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Programs at Lee College

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No matter what your goals are, Lee College has a program that's right for you. Lee College offers a variety of two-year curricula leading to the associate degree as well as several certificate programs. In as little as two years, you can get the degree you're looking for, or you can earn a certification in as little as one year. And, Lee College credits transfer to many colleges and universities so you can get started on a four-year degree at a fraction of the cost. Explore transfer opportunities as you browse through Lee College programs. So what are you waiting for? When you're ready, Lee College is ready to help you get started. Below are descriptions of the types of degrees and certificates we offer.


Degree/Certificate Types 

These degrees are for students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions and pursue baccalaureate degrees. AA, AAS, AAT, and AS degrees include 60 to 66 hours of freshman and sophomore courses.

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Associate in Arts (AA) Degree

This is a liberal arts-based degree for which the objective is preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program, generally in a liberal arts major (i.e., English, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, etc.).

Associate in Science (AS) Degree

This is a liberal arts and science-based degree for which the objective is preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program, generally in a professional field of endeavor (i.e., chemistry, engineering, computer science, etc.).

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree

This is an occupationally-based degree for which the primary objective is preparation for job entry immediately upon completion of the degree program (i.e., occupational therapy assistant, paralegal, etc.). While the emphasis is on providing particular occupational skills, each curriculum includes courses in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

Some graduates of these programs may also transfer to four-year colleges. The acceptance of courses for transfer are subject to the discretion of the receiving baccalaureate institution.

Associate in Art in Teaching (AAT) Degree

This degree is designed for students interested in teaching in an elementary, middle or high school. It represents the first half of a bachelor’s degree and transfers in its entirety to a Texas college/university, allowing the student to transfer directly into the professional program there.

Certificate of Completion 

Lee College offers 55 Certificates of Completion. These programs are designed for students who are employed or plan to be employed in technical fields. In most cases, the credits earned in a certificate program can be applied to an associate of applied science degree in the same area of study; however, there are programs in which this is not the case. In a few cases, the credits earned in certificate programs are transferable to associate of science degrees.