Big moves begin withthe right degree

Associate in Science

The SMC Associate in Science Degree is a great stepping stone into an education and career in the STEM fields. One of the leading and most sought-after career fields, you’ll be prepared to finish a bachelor’s degree or begin working in an entry-level position.


Degrees that Put You to Work

Be ready. SMC students earn an associate degree when they successfully complete the halfway point of a bachelor’s degree. Two degrees in four years means you’ll get a valuable degree for the first two years of college – something many other colleges don’t offer. A two-year degree can help you earn better pay while you’re finishing up your bachelor’s degree. It can also be a safety net in case you have to pause your college studies for financial, family, or other reasons.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics research shows that people with an associate degree make approximately $8,000 more per year than people with just a high school education. That’s why SMC provides associate degree programs, to give our students credentials that will benefit them on the way to their higher degree and give them the option to start working right away. 

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Degree Plan

It’s your future – pick your degree pathway

Your plan for the future starts with choosing the degree program that works for you. An Associate in Science Degree is a very versatile start to your academic career as it gives you a step up in a number of bachelor’s degree programs. You can move into any STEM direction – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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All the knowledge (and skills) you’ll need

Associate in Science Degree graduates will get a broad-based education in the STEM fields, learning basics of mathematics, computer science, social science, and more. With these requirements completed, you will be prepared to move on to a four-year degree to further hone your skills and interests.

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What You’ll Do with a Science Degree

 Our Associate in Science Degree is designed to prepare you for a four-year degree program to further enhance your education; however, it does also provide the opportunity to start a number of entry-level careers, including: 

  • Laboratory assistant 
  • Medical assistant 
  • Engineering technician 
  • Web developer 
  • Data science assistant 

Affordable for a Reason

Thanks to our generous scholarship and financial aid opportunities, it’s likely you’ll pay way less than you think for an SMC education. You may even be able to attend tuition-free! Check it out for yourself!

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What’s Camak Core

It's our for-credit career readiness courses that give you workplace skills now, so you can stand out to employers later.

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