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2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer, AAOT

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The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree is a state-approved associate degree that is intended to prepare students to transfer to public universities in Oregon. The AAOT is a block-transfer degree, which means a student with an AAOT will have met the lower-division general education requirements for baccalaureate degree programs at Oregon public universities. Students transferring with an AAOT degree will have junior standing for registration purposes only.

Students who receive the AAOT and transfer still must meet the receiving university's admission requirements, including course standing, grade point average and foreign language requirements. The AAOT does not guarantee admission to a public university, admission to a competitive major, or junior standing in a major. 

NOTE: Each student is strongly encouraged to work with an academic advisor or counselor to match career and major goals with an appropriate program and to select appropriate courses for a major at an intended transfer institution. For current Lane courses that meet AAOT requirements, see: Approved Courses for Oregon Transfer Degrees and Oregon Transfer Module  

Learning Outcomes

Lane degrees and certificates are aligned with Lane's Core Learning Outcomes and Oregon learning outcomes. View our 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. All courses must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better, or Pass.
  6. Maximum 16 credits "P" may be used toward degree. This limit does not include courses only offered P/NP.
  7. Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 at the time when the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer is awarded.

Foundational Skills


Students taking writing classes of three credits each must take WR 121 /WR 121_H , and WR 122 /WR 122_H , and either WR 123  or WR 227 . Students taking writing classes of four credits each must take WR 121 /WR 121_H , and WR 122 /WR 122_H , or WR 227 . A student must have eight credits of Writing. Meets the Information Literacy requirement.

Oral Communication

One course from the Oral Communication  list.


One course in college-level mathematics including MTH 105 , MTH 106 , MTH 111 , MTH 112  or any higher mathematics course.


One or more courses totaling at least three credits from the Health/Wellness/Fitness (AAOT/ASOT)  list.

Discipline Studies

In addition to courses used for Foundational Skills, students must select additional courses in the areas identified below.

Cultural Literacy

One course from any discipline studies courses designated as meeting the statewide criteria for cultural literacy. Courses approved for the Cultural Literacy requirement are marked with an (*) in the lists of courses on the Approved Courses for Oregon Transfer Degrees and Oregon Transfer Module . The credits for such courses only will be counted once toward the 90 credits required to complete the degree.


Three courses from two or more disciplines from the Arts and Letters (AAOT/ASOT)  list.

Social Science

Four courses chosen from two or more disciplines from the Social Science (AAOT/ASOT)  list.

Science/Math/Computer Science

Four courses from two or more disciplines including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science from the Science/Math/CS with Labs (AAOT/ASOT)  and Non-Lab Science/Math/CS (AAOT/ASOT)  lists.

Note: Only one of the BI 101s, and one of the BI 102s and one of the BI 103s will meet the Science/Math/Computer Science requirements for any Lane degree.


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

  • Up to 12 credits of Career Technical Education. See the list of Career Technical Education Courses . Policies on accepting career technical credits vary at four-year institutions in Oregon. Consult an academic advisor about taking these courses as electives.
  • 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.


  1. College-level courses are numbered 100 or higher. Courses numbered 001-099 are considered identify developmental 
  2. Foundational Skills are open to demonstration of proficiency. Waiver testing is not the same as placement testing. Students should contact the appropriate academic department for information.
  3. Only 200-level foreign language courses count as Arts and Letters.
  4. University second language admission requirements for transfer students graduating high school in 1997 and thereafter include one of the following:
    1. two terms of a college-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
    2. two years of the same high school-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
    3. satisfactory performance on an approved second language assessment of proficiency.
    4. demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language meets this second language admission requirement.
  5. Credit-by-Exam and Credit-by-Assessment may comprise up to 25% of total degree credits.
  6. Repeatable courses may be used once to meet a Discipline Studies requirement. Any additional allowable repeats may be used to meet Elective requirements.
  7. Lower-division college-level courses (100 and 200-level) taken at Lane might not meet the requirements of an upper-division course with a similar title and content offered by other colleges and universities. In such cases, the courses in question will generally transfer as electives.
  8. Courses numbered 199, 280, 298, or 299 count as electives and do not meet Foundational or Discipline Studies requirements. Courses numbered 199 and 299 are experimental and may later be reviewed and approved for Discipline Studies.

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