Education Guys: Guide to Technical Education

Associate's Degrees

An associate degree is an undergraduate degree that may take approximately two years to complete, and may usually offered through a community college, junior college, or trade school. These degrees are normally one of three categories: the Associate of Arts (AA), which focuses on humanities and social sciences, or the Associate of Science (AS) or Applied Science (AAS), which may focus on mathematics and the scientific realms. Associate degrees may be transferable toward bachelor degrees at most four-year universities.