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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
Valley Forge Military College

The Associate of Science in Health Sciences Program at VFMC provides students with the opportunity to take courses leading to a variety of health sciences majors and care ... [+]

The Associate of Science in Health Sciences Program at VFMC provides students with the opportunity to take courses leading to a variety of health sciences majors and career fields. Studying the Health and Biological Sciences program at VFMC prepares students to continue their academic and career interests in specialized fields including Biology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

Programs of Study

Our military tradition benefits all students: those who go on to officer training and those who choose to pursue other paths. A study by Korn/Ferry International shows that the leadership skills learned in military training enhance success in corporate life – which may be why many of our graduates go on to captain their own businesses. Whatever your goal, VFMC has academic programs that will help you get there. The Academic Program at VFMC leads to an Associate of Arts, an Associate of Science, or an Associate in Business Administration degree. The strong core curriculum, developed on the basis of careful analysis of the general education requirements of competitive colleges and universities, is the heart of the degree programs. Together with the courses require in the academic fields of study, the core programs provide the foundation for successful transfer to a four-year college and long-term academic success.... [-]

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

The Mid Michigan Community College Medical Assistant Program offers students the opportunity to become certified through the National Examination administered by the Amer ... [+]

Medical Assisting is one of the nation's fastest-growing careers, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, attributing job growth to the following:

Predicted surge in the number of physicians' offices and outpatient care facilities Technological advancements Growing number of elderly Americans who need medical treatment

Medical Assistants provide both clinical and administrative support to doctors and other healthcare professionals. The Medical Assistant Program will become a selective admissions program with limited seats in Fall 2017.

The Mid Michigan Community College Medical Assistant Program offers students the opportunity to become certified through the National Examination administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants. This exam is taken while students are in their capstone Medical Assistant course. Successful completion of this certification exam will help MMCC MA Program Graduates enter the healthcare environment with confidence and competence in the skills necessary to become effective health care providers.... [-]

USA Harrison Mount Pleasant
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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 degree programs in Opticianry. Graduates qualify for positions involving eyewear a ... [+]

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is the only college in Massachusetts to offer degree programs in Opticianry. Graduates qualify for positions involving eyewear and contact lens design and dispensing, optical laboratory finishing and management, optical business management or independent ownership. There is tremendous demand for opticians across the nation. Graduates work in medical offices, optical boutiques, optical chains, and independent shops. Many graduates seek advanced degrees and/or certification related to business, management, ophthalmic technology, and healthcare management.

Programs

Associate of Science in Opticianry

What will you learn? How to design, fit and dispense glasses and contact lenses How to operate all forms of ophthalmic instrumentation How to inspect eyewear for precision, proper fit, and aesthetics How to evaluate and troubleshoot optical patients' concerns How to prepare for local, state and national licensing Job Outlook ... [-]
USA Boston
September 2019
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
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
Hillsborough Community College

Nuclear medicine technologists prepare and administer radiopharmaceutical materials, operate nuclear instruments, position patients for “imaging” procedures, perform lab ... [+]

Thank you for your interest in our Hillsborough Community College’s Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.

Nuclear Medicine is a medical imaging specialty that uses radioactive materials to aid in the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, and dysfunctional thyroid disease. Nuclear Medicine uniquely provides information about both the function and structure of virtually every major organ system within the body.

Technologists prepare and inject radiopharmaceutical materials, position patients for imaging procedures and prepare diagnostic data for doctors. Nuclear Medicine Technologists may also perform hybrid and advanced molecular imaging such as SPECT-CT and PET-CT. There are nearly 100 Nuclear Medicine imaging procedures available today with an estimated 17-20 million nuclear medicine imaging and therapeutic procedures performed each year in the US.... [-]

USA Tampa
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

PCOM’s Associate of Science program offers unparalleled opportunities to advance your career in Asian holistic medicine with a blend of classroom and online learning at o ... [+]

PCOM’s Associate of Science program offers unparalleled opportunities to advance your career in Asian holistic medicine with a blend of classroom and online learning at one of the best massage therapy schools in California. Led by our expert faculty, online activities and in-class sessions have now merged to give students flexibility in addition to the distinguished hands-on instruction for which Pacific College is known.

The Associate of Science (Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork) degree program demonstrates significant training to massage clients and prospective employers. Graduates of the Associate of Science will be prepared to enter a career in massage therapy either in private practice, or in the employment of another qualified healthcare practitioner such as an acupuncturist, a health spa owner, or a chiropractor’s office. In addition the program offers general education courses to serve as a basis for lifelong learning.... [-]

USA San Diego Chicago New York
September 2019
Part-time
30 months
Online & Campus Combined
Polk State College

The purpose of the Respiratory Care Program is to prepare outstanding advanced-level respiratory therapists (RTs) to meet the dynamic healthcare needs of the community. T ... [+]

The purpose of the Respiratory Care Program is to prepare outstanding advanced-level respiratory therapists (RTs) to meet the dynamic healthcare needs of the community. The Respiratory Care Program is career-oriented and consists of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. The program is a two-year curriculum that offers an Associate of Science in Respiratory Care degree. Upon successful completion of the licensure exam, the candidate is able to participate in a rewarding career working with individuals who may have a variety of lung and/or heart disorders.

Respiratory therapists (RTs) specialize in the evaluation, treatment, and care of patients with heart and lung problems. The RT works within the scope of physicians' orders and/or established protocols to administer respiratory therapy to patients with chronic illness (such as asthma or emphysema), as well as acute illness (such as drowning, heart failure, or shock). The RT is a member of the hospital's Cardiopulmonary Arrest Team and is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the patient's airway as well as life support equipment. The RT works with some of the most sophisticated machinery and medically frail patients present in healthcare today. The majority of respiratory therapists work in hospitals in Respiratory or Cardiopulmonary Departments. Critical thinking, patient and environment assessment skills, and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines enable respiratory therapists to develop and implement effective care plans, patient-driven protocols, and disease prevention and disease management programs. The RT can specialize in areas such as neonatal care, pediatrics, critical care, and pulmonary rehabilitation. Other career opportunities are... [-]

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