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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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Valley Forge Military College

The Associate of Science in Physical Sciences and Pre-Engineering program provides students with a solid foundation in the scientific method and knowledge of the principl ... [+]

The Associate of Science in Physical Sciences and Pre- Engineering program provides students with a solid foundation in the scientific method and knowledge of the principles that govern the workings of the physical world. Students in this program can choose one of two tracks based on their interest: research in Physics, Bio-Physics, Geophysics, Industrial Tech, or Pre-Engineering.

The pre-engineering track is structured for those students planning to transfer into an engineering program and requires students to take specific courses in calculus and engineering statics.

Programs of Study

Our military tradition benefits all students: those who go on to officer training and those who choose to pursue other paths. A study by Korn/Ferry International shows that the leadership skills learned in military training enhance success in corporate life – which may be why many of our graduates go on to captain their own businesses. Whatever your goal, VFMC has academic programs that will help you get there.... [-]

USA Wayne
August 2019
Full-time
Campus
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
Washtenaw Community College

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 co ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Ann Arbor
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Online
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School China

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 su ... [+]

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... [-]
China Suzhou
March 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Seward County Community College

Students in the natural gas compression technology (NGCT) program at SCCC learn precision measurement, workplace skills, engine theory, basic electricity and circuits, me ... [+]

The natural gas compression technology program offered by Seward County Community College prepares students for entrance into the natural gas industry as entry-level maintenance technicians. Through cooperation with regional natural gas industry leaders, SCCC is able to provide students with the most up-to-date training required by this dynamic industry. The natural gas industry has long been a major employer within the Liberal, Kansas area and the larger region as a whole.

Students in the natural gas compression technology program learn precision measurement, workplace skills, engine theory, basic electricity and circuits, metal fabrication, basic welding, repairing compressors and engines, compressor theory, mounting and aligning compressors, and preventative maintenance of engines and compressors. Our students participate in an internship at the end of their program of study to prepare them for the workforce and give them experience working with a company in the industry.... [-]

USA Liberal
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Wallace State Community College

Program length is approximately 63 semester hours. Students may need to take remedial classes (thus increasing hours required) depending on placement test scores. ... [+]

About the Business Administration Program

Program length is approximately 63 semester hours. Students may need to take remedial classes (thus increasing hours required) depending on placement test scores.

Completion Outline

The Business Administration Program is designed for students who wish to pursue a four-year degree in a business-related area such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing. General Education Core courses and Professional Core courses are taken at WSCC and then transferred to a four-year institution. As students progress through the curriculum, contact must be made with the four-year (senior) institution to ensure that guidelines are met for transfer.... [-]

USA Hanceville
September 2019
Full-time
5 semesters
Campus
University of Management and Technology

The ASHS requires the successful completion of 60 credit hours of instruction at the lower level (freshman and sophomore years). The ASHS places a strong emphasis on gene ... [+]

About

The ASHS requires the successful completion of 60 credit hours of instruction at the lower level (freshman and sophomore years). The ASHS places a strong emphasis on general education courses that will provide a foundation for entry to the BSHS 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. A student must complete at least 15 credit hours in General Education to receive an ASHS degree. A student must also complete 18 credit-hours in Homeland Security Core courses. The remaining credits not covered by the required General Education or Core courses will consist of elective courses.... [-]

USA Arlington
September 2019
Online
Snow College

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 ... [+]

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... [-]

USA Ephraim
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Independence Community College

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 o ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Independence
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Santiago Canyon College

Computer Science courses are designed to meet the varying goals of students interested in employment or education in the computer field. There are courses on specific lan ... [+]

Computer science courses are designed to meet the varying goals of students interested in employment or education in the computer field. There are courses on specific languages for professionals who want to supplement their skills with the knowledge of a current programming language (PC assembler, C++, Visual BASIC, Java). A certificate in computer science can be earned by those students desiring to enter the workplace at entry-level positions. Also, an associate degree can be earned by those students desiring to transfer to a four-year institution with a major in Computer Science.

The computer science courses provide instruction in low level and high-level languages, intermediate and advanced techniques in programming, and hardware organization.... [-]

USA Orange
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Goodwin College

Turn your interest into a career as an early childhood educator. Our associate degree in Early Childhood Education is designed to provide you with a solid academic founda ... [+]

Do You Enjoy Spending Time With Children?

Turn your interest into a career as an early childhood educator. Our associate degree in Early Childhood Education is designed to provide you with a solid academic foundation and hands-on experience in the field of early childhood education. Early Childhood is the study of children ages birth through eight years old. You will gain knowledge of how to work with children and their families in a variety of settings based on child development and age-appropriate practice. Early Childhood professionals have an in-depth knowledge of child growth, development, and learning, and are able to apply this knowledge into their practice. They can communicate effectively with children, colleagues, and families. As an early childhood professional, you will have the commitment to work collaboratively with others in order to deliver the optimal services to children and their families. Following completion of the program, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to become gainfully employed in the field of early childhood education and/or to continue your education towards a bachelor’s degree in Child Study or related fields.... [-]

USA East Hartford
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 4 semesters
Campus
Moraine Valley Community College

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 transferrin ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Palos Hills
September 2019
Full-time
64 - 65 hours
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
2 years
Campus
Elyon College

The degree program in Accounting and Business Technology provides basic accounting and business office skills, using major word processing, spreadsheets, and database pac ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Brooklyn
September 2019
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
Full-time
3 years
Campus