Associate degrees typically take two years to complete if you go to school full time. An associate degree can provide entry to a wide variety of careers, ranging from business and biotechnology to education and engineering.
Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees are granted to students who complete two-year programs of study. Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees are awarded to students who complete two-year technical or vocational programs. These programs often require an apprenticeship.