Associate of Arts
What is the Associate of Arts degree?
The Associate of Arts (AA) Degree at Marion Technical College is designed to be a cost effective option for someone who is ultimately seeking a four-year degree. The AA degree includes the core curriculum that most bachelor of arts programs require.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education has guaranteed that much, if not all, of the AA degree will transfer to all of Ohio’s public colleges and universities. The purposes of this associate degree are to: (1) provide students with the opportunity to affordably complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree; (2) enable students to transfer (often as a junior) to colleges and universities and earn a bachelor’s degree; (3) demonstrate to employers that a student successfully completed a degree program and possesses a well-rounded education.
Did You Know?
By starting your bachelor’s degree at MTC with the AA, you can save thousands of dollars on tuition. Note the cost comparison chart below:
What Can I Do With This Degree?
The AA degree is a two-year liberal arts degree comprised of courses that emphasize English, social sciences, arts and humanities. It also offers components of mathematics and natural sciences. Graduates of this program will have the general education course work completed and be ready to pursue a bachelor’s degree at most four-year colleges and universities. In addition, we are now hearing that many employers are requiring an Associate degree (of any kind) to be hired or if current employees want to be considered for promotions. The AA fits perfectly.
The possibilities of this AA degree are endless. Once you transfer your credits, you can choose to complete a bachelor’s degree in almost any field of study. .
Application ProcessMTC Application for Admission and nonrefundable application fee Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable). Successful completion of the basic skills assessment (Accuplacer) and/ or the ACT. A Technology Skills Test (TST) or college-level computer application skills is required