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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.... [-]


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 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.... [-]


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 in Business Administration

Seward County Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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. [+]

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.

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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 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 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 Degree in Engineering Science

Parkland College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Champaign

Build a solid foundation for your engineering career at Parkland College and transfer to a four-year institution to finish your degree. Save money and enjoy smaller class sizes! [+]

Build a solid foundation for your engineering career at Parkland College and transfer to a four-year institution to finish your degree. Save money and enjoy smaller class sizes!

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-­the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries.

The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees.... [-]


Associate of Arts in Business Administration

California Intercontinental University
Online 2 years September 2019 USA Irvine

The Associate of Arts in Business Administration (AABA) program provides the foundation and skills necessary for entry into the various fields of business. The attainment of an Associate’s Degree meets the needs of adult students to prepare them for professional opportunities or higher degree levels. An Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration will enable students to demonstrate a sound understanding of business concepts, design effective and sustainable business, and strategic plans with an understanding of social, ethical, and legal issues in business management. The AABA is also an important milestone for students’ educational goals. [+]

Overview

The Associate of Arts in Business Administration (AABA) program provides the foundation and skills necessary for entry into the various fields of business. The attainment of an Associate’s Degree meets the needs of adult students to prepare them for professional opportunities or higher degree levels.

An Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration will enable students to demonstrate a sound understanding of business concepts, design effective and sustainable business, and strategic plans with an understanding of social, ethical, and legal issues in business management. The AABA is also an important milestone for students’ educational goals.

Program Competencies and Learning Objectives Demonstrate proficiency in English and Communication Skills Display positive attitudes in human relationship in a multicultural and diverse environment Use knowledge and skills in modern management practices and technology within a business operation or a leadership role Demonstrate an understanding of theory and application related to the business environment Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of professional ethics that apply to personal and business decisions Possess basic skills and knowledge of computers and apply the tools with confidence Demonstrate problem-solving skills within a business environment Business Administration Courses ACC 222 Financial Accounting BUS 201 Business and Society BUS 214 Business Statistics BUS 215 Business Communications BUS 225 Fundamentals of Business Ethics ECO 215 Survey of Economics ECO 220 Macroeconomics MGT 251 Organizational Behavior MKT 226 Principles of Marketing Course Schedule ... [-]

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 Degree in Quality Management Systems

Goodwin College
Online Campus Full time September 2019 USA East Hartford

With an associate degree in Quality Management Systems, you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary that include an understanding of: manufacturing principles, quality inspection techniques, interpreting engineering blueprints, problem-solving, measurement and test, calibration, lean manufacturing, Statistical Process Control, teamwork, and supplier quality control.

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Stand Out From the Crowd With a Degree in Quality Management Systems

We know it may not be enough anymore just to be able to run a machine and be seen as a valuable worker. That's why our career-focused program prepares students for today's manufacturing jobs. With an associate degree in Quality Management Systems, you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary that include an understanding of: manufacturing principles, quality inspection techniques, interpreting engineering blueprints, problem solving, measurement and test, calibration, lean manufacturing, Statistical Process Control, teamwork, and supplier quality control. You will earn 61 college credits and along the way have the opportunity to earn a nationally-recognized credential from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) as a Certified Production Technician (CPT). Specific careers and professions available to the graduates of this program:... [-]


Associate of Science in Architecture

College of Marin
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Kentfield Novato

Mankind has been designing and building permanent structures for about twelve thousand years, and these structures have come to dominate the environment that most people inhabit. The architect faces an exciting challenge: to understand the sometimes competing needs of individuals and groups, the need to protect our natural environment, the technical requirements of buildings and structures, the role of economics, and the importance of designing projects that not only meet these quantifiable needs but that also inspire and delight us. [+]

Mankind has been designing and building permanent structures for about twelve thousand years, and these structures have come to dominate the environment that most people inhabit. The architect faces an exciting challenge: to understand the sometimes competing needs of individuals and groups, the need to protect our natural environment, the technical requirements of buildings and structures, the role of economics, and the importance of designing projects that not only meet these quantifiable needs but that also inspire and delight us. In the twenty-first century, the value of green/sustainable design is becoming more and more obvious and is an important part of our curriculum. We also offer rich classes in architectural design, drafting and presentation, architecture as a profession, computer aided design, and history of architecture. Courses in the Architecture Department are designed to serve students who aspire to transfer to other schools of architecture by giving them a sound basis in critical thinking and fundamental knowledge of the discipline, to offer a two year degree option for those who wish to achieve a solid base of knowledge and skills for work in architecture or related fields, and to present learning opportunities to those whose interest in architecture is directed toward more personal rather than career goals.... [-]


Associate Degree in Languages

Irvine Valley College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Irvine

The goal of the LAC is to help the students make the most of their language learning at Irvine Valley College. Our tutoring and resources are available to all students enrolled in our half-unit language conference class. [+]

The goal of the LAC is to help the students make the most of their language learning at Irvine Valley College. Our tutoring and resources are available to all students enrolled in our half-unit language conference class.

Chinese

The Chinese language (also called Hanyu, zhongwen, or huawen­) is a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. About one-fifth of the world speaks some form of Chinese as its native language, making it the most spoken language in the world.

IVC Chinese program teaches Standard Mandarin Chinese, known as common words or national language (pu-tong-hua, or guo-yu ­), which is based on the dialect of Beijing. Standard mandarin is the official language of the People's Republic of China and Taiwan, one of the four official languages of Singapore, and one of six official languages of the United Nations. Standard Mandarin also corresponds to the written Chinese forms - hanzi (Chinese characters) used by all Chinese speakers around the world.... [-]