Nov 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science, AS

This program is being suspended

  • This program is being suspended. No new students will be admitted after Winter Term. Please contact the academic advisors for this program for information about this suspension and


For students intending to transfer, the Associate of Science (AS) degree may best match general education requirements of some four-year colleges or universities. A student selecting this transfer option still must meet the receiving university's admission requirements, including course standing, grade-point average and foreign language requirement.

The Associate of Science is not a block transfer degree and does not guarantee that a student will have met the lower-division general education requirements for baccalaureate degree programs. Students are encouraged to work with an academic advisor to match career goals with an appropriate major and to select appropriate courses for their intended transfer institution.

Estimated Cost: $14,634.00

  • Resident Tuition: $11,340.00*
  • Technology Fees: $990.00
  • General Student Fees: $804.00**
  • Online Course Fees: if applicable; $10.00 per course, maximum of $50.00 per course
  • Books / Course Materials: $1,500.00***

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

General Education degrees costs are based on 90 credits and 6 terms

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

***Books and materials will vary by class. Please refer to your program or course for specific information on book and material charges. Open Educational Resources (OER) may be available to take the place of more expensive textbooks, reducing the overall cost of taking the class. For more information on classes using free and low-cost materials, visit or email

Learning Outcomes

This degree is aligned with Lane's Institutional Learning Outcomes  and the State General Education Learning Outcomes .


  1. Complete a total of 90 credits of college-level coursework (see notes).
  2. Complete at least 24 credits at Lane.
  3. Foundational Skills and Discipline Studies courses must be a minimum of 3 credits, except for Health/Wellness/Fitness courses, which may be any number of credits.
  4. All Elective courses may be any number of credits.
  5. Complete all Foundational Skills with a grade of "C-" or better, or Pass.
  6. Complete all Discipline Studies and Elective courses with a grade of "D-" or better, or Pass.
  7. Maximum 16 credits "P" may be used toward degree. This limit does not include courses only offered P/NP.
  8. Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 at the time the Associate of Science degree is awarded.

Foundational Skills

Foundational Skills must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better, or Pass.


Complete one or more courses, totaling at least three credits, from the Health/Physical Education/Dance (AS)  list.

Discipline Studies

Discipline Studies must be completed with a grade of "D-" or better, or Pass.

Arts and Letters

Complete three courses from the Arts and Letters (AS)  list.

Social Science

Complete three courses from the Social Science (AS)  list.

Science/Math/Computer Science

Complete nine courses from the Science/Math/CS (AS)  list.

-Biology: 100-level Biology courses are not repeatable. Students may only use one BI 101 , one BI 102 , and one BI 103  to meet requirements for any Lane degree, regardless of letter option. BI 213B - Principles of Botany  and BI 213Z - Principles of Zoology  are considered repeats at some four-year universities. Students will only receive credit for one course. Please contact your academic advising team for details. 

-Chemistry: General and Organic Chemistry series have separate lab courses. Completing either the lecture course (4 credits) or the lecture course and its accompanying lab (6 credits) will count toward the AS degree Science requirement.

-Computer programming: Students who complete more than one CS 161 or CS 162 programming language course should be aware that transfer institutions may count multiple 161 or 162 courses as repeats, and may not accept them in transfer. Students wishing to complete multiple programming courses should first take a CS 161/162 series and then enroll in CS 133/233 course series for any subsequent programming languages.


Any college-level courses that bring total credits to 90 credits including:

  • Up to 12 credits of Career Technical Education. See the list of Course Types by Prefix . Policies on accepting career technical credits vary at four-year institutions in Oregon. Consult an academic advisor about taking these courses within the degree.
  • Up to 18 credits of Cooperative Education may be included as electives. Cooperative Education courses identified as Career Technical Education courses count toward the 12-credit maximum for Career Technical Education.
  • Up to 12 credits of Individual Music Lessons (MUP).
  • 12 credits of Physical Education activity (PE, PEAT, PEO) may be included within the entire degree.
  • Transfer institution requirements. Consult Lane's Academic Advising department for a list of recommended coursework. Transfer institution requirements may change without notice.


  1. College-level courses are numbered 100 or higher. Courses numbered 001-099 identify developmental courses (e.g. RD 090), with the exception of ENG 110, 116, 117; MTH 100, RD 115, WR 110, 120 and WR 115  (taken before summer 1999), which are also considered developmental.
  2. Foundational Skills are open to demonstration of proficiency. For information on waiver testing or credit for prior learning, contact an academic advisor. Waiver testing is not the same as placement testing.
  3. University second language admission requirements for transfer students graduating high school 1997 or later include one of the following:
    • Two terms of the same college-level second language with an average grade of C- or above.
    • Two years of the same high school-level second language with an average grade of C- or above.
    • Satisfactory performance on an approved second language assessment of proficiency.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language meets second language admission requirements.
  4. Credit-by-Exam and Credit-by-Assessment may comprise no more than 25% of total degree credits.
  5. Repeatable courses may be used once to meet a Discipline Studies requirement. Any additional allowable repeats may be used to meet Elective requirements.
  6. Some courses are included on more than one Discipline Studies list. These courses may be used only once to meet a specific Discipline Studies requirement. Please contact your academic advisor for details.
  7. Lower-division college-level courses taken at Lane will not always meet the same requirements an upper-division college-level course with similar content does at a four-year transfer institution. In such cases, the course(s) in question will generally transfer as an elective. Please contact specific four-year schools for details.
  8. Courses numbered 197, 198, 199, 280, 297, 298, or 299 count as electives and do not meet Foundational Skills or Discipline Studies requirements. Courses numbered 199 and 299 are experimental and may later be reviewed and approved to meet Discipline Studies requirements.
  9. The AS is not a block transfer degree. However, some science majors may benefit from using the AS framework to complete transfer requirements. Students planning to transfer should work closely with their academic advisor.
  10. General Information on in transferring credits in from a prior institution: