Associates Degrees: Most associates degrees can be completed in two years. Community and technical colleges offer two general kinds of associates degrees.
Transfer degrees are designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or University. These kinds of degrees include AA (Associate of Arts) and AS (Associate of Science) degrees.
Applied degrees are designed for students who wish to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. Examples of these degrees are AAS (Applied Associate of Science), and other types of Applied Associates degrees.