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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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University Canada West (UCW)

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 educat ... [+]

Associate of Arts Program 2019. Associate of Arts

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’s degree programs at University Canada West (UCW) and all British Columbia degree-granting institutions, provided other admission requirements are met.

Why an Associate of Arts degree? Learn to think critically and solve problems Become an effective oral and written communicator Develop the ability to work collaboratively Acquire research and evaluative skills Apply theoretical understanding to practice ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Richard Bland College of William & Mary Global Student Success 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 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 ... [-]
USA Petersburg
August 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Glendale Community College

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specificall ... [+]

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically intended to satisfy lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in theatre arts at a California State University. The knowledge and skills offered in this degree lead students to develop foundational knowledge in the field of theatre arts including those topics and issues related to global, national, and local aspects of the field of study. Student have a variety of courses in the fundamentals of theatre including the areas dramatic criticism, theory, performance, technical stage, and preparation in all aspects of theatre arts production. The Theatre Arts AA-T degree requires completion of the major and the CSU General Education (40 units) or IGETC (37-39 units) requirements. All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. ... [-]

USA Glendale
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Jefferson State Community College

The mission of the Liberal Arts Department is to offer courses and programs that will provide a quality educational experience. The Liberal Arts Department is divided int ... [+]

Liberal Arts Mission Statement

The mission of the Liberal Arts Department is to offer courses and programs that will provide a quality educational experience. The Liberal Arts Department is divided into two areas-Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Humanities area of this department is dedicated to providing valuable learning experiences in the liberal arts tradition. The department is committed to offering those courses which will present the student an excellent opportunity to pursue moral, creative, and philosophical interests. Courses within this curriculum include art, music, religion, and philosophy.

The Social Science area of this department also acknowledges the liberal arts tradition. It is committed to creating a learning environment of self-awareness along with a sense of growth and development. Courses in this curriculum include anthropology, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.... [-]

USA Birmingham Pell City Clanton
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Lake Tahoe Community College

The Culinary Arts program at Lake Tahoe Community College represents both traditional and contemporary approaches to culinary arts education. It is our goal to prepare in ... [+]

Overview

The Culinary Arts program at Lake Tahoe Community College represents both traditional and contemporary approaches to culinary arts education. It is our goal to prepare individuals for rewarding careers in the food service profession while serving the foodservice industry by providing a trained and knowledgeable workforce. We take a grounded approach to culinary arts as expressed our mission:

The mission of the Culinary Arts program is to be of service to students and to the community of the Lake Tahoe basin by providing an education that is both practical and vocational in nature while serving as a source of self-enrichment.

While there is a strong emphasis in preparing students for the practical realities of careers in the food service industry, our Culinary Arts program departs from traditional, more vocationally oriented schools. Our unique program emphasizes both a serious academic approach and a spiritual, personal relationship to the Culinary Arts. The food service industry has matured to a point that requires its practitioners to have higher-order thinking skills to go along with the performance skills. Our program strives to meet this "real world" need while fostering a passion for food and cooking in our students.... [-]

USA South Lake Tahoe
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Valencia College

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, Industr ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Orlando
Request Info
Full-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
St. Petersburg College in Florida

The Associate in Arts degree emphasizes a Liberal Arts education and is designed to transfer to a bachelor's degree at a state university or SPC. Along with classes to pr ... [+]

Program Summary

The General Education program at SPC introduces all students to the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential to study further in their choosen major, to develop educated members of the community and the world, to provide the foundation for becoming informed, independent thinkers, who can comprehend, evaluate, and address the issues that human beings face in their personal lives, careers, and community affairs.

The Associate in Arts degree emphasizes a Liberal Arts education and is designed to transfer to a bachelor's degree at a state university or SPC. Along with classes to prepare you for your major at the four-year level, you also take at least 36 hours in general education areas.... [-]

USA Saint Petersburg
August 2020
Full-time
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Communication Arts major at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical by providing students with a foundation in the study of human ... [+]

The Communication Arts major at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical by providing students with a foundation in the study of human communication that prepares them to continue academic study in the field.

The Communication Studies option is designed for students who wish to continue academic study in human communication including, but not limited to, interpersonal, intercultural, public speaking, and media studies.

Program Outcomes

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

Apply basic theories and principles of human communication; Construct messages that demonstrate use of critical thinking and organization skills; Identify, evaluate, and apply ethical principles as a communicator; Demonstrate and adapt appropriate forms of verbal, nonverbal, and mediated expression. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Snow College

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 fashi ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Ephraim
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Hawaii Tokai International College

HTIC offers an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree program with a major in Liberal Arts. The Liberal Arts Program introduces students to various fields of knowledge, includin ... [+]

HTIC is an accredited liberal arts junior college, awarding the Associate in Arts degree. Based on the concept of the learning community, the Liberal Arts Program emphasizes active learning techniques, critical thinking, cross-cultural understanding, and integrated learning in a highly supportive setting. The low ratio of students to faculty in the classroom affords students with an optimal learning environment.

The Liberal Arts Program

The Liberal Arts Program offers an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree program that introduces students to various fields of knowledge, including the arts and humanities, language, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. The program emphasizes the development of learning, critical thinking, and communication skills to foster a broad intellectual understanding of the individual and society, the natural environment, issues in the arts and humanities, and self-awareness.... [-]

USA Kapolei
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Henry Ford College

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.... [-]

USA Detroit
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Parkland College

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-winni ... [+]

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.... [-]

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

This program prepares students for entry-level careers in the criminal justice system, including careers in policing, the courts and corrections. Employment of police off ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Palos Hills
September 2019
Full-time
62 hours
Campus
West Hills College - Coalinga

The Liberal Arts degree will afford students an opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts degree in one of five Areas of Emphasis: English and Communication, Math and Scie ... [+]

The Liberal Arts degree will afford students an opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts degree in one of five Areas of Emphasis: English and Communication, Math and Science, Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science, and Social Work. These degrees are designed for both the transfer student and the student not planning to transfer but seeking a degree in a particular area of study.

Liberal Arts AA Degree Area of Emphasis English and Communication

The English and Communication Area of Emphasis is designed to provide the student with foundational knowledge and skills in the following areas: the relationship of language to logic, as well as how to analyze, criticize, and advocate ideas, to reason deductively and inductively, and to reach conclusions. Courses fulfilling this requirement provide an understanding of the psychological and social significance of the communication principles of voice and speech, discovery of critical evaluation and reporting of information, reading, listening, speaking, writing effectively, and provide active participation and practice in written and oral communication. This area of emphasis prepares students for baccalaureate majors including but not limited to: speech and communications.... [-]

USA Coalinga
January 2020
Full-time
Campus
Irvine Valley College

Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues like civil rights, health care, the environment and the deficit? If so, you should conside ... [+]

Why study Political Science?

Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues like civil rights, health care, the environment and the deficit? If so, you should consider political science as a major. Most social, economic and moral issues have political implications; and governmental policy affects most aspects of daily life. Political science is an excellent liberal arts major if you are interested in learning how groups of people govern themselves; how policies are made; and how we can improve our government policies at the local, state, national, and international levels. A political science major provides a solid foundation for jobs in almost any field, from business to law to research.... [-]

USA Irvine
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus