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An Associate of Science is a degree usually obtained from a community college. Students must complete 90 credits of general education classes, such as language, humanities and math, plus elective science courses determined by the student.

What is an Associate of Science? This category is very broad, and many scientific majors are available, ranging from lab sciences such as biology and chemistry to nursing, math, computers and veterinary medicine. Typically, a student will choose a major and follow a prescribed pathway until the degree is complete. In addition to general education requirements, students can expect to take classes in higher math, at least two lab science classes, statistics and electives.

Once a student earns an Associate of Science, he or she can continue on to a bachelor degree program at a university. The well-rounded education received at the associate level gives students working knowledge of the world around them, and helps them excel the workplace.

The cost of earning an Associate of Science varies from place to place. Most community colleges have tuition that is less expensive than universities. By attending a school that is close to home, many students are able to save a significant amount of money.

Jobs available to graduates of an Associate of Science program include being an electronics drafter, a computer network support specialist or a technician in aviation, geology or a medical specialty. Many careers are open to individuals who have an associate degree, and the salaries offered can be quite good. Some graduates choose to work in their chosen field for a while before continuing their education.

Many options exist for enrollment in an Associate of Science program. At some colleges, students have the option of taking classes in the day, evening or online. To find out more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Glendale Community College

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to identify anatomical structures and describe the functions of important systems in the human body; be accepted to ... [+]

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to identify anatomical structures and describe the functions of important systems in the human body; be accepted to a nursing program, and be well-prepared for courses in the nursing program or a 4-year university program of their choice.

A minimum of 14 units in one of the following options and additional 6 elective units 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
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Jefferson State Community College

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Jefferson State Community College’s Registered Nursing program. It is our mission to prepare students to enter the nursing work ... [+]

We offer both an AS track and an AAS track. Nursing Education (Associate of Applied Science Track)

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Jefferson State Community College’s Registered Nursing program. It is our mission to prepare students to enter the nursing workforce with an entry-level nursing degree. We offer the Associate in Applied Science degree and prepare students to take the national licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX). We have four campuses that offer full-time courses to fit a variety of student needs.

JSCC Nursing Education Program Statistics NCLEX Pass Rate: March 2017 -March 2018 = 91.5% Completion Rate: Spring 2017 – Fall 2017 = 41% Job Placement: Spring 2017 – Fall 2017 = 95% ... [-]
USA Birmingham Pell City Clanton
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Full-time
60 - 61 hours
Campus
Valencia College

The Nursing Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in the nursing ... [+]

The Nursing Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in the nursing field. Due to the current shortage of skilled nurses, there are tremendous opportunities in nursing. Valencia’s nationally-accredited program is one of the best for preparing men and women for nursing careers, by connecting students directly to situations nurses face today. The program offers classroom curriculum together with real-life clinical experiences to help nurses build skills and confidence. Valencia’s Nursing program is limited-access, meaning that admission to the college does not imply acceptance to the Nursing program. Students must apply and be accepted to the program. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Exam to become a registered nurse (RN).... [-]

USA Orlando
August 2019
Full-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
Mid Michigan College

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) are in high demand, and that demand continues to grow faster than most occupations. Our students gain meaningful employment shortly a ... [+]

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) are in high demand, and that demand continues to grow faster than most occupations. Our students gain meaningful employment shortly after graduation.

100% of the 2015 PTA graduating class have passed their National Physical Therapy Examination. Our PTA Program has a 100% employment rate for our licensed graduates! PTAs earn roughly $42,000/year (National median). The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Career Overview

Role Of A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) work as part of a team to provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist. PTAs implement selected components of patient/client interventions (treatment), obtain data related to the interventions provided, and make modifications in selected interventions either to progress the patient/client as directed by the physical therapist or to ensure patient/client safety and comfort.... [-]

USA Harrison Mount Pleasant
September 2019
Full-time
5 semesters
Campus
Bay State College

Knowledge is the best medicine when you're thinking about a future in healthcare. And Bay State College's Health Studies Associate Degree program is your best solution fo ... [+]

Health Studies Program Overview

Knowledge is the best medicine when you're thinking about a future in healthcare. And Bay State College's Health Studies Associate Degree program is your best solution for discovering where your talents in healthcare lie:

Learn from professors who currently work in the healthcare field. Prepare for a professional degree in nursing, physical therapy assistant, and biotech. Acquire the necessary skills employers in the healthcare field seek including phlebotomy, clinical office procedures, and medical coding. Opt to continue your education with Bay State College's Management – Healthcare Management Concentration Bachelor's Degree program.

Our prescription for a great career in healthcare? Start with a strong foundation.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Delaware County Community College

The Science for Health Professions Program is designed for students who plan to transfer and continue their education in an allied health or pre-medical field at another ... [+]

The Science for Health Professions Program is designed for students who plan to transfer and continue their education in an allied health or pre-medical field at another institution.

It provides the basic sciences and mathematics needed for a variety of programs, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Baccalaureate Nursing, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry, and Podiatry.

Since admission requirements to other institutions vary, students should obtain information on entrance requirements for the specific school and program in which they are interested. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with both the Transfer Office at DCCC and their advisor regarding the best course selections for their transfer.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Parkland College

Kinesiology at Parkland College offers several transfer specializations and certification pathways. The gateway course to the program is Introduction to Kinesiology (KIN ... [+]

Kinesiology at Parkland College offers several transfer specializations and certification pathways. The gateway course to the program is Introduction to Kinesiology (KIN 160), which examines the multitude of jobs that fall under the Kinesiology umbrella; use it to make an educated decision on your dream job and plan your coursework so you are qualified to obtain it.

Why study Kinesiology?

The fascinating field of kinesiology has a wide variety of opportunities including, but not limited to, athletic trainers, personal trainers, physical therapists, physical education instructors, exercise physiologists, and kinesiotherapists. The baby boomer generation and the obesity epidemic are driving forces that are going to ensure that jobs in the field are in high demand well into the future.... [-]

USA Champaign
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Henry Ford College

The program prepares students interested in becoming pharmacists for transfer to a 4-year institution. The courses outlined in the program of study have been carefully se ... [+]

The program prepares students interested in becoming pharmacists for transfer to a 4-year institution. The courses outlined in the program of study have been carefully selected using the basic admission requirements for a number of pharmacy programs as a guide. Provides students with a solid foundation using a set of carefully selected courses, which will maximize the transfer of coursework. Courses were selected to include the general admission criteria used by pharmacy schools and formal transfer agreements HFC maintains with many of the universities throughout Michigan. Pre-Pharmacy students are strongly encouraged to work closely with the Pre-Pharmacy coordinator before they select their courses.... [-]

USA Detroit
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is the only college in Massachusetts to offer a Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Technology, or Health IT. Health IT refe ... [+]

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is the only college in Massachusetts to offer a Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Technology, or Health IT. Health IT refers to the use of technologies to store, share, and analyze health information to improve patient care. This fast-growing field encompasses a range of positions that involve the development, implementation, and maintenance of computerized health information systems. With the goal of enhancing the quality of patient care and reduce costs, these systems are needed to enable the digitization, storage, and the secure exchange of health information among various clinicians across networks and web services within hospitals and other healthcare settings.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2019
Campus
Citrus College

The purpose of the nursing program is to educate students for entry-level registered nursing positions in a variety of multicultural health care settings within the commu ... [+]

The Citrus College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program, leading to an Associate in Science Degree with a major in Nursing, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The purpose of the nursing program is to educate students for entry-level registered nursing positions in a variety of multicultural health care settings within the community. The Program consists of coursework in nursing, science, general education and clinical practice at local hospitals and health agencies. The graduate of this two-year program is eligible to take the National Council for Licensure Examination (NCLEX), and upon successful completion, become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California. There are fees for obtaining licensure by examination or endorsement, interim permit, and biennial renewal. California law allows for the denial of registered nursing licensure on the basis of any prior convictions substantially related to nursing practice. The Citrus College ADN Program Philosophy is based on the premise that students bring unique learning abilities, life experiences, goals, responsibilities and support systems to the educational experience. The philosophy of the Citrus College ADN Program supports and implements the Mission Statement of Citrus College. The program and faculty believe that a sound nursing education program is built on concepts relating to the individual, health and illness, the environment, and nursing, which includes nursing education and teaching and learning. In-depth information about the program prerequisites, which are those requirements that must be completed prior to applying to the ADN Program, can be obtained by visiting... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Windward Community College

Windward Community College’s Associate in Science in Veterinary Technology combines traditional classroom instruction with intensive hands-on laboratory and practical exp ... [+]

Windward Community College’s Associate in Science in Veterinary Technology combines traditional classroom instruction with intensive hands-on laboratory and practical experience utilizing live animals in a clinical setting. Students enrolled in the program will receive training in pharmacology, radiology, anesthesiology, surgical assisting, dentistry, nutrition, and veterinary office procedures and will learn how to perform over 130 skill sets deemed essential by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). During the final year of the program, students will intern at three of WCC’s over 20 preceptor clinics and shelters where their skills will be evaluated and critiqued by industry professionals. Not only does this experience allow students to hone and apply their skills in a real-world setting, it will serve as a bridge to future employment. To date, over 70% of our students have found employment in veterinary practice. Windward Community College is the only college in Hawaii that offers degree and certificate programs for veterinary paraprofessionals.... [-]

USA Honolulu
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
Park University

This career mobility program gives students an opportunity to expand their nursing knowledge and customize their plan of study in the arts, sciences, and humanities to fi ... [+]

The Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing at Park University was initiated in 1987 with the Associate Degree program.

Building on the premise of the Park University Associate Degree Program, the BSN Completion Program provides a career mobility path for the Associate Degree RN to continue their nursing education. The program is congruent with the Park University vision and mission as well as the vision and mission of the Nursing Program.

The BSN Completion Program is an online degree that is offered in eight-week sessions and is designed to provide a flexible format. This career mobility program gives students an opportunity to expand their nursing knowledge and customize their plan of study in the arts, sciences, and humanities to fit their personal interests. The full program is typically completed in 18 months, though Park University allows a maximum of five years to complete all degree requirements. ... [-]

USA Parkville Kansas City
September 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Online
Hillsborough Community College

The Dental Hygiene Program leads to an Associate in Science Degree.This program prepares students with both the clinical skills and classroom knowledge to successfully pa ... [+]

The Dental Hygiene Program leads to an Associate of Science Degree.This program prepares students with both the clinical skills and classroom knowledge to successfully pass the National Dental Hygiene Board and the State Of Florida Dental Hygiene Board examinations. Both of these are required for licensure in the state of Florida.

A Dental Hygienist is a vital member of the dental team.They provide non-surgical periodontal therapy that includes scaling and root planning, adult and child prophylaxis, placement of dental sealants, exposure and processing radiographs, and individualized patient education. The Dental Hygienist must maintain the license by completing 24 continuing education credits every two years, as well as maintenance of their CPR certification.... [-]

USA Tampa
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
North Florida Community College

The North Florida Community College EMS program offers the classes and training you need to begin a rewarding career in the EMS field. We use state-of-the-art simulation ... [+]

Save Lives. Begin Your EMS Career at NFCC.

Emergency Medical Services provides care for individuals who are in need of immediate lifesaving treatment. EMS professionals use their skills to help stabilize patients and transport them for additional medical care.

The North Florida Community College EMS program offers the classes and training you need to begin a rewarding career in the EMS field. We use state-of-the-art simulation technology and in-the-field training opportunities.

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Associate in Science Degree - Emergency Medical Services

The Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services provides EMT and paramedic training while preparing graduates for supervisory and administrative positions in the EMS field. Graduates of NFCC’s Paramedic program may articulate into the A.S. Degree program. ... [-]

USA Madison
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Polk State College

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program is designed to prepare students for a career in out-of-hospital emergency medicine. Various health care providers work in the ... [+]

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program is designed to prepare students for a career in out-of-hospital emergency medicine. Various health care providers work in the fast-paced EMS environment. The Emergency Medical Responder is the first-tier EMS provider of care that supplies initial, hands-on emergency care until the next level of EMS provider arrives on the scene.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is the second-tier provider of care in the EMS career ladder. EMTs supply basic life support measures that include patient assessment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), oxygen therapy, prevention of shock, bandaging, splinting, spinal immobilization, and vehicle extrication.... [-]

USA Bartow Lake Wales Lakeland Winter Haven  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus