Associate Degrees (AA/AS)
Field Of Study Degrees
Technical Degrees (AAS)
The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees can give you a good start before transferring to a four-year college/university. These academic degrees provide a solid foundation through a traditional liberal arts education and are designed specifically for those students who plan to transfer to a Texas four-year institution. Both of these degrees include the core curriculum. Studies include the humanities, social sciences, communication, mathematics, and science. If you have selected a major, you can include major courses into these degrees or you may concentrate in a major area of study after you transfer during your junior and senior years.
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees are awarded through the Division of Technical and Workforce Education. These degrees are designed to teach specific career/technical skills and prepare the graduates to enter the workforce. In Texas, community colleges are the primary providers of post-secondary workforce education, and Blinn College provides high quality programs that are designed to meet the needs of people in the geographic area it serves. Two-year programs leading to Associate in Applied Science degrees are:
Blinn College’s Certificates of Competency are designed to prepare the completer with specific technical skills and academic competencies that will enable them to enter the workforce well prepared, in a time period of one calendar year or less. Certificates and Marketable Skills Achievement Awards (MSAA) are available in:
Small Business Management
• Child development
- Child Care Administration MSAA
- Child Care Worker
- Child Development Associate
- Early Childhood Education
• Computer Information technology
- Computer Information Technology MSAA
- Microsoft Specialist
- UNIX Specialist
- Web Specialist
• Criminal Justice
- Law Enforcement
• Emergency Medical Services
- EMT Basic MSAA
- Paramedic Technology
• Fire Science
• Information Management
- Administrative Office
- Desktop Publishing
- Medical Office Specialist
- Medical Transcription /Coding
- Software Specialist
• Legal Assistant
- Legal Office Specialist
• Real Estate
- Real Estate MSAA
• Vocational Nursing
The courses listed in the Coordinating Board approved field of study curriculum and the courses in the general education core curricula, are listed to facilitate the free transferability of lower-division academic courses among Texas public colleges and universities.
All public four-year institutions are required to accept Coordinating Board-approved field of study courses to fulfill lower-division requirements for bachelor’s degrees in majors that correspond to the field of study. Receiving colleges and universities may not require incoming transfer students to repeat courses with the same content as field of study courses to satisfy requirements for the academic major.
Here are the current Coordinating Board approved fields
of study curricula available at Blinn College:
Criminal Justice, Education, and Music
Every Texas public college/university is required to have a core curriculum of no less than 42 credit hours. If you successfully complete the 42-hour core curriculum at Blinn College, the entire 42-semester credit hour package will transfer as core requirements to any other public college or university in Texas.
You may be entering college with a clear idea of what major you will choose and which senior institution you plan to attend or you may not know where you will transfer or in which discipline you will major.
If you are undecided about a major, you are encouraged to take courses in the Core Curriculum as these should transfer to all Texas public universities. During the first semester, you should investigate your interests. By the second or third semester, you should begin to develop a clear sense of which senior institution you will attend and the requirements for your chosen degree program. Using current information from four-year institutions, you should follow the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree plan because they incorporate the core curriculum.
Make an appointment for Career Counseling to help you investigate all of the career options available to you. Use DISCOVER, an online career search program for additional help in your career exploration.
Contact the Counseling Office on the campus you are attending
for a USER ID and password.