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 August 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. [+]

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 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).... [-]


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 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 ... [-]

Associate of Arts in Biology

Los Angeles Southwest College
Campus September 2018 USA Los Angeles

In the program, the students will learn how to apply the scientific method to solve a problem and solve problems utilizing the major concepts in cell biology and the experimental approaches taken to address them. [+]

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE BIOLOGY

PLO 1 - Students will apply the scientific method to solve a problem.

PLO 2 - Students will solve problems utilizing the major concepts in cell biology and the experimental approaches taken to address them.

Required Courses:..................................................................Units

BIOLOGY 6 General Biology I .......................................................................5

BIOLOGY 7 General Biology II ......................................................................5

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I ..................................................................5

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II .................................................................5... [-]


Associate of Arts in Social Sciences

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

Upon completion of this program, the student will have developed a broad and critical understanding of the complex interconnections between the human and environmental forces in their world. [+]

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will have developed a broad and critical understanding of the complex interconnections between the human and environmental forces in their world. The student will be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills and a basic understanding of the complex interrelationships between human kind and the biophysical environment.

All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

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Associate of Arts in Economics

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

Completion of the Economics curriculum is designed to result in an Associate of Arts Degree and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Students can choose a Business Economics option or a Social Science Option. [+]

Completion of the Economics curriculum is designed to result in an Associate of Arts Degree and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Students can choose a Business Economics option or a Social Science Option. Students planning to transfer into a Business Economics program should choose the Business Economics option. Completing the Social Science Economics option will not meet the entrance requirements for most business based economics degrees. Students interested in transferring into a non-business economics program may choose either the Business Economics option or the Social Science Economics option. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor before registering for courses.... [-]


Business Administration Associate Degree

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kalamazoo

This is a sample transfer guide. Plans also exist for CMU, Cornerstone, Davenport, EMU, FSU, and GVSU. Consult with a counselor or advisor for specific program information. Currently enrolled students can utilize the “What-If” tool in Degree Works to compare programs. Currently, enrolled students should check their Degree Works audit for specific course and program information. Students should also consult with a counselor or advisor for program specific information. [+]

Currently, enrolled students should check their Degree Works audit for specific course and program information. Students should also consult with a counselor or advisor for program specific information.

Required Classes Principles of Accounting 1 Principles of Accounting 2 Business Principles/Practices Business Computer Applications Principles of Marketing Organizational Behavior Business Info Infrastructure Intro/International Business Macroeconomics Microeconomics College Writing I College Writing & Research College Writing II: Literature Interpersonal Communication Finite Mathematics Precalculus/Trigonometry Business Statistics Probability & Statistics American Government Fine Arts3 Humanities Science Wellness/Physical Education Elective Courses [-]

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. ... [-]


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* ... [-]

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.... [-]


Associate of Arts (AA) in Fashion Styling

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

The School of Fashion’s AA program offers three types of degrees: Fashion, Fashion Journalism, and Fashion Styling. Course offerings include fashion design, menswear, costume design, textiles, knitwear, fashion journalism, merchandising, visual merchandising, styling, fashion marketing, product development and much more. [+]

The School of Fashion’s AA program offers three types of degrees: Fashion, Fashion Journalism, and Fashion Styling. Course offerings include fashion design, menswear, costume design, textiles, knitwear, fashion journalism, merchandising, visual merchandising, styling, fashion marketing, product development and much more.

AA Fashion Styling Unit Requirements

Major Coursework

Core 33 units Major 9 units Liberal Arts 18 units

TOTAL 60 units

AA Fashion Styling 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 & Practices course ... [-]

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. [+]

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 field of graphic design.... [-]


Associate of Arts in General Physical Education

Butte College
Campus Full time 12 - 24 months August 2018 USA Chico

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: identify and describe major concepts, theoretical principles, history and evolution, and current trends in kinesiology; assess his or her own physical activity level as it relates to lifelong fitness; etc. [+]

General Physical Education

Kinesiology Program

Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: WLR 102 (530) 895-2521 Randy Maday, Chair (530) 895-2478

About the Program

The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements.

AA Degree in General Physical Education (60 Units Minimum)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

Identify and describe major concepts, theoretical principles, history and evolution, and current trends in kinesiology. Assess his or her own physical activity level as it relates to lifelong fitness. Describe physical activity as it relates to physiological responses and adaptations to exercise. Recognize anatomical impacts on exercise related to age, gender, individual goals, and special needs. Demonstrate and apply scientific principles to movement in the specific areas of fitness, aquatics, combatives, individual sport and team sport. Develop and modify proper safety techniques for a variety of fitness programs. ... [-]

Associate of Arts in Business Management

Saddleback College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Mission Viejo

The curriculum in the Business Management Associate Degree program is designed to provide the student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. [+]

The curriculum in the Business Management Associate Degree program is designed to provide the student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers in business, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

Communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately in writing and orally. Identify the fundamentals of legal systems, and social, ethical, and political forces affecting the development and operation of businesses. Describe the functions of business in society including the major concepts related to business ownership and the factors that influence them; competition and marketing; and the systems, technologies, and operational controls through which business organizations operate. Apply the basics of financial accounting. Assess human communication styles; plan and apply motivational strategies; solve human relations issues. Required Courses ACCT 1A FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4 Units BUS 1 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3 Units BUS 102 ORAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3 Units (meets AA Oral Communication requirement) BUS 104 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 3 Units * BUS 120 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3 Units BUS 125 HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS 3 Units CIM 1 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 Units or CIM 10 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 Units or CIM 112 MICROSOFT OFFICE 3 Units Total Units for the Major: 20.5-22 ... [-]

Associate of Arts in Business Administration

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

Students in business management courses focus on the fundamental and intermediate principles and practices of management. Management students receive training which enables them to lead, direct, plan, organize, and make critical managerial decisions. Such training is widely applicable, and knowledge of management principles is essential to all individuals entering the various business fields.

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Students in business management courses focus on the fundamental and intermediate principles and practices of management. Management students receive training which enables them to lead, direct, plan, organize and make critical managerial decisions. Such training is widely applicable, and knowledge of management principles is essential to all individuals entering the various business fields.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the business administration program, students will be able to

Relate the concept of comparative advantage to the production possibility curve. Explain real-world events using supply and demand. Identify and prepare basic financial statements and explain how they interrelate. Describe different types of cost behavior about production and sales volume. Describe the effects of the commerce clause on the government's regulation of business. Curriculum ... [-]