Associate in Applied Science Accelerated Program
Earn your degree AASAP!
Accelerated Business Degrees
The Southwestern Illinois College Business Division’s Associate in Applied Science Accelerated Program makes it easy to earn additional credentials to advance your career.
If you already have an associate or bachelor’s degree and want to broaden your skill set, the AASAP may be right for you. The Business Division offers a wide array of accelerated degree programs and certificates to help people who want to change careers or expand their credentials.
AASAP allows you to earn your degree with a minimum of 27 semester credits of new prescribed coursework. Your previous degree qualifies you to participate in the program; however, that credit may not be applied toward the degree requirements. The credits must be earned specifically for the AASAP degree.
You will work with the degree program coordinator to develop a course plan that meets the program’s requirements and your educational needs.
To qualify for an accelerated degree, you must:
- have an associate or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- meet all institutional requirements for the Associate in Applied Science degree
AASAP Degree Options
Talk with the department chair or program coordinator to establish a course of study that is right for you. Accelerated degree options are offered in the following programs:
- Accounting AAS
- Computer Information Systems
- Culinary Arts and Food Management
- Cybersecurity and Networking
- Graphic Communications
- Office Administration and Technology
- Paralegal Studies
- Web Technologies
Department Chair/Program Coordinators
Contact the following Business Division department chair/program coordinators:
618-235-2700, ext. 5487
Computer Information Systems
618-235-2700, ext. 5502
Culinary Arts and Food Management
618-235-2700, ext. 5436/7389
Cybersecurity and Networking
618-931-0600, ext. 7374
Graphic Communications/Web Technologies
618-235-2700, ext. 5382
618-235-2700, ext. 5434
Office Administration and Technology
618-235-2700, ext. 5321
618-235-2700, ext. 5494