Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT)
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree
The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT) is an opportunity for students to complete lower division (freshman and sophomore) degree requirements at PCC.
Students who complete this degree and are accepted at Oregon public universities will be admitted as having completed all lower division comprehensive and general education requirements for a baccalaureate degree. Many private colleges/universities also accept the AAOT, see the Oregon Independent Colleges Association grid for more information.
Students should see advisors at PCC and the institution to which they will transfer about the requirements of their major.
In addition to satisfying the following requirements, candidates for an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree must complete the requirements listed on the AAOT Degree Worksheet. Worksheets are located on the right side of this page.
Both Foundational Requirements and Discipline Studies courses must be a minimum of three (3) credits. A course may count towards Foundational Requirements or Discipline Studies, but not both.
Writing: 8 credits minimum. At least two courses of lower division collegiate writing. PCC's WR 121 & WR 122 or 227
Oral Communication: One course in the fundamentals of speech or communication. PCC's SP 111 or 112 or 113
Mathematics: One course in college-level mathematics, for which Intermediate
Algebra is a prerequisite. PCC's MTH 105 or higher
Health/Wellness/Fitness: One or more courses totaling at least three credits. PCC's HE 242, 250, 254, HPE 295 or 3 PE courses not including PE 10, 199, or 299
Arts & Letters
At least three courses chosen from at least two disciplines. (see worksheet on right side of this page for list of courses)
At least four courses chosen from at least two disciplines. (see worksheet on right side of this page for list of courses)
At least four courses from at least two disciplines including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science.(see worksheet on right side of this page for list of courses)
Any college-level course that would bring total credits to 90 quarter hours including up to 12 credits of college designated Career and Technical Education courses.
Must be completed with a C or better.
- Students must complete a Cultural Literacy course. Courses that qualify as Cultural Literacy are marked with an astrisk (*). This course may apply as an Arts & Letters or Social Science course in the above Discipline Studies requirements. See worksheet on right side of this page for list of courses.
- All candidates must earn at least 90 total credits.
- All candidates for a degree must attend Portland Community College at least two terms and accumulate at least 30 quarter hours of satisfactory work at PCC to establish residency.
- The 30 quarter hours must include the last nine hours for the major.
- Non-traditional credit, credit transferred from another institution or challenge credit cannot be used to establish the 30 quarter hour residency requirement and the student petition process may not be used to waive the residency requirement.
- The final 16 credits for the degree must include at least eight credits earned at PCC.
- Twenty-four of the credits earned at PCC must apply to the degree requirements.
- All candidates for a degree must have a 2.0 grade point average (C average) or higher for courses applied to the degree. Transfer credit is allowed for grades ‘C' or better.
- No more than 24 credits taken on a pass/no pass basis may be applied to the distribution requirements.
- No more than 24 credits of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses may be applied to the degree.
- No more than nine credits of 199 or 299 Special Topics courses may be applied to the degree.
- No more than 12 credits of lower division collegiate cooperative education may be applied to the degree.
- A maximum of three credits of physical education courses may be used as electives.
- One-credit workshops may not be applied to this degree.
Page updated July 2011