Online Degrees and Certificates
We offer online options to give you the flexibility to work towards your educational goals while maintaining your busy lifestyle.
Elgin Community College offers seven associate degree options. An associate degree may also qualify you for employment in your chosen career field. Each option provides specialized knowledge and skills required to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree.
Associate degrees offered at ECC include:
- Associate in Arts (AA)
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
- Associate in Engineering Science (AES)
- Associate in Fine Arts – Art (AFA)
- Associate in Fine Arts – Music (AFA)
- Associate in Liberal Studies (ALS)
- Associate in Science (AS)
Benefits of earning an associate degree:
- Future earnings
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with an associate degree earn over five thousand dollars more annually than those with just a high school diploma.
At $132 per credit hour, earning an associate degree at ECC can save you thousands of dollars compared to a public or private four-year school.
Earn your degree close to home with classes that work around your busy schedule – online and hybrid options are available.
ECC can help you decide which associate degree option is best based on your goals, intended major, and transfer institution. As an ECC student, you'll be assigned a personal academic advisor to help you develop an educational plan based on one of our guided transfer pathways.
The first step to getting started at ECC is to apply! Our free online application is simple to complete in just a few minutes.