ADVISING FAQs

What is the difference between a transfer (AA/AS) and a career (AAS) degree?
Transfer degrees are designed for students who want to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer on to a four-year institution. Our Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees are the primary transfer degrees. See an advisor for more information about transferring.

Our career degree, the Associate in Applied Science (AAS), gives you technical skills for entry-level employment in the workforce. It is not designed for transfer. It is also known as a career or occupational degree. Although the AAS is not considered a transfer degree, we have agreements with other institutions that allow transfer of credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Visit the Planning and Transfer Headquarters (PATH) to receive information on transfer options for your AAS degree.