OTM Degree Requirements

Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) Requirements

The Oregon Transfer Module represents approximately half (45 credits) of an associate degree or the first year of a baccalaureate degree. Although students do not earn a degree or certificate, any student successfully completing an OTM (which conforms to the guidelines below) will be able to seamlessly transfer their first year of general education requirements to any Oregon community college, Oregon University System institution or participating Oregon independent college or university.  It is the student’s responsibility to confer with the school to which they intend to transfer. The receiving institution may specify additional course work that is required for a major or for degree requirements or to make up the difference between the Transfer Module and the institution’s total General Education requirements.

Guidelines

The Oregon Transfer Module includes the following course work, which is equivalent to three academic quarters. The coursework must be chosen from the courses approved for the categories below. These will be courses approved for the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree. All courses must be passed with a grade of “C“ or better and must be at least three credits.

Fundamental Skills - Complete all courses with a grade of C or better.

Writing:  Two courses of three credits each:  WR121 English Composition- Exposition and WR122 English Composition- Argument.

Mathematics:  One course of college-level mathematics, for which MTH095 Intermediate Algebra is a prerequisite:  MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics or higher.  This course cannot be used to meet the Mathematics/Science requirement.

Oral Communication:  One course in fundamentals of speech or communication:  SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking, SP112 Persuasive Speech or SP219 Small Group Discussion. This course cannot be used to meet the Arts and Letters requirement.

Introduction to Disciplines

(Courses must be at least three credits each.)

Arts and Letters                                                             Credits

Three courses chosen from the following list:

ART115, 116, 117 Basic Design I, II, III ................................. 3 each

ENG104 Introduction to Literature- Fiction ................................ 3

ENG105 Introduction to Literature- Drama ................................ 3

ENG106 Introduction to Literature- Poetry ................................ 3

ENG107 World Literature: The Ancient World............................. 3

ENG108 World Literature: Medieval/Renaissance ...................... 3

ENG109 World Literature: Africa/Asia/Latin America .................. 3

ENG201, 202, 203 Shakespeare I, II, III ............................... 3 each

ENG204 English Literature: Medieval ......................................... 3

ENG205 English Literature: Renaissance .................................... 3

ENG206 English Literature: Victorian/Modern ............................ 3

ENG253, 254, 255 Survey of American Literature ................ 3 each

PHL101 Philosophical Problems ................................................. 3

PHL102 Ethics ........................................................................... 3

PHL103 Critical Reasoning .......................................................... 3

SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking .................................... 3

SP112 Persuasive Speech .......................................................... 3

SP115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication ................... 3

SP219 Small Group Discussion ................................................... 3

SPAN201, 202, 203 Second Year Spanish ............................ 4 each

WR240 Creative Writing: Nonfiction .......................................... 3

WR241 Creative Writing: Fiction................................................. 3

WR242 Creative Writing: Poetry................................................. 3

Social Science 

Three courses chosen from the following list:

EC201, 202 Principles of Economics .................................... 4 each

HST101, 102, 103 History of Western Civilization ................. 3 each

HST104, 105, 106 World History I, II, III ............................... 4 each

HST201, 202, 203 History of the United States .................... 3 each

HST245 Lewis/Clark Course of Discovery .................................... 3

HST277 History of the Oregon Trail ............................................ 3

PS201, 202 American Government .................................... 3 each

PS203 State and Local Government ........................................... 3

PS205 International Politics ....................................................... 3

PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations ..................................... 3

PSY190 Stress Theory and Management .................................... 3

PSY201, 202, 203 General Psychology ................................ 3 each

PSY215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology ................... 3

PSY216 Social Psychology .......................................................... 3

PSY219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology ............................ 3

PSY231 Introduction to Human Sexuality ................................... 3

SOC204 General Sociology: Introduction .................................... 3

SOC205 General Sociology: Social Issues .................................... 3

SOC225 General Sociology: Social Problems ............................... 3

 

Science/Mathematics

Three courses, including at least one biological or physical science with a lab, chosen from the following list:

*BI101,102,103 General Biology ........................................ 4 each

*BI112 Cell Biology/Allied Health Occupations ........................... 4

*BI231,232,233 Human Anatomy and Physiology ............... 4 each

*BI234 Introductory Microbiology ............................................. 4

*CH110 Foundations of General, Organic and Biochemistry ....... 5

*GS104 Physical Science-Physics ............................................... 4

*GS106 Physical Science-Geology ............................................. 4

*GS109 Physical Science-Meteorology ...................................... 4

MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics ................ 4

MTH111 College Algebra ........................................................... 4

MTH112 Elementary Functions (Trigonometry) .........................  4

MTH243, 244 Introduction to Probability and Statistics ....... 4 each

MTH251 Calculus I ..................................................................... 5

MTH252 Calculus II .................................................................... 4

*Courses which meet the lab science requirement

Electives

As required to bring the total credits to 45. Courses must be from the areas listed above (Arts and Letters, Social Science, or Science/Mathematics).

Institutional Requirements

• Earn a "C" grade or better on all Oregon Coast Community College coursework.

• Have earned a "C" grade or better on all coursework transferred from other institutions that is to be included in an Oregon Coast Community College OTM.

• You may apply a maximum of 12 credits of “pass” grades toward the OTM. However, Fundamental Skills courses must be taken for a grade.

• Complete at least 12 credits 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.