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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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Henry Ford College

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

Description

The Associate in Applied Science in Culinary Arts provides opportunities for students to build character, leadership, and technical skills that are necessary for success in the global industry of hospitality and tourism. For a four-year degree in Hospitality Management, continue in Henry Ford College's Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

Execute a menu from start to finish in compliance with ACF category F and G standards for edible hot and cold food. Relate restaurant operations and scenarios to FDRP standards and procedures. Based on MLCC and MRA standards, assess when and how beer, wine and spirits are served in a licensed establishment Based on NRA standards, decide how to handle various types of food in order to prevent foodborne illness. Incorporate professional work behaviors to complete 300 hours of supervised internship. Organize examples of various segments (Non-Commercial, Lodging, Sports & Leisure, Restaurant, Casino) and job opportunities in the Hospitality Industry. Career Opportunities ... [-]
USA Detroit
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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 Mechanical Technology program at Clinton Community College is designed to prepare students for employment in the manufacturing industries. Students who successfully c ... [+]

The Mechanical Technology program at Clinton Community College is designed to prepare students for employment in the manufacturing industries. Students who successfully complete this two-year program will be awarded the degree of Associate in Applied Science (AAS). Students may enter the program directly from high school or by transferring from another college or university. The program is composed of general education courses, general industrial technology subjects common to most manufacturing industries, and elective courses providing an area of emphasis in one of three specialities: pulp & paper, plastics, or computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM).

Program Mission

The mission of the Mechanical Technology AAS degree program is to prepare students for employment in various industrial manufacturing or maintenance areas and/or for the pursuit of advanced degrees in industrial engineering by educating them in communication skills, computer literacy, mathematics, science, as well as appropriate technical courses. The primary focus of the program is to prepare students to work as technicians.... [-]

USA Plattsburgh
Open Enrollment
Full-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
Lake Tahoe Community College

The Early Childhood Education degree program at Lake Tahoe Community College is designed to provide students with the knowledge and instruction that will promote their un ... [+]

Overview

The Early Childhood Education degree program at Lake Tahoe Community College is designed to provide students with the knowledge and instruction that will promote their understanding of child development from birth through age eight.

Classes will prepare students to understand and successfully interact with children and to enter a variety of professions serving children and their families. Many of the instructors in this program currently manage their own schools, therefore providing practical information and experience as well as teaching an excellent theoretical basis. Experience in the field is required through coursework to provide a solid and thorough educational experience.... [-]

USA South Lake Tahoe
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Interactive Multimedia specialization prepares students for the design and development of multimedia programs and websites that combine a variety of audiovisual eleme ... [+]

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. ... [-]
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
Southwestern Oregon Community College

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 pr ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Coos Bay
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Parkland College

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

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! ... [-]

USA Champaign
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lorain County Community College

Digital fabrication is a process that uses rapid prototyping and CAD/CAM software equipment to create objects from CAD drawings. The digital fabrication program gives you ... [+]

Associate of Applied Science in Digital Fabrication Technologies - Digital Fabrication

Digital fabrication is a process that uses rapid prototyping and CAD/CAM software equipment to create objects from CAD drawings. The digital fabrication program gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an entry-level technician. You’ll get hands-on experience with both subtractive and additive digital fabrication tools for tasks such as prototyping, proof-of-concept exploration, and rapid tooling. You will also apply 2D, 3D, and electronics design to create integrated electro-mechanical systems.

Curriculum First Year

Fall Semester

CADD 111: Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting (2) - 2 hours CAMM 111: Introduction to Computer Numerical Control (2) - 2 hours DFAB 111: Introduction to Personal Fabrication - 1 hour ELCT 111: Electrical Circuits I - 3 hours SDEV 101: College 101 (3) - 1 hour TECN 111: Technical Problem Solving - 3 hours TECN 131: Manufacturing Processes I (2) - 3 hours ... [-]
USA Elyria
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
North Iowa Area Community College

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-cha ... [+]

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.

Employment Outlook

Whether a business is not-for-profit, governmental, or an international corporation, it needs people with skills in business administration. All organizations offer careers that rely heavily on effective business management techniques, making business administration an excellent foundation.... [-]

USA Mason City
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The New School

The AAS program provides up to 44 credits toward the educational requirement for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) licensing exam. ... [+]

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.

In 1906, Frank Alvah Parsons established the first academic interior design program in the United States. Parsons continues to lead this evolving field with programs including AAS Interior Design. Begin your interior design career with accomplished New York professionals who guide you in exploring design’s potential to improve lives at every scale. You develop an awareness of the social, environmental, and cultural dimensions of interiors through curricula and projects that investigate global concerns such as sustainability and economic inequality. In the process, you become a designer equipped with the knowledge, skills, and networks needed to succeed in a growing field.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Compass College of Cinematic Arts

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Film and Media Production Program is designed for students who are passionate about visual communication through filmmaking a ... [+]

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Film and Media Production Program is designed for students who are passionate about visual communication through filmmaking and media arts and who have a strong desire to become fully involved in the film and media industry. Does that sound like you? If so, the A.A.S. degree at Compass College might be exactly what you are looking for!

The A.A.S. program provides an accelerated and extensive study of the film and media arts industry covering pre-production, production, post-production and other visual communication elements. The program consists of three terms and a minimum of 60 credit hours is required for graduation. Term 1 is made up of 22 credit hours and 16 weeks of instruction. Term 2 consists of 24 credit hours and 16 weeks of instruction as well. Term 3, made up of 16 credit hours and 18 weeks of instruction, is the final term of the A.A.S. degree. ... [-]

USA Grand Rapids
September 2019
Part-time
24 months
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