There is no remorse greater than the lost time. That is the reason there are so many phrases on the importance of time like time and tide wait for none. Many of us do have that secret desire that if we were given a choice to go back in time we would set a few things right. Most of us if we were given the choice to go back in time, we would choose to study further ahead.

Most of us are eager to be on our own and pounce on the first job that comes our way. We are not in a mind set to understand the importance of formal university education further ahead in life. We let go of the education far too easily and the time slips from our hands like sand. They say Opportunity does not knock twice. Thanks to the online education, opportunity seems to be knocking once more. You can actually fulfill your dream without actually turning the clock

Let us know something more about these online associate degrees. Some universities, (also some very well known) are accredited for online degree course. While choosing the university you need to be prudent about the authenticity of the university. The accreditation of the university can be confirmed from the US education accreditation site. Similar such education boards must be available for universities in different countries like UK and Australia.

There are a number of courses offered for the degree level of which four are basic. These are Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), and Associate of Science (AS). Associate of Arts (AA) equips you with art as your graduation subject. It is a very job friendly course. Languages, fine arts, finance all come under this course. Associate of Science (AS) equips you with science subjects again very job friendly. Both these courses are given preference over the high school education. They add feathers to your resume.

The basic sciences and some mechanical subjects come under this course. Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) is also a very job friendly course. It deals with specific skills that are required in any occupation. It trains you in skills and training in a particular field.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS), it is a course that deals in advance studies in science and its application. This course is of interest to people who want to pursue further deeper studies in science. People who are interested in Masters Program in science can opt for this course. It deals more in mathematical concepts and applied science and its fundamentals

There are other courses available as well in accountancy or design but are mostly off shoots of these basic courses. The universities offering many such courses should be checked for their authenticity.

These courses may not be compared with the actual campus university degrees, but are better than not having any degree at all. They are undergraduate courses and can be opted for after high school. The university degrees have an expensive fee structure, whereas these courses have very reasonable expenditure.

The online degrees have 60 semester credit hours which the students complete in 2 years. The normal university degree has 8 semesters which students complete in 4 years.

The biggest advantage of online degrees is that you can save on your time and money. You also have a flexibility of time. You could do your degree while earning. So they are the best options in earn and learn. The courses are job friendly and can offer you rise in your pay pack as soon as the degree comes on your resume. They are good options so check them out.