Career-Focused Associate Degree Programs

Why Choose an Associate Degree?

An RIT/NTID associate degree puts you on the fast track to a successful career!

Employers want graduates with skills that make them job ready, which is what you’ll be with a career-focused associate degree from RIT/NTID.

RIT/NTID offers excellent technical training with lots of support.

You'll take classes with like-minded students who are excited to get off to a strong start in the real world.

NTID's Co-op and Career Center connects with employers in the hottest fields and helps you develop interviewing skills, secure cooperative work experiences and look for your dream job.

At RIT/NTID, you'll get an excellent education in subjects in addition to your major, to help you succeed in your career and in life.

You'll save money and owe less in college loans, because you'll graduate sooner.

Students who earn an associate degree are 9.3 percent more likely to be employed than students who have no college enrollment history.*

Students who earn an associate degree increase their hourly wage by 13.4 percent relative to individuals with no college history.*

Students who earn an associate degree are nearly 12 percent more likely to be home owners than students who had never enrolled in college.*

*According to a study by the American Council on Education's Center for Policy Research and Strategy.

Programs

Master the concepts of 3D graphics to craft a range of creative solutions for animation and multimedia projects.

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Build the foundation for a successful career in civil technology with an AAS program. Construct the future.

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Design the future with an AAS program in Design and Imaging Technology. Turn your creativity into a career.

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Immerse in the art of design with an AOS program in Design and Imaging Technology. Create visual masterpieces.

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Visualize your future with Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Visual Communications. Create a canvas for your career. Learn More about Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Visual Communications

Gain the preparation you need for an exciting career in accounting-related occupations.

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The administrative support technology program prepares you for a career in a variety of business settings including government, education, corporate settings, and health care.

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Master the art of business with an AAS program in business administration. Prepare for leadership in the corporate world.

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Navigate the business world with an AS program in Business. Develop the skills to thrive in the corporate arena.

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Drive innovation in business technology with an AOS program. Harness the power of tech to transform organizations.

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A community development and leadership degree that develops the skills and capabilities you need to lead and manage in community-based environments.

Learn More about Community Development and Inclusive Leadership BS

Master the concepts of 3D graphics to craft a range of creative solutions for animation and multimedia projects.

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In RIT’s ASL degree, you will seamlessly facilitate communication and interaction among deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing people in educational, medical, corporate, and community settings.

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Our graduate degree in health care interpretation meets the demand for nationally-certified ASL-English interpreters qualified to work in the health care industry.

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Master the concepts of 3D graphics to craft a range of creative solutions for animation and multimedia projects.

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Unlock your tech potential with an AAS program in Applied Computer Technology. Dive into the world of programming.

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Power the digital age with an AOS program in Applied Computer Technology. Innovate with cutting-edge tech.

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Embark on a coding journey with an AS program in Applied Computer Technology. Turn lines of code into solutions.

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RIT’s cognitive science Ph.D. provides an interdisciplinary study of the human mind that combines insights from psychology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, augmented reality, and philosophy.

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Due to explosive growth in the use of mobile computing devices, there has been an employment boom in the field of mobile application development, and the demand for new and innovative mobile apps is growing at an incredible speed.

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Discover the world of Applied Mechanical Technology AAS at RIT. Gain practical skills for a rewarding career in the mechanical engineering field.

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Blueprint your career with an AAS program in Architectural and Civil Drafting Technology. Design the structures of tomorrow.

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Shape skylines and cityscapes with an Architectural and Civil Drafting Technology AOS program. Design the world around you.

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Build the foundation for a successful career in civil technology with an AAS program. Construct the future.

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RIT’s cognitive science Ph.D. provides an interdisciplinary study of the human mind that combines insights from psychology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, augmented reality, and philosophy.

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Forge your path to engineering excellence with Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Engineering. Build your foundation.

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Shape precision engineering with an AOS program in Precision Manufacturing Technology. Craft cutting-edge solutions.

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Forge your path to engineering excellence with Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Engineering. Build your foundation.

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Lay the groundwork for a scientific future with Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Science and Mathematics. Explore the unknown. Learn More about Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Science and Mathematics

Explore the wonders of science with an AS program in General Science. Uncover the mysteries of the natural world.

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Our graduate degree in health care interpretation meets the demand for nationally-certified ASL-English interpreters qualified to work in the health care industry.

Learn More about Health Care Interpretation MS
Lay the groundwork for a scientific future with Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Science and Mathematics. Explore the unknown. Learn More about Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Science and Mathematics

Broaden your horizons with an AS program in Applied Liberal Arts. Explore diverse subjects and expand your knowledge.

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In RIT’s ASL degree, you will seamlessly facilitate communication and interaction among deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing people in educational, medical, corporate, and community settings.

Learn More about ASL-English Interpretation BS

RIT’s cognitive science Ph.D. provides an interdisciplinary study of the human mind that combines insights from psychology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, augmented reality, and philosophy.

Learn More about Cognitive Science Ph.D.

A community development and leadership degree that develops the skills and capabilities you need to lead and manage in community-based environments.

Learn More about Community Development and Inclusive Leadership BS
Immerse in the rich world of Deaf culture with an American Sign Language Certificate. Sign, learn, and connect. Learn More about Deaf Cultural Studies-American Sign Language Certificate

Our graduate degree in health care interpretation meets the demand for nationally-certified ASL-English interpreters qualified to work in the health care industry.

Learn More about Health Care Interpretation MS
Take center stage with a Performing Arts Certificate. Express your artistic talents and captivate audiences. Learn More about Performing Arts Certificate

The pre-baccalaureate studies program is available to students who are accepted by NTID and are close to direct entry into a baccalaureate-level program through one of the other colleges of RIT. It is a bridge program for qualified students, based on academic transcripts, scores on admissions tests, and other evidence that supports a reasonable expectation of success in baccalaureate course work. Qualified students who are undecided as to a program of study may choose the career exploration studies program.

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A deaf education degree designed for teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Earn dual NYS certification in deaf education and in a secondary content area (math, science, social studies, or English). 

Learn More about Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing MS
Visualize your future with Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Visual Communications. Create a canvas for your career. Learn More about Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Visual Communications

RIT’s cognitive science Ph.D. provides an interdisciplinary study of the human mind that combines insights from psychology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, augmented reality, and philosophy.

Learn More about Cognitive Science Ph.D.

Explore the wonders of science with an AS program in General Science. Uncover the mysteries of the natural world.

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Discover the science behind the scenes with an AAS program in Laboratory Science Technology. Unlock scientific secrets.

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Explore the science lab of the future with an AOS program in Laboratory Science Technology. Analyze, innovate, excel.

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Lay the groundwork for a scientific future with Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Science and Mathematics. Explore the unknown. Learn More about Pre-Baccalaureate Studies in Science and Mathematics