AAS Program - Edinboro University
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          Erie, PA 16506
          Phone: (814) 836-1955 or
          (814) 732-2544
          Fax: (814) 833-2085

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          AAS Program

          Gear up to advance your career.

          In the past, being skilled in your trade was all you needed. But in today’s competitive environment, employers want individuals with advanced knowledge and training.

          EU’s Associate of Applied Science degree gives technically skilled workers the broader background needed to advance in their fields while addressing the region’s need for a better-educated workforce.

          • Step up to supervision or management
          • Qualify for a position in quality control, product development or sales
          • Make yourself marketable anywhere

          Valuable, transferable skills and a degree from a nationally accredited university make the Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology the ideal next step in your path up the career ladder.

          • Courses in mathematics, manufacturing quality control, computer applications, communications and more
          • Diploma or certificate credits from qualifying schools can be applied toward your Associate degree
          • Enroll now and take advantage of Edinboro’s special program rate
          • Financial aid available for those who qualify, and the program is approved for Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits.

          Why choose the AAS program?

          The AAS program provides the advanced knowledge and training needed to prepare you for occupations such as engineering technician, industry team leader, quality coordinator, new product development coordinator and sales specialist, among others.

          How does it work?

          The program is open to students who have completed technical training at an approved institution* within the last five years, or who plan to complete the technical training as their first postsecondary educational experience. 

          How much credit will I receive for my technical training?

          Up to 27 credits of the program’s 60-credit total requirement can be awarded for diploma or certificate training at an approved technical school. Most programs completed at Erie Institute of Technology and the Precision Manufacturing Institute are awarded 27 transfer credits.

          How long will it take me to complete the degree program?

          The program is designed to be completed in two years or less. However, it depends on how many credits you are able to enroll in each semester and how many credits you transfer in for technical training. For more information, read the full list of curriculum requirements.

          Can the AAS degree be completed while I’m working full time?

          Yes, depending on your work schedule and when courses are being offered. Generally, the courses are offered in late afternoon or early evening, and you could take two courses each semester while continuing to work full time.

          Usable Skills. Practical Knowledge. Successful Future.

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          For more information, call: (814) 732-2761  •  (888) 8GO-BORO

          *Eligible programs at Precision Manufacturing Institute in Meadville include: CNC Machining, Mechatronics Technology, and Electric Arc Welding. Approved programs at Erie Institute of Technology in Millcreek Include: Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology; CNC/Machinist Technician; Electrician; Maintenance Technician; Industrial Automation & Robotics Technology; and Welding Technology.