AAOT Learning Outcomes and Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer

Learning Outcomes and Degree Requirements (AAOT)

Role Descriptions:  The Oregon Transfer Program is designed for students who will continue with upper
division studies in Oregon colleges and universities, and who will function as effective citizens in a democratic
society and as members of a local and global community.

Intended Learning Outcomes:  Students who complete this degree should be able to:

1. Communicate effectively by determining the purpose, audience and context of communication, and respond to feedback to improve clarity, coherence and effectiveness in workplace, community and academic pursuits.

2. Apply scientific, cultural and political perspectives to natural and social systems and use an understanding of social change and social action to address the consequences of local and global human activity.

3. Identify and investigate problems, evaluate information and its sources, and use appropriate methods of reasoning to develop creative and practical solutions to personal, professional and community issues.

4. Use an understanding of the variations in human culture, perspectives and forms of expression to constructively address issues that arise out of cultural differences in the workplace and community.

5. Demonstrate and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enter and succeed in a defined profession or advanced academic program.

6. Assess, examine and reflect on one’s own academic skill, professional competence and personal beliefs and how these impact others.

7. Transfer into upper division courses for a baccalaureate degree at any institution in the Oregon University System, having met all lower division general education requirements and being granted junior standing for university registration purposes.



The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree is an opportunity for students to complete lower division degree requirements at OCCC.

Any student having the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree recognized on an official college transcript will have met the lower division general education requirements of baccalaureate degree programs of any institution in the Oregon University System.

Students transferring under this agreement will have junior status for registration purposes. Course, class standing or GPA, and requirements for specific majors, departments or schools are not necessarily satisfied by an AAOT degree.

All courses should be aligned with the student’s intended program of study and the degree requirements of the baccalaureate institution to which the student plans to transfer. A student is encouraged to work with an advisor in the selection of courses.

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree is awarded to students who meet the following requirements:

  1. Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements
  2. Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree Requirements:
    All courses must be passed with a grade of “C-“ or better. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time the AAOT is awarded.
    1. Foundational Requirements: Courses must be a minimum of 3 credits (except for Health/Wellness/Fitness courses, which may be any number of credits)
      • Writing*: WR 121 and either WR 122 or WR 227. A student must have at least 8 credits of Writing; WR 123 may be used to complete the 8 credits
      • Oral Communication: COMM 111 or COMM 112 or SP 113
      • Math*: MTH 105 or higher for which Intermediate Algebra is a prerequisite.
      • Health/Wellness/Fitness: One or more courses totaling at least three credits from HE 242, HE 250, HE 254, HE 295 & PE 295, or PE (not including PE 10, PE 199 or PE 299).
    2. Discipline Studies:
      Students must complete at least 11 Discipline Studies courses from the General Education /Discipline Studies List. All courses in Discipline Studies must be a minimum of 3 credits. A course may count towards foundational requirements or discipline studies but not both.
      • Arts and Letters: Complete at least 3 courses chosen from at least two disciplines in the this area
      • Social Sciences: Complete at least 4 courses chosen from at least two disciplines in the this area
      • Mathematics, Science and Computer Science: Complete at least 4 courses from at least two disciplines in this area, including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science
      • Cultural Literacy: Students must select one course from any of the discipline studies that is designated as meeting the statewide criteria for cultural literacy (as indicated on the General Education /Discipline Studies List). This course can be one of the 11 required Discipline Studies courses.
    3. Elective Credit Requirements:

All candidates must complete elective credits to meet the overall requirement of 90 credits for this degree. Elective courses may be any number of credits. Elective credits may include any lower division collegiate course. A maximum of 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses may be applied to this degree. 1-credit MSD workshops may not be applied to this degree. A maximum of 3 credits of physical education (PE) may be applied to this degree.

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Basic Competency Requirements for writing and math will be met by successfully completing these courses. The Information Literacy requirement is satisfied by successful completion of the Writing courses.

Institutional Requirements

• All courses should be aligned with the student’s intended program of study and the degree requirement of the baccalaureate institution to which the student plans to transfer. Students are encouraged to work with an advisor in the selection of courses.

• All Foundational Requirements and Discipline Studies courses must be a minimum of three credits, except for Health/Wellness/Fitness courses, which may be any number of credits.

•  All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time the AAOT is awarded.

• Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours at Oregon Coast Community College.


Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year. Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice. Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information.