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University Credit (UC) - Entering the Workforce

Associate Degrees provide an experience that prepares you for work, citizenship and an enriched life as an educated person. Even if you don’t transfer into a degree program, having obtained an associate degree can prove useful when you seek employment*.

They provide students with important foundation employment skills:

• advanced reading comprehension
• effective written and oral communications
• mathematical and scientific reasoning
• computer and technological literacy
• research and evaluative skills
• analysis, synthesis and integration of knowledge
• critical thinking and problem solving
• application of theoretical understanding to practice
• working collaboratively

*Information referenced from Frequently Asked Questions about the Associate Degree; Retrieved August 10, 2006 from BC Transfer Web site