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 in Justice and Security Studies

Valley Forge Military College
Campus Full time January 2018 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. [+]

Associate of Arts Program 2018. 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. Programs of Study Our military tradition benefits all students: those who go on to officer training and those who choose to pursue other paths. A study by Korn/Ferry International shows that the leadership skills learned in military training enhance success in corporate life – which may be why many of our graduates go on to captain their own businesses. Whatever your goal, VFMC has academic programs that will help you get there. The Academic Program at VFMC leads to an Associate of Arts, an Associate of Science, or an Associate in Business Administration degree. The strong core curriculum, developed on the basis of careful analysis of the general... [-]

Associate of Arts in Music

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2018 USA Pasadena

The Associate of Arts program is full-time Professional Degree that develops relevant skills in instrumental technique, performance, and musicianship (and/or music production) as they relate to contemporary music styles. Upper level courses personalize your experience beyond instrumental training or music production. As a Professional AA Degree, the AA program does not include general education requirements and may not transfer to another institution. However, the six quarter credits will transfer into LACM’s Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts program. You can major in Music Performance (with an emphasis in Bass, Brass & Woodwind, Drums, Guitar, or Vocals), Music Production (with an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording or Composing for Visual Media), or Composition (Songwriting). [+]

LACM offers an Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree in the following programs: Music Performance Major Emphasis in Bass Performance Emphasis in Brass & Woodwind Performance Emphasis in Drum Performance Emphasis in Guitar Performance Emphasis in Vocal Performance Music Production Major Emphasis in Music Producing & Recording Emphasis in Composing for Visual Media Composition Emphasis in Songwriting Music Industry Studies Music Business The Associate of Arts program is full-time Professional Degree that develops relevant skills in instrumental technique, performance, and musicianship (and/or music production) as they relate to contemporary music styles. Upper level courses personalize your experience beyond instrumental training or music production. As a Professional AA Degree, the AA program does not include general education requirements and may not transfer to another institution. However, the six quarter credits will transfer into LACM’s Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts program. You can major in Music Performance (with an emphasis in Bass, Brass & Woodwind, Drums, Guitar, or Vocals), Music Production (with an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording or Composing for Visual Media), or Composition (Songwriting). Admission Requirements The admissions requirements for the Associate of Arts degree program are the same requirements for those pursuing a Bachelor’s degree. How to Apply for Admission Applicants who are ready to apply to LACM will need to complete an Admissions Application through DecisionDesk. Applicants will need to request their official high school, GED, or college transcripts from their granting institution and have them sent to LACM. TOEFL Scores, for International Students, will also... [-]

Associate in Arts

Louisburg College
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Louisburg

The Associate in Arts degree is a liberal arts degree, strong in the humanities, that provides an appropriate foundation for senior degrees in the social sciences, business, modern language, religion, philosophy, or the arts. [+]

Associate of Arts Program 2018. Associate in Arts The Associate in Arts degree is a liberal arts degree, strong in the humanities, that provides an appropriate foundation for senior degrees in the social sciences, business, modern language, religion, philosophy, or the arts. A minimum of 61 semester hours and a 2.0 GPA are graduation requirements for the Associate of Arts Degree in General College. Below is a sample schedule. 1st semester - 16 hours English 111 Art 111 or Music 110 Math 143 or 152 or 171 ACA 122 Psychology 150 or Sociology 210 Health 110 2nd semester - 16 hours English 112 Lab Science Elective History 111 or 112 or 131 or 132 Art 136 or 137 or Drama 102 or 111 or 112 or English 241 Free Elective 3rd semester - 15 hours English 231 Religion 110 or 211 or 212 or 221 or Philosophy 240 CIS 110 or 115 Economics 251 or 252 or History 111 or 112 or 131 or 132 or Political Science 120 Free Elective 4th semester - 15 hours English 231 Free Elective Free Elective Free Elective Free Elective For more information about this degree, contact Registrar's Office. [-]

Business Associate of Arts - with transfer to 4-year university

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

Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and earning a bachelor’s degree? Students may wish to earn an Associate of Arts and apply their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field at a four-year college or university. [+]

Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and earning a bachelor’s degree? Students may wish to earn an Associate of Arts and apply their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field at a four-year college or university. Students need courses that will facilitate their transfer to four-year institutions of their choice. Please consult with a NIACC counselor for assistance in determining a schedule to meet your goal. The Business Division’s highest priority is to assist students in reaching their individual educational goals. Each instructor is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction to facilitate this process.

First Semester ENG-105 Composition I MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra* BCA-101 Intro to Computers Humanities class Elective SDV-199 College Essentials Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II MAT-140 Finite Math (if needed) OR MAT-121 College Algebra Social Science class Science class ACC-111 Intro to Accounting (if needed) OR elective Third Semester ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics MAT-156 Intro to Statistics PHI-105 Intro to Ethics SPC-112 Public Speaking Fourth Semester ACC-122 Principles of Accounting II ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics MAT-161 Business Statistics Humanities class General Education Elective* ... [-]

Associate of Arts (AA) in Fine Art

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

The AA program offers a strong introduction to the core principles of creating fine art. Students choose an area of emphasis from drawing and painting, printmaking, or sculpture. The Associate of Arts degree can be used as a stepping stone to the BFA program. [+]

The AA program offers a strong introduction to the core principles of creating fine art. Students choose an area of emphasis from drawing and painting, printmaking, or sculpture. The Associate of Arts degree can be used as a stepping stone to the BFA program.

AA Fine Art Unit Requirements

Major Coursework

Core 33 units Major 15 units Liberal Arts 18 units

TOTAL 66 units

AA Fine Art Degree Requirements

Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education requirements:

2 Written Communication courses 2 Art Historical Awareness courses 1 Employment Communications and Practices course ... [-]

Associate Degree in Arts -­ Communication

Parkland College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Champaign

With an AA degree in Communication, you’ll be ready to transfer as a junior to four­-year institutions, while completing an AAS degree in a media communication area prepares you for entry-­level positions in your field of study. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-­the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-­English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4 ­year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! The Communication... [-]

Associate Degree in Addictions Counseling

Western Iowa Tech Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Sioux City

The Addictions Counseling program is a transfer program that could be continued at a four-year institution as part of a bachelor's degree. It's important to consult with your advisor as you take courses to ensure they meet the requirements at the four-year institution to which you intend to transfer. [+]

Associate of Arts Program 2018. The Addictions Counseling program is a transfer program that could be continued at a four-year institution as part of a bachelor's degree. It's important to consult with your advisor as you take courses to ensure they meet the requirements at the four-year institution to which you intend to transfer. Academic requirements: All coursework in this program must be a grade of C (70 percent) or better. No more than 50 percent of all coursework may be through distance learning (online, correspondence). Program Overview and Opportunities: Upon successful completion of this two-year program, the student is awarded an Associate of Arts degree (AA). This program follows the prescribed education track to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in the state of Iowa. In addition to the educational component, the student must complete 1,000 clock hours of supervised experience in substance abuse counseling and pass the certification exam administered through the Iowa Board of Substance Abuse Certification (http://www.iowabc.org/). In order for the experience to count toward certification, the hours must be completed no more than three years after taking the certification exam. Addiction counselors may work in licensed facilities that provide drug and alcohol rehabilitation and mental health services. With additional education and experience, individuals may pursue such careers as licensed clinical social worker, mental health counselor, chemical dependency counselor, clinical therapist, certified addiction drug therapist, and/or social worker (MSW). As many as 65 percent of people with alcohol and other drug dependencies suffer from... [-]

Associate of Arts in Animation

Glendale Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Glendale

Course curriculum for either programs involves a wide spectrum of topics ranging from history of art, structure and principles of design, image generation and combination, life drawing to three-dimensional digital animation, modeling, and kinematic animation techniques. [+]

We offer a full certificate, with 7 areas of specialization. Motion Graphic Design (2d digital animation) Animation Design 3d Digital Modeling 3d Texturing 3d Character Setup and Animation Digital Sculpture Video Game Design Industry professionals will be teaching classes in all areas. All specialty areas are intended to be taken over a 4 semesters (for most students two years) and are aimed at providing students with entry level artist skills. Career Summary Animators use drawings, illustrations, software programs, and electronic tools to create visual imagery and affects for films, commercials, mobile devices, video games, and other forms of media. In the process, they may develop storyboards, plan and script animated narrative sequences, and assist with production coordination. Most animation artists work in motion picture, television, game design, and advertising industries. Animation has evolved into a truly global business. Top-quality animation is produced throughout the world in countries like Spain, France, Korea, Australia, and Russia. As a result, it has become a highly competitive job market, in which animation artists are judged by their portfolio, demonstrating their individual style, vision, and skills level. It is very much a “show me what you can do” profession. While natural talent and creative ability are an absolute must, they are only the starting point on the road to success. Whereas originally, animations technique were based on hand-drawn cells, nowadays, animation is largely dominated by computer-generated imagery (CGI). Therefore, specialized software knowledge and skills are essential for practically all jobs in the visual arts industry.... [-]

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree in School Counseling

Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Montgomery

The Educational Specialist in School Counseling Program is a 33-36 semester hour program. The program includes one to two internships (300-600 clinical hours) at local elementary, middle, and high schools. Our graduates are trained in advocacy, accountability, evidence-based practices, supervision, and research. [+]

Associate of Arts Program 2018. The mission of the Counselor Education Program at Alabama State University is to prepare graduates who will perform as professional counselors in schools and community agencies. The program provides a strong framework in counseling theories and techniques, as well as “hands-on” practicum and internship experiences. Graduates are expected to exhibit high levels of self-awareness; ethical behavior; knowledge of adaptive and maladaptive thought processes and behaviors; skills to effect positive client behavior changes; and the personal characteristics of caring, empathic helpers. The Educational Specialist in School Counseling Program is a 33-36 semester hour program. The program includes one to two internships (300-600 clinical hours) at local elementary, middle, and high schools. Our graduates are trained in advocacy, accountability, evidence-based practices, supervision, and research. 33-36 Semester hours- minimum requirements Instructional Support Area (15 semester hours required) Course Hours COU 636 Introduction to Play Therapy 3 COU 690 Supervision in Counseling 3 COU 680 Seminar in Counseling 3 COU 638 Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling 3 COU 637 Advanced Play Therapy 3 *Internship (3-6 semester hours) Course Hours COU 692 Adv. Intern in Coun. I (300 hours) 3 COU 679 Adv. Internship in Coun. II (300 hours) 3 Research in Education, Problem Analysis Project (9 semester hours required) Course Hours COU 614 Topical Seminar in Counseling 3 COU 656 Research and Evaluation in Coun. Prog 3 COU 628 Res. in School and Agency Counseling 3 Elective Related Courses (6 semester hours required) Course Hours COU 539 Readings... [-]

Associate of Arts - Agriculture

College of Southern Idaho
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Twin Falls

The Agriculture Department provides students with a great beginning to a challenging career. The Associate of Arts degree is for academic students who attend CSI for the first two years and plan to continue at a four-year college/university to complete a Bachelor’s degree program later. [+]

The Agriculture Department provides students with a great beginning to a challenging career. The Associate of Arts degree is for academic students who attend CSI for the first two years and plan to continue at a four-year college/university to complete a Bachelor’s degree program later. Sample Career Opportunities: Animal Scientists; Food Scientists and Technologists; Soil and Plant Scientists* *Talk to an advisor for additional career choices [-]

Associate of Arts in Biological Sciences

Irvine Valley College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Irvine

The Biological Sciences include specialized courses examining extensions of our base courses as they relate to a variety of specific areas of study. [+]

Associate of Arts Program 2018. The Biological Sciences include specialized courses examining extensions of our base courses as they relate to a variety of specific areas of study, including: botany zoology human anatomy physiology human sexuality cellular biology microbiology natural history marine biology applied ecology Students may complete courses within the School of Life Sciences & Technologies in order ... to fulfill general education requirements for the AA degree to satisfy prerequisites for health-related programs such as nursing to meet graduation requirements at prospective transfer institutions to complete the Associate of Arts degree with a major in one of these areas: biology applied ecology / biology health science For additional information on our A.A. degree program, or for information on transferring to other schools, please visit the IVC home page. Specific information for Pre-Nursing students and for prospective UCI Bio majors, including a recommended pattern of classes to fulfill requirements, can be found in the printed Schedule of Classes or at the links provided here. Curriculum The School of Life Sciences at Irvine Valley College offers a wide range of courses in the biological sciences as well as courses in environmental studies. Introductory courses focus on theories and concepts in five primary areas: cellular and molecular biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and whole organism biology. More specialized courses examine extensions of these basic principles as they relate to a variety of specific areas of study, including botany, zoology, human anatomy, human physiology, cellular biology, microbiology, natural history, and marine biology. Students... [-]

Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts Transfer

Washtenaw Community College
Campus or Online Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Ann Arbor

Students will design a program of study to meet individual needs. This degree is a good option for students who are undecided about a major, or simply want to explore various areas in the arts and social sciences. A counselor will assist in developing a program of study that meets all of the College's graduation requirements. [+]

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: English Composition Speech

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Assoc​iate of Arts in Music

Seminole State College of Florida
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA Sanford

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for transfer to an upper-division public college or university in the state of Florida. Students will complete the A.A. General degree, including common program prerequisites for their program of choice. [+]

Associate of Arts Program 2018. The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for transfer to an upper-division public college or university in the state of Florida. Students will complete the A.A. General degree, including common program prerequisites for their program of choice. The following sample courses are listed for illustrative purposes only, are based on the state of Florida common prerequisites manual and university transfer counseling manuals and are subject to change without warning. Many universities have unique additional requirements for entry to the major. Students must work with Student Affairs advisors, counselors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice. Recommended Completion of the A.A. General degree to include the following prerequisite courses for the major: Introduction to Music History and Literature Music Theory and Musicianship I Music Theory and Musicianship II Music Theory and Musicianship III Music Theory and Musicianship IV Class Piano I Class Piano II Class Piano III Class Piano IV Music Program Seminole State's Music Program is designed to meet the common prerequisites required for students transferring with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree to a college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree in music. Seminole State believes all forms of music are valuable. Whether you choose choral or instrumental, or whether you're interested in classical, jazz or contemporary music, we're here to help you succeed. The Music Program provides a solid musical foundation, allowing for a successful transition to... [-]

English

Independence Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. First Semester English Composition I College Algebra Introduction to Literature Social/Behavioral Science Elective Recommended: Psychology Arts/Humanities Elective Second Semester English Composition II Social/Behavioral Science Elective Recommended: Political Science Literature Elective Science Elective Computer Concepts & Applications or Computer Information Systems Third Semester Public Speaking Arts/Humanities Elective Recommended: History of Early or Modern Civilization Social/Behavioral Science Elective Recommended: Introduction to Sociology Foreign Language Elective Literature Elective Fourth Semester Arts/Humanities Elective Creative Writing OR Technical Writing Social/Behavioral Science Elective Science Elective Literature Elective [-]

Associate of Arts in Graphic Design

Henry Ford College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Detroit

The program provides a comprehensive foundation of study, emphasizing the development of theoretical, practical, and technical skills within the Graphic Design field. The program uses sequential courses that build and develop skills in a range of studio classes. Offers courses in print, front-end web design, and motion graphics. [+]

Associate of Arts Program 2018. 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. The program provides a comprehensive foundation of study, emphasizing the development of theoretical, practical, and technical skills within the Graphic Design field. The program uses sequential courses that build and develop skills in a range of studio classes. Offers courses in print, front-end web design, and motion graphics. Elective courses are included to add experience in related tracks such as digital photography, illustration, and animation. Employs computer applications and tools as well as design techniques to assist the student in developing the range of skills necessary to compete in the multi-media... [-]