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Business Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree

2020-21 Business Associate of Science Oregon Transfer (PDF)*

Courses for this Program

About the Program

The statewide Associate of Science Oregon Transfer degree in Business is designed for students transferring to baccalaureate degree programs as business majors. Those completing the ASOT – Business degree are assured junior level standing for registration purposes and will have met the lower division general education requirements of any Oregon public university. Grade point average requirements for entry into the university’s major are not necessarily satisfied by the ASOT – Business degree. Students should be aware that if they transfer before completing this degree, courses will be evaluated individually toward the general education requirements of the college of their choice.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for Business programs are:

Business Ethics: Demonstrate knowledge of ethical, legal, and socially responsible business behavior, while maintaining high levels of personal and professional integrity in today's rapidly changing multi-cultural, team oriented business environment.

Communication/Information Literacy: Develop and deliver professional oral and written communications (using technology) that are appropriate to the topic, audience, and situation.

Critical Evaluation/Decision Making: Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills by identifying, understanding, and applying basic theories, terminology, and practices related to each functional area of business.

Interpersonal Skills: Develop the interpersonal ("soft") skills necessary to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external business stakeholders.

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 and the Business Technology Department chair’s approval. In order to ensure coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward course requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 90 term credits of lower division collegiate courses with a minimum grade of “C” or better.

General Requirements
Course No.
Course Title
Writing Skills (two courses 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 and 4
WR122 English Composition II or WR227 Technical Writing 4
Oral Communication (one course required)
COMM100 Basic Communication 1 3
COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
COMM115 Intercultural Communication 1,2 4
COMM218 Interpersonal Communication 4
Mathematics (three courses required)

Students should consult university-specific information to determine any additional mathematics requirements.

MTH243 Probability and Statistics with lab 4
Plus two additional math courses from the following list:  
MTH111 College Algebra 4
MTH112 Elementary Functions 4
MTH211, MTH212, MTH213 Fundamentals of Elementary Math I, II, III 5-5-5
MTH244 Inferential Statistics 4
MTH251 Calculus I (Differential) 5
MTH252 Calculus II (Integral) 5
MTH253 Calculus III 5
MTH254 Vector Calculus 5
MTH256 Differential Equations 5
MTH261 Linear Algebra 5
Computer Applications
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
Distribution Requirements

(Must include one course from any discipline that meets the statewide crieteria for cultural literacy - see catalog for details.)

Course No.
Course Title
Humanities 3
Choose three courses from at least two disciplines/prefixes. Courses must be at least 3 credits each and exclude first-year world language courses; second-year world language is acceptable; American sign language is considered a world language (see catalog for approved list of humanities electives).
Social Science
Complete four courses from the following list:  
ECON201 Principles of Microeconomics 4
ECON202 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
  Approved social science elective (see catalog for approved list of social science electives) 6-8
Complete four courses from at least two disciplines/prefixes from the following list, three of which must be lab courses.  
BI100GB Introductory Biology without lab 3
BI100SB Biology of Human Body Systems without lab 3
BI101, BI102, BI103 Introduction to Biology I, II, III with lab 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
CHEM106 Introductory Biochemistry with lab 4
CHEM221, CHEM222, CHEM223 General Chemistry I, II, III with lab and Recitation 5-5-5
G100 Fundamentals of Geology without lab 3
G101, G102, G103 Introduction to Geology 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
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
Business-specific Requirements
BA101 Introduction to Business 3 4
BA211 Financial Accounting I 4
BA212 Financial Accounting II 4 4
BA213 Managerial Accounting 4
BA226 Business Law 4
Electives 0-10
Complete a sufficient number of college-level (numbered 100 and above) courses to meet the total degree requirement of at least 90 credits. Although a maximum of 12 career and technical course credits can be transferred to a four-year institution, a maximum of 6 career and technical credits may be used toward this degree. Note: WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing may be used as elective credit if taken summer term 2000 or after and completed with a letter grade of “C” or better.
Some OUS business schools require two terms of statistics and two terms of calculus prior to being accepted into their programs. It is recommended that students contact the specific OUS business school or program early in the first year of their ASOT – Business program to be advised about additional requirements and procedures for admission to the school or program.
Total Program Credits

1 COMM100 and COMM115 may not be accepted as an oral communication course if students do not complete this degree before transferring to an Oregon university.
2 Meets cultural literacy criteria (one course required). See catalog for additional courses that meet the criteria.
3 Students who have completed BA101 as a 3 credit course have met this requirement.
4 Students who completed BA211 at RCC prior to July 1, 2017, will have met this requirement.

For more information, contact the Business Technology Department:

Grants Pass and Medford:  541-956-7127
Toll free in Oregon:  800-411-6508, Ext. 7127
email: or
Web address:
TTY:  Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711
3345 Redwood Highway • Grants Pass, OR 97527

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