We offer 20 FULLY online Associate Degrees, and we plan to only make that number grow in the coming years!
Associate of Arts (AA) versus Associate of Science (AS)
The Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees provide the foundation, after graduation, for transfer to a four-year college or university. An Associate of Arts (AA) is most suitable for those continuing in education in Liberal Arts, whereas an Associate of Science (AS) is geared towards studying the sciences and behavioral sciences. Each degree includes the core curriculum that mirrors the core requirements of most senior level colleges as well as elective courses in selected areas of study (the concentration) that are foundation courses in the specific fields of study. An Associate of Arts (AA) does require a foreign language upon completion. Completion of an AA or AS degree provides the most effective transfer of college course work to a senior college or university.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree provides the educational background necessary for a chosen career field or profession and for transfer into career oriented Bachelor’s degree programs. While some four-year colleges offer the bachelor of applied science degree, many do not. Therefore students completing the AAS degree who have decided to pursue a higher degree need to ensure their selected four-year college offers the Bachelor of Applied Science of similar degree in the concentration degree prior to enrolling. Please note that many colleges who do not offer the AAS degree may accept core curriculum course-by-course evaluation for transfer.