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  ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (A.A.)

A two-year academic degree designed to transfer to a four-year degree program, limited to 60 credits.

  • An Associate of Arts without designation is designed to transfer into liberal arts programs.
  • An Associate of Arts degree with a program designation (Degree with Designation) is designed to transfer into a specific four-year program aligned with a Statewide Articulation Agreement.

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  ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (A.S.)

A two-year academic degree designed to transfer to a four-year degree program, limited to 60 credits.

  • An Associate of Science without designation is designed to transfer into math and science degree programs.
  • An Associate of Science degree with a program designation (Degree with Designation) is designed to transfer into a specific four-year program aligned with a Statewide Articulation Agreement.

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 DEGREES WITH DESIGNATION

Associate of Arts with a Designation in Anthropology
Associate of Arts with a Designation in Business
Associate of Arts with a Designation in Economics
Associate of Arts with a Designation in French
Associate of Arts with a Designation in History
Associate of Arts with a Designation in Political Science
Associate of Arts with a Designation in Psychology
Associate of Arts with a Designation in Sociology
Associate of Arts with a Designation in Spanish
Associate of Science with a Designation in Mathematics
Associate of Science with a Designation in Psychology

 

  ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES (A.G.S.)

There are two types of A.G.S. degrees:

  1. This first type of the A.G.S. degree is designed to meet individual career goals with no intent of transferring to baccalaureate degree programs. It consists of a broad program of both career and traditional transfer courses without the constraints of specialization. Transferability of this customized degree program depends upon the courses taken and the receiving institution. The A.G.S. Degree is limited to 60 credits, and requires at least 30 semester hours of general education. Fifteen of these semester hours must be in prescribed general education courses labeled as those accepted in the State Guaranteed General Education Transfer and designated as such in the college catalog.
  2. The second type of the A.G.S. degree is used as a technical pre-professional transfer degree with a major field specified, is designed for students to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program with junior standing, based on a written articulation agreement with one or more designated institutions. The course of study for the various fields of specialization must be outlined in the college catalog as well as the identification of the baccalaureate institution(s) that have agreed to accept the program in transfer. The A.G.S. Degree is limited to 60 credits, and requires at least 30 semester hours of general education. The other hours will be subject to the terms of the agreement with the baccalaureate institution(s).

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  ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE (A.A.S)

This degree (with the occupational field specified) is intended to prepare individuals to enter skilled and/or paraprofessional occupations or to upgrade/stabilize their employment. These programs are not intended for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs; however, certain courses may be accepted toward a bachelor’s degree at some senior institutions. The range of semester credit hours is 60 (minimum) to 75 (maximum). Exceptions to the A.A.S. degree maximum of 75 semester credit hours may be granted in those fields in which there is a demonstrated need that requires additional course work. The general education component of the A.A.S. is 15 semester credit hours.

 

  OTHER ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

Early Childhood Articulation Agreement
Elementary Teacher Education Articulation Agreement
Engineering Articulation Agreement

 

  CERTIFICATES

A certificate indicates a student's completion of a specific course of study. A certificate focuses on one very specific area of study as opposed to a field of study covered by a longer associate or bachelor degree program. The curriculum is dependent on the field being studies. Certificate programs are offered in a variety of different programs with times ranging from one semester to 1 year.