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Associate in Arts

AA degree transferring to a University for continued education.

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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.

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.

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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!

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What are my degree options?

How do I pay for this?

Worry no more. With the lowest tuition in Kentucky, financial aid options, and a helping hand to guide you through the application process, OCTC has you covered. OCTC will help you reach your goals at a price that won't break the bank.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Length of Program

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

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

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