Associate of Applied Science

If you have fulfilled competency-based requirements at a technical center or technical college, our Associate of Applied Science degree provides you with a convenient, one-year pathway to a college degree. Your technical education may translate into as many as 30 semester hours of credit, or about half of the total necessary for our associate of applied science degree.

Our AAS degree is designed to meet the needs of working adults and nontraditional college students. Wentworth College will support you academically, with personalized advising and mentoring to ensure that you develop the skills and habits you need to complete the AAS degree. You’ll learn in small classes that average fewer than 20 students, with caring faculty who know you by name and take an interest in your success.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Benefits

Wentworth’s Associate of Applied Science degree provides you with strong credentials to help you compete for good jobs in your field of technical expertise. The benefits include:

  • Convenience. You can finish your AAS degree in just one academic year (two semesters). We offer courses in four locations—the main campus in Lexington, and our satellite campuses in Heritage, Lamar, and Cameron. Evening courses are available for working adults who need to schedule classes around their job commitments.
  • Affordability. Wentworth College has lower tuition than almost every four year college in Missouri. You can cut hundreds of dollars from the cost of an associate’s degree by attending Wentworth.
  • Workforce development. Having an associate’s degree enables you to compete for better jobs at higher pay than people who lack a degree. Our Associate of Applied Science degree enables you to build workplace skills that employers value, including writing, math, and communication.
  • Academic support. Wentworth is a small, friendly campus with faculty and staff who work hard to help you succeed. You’ll never have to fight for attention. If you need support to get through our program, we’ll be here for you.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Opportunities

The Associate of Applied Science degree provides you with a first-rate education and a strong credential that enhances your technical training. You’ll be prepared to enter the workforce or earn a promotion in your chosen field. Wentworth graduates have used their associate’s degree to begin or advance their careers in fields such as:

  • Nursing
  • Allied health
  • Automotive technology
  • Computer maintenance
  • Computer networking

Course Requirements

The Associate of Science degree includes general education courses in:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Computer science
  • History
  • English composition
  • Humanities / fine arts
  • Public speaking

Degree Requirements