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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 January 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 Degree 2017/2018. 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. Upon completion of the program the student should be well-positioned to transfer into a four-year institution to major in: Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, International Business, Finance or Marketing. 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. The Academic Program at VFMC leads to an Associate of Arts, an Associate of Science, or an Associate in Business Administration degree. The strong core curriculum, developed on the basis of careful analysis of the general education requirements of competitive... [-]

Associate Degree of Design - Jewellery + Object Design

TAFE Western Australia
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Australia Perth Rockingham Margaret River Mandurah + 3 more

This course will prepare you for a career as a designer by ensuring you have the right mix of inside knowledge, practical skills, jewellery design industry links and the ability to develop and apply unique design ideas. [+]

TEQSA code: PRV14273.

This course will prepare you for a career as a designer by ensuring you have the right mix of inside knowledge, practical skills, jewellery design industry links and the ability to develop and apply unique design ideas. Jewellery and object design requires finely honed skills and an extensive knowledge of metals, gemstones and other specialised materials, processes and equipment. You will develop your craft and acquire current digital design skills so you can construct and fabricate your ideas into market ready forms. The program is supported by lecturers and technicians with industry experience and a wide network of contacts.

The Associate Degree of Design [Jewellery & Object Design] includes studies in Jewellery Design Studio, Object Design Studio, Design Concepts, Drawing (including Design Drawing or Technical Drawing), Digital Design, Visual Culture, Professional Practice, Silversmithing, Jewellery Fabrication, Design Enamelling, 3D Digital Modelling and a range of specialised contemporary units.... [-]


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. [+]

Associate Degree 2017/2018. 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 As part of the program, you will have the option to spend up to one full semester taking wilderness-based courses with the NOLS. NOLS offers these educational expeditions at remote, pristine locations in the U.S. and abroad. To receive college college credit for NOLS courses, students must enroll concurrently in the appropriate corresponding course at CWC. For more information on NOLS offerings visit the NOLS website. Program Requirements ​ Courses Credits Intro to Environmental Science 4 Leading Adventure Programs 3 Intro to outdoor Education 3 Outdoor Education Practicum 4 Outdoor Recreation 3 Wilderness First Responder OR Wilderness Emegerency Medical Technician 4 General Psychology 4 Students must choose 4 credits from the following list of Expedition courses listed below ​ ​In order to... [-]

Associate Degree in Food Safety

Canadian University Dubai
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Arab Emirates Dubai

CUD’s new Associate Degree in Food Safety will provide you with a broad, hands-on education in basic sciences and develop your fundamental knowledge in food safety, to enable you to advance your skills and develop your career in this important professional discipline. [+]

Food safety is an important aspect of protecting the health and well being of society. As a growing sector, business and regulatory organizations alike are seeing an increasing demand for qualified and practiced professionals in the field. CUD’s new Associate Degree in Food Safety will provide you with a broad, hands-on education in basic sciences and develop your fundamental knowledge in food safety, to enable you to advance your skills and develop your career in this important professional discipline. The program places emphasis on practical learning and teaches international food management systems and standards, such as HACCP and ISO 22000. Topics of study include: the evaluation of food quality control and safety issues in the UAE in areas such as food laws and legislation; food chemistry and processing; quality management; food safety; and inspection sampling techniques and auditing. As a student of this program, you will also have the opportunity to take environmental health management courses, conduct field visits, and get practical industry experience through a relevant work placement. Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the Associate Degree in Food Safety, you will be able to apply the skills and competencies required for professional practice in the field, including: Demonstrate knowledge of inspecting and auditing food establishments; Inspect food consignments with reference to UAE laws and regulations; Describe biological and chemical items; Demonstrate basic knowledge in food processing practices; Sample food based on related governmental protocols, and established testing frequencies; Think critically, solve problems and take action to resolve problems;... [-]

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 understanding of implementation of business functions in the local and international environment. [+]

Associate Degree 2017/2018. 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. The Associate of Science (AS) in Business program is offered for those students whose career goals require a broad knowledge related to marketing and international business. All students will take coursework in the areas of finances, accounting, general business management, information technology, computer applications, and business law. In addition, students will choose an area of concentration that will provide the remaining courses in the major. The following describes each area of concentration. Concentrations Marketing The concentration in Marketing is designed to provide students with a basic marketing background to prepare them for entry-level positions in business. International Business International Business is an important aspect of the business world today. This concentration equips graduates for employment in entry-level positions with companies engaged in international commerce. General Education ASB 1001 English Composition I ASB 1002 English Composition II ASB 2038 College Algebra ASB 2039 Statistics ASB 2045 Origin of Western Civilization Core Courses... [-]

Associate of Arts in Psychology

College of Marin
Campus Full time September 2018 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 Transfer Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities. All new college students are required to participate in Testing, Orientation, and meet with a counselor, unless they are exempted. The Orientation is designed to help prepare you to be successful at the College of Marin and to reach your educational goals. [-]

Associate Degree in Public Service - with transfer to 4-year university

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Kalamazoo

Careers in this pathway are related to economic, political, and social systems including education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services, and personal services. If you're friendly, open, understanding and cooperative, you might enjoy working with people to help solve problems and improve lives. [+]

Associate Degree 2017/2018. Careers in this pathway are related to economic, political, and social systems including education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services, and personal services. If you're friendly, open, understanding and cooperative, you might enjoy working with people to help solve problems and improve lives. Concentrations American Sign Language American Sign Language, COA Coaching Coaching, CERT Coaching, COA Fire Science Fire Science, AAS Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice, AAS Law Enforcement Specialist for Certification, AAS Police Academy, KVCA Corrections Officer Academy, KVCA Job Outlook Employment of social and human service workers is expected to grow by 28 percent between now and 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is due to an increase in the elderly population and a rising demand for health care and social services. Average Salaries Detective: $69,820 Firefighter: $37,560 Police Officer: $57,880 [-]

Associate Degree in Music

Irvine Valley College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Irvine

The Music Department at Irvine Valley College exemplifies the spirit of outstanding traditional music education and dynamic performance. The growing music curriculum encourages and trains students at all levels. From the general education student to the advanced performer there is a place for everyone at IVC. The IVC Chorale has earned a national reputation for innovative programming and musical excellence. The College's Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen Rochford performs to huge audiences throughout the year. They have commissioned many works, performed the world, state, or regional premieres of over 30 works since 1991, and has placed students in National and Regional CBDNA Intercollegiate Bands every year since 1999. [+]

The Music Department at Irvine Valley College exemplifies the spirit of outstanding traditional music education and dynamic performance. The growing music curriculum encourages and trains students at all levels. From the general education student to the advanced performer there is a place for everyone at IVC. The IVC Chorale has earned a national reputation for innovative programming and musical excellence. The College's Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen Rochford performs to huge audiences throughout the year. They have commissioned many works, performed the world, state, or regional premieres of over 30 works since 1991, and has placed students in National and Regional CBDNA Intercollegiate Bands every year since 1999. The Keyboard Department offers a vibrant program with outstanding, prize-winning faculty, top-of-the-line Steinway pianos, an Allen Quantum digital concert organ, and three harpsichords. The recently renovated stock of acoustic and digital instruments makes Irvine Valley College one of the few institutions in the area to own two Steinway D instruments on the main stage of the Performing Arts Center and studio Steinways in classrooms. Each year the department presents a busy schedule of piano, organ, and harpsichord concerts with IVC music faculty and renowned guest artists. The program offers classes in different levels (I, II, III, IV), as well as individual instruction for advanced students. Over the years, IVC music students have transferred successfully to major four-year institutions including CSU Long Beach, CSU Fullerton, Chapman, UCLA, and UC Berkley. The school also has an active and awarded Instrumental Jazz Ensemble,... [-]

AP Degree in IT Network and Electronics Technology

Business Academy Aarhus
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Denmark Aarhus

Do you have a passion for working with computers, servers and/or network technology and electronics, and would you like to stay updated with developments and the most recent technology? If so, the IT Network and Electronics Technology programme is ideal for you. The AP Degree programme in IT Network and Electronics Technology is the first two years of a Bachelor’s programme. [+]

Associate Degree 2017/2018. AP degree - 2 years - 120 ECTS Do you have a passion for working with computers, servers and/or network technology and electronics, and would you like to stay updated with developments and the most recent technology? If so, the IT Network and Electronics Technology programme is ideal for you. The AP Degree programme in IT Network and Electronics Technology is the first two years of a Bachelor’s programme. IT Network and Electronics Technology is a 2 year full-time AP degree programme qualifying for key functions within a number of trades and industries. You will be qualified for a professional position as manager of, or participant in, projects related to product development, planning and operation of systems in the fields of network and electronics technology in the private as well as the public sector. Two fields of study: Network or Electonics Technology When applying for the IT Network and Electronics Technology programme you must choose between two fields of study: Network Technology or Electronics Technology. Electronics Technology The programme During the 1st semester your work will focus on system knowledge and work method training. During the 2nd and 3rd semesters, you will work with various academic subjects and you will have the possibility of adding your individual touch to the programme by choosing specialisation subjects. The 4th semester consists of an internship in a company and your main project. Network Technology The programme During the 1st semester, your work will focus on system knowledge and training in... [-]

Associate Degree in Accounting

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

Do you have a talent for working with numbers and organizing information? The demand for skilled Accounting professionals in the workforce continues to increase as employers seek individuals with strong skills and financial competencies. Goodwin College will prepare you to meet their needs and take your place as a valued employee. [+]

Do you have a talent for working with numbers and organizing information? The demand for skilled Accounting professionals in the workforce continues to increase as employers seek individuals with strong skills and financial competencies. Goodwin College will prepare you to meet their needs and take your place as a valued employee. In our career-oriented associate degree program in Accounting, you will learn to manage bookkeeping and lower-level accounting operations in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. You will gain experience in entering transactional, adjusting, and closing entries into an accounting system; investigating trial balance discrepancies; managing payroll; and preparing financial reports. As an Accounting professional, you will organize, analyze, summarize, and report financial data through the knowledge and application of accounting concepts and principles. You will strengthen your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills by identifying, gathering, measuring, and summarizing financial data. You will learn to integrate and apply technological skills to accounting and business problems; develop awareness of professional and ethical issues facing the accounting industry; and create professional financial reports and analysis for users of accounting information. Upon completion of the associate degree in Accounting program, you will be prepared to sit for the professional certification in bookkeeping, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Excel. Our program can prepare you to work in a variety of settings as a: Bookkeeper Accounting Assistant Payroll Professional Accounting Program Outcomes Upon successful completion of all accounting program requirements, graduates will be able to: Organize, analyze, summarize and report financial data, in an ethical manner, through knowledge and application... [-]

Associate Degree in Business Administration

Seward County Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Liberal

Business Administration provides students with courses to learn how to plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate the operations of an organization and its major departments. [+]

Associate Degree 2017/2018. Business Administration provides students with courses to learn how to plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate the operations of an organization and its major departments. The business administration program at SCCC prepares students for a variety of jobs and internships in the business sector and fully equips them to continue their education at a four-year institution in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Management, Marketing, International Business, Hotel/Restaurant Management, and many more. [-]

Associates in Culinary and Baking Pastry Arts

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

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to an affordable culinary school on the West coast and the only culinary school in Oregon located on the majestic shores of the Pacific Ocean. As you know, it is a fabulous time to join this industry. As the culinary arts field continues to grow at a vigorous pace, OCCI offers the practical, competitive skills necessary to ensure a rewarding career. Because of our small class sizes, students receive individualized, hands-on learning. [+]

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to an affordable culinary school on the West coast and the only culinary school in Oregon located on the majestic shores of the Pacific Ocean. As you know, it is a fabulous time to join this industry. As the culinary arts field continues to grow at a vigorous pace, OCCI offers the practical, competitive skills necessary to ensure a rewarding career. Because of our small class sizes, students receive individualized, hands-on learning. Our certified chef/instructors have years of professional and teaching experience, accompanied by first-hand knowledge of what leading food service employers are looking for in graduates. They have used this knowledge to prepare an intensive, fully accredited associates degree program designed to place students in a career-track culinary position within a very short time. CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM The Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts program offers chef training (basic and advanced) as well as restaurant management skills. After studying the fundamentals of classical and contemporary cuisine and restaurant procedures, students will develop advanced skills in Garde Manger and a la carte cooking. Students will have the opportunity to choose between a local or distant externship during their final term in the program. The graduate will have the necessary training to work in a variety of culinary establishments such as Sous Chef, Garde Manger, Kitchen Supervisor, and Restaurant Manager. In the spring of 2013 the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) at Southwestern was granted a seven-year accreditation with distinction... [-]

Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts

Cypress College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Cypress

Established in 1975, our Culinary Arts Program combines the experience of our award-winning faculty with our newly-built revolutionary facilities, and is designed to prepare you for successful entry into the culinary industry. [+]

Associate Degree 2017/2018. From epicure to etiquettes, to gourmet cookery and garde manger, HRC’s Culinary Arts Program aims to provide you, the serious student, the basic yet in-depth foundation to become a respected Culinarian. Established in 1975, our Culinary Arts Program combines the experience of our award-winning faculty with our newly-built revolutionary facilities, and is designed to prepare you for successful entry into the culinary industry. Our graduates fulfill a range of job opportunities, including the positions of Cook, Line Cook, Banquet, Pantry, Sous and Executive Chef, Corporate Chef, Personal Chef, and Gourmet Market Chef. You will learn by demonstration, instruction, and textbook studies, as well as on-the-job training through our Internship Program. At The Bistro and Café Cypress, the campus’ student-run public restaurants, you will design, prepare, and offer contemporary cuisine. You will also cater college-sponsored functions, as well as certain local community events. As well as meeting the standards of the American Culinary Federation, the Culinary Arts Program at Cypress College is only one of two schools in Orange County to offer the Culinary Arts Certificate, Apprentice Certificate and Associate in Science Degree curricula. [-]

Associate in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time September 2018 Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo Antwerp + 7 more

ALS - Associate in Liberal Studies (90 credits) [+]

Courses Undergraduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses (relevant to a major or minor). Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the undergraduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 90 credits Electives 90 credits / 18 courses Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin Students who are 17 or older who have completed less than 12 years of formal education and who do not hold a high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin should earn up to an additional 60 credits in the Undergraduate Foundation program. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their undergraduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills... [-]

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:... [-]