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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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Paralegal

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies provides students with comprehensive, substantive, and skills-based education and training in preparation to ... [+]

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies provides students with comprehensive, substantive, and skills-based education and training in preparation to enter the paralegal profession.

Students can begin their studies online or on-campus. Traditional classes meet weekdays or Saturdays. Online classes meet weekly for an interactive live lecture in which students can see, hear and ask questions of their instructors. We bring the classroom to you.

Students at Center for Advanced Legal Studies benefit from the following:

Qualified Faculty - Law specialty courses are taught by experienced attorneys Career Services – Dedicated support to assist with a job search after graduation Canvas LMS - Innovative and intuitive Learning Management System Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – See, hear and talk with your instructors and classmates in real time Westlaw - Premiere online legal research service for attorneys and legal professionals ProDoc – Advanced software for the automated production of legal documents Microsoft Office 365 – Includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and more @paralegal.edu email – Your professional email address to keep after graduation ... [-]
USA Houston
September 2019
Part-time
21 months
Campus
Online
SUNY Clinton Community College

The Computer and Electronics Technology (C&ET) A.A.S. degree program provides graduates with skills in two areas: information technology and electronics. Students hav ... [+]

The Computer and Electronics Technology (C&ET) A.A.S. degree program provides graduates with skills in two areas: information technology and electronics. Students have the option to concentrate their studies by following either the information technology track or electronics track. Skilled Computer and Electronics Technicians are in high demand, and nearly all students who have successfully completed the C&ET program have gone to work in the technology field, making some of the highest starting salaries of Clinton alumni. Graduates also have the option to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering Technology.

Program Mission

The mission of the Computer and Electronics Technology AAS degree program is to prepare students for employment in information technology and electronics-related areas and/or for the pursuit of advanced degrees in computer or electrical engineering technology by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and practices in information technology and electronics systems.... [-]

USA Plattsburgh
Open Enrollment
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Garrett College

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

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.... [-]

USA McHenry
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Mid Michigan College

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 asso ... [+]

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:... [-]

USA Harrison Mount Pleasant
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Washtenaw Community College

Students learn the fundamentals of management responsibilities as well as the skills and knowledge necessary to have successful careers in business and management. ... [+]

This program is available on campus or online

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: Management Skills Managing Operations Performance Management Project Management... [-]

USA Ann Arbor
September 2019
Full-time
5 semesters
Campus
Online
Delaware County Community College

The Help Desk/Technical Support specialization provides students with the necessary skills for employment at a help desk or as a technical support person in a computer en ... [+]

The Help Desk/Technical Support specialization provides students with the necessary skills for employment at a help desk or as a technical support person in a computer environment. The program reflects the growing emphasis on assessment of skills and skill levels.

The learning sequence established by this curriculum is designed to prepare students to qualify to take certification examinations including, Net +, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Service Technician (A+), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Novell Certified Netware Administrator(CNA), and Cisco (CCNA).

Program Outcomes

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

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of application software; Demonstrate proficiency in the use of integrated office software; Communicate effectively using appropriate computer terminology; Demonstrate the skills necessary to support customers and troubleshoot microcomputers; Install and troubleshoot microcomputers in a networked environment; Maintain the hardware and software in a networked environment; Discuss the hardware and software needs found in a modern business environment. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Stanton University

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 cu ... [+]

Program and Objectives

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. For successful completion of the program, students fulfill 24 units of General Education requirement in the areas of English, social science, humanity and math and science abided by the institutionally enforced general education requirements for associate degree programs. For the students who are fluent in Korean, the English Proficiency requirement will be waived. (The program is prepared in English and Korean).... [-]

USA Garden Grove
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
Parkland College

Restaurant management involves aspects of public relations, inventory, dealing with staff, customer service, etc. Managers need to ensure that the restaurant operates eff ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Champaign
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
SAE Institute North America

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 aud ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Atlanta Chicago Emeryville Nashville San Jose  + 2 More
September 2019
Full-time
16 months
Campus
Henry Ford College

In the Architecture/Construction Technology program, you won't just sit in classrooms; you will engage in real-world projects in the labs and in the community. ... [+]

Do you enjoy problem solving? Are you interested in the built environment?

If so, you may be a great fit for the Architecture/Construction (ACT) program at HFC. Our program is designed to provide you with a foundation in the principles and practice of building construction. By the time you finish, you will have an excellent platform to pursue careers in Architecture, Construction Management, Civil Engineering and more.

In the Architecture/Construction Technology program, you won't just sit in classrooms; you will engage in real-world projects in the labs and in the community. Our curriculum is unique among other similar college programs in that it is project-based, allowing you to gain an understanding of building construction through practical, “hands-on” activities. You will explore all facets of residential and commercial design and construction while working with state-of-the-art, industry-standard software, construction materials and techniques.... [-]

USA Detroit
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Moraine Valley Community College

This program is designed to provide a comprehensive program to develop a skilled workforce in the emerging field of information technology security. This program prepare ... [+]

IT Security Specialist, A.A.S.

This program is designed to provide a comprehensive program to develop a skilled workforce in the emerging field of information technology security. Managing information security programs consists of preserving information confidentiality and protection, risk management, data and system integrity, availability, authenticity, and utility. The program is based on information security concepts, principles, methods, techniques, practices, and procedures that guide today’s IT security professionals. This program prepares graduates to become employed as IT security specialists, firewall and VPN specialists, and data assurance specialists. Additionally, the program concentrates on industry-specific requirements in the healthcare and financial areas, as well as other institutions that currently use electronic commerce. The degree program is designed with an IT Security core curriculum combined with a set of fundamental IT courses. In addition, the program requires the completion of a traditional group of general education courses.... [-]

USA Palos Hills
September 2019
Full-time
63 hours
Campus
Independence Community College

Veterinary Technicians are the ‘nurse practitioners’ of the animal healthcare industry. They assist with day-to-day functions in animal clinics, research faci ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Independence
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Taylor Business Institute

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technician familiarizes students with accounting fundamentals. Students will learn the recording functions of the accounti ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2019
80 weeks
Campus
The New School

As you consider a career shift into fashion design, you’re probably aware that Parsons has launched the careers of many of the world’s most successful fashion designers. ... [+]

Parsons School of Design in New York City – recently named the Best School for Art and Design in the US and ranked 2nd in the world – has offered innovative approaches to design education since its founding in 1896. Today, Parsons is the only major American art and design school within a comprehensive university: The New School. At Parsons, you can master establish established creative practices and spark new ones while studying across all university disciplines.

About

As you consider a career shift into fashion design, you’re probably aware that Parsons has launched the careers of many of the world’s most successful fashion designers. But the accomplishments of Parsons’ AAS Fashion Design graduates go beyond the boldface names. Program alumni are equally impressive for their contributions to the industry at all scales—from leading innovation in sustainable fashion technology to developing local businesses to building brands globally.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
North Iowa Area Community College

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 st ... [+]

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 ... [-]
USA Mason City
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus