Associate of Arts Degree Online

Associate of Arts Degree Online

Online Associate of Arts Curriculum

This is a sample list of courses you will be required to complete for the online Associate of Arts program. To view a full list, please click below to get your program guide.

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How do I apply?

  1. Download your program guide for more details

  2. Schedule an appointment with one of our advisors

  3. Start your application

Cross Cultural Communications (3 credits)

The course is designed to examine the principles and processes of communicating from one culture to another. Emphasis is on domestic and international aspects of cross-cultural communication including how culture shapes values, beliefs, worldviews and behaviors. 

Available Elective Tracks

  • Psychology
  • Healthcare Management
  • Business Management
  • Business
  • Leadership
  • Accounting

You can also earn your Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Why Get An Associates Degree Online?

The Online Associate of Arts degree is a well-rounded program that provides students with an overview into the professional world while allowing them to specialize in a niche area that will assist them in boosting their career potential. 

This online Associate of Arts degree program requires students to complete 60 credit hours prior to graduation. Given the fact that it is an online program, students are able to create their own curriculum track and can design their own path to success.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Associate of Arts Program
What is an Associate of Arts Degree?

An Associate of Arts (AA) degree is an undergraduate academic degree that provides graduates with a liberal arts education in a variety of subjects including mathematics, psychology, history and life sciences. This degree can be earned in as little as two years as a college program.

What can I do with an AA degree?

You can study a number of disciplines in the liberal arts, business, and social sciences. A variety of careers across these disciplines become available as well.

Earning an online associate of arts degree also serves as a next step for earning a bachelor’s degree. Ultimately, an AA degree is valuable because it provides the opportunity to make more money and pursue more careers. Learn more about the different opportunities an AA degree can open up.

(You may have the option to use the credits from your associate degree toward a bachelor's degree via an articulation agreement.)

What are the requirements to enter an AA degree program?

To enroll in an associate of arts online degree you need a high school diploma or a GED. Additionally, you will need to fill out an application, which may include some or all of the following:

  • Basic applicant info (name, address, country of residence, etc.)
  • Personal essay (or essays) responding to one or more prompts
  • An application fee (some schools may waive this)
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers, managers, or others who can speak about your experience and potential
What is the job outlook and salary for those with an online AA degree?

What makes the Associate of Arts degree ideal is that it can be earned in a two-year college program and can be used as a springboard into a variety of career fields.

You can become a:

  • Preschool teacher
  • Engineering technician
  • Industrial designer
  • Accounting clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Human resources manager
  • Administrative assistant
  • Interpreter
  • Woodworker
  • Librarian
  • And many more!

According to Payscale, you can earn salary ranges of $30,000 to $100,000 or more with an Associate of Arts degree.

Many employers find employees with Associate of Arts degrees to be ideal choices because these employees have the required education to make a difference on the job immediately. In addition, employees with Associate of Arts degrees prove ready and eager to learn even more hands-on skills from their managers in their organization

Will an AA degree program allow me to focus on a specific area?

The Associate of Arts online degree program offers a number of tracks, including:

How can I know if an AA degree program is a good fit for me?

If you want to earn a bachelor’s degree eventually, an online associate of arts program is a good interim goal or immediate step to help you get closer to meeting that goal. 

Consider a call with an enrollment advisor to discuss your:

  • Transfer credit options
  • Online, hybrid, or in-person classes
  • Student support systems
  • Flexibility of coursework
  • Part-time or full-time
  • Campus and faculty culture
  • Financial aid options
Is financial aid offered for this program?

Financial aid options include:

  • Employer Tuition Reimbursement
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid Grant and Loan Programs

Visit our financial aid page for more information.

Can veterans benefit from military aid for this program?

Yes! We will work with you to determine how your veterans’ benefits can help finance your Associate of Arts degree. Visit our military financial aid page for more information.

Can I transfer credits to this program at CCCK?

Yes. Central Christian College of Kansas Online allows you to transfer a maximum of 90 credits toward your associate’s or bachelor’s program. This generous policy means:

  • You spend less time on general education courses
  • You complete your degree more quickly
  • You save money based on the number of units you transfer over
How long does the online Associate of Arts degree take to complete?

An online Associate of Arts degree can be completed in 2.5 years or less, with transfer credits, and 4 classes per semester.

How much does the Associate of Arts program cost?
  • CCCK’s tuition is competitive at $425 per credit hour.
  • CCCK allows up to 90 transfer credits (transfer credits determined on a case-by-case basis), so your program may take less time and tuition can vary greatly.
  • 97% of our students receive some form of financial aid.
Is the online AA degree program available in my state?

CCCK online degrees are available in most states of the United States. They are not available to residents of these states:

  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Iowa
  • New Mexico
  • Washington D.C.
  • North Dakota

This degree is available in all other states, including Alaska, Hawaii, and D.C.

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