Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)
The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT) is designed for students who want to earn a two-year degree in order to transfer to a four-year college or university. The first two years of college work are accomplished at the community college level, transfer as a block, and are accepted as meeting the freshman and sophomore requirements at all public Oregon universities. This degree enables the student to meet all lower division general education requirements and attain junior standing for registration purposes. It does not guarantee that the student will gain entrance with junior standing into the student's desired major area. Class standing, GPA requirements, or required courses for specific majors are not necessarily satisfied by the AAOT degree. If a student transfers before completing the AAOT degree, coursework will be evaluated by the four-year school on a course-by-course basis.
This degree has also been approved for transfer by the Idaho Board of Education to all public Idaho college and universities. This degree is also excellent preparation for transfer to many private and out-of-state colleges and universities.
Students are advised to plan well in advance of transfer for specific pre-requisite and pre-major course requirements. Students should develop an educational plan, working closely with their TVCC advisor as well as an advisor at the four-year college or university selected for transfer.
AAOT Degree Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits in courses numbered 100 or above with a grade point average of at least 2.0 in order to graduate with an AAOT degree. Students must also earn a grade of "C-" or better in all courses. At least 24 credits must be earned at TVCC. Credits must satisfy requirements listed below.
Students must earn a grade of "C-" or better in each foundation skills course.
Writing (Minimum of 8 credits)
- WR 121, WR 122 - English Composition
- WR 123 - English Composition or WR 227 - Technical Report Writing
Oral Communications (Minimum of 3 credits)
- SP 111 - Fundamentals of Speech or
- SP 112 - Persuasive Speech or
- SP 219 - Small Group Discussion
Mathematics (Minimum of 1 course)
- one course, 100 level or above
Health/Wellness/Fitness (Minimum of 3 credits)
- HPE 295
-- Or 3 credits of P.E. Activity
DISCIPLINE STUDIES (Distribution)
Students will select credits from three areas of study:
- Arts and Letters
- Social Sciences
- Science/Math/Computer Science
Eligible course areas are listed below. Note: Courses used to fulfill foundation skills requirements may not be use to fulfill distribution requirements.
Arts and Letters (3 courses) - A minimum of three courses, chosen from two or more disciplines.
All credits below are three (3) credits each unless otherwise noted.
Social Sciences (4 courses) - A minimum of four courses, chosen from two or more disciplines.
All course below are three (3) credits each unless otherwise noted.
Science/Math/Computer Science (4 courses) - A minimum of four courses chosen from at least two disciplines including at least three laboratory course in biological and/or physical science.
NOTE: Special Studies and Independent Studies numbered 198, 298, 299 will not satisfy the general education and/or distribution requirements, but may be taken as electives.
CULTURAL LITERACY (Diversity Requirement)
Students must select one course designated as meeting the statewide criteria for cultural literacy. See list below. The course selected for the diversity requirement may also be used for fulfill distribution requirements, where applicable.
Any college level course that would bring total credits to 90 quarter hours including
up to 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses, designed by the college
Note: Courses used to fulfill Foundation Skills requirements may not be used as electives.
Note: Oregon Universities require two years of one foreign language in high school, or two terms of one college level foreign language for admittance.
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