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Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree

2020-21 AAOT Grad Guide (PDF)*

Courses for this Program

About the Program

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree is a two-year program designed for students who intend to transfer to an Oregon university. Completion of the degree will satisfy lower division general education requirements and ensures junior standing at a university for registration purposes. Additionally, with careful planning, students may satisfy many of the lower division courses required in their academic majors.

Students should be aware, however, that if they transfer before completing this degree, their courses will be evaluated individually toward the general education requirements of the school of their choice. Students are encouraged to work closely with their academic advisors to maximize the benefits of this degree.

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission has approved certain general education outcomes for courses selected to fulfill AAOT degree requirements. All courses listed meet those identified outcomes. For more information see this catalog or visit

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. Discipline studies-approved coursework in humanities, social science, and science/math/ computer science transferred from another Oregon community college will be accepted if students have a declared AAOT major at RCC and received a “C” or better grade in the course(s). College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with current agreement.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 90 college-level credits with a minimum grade of “C” or better, including at least one course designated as meeting cultural literacy criteria.

Foundational Skills Requirements

Course No.
Course Title

Writing Skills (minimum 8 credits required)

Students who took writing classes of 3 credits each must have WR121, WR122 and either WR123 or WR227. Students taking classes of 4 credits each must take WR121 and either WR122 or WR227.

WR121 English Composition I 4
WR122 English Composition II or WR227 Technical Writing 4

Oral Communication (minimum one course required)

COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
COMM115 Intercultural Communication 1 4
COMM218 Interpersonal Communication 4

Mathematics (minimum one course required; prerequisite: MTH95 or MTH96)

MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics 2 4
MTH111 College Algebra 4
MTH112 Elementary Functions 4
MTH211, MTH212, MTH213 Fundamentals of Elementary Math I, II, III 5-5-5
MTH243 Probability and Statistics with lab 2 4
MTH244 Inferential Statistics 4
MTH251, MTH252, MTH253 Calculus I, II, III 5-5-5
MTH254 Vector Calculus with Lab 5
MTH256 Differential Equations 5
MTH261 Linear Algebra 5

Fitness/Health/Physical Education (minimum one or more courses totaling at least 3 credits)

HE112 Emergency First Aid 1
HE199 Special Studies 1
HE208 HIV and Infectious Diseases 1
HE250 Personal Health 3
HE252 First Aid/CPR 3
HE253 Wilderness First Aid 3
HE259 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury 3
HE261 CPR/Basic Life Support Provider 1
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
PE185 Activity Courses 1-3
PE199 Special Studies variable

Discipline Studies Requirements

Course No.
Course Title
Humanities Requirement 4

(minimum three courses from the following list chosen from at least two disciplines)

ART204, ART205, ART206 History of Art I, II, III 1 (Sequence recommended for art majors transferring to a university art program plus one additional course from another discipline) 4-4-4
COMM225 Small Group Communication 4
COMM237 Communication and Gender 1 4
COMM270 Argumentation and Debate 3
ENG104, ENG105, ENG106 Introduction to Literature 4-4-4
ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 World Literature 1 4-4-4
ENG201, ENG202 Shakespeare I, II 4-4
ENG204, ENG205, ENG206 Introduction to English Literature 4-4-4
ENG253, ENG254, ENG255 Survey of American Literature 4-4-4
ENG257 African American Literature 1 4
ENG260 Introduction to Women Writers 1 4
ENG275 The Bible as Literature 4
HUM101, HUM102, HUM103 Introduction to Humanities 1 4-4-4
HUM215, HUM216, HUM217, HUM218, HUM219 Native American Arts and Cultures 1 4-4-4-4-4
IS110 Introduction to International Studies I 1 4
MUS105 Music Appreciation 3
MUS108 Music in World Cultures 4
MUS201 Introduction to Western Music 4
MUS205 History of Jazz 3
MUS206 Introduction to Rock Music 3
MUS208 Film Music 3
MUS261, MUS262, MUS263 History of Western Music I, II, III 4-4-4
MUS264, MUS265, MUS266 History of Rock, I, II, III 3-3-3
PHL101, PHL102, PHL103 Philosophical Problems, Ethics, Critical Reasoning 4-4-4
REL201 World Religions 1 4
REL243 Nature, Religion and Ecology 1 4
SP100 Basic Communication 3
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4 4
SP115 Intercultural Communication 1,4 4
SP218 Interpersonal Communication 4 4
SPAN201, SPAN202, SPAN203 Second Year Spanish I, II, III 1,3 4-4-4

Social Science Requirement

(at least four courses from the following list chosen from at least two disciplines)

ANTH110 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 1 4
ANTH150 Introduction to Archaeology 4
CJ100 Foundations and Ethics in Criminal Justice 4
CJ214 Crime, Justice and Diversity 1 4
ECON201 Principles of Microeconomics 4
ECON202 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
GEOG110 Introduction to Cultural/Human Geography 1 3
GEOG120 World Regional Geography 3
HST104 World Civilizations: Prehistory - Middle Ages 1 4
HST105 World Civilizations: Byzantium - Present 1 4
HST201 U.S. History through Reconstruction 1 4
HST202 U.S. History: Post-Reconstruction - Present 1 4
PS201, PS202, PS203 U.S. Government I, II, III 3-3-3
PSY201, PSY202 General Psychology I, II 4-4
PSY215 Life Span Human Development 4
PSY219 Introduction Abnormal Psychology (not recommended for psychology majors) 4
SOC204, SOC205 Introduction to Sociology, American Society 1 4-4
SOC213 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 1 4
SOC218 Sociology of Gender 1 4
SOC221/CJ201 Juvenile Delinquency 4
SOC225 Social Problems and Solutions 1 4
SOC228 Environment and Society 1 4
SOC235/HST259 The Chicano/Latino Historical Experience 1 4
SOC243/CJ243 Drugs, Crime and Addiction 4
SOC244/CJ101 Introduction to Criminology 4

Science/Math/Computer Science Requirement

(Four courses required of which three must be lab sciences from the Lab Science list. The fourth course may be a lab or non-lab science, math or computer science. Note: Maximum of three courses from any one discipline or prefix and only one of the four courses can be a regional field studies course indicated by asterisk).

Lab Science Courses:

BI101, BI102, BI103 Introduction to Biology I, II, III with lab (non-majors) 4-4-4
BI121, BI122 Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I, II with lab 4-4
BI211, BI212, BI213 General Biology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
BI231, BI232, BI233 Anatomy and Physiology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
BI234 Microbiology with lab 4
CHEM104 Introductory Chemistry with lab and Recitation 5
CHEM105 Introductory Organic Chemistry with lab 4
CHEM105R Introductory Organic Chemistry Recitation 1
CHEM106 Introductory Biochemistry with lab 4
CHEM106R Introductory Biochemistry Recitation 1
CHEM221, CHEM222, CHEM223 General Chemistry I, II, III with lab and Recitation 5-5-5
G101, G102, G103 Introduction to Geology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
GS104 Physical Science with lab 4
GS106 Physical Science: Earth Science with lab 4
GS107 Physical Science: Astronomy with lab 4
GS108 Physical Science: Oceanography with lab 4
GS170* Regional Field Studies (includes lab) 4
PH201, PH202, PH203 General Physics, I, II, III with lab and Recitation 5-5-5
PH211, PH212, PH213 General Physics (Calculus Based) I, II, III with lab and Recitation 5-5-5

Non-lab Science/Math/Computer Science Courses:

CS160 Introduction to Computer Science 4
CS161J, CS162J Computer Science I, II (Java) 4-4
CS162U Computer Science II (C++) 4
CS260 Data Structures I 4
ENV111 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics 5 4
MTH111 College Algebra 5 4
MTH112 Elementary Functions 5 4
MTH211, MTH212, MTH213 Fundamentals Elementary Math I, II, III 5 5-5-5
MTH243 Probability and Statistics 5 4
MTH244 Inferential Statistics 5 4
MTH251, MTH252, MTH253 Calculus I, II, III 5 5-5-5
MTH254 Vector Calculus 5 5
MTH256 Differential Equations 5 5
MTH261 Linear Algebra 5 5
NFM225 Nutrition 4

Elective Requirements

Complete sufficient number of college-level (numbered 100 and above) courses to meet total degree requirement of at least 90 credits. It is recommended that electives be from the major area of interest. First-year foreign language courses may be used as elective credits.

Note: At the discretion of the department, a maximum of 12 Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) credits may be used toward this degree provided they have been approved within a program of study (a concentration of classes within a major or subject area). CWE is an advanced learning opportunity (capstone), not an exploratory experience, and should be completed within the last two terms of the degree. See an advisor for more information.

A maximum of 12 career and technical course credits may be used toward this degree including any career and technical CWE courses

Minimum Total Program Credits:


1 Meets cultural literacy criteria (one course required).

2 MTH105 and MTH243 may not be accepted if students do not complete this degree before transferring to an Oregon university. Students should check with the university about possible additional math required for their degree.

3 Students who have graduated from high school or completed a high school equivalency program in 1997 or after must have the following requirement for admission to a four-year Oregon university: 1) Two years of the same high school-level foreign language, or 2) two terms of college-level foreign language with a grade of “C” or better (may be first-year foreign language, which can be used as elective credits on the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree). If students plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at a four-year school, they must complete three terms of 200-level foreign language with a “C” or better or demonstrate a level of proficiency set forth by the four-year school. Students should inquire with their intended receiving institution for foreign language requirements.

4 May be taken if not used to fulfill oral communication foundational requirement.

5 May be taken if not used to fulfill mathematics foundational requirement.

For more information, contact an advisor.

Phone: 541-956-7190
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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