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Transfer Options

Liberal Arts Transfer Options

Associate of Arts (A.A.)
Associate of Science (A.S.)
These degrees are generally considered “transfer level” degrees, which means most students who earn them transfer to a four year college or university and get a bachelor’s degree. Because different colleges have different requirements, you should work with both your transfer institution and a Kirkwood advisor to choose the right classes.

If you plan to continue your education after Kirkwood, you can take the necessary electives and core courses you need through our Liberal Arts program before your transfer.

The following programs of study are Liberal Arts transfer options. Depending upon your transfer institution and your career interest area, you may earn an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree in Liberal Arts, or you may take only the credits you need to transfer.

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Liberal Arts -
Associate of Arts (A.A.)

We can help you transfer your A.A. degree and major in many areas including:

Liberal Arts -
Associate of Science (A.S.)

We can help you transfer your A.S. degree and major in many areas including:

 

Career Programs

Career Programs

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Students who earn these types of degrees usually go straight into the workforce, however, some Applied Science and Technology programs also have transfer agreements with four-year institutions. It’s best to work with an advisor to determine which degree program best suits your goals.

Get a great start here with certificate, diploma or degree programs designed to provide the training and expertise you need to begin your new career in as little as one year.

Below are applied science career programs. Those noted with an asterisk * have transfer agreements with specific four-year colleges and universities.

Programs with Gainful Employment information have a "GE Info" link beside them.

Accounting
Administrative Assistant*
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology 
Agricultural Geospatial Technology
Agriculture Business
Agriculture Production Management
Apparel Merchandising*
Architectural Technology*
Automation and Instrumentation Technologies
Automotive Collision Repair | GE Info
Automotive Technology*
Baking and Pastry Arts | GE Info
Biotechnology
CAD/Mechanical Engineering Technology*
Carpentry | GE Info
CNC Machining Technology*
Computer Information Systems
Computer Support Specialist
Construction Management*
Culinary Arts
Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene
Dental Technology
Diagnostic Assistant
Diesel Ag Technology
Diesel Truck Technology
Early Childhood Education
Electroneurodiagnostic Tech
Electronics Engineering Tech*
Energy Production & Distribution 
Entry-level Firefighter
Financial Services*
Floral Careers | GE Info
Geographic Information Systems
Golf Course/Athletic Turfgrass Mgmt
Graphic Communication Tech*

Health Information Technology
Horse Science Technology
Hotel Management 
Human Services
Humane Officer Training
HVAC Installer | GE Info
Industrial Maintenance Tech*
Interior Design
Landscape Construction and Design
Local Area Network (LAN) Mgmt*
Management*
Marketing Management
Masonry Construction | GE Info
Medical Assisting
Medical Lab Tech
Medical Transcription | GE Info
Nursing Practical, Associate Degree (RN)
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Paramedic
Parks & Natural Resources
Pet Grooming | GE Info
Pharmacy Technician | GE Info
Physical Therapist Assistant
Plumbing Technology | GE Info
Respiratory Therapist
Restaurant Management*
Skilled Trades
Surgical Technology
Telecommunication Technology*
Veterinary Assistant | GE Info
Veterinary Technician
Water Environmental Technology* - ONLINE
Web Technologies
Welding*

 

Professional Certificates and Diplomas

Professional Certificates & Diplomas

Diploma
Certificate
Diploma and certificate programs normally take anywhere from nine months to one year to complete, and will give you the skills to start in an entry-level position in your chosen career. Sometimes, people who already have four-year degrees and are working, come back to Kirkwood and earn certificates to advance their careers. Diploma and certificate programs generally don’t transfer, but it’s best to check with your advisor.

Certificates programs are designed for entry-level employment and may provide specialization in specific areas. Courses are usually taken from diploma and degree programs, and may be completed within 12 to 18 semester hours.

 

Basic Equine Studies
Biotechnology
Combination Welding
Construction Estimator
Construction Supervision
Entrepreneurship
Entry-Level Firefighter
Equine Health
Fire Science
Geographic Information Systems
Human Resources
Java Programming
Local Area Network (LAN) Management
 

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Network Security
.NET Programming
Paraeducator Certification**
Pipe Welding
Project Management
Retail Marketing
Sales
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Technical Accounting 
Web Design
Web Development

**For Paraeducator certification, apply to Liberal Arts - Associate of Arts (A.A.).

Note: Certificate programs do not qualify for financial aid. In order to receive financial aid, you must apply to the corresponding diploma or degree program.

Click here for gainful employment information, including graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other information.



 

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