UCCI offers three types of associate degrees. The vocational degree, or Associate of Applied Science (AAS), is designed to offer students specialised training in preparation for responsible positions in professional areas. Students completing the AAS may qualify for some advanced standing if they later attend UCCI or other tertiary institutions. However, the main emphasis of the degree is on specific vocational skills.
Transfer degrees, on the other hand, are primarily academic in nature and are intended to prepare students for further studies at the university level. UCCI offers both the Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees. Students who satisfy the graduation requirements for either degree will normally have completed the equivalent of the first two years of study towards a bachelor's degree in the same area of specialisation. Students will be particularly well prepared to continue in UCCI's bachelor programmes.
The number of advanced standing credits a student receives upon transfer will vary according to the policies of the institution to which they transfer. Students planning to transfer are advised, therefore, to begin making preparations as early as possible.
Advice on transfer of credits may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.
Associate degree programmes at UCCI offer a variety of topics through which students can learn and engage in undergraduate study: (Duration: two years, full time)
Bachelor programmes at UCCI offer a variety of avenues for students to learn and engage in undergraduate study. (Duration: two to four years, full time)