The lowest level post-school academic degree available in the United States is an associate degree. In the US, associate’s degrees are available at various types of college, including community, junior and technical colleges, affiliated colleges of universities, online affiliated colleges. It typically takes two years to complete a full time associate’s degree.
An associate’s degree may prepare students for higher education, while it helps to improve employment prospects compared to only having completed a high school degree.
There are a few types of associate degrees – AA (Associate of Arts), AS (Associate of Science, AAA (Associate of Applied Arts) and AAS (Associate of Applied Science). Associate degrees are for the students who want to enter the workplace more quickly and cost effectively.
Affordable, transfer-friendly associate online degree programs are designed for busy adult learners. These programs are flexible than the full-time on campus degree programs.