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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 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
Garrett College

Garrett’s Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Cybersecurity prepares students to enter the workforce in the cybersecurity industry. ... [+]

Cyber Security

Do you want to join the fight against cybercrime? Do you like the sounds of protecting computers from unauthorized access or destruction? If you are passionate about technology and want to have helped others from having their private information stolen, a career in cybersecurity may be the right decision for you. Prepare yourself for a career in the workforce and cybersecurity industry with a degree or certificate in cybersecurity from Garrett College.

Why choose Garrett for Cybersecurity?

Garrett’s Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Cybersecurity prepares students to enter the workforce in the cybersecurity industry. The curriculum provides students with many hands-on assignments to prepare them for real-world tasks that they will encounter in their careers.... [-]

USA McHenry
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Washtenaw Community College

This is a comprehensive, rigorous program for students interested in a career in the web development industry. Coursework prepares students for employment as Web Develope ... [+]

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 Web Design Track

Core Program Courses: Interaction Design Interface Design Introduction to Interface Design Web Development Web User Experience... [-]

USA Ann Arbor
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
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
Delaware County Community College

The Network Engineering specialization prepares students for employment as networking specialists in the communications industry. The material presented in the Network En ... [+]

The Network Engineering specialization prepares students for employment as networking specialists in the communications industry. The material presented in the Network Engineering curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete many of the exams required for Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft (MS) certifications.

Program Outcomes

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

Install and configure a Linux network operating system; Install and configure a MS Windows Network operating system; Administer, manage, and troubleshoot a Linux operating system; Administer, manage, and troubleshoot a MS Windows operating system; Analyze, test, and propose solutions for problems relating to network cabling, hubs, servers, workstations, and other physical network devices; Analyze, test, and propose solutions relating to network printing; Analyze, test, and propose solutions for problems relating to network protocols, including the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP). ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 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

The Computer Information Systems program offers dedicated, caring, and knowledgeable faculty, small class sizes, and a curriculum that is designed with industry partner i ... [+]

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.... [-]

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

This program is designed to provide students with entry-level employment or advancement within businesses involved in the marketing of goods or services. This program pre ... [+]

Marketing and Management, A.A.S.

This program is designed to provide students with entry-level employment or advancement within businesses involved in the marketing of goods or services. This program prepares students for career opportunities as store managers, department and division managers, product managers, warehouse managers, and purchasing agents. This list is not inclusive of all occupations available to marketing and management graduates since management positions vary in fields such as product and production planning, advertising, sales, retailing, wholesaling, distribution, consumer research, small business ownership, and general business administration. An important feature of this program is the internship/seminar component. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of marketing and management professionals is expected to increase through 2018. Jobs for retail supervisors and managers without college-level coursework are expected to be very competitive. Some retail companies have begun requiring their sales staff to report directly to upper management personnel, bypassing the department-level manager. Many job openings will occur as experienced supervisors and managers move into higher levels of management.... [-]

USA Palos Hills
September 2019
Full-time
62 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

The AAS program in Fashion Marketing and Communication (formerly called Fashion Marketing) is an intensive, flexible program in which you can explore fashion careers and ... [+]

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.

Fashion is a global, cultural, and economic force. Guiding it are creative and business professionals who share a passion for beautiful, sustainable, and relevant design. They work in areas such as merchandising, product development, production, editorial communications, trend forecasting, and public relations and in marketing-related positions. The AAS program in Fashion Marketing and Communication is an intensive, flexible program in which you can explore fashion careers and focus on your interests. Taught by working professionals, the curriculum reflects the industry’s evolving trends and demands.... [-]

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

The Information Assurance and Security Degree program prepares the student to understand networking components with specialization in securing and protecting the network ... [+]

The Information Assurance and Security Degree program prepares the student to understand networking components with specialization in securing and protecting the network while being able to prepare and conduct investigations based on intrusions or access by other than authorized individuals, systems, viruses, malware and spyware. This professional demonstrates the skills required to protect a network, improve and maintain network security and conduct investigations if a threat or intrusion has been identified.

This program provides the student with an opportunity to pursue the certifications listed below:

CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CCNA Security Certification COMPTIA Security+ COMPTIA A+ Hardware Certification COMPTIA Network+ Microsoft Certified Professional for Windows 7 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Linux+ Security Certified Network Professional (SCO-471) Career Opportunities ... [-]
USA Mason City
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus