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72 Associate of Applied Science Degrees 2020/2021

An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree consists primarily of courses that concentrate on preparing a student for an entry level job upon earning the degree. Unlike Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees that help lay the "groundwork" for transferring credits to a four-year university, students opting for an AAS degree prefer to start working as soon as they graduate and have no im… Read more

An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree consists primarily of courses that concentrate on preparing a student for an entry level job upon earning the degree. Unlike Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees that help lay the "groundwork" for transferring credits to a four-year university, students opting for an AAS degree prefer to start working as soon as they graduate and have no immediate plans to pursue higher, academic degrees. Moreover, an Associate of "Applied" Science is so-called because it involves more hands-on instruction and/or laboratory work instead of classroom lecturing and writing papers. Another major difference between an AAS and an AS or AA is that Associate of Science/Art degrees focus on liberal arts courses that may or may not be relevant to a student's field of study.

Benefits of Earning an Associate of Applied Science

Students who are better "hands-on" learners typically do well in an Associate of Applied Science program. An AAS also enables students who need to begin working as soon as possible the ability to prepare for jobs that demand specialized skills, knowledge and a higher level of on-the-job competency.

How Much Does It Cost to Earn an Associate of Applied Science?

Tuition fees for an AAS degree may be less than fees for an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree because many AAS programs do not take two years to complete. With the emphasis on hands-on learning in laboratories and internship-based curriculums, class/lecture and textbooks costs are significantly reduced.

Employment Opportunities Available for Students with Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Because an AAS is oriented around learning how to perform a job instead of academic studies, jobs like AutoCAD technician, behavioral teaching assistant, auto body technician and criminal justice positions prefer graduates of an AAS program over graduates of AA or AS programs.

Why Take an Online Associate of Applied Science?

With minimal academic-typework and more hands-on learning involved in an AAS curriculum, students taking an online AAS course will find it more interesting and easier to finish than attending classroom lectures at a traditional community college or technical school.

How To Apply To an Associate of Applied Science Degree Program?

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Brookdale Community College
Middletown , USA

This program is designed to meet the continual demand for trained automotive technicians. The student participates in hands-on experiences in testing, diagnosing, and repairin ... +

This program is designed to meet the continual demand for trained automotive technicians. The student participates in hands-on experiences in testing, diagnosing, and repairing automobiles. Emphasis in class and laboratory is placed on real-world, hands-on experience. Upon graduation, the student is fully qualified to work in an auto service center/dealership as an auto technician, and may lead to positions such as service advisor, service manager, parts counter person, and service writer. *Class will be offered in person in Spring 2021. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
20 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Stanton University
Garden Grove , USA

The Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Culinary Arts with an emphasis in Korean Cuisine is a 92-unit program defined by curriculum with courses of rigorous culinar ... +

The Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Culinary Arts with an emphasis in Korean Cuisine is a 92-unit program defined by curriculum with courses of rigorous culinary training, food business management, and study of social and scientific aspects of food. This program focuses on providing hands-on experience of Korean culinary practices along with a profound understanding of the nature of Korean food and ingredients. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
Henry Ford College
Detroit , USA

The Associate in Applied Science in Culinary Arts provides opportunities for students to build character, leadership, and technical skills that are necessary for success in th ... +

The Associate in Applied Science in Culinary Arts provides opportunities for students to build character, leadership, and technical skills that are necessary for success in the global industry of hospitality and tourism. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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Wallace State Community College
Hanceville , USA

Wallace State's Agricultural Production and Sustainable Agriculture programs are designed to prepare students for various jobs in local agriculture, business, and industry. St ... +

Wallace State's Agricultural Production and Sustainable Agriculture programs are designed to prepare students for various jobs in local agriculture, business, and industry. Students may find jobs in areas such as landscaping, forestry, aquaculture operations, conservation, and farming. Other potential opportunities include managing or owning a farm, greenhouse or nursery. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Sullivan County Community College
Loch Sheldrake , USA

The Business Administration Associate of Applied Science provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make decisions and solve problems in today’s business org ... +

The Business Administration Associate of Applied Science provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make decisions and solve problems in today’s business organization. Students learn how to use popular, commercial software packages. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Delaware County Community College
Philadelphia , USA

The career program in Accounting prepares students for various entry-level positions in the field of accounting. It is strongly recommended that students who plan to pursue fu ... +

The career program in Accounting prepares students for various entry-level positions in the field of accounting. It is strongly recommended that students who plan to pursue further studies at a four-year institution immediately after graduation to major in Accounting take the Business Administration with the Accounting Concentration program. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
Parkland College
Champaign , USA

Do you love technology, solving science problems, and working outside? Parkland's precision agriculture program results in diverse career opportunities for graduates. Employme ... +

Do you love technology, solving science problems, and working outside? Parkland's precision agriculture program results in diverse career opportunities for graduates. Employment opportunities are abundant in roles such as precision agriculture technicians, research scientist, crop specialists, etc., who work with soil testing companies, crop consulting firms, and fertilizer and chemical companies. Working in agriculture doesn't always mean farming. Farmers need help making important decisions about what crops to plant, what and how much chemicals to use, and how to improve yield. Precision ag graduates earn a two-year associate in applied science degree that allows them to go right to work helping to feed America! -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
The New School

Communication design has never been more relevant than it is now. If you want to become a creative professional guiding the visual design, graphic design, or interaction desig ... +

Communication design has never been more relevant than it is now. If you want to become a creative professional guiding the visual design, graphic design, or interaction design industry, Parsons’ AAS Communication Design program (formerly called AAS Graphic Design) offers you a community in which to develop the conceptual foundation and skills you need. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Brookdale Community College
Middletown , USA

This is a great program for students wishing to gain technical proficiency and expertise in planning, design, development, implementation, and maintenance of web sites. Upon c ... +

This is a great program for students wishing to gain technical proficiency and expertise in planning, design, development, implementation, and maintenance of web sites. Upon completion, the student will be prepared to enter the web developer field. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
20 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Brookdale Community College
Middletown , USA

Brookdale's Culinary Arts program is ranked #9th in the U.S. Our fast track Culinary training program combines general education studies, career courses, and hands-on professi ... +

Brookdale's Culinary Arts program is ranked #9th in the U.S. Our fast track Culinary training program combines general education studies, career courses, and hands-on professional food preparation. Successful graduates are prepared to start exciting careers with certification from the American Culinary Foundation. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
20 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Brookdale Community College
Middletown , USA

Students in the Game Design program, create and develop games by working with ideas and sculpting graphical assets. The successful student will work with storyboards; will the ... +

Students in the Game Design program, create and develop games by working with ideas and sculpting graphical assets. The successful student will work with storyboards; will then create player avatars, scenes, non-player characters and entire worlds that taken together make an engaging interactive experience. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
20 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Brookdale Community College
Middletown , USA

This program provides intensive, job-focused education in order to prepare students for entry-level positions in Interior Design. Career studies courses will provide training ... +

This program provides intensive, job-focused education in order to prepare students for entry-level positions in Interior Design. Career studies courses will provide training in the following categories: manual and computer-aided drafting skills, two- and three-dimensional visualization skills, space planning, universal design concepts, lighting and building systems, codes, historical developments in the built environment, trade information, and business practices. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
20 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Brookdale Community College
Middletown , USA

This innovative program in Music Technology provides students with the skills and expertise necessary to enter the field of computer-generated music. The curriculum provides a ... +

This innovative program in Music Technology provides students with the skills and expertise necessary to enter the field of computer-generated music. The curriculum provides a complete education in the software used in the digital music industry such as ProTools®, Digidesign®, Finale®, and NOTION Music®. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
20 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Brookdale Community College
Middletown , USA

The network information technology program prepares students as LAN and WAN network administrators. Successful completion of the program provides students with the essential s ... +

The network information technology program prepares students as LAN and WAN network administrators. Successful completion of the program provides students with the essential skills of networking (TCP/IP, Routing, Switching, Wireless, Security, and PC Repair and Maintenance). -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
20 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Stanton University
Garden Grove , USA

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Professional Golf and Golf Complexes Management (PGGCM) is a set of coherent academic courses that provide the educational a ... +

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Professional Golf and Golf Complexes Management (PGGCM) is a set of coherent academic courses that provide the educational and practical foundation for individuals interested in the golf profession — who want to become competent golfers, professional golfers and/or managers of golf complexes and country clubs. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Campus
 

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