Associate of Applied Science

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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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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business

Mid Michigan College
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 USA Harrison Mount Pleasant + 1 more

A Business Degree is one of the most flexible degrees you can hold, opening doors to numerous career fields, from marketing to human resources to administration. Our associate degrees allow students to enter managerial or sales roles or continue to a four-year program while saving thousands of their advanced degrees.

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Why Choose MMCC?

Business is booming. A Business Degree is one of the most flexible degrees you can hold, opening doors to numerous career fields, from marketing to human resources to administration. Our associate degrees allow students to enter managerial or sales roles or continue to a four-year program while saving thousands of their advanced degrees. Employers appreciate associate degree holders, noting that they often require less training than other new graduates and that they come equipped with practical skills. We offer two pathways, depending on whether students want to enter the workforce in two years (when attending full time) or whether they want to transfer to a university or college. Faculty with connections. To be successful in business, you must form meaningful connections, solve problems, focus on the big picture, and motivate. Our instructors use these same skills in their classrooms. Many of our instructors have previous or current careers in business-related fields, so they bring real-life experiences into their courses. And, they stay connected to business trends to provide relevant and meaningful content, adapting how and what they teach to reflect today's business world. Launch your bachelor degree with our Business Studies Transfer. 3+1 Programs: 3 Years at MMCC, 1 Year Beyond You can complete 3/4 of your Bachelor in Business Administration degree at MMCC, saving you $54,000-$62,000 on your Northwood University degree, and $7,000-$16,000 on your Eastern Michigan University degree. Majors include:... [-]


Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Systems and Networking

Washtenaw Community College
Online & Campus Combined Full time 4 semesters September 2019 USA Ann Arbor

Students will learn about the latest desktop, server, and networking technologies. This program has a core of hardware, operating system, and scripting that all students must complete. In addition to the common core subjects, students will select a specialized track in one of the following areas: Local and Wide Area Networking, Microsoft Network Operating Systems, Linux Network Operating Systems, Computer and Network Security, or Data Recovery.

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This program is available on campus

Description

In this program, students will learn about the latest desktop, server, and networking technologies. This program has a core of hardware, operating system and scripting that all students must complete. In addition to the common core subjects, students will select a specialized track in one of the following areas: Local and Wide Area Networking, Microsoft Network Operating Systems, Linux Network Operating Systems, Computer and Network Security, or Data Recovery.

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.... [-]


Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology

Wallace State Community College
Campus Full time 5 semesters September 2019 USA Hanceville

Wallace State Community College’s Engineering Technology program provides a pathway to give you opportunities to see exactly where you fit in the engineering world. [+]

About the Program

Wallace State Community College’s Engineering Technology program provides a pathway to give you opportunities to see exactly where you fit in the engineering world. There are many career options for those interested in a degree in engineering technology. There are careers where your office is the site of a new road, bridge, building, utility installation, or other major infrastructure projects. There are careers where you work in the comfort of an air-conditioned office.

Engineering technicians prepare technical drawings and plans used by production and construction workers to build everything from manufactured products such as toys, toasters, industrial machinery, and spacecraft to structures such as houses, office buildings, and oil and gas pipelines. Engineering technicians’ drawings provide visual guidelines, show the technical details of the products and structures, and specify dimensions, materials, and procedures. Most engineering technicians use computer-aided design (CAD) systems to prepare drawings.... [-]


Associate in Applied Science in Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology

Garrett College
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA McHenry + 1 more

Turn your passion for hiking, hunting, fishing and the outdoors into a career with a degree program that capitalizes on a love of the natural environment. [+]

Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology

Turn your passion for hiking, hunting, fishing and the outdoors into a career with a degree program that capitalizes on a love of the natural environment.

What is NRWT?

Garrett College's Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology program, or NRWT, is a program that expands a love of the outdoors and nature into advanced knowledge to grow into a unique and fulfilling career.

NRWT strives to graduate technicians who are well prepared for employment in the field of natural resources management, who understand and appreciate the interrelationships among all components of an ecosystem, and who recognize the socioeconomic and political forces affecting resource management decisions. While taking a holistic approach to resource management, the program emphasizes wildlife, fisheries, and forest management, and soil and water conservation.... [-]


Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

Henry Ford College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Detroit

The CIS program offers dedicated, caring, and knowledgeable faculty, small class sizes, and a curriculum that is designed with industry partner input to provide hands-on experience with the latest technologies. Our courses include laboratory work in current industry technology and software, such as PHP, MySQL, Oracle, .NET, Java and Mobile Application Development. [+]

Do you enjoy working with computers and technology? Do you love to solve problems and figure out games and puzzles? Then the Computer Information Systems (CIS) program is for you. Our program provides students with in-depth skills and knowledge in a broad range of IT disciplines, including programming, database development, PC repair, networking, operating systems, security, web development, and system analysis and design. After successfully completing our program, students will have excellent baseline skills and knowledge in all of the major IT specializations, the ability to work well both independently and with a team, and the skills needed to go directly into the workforce or transfer to a 4-year university. The CIS program offers dedicated, caring, and knowledgeable faculty, small class sizes, and a curriculum that is designed with industry partner input to provide hands-on experience with the latest technologies. Our courses include laboratory work in current industry technology and software, such as PHP, MySQL, Oracle, .NET, Java and Mobile Application Development. HFC is also a member of Microsoft’s MSDN Academic Alliance Program, which allows us to provide students with free access to professional developmental software and tools. And if students are looking to transfer to a 4-year university program, we have transfer agreements to 4-year colleges/universities, including some 3+1 agreements that help make your transition between institutions seamless. Our program also offers students the opportunity to practice interview skills and meet with industry partners and potential employers at our many networking and job fair events, as well as also... [-]


Associate Degree in Applied Science - Precision Agriculture Technology

Parkland College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Champaign

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! [+]

Farming with technology

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! ... [-]


Veterinary Technology

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

Veterinary Technicians are the ‘nurse practitioners’ of the animal healthcare industry. They assist with day-to-day functions in animal clinics, research facilities, zoos, and wildlife facilities and, working under the supervision of a licensed Vet, provide support for all aspects of animal care...

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Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technicians are the ‘nurse practitioners’ of the animal health care industry. They assist with day-to-day functions in animal clinics, research facilities, zoos, and wildlife facilities and, working under the supervision of a licensed Vet, provide support for all aspects of animal care.

Independence Community College’s Associate of Applied Science Degree offers students training in the form of classroom instruction as well as hands-on field experience and professional internships in animal care facilities. Students can expect to study biology, animal physiology, anatomy, common procedures and medications, health and hygiene, animal handling and other related topics. During the last quarter of the program, students work with real patients in real-life situations which provide them with essential preparation for working with animals and their owners as a Vet Tech.... [-]


Associate in Applied Science, Information Technology - Interactive Multimedia

Delaware County Community College
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2019 USA Philadelphia

The Interactive Multimedia specialization prepares students for the design and development of multimedia programs and websites that combine a variety of audiovisual elements including text, graphics, audio, animation and video. The Interactive Multimedia specialization emphasizes the more popular multimedia development tools and programming languages used in industry today. [+]

The Interactive Multimedia specialization prepares students for the design and development of multimedia programs and websites that combine a variety of audiovisual elements including text, graphics, audio, animation and video. The Interactive Multimedia specialization emphasizes the more popular multimedia development tools and programming languages used in industry today.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Utilize essential steps of the multimedia design and development process including but not limited to needs assessment, target audience profile, media selection, storyboarding, materials development, and evaluation; Determine the appropriate hardware, software, and equipment specifications for multimedia programs or websites; Use industry standard applications to create text, graphics, audio, animation, and/or video for multimedia programs or websites; Use scripting, programming and markup languages required for multimedia programs or websites; Create multimedia programs or websites that illustrate appropriate use of text, color, sound, video, and/or interactivity; Examine requisite skills and careers related to multimedia and web development. ... [-]

Associate of Science Degree in Audio

SAE Institute North America
Campus Full time 16 months September 2019 USA Atlanta Chicago Emeryville Nashville San Jose + 4 more

This Audio Associate of Science Degree program is an intensive practical and theoretical course of study that provides students with the knowledge and skills to shape audio design and creation. [+]

This Audio Associate of Science Degree program is an intensive practical and theoretical course of study that provides students with the knowledge and skills to shape audio design and creation. Students attending this program learn both the technical and creative components of audio design and the business principles of the entertainment industry. This is a hands-on, project-based program culminating in a major capstone project that draws upon the range of knowledge and skills learned throughout the program, and can be completed in as few as 16 months.

DEGREE PROGRESSION

Each academic year you'll be immersed in project-based, hands-on courses while gradually accruing your general education requirements.... [-]


Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Technology

Hawaii Community College
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Hilo

This program prepares students for employment in telecommunications, medical electronics, computers, and consumer electronics. The electronic technician fabricates, installs, maintains, and repairs electronic equipment. [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program prepares students for employment in telecommunications, medical electronics, computers, and consumer electronics. The electronic technician fabricates, installs, maintains, and repairs electronic equipment.

Students applying to the electronics program should have two years of high school math including geometry or algebra, and two years of high school science including chemistry or physics.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Get a broad foundation of Electronics Technology skills that will prepare you for a variety of careers. Earn a Cisco Networking Certificate that is desired by employers. Learn about radio frequency communication, fiber optics, process and controls, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and other topics that can make you valuable to employers. ... [-]

Degree in Culinary & Hospitality Management

Lane Community College
Campus Full time 2 years June 2019 USA Eugene

We are proud and honored to be a joint-accredited Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program -- the 1st in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest! Our mission is to educate, train, and provide students with the skills they need to succeed in their chosen program. [+]

We are proud and honored to be a joint-accredited Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program -- the 1st in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest! Our Culinary Arts Program is recognized as having Exemplary Status! Our mission is to educate, train, and provide students with the skills they need to succeed in their chosen program. We are committed to providing our students with a quality education that will prepare them to get jobs and adapt to the many challenges of an ever-changing industry. Our web site includes curriculum and admissions information for each component of the program, news of upcoming events such as our Classical Cuisine Dinners, faculty backgrounds and contact numbers, as well as an alumni link for former students and industry professionals to keep in touch. ... [-]


Accounting Technician

Taylor Business Institute
Campus 80 weeks September 2019 USA Chicago

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technician familiarizes students with accounting fundamentals. Students will learn the recording functions of the accounting process as well as analyze, classify, and summarize financial reports and other similar documents. In addition to basic accounting skills, students in this program will receive advanced training focused on cost accounting and principles of business law. [+]

Every Great Business Needs Accounting

Are you ready to become a part of the accounting team? If yes, then come to TBI where you’ll learn in an innovative environment from faculty members who work in business and industry. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in such areas as bookkeeping, accounting clerks, payroll and timekeeping clerks and tax preparers.

Program description

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technician familiarizes students with accounting fundamentals. Students will learn the recording functions of the accounting process as well as analyze, classify, and summarize financial reports and other similar documents. In addition to basic accounting skills, students in this program will receive advanced training focused on cost accounting and principles of business law.... [-]


Management Information Systems Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

Moraine Valley Community College
Campus Full time 64 hours September 2019 USA Palos Hills

This program prepares students for the pursuit of careers in information technology. Graduates qualify for information systems support staff positions such as applications trainers; technical support; software support; and database, web, and programming applications trainees. [+]

Management Information Systems, A.A.S.

This program prepares students for the pursuit of careers in information technology. Graduates qualify for information systems support staff positions such as applications trainers; technical support; software support; and database, web, and programming applications trainees. Students may specialize in information technology areas, including database, web, or applications concentrations. Students will use state-of-the-art technology to complete their coursework. Students with work experience and advanced skills should contact the internship coordinator for assessment and course substitution information. Students without prerequisite skills are expected to take the necessary additional courses. An important feature of this program is the internship component where students seek on-the-job training in a professional setting. Students wishing to enroll in the internship should contact the internship coordinator prior to enrollment.... [-]


Associate Degree of Environmental Technology

College of Southern Idaho
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 USA Twin Falls

Environmental Technology students will specialize on ways to produce renewable energy in two main categories: Combustion and Electrical. [+]

Environmental Technology students will specialize on ways to produce renewable energy in two main categories: Combustion and Electrical.

Combustion fuels include biodiesel, ethanol, bio-gas and hydrogen. The electrical category includes solar, residential wind, geothermal and hydroelectricity.

Additionally, students will have training in water: measurement, Law, and Quality. Water is an important aspect of a sustainable environmental stewardship.

Why Environmental Technology at CSI?

Join the emerging green energy revolution. Green collar jobs are rapidly making their way into the mainstream workforce. Whether you are interested in helping curb our appetite for foreign-produced oil, reducing your carbon footprint, gaining energy independence, or just think the technology is exciting - You are at the right place!... [-]


Hospitality Management A.A.S. Degree

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Mason City

Launch your business career in the exciting field of hospitality management. There are numerous opportunities for advancement in the diverse and dynamic hospitality industry, especially for those with this degree. [+]

Launch your business career in the exciting field of hospitality management. There are numerous opportunities for advancement in the diverse and dynamic hospitality industry, especially for those with this degree. If you are upbeat and energetic, have leadership abilities, and enjoy assisting others, the global hospitality industry is worth seriously considering. This program provides a basic foundation and is designed to give students the option of articulation of a four-year institution or employment upon graduation.

Employment Outlook

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data shows the field of food management, particularly in institutions such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, hotels, and prisons, to be in the top ten job growth areas by 2012. For specific information, contact the NIACC Business Division.... [-]