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What is an AA Degree?

An Associate in Arts (AA) degree is designed for transfer to baccalaureate programs at colleges and universities. The AA degree consists of 60 credit hours and allows students to complete the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree.

Why should I start at OCTC before transferring?

Interested in a career that requires a bachelors degree? Start at OCTC and save big. An AA degree gives students options to pursue bachelor’s degrees in fields such as Communications, English, History, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre, and many others. Students can start at OCTC and transfer easily to any public university in Kentucky. OCTC students who transfer to universities do very well academically and many qualify for transfer scholarships. 

Transfer Opportunities

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), state universities, and KCTCS joined forces to design seamless pathways to bachelor’s degree programs. Students can thus be assured that their courses will transfer, regardless of which state institution they choose to attend. With proper planning, students can save time and money. Go to for details. 

Check out the OCTC Transfer Information page!

What are my degree options?

Associate in Arts (AA)

For suggested course sequences for an AA, see the program card.
For graduation requirements, download the academic plan for an AA.

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Length of Program

You can earn an AA degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

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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.

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