I plan to complete a degree and transfer to a four-year university.
I plan to complete a program and head straight to the workforce.
Associate of Arts Degree
The Associate of Arts (AA) degree readies students for their junior year at the college/university level. This degree totals 64 credits of general education from the following areas–communication, humanities, math, science, social sciences, physical education/wellness, and electives. Students in this program are sometimes referred to as transfer or liberal arts students.
Associate of Science Degree
Students interested in transferring for certain science- or math-related majors may benefit from earning the Associate of Science degree. This degree totals 64 credits of general education from the following academic areas–communication, humanities/social sciences, math, science, physical education/wellness, and electives–with an emphasis in math or science. As an associate of science student, your chosen major could include biology, chemistry, environmental science, physics, pre-dentistry, pre-engineering, pre-med, pre-physical therapy, pre-vet, etc.
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a specialized degree that can be used for immediate entry into the workplace. Emphasis is placed on competence of applying basic principles, theories, and occupational skills. These are two-year programs.
A certificate or diploma is a credential showing completion of a select group of courses that focus on job skills preparation in a 9– or 10–month format. These programs may be used toward completion of an AAS degree.
Associate of Applied Science degree options include:
- Accounting and information technology
- Administrative office technology
- Agricultural business
- Automotive repair technology
- Business administration
- Information technology systems networking
- Carpentry and building trades
- Collision repair/refinish
- Crop production
- Electrical technology
- Graphic design
- Industrial maintenance technology
- Livestock production
- LPN and ADN (nursing education)
- Management information systems
- Office skills
Associate of Applied Arts Degree
The Associate of Applied Arts (AAA) degree is a specialized degree. Emphasis is placed on competence of applying basic principles, theories, and occupational skills.
Associate of Applied Arts degree options include: