Degrees & Certificates

How is an AAS different?
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is designed for students who wish to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. Credit units may or may not transfer.

Workforce Awards

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The AAS program is a two-year degree plan designed for students who want to pursue short-term training so they can quickly enter the workforce immediately. 

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Workforce Certificates

Certificates (CERT) are programs of study that vary in length and are designed to prepare the student for occupational employment. The certificate is awarded upon completion of specific courses that have been industry validated and sequenced for the purpose of developing and upgrading skills in an occupation. Some examples are: Accounting, General Business, CAD/Drafting, Web Design, Medical Assisting, Vocational Nursing, etc. 

Academic Transfer Degrees

Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

The Associate of Arts (AA) program is an academic transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately be pursuing a Bachelor's degree at a four-year college/university that is not math or science oriented. Examples of this type of four-year degree are: Business, Liberal Arts, History, Speech, Music, Education, Criminal Justice, etc.

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The Lone Star College AA is a generalized degree that will not list a specific major. While certain courses are recommended, the requirements are essentially the basic first and second year
equivalent of many bachelor's degrees.  

Associate of Science Degree (AS)

The Associate of Science (AS) program is an academic transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately be pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at a four-year college/university. At LSCS, the AS degree is a generalized degree that will not list a specific major but will be called Associate of Science. Some examples are, but not limited to: Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, etc.

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The Lone Star College AS is a generalized degree that will not list a specific major. While certain courses are recommended, the requirements are essentially the basic first and second year
equivalent of many bachelor's degrees.  

Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)

EC-6 Generalist

An academic transfer degree leading to a bachelor's degree for individuals seeking Texas teacher certification. View Requirements

(AAT_EC6G degree offered at LSC-CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery,
North Harris, and Tomball)

Grades 4-8 Generalist

An academic transfer degree leading to a bachelor's degree for individuals seeking Texas teacher certification. View Requirements

(AAT_48GN degree offered at LSC-CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery,
North Harris, and Tomball)

Associate of Arts: Field of Study (AA)

The Field of Study curriculum is designed to satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor's degree in a specific area at four-year colleges in the state of Texas*. Credits earned in Field of Study curriculum transfer to other four year colleges in the state of Texas.

*Field of Study completion does not guarantee admission to a four-year institution in the state of Texas.

Field of Study: Business

An academic transfer degree leading to the bachelor of business administration degree at the awarding institution. View Requirements

Associate of Arts Degree with Field of Study Transfer Curriculum for Business (AA_FMGT degree offered at LSC-CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball)

Field of Study: Computer Science

An academic transfer degree leading to the bachelor of science degree in computer science or computer management information system.
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Associate of Arts with Field of Study Transfer Curriculum for Computer Science (AA_FCSC degree offered at LSC-CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, and Tomball)

Field of Study: Criminal Justice

An academic transfer degree leading to the bachelor of criminal justice degree. View Requirements

Associate of Arts with Field of Study Transfer Curriculum for Criminal Justice (AA_FCRJ degree offered at LSC-CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball)

Field of Study: Music

An academic transfer degree leading to the bachelor of music degree but may also be applied to the bachelor of arts or other baccalaureate-level music degrees as deemed appropriate by the awarding institution. View Requirements

Associate of Arts with Field of Study Transfer Curriculum for Music (AA_FMUS degree offered at LSC-CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball)

Field of Study: Speech Communication

An academic transfer degree leading to the bachelor of arts degree with a speech communication major. View Requirements

Associate of Arts with Field of Study Transfer Curriculum for Speech Communication (AA_FCOM degree offered at LSC-CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball)

Area of Concentration: International Studies

The International Studies AOC is an introduction for freshman/sophmore college students to global studies with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries. Upon successful completion, graduates will receive an AA degree with an AOC in international education. View Requirements

Associate of Arts with Area of Concentration in International Studies (AA_FIBU offered at LSC-CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball)

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