Associate of Arts and Associate of Science General Transfer Degrees

 

Advising Options

Associate of Arts - General Transfer

Associate of Arts – Interior Space Planning and Design Program of Study Option

Associate of Arts – Mental Health Direct Care Program of Study Option

Associate of Arts or Associate of Science – Accounting Tech. Program of Study Option

Associate of Arts or Associate of Science – Business Tech. Program of Study Option

Associate of Science- General Transfer

Associate of Science – Computer Technology Program of Study Option

Associate of Science – Environmental Science Program of Study Option

 

What you’ll learn

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees are general transfer degrees.  Completion of either program indicates the student has completed a course of UM-Helena Studentstudy equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree.  Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees do not officially include a major or minor course of study; nevertheless, students do complete a 22-24 credit program of study option for either an A.A. or A.S. degree.

Students may also accumulate credits to transfer to another college or university.  Completion of the Helena College general education core requirements (31+ credits) satisfies the general education core requirements of the Montana University System.  All Montana University System institutions will accept the Helena College general education core to satisfy their lower division general education requirements.

The General Education Core of the Helena College provides students with the broad foundation of knowledge essential for success at the associate and baccalaureate levels.  The General Education Core of 31+ credits is completed in the following disciplines: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (10+ credits), Written Communication (6 credits), Oral Communication (3 credits), Social and Psychological Sciences (6+ credits), and Humanities/Fine Arts (6+ credits).  The General Education Core prepares students for independent, abstract, and critical thinking; responding creatively to problems; applying quantitative and mathematical knowledge; finding information; and communicating in both orally and in written forms.  This is done to engender life-long learning skills, a foundation of knowledge in a variety of disciplines, and a broadened perspective on our independent, changing global community.

 

Program cost

$7,480

 

Instructors

Tammy Burke

Mike Cronin

John Hartman

Kim Haughee

Karen Henderson

Steve Lewis

Joyce Walborn

Victor Schuchinov