Associate of Science Degree
What is the Associate of Science degree?
The Associate of Science (AS) Degree at Marion Technical College is designed to be a cost effective option for someone who is ultimately seeking a four-year degree. The AS degree includes the core curriculum that most bachelor of Science programs require.
One way to think of this excellent academic option is to look at the AS degree as an “Academic Buffet”. When building your AS schedule, you will see the numerous course options you have. If undecided about what career field to pursue, take some General Education courses and see what sparks your interest. All the while, you are working towards an Associate of Science degree!
The Ohio Department of Higher Education has guaranteed that much, if not all, of the AS degree will transfer to all of Ohio’s public colleges and universities. The purposes of this associate’s 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 AS, you can save thousands of dollars on tuition. Note the cost comparison chart below:
What Can I Do With This Degree?
The AS degree is a two-year liberal arts degree comprised of courses that emphasize English, math and natural sciences. It also offers components of arts and Humanities and the social 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 and AS fit perfectly for both of these options.
The possibilities of this AS degree are endless. Once you transfer your credits, you can choose to complete a bachelor’s degree in almost any field of study.
There are numerous courses within the AS degree that can be completed online, which will maximize your flexibility. Thus, you can fit many classes into your busy schedule! To see a list of courses that are available online and will apply towards the AA or AS degree, click here to see a list of online courses.
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