Edecisions Archive for May, 2008
Associate degrees are offered through two-year programs comprised of general education courses, major field requirements, and electives. Today’s associate degree programs, offered by community colleges, trade schools, technical and vocational institutes, are often delivered in self-paced, online modules that allow students to build a degree while attending to family and work commitments.
Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees (associate degrees online) satisfy the general education requirements for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, while the Associate of Applied Science degrees are often accepted by employers for technology jobs. Professionals who have completed an associates degree earn nearly a half million dollars more throughout their working lives than those with only high school diplomas.