Associate in Arts/Associate in Science

Interested in a career that requires a bachelors degree? Start at OCTC and save big. An associate degree in arts gives you many options in fields such as English, theatre and fine art to name a few. You can start here and transfer to any public university in the Kentucky. Our students do well when they go on to 4-year institutions, and many of them qualify for transfer scholarships.

The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), the universities and KCTCS joined forces to design pathways for bachelors degree programs. That means you have assurance that your courses will transfer. A student can complete the first two years of college without committing to a particular university. With advance planning, you can save time and money. Go to for details.

Available Credentials

  • Associate in Arts: 60 credit hours
  • Associate in Science: 60 credit hours

For course sequence for AA, see the program card.
For course sequence for AS, see the program card.
For graduation requirements, see the academic plans for AA and AS.

Length of Program

A full-time student can earn an associate degree in two years.


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This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Associate in Arts/Associate in Science

The Kentucky General Education Transfer policy guarantees that if you complete an AA or AS degree at a KCTCS college, any Kentucky public university will accept your general education credits. The general education requirements covered in this policy may not meet requirements for some majors. For more information, check with OCTC's TRAC Central, the university you plan to attend or