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Computer Science Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree

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

Courses for this Program

About the Program

The statewide Associate of Science Oregon Transfer degree in Computer Science is designed for students transferring to baccalaureate degree programs in computer science or software engineering. Those completing the ASOT – Computer Science degree are assured junior level standing for registration purposes and will have met the lower division general education requirements of any institution in the Oregon public university system. 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. Students should use the ASOT-Computer Science university-specific degree requirements guide for specific transfer requirements for individual schools.

Program Learning Outcome

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. The program learning outcome for the Associate of Arts - Computer Science is:

Gather, comprehend, and communicate scientific and technical information in order to explore ideas, models and solutions and generate further questions.

Apply scientific and technical modes of inquiry, individually, and collaboratively, to critically evaluate existing or alternative explanations, solve problems, and make evidence-based decisions in an ethical manner.

Assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific studies and critically examine the influence of scientific and technical knowledge on human society and the environment.

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 Computer Science 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 Education Requirements
Course No.
Course Title
Writing Skills (two courses required)

Students who took writing classes of 3 credits each must have WR121, WR122 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
Oral Communication (one course required)


COMM100 Basic Communication 1 3
COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
COMM115 Intercultural Communication 2 4
COMM218 Interpersonal Communication 4


MTH251 Calculus I (Differential) 5
MTH252 Calculus II (Integral) 5
Health/Wellness/Fitness (one course required)


HE112 Emergency First Aid 1
HE208 HIV and Infectious Diseases 1
HE250 Personal Health 3
HE252 First Aid / CPR 3
HE253 Wilderness First Aid / CPR 3
HE261 CPR / Basic Life Support Provider 1
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
PE185 Activity Courses 1-3
PE291 Lifeguard Training 2

Total General Education Credits


Distribution Requirements
Choose three courses from at least two disciplines/prefixes. Courses must be at least 3 credits each and exclude first-year foreign language courses; second-year foreign language is acceptable (see catalog for approved list of humanities electives).
Social Science
Complete four courses from at least two disciplines/prefixes. Courses must be at least 3 credits each. See and a computer science advisor for university-specific transfer requirements.
Science 3
Complete three biological and/or physical science laboratory courses.  

Total Distribution Credits



Computer Science-specific Requirements
Course No.
Course Title
CS160 Introduction to Computer Science 4
CS161U Computer Science I (C++) or
CS161J Computer Science I (Java) 4
CS162U Computer Science II (C++) or
CS162J Computer Science II (Java) 4
CS260 Data Structures I 4

Total Computer Science-specific Credits


Complete a sufficient number of college-level (numbered 100 and above) courses to meet the total degree requirement of at least 90 credits. Students should use the ASOT-CS university-specific degree requirements guide to determine elective requirements for the transfer institution. A maximum of 12 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.

Total Elective Credits


Total Program Credits

1 COMM100 may not be accepted 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 Some schools require physics as the laboratory science chosen. It is recommended that students contact the specific school early in the first year of the program or use the ASOT-CS university-specific degree requirements guide to determine any additional science requirements and procedures for admission to a specific school or program.

4 The language taken will depend on the school being transferred to.

For more information, contact the Computer Science Department:

Phone: 541-956-7213
Toll free in Oregon:  800-411-6508, Ext. 7213 
Web address:
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711
3345 Redwood Highway • Grants Pass, OR 97527

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