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Specialized Associate Degree Granting Institutions
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Specialized Associate Degree Granting Institutions

The State Board of Education adopted new regulatons for specialized associate degree programs on January 14, 1982. This specialized associate degree was designed to recognize the role of the two-year postsecondary programs in business and technical fields directed towards specialized occupational training often offered by proprietary institutions.  These degrees are titled Associate in Specialized Business (ASB) and Associate in Specialized Technology (AST).


For additional information, please contact:

Division of Higher & Career Education |
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street. 12th Fl | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.783.8228 | Fax: 717.772.3622
ra-pls@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us