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Associate in Science Degree


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Program Advisors

Anne Essmaker
(Health Science Track)
Academic Advisor for students with last names L-Z
(989) 275-5000, ext. 416

Shawn Ott
(Health Science Track)
Academic Advisor for students with last names A-K
(989) 275-5000, ext. 426

Jules Brown
(Physical & Life Science Tracks)
Academic Advisor
(989) 275-5000, ext. 252

Science is everywhere! Build your background with an Associate in Science degree at Kirtland Community College.

You’ll have lots of choices if you decide to earn an Associate in Science degree from Kirtland Community College. Whether your educational goal is a four-year degree or a Ph.D., consider starting your journey at Kirtland.

Employees with a science background are in demand. You can choose between Life Sciences or Physical Sciences and be prepared for a job in: Healthcare, Education, Agriculture or Forensic Science.

If you want some versatility, but don’t want to spend big money at a university, you can begin transforming your future by completing your Associate in Science at Kirtland Community College.

Get your Associate in Science degree at Kirtland Community CollegeKirtland is one of the few colleges in the country that has complete online science courses — including online labs.

You’ll save thousands of dollars because Kirtland’s tuition rates are about one-third of most public four-year colleges and universities. Your general education classes will be complete and easily transfer almost anywhere you’d like to go to continue your college career.

By completing your Associate in Science at Kirtland, you will complete standard requirements in a relaxed, professional setting and earn a fully accredited associate’s degree that can stand alone or transfer seamlessly to just about any college or university in Michigan.

Kirtland’s Associate in Science degree is one of nine associate degree programs you can use as the foundation for a wide range of higher degrees. The first two years of most bachelor’s degree programs are essentially the same no matter where you go:

  • entry-level courses in math, science, English, social sciences and the humanities
  • as well as some higher-level courses in your field of interest

The quality of Kirtland’s courses is unparalleled. Instructors with decades of combined experience deliver programs in an engaging environment. The average class size at Kirtland is 17 students. You’ll get the individual attention you want, need and deserve.

It makes all the sense in the world to begin your journey at Kirtland Community College.

Associate degrees

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Business Administration
  • Associate in Computers
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Information Systems
  • Associate in Fine Arts – Studio Arts
  • Associate in Science (Health Science, Physical Science and Life Science tracks)


Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university must consult with an advisor and carefully study the requirements of the four-year institution from which they intend to secure a bachelor’s degree.

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

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