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An Associate of Arts (AA) degree is an academic achievement received by focusing on a field of study for two years at a community, technical, or vocational college. Upon earning an AA many students transfer to a university for a higher degree.

After completing a college degree, a student may wish to pursue a graduate degree. The first level of such study is called a master. Students can earn this title after completing approximately two years of study when taking a full load of credits.

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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
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online
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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
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Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
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Glendale Community College

Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate increased reading and listening comprehension of the target languages; utilize oral and written communicative s ... [+]

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate increased reading and listening comprehension of the target languages; utilize oral and written communicative skills to produce the target languages; and demonstrate increased appreciation of the target languages’ cultures. A minimum of 18 units in one of the following options is required. All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

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USA Glendale
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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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
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English
Full-time
2 years
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Online & Campus Combined
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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
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English
Full-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
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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
English
Full-time
Campus
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Delaware County Community College

The Associate of Fine Art degree program in graphic design teaches students how to develop design concepts and aesthetically arrange type and image in order to plan and p ... [+]

The Associate of Fine Art degree program in graphic design teaches students how to develop design concepts and aesthetically arrange type and image in order to plan and produce intelligent visual communication solutions to client problems or self-authored work.

Visual communication skills are developed within the constraints of time, budget, and technology. These solutions may include a variety of print based and digital media materials.

The Associate in Fine Arts degree program in graphic design will challenge students and prepare them to transfer to a four-year Bachelor of Fine Art programs while still supporting students who seek career positions such as entry-level designers, freelance designers, and print production artists.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
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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
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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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
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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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
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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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
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Irvine Valley College

The Biological Sciences include specialized courses examining extensions of our base courses as they relate to a variety of specific areas of study. ... [+]

The Biological Sciences include specialized courses examining extensions of our base courses as they relate to a variety of specific areas of study, including:

botany zoology human anatomy physiology human sexuality cellular biology microbiology natural history marine biology applied ecology

Students may complete courses within the School of Life Sciences & Technologies in order ...

to fulfill general education requirements for the AA degree to satisfy prerequisites for health-related programs such as nursing to meet graduation requirements at prospective transfer institutions to complete the Associate of Arts degree with a major in one of these areas: biology applied ecology / biology health science ... [-]
USA Irvine
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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North Iowa Area Community College

Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and earning a bachelor’s degree? Students may wish to earn an Associate of Arts and apply their st ... [+]

Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and earning a bachelor’s degree? Students may wish to earn an Associate of Arts and apply their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field at a four-year college or university. Students need courses that will facilitate their transfer to four-year institutions of their choice. Please consult with a NIACC counselor for assistance in determining a schedule to meet your goal. The Business Division’s highest priority is to assist students in reaching their individual educational goals. Each instructor is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction to facilitate this process.

First Semester ENG-105 Composition I MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra* BCA-101 Intro to Computers Humanities class Elective SDV-199 College Essentials Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II MAT-140 Finite Math (if needed) OR MAT-121 College Algebra Social Science class Science class ACC-111 Intro to Accounting (if needed) OR elective Third Semester ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics MAT-156 Intro to Statistics PHI-105 Intro to Ethics SPC-112 Public Speaking Fourth Semester ACC-122 Principles of Accounting II ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics MAT-161 Business Statistics Humanities class General Education Elective* ... [-]
USA Mason City
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Alexander College

The Associate of Arts Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program ... [+]

Associate of Arts Degree

Overview

The Associate of Arts Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program is designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study.

Students within the Associate of Arts Degree program will gain multi-disciplinary knowledge in the faculties of arts, humanities, and social sciences, and develop their critical thinking and research skills. The program provides a comprehensive learning experience that also allows students to customize their coursework in order to focus on an area of personal interest.... [-]

Canada Burnaby
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Abraham Lincoln University

The purpose of the Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry and non-profit organizations dependi ... [+]

Online General Studies Degree (Associate Degree)

The purpose of the Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry and non-profit organizations depending on the concentrations selected. The program provides a liberal arts education and allows students to individually tailor their program to combine a core set of general education courses with an emphasis on courses in a career-related areas. Upon successful completion of general education courses in a career-related area, students will be prepared to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies.

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to:... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2019
English
Part-time
4 semesters
Online
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