Associate of Arts

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Associate of arts (AA) degrees are academic degrees given given by community and technical colleges to students who complete two years of courses that center around a specific field of study. State and private universities generally do not award associate of arts degrees although it is common for students to earn their AA at a less expensive community or vocational college and transfer to a four-year university where they can pursue higher degrees.

Benefits of Earning An Associate of Arts

Students earning an AA degree are qualified to work in specialized positions after only two years of schooling.. For example, an associates of arts degree is all that is needed to work as a:Respiratory therapist, Dental hygienist, Assistant physical therapist, Radiology technologist, Paralega, Licensed practical nurse, Geological/petroleum technicians, Business adminstration, etc.

In addition, an associate of arts degree is perfect for those who prefer to enter the workforce as soon as possible without spending four or more years attending lectures, writing research intensive papers and completing internships.

Cost of Earning An Associate of Arts

Costs vary among educational institutions offering AA degrees but usually fall between $4000 and $6000 USD (3200 and 4750 EUR). Some degree programs cost less because they may not take the full two years to complete due to reduced credit requirement.

How Does Earning an AA Help Your Career?

Although an Associate of Arts is often one fo the first steps to getting a bachelor's degree, it’s a valid diploma in its own right and still a helpful tool for marketing your education to potential employers. It garantees you a better paying job as well as a wider set of skillsto add to your resume. 

Why Take An Online Associate of Arts Degree Program?

Earning an online AA degree allows students to juggle family and work while preparing themselves for a more lucrative and enjoyable career. Online courses can be accessed and completed in a student's spare time because there is no need to physically be present at a brick and mortar school.

Where Can You Take Associate of Arts Courses?

Online Associate of Arts degrees can be taken anywhere in the world and are extremely popular in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America due to their affordability, convenience and quick, class-to-work method of instruction.

How Do You Apply to an Associate of Arts 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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Associate of Arts

University Canada West (UCW)
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree provides you with a broad foundation of knowledge. This 60-credit (20 courses) program prepares you for additional post-secondary education or to enter directly into the workforce. [+]

Associate of Arts Course Details

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree provides you with a broad foundation of knowledge. This 60-credit (20 courses) program prepares you for additional post-secondary education or to enter directly into the workforce. The AA degree is accepted for transfer into bachelor degree programs at University Canada West (UCW) and all British Columbia degree-granting institutions provided other admission requirements are met.

Graduates of the AA program will develop these skills:

Critical thinking and problem solving Effective written and oral communications Ability to work collaboratively Application of theoretical understanding to practice Research and evaluative skills Mathematical and scientific reasoning Analysis, synthesis and integration of knowledge Advanced reading comprehension Course Fees ... [-]

Associate of Arts

Richard Bland College of William & Mary Global Student Success Program
Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2019 USA Petersburg

The Richard Bland College of William & Mary Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is equivalent to the first two year of a bachelor’s degree program. [+]

The Richard Bland College of William & Mary Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. The GSSP consists of for-credit coursework and provides an academic and cultural bridge from your high school experience to studying at a U.S. university.

Upon successful completion of the GSSP, you will receive your associate degree and will be eligible to transfer to one of 40+ well-ranked colleges and universities in Virginia, such as William & Mary, University of Virginia or Virginia Tech.

Program benefits: RBC student from day one No SAT or ACT required for admission Receive academic credits toward your undergraduate degree Small class sizes and additional student support provided Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to transfer to one of 40+ universities in Virginia GSSP: Associate of Arts degree - 4 semesters - Sample Program ... [-]

Associate of Arts in Graphic Design

Glendale Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Glendale

Because of the broad spectrum of design application within the field of Graphic Design it can be challenging to define what Graphic Design is or what a Graphic Designer duties are within a professional environment.

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Because of the broad spectrum of design application within the field of Graphic Design it can be challenging to define what Graphic Design is or what a Graphic Designer duties are within a professional environment.

The following info is an attempt to clarify the question, What is Graphic Design?

If you ask AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) They would define Graphic Design as: Graphic design, also known as communication design, is the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content. The form of the communication can be physical or virtual, and may include images, words, or graphic forms. The experience can take place in an instant or over a long period of time. The work can happen at any scale, from the design of a single postage stamp to a national postal signage system, or from a company’s digital avatar to the sprawling and interlinked digital and physical content of an international newspaper. It can also be for any purpose, whether commercial, educational, cultural, or political.... [-]


Associate of Arts in Justice and Security Studies

Valley Forge Military College
Campus Full time August 2019 USA Wayne

The Associate of Arts in Justice and Security Studies program provides students with a comprehensive background in local, state, national, and international security considerations. [+]

The Associate of Arts in Justice and Security Studies program provides students with a comprehensive background in local, state, national, and international security considerations.

With an emphasis on both theoretical perspectives and practical concerns, the VFMC Justice and Security Studies program develops an interdisciplinary understanding of the fundamentals of security whether in law enforcement, information security, or national and global security. The concentrations allow students to tailor their course of study to individual interests while maintaining transferability to four-year institutions.

Students who complete the program will be prepared to enter the workforce as a low-level security professional, or are able to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program. Possible careers with this degree include business intelligence analyst, intelligence analyst, law enforcement officer, military professional, emergency management personnel as well as any security-related position that requires research and analysis.... [-]


Associate in Arts in Mathematics and Science

Garrett College
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA McHenry + 1 more

If numbers, precision, evidence, and proof are what you prefer, expand your skills with more knowledge and different perspectives and add a degree at Garrett. [+]

Mathematics and Science

If numbers, precision, evidence, and proof are what you prefer, expand your skills with more knowledge and different perspectives and add a degree at Garrett.

Why Choose Mathematics and Science?

Garrett College offers students with interests in math and science a variety of courses that add to current skills and multiply knowledge to prepare for a transfer to a four-year college or university. Completing the Mathematics and Science concentration at Garrett not only provides an associates degree in Arts & Sciences, it also facilitates focus for deeper exploration and higher degrees.

Students interested in majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics, as well as students seeking to transfer to Pre-Med, Pre-Veterinarian, Pre-Pharmacy, and other pre-professional programs related to health and science, should consider the Mathematics/Science concentration.... [-]


AA Engineering

Valencia College
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years January 2019 USA Orlando

This transfer plan is designed to help you prepare to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial & Systems, Electrical/Electronics, Industrial/Manufacturing, Geomatics, Construction, Computer, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering. The courses within the transfer plan are placed within the General Education requirements and/or the elective credit requirements to earn your Associate in Arts degree; students can only earn one Associate in Arts degree. Please note that the specific university chosen for transfer may have additional requirements than those listed here. For specific transfer information, meet with a Valencia advisor to review your transfer plans, and check the transfer institution catalog for specific degree requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take electives that relate to their intended Bachelor’s degree program. [+]

This transfer plan is designed to help you prepare to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial & Systems, Electrical/Electronics, Industrial/Manufacturing, Geomatics, Construction, Computer, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering.

The courses within the transfer plan are placed within the General Education requirements and/or the elective credit requirements to earn your Associate in Arts degree; students can only earn one Associate in Arts degree. Please note that the specific university chosen for transfer may have additional requirements than those listed here. For specific transfer information, meet with a Valencia advisor to review your transfer plans, and check the transfer institution catalog for specific degree requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take electives that relate to their intended Bachelor’s degree program.... [-]


Associate in Arts Degree in Construction Management

Washtenaw Community College
Online & Campus Combined Full time 5 semesters September 2019 USA Ann Arbor

Students will learn the skills for employment in entry-level jobs in the construction industry. Students who transfer will continue developing the skills needed to work for construction contractors, engineering/architectural firms, public agencies or trade associations in positions such as office engineer, field engineer, safety engineer, project engineer, foreman, estimator, scheduler, expeditor, quality control engineer, inspector, material representative or independent contractor. [+]

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: Accounting Application of Construction Materials Business Communication Business Law College-level Math Construction Graphics Construction Site Safety and OSHA Regulations Construction Systems English Composition Geology Human Resources Management Introduction to Computer Productivity Apps Introduction to Construction Management... [-]


Associate in Fine Arts, Studio Arts

Delaware County Community College
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2019 USA Philadelphia

The Studio Arts program stresses a concentration in both Painting and Drawing but allows students to utilize a diversity of mixed media to be infused with traditional approaches of the genre. Students in this program will be encouraged to explore and develop a variety of techniques within a range of media.

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The Studio Arts program stresses a concentration in both Painting and Drawing but allows students to utilize a diversity of mixed media to be infused within traditional approaches of the genre. Students in this program will be encouraged to explore and develop a variety of techniques within a range of media. Personal growth and the development of both technical skills and conceptual ideation will be encouraged. The Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Studio Arts will prepare students to transfer into a 4-year Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Students will be provided with all foundation-level studio courses as well as a broad choice of art history courses.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:... [-]


Associate of Arts in Bible

Southeastern Baptist College
Campus 2 years September 2019 USA Laurel

In addition to the General Objectives and the Overall A.A. Program Objectives, upon completion of these courses, the student should be able to display an understanding of the various methods of studying and presenting the Bible. [+]

Associate of Arts Program 2019. Bible Emphasis Emphasis Objectives

In addition to the General Objectives and the Overall A.A. Program Objectives, upon completion of these courses, the student should be able to:

Display an understanding of the various methods of studying and presenting the Bible. Exhibit a reasonable proficiency in preaching and/or teaching the Word of God. Understand the importance of music in the worship service. Requirements

BI-231 Bible Interpretation 3

CE-132 Evangelism 3

MU-131 Music Appreciation 3

PT-232 Homiletics 3

(HI-231, 232 may be substituted for HI-131, 132)... [-]


Associate in Arts in Business

Lake Tahoe Community College
Campus September 2019 USA South Lake Tahoe

The Business program at Lake Tahoe Community College provides students with an introduction of the major components of a business organization in our global environment. Students pursuing this degree will also have the option of exploring such diverse fields as economics, business law, ethics, entrepreneurship, human resources, E-business, professional communication, and technology. [+]

Overview

The Business program at Lake Tahoe Community College provides students with an introduction of the major components of a business organization in our global environment. Students pursuing this degree will also have the option of exploring such diverse fields as economics, business law, ethics, entrepreneurship, human resources, E-business, professional communication, and technology.

Areas of concentration include Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Small Business Ownership, and General Business.

The Business Administration AS-T degree at Lake Tahoe Community College is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus, but not to a particular campus or major.... [-]


Associate Degree in Arts -­ Communication

Parkland College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Champaign

Do you dream of being on the radio, appearing on television, or attracting followers to a YouTube channel? Or maybe you want to promote a new idea, produce an award-winning film, take stunning photographs, or captivate audiences as a professional speaker? Whatever your dream, we have a class for that! Our classes are taught by committed faculty who have experience working in the fields they teach and are dedicated to your success. [+]

Do you dream of being on the radio, appearing on television, or attracting followers to a YouTube channel? Or maybe you want to promote a new idea, produce an award-winning film, take stunning photographs, or captivate audiences as a professional speaker? Whatever your dream, we have a class for that! Our classes are taught by committed faculty who have experience working in the fields they teach and are dedicated to your success.

Why Study Communication?

Communication is one of the most important professional skills employers are looking for which makes it a popular and versatile field that will prepare students for leadership in a variety of careers including media, arts, marketing, public relations, customer service, journalism, and education.... [-]


Associate of Arts in Graphic Design

Henry Ford College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Detroit

The Digital and Graphic Arts program at HFC is designed to foster your ability to communicate ideas visually and creatively for a multitude of purposes and platforms. [+]

Graphic designers are people who like to be creative, can sketch and communicate ideas, and enjoy seeing their designs in everyday applications. The Digital and Graphic Arts program at HFC is designed to foster your ability to communicate ideas visually and creatively for a multitude of purposes and platforms. We offer students the skills required for entry-level design positions, as well as certificates in illustration and animation. Our program will provide you with confidence in your work; the ability to design professionally for print, web, and motion; and the skills necessary to gain employment or transfer to a four-year college/university design program!

We offer courses in print, front-end web design, motion graphics, digital photography, illustration, and animation. You will gain experience using software and equipment used in the industry, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. If you are motivated, you may be able to obtain internships at well-known agencies such as Team Detroit and Yazaki.... [-]


Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) Criminal Justice Transfer

Moraine Valley Community College
Campus Full time 62 hours September 2019 USA Palos Hills

This program prepares students for entry-level careers in the criminal justice system, including careers in policing, the courts and corrections. Employment of police officers is expected to grow faster than the average, while employment of correctional officers is expected to increase much faster than the average. [+]

CRIMINAL JUSTICE, A.A.S.

Students can complete their first two years of study at Moraine Valley for virtually any bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university. Each of the Moraine Valley’s associate degrees—Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in General Studies (A.G.S.), and Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.)—are a combination of core general education courses and major-specific electives. For a successful transfer, students must consider which four-year college or university they wish to attend and will need to select coursework carefully. Moraine Valley academic advisors are available to help students develop an individual educational plan.... [-]


Associate of Fine Arts in Visual Studies

Snow College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Ephraim

Snow College Visual Arts offers a dynamic general education curriculum designed to provide all students with a holistic understanding of the principles of art which fashion the visual world around us. [+]

Visual Arts Department

Snow College Visual Arts offers a dynamic general education curriculum designed to provide all students with a holistic understanding of the principles of art which fashion the visual world around us. Emphasis is placed on teaching the fundamentals of art, development of creative and critical thinking skills, understanding historical context, and the exploration of media. It is the goal of the department to instill non-major students with a sensibility and lifetime appreciation for the visual arts.

AFA Degree

For majors, the Associate of Fine Arts in Visual Studies is a unique interdisciplinary studio arts degree. The AFA degree provides students with fundamental competencies in artistic practice, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving. These core themes are applied to the material, process, historical context, concept, and critical theory. The program utilizes innovative practices and technologies in the visual arts and creative industry while fostering professional networks and engaging in dialog with communities on a global level. Students, in collaboration with faculty, design a curricular emphasis specific to their professional career goals. The entrepreneurial and professional practices component of this degree prepares students for success at every level. Students completing this competitive and demanding AFA program will leave with a keenly developed sensibility and skill set and are prepared to successfully transfer to a senior institution and engage with an evolving creative industry.... [-]


English

Independence Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Independence

There are many educational opportunities available for someone interested in majoring in English and job opportunities include everything from being an editor or a freelance writer to a university professor specializing in creative writing... [+]

English

There are many educational opportunities available for someone interested in majoring in English and job opportunities include everything from being an editor or a freelance writer to a university professor specializing in creative writing.

Independence Community College’s Associate of Arts Degree offers the student a solid base of instruction in general education courses while offering the student specialties within the area of English. Electives include literature options, creative writing, and journalism, to name a few.

Independence Community College’s English program offers students more instructor contact, individualized attention, and higher rates of success while preparing them with a solid foundation to build on their English skills as they pursue their Bachelor’s Degree at a four-year college or university.... [-]