Apr 21, 2021
These are general requirements for all Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. See individual AAS programs for specific requirements.
Associate of Applied Science degrees train graduates for immediate employment and direct entry into the workforce. Many career technical programs require cooperative education or internships and may require licensure exams or certifications. Career Technical courses do not necessarily transfer to other institutions. See the list of Career Technical course prefixes.
Students who wish to pursue an AAS degree must choose a career technical program and follow the requirements listed for that program (see Career Technical programs for specific curriculum).
Each student is strongly encouraged to work with a Lane academic advisor or career counselor to match career goals with an appropriate program. Each AAS degree has specific program requirements. The following information is provided only as an overview of the AAS degree.
Lane degrees and certificates are aligned with Lane's Core Learning Outcomes and Oregon learning outcomes. View our General Education Learning Outcomes . Associate of Applied Science degrees also have program-specific learning outcomes. See Programs (A-Z) for details.
Human Relations Outcomes for AAS Degrees and Certificates
- Complete a minimum of 90 credits. Some AAS programs require more than 90 credits to complete program requirements.
- Complete a minimum of 24 credits at Lane.
- Unless otherwise specified by individual programs, complete all Foundational and Discipline Studies courses with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.
- Unless otherwise specified by individual programs, complete all program core courses with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.
- Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 when the Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded.
General Education: Foundational
Foundational Skills must be a minimum of 3 credits each, except for Health/PE/Dance courses, which may be any number of credits.
Three credits of any PE or Dance, or 3 credits of Health from the approved Health/PE/Dance list
General Education: Discipline Studies
Discipline Studies courses must be a minimum of 3 credits each.
Minimum of 12 credits are required in the following disciplines:
- 3 credits minimum from Arts and Letters
- 3 credits minimum from Human Relations
- 3 credits minimum from Science/Math/Computer Science
- 3 remaining credits from any of the Disciplines.
Choose courses from the approved Science/Math/CS list.
Three credits minimum, as specified by program, or if not specified, select from the following list:
- Only the Academic Requirements Review Committee (ARRC) may waive a college General Education requirement. Petitions are available from Enrollment Services at https://www.lanecc.edu/esfs/general-education-substitution-and-waiver-petition.
- College-level courses are numbered 100 or higher. Courses numbered 001-099 are considered developmental.
- University second language admission requirements for transfer students graduating high school in 1997 and thereafter include one of the following:
- two terms of a college-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
- two years of the same high school-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
- satisfactory performance on an approved second language assessment of proficiency.
- demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language meets this second language admission requirement.
- Credit-by-Exam and Credit-by-Assessment may comprise up to 25% of total degree credits.
- 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.
- Career Technical courses taken at Lane might not meet the requirements of upper- and lower-division courses with similar titles and content offered by other colleges and universities. In such cases, the transfer institution may limit the number of credits accepted.
- Students may use up to 18 credits of Cooperative Education toward a degree/certificate. Cooperative Education may be used as part of Program Core Courses, not as General Education.
- 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.