Associate of Arts (A.A.) for Business & Industry

Quick Facts

Earn an A.A. and complete 1st- and 2nd-year courses that will generally transfer to a 4-year college or university.

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Plan Your Transfer Pathway

A flexible A.A. opens the door to a wide range of bachelor’s degrees and careers.

Work with your advisor to personalize your studies to fit your interests and needs.

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Our Program

Why Choose an A.A.?

  • Explore different subjects if you’re unsure of your career goals
  • Enjoy flexibility: Choose the courses you want—as long as you earn the required credit hours
  • Apply the basics / Core Curriculum course credits you earn with your A.A. at TCC toward a bachelor's degree at a 4-year university
  • Develop a well-rounded liberal arts foundation that will prepare you to live & work in an ever-changing world

Marketable Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before You Enroll, Think About:

  • While the A.A. credits generally transfer to 4-year colleges and universities, it’s your responsibility to check with your destination school and program to make sure you meet their specific requirements.
  • When you work with your advisor to plan your A.A., be sure to tell them you want to transfer after you graduate from TCC.
    • Plan your A.A. with your 4-year school of choice in mind.
  • If you want to finish faster, explore our Accelerated Associate of Arts (A.A.), which you can complete in 18 months.
  • If you want to enter the workforce immediately or know you aren’t interested in transferring, explore the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) options in the Business & Industry Pathway.

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates


How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2023–2024 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AA Associate of Arts 60 $4,140


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

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Updated April 17, 2024