A useless napkin that is most commonly attained at a 2 year community college.
Mom: "we're out of toilet paper "
Me: "just use my associates degree "
by dawnmusic July 1, 2015
Two-year degree offered by Community Colleges and some State Colleges. Known for attracting students of EVERY age, EVERY race, EVERY income background and EVERY academic ability.

Some Associate Degrees are actually very useful by themselves like Nursing, HVAC, Criminal Justice and some business fields but most are just stepping stones to get to a Bachelors degree.

MANY credits actually WILL transfer to a 4-year college. But this largely depends on which college you plan on going to. Obviously a top ivy league school or something close to that will be more selective but if your just looking for a decent/good college to finish your Bachelors Degree then you will be fine.
Johnny went to a Community College to get an Associate Degree. Now he has a decent middle class job.

Maria spent her first two years in Community College and then transferred to a 4 year college to finish off her degree and now has half as much debt as most of her graduating class at her 4-year school with the same degree
by Guy100 December 19, 2012
Primarily issued by second-rate community colleges, the bottom of the totem pole of postsecondary degrees. Not really much better than a high school diploma. Only good for use as a stepping stone to a Bachelor's Degree, or to score that shift manager position at your local McDonald's. Although taking only about two years to earn, those two years are a massive waste of time unless the holder plans on earning a Bachelor's Degree or better at a later date.
Joe earned his Associate Degree at his local community college, and is now employed at Harvard University... as the head of the cleaning crew.

The ghetto community college took an otherwise useful piece of paper, and made it worthless by turning it into an Associate Degree.
by likeaboss7343 April 14, 2014
It is the head up your butt degree for college kids that haven't gotten out of high school so they drag it out another two more years. It is usually grade 13 and 14 and it is a perfect opportunity to smoke, drink, party, and sleep with a hangover it away. It may help you decide what you want to do with life and eventually will get you working some government job. The classes they make you take are some environmentalist shit, foreign language, something to suck up to Mexicans because of human diversity, history, worthless math, a science that thumps global warming, see what they are shoving?
I am going to college for my Associate of Arts Degree.
by Kyle 230 May 15, 2010