Time to Degree

2 Years (5 courses per semester), 5 Years (2 courses per semester), 10 Years (1 course per semester)

How Long to Earn Your Associate Degree?

It's up to you how long it will take to earn your degree. The more courses you take, the faster you get to the finish line.

EVERY COURSE COUNTS!

Here Are Some Possibilities:

  • 2 YEARS if you take 5 courses (15 credit hours) per semester 
  • 2.5 YEARS if you take 4 courses (12 credit hours) per semester 
  • 3.5 YEARS if you take 3 courses (9 credit hours) per semester 
  • 5 YEARS if you take 2 courses (6 credit hours) per semester 
  • 10 YEARS if you take 1 course (3 credit hours) per semester 

Stay on your Degree Plan to Finish Faster!

Most programs take 60 credit hours to earn your associate degree. Learn more about our programs here.

Check with your advisor to find out how many credit hours you need to graduate.

Note: One class is usually 3 credit hours so you need approximately 20 classes within your degree plan to earn an associate degree.

Consider Flexible Terms to Accelerate Your Time to Degree

Accelerated (Shorter) Terms:

  • Flex terms in Fall and Spring – 8 weeks
    (utilize two halves of the 16 week semesters!)
  • Summer terms – 5, 8 and 10 weeks
  • Maymester – 3 weeks
  • Wintermester – 3 weeks in December
  • Summer Momentum
  • Online Courses 

Click Here to Download the Time to Degree Flyer

Register for Spring Flex II Classes!
(Click Here for Registration Calendar)

Students can Register for Spring Flex II (8-week) until March 19, 2023.
2 YEARS

Degree in 2 years taking 5 courses per semester

Find your Degree Program!

Take courses on your degree track and check them off as you go!

Studying Full-Time?

Take this route to get your associate degree in 2 years taking 5 courses per semester.

Visit with your Advisor!

We have a variety of course and schedule options, along with our accelerated terms, that will help you shave months off your educational journey - remember, every course counts! This means you can earn that salary you want faster!

2.5 YEARS

Degree in 2.5 years taking 4 courses per semester

Find your Degree Program!

Take courses on your degree track and check them off as you go!

Studying Full-Time?

Take this route to get your associate degree in 2.5 years taking 4 courses per semester.

Visit with your Advisor!

We have a variety of course and schedule options, along with our accelerated terms, that will help you shave months off your educational journey - remember, every course counts! This means you can earn that salary you want faster!

3.5 YEARS

Degree in 3.5 years taking 3 courses per semester

Find your Degree Program!

Take courses on your degree track and check them off as you go!

Studying Part-Time?

Are you studying part-time while working and/or taking care of your kids? No problem!

Take this route to get your associate degree in 3.5 years taking 3 courses per semester (12 credit hours per semester). We have a lot of scheduling options for you!

Visit with your Advisor!

5 YEARS

Degree in 5 years taking 2 courses per semester

Find your Degree Program!

Take courses on your degree track and check them off as you go!

Studying Part-Time?

Are you studying part-time while working and/or taking care of your kids? No problem!

Take this route to get your associate degree in 5 years taking 2 courses per semester. We have a lot of scheduling options for you!

Visit with your Advisor!

10 YEARS

Degree in 10 years taking 1 course per semester

Find your Degree Program!

Take courses on your degree track and check them off as you go!

Working Full-Time? 

Working full-time and don't have a lot of extra time for college?

Taking 1 course per semester would take 10 years to get your degree.

We have night classes, online courses, and other scheduling options to help you get your degree sooner! 

Visit with your Advisor!