The length of time it may take you to receive a degree depends on your chosen area of study and the number of units taken each semester. Some students graduate in fours semesters, others several years.
Completing an AA/AS does not guarantee that you are ready to transfer to a four year college. It requires careful planning to transfer. It is strongly recommended that you see a counselor as soon as you begin thinking about transferring. If you work closely with a counselor, you can fulfill your AA/AS and transfer requirements at the same time.