North Grafton: Associate's degree
and certificate: Charlene Swalec.
Bartel, a graduate of Lancaster High School, received his associate's degree
in mathematics from Antelope Valley College in May 2006.
Launched through two high schools at LaGuardia, the Early College High School initiative creates schools at which students earn a high school diploma and an associate's degree
(or up to two years of credits toward a bachelor's degree) in an abbreviated period of time.
The campus currently offers twelve associate's degree
and nine certificate programs including graphic design, criminal justice, medical assistant, medical insurance coding and billing, paralegal studies and computer forensics.
The impetus for analyzing associate's degree
and sub-two-year certificate conferrals is related to the role that the nation's community colleges play in this arena.
Offering a two-year program in Electronics Engineering Technology, ITT Technical Institute awards an associate's degree
upon successful completion of the program.
A quick glance through this year's Top 100 lists shows that the top spot in overall associate's degree
production now belongs to the online campus of the University of Phoenix.
BACKGROUND: School board member since 1992; registered nurse at Aspen Outpatient Center; fifth-generation Simi Valley native; associate's degree
from Moorpark College; licensed vocational nurse from Simi Adult Education; associate's degree
in nursing from University of the State of New York.
For example, a person with a professional degree who started with an associate's degree
makes an average nationally of $70,349.
Students can transfer units earned toward an associate's degree
or lower division general education credits to National University and receive credit toward a bachelor's degree.
Slightly more than 40 percent of public postsecondary schools and slightly more than half of for-profit colleges offer an associate's degree
as their highest degree.
NECI offers an associate's degree
in culinary arts, an associate's degree
in baking and pastry and an associate's and bachelor's degree in food and beverage management.