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The Program – Associate of Arts

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 bachelors of arts programs require.

The Ohio Department of Higher Education has guaranteed that the AA 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; and, (3) demonstrate to employers a student who 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.

College/University # of Credit Hours Cost*
Marion Technical College 12 CREDIT HOURS OR LESS $180/CREDIT HOUR
Bowling Green State University 11 credit hours or less $379/credit hour
Toledo undefined $335/credit hour
Akron 15 credit hours or less $359/credit hour

*All amounts were found on each university’s web site.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

The AA degree is a two-year liberal arts/general education degree comprised of courses that emphasize English, Mathematics, and the Natural Sciences.  The AA also has components of the Social Sciences and the Arts/Humanities. Graduates of this program will have the general education necessary to pursue a bachelor’s degree at most four-year colleges and universities as juniors.

Flexible Option

The possibilities for this degree are endless!  Once you transfer your credits, you can choose to complete a bachelor’s degree in almost any field of study. The degree is designed to get the general courses completed so you can focus on a career path that interests you during your bachelor’s program.

There are numerous courses within the AA 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 will apply toward the AA or AS degree, go to www.mtc.edu.

Application Process

  • MTC 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 Technology Skills Test (TST) is required. Any college foundation courses suggested by placement results are highly recommended. 

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu
740.389.4636

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