Jun 02, 2020  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science Oregon Transfer: Computer Science, ASOT-CS

The Associate of Science Oregon Transfer in Computer Science (ASOT-CS) degree has computer science-focused lower division general education requirements accepted by public universities in Oregon, and electives tailored for requirements at each intended transfer institution. Students transferring with this degree will have junior standing for registration purposes only.

The ASOT-CS degree does not guarantee admission to Oregon universities, admission to a competitive computer science major, or junior standing in a major. Course, class standing, or GPA requirements for specific majors, departments, or schools are not necessarily satisfied by an ASOT-CS degree.

Each student is strongly encouraged to work with an academic advisor or counselor to select degree requirement courses that align with requirements at an intended transfer institution. Requirements at institutions vary, and elective choices differ depending on the intended transfer institution. Each student must contact the specific computer science school/program early in the first year of an ASOT-CS degree to be advised about additional requirements and procedures for admission consideration to the transfer institution and the school/program.

For current Lane courses that meet ASOT Foundational and Discipline 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 completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass, except the following courses, which must be completed for a letter grade of C or better. P/NP will not be accepted.
  6. Maximum 16 credits of "P" may be used toward this degree. This limit does not include courses only offered P/NP.
  7. Cumulative Lane GPA must be at least 2.0 when the Associate of Science Oregon Transfer: Computer Science degree is awarded.

NOTE: Many CS programs have competitive admission. Minimum GPA and grades will not generally be high enough to gain admission to competitive programs.

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.

WR 227 /WR 227_H  will meet additional requirements at some CS baccalaureate programs.

Oral Communication

One course from the Oral Communication  list.


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

Discipline Studies

Cultural Literacy

One course from any Discipline Studies list designated as meeting the statewide criteria for cultural literacy. Courses approved for the Cultural Literacy requirement are marked with an (*) on the following lists. The credits for such courses will be counted only once toward the 90 credits required to complete the degree.

Arts and Letters

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

Social Sciences

Four courses 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 Non-Lab Science/Math/CS (AAOT/ASOT)  and Science/Math/CS with Labs (AAOT/ASOT)  lists.


  • 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.
  • Some transfer programs require physics. Contact your academic advisor for help selecting appropriate transfer courses.

Computer Science Specific Requirements

A minimum of sixteen credits in Computer Science consisting of the following courses, which must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted.


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.

University-specific prerequisites: Consult Lane's Academic Advising department for a list of university-specific prerequisites and recommended coursework. Prerequisites and recommendations of specific institutions 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 considered developmental.
  2. Foundational Skills are open to demonstration of proficiency. For information on waiver testing or credit for prior learning, contact a counselor or academic advisor. Waiver testing is not the same as placement testing.
  3. Second year foreign language courses, but not first year, may be included among courses that count toward the Arts and Letters requirement. American Sign Language (ASL) is considered a foreign language.
  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 may not meet the requirements of an upper-division course with a similar title and content offered by public universities in Oregon. In such cases, the courses in question will normally transfer as electives.
  8. Courses numbered 199, 280, 298, or 299 count as electives, and do not meet Discipline Studies requirements. Courses numbered 199 and 299 are experimental and may later be reviewed and approved for Discipline Studies. Consult an academic advisor or counselor.
  9. Although the ASOT-CS provides and excellent structure for many students intending on pursuing a computer science four year degree, it is not ideal for everyone. Students should consult closely with a computer science advisor.