Associate in Science

What is an Associate in Science?

The Associate in Science (AS) Degree is designed for transfer to a Baccalaureate program. The AS 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 AS degree gives students options to pursue bachelor’s degrees in fields such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, 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.

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 http://cpe.ky.gov/policies/transfer.html for details.

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. For more information, check with OCTC's TRAC Central, the university you plan to attend or http://knowhow2goky.org/kh2t

Check out the OCTC Transfer Information page!

What are my degree options?

Associate in Science (AS)

  • Associate in Science

For course sequences for AS, see the program card.
For graduation requirements, download the academic plan for AS - AS (2018).

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Science (AS) degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

For more information

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.

Program Contact

Katie Ballard
Associate in Arts

270.686.4529
katie.ballard@kctcs.edu