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Online College Courses to Earn Your Associate Degree

Earn your associate degree at a DEAC accredited online school and see your career opportunities grow! After completing U.S. Career Institute's online college programs, you'll be better prepared to land a job you really want or qualify for that big promotion. With affordable online degree programs in popular majors from business to healthcare, U.S. Career Institute has your online education covered.

With our unique distance learning classes, you'll have all of these benefits:

  • Study at your own pace
  • No classes to attend or schedules to keep
  • Career-focused classes
  • Career support for graduates

Getting an associate degree online has never been more convenient. We provide personalized student support to ensure your success and customize your learning experience to your needs. We make sure you are confident in the skills and knowledge obtained in your online college courses, so you'll be ready to start your new career in as little as 16 months!

Find the career that's right for you. Our top online degree programs include:

Accounting – If you love working with numbers and bottom lines, you'll fit right into an accounting career.

Business Management – A business career will give you flexibility and a wide range of opportunities.

Entrepreneurship – As a business entrepreneur, you will have flexibility and independence.

Health Information Technology – Health information technology graduates are prepared to work in a variety of healthcare settings.

Human Resources – If you have strong people skills, a career in human resources may be right for you. Learn to turn your interest in helping others into a career.

Medical Assistant – If you are seeking a Medical Assistant associate degree online program, then U.S. Career Institute is the perfect choice!

Medical Specialties – A healthcare career is promising for your future, but it can be hard to choose just which area of healthcare to work in. Prepare for five different healthcare careers with our Medical Specialties program including Medical Assistant, Medical Billing, Medical Coding, Pharmacy Technician and Patient Care Technician.

Social Work – You can help make a difference in people's lives. Our program will prepare you to assist people and communities.

Common Questions About Our Online College Courses

How Long Does it Take to Get an Associate Degree?

Many students at traditional colleges take two years or more to complete an associate degree, but at U.S. Career Institute, you can earn your AAS degree in as little as 16 months. With USCI, you can work at your own pace to complete your degree program.

Can You Get an Associate Degree Online?

Yes, you can earn a college degree online. DEAC Accredited online colleges like USCI allow you to get the knowledge, skills, and certification that an associate degree grants. The benefits of online school programs include an affordable course of study, individual support, and the ability to complete coursework at your own pace.

How Can You Get an AAS (Associates of Applied Science) Degree Online?

To get at AAS degree online, start by enrolling in one of our programs. Once enrolled, you can begin completing coursework at your own pace. With classes to teach you the skills you need and career coaching available, you'll complete the program having met all of the associate degree requirements and with the support and confidence you need to begin your career.

How Much Does it Cost to Get an Associate Degree Online?

Our online degree programs are between $1,689 and $2,000 per semester, depending on the payment plan you choose; much less than you'll pay at many other institutions. See our full tuition listing for our online degree programs and look at our payment options to see how affordable an associate degree can be!

What Is the Best Online Associate Degree to Get?

People use a lot of different criteria to determine the best online degree programs of study for them, so the answer will vary from person to person. People may choose the fastest online degree completion option or choose based on associate degrees that position them for the highest-paying jobs. Others choose to follow their interests and passions or focus on their own strengths. The best degree program for you might combine all of these factors.

Can You Get an Associate Degree in Two Years?

Yes, you can certainly get an associate degree in two years: In fact, that's the average length of time to spend earning an associate degree. But DEAC accredited online schools, like USCI, may be the best option and will allow you to complete the program at your own pace: You can earn your associate degree from us in as little as 16 months.

What Should I Get an Associate Degree In?

For many of our students, the best online degrees are in the financial and medical fields, but this is a personal choice with no one right answer. We also have a Social Work degree, a Human Resources degree, and other college programs to cater to a variety of student interests. Explore our full listing or chat with us to discover what degree is the best fit for you.

Is a Two-Year Degree Worth It?

Completing online degree programs is absolutely worth the time and expense because they can prepare you for a long and successful career. Employers require an associate degree for many sought-after entry-level positions, so earning yours will prepare you to be a competitive candidate. If you weigh the options and evaluate what makes sense for you and your career, you'll likely find that an online associate degree is worth earning.

Check our more info on Self-Paced Degree Programs and Employer Perceptions of Online Degrees.

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