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Associate in Arts and Associate in Science

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An associate in arts or associate in science degree is the strongest pathway for a student to start on the transfer journey. These two degrees are designed for transfer to baccalaureate programs at universities, covering substantial general education components and accommodating the structure of Baccalaureate Transfer Frameworks described below.

Information about specific frameworks and copies of frameworks may be obtained from academic advisors or the admissions office.

The AA/AS degrees have different requirements for general education courses, but both degrees require at least one science class with a lab experience and one cultural course for completion.

You may consider working toward a bachelor's degree in arts in one of the following degree areas after completing an associate in arts degree through Ashland Community & Technical College.

Associate in Arts Baccalaureate Transfer Frameworks

  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Art/Art History/Fine Art
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education General
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • High School Education
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Languages
  • Management
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education/Coaching
  • Political Science
  • Preschool Education
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Theater

You may consider working toward a bachelor's degree in science in one of the following degree areas after completing an associate in science degree through Ashland Community & Technical College.

Associate in Science Baccalaureate Transfer Frameworks

  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Animal Science/Pre-Vet/Zoology
  • Architecture
  • Biology/Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Forestry
  • Geology/Earth Science
  • Information Technology/CIS
  • Math
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Office Systems
  • Physics/Astronomy
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Radiography

For more information about the associate in arts degree, contact Coy Hall at 606-326-2030 or by e-mail at Jhall0086@kctcs.edu 

For more information about the associate in science degree, contact Richard Merritt at 606-326-2248 or by e-mail at Richard.merritt@kctcs.edu