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Associate in Arts

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Earn an AA degree to transfer to a university for continued education in studies such as Elementary Education, Psychology, and Social Work.

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What is an Associate of Arts Degree?

The Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) degrees are designed for transfer to baccalaureate programs at universities. These degrees have substantial general education components.

Students who have earned the AA or AS degree will be fully certified when they complete the full 60 credit-hour program designed by a partnership of the Council on Post secondary Education (CPE), the universities, and KCTCS colleges for nearly 200 different Bachelor's degree programs offered in the state. Once certified, students will be admitted to junior-level standing at one of Kentucky's public universities.

All certified general education course work will be accepted as meeting up to 48 hours of institution-wide lower division general education requirements.

What are my Career Options?

Using the courses from Jefferson Community and Technical College, students can then go on to major in areas as diverse as English, Communications, History, Spanish, Psychology, Sociology, Law Enforcement, Social Work, Elementary and/or Secondary Education, Music, Philosophy, and Art. This listing represents only a few of the possibilities that exist when students transfer their course work to colleges and universities. Students will discover that their efforts and success in receiving an AA degree will serve them well upon their move to other colleges and universities.

What are my degree options?

Associate of Arts - Emphasis in:

  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Drama/Theater Arts
  • Economics - General
  • Education
    • Elementary
    • Junior High/High School
    • Early Childhood Teacher Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Linguistics/Foreign Languages
  • Music General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in arts degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog . You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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