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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 2019/2020. 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
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2 years
Campus
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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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4 semesters
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Glendale Community College

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specificall ... [+]

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically intended to satisfy lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in theatre arts at a California State University. The knowledge and skills offered in this degree lead students to develop foundational knowledge in the field of theatre arts including those topics and issues related to global, national, and local aspects of the field of study. Student have a variety of courses in the fundamentals of theatre including the areas dramatic criticism, theory, performance, technical stage, and preparation in all aspects of theatre arts production. The Theatre Arts AA-T degree requires completion of the major and the CSU General Education (40 units) or IGETC (37-39 units) requirements. All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. ... [-]

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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2 years
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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
January 2020
English
Full-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
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Lake Tahoe Community College

The Environmental Technology and Sustainability degree program will introduce students to underlying biological and physical components of environmental systems, human im ... [+]

Overview

The Environmental Technology and Sustainability degree program will introduce students to underlying biological and physical components of environmental systems, human impacts on biological systems and associated chemical and physical processes and structures in our environment. Students will learn the basic skills and concepts needed for proper laboratory experiments in Environmental Technology and Sustainability and related fields of study. Students will become familiar with basic field procedures, protocols, and methods.

The core areas covered by the degree are environmental science, biology, physical and earth sciences, and sustainability. Students pursuing this major have the option of exploring diverse fields in environmental management and restoration, natural resources conservation, and sustainability. Many of the courses emphasize the exploration and study of the Lake Tahoe Basin and the surrounding areas, a natural lab of outstanding beauty and richness.... [-]

USA South Lake Tahoe
September 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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Delaware County Community College

The Communication Arts major at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical by providing students with a foundation in the study of human ... [+]

The Communication Arts major at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical by providing students with a foundation in the study of human communication that prepares them to continue academic study in the field.

The Communication Studies option is designed for students who wish to continue academic study in human communication including, but not limited to, interpersonal, intercultural, public speaking, and media studies.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Apply basic theories and principles of human communication; Construct messages that demonstrate use of critical thinking and organization skills; Identify, evaluate, and apply ethical principles as a communicator; Demonstrate and adapt appropriate forms of verbal, nonverbal, and mediated expression. ... [-]
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
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2 years
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Boyce College

For those looking to be trained in ministry, our two-year associate's program provides a convenient and affordable route toward a Bible degree. ... [+]

Flexible

For those looking to be trained in ministry, our two-year associate's program provides a convenient and affordable route toward a Bible degree.

Convictional

Of the total 60 hours in the program, 47 are dedicated to subjects related to ministry and theology.

Affordable

Members of a Southern Baptist Church can complete the entire two-year degree for less than $23,000.

Learning Outcomes Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations. Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework. Program of Study Course Credits ... [-]
USA Louisville
August 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
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Henry Ford College

The Associate of Arts in Graphic Design provides a comprehensive foundation of study, emphasizing the development of theoretical, practical, and technical skills within t ... [+]

Description

The Associate of Arts in Graphic Design provides a comprehensive foundation of study, emphasizing the development of theoretical, practical, and technical skills within the Graphic Design field.

The program uses sequential courses that build and develop skills in a range of studio classes. Offers courses in print, front-end web design, and motion graphics. Elective courses are included to add experience in related tracks such as digital photography, illustration, and animation. Employs computer applications and tools as well as design techniques to assist the student in developing the range of skills necessary to compete in the multi-media field of graphic design.

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USA Detroit
January 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Parkland College

The Liberal Arts and Sciences encompasses a range of academic disciplines, from mathematics to the arts. LAS 189, a required course for all AA degrees, reflects this inte ... [+]

The Liberal Arts and Sciences encompasses a range of academic disciplines, from mathematics to the arts. LAS 189, a required course for all AA degrees, reflects this interdisciplinary ideal in its structure and approach.

Why study Liberal Arts and Sciences?

LAS 189 is a required course for all AA and AS transfer degree programs at Parkland College. Think of it as a kind of “capstone” course which brings together many of the ideas, issues, and methodologies you’ve learned in your general education classes within a single course.

At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty - never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.... [-]

USA Champaign
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Lorain County Community College

Careers in psychology typically require at least a bachelor’s degree. You can begin your education at LCCC by earning the associate of arts in psychology – transfer pathw ... [+]

Associate of Arts in Psychology – Transfer Pathway

Careers in psychology typically require at least a bachelor’s degree. You can begin your education at LCCC by earning the associate of arts in psychology – transfer pathway, which may provide you with the necessary coursework for transfer to a four-year college or university.

All colleges and universities have general education requirements that are specific to their own institution. This is why it is critical to first check with your selected transfer institution to confirm the transferability and applicability of specific courses you choose to take at LCCC. Taking as many of your required courses here at LCCC will usually result in substantial financial savings.... [-]

USA Elyria
August 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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North Iowa Area Community College

North Iowa Area Community College considers education to be the foundation of a democratic society. At the core of the educational experience is general education, an ong ... [+]

North Iowa Area Community College considers education to be the foundation of a democratic society. At the core of the educational experience is general education, an ongoing endeavor that engages students in acquiring the knowledge and tools necessary to under-stand their environment and contribute to their communities.

Purposes of the degree:

Provide a degree goal for students who choose to follow a course of study which is specifically designed for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Provide the essential general education, grade, and semester hour requirements for upper division status at most senior colleges and universities.

Requirements for the degree include:... [-]

USA Mason City
September 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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College of du Page

The Theater program is designed for students who intend to continue their studies at a baccalaureate-granting institution, for students who want to broaden their educatio ... [+]

The Theater program is designed for students who intend to continue their studies at a baccalaureategranting institution, for students who want to broaden their educations with theater electives, and for community members and students who want to participate in college theatrical performance groups. Each semester the Theater program presents two productions. We offer classes in Acting, Improvisation, Directing, Voice and Diction, Theater Appreciation, Stage Movement, Stagecraft, Stage Management, Stage Make-up, Technical Production, Combat and Audition. Students may pursue the Associate in Arts degree. College Theater includes StageWorks, which are fully designed productions, Actors’ Theatre in the Studio, productions using minimal design in order to focus on the acting process as an extension of the classroom, and Freestage, which is an exciting alternative performance arena emphasizing imaginative writing and directing, resourceful acting, and creative use of space. Interested actors are invited. Auditions are held at the beginning of each academic term. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcomed.... [-]

USA Glen Ellyn
September 2019
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Full-time
Campus
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