Associate of Science

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed for students planning to transfer credits to a four-year institution. It allows more freedom in course selection than the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree; however, because of the flexibility of this degree, it may not fulfill requirements for transfer to a university in Oregon. When selecting courses for this degree, students should consult KCC advisors and the institution to which they will transfer to make sure that they are taking the correct courses.

For more information regarding credentialing and accreditation please see the Accreditation page.

This program may provide prior learning credit and extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

For more information see the Credit for Prior Learning page.

Available Degrees and Certificates with Curriculum Maps

Associate of Science


What areas can I study for a more specific degree?

An associate of science degree can be customized depending on the career path you want to follow. Advising options offered within the degree are:
  • Environmental Science
All of these options can be a stepping stone to your career in science!

Does this degree transfer?

The associate of science is designed to transfer to the four-year institution of your choice. With this in mind, you should be in contact with your chosen transfer school to make sure the advising/academic plan you are taking will fulfill the requirements for transfer.

Careers in Science

Median Annual Salary

  • United States:
  • Oregon State:
  • Klamath Region:

2021-2030 Employment Projection

11.7% Growth

Entry Level Educational Requirements:

Associate Degree


Prospective Jobs

Research Associate Forensic Science Technician Laboratory Technician
Fish and Wildlife Technician Science Technician Veterinary Technician

All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Data is provided for a biological technician position. For a different employment forecast please visit the State of Oregon Employment Department.

Contact Associate of Science

Eleazar Gutierrez
Associate of Science Program Lead