Benefits of an Associate Degree
Are you stuck in a dead-end job, or unhappy with your current position? Are you a high school graduate who isn’t sure what your next step should be? Are you someone who has taken some college or training courses, but has never completed your program to earn a degree? No matter what your history, or what your educational background is, if you want to have a career that you can be proud of, earning your Associate Degree is an excellent first step. With an Associate Degree, you can get the education and training you need for a career in as few as two years.
Why Earn an Associate Degree?
- Higher Earning Potential – Having an Associate Degree can increase your earning potential. According to a 2021 report, “Education Pays,” by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, earning an Associate Degree can provide a significant salary boost over holding a high school diploma alone. The report found that, in 2021, an Associate Degree holder’s median weekly salary was an average of 19 percent more than those with only a high school diploma.
- Career Advancement Opportunities – Earning an Associate Degree can make a difference in getting promoted and can open up further opportunities in your field. One of the benefits of earning your Associate Degree is that employers have been found to value an Associate Degree when considering employees for promotion.
- Finish What You Started & Accomplish Your Goal – Are you living with a sense of unfinished business? If you started a degree program but life got in the way, and you stopped to work full time, you might feel the desire to finish what you started. By enrolling in an Associate Degree program, you can accomplish your educational goals and earn your degree.
Earning Your Associate Degree With Asher College
At Asher College, we offer several Associate Degree programs to prepare you for careers in fields including healthcare, business, and information technology (IT). Asher College offers the following Associate Degree programs:
|ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS |
at ASHER COLLEGE
|Full-time Months (Rounded Up)||3Q Months (Rounded Up)||Half- time Months (Rounded Up)|
|Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration (AAS-BA)||18||20||23|
|Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Information (AAS-CI)||17||20||27|
|Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Network Technology (AAS-CNT)||15||18||24|
|Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information (AAS-HI)||16||18||24|
|Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Billing and Coding (AAS-MBC)||16||19||25|
|Associate of Applied Science Degree in Office Accounting (AAS-OA)||16||20||26|
|Associate of Applied Science Degree in |
Pharmacy Technology (AAS-PT)
Transfer Credits Towards Your Associate Degree Program at Asher College
Asher welcomes transfer students! At Asher College, many of our students come to us with previous educational experience, and a variety of credits from other institutions. If you attended school in the past, but never completed your degree, you can potentially apply some of those credits towards a program at Asher College.
At Asher, you may be able to transfer credits you have earned at other institutions towards your degree program. This can allow you to earn your degree faster! Give us a call and tell us all about your story, your educational experience, and what you are hoping to achieve. Our staff will tell you about our transfer credit guidelines, and evaluate how your past educational experience will transfer to our program requirements. If you have transcripts, great. If you do not, don’t worry – we will help you request them.