’s right for you — and get right to work. Our instructors have the first-hand experience and offer valuable insight and practical strategies designed to help you succeed.... [-]

USA Tempe
Open Enrollment
Part-time
70 weeks
Online
Santiago Canyon College

The Economics Department at Santiago Canyon College offers courses to prepare students for the A.A. degrees in Economics and Business Administration and for transfer. Th ... [+]

The Economics Department at Santiago Canyon College offers courses to prepare students for the A.A. degrees in Economics and Business Administration and for transfer.

Our Vision

The Department of Economics offers a variety of courses catering to the needs of students pursuing degrees at SCC, students intending to transfer to four-year institutions, and community members interested in personal enrichment.

Our Mission

The Department’s mission is to offer core lower division courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics and to motivate students to strengthen the communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical reasoning skills that will assist them in their further studies and careers. The Department further aims to develop responsible citizens who are aware of and informed about a variety of differing views on current economic events and policy issues and how they impact our lives.... [-]

USA Orange
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Austin Community College

Engineers apply the principles of physics and mathematics to design, develop, implement, and maintain structures and systems. Students in this program explore engineering ... [+]

About

Engineers apply the principles of physics and mathematics to design, develop, implement, and maintain structures and systems. Students in this program explore engineering theory and gain project-based laboratory experience. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to pursue any type of engineering degree at a four-year institution.

Job Titles Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians Agricultural Engineers Chemical Engineers Civil Engineering Technicians Civil Engineers Electrical Engineers Environmental Engineers Industrial Engineering Technicians Industrial Engineers Industrial Safety and Health Engineers Manufacturing Engineering Technologists Manufacturing Engineers Materials Engineers Mechanical Engineers Mechatronics Engineers Microsystems Engineers Nuclear Engineers Petroleum Engineers Photonics Engineers Product Safety Engineers Robotics Engineers Solar Energy Systems Engineers Transportation Engineers Validation Engineers Water/Wastewater Engineers ... [-]
USA Austin
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Energy expenses make up a part of every business' bottom line. Employers are seeking those skilled in monitoring energy consumption with the ability to detect and evaluat ... [+]

Energy expenses make up a part of every business' bottom line. Employers are seeking those skilled in monitoring energy consumption with the ability to detect and evaluate energy efficiency opportunities. Graduates of the Energy Management Technology associate degree program are equipped to lead businesses' energy management initiatives. Energy managers work within a variety of business sectors: utility companies; energy equipment companies; government agencies; and heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors. Graduates may also find careers as energy auditors, energy management consultants, or energy program coordinators.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment for such diverse employers as engineering firms, public and private utilities, energy equipment companies, HVACR contractors and departments of energy in the following areas:... [-]

USA Green Bay
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Henry Ford College

The Associate in Business in Supply Chain Management covers the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling of all materials, resources, and information involved in th ... [+]

Description

The Associate in Business in Supply Chain Management covers the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling of all materials, resources, and information involved in the sourcing, processing, and distributing of products that add value to the wholesale or retail consumer.

It focuses on global coordination and collaboration with partners, suppliers, intermediaries, and third-party logistics providers to meet or exceed the ever-changing needs of the customer.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Define supply chain management (SCM) and demonstrate knowledge in order to think critically and be able to evaluate and design SCM strategies necessary to support the firm’s global strategic decisions. Assess purchasing strategies and procedures, selection of suppliers, outsourcing, and negotiation strategies, price and cost analysis. Evaluate the managerial dimensions of operations management which include the design, supply, production, and delivery of goods and services to customers. Summarize the five modes of transportation comparing their operating and service characteristics, cost structure, and current challenges. Develop the knowledge necessary to become a 21st-century front line worker in supply chain management and logistics. Pass two nationally recognized certifications issued by the Manufactures Skill Standards Council (MSSC) - the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certifications. Career Opportunities Customer Service Manager International Logistics Manager Inventory Control Manager Logistics Engineer Logistics Manager Logistics Services Salesperson Logistics Software Manager Materials Manager Production Manager Purchasing Manager Supply Chain Analyst Supply Chain Consultant Supply Chain Manager Systems Support Manager Transportation Manager Vendor Managed Inventory... [-]
USA Detroit
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Gateway Technical College

The Hospitality Management program at Gateway Technical College prepares graduates to be managers in the exciting hospitality industry. Whether you’re interested in hotel ... [+]

The Hospitality Management program at Gateway Technical College prepares graduates to be managers in the exciting hospitality industry. Whether you’re interested in hotel management, the food, and beverage industry or managing a tourist attraction, this program will give you the professional tools to advance your career. If you enjoy working with people and want a career where you can ensure each guest has a positive experience, Hospitality Management is for you.

The Hospitality Management associate degree allows you to choose a path that fits your interests through the Hospitality Management degree, which focuses on the skills needed for hotel and resort management, or in one of two concentration areas: Hospitality Management with a concentration in Food and Beverage, or Hospitality Management with a concentration in Tourism and Attractions.... [-]

USA Racine
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Parkland College

Forget what you’ve seen on television. What real people working in Criminal Justice do is far more important than that. Are you the kind of person who wants to make a di ... [+]

Forget what you’ve seen on television. What real people working in Criminal Justice do is far more important than that. Are you the kind of person who wants to make a difference in the lives of others? Investigate a career in Criminal Justice.

Why study Criminal Justice?

Studying Criminal Justice at Parkland will allow you to gain strong skills in criminal justice, through coursework in law enforcement, psychology, sociology, and communication skills. You will receive an on-the-job internship with one of several approved criminal justice agencies; some of these internships are paid. If you are interested in a career in Criminal Justice, this is the place to start.

At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty - never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.... [-]

USA Champaign
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus