Degree Options

Choices, choices and more choices... that's what COCC has for you. With over 30 professional-technical programs and even more transfer areas, we can get you on the right track. Take a journey through the information listed below . . . we guarantee you'll like what you see!

Oregon Transfer Module (OTM)

The OTM represents completion of a transfer student's first year. While not a full certificate or degree, the transfer module helps build a student's resume and guarantees that another Oregon community college or public university will accept all module credits towards their general education requirements.

Students interested in receiving the Oregon Transfer Module should contact the Admissions and Records Office for an official transcript evaluation.

Visit the OTM requirements for a complete listing of module course requirements.

Certificates and Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Perfect for those students who want to gain technical skills in a specific area and get a job after graduation. Sound interesting? Then think about the advantages: This degree provides students with the hands-on, technical skills to get a job in a specific area. Majors include dental assisting, structural fire science, automotive technology, computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) and many more. Considerations: Not all courses required for a certificate or AAS degree are transferable to other institutions and degrees.

For complete details on COCC's certificate and AAS options, visit " Career and Technical Education Programs".

Associate of Arts, Oregon Transfer (AAOT)

he AAOT worksheet is perfect for those students who don't know what they want to do, as well as those who want to transfer and pursue a bachelor's degree. Advantages: The AAOT is easily transferable and is well suited for a variety of majors and many undecided students. It provides a strong foundation for upper division work and allows students to transfer to an Oregon public four-year university with junior status, as well as to Evergreen State College (WA), Pacific Lutheran University (WA), Washington State University, Concordia College (OR), George Fox University (OR), Pacific University (OR), Marylhurst University (OR), and Warner Pacific College (OR). Considerations: This degree is not guaranteed to transfer to out-of-state and private institutions, except as noted above.

For complete details on the AAOT degree and possible majors, see "Transfer Programs" and visit pages 31 - 45 in the COCC Catalog.

Associate of Science (AS)

Students interested in pursuing a bachelors degree at a specific institution, generally in engineering, science or business, may find the Associate of Science degree most applicable. Advantages: The degree meets lower division general education requirements at most Oregon public universities and can be customized to also meet lower-division major requirements, as dictated by the transfer institution. Considerations: Students should note that this degree does not guarantee junior standing upon transferring (as does the AAOT) and all AS students should work closely with an advisor to best tailor the degree to meet transfer institution requirements.

Associate of General Studies (AGS)

For students not pursuing specific transfer or professional-technical programs, the AGS degree provides an alternative in gaining a broad general education perspective and accomplishing personal educational goals. Advantages: The AGS degree awards a degree for students who complete a core set of requirements and allows students to customize more than half of the degree's required credits. It can also be used to enhance employment, meet sponsoring agency needs and/or meet unusual baccalaureate requirements. Considerations: The AGS degree is not transferable as a whole (as is the AAOT) and does not meet certification requirements for certificate and associate of applied science programs.

For complete details, visit the COCC Catalog, pages 31 - 45.


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