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 in Adventure Sports Management

Garrett College
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA McHenry + 1 more

Garrett College's Adventure Sports Management program develops leaders and professionals in adventure sports and outdoor recreation industries who have a strong sense of environmental stewardship and community service. [+]

Adventure Sports Management

At Garrett College, our mountains, lakes and forests and whitewater rivers are more than just attractions, they are our classrooms.

What is Adventure Sports Management?

Garrett College's Adventure Sports Management program develops leaders and professionals in adventure sports and outdoor recreation industries who have a strong sense of environmental stewardship and community service.

With a focus on hands-on learning, our one-of-a-kind Adventure Sports program allows students to make careers out of an adventurous nature. Students explore nature and career options while learning about leadership development, program planning, risk management, and decision making.... [-]


Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting

Mid Michigan Community College
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Harrison Mount Pleasant + 1 more

Our faculty makes the difference. They come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing real-world business and accounting experiences into the classroom. This means that our students learn from more than their textbooks. And we carefully tailor teaching strategies to ensure that graduates are workplace ready.

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Why Choose MMCC?

Our faculty make the difference. They come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing real world business and accounting experiences into the classroom. This means that our students learn from more than their textbooks. And we carefully tailor teaching strategies to ensure that graduates are workplace ready. Our transfer partners, like Northwood University, indicate that our students come prepared and succeed in their bachelor programs. Our personalized approach to success ensures that you're not a number. Our faculty learn their students' names, because our class sizes are small and our courses are focused. We don't spread ourselves thin, which means that you benefit from more attention and more guidance. We succeed when you succeed, so our investment in your success is personal. Employers value our students. Below is what one employer has to say: “Keegan has demonstrated very professional skills at his job here at Brown Machine. Coming into his position, he was ready for any challenge. As a cost analyst for us, he has taken on projects with confidence and his knowledge and attention to detail is growing every day.” Stephanie Tremain Human Resources Administrator, Brown Machine LLC... [-]


Associate in Applied Science Degree in Mechatronics

Washtenaw Community College
Campus Full time 5 semesters September 2018 USA Ann Arbor

This program prepares students for entry-level positions as an automated equipment technician who assembles, installs, programs, troubleshoots and maintains robotic and automated equipment. Students have a choice to follow any of three different specialty tracks that will prepare them for the various applications of automation.

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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.

Requirements

Core Program Courses (All Tracks):3D Modeling and Blueprint ReadingElectrical FundamentalsFluid Power FundamentalsIntroduction to Computerized Machining (CNC)Introduction to PLCsMachining for the TechnologiesMaterials and ProcessesMechanismsRoboticsRobotics Simulation... [-]


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 in Applied Science, Information Technology - Web Development

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

The Web Development specialization is designed for students interested in pursuing a career as a web professional. Completion of this program option will provide students with the skills needed for entry-level positions as web designers/developers. Concepts covered include information design, network administration, database management, interface design, and programming. [+]

The Web Development specialization is designed for students interested in pursuing a career as a web professional. Completion of this program option will provide students with the skills needed for entry-level positions as web designers/developers.

Concepts covered include information design, network administration, database management, interface design, and programming.

Students learn to create websites using current industry standard software and technologies. In addition, students learn how to incorporate media technologies such as sound, video and animation into websites.

Program Outcomes

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

Develop a professional website including graphics design, structural analysis, and data gathering; Design and create intuitive, usable interfaces for desktop and mobile devices; Create websites using current HTML and CSS standards; Create responsive web applications that display appropriately on a variety of mobile, tablet, laptop, and desktop screens; Upload files to a web server and update and maintain websites; Incorporate scripting languages into web documents to add control and interactive elements; Support current Unix systems. ... [-]

Accounting Technician

Taylor Business Institute
Campus 80 weeks September 2018 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.... [-]


Associate Degree in Applied Science -­ Hospitality Industry: Restaurant Management

Parkland College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Champaign

Restaurant management involves aspects of public relations, inventory, dealing with staff, customer service, etc. Managers need to ensure that the restaurant operates efficiently and profitably. They need to be both business-like and creative. Sometimes a restaurant owner will also double as the restaurant manager. A strong manager is essential for restaurant success - he or she is normally the person handling both staff as well as customer issues. [+]

Restaurant management involves aspects of public relations, inventory, dealing with staff, customer service, etc. Managers need to ensure that the restaurant operates efficiently and profitably. They need to be both business-like and creative. Sometimes a restaurant owner will also double as the restaurant manager. A strong manager is essential for restaurant success - he or she is normally the person handling both staff, as well as customer issues.

The Restaurant Management Program prepares students for career-track positions in the restaurant, catering, and institutional food service field. Specialized courses are offered in quantity food preparation; supervision; food, beverage, and labor cost control; and menu planning in the foodservice industry.... [-]


Associate of Science Degree in Audio

SAE Institute North America
Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 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.... [-]


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. ... [-]


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... [-]


Office systems and Management Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

Moraine Valley Community College
Campus Full time 64 hours September 2018 USA Palos Hills

This program prepares students for careers in administrative support and first-line supervision. Depending upon a student’s area of concentration, graduates will qualify for positions as administrative assistant, legal office assistant, medical secretary, graphics and desktop publisher, web design assistant, office manager, or help desk specialist. [+]

Office Systems and Applications, A.A.S.

This program prepares students for careers in administrative support and first-line supervision. Depending upon a student’s area of concentration, graduates will qualify for positions as administrative assistant, legal office assistant, medical secretary, graphics and desktop publisher, web design assistant, office manager, or help desk specialist. Students completing this program are expected to possess excellent keyboarding, proofreading, and document formatting skills; advanced computer application skills; strong communication skills; broad administrative support skills; excellent interpersonal skills; flexibility; and professionalism. Students completing this program may be expected to supervise lower-level clerical staff. Students with work experience and advanced skills should contact the program 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/seminar component that provides on-the-job training and offers the student new to the field an opportunity to work in and evaluate a professional setting. The employer also can evaluate the student for possible full-time employment upon graduation. Students wishing to enroll in the internship/seminar should contact the internship coordinator prior to enrollment. Program prerequisite: keyboarding skill of 40 net words per minute by touch. Students who need to reach this skill level must enroll in OSA-100 Keyboarding & Basic Formatting (3 credit hours)... [-]


Associate in Applied Science in Accounting

Hawaii Community College
Campus September 2018 USA Hilo

The Accounting program prepares students for entry-level positions. Learning centers on the accounting equation and the accounting cycle, recording financial transactions, and preparing financial statements. [+]

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Accounting program prepares students for entry-level positions. Learning centres on the accounting equation and the accounting cycle, recording financial transactions, and preparing financial statements.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

Perform basic accounting tasks and business math skills to maintain accurate accounting systems in for-profit organizations. Communicate with stakeholders in a manner that reflects organizational culture and sensitivity to a diverse customer and community needs. Perform basic office functions using standard and emerging technologies. Demonstrate, in a work environment, effective self-management through efficient use of time and personal commitments. Participate effectively in individual and group decision making. Use critical thinking skills to make decisions that reflect legal and ethical standards of the accounting profession. [-]

Diploma (A.A.S.) in Recording Arts

Tribeca Flashpoint College
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Chicago + 1 more

Focusing on the technical side of sound production, Tribeca Flashpoint’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Recording Arts teaches students to capture, create, mix, and manipulate audio using industry-standard hardware and software. [+]

TURN YOUR PASSION FOR MUSIC AND SOUND INTO A FUTURE YOU'LL LOVE.

Once employed primarily in traditional recording studios, today’s recording arts professionals work in a vast range of industries and capacities—from optimizing audio at concerts and other live events, to creating soundscapes for video games and other interactive media, to designing and mixing sound for feature films, and beyond.

Focusing on the technical side of sound production, Tribeca Flashpoint’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Recording Arts teaches students to capture, create, mix, and manipulate audio using industry-standard hardware and software. Students learn sound design, music engineering, live event production, and audio post-production while working on a variety of projects both on campus and in the field with real-world clients.... [-]


Graphic Design A.A.S. Degree

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

The Graphic Design Degree program is devised to provide students with essential skills and knowledge to enter the exciting graphic arts field. Designers must possess a strong sense of creativity, aesthetics, color, and detail, as well as a sense of balance, proportion, and professional design.

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The Graphic Design Degree program is devised to provide students with essential skills and knowledge to enter the exciting graphic arts field. Designers must possess a strong sense of creativity, aesthetics, color and detail, as well as a sense of balance, proportion, and professional design. Their creations are often the main media used to successfully market products and services and strongly influence buying decisions in our ever-changing business environment.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates may find employment opportunities in the following occupational areas

Advertising Layout Graphic Design Newspapers Printing Industry Publishing Companies Screen-Printing Sign companies First YearFirst Term ... [-]

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!... [-]