The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs are designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four‐year college or university and pursue baccalaureate degree programs. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements of most four‐year colleges and universities. Effective general education helps students gain competence in the exercise of independent intellectual inquiry and also stimulates their examination of understanding of personal, social and civic values. In addition, these degrees will fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. In essence, upon completion of the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science, students will have a well‐rounded general education to augment the final two years required for a Bachelor’s degree. In addition to the general education courses, this degree offers students the opportunity to study basic business principles of accounting, management, business law and ethics and economics.