Degrees and Certificates - Career and Technical Education Degrees and Certificates

Associate in Applied Science degrees

Associate in Applied Science degrees are designed to prepare you for entry-level employment or career advancement in a variety of occupations. While the AAS degree is not designed specifically for transfer, students who complete an AAS degree may decide to pursue further study at a four-year college or university. Check the transfer institution’s catalog for the baccalaureate degree requirements. For more information about transfer options, see an academic advisor and the department chair.


Certificate programs are designed to focus on skill proficiencies that will prepare you for immediate employment in an entry-level position. Coursework prescribed in certificate programs is usually included in the degree program in the same career and technical education area. If you decide to continue your education after completing a certificate program or even expand your educational goals prior to completing your certificate, you are free to move into an AAS program..