Programs of Study
Types of Degrees & Certificates
An Associate of Arts is an academic transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at a four-year college/university that is not math or science oriented. Examples of this type of four-year degree are: Business, Liberal Arts, History, Speech, Music, Education, Criminal Justice, etc.
An Associate of Science is an academic transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately be pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at a four-year college/university. At LSC, the AS degree is a generalized degree that will not list a specific major but will be called Associate of Science. Some examples are Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, etc.
An Associate of Applied Science is a two-year degree plan designed for students who want to pursue short-term training so they can enter the workforce immediately.
An Associate of Arts in Teaching is a two-year degree plan which satisfies the core requirements for baccalaureate programs at four-year institutions that lead to initial Texas teacher certification.
Certificates are specialized credit programs that train students in a specific field. Some certificates can be stacked and their earned credits applied toward an associate degree.
FastTrack, non-credit programs provide industry training which result in a workforce certificate. They are designed for quick entry into the workforce.