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To earn an associate degree, you’ll take general education classes similar to the ones you took in high school like English, math, and history. You’ll also take classes related to your field of interest. Most students complete associate degrees in two years. If, however, you earned early college credits in high school or already have some general education classes under your belt, you might be able to finish in as little as one year. With more than 50 associate degrees to choose from at LMC, you can put your passions to work in any field that interests you.

If your career goals require a four-year degree, you can save tens of thousands of dollars by completing your first two years at LMC. Our friendly advisors can help you decide whether an associate degree or a transfer to a four-year college or university is best for you.

Programs

An in-demand career in the business field.

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Put your passion for art to work.

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Biologists study life and living things.

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Get a solid foundation in business before transferring to a four-year school with the Associate in Business Administration degree.

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Get a solid foundation in business and specialize in one of four areas of focus, or prepare to transfer to a four-year program with the Business Associate in Applied Science degree.

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Studying the "central science" provides you with a foundation for careers in many fields.

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Help young ones develop healthy minds and bodies as a professional in the child development field.

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Get into one of the most in-demand fields today when you earn an Associate in Applied Science - Networking degree!

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Earn your degree and start a career in the high-demand computer science field!

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Criminal justice at LMC prepares you for a variety of careers in law and law enforcement.

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From menu to management, advance your culinary career.

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This open entry/open exit program offers flexibility and a path to a satisfying career.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are well-paid professionals who perform and interpret ultrasound images.

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A great start to a career in the nuclear power industry.

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Train to work in nuclear and other power plants, with an emphasis in Health Physics and Radiation Protection.

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Engineering graduates earn top salaries in a wide variety of exciting industries.

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Assist engineers with product design and development.

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Courses available in French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and more.

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A general program designed with an advisor to include a broad range of technical and general courses.

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Design a technology degree to meet your interests and the needs of your employer.

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“Design is thinking made visual.” –Saul Bass

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Explore topics in personal and community health.

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History at LMC prepares you for a career in teaching, law, government and more.

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Joining the Lake Michigan College Honors Program will enrich your college experience with unique challenges and rewards.

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Hospitality management graduates work in hotels, spas, resorts, restaurants and more.

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The mathematics program at LMC prepares you to transfer to a four-year college.

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Prepare for a career in manufacturing.

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High-demand career in the health care field.

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Put musical passion to work when you major in music at Lake Michigan College! 

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With an aging population and the growth of the medical field, nursing is a great career to get into today and grow into tomorrow.

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The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for entry-level pharmacy technician positions in hospitals and retail stores.

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Pursue your passion in physical fitness as a Physical Education & Wellness major!

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The physical sciences include chemistry, geology and physics.

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Physicists study the nature and properties of matter and energy.

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The study of governments and their impact upon human society.

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Psychology is the scientific study of behavior.

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Radiologic technologists use radiation to produce images of the bones and organs of the human body.

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Apprenticeship training in cooperation with local employers.

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Sociologists study the organization, functions and problems of human societies and groups.

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Earn your degree and put your passion to work educating young minds with the Teacher Education Associate in Applied Science degree!

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Make a positive impact on young minds with a degree in Teacher Education.

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All the world is a stage when you pursue a degree in the Performing Arts at Lake Michigan College.

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A great program for students who would like to explore a few different fields before deciding on a career.

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Prepare to transfer in a number of different fields.

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Welders are employed in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, and utilities. LMC offers education & training in the current welding and cutting technologies.

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Learn the art, science and business of wine at the Midwest's first and only commercial teaching winery.

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Associate degrees usually take two years for students with a full-time course load. They are equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor's degree at a four-year school. These programs focus on career education and will prepare you for a well-paying, in-demand career. You may want to earn an associate degree and enter the workforce or transfer to a university, depending on your career goals. 

You can select from many areas of study that will lead to one of the following degrees: Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in General Studies, or Associate in Business Administration.

Your job prospects will be broader. By the year 2025, over 60% of jobs in Michigan will require a college degree, but currently only 35% of residents have one. You will stand out from the crowd and be prepared for more responsibility in your career.

You could earn more money. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017, full-time workers with an associate degree earned more than $200 a week more than workers with only a high school diploma!

You'll be done before you know it! Many students can complete an associate degree in only two years, putting you out in the workforce with your new skills and credentials in a very short time. You can do it!

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