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What is an A.S. degree?

Associate in Science (A.S.), like the A.A., may also serve as a transfer degree. Many students will earn their A.S. and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. However, unlike the A.A. that focuses on liberal arts-based education, the A.S. focuses on the sciences.

What is an A.A.S. degree?

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) is almost always designated as an occupational degree and is designed to help students prepare for a specific trade or occupation.

What is a certificate?

A Certificate is a one-year program generally requiring about 30 to 32 credits.  Upon completion, a Certificate can prepare students for a trade or occupation.  Often, Certificate courses equal the first year of a related Associate degree.

What is an A.A. degree?

Associate in Arts (A.A.) is an Associate degree that is designated by many community colleges as a transfer degree. A.A. degrees offer students a general education in preparation for a bachelor’s degree program.

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