2+2 American University Transfer program
The American University Transfer Program (AUTP), operating successfully at the American College of Higher Education, enables students to complete part of the course work necessary for an American degree, outside the USA. Students can complete up to 2 years of university study at the American College and then transfer to a University in the USA and complete the balance subjects to obtain the BA or BSc degree. American College offers over 125 subjects at the degree level enabling students to complete 1 or 2 years of university study in Sri Lanka in any discipline before they transfer in to the 3rd year at US Universities (Please see appendix for the list of subject). In addition many universities in UK, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore etc. also give exemptions for the first 2 years of study undertaken at the American College and enroll students into their 2nd or 3rd year.
2 year associate degree
The Associate in Arts Degree is well – recognized in the USA. Broward College offers a wide variety of concentrations within the Associate degree, so that while fulfilling the general education requirements students can also take many subjects pertaining to their specific degree. In order to complete the AA degree a student needs to earn around 60 – 63 credits. After which takes between 1 ½ to 2 years. A student may proceed with his/her studies to earn around another 60 credits ( 2 years ) and earn a Bachelor’s degree in any field. The advantage of earning an Associate degree in Sri Lanka is that it constitutes formal recognition of a students academic achievement after two years of university study. Many colleges and universities in the USA and elsewhere admit students into the 2nd or 3rd year of university study and this wide range of subjects within the first 2 years of study enables student to apply this integrated knowledge, skills and behavior to their personal and professional lives. The Associate in Arts degree is awarded by Broward College,USA.
4 Year Bachelors Degrees
The American College is now offering courses in cooperation with Broward College and Excelsior College towards obtaining the B.S. in Business with a focus in Human Resource Management , General Business, Management Informations systems, Marketing, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. The distinct features that make these degrees extremely popular are that: You can obtain an American Bachelor’s degree without leaving Sri Lanka. You get an accredited degree from the USA. Your degree is recognized worldwide. You pay only 1/5 of the cost of studying in USA. These 4 year degrees can be completed in 3 years by taking course work in the summer semesters too. The above degrees are conferred by Excelsior College, Albany, New York, which is a member of the University of the State of New York, and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The B.S in Human Resource Management has great potential since there is a high demand for Human Resource Managers in Sri Lanka. The B.S in General Business is undertaken by those who are self employed or have expectations of starting their own business. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BS / IT) is just one of the degree programs built around real-world experience and professional certifications to stay current and relevant. It has been specially designed for IT professionals