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Choose Hodges University for Your Associate Degree Program

The first step is often the hardest to take, so let’s get started today. Not sure where to begin? Below you will find our no-frills, just-the-facts reasons why Hodges should be the right university for you.

Not convinced a degree is in your future?

“Like many Hodges students, I started my higher educational pursuits later in life and had to balance a full-time job, family, and college. That’s why Hodges University has not only placed the needs of working adults at the center of its efforts to help higher education evolve, but has developed proven strategies to help students succeed in life and in school.

With progressive once-a-month class scheduling, monthly course start dates, combined with accelerated course pacing, we’re rising to meet the returning student halfway with rigorous programs that do not require the time sacrifice traditional colleges do. Additionally, our Core+4 model allows students who have completed 12 credit hours, and who otherwise qualify, to take an additional 4-hour course each session tuition-free.

I believe in scheduling that works as hard as you do, programs designed with your needs in mind, and faculty that is ready to offer support when you need it most. As an alumnus, former Hodges instructor, and former chief academic officer, I came home to advance Hodges University’s goal of supporting every type of student, because I believe in you and your future.”

Dr. John Meyer, Hodges University President & Alumni (B.S. & MBA)


Associate Degree in Accounting

  • Offered in Online and/or Blended Format.
  • Curriculum focuses on both Taxation and Financial accounting.
  • Be prepared for Diverse Entry-Level Careers like Bookkeeper or Accounting Clerk.
  • Start in the Accounting field where, according to the BLS, you may have growth opportunities as you further your education.

Accounting Program Highlights:


Associate Degree in Business Administration 

  • Gain the technical knowledge you need to lead businesses both locally and globally.
  • Offered in Online and/or Blended Format.
  • Proven curriculum that focuses on comprehensive general business knowledge and advanced theories of critical thinking, analytical reasoning, writing, and communication skills.
  • Core Disciplines include Finance, HR, Strategic Management, Marketing, General Business.
  • Embedded Certification in Professional Sales provides competitive advantage.
  • Electives include field specialization opportunities.

Business Administration Program Highlights

Criminal Justice

Associate in Arts Track in Criminal Justice

  • Learn Core Competencies For Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Other Public Safety Fields.
  • Offered in Online and/or Blended Format.
  • Professors experienced in the Field of Law and Law Enforcement convey workforce-driven practices used by today’s employers.
  • Competencies covered include Criminal Law, Courtroom Procedure, Criminal Investigation, and Forensics.

Technical and Computer-Related Degrees

Associate Arts (AA) Track in Digital Design and Graphics

  • Develop creative skills for an innovative career.
  • Offered in Online and/or Blended Format.
  • Receive hands-on, interactive training to create compelling visual content that inspires action.
  • Take engaging courses in subjects like 2D and 3D graphics, video game design, print and media design, photography, and marketing graphics.

Associate Degree in Computer Science

  • Launch your career in Technology with our Computer Information Technology degree or Computer Networking certification.
  • Offered in Online and/or Blended Format.
  • Our innovative technology degree program provides training in A+, Java Programming, Information Security, Web Design, Database Management Systems, and your general education credits.
  • Receive hands-on, evolutionary training in A+ (including computer hardware and operating systems), Routing and Switching, Powershell Scripting, and Windows Server Network Administration in the Computer Networking path.
  • Demand is Expected to Grow 10% over the next six years for computer support specialists, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Computer Science Degree Program Highlights:

  • Flexible day or evening classes and monthly course start dates for working adults.
  • Faculty are highly experienced in the various information technology fields of study.
  • Additional certifications may be earned in areas of interest that relate to your degree.
  • Makes you an excellent candidate for a BS in Computer Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or Software Development from Hodges U.
  • Hodges University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Degree Level EMS Program (AS)

AS Degree in Emergency Medical Services

General Studies / Transfer Students

Associate (AA) Degree in General Studies

  • Gain Workforce Readiness while completing General Education credits.
  • Offered in Online and/or Blended Format.
  • Explore your preferred  Degree Majors through elective credits.
  • Quality Skill Development for entry-level careers.
  • Enhance Knowledge in subjects like Human Resources, Social Science, Literacy, and Critical Thinking.
  • Increase Earning Potential. According to the BLS, Associate Degree-Holders earn approximately $10,000 more annually than High School Graduates.

Associate (General Studies) Program Highlights:

Healthcare Degrees

Associate Degree in Healthcare Administration

  • Offered in Online and/or Blended Format.
  • Attain workforce-ready skills for entry-level positions in Healthcare Administration and Medical Offices.
  • Fast-Paced, Innovative Curriculum in Health Sciences and Medical Office Administration.
  • Comprehensive curriculum includes subject matter like Health Sciences, Marketing, Finance, and Accounting.
  • Professors bring Proven, Real-life Expertise in Health Services Administration to the classroom.

Health Care Office Administration Program Highlights:

Associate Degree in Health Sciences

  • A brilliant starting point for a variety of Medical-related degrees.
  • Offered in Online and Blended Format.
  • Real-Life Lab Simulation and Learning Scenarios develop training needed for careers like Home Health Aid, Medical Receptionist, or Medical Billing Specialist.
  • Practical, Hands-On applications training in competitive employability skills.
  • Gain Real-World Knowledge from well-respected medical professionals.

Health Sciences Degree Program Highlights:

Associate in Pre-Nursing Degree / BSN Prep 

  • Complete your core curriculum before you begin the BSN program.
  • Learn the basic skills you need to succeed as a nurse.
  • Prepares you to apply to our competitive BSN program.
  • On-Campus program with some courses available online or blended.
  • Complete 30 credits of the AA in Pre-Nursing to apply for the BSN program.

Pre – Physical Therapist Assistant / PTA Prep

  • Acquire helpful skills needed to succeed in Hodges’ Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
  • Attain all-around AA degree which helps qualify you to apply for the competitive and comprehensive PTA program.
  • Degree Offered in a Blended Format.
  • Faculty are reputable, quality professionals who are credentialed experts in their fields.

Pre – PTA Program Highlights:

Associate Degree Physical Therapist Assistant 

  • Accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
  • Accelerated Program that may be completed in two years or less!
  • Pre-PTA offered in a Blended format, while the PTA program is available On-Campus.
  • Receive Hands-on Training in the classroom
  • Internships at Clinics that provide real-life experience
  • Faculty are well-respected, experienced professionals credentialed and experienced in their fields of expertise.
  • Support of Faculty and Staff devoted to helping you realize your dreams.
  • Intensive, limited cohort PTA program offered in On-Campus, Daytime Schedule. Monday-Friday.
  • Limited-enrollment, fast-pacedaccelerated day time program.


Associate Paralegal Degree

  • Readies students to sit for the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam or Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal Exam.
  • Offered in Online and/or Blended formats.
  • Innovative, cutting-edge training in email management, privacy issues, and electronically-stored information.
  • Gain skills to address eDiscovery and eLitigation.

Paralegal Degree Program Highlights:

  • Hodges named in Top 10 Associate in Paralegal Studies Online.
  • Recognized by Best Colleges as Best Online Bachelor’s in Paralegal Studies Program.
  • Hodges University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • The AS in Paralegal Studies makes you an excellent candidate for the Hodges’ Bachelor in Legal Studies.
  • Flexible Monthly Courses that are designed for working adults.

Professional Communication

Associate Degree in Professional Communications

  • Develop skills in spoken, nonverbal, written, interpersonal, and intercultural communication.
  • Discover knowledge of body language and eye contact as it relates to effective communication skills.
  • Build teamwork and listening skills.
  • Gain a competitive edge by obtaining this workforce-demanded skill set. 
  • You likely won’t find the professional communication degree at other colleges and universities because we have designed our degrees and certifications specifically to fill the workforce needs of our region.
  • Skills learned in our degree program prepare you for both local and global employers.
  • Seamlessly transitions to Hodges bachelor level degrees in your field of interest.
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