Blue Ridge CTC’s Associate of Science degree in Social Sciences is designed to meet the career goals of every prospective learner. The tailored coursework and credit-bearing electives allow students to transition to career-specific programs.
Build a solid foundation for a promising career with our Social Science program.
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Prepare to transfer by selecting a concentration in Economics, Education, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
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Skills mastered through this program assist students in future studies, in the workplace, and in successful careers.
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Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Social Science supports students who plan to seek a four-year degree in social sciences. By earning this associate degree, students learn to:
Ready to enhance skill-sets that prepare you for multiple opportunities? The associate degree in Social Science equips students with job-specific skills like critical thinking and problem-solving, effective writing, and an awareness of social context, applicable in practical work experiences.
Throughout the Social Science associate program, students learn to analyze and evaluate information from quantitative and/or qualitative sources, to solve problems in conventional and innovative ways. With specific concentrations, students build their understanding of fields of study within Social Sciences.
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On-campus, Hybrid, Online
With the on-campus, hybrid, or online associate degree in Social Sciences, students learn a variety of workplace skills, competencies and knowledge needed to be successful in a professional or academic career.
The associate degree in Social Sciences teaches students core concepts to prepare to pursue a four-year social science degree. Students choose a concentration from Economics, Education, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. The curriculum helps students:
Blue Ridge CTC offers an industry-focused approach to learning, leading to a path-breaking career and continuing education opportunities.
Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.
Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:
Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.
Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.
Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.
Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.
We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.
Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!
We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.
We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.
We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.
We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:
Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.
Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.
With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.
Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.
As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.
Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.
Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.
The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.
We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.
We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.
We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.
We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.
Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.
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With a Social Science associate degree program, you learn to:
Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.