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Degrees you can earn

PCC offers 5 degrees. Some are designed to transfer to a four-year school, and others can only transfer under certain circumstances. Learn about degrees in Panther Tracks: Meet the degrees. To earn any PCC degree, you have to meet some basic requirements such as English and Math competencies, GPA and credit limits, to name a few. Read more about these comprehensive requirements.

Our degrees

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Associate of Applied Science
  • What you’ll learn: specific skills for your future job. Choose majors in areas like healthcare, business, building, engineering, media arts, public service, and education.
  • Where you’ll go: this degree prepares you to go right to work in your industry.
25%

general education, writing, and math

75%

program requirements
technical classes specific to your career

  • 25%: general education, writing, and math
  • 75%: program requirements (technical classes specific to your career)

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Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer
  • What you’ll learn: a solid foundation in subjects like writing, mathematics, and science.
  • Where you’ll go: you’ll transfer to an Oregon public university.
70%

general education, writing, math, health, and PE

30%

student choice
choose from transfer classes

  • 70%: general education, writing, math, health, and PE
  • 30%: student choice (choose from transfer classes)

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Associate of Science Oregon Transfer in Business
  • What you’ll learn: a solid foundation in subjects like writing, mathematics, and science.
  • Where you’ll go: designed for students to transfer to an Oregon public university and seek entry into a business program. This degree will meet lower-division general education requirements at an Oregon public university. Students will have junior status for registration purposes.
70%

general education, writing, and math

25%

program requirements
business classes

5%

student choice

  • 70%: general education, writing, and math
  • 25%: program requirements (business classes)
  • 5%: student choice (choose from transfer classes)

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Associate of Science
  • What you’ll learn: it’s up to you!
  • Where you’ll go: this degree is flexible and can give you a good start before transferring to a four-year school. It allows more freedom in course selection than the AAOT, but doesn’t guarantee you’ll be accepted as having completed all lower-division requirements. You’ll need to work with an advisor to choose your classes based on your major.
35%

general education, writing, and math

65%

student choice
choose from transfer classes

  • 35%: general education, writing, and math
  • 65%: student choice (choose from transfer classes)

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Associate of General Studies
  • What you’ll learn: it’s up to you!
  • Where you’ll go: this degree is designed for students wishing to acquire a broad education, rather than pursue a specific major or career. Because of the flexibility of this degree, it may not fulfill requirements for transfer to a four-year school. You’ll need to work with an advisor to choose your classes depending on your academic goals.
25%

general education, writing, and math

75%

student choice
choose from transfer classes or technical classes

  • 25%: general education, writing, and math
  • 75%: student choice (choose from transfer classes or technical classes)
General education

All PCC degrees require general education credits.

Oregon Transfer Module
  • The Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) is not a degree. It provides a one-year curriculum of general education coursework for students who plan to transfer to a state college in Oregon.
  • Plan your classes: OTM worksheet