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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 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 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 Degree in Marketing

Canadian University Dubai
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The Associate Degree in Marketing presents an option for students to develop their applied skills within a two-year program. The program is designed specifically to develop the knowledge and applied skills required for entry-level positions in the sales and marketing fields. Students in the program study general management courses and some applied courses related to selling techniques, advertising and promotion, and professional communications.

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The Associate Degree in Marketing presents an option for students to develop their applied skills within a two-year program. The program is designed specifically to develop the knowledge and applied skills required for entry-level positions in the sales and marketing fields. Students in the program study general management courses and some applied courses related to selling techniques, advertising and promotion, and professional communications. Upon successful completion, students are able to transfer their credits to the BBA Marketing program. Benefits Graduates of the Associate Degree in Marketing are eligible to enter the workforce with a fully accredited associate degree following successful completion of two years of study. Career Opportunities Career opportunities exist in global corporations, government and international agencies, international trade, and international public institutions. Associate Degree in Marketing graduates will be qualified to find positions in broad marketing areas including the following:... [-]


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.

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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 ... [-]

Associate in Biblical Studies

Rosedale Bible College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 semesters September 2018 USA Irwin + 1 more

The Associate in Biblical Studies is a two–year degree accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. The curriculum provides for a variety of concentrations to accommodate student interests and career or service goals. [+]

Students studying at Rosedale pursue the associate degree in biblical studies as well as two co-curricular programs. The Associate in Biblical Studies is a two–year degree accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. The curriculum provides for a variety of concentrations to accommodate student interests and career or service goals. Concentrations include Bible, Education, General Studies, Missions, Music and Worship, Pastoral Studies, Theology, and Youth Ministries.

Associate in Biblical Studies

The two–year degree program is designed to develop the core components of biblical understanding, a biblical worldview, global vision and commitment to evangelism. The program provides students with a balanced sequence of courses from the three major course divisions: Biblical/Theological, Church/Vocational, and General studies. Eight different concentrations also include the development of various relevant skills in specific areas of focus. Core Requirements. To receive a two-year associate’s degree, students are required to take the following courses:... [-]


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 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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AP Degree in Chemical and Biotechnical Science

Business Academy Aarhus
Campus Full time 30 months August 2018 Denmark Aarhus

The AP degree programme in Chemical and Biotechnical Science is a 2½-year full-time Higher Educational programme which qualifies our graduates for key functions within a number of trades and industries. Typical areas of work include control laboratories and research and development laboratories within the manufacturing sector, and at universities and other research institutes. [+]

The AP degree programme in Chemical and Biotechnical Science is a 2½-year full-time Higher Educational programme which qualifies our graduates for key functions within a number of trades and industries. Typical areas of work include control laboratories and research and development laboratories within the manufacturing sector, and at universities and other research institutes.

Our graduates, the chemical and biotechnical analysts, are qualified for planning, managing and implementing analytical work and results within both chemical and biotechnical areas.

The programme is theory-based and job-oriented, i.e. it aims to qualify students to be able to solve practical problems with an analytical basis. Theory is constantly targeted towards practical application in the industry. A completed programme gives access to and credits for further studies in Denmark as well as internationally.... [-]


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:... [-]


Associate Degree in Marine Biology

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

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 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... [-]


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. [+]

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 in Engineering Studies

Youth for Understanding USA
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Washington DC

The Community College Program matches you with the Engineering Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Engineering Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities. [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the Engineering Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Engineering Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

A simple definition is applying math and science to solve real-world problems for the benefit of humankind! Almost everything around you was designed by an engineer. Engineers design, or help develop, products impacting your daily life.

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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.

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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.... [-]


Associate Degree of Business Management

SCPSU Business School
Campus or Online Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Lausanne Switzerland Online + 1 more

The Associate Degree of Business Management is a 240 credit size qualification (UK), equivalent in size to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. [+]

The Associate Degree of Business Management is a 240 credit size qualification (UK), equivalent in size to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree.

This program is designed to fulfill the associate membership requirements of the Institute of Management Specialists (UK) and to provide students a pathway to directly enter the Third Year of a Bachelors program at some UK universities.

This Program can be studied as both a standalone program or as an extension to the Level 4 Diploma in Management.

At level 5, learners are expected to understand the more strategic aspects of business administration as well as governance structure and organizational context.

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Athletic Training Program

Independence Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 of Design - Fashion + Textile

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 in the fashion industry by ensuring you have the right mix of creativity, knowledge, skills and industry links. [+]

TEQSA code: PRV14273.

This course will prepare you for a career in the fashion industry by ensuring you have the right mix of creativity, knowledge, skills and industry links. Fashion and Textile design is an intense industry requiring versatile and creative problem-solvers.

North Metropolitan TAFE's impressive track record of educating designers in Western Australia spans 115 years. You will study in purpose-built facilities and specialised studios at the Perth Campus, offering the most in-depth and contemporary studio-based experience in Western Australia.You will be supported by lecturers and technicians with industry experience and a wide network of contacts to achieve success in your studies.... [-]


Academy Professional (AP) degree in International Sales and Marketing

International Business College Mitrovica (IBCM)
Campus Full time Part time October 2018 Kosovo Mitrovica

The IBCM International Sales and Marketing programme specializes in business studies with a strong focus on international marketing, economics, communications, organization management and entrepreneurship and innovation. [+]

Academy Professional (AP) degree in International Sales and Marketing

The IBCM International Sales and Marketing (ISM) programme specializes in business studies with a strong focus on international marketing, economics, communications, organization management and entrepreneurship and innovation. The ISM programme will equip you with the problem solving and entrepreneurial mindset that you need to succeed. International and accredited degrees The programme is taught in English and is based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The courses are internationally recognized and transferable. All IBCM Students receive a double degree. This means that you will get a diploma from IBCM and a diploma from our partner institution, Lillebaelt Academy for Professional Higher Education in Denmark. The Marketing & Management Department offers two qualifications:... [-]