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The landscape of education and the workplace is changing rapidly, making a skills-based education and real-world experience more important than ever. Ensign College understands that a successful future depends on the experience and tools you acquire now. That’s why we give you options.

Our goal is to quickly and economically prepare you with the industry knowledge and workplace skills today’s hiring managers are seeking. Our targeted certificates and degrees give you the fundamental critical thinking, communication, leadership, and technical skills, along with the hands-on expertise to excel in your field. And as always, we’ll help you continue to progress toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ.

Ensign College offers four streamlined degrees: Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), and Certificates. Whether your priority is getting the skills for a good job so you can transfer and continue your education, or building a comprehensive skill set to start your career immediately, we have a solution to get you there. Learn more about your choices below.
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Have you already completed your associate's degree, or other applicable coursework that can be applied toward a bachelor's degree? These skills will help you obtain entry-level work in your field as you continue your 4-year degree. The BAS degree emphasizes specialized skills over general education so you’ll graduate ready to advance quickly in your career.
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A skills-based, transferable degree to qualify you for a good job while continuing toward a bachelor's. You’ll start by choosing one or two certificates, combined with general education courses, to create your AS degree.
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Choose from our skills-based, non-transferable degrees with set curriculums (no certificates). These AAS degrees are designed to prepare you for an entry-level position in that specific field, with no further education required to succeed.
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Already have a 2- or 4-year degree, but you’re looking to move up in your career or break into a new field? You can complete a stand-alone certificate in as little as two semesters. It’s the fastest route to gaining the in-demand skills employers want.
Ensign College offers skills-based certificates and degrees designed to prepare you for today's competitive workforce. You can complete a 4-year BAS degree, choose a certificate to create your transferable AS degree, get right to work with an AAS degree, or pursue a stand-alone certificate to change careers or get that promotion. (Have questions about which option is right for you? Your success advisor can help at: or 801-524-8151. Plan your class schedules here .)

Whatever your goals, each area of study will equip you with the hands-on tools of the trade and industry experience that employers are looking for, so you can get meaningful employment right away. Simply choose your interest(s) below and get started building a brighter future today!

* Some certificates may have prerequisites or other application requirements, so be sure to review the catalog before making your selections.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Associate of Science (AS) Certificate
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Continuing Students: Continue your AAS or AS, or switch to BAS?*
Continuing students currently pursuing AAS or AS degrees have the option to switch to Ensign College’s BAS degrees. This decision will depend on a variety of factors, including how far into your program you are, your financial aid and international status, and what your goals are after graduation.

All continuing students are encouraged to set an appointment with their success advisors as soon as possible to determine which degree option is best for their situation. You can contact your advisor by emailing or calling 801-524-8151.
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Bruce Schreiner
Dean of Faculty
MBA, University of Utah, 2008
B.S., Accounting Information Systems, 1975

Office 801-524-8162
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Leslie Robbins
Chair, Teaching & Learning
M.A., English, Comp & Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Women's Ethnography, Brigham Young University
B.A., English, Brigham Young University

Office 801-524-8137
Jennifer Warnas
Jennifer Warnas
Department Chair - General Studies
MAOM, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix, 2001
B.S., Psychology, Technical Sales & Marketing, Weber State University, 1997

Office 801-524-1965
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Matt Tittle
CAR Courses Supervisor
M.B.A., Business Administration, Utah State University, 2003

Office 801-524-8146
Denice Lingen
Denice Lingen
Course Supervisor, Math
M.Ed., Instructional Design with Educational Technology, University of Utah, 2011
B.S., Mathematics, Scientific Computing, University of Utah, 1994

Denice began teaching at Ensign College as an adjunct faculty member in 2014 and became the Math Courses Supervisor at the beginning of 2019. She has been teaching math at one level or another for almost 30 years, and was most recently at Salt Lake Community College before joining Ensign College.

Office 801-524-8139
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Megan Rice
Course Supervisor, English
M.A., British & American Literature, University of Utah, 2012
B.A., English, University of Utah, 2008

Office 801-524-1355

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