If you’ve ever asked yourself “Is an associate’s degree worth it?” — the answer is a resounding “yes!” Whether your goal is to increase your employable skills in the short term or build toward a more advanced degree in the long term, an associate’s degree can serve as a stepping stone both academically and professionally. Designed to be completed in two years, EC3’s associate’s degree programs offer students:
- The flexibility to fit classes around their busy lives — and plan for their futures.
- A level of affordability that promotes access to higher education for all.
- The resources and skills to land in-demand jobs that pay well in Erie County.
EC3’s Two-Year Associate’s Degree Programs
Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Liberal Arts
An associate degree in liberal arts equips students with written and verbal communication and critical thinking skills. After two years of full-time study, liberal arts graduates can apply their knowledge to careers in social services, business administration, marketing, healthcare, and many other fields. An associate degree in liberal arts includes courses in subjects like English, communications, history, psychology, economics, and mathematics and science. Rather than zeroing in on one subject, students focus on learning to think critically.
Associate of Applied Business (A.A.B.) in Management and Entrepreneurial Thinking
Graduates with an associate degree in Management and Entrepreneurial Thinking are trained in financial management, human resources, and marketing which prepares them to start their own businesses or to work for an established business. If you already have or would like to improve your leadership and organizational skills, this is the program for you!
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Information Technology Network Systems
A two-year degree in Information Technology Network Systems is a versatile degree that can help you get your foot in the door with a wide variety of companies and industries in your own backyard. Information technology plays a key role in any organization. It helps organizations design, utilize and support the computer systems that help streamline their production processes. Technology is part of nearly every company in every industry, and plenty of them are aware of the value you can bring to an IT department with a two-year degree.