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?

 Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Business Administration Degree

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Mason City

The Business Administration Degree program provides the student with a broad base of knowledge to assume a wide variety of professional business positions in our ever-changing business environment. [+]

The Business Administration Degree program provides the student with a broad base of knowledge to assume a wide variety of professional business positions in our ever-changing business environment. Strengths: NIACC’s Business Administration program is a dual-purpose program designed to give the student the option of obtaining employment upon graduation or transferring to a four-year institution.

Degree Earned

Upon successful completion of the Business Administration curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Students who know they wish to pursue a four-year degree and want to meet general education requirements of transfer institutions should pursue the A.A. Degree. This will necessitate a slightly different curriculum.... [-]


Associate in Horse Management

Central Wyoming College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA Riverton Lander Jackson Dubois + 3 more

Graduates of the Horse Management curriculum earn the skills necessary for management and operation of horse production, training, boarding and sales facilities, including equine and business aspects. [+]

Horse Management

Graduates of the Horse Management curriculum earn the skills necessary for management and operation of horse production, training, boarding and sales facilities, including equine and business aspects.

Program Requirements Courses Credits Public Speaking OR 3 Horse Production 3 Equine Nutrition 3 Horsemanship I 3 Horse Showmanship 3 Horsemanship II 3 Stock Horse Use & Showing I 3 Stock Horse Use & Showing II OR 3-4 English Equitation I 3 Training for Timed Events 3 Horse Event Production 4 Fund of Teaching Riding 3 English Equitation II 3 Intro to Business 3 General Electives 3 General Ed. Requirements

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC. ​... [-]


Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business

Mid Michigan Community College
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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 Degree in Applied Science -­ Hospitality Industry: Restaurant Management

Parkland College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Champaign

Prepare, with hands-­on training, for hospitality careers at restaurants, hotels/motels, casinos, and resorts. Complete an internship on the local, national, or international scene. [+]

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 2 ­year 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. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. ... [-]


Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

Henry Ford College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 in Applied Science, Information Technology - Computer Programming

Delaware County Community College
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA Philadelphia

The Computer Programming specialization is intended to prepare students for a career or further study in computer programming. A computer programmer works with a computer analyst and computer engineer to analyze, design, develop, test, implement and maintain computer applications to meet the functional objectives of a business. [+]

The Computer Programming specialization is intended to prepare students for a career or further study in computer programming. A computer programmer works with a computer analyst and computer engineer to analyze, design, develop, test, implement and maintain computer applications to meet the functional objectives of a business.

It is the job of the computer programmer to design and update the software that runs on the computer. A programmer generally works with an analyst to help determine the best way to approach a problem or implement a desired feature for a new version of a software package.

A programmer codes the changes and then tests and debugs the software. The Computer Programming specialization emphasizes the more popular computer programming languages used in business today.... [-]


Associate in Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design

Washtenaw Community College
Online & Campus Combined Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Ann Arbor

Students gain skills in the principles of graphic design, publication design, interface and mobile design working on a variety of projects that focus on theory, concept development, typography and production techniques that culminate in the production of a portfolio.

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This program is available on campus

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.

Admissions Requirements

Students may be required to demonstrate proof of computer proficiency for courses in this program. Your admissions specialist will advise you if tests are required.... [-]


Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

Ancilla College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Donaldson

In Ancilla College’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program you will learn computer technology and software skills. Your Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree will provide you with hands-on experiences, skill training and knowledge related to computer applications, network security, web design and new information technologies... [+]

In Ancilla College’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program you will learn computer technology and software skills. Your Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree will provide you with hands-on experiences, skill training and knowledge related to computer applications, network security, web design and new information technologies. You will learn to solve problems, write basic program code and learn how to develop apps and network plans. You will be able to work with technology to create solutions, think critically and adapt to changing tools and online environments.

Why a CIS degree?

Computer systems tie together every aspect of our world from online businesses to smart phone apps. If you’re interested in computer technology, software development, website design or network management, getting your CIS degree is a great first step in the right direction.... [-]


Associate Degree of Environmental Technology

College of Southern Idaho
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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!... [-]


Degree in Culinary & Hospitality Management

Lane Community College
Campus Full time 2 years June 2018 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 Associate Degree

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

The two-year AAS degree in accounting prepares students for entry-level accounting positions such as bookkeeper, accounts receivable, accounts payable, or payroll clerk; as assistants to line and staff accountants; or as a paraprofessional accountant in a CPA firm. Both manual and computer integrated accounting systems are emphasized. To transfer for a bachelor’s degree majoring in accounting, students should see a counselor concerning a transfer program. [+]

The two-year AAS degree in accounting prepares students for entry-level accounting positions such as bookkeeper, accounts receivable, accounts payable, or payroll clerk; as assistants to line and staff accountants; or as a paraprofessional accountant in a CPA firm. Both manual and computer integrated accounting systems are emphasized. To transfer for a bachelor’s degree majoring in accounting, students should see a counselor concerning a transfer program.

Currently enrolled students should check their Degree Works audit for specific course and program information. Students should also consult with a counselor or advisor for program specific information.

Required Classes Principles of Accounting 1 Principles of Accounting 2 Accounting with QuickBooks Accounting with Peachtree Intro to Corporate Accounting Acct/Computerized Spreadsheets Business Taxation Accounts Payable/Receivable Spec Industry Record Keeping Financial Accounting Accounting Internship Business Principles/Practices Business Computer Applications Organizational Behavior English/Communication Mathematics Political Science Social Science Wellness/Physical Education [-]

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration (AAS)

Apollos University
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Great Falls

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration (AAS) program is 100% Online provides students with skills in general education, technology, and business necessary to succeed in today’s competitive environment.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration (AAS) program provides students with skills in general education, technology and business necessary to succeed in today’s competitive environment. The program is 100% online and prepares graduates to assume entry level business management positions and enhances the knowledge and skills of those students who are currently employed, by developing the ability to acquire and apply business administration, leadership and managerial skills. The Associate’s program serves as a foundation for students to develop a firm knowledge of business and serves as a pathway to seek advanced degrees. AAS Degree Program objectives: The AU AAS graduate will be able to accomplish the following:... [-]


Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

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

The Associate of Applied Science CIS Digital Design degree is designed to successfully prepare students for careers in the expanding fields of digital design and media productions through an integrated curriculum exposing students to design principles and technical strategies. [+]

The Associate of Applied Science CIS Digital Design degree is designed to successfully prepare students for careers in the expanding fields of digital design and media productions through an integrated curriculum exposing students to design principles and technical strategies. Upon successful completion of the AAS CIS Digital Design degree, students are prepared for a variety of entry level positions in numerous digital design fields. Students attain knowledge and learn skills to seek careers in creative and support professions within such media industries as film and video, graphic design, production, game development, animation, and web design. Some of the careers available in media include: production designer, camera operator, visual effects production, multimedia producer, duplication, production assistant, graphic artist, art assistant, web designer, and other emerging opportunities.... [-]


Veterinary Technology

Independence Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 of Science Degree in Audio

SAE Institute North America
Campus Full time 16 months October 2018 USA Atlanta Chicago Emeryville San Jose + 3 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.... [-]