Jul 16, 2020  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer, AAOT

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 Discipline Studies Courses for Associate 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


A student must have eight credits of Writing. Writing meets the Information Literacy requirement.

If all writing courses are 4 or more credits, complete Option 1:

Option 1 - Two courses (8 credits):

If any writing course is 3 credits, complete Option 2:

Option 2 - Three courses (9-11 credits):

Oral Communication

Complete one course from the Oral Communication  list.


Complete one or more courses, totaling at least three credits, from the Health/Wellness/Fitness   list.

Discipline Studies

In addition to courses used for Foundational Skills, students must select additional courses in the areas identified below. Not all courses are taught every term.

Cultural Literacy

Complete 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 Discipline Studies Courses for Associate Degrees and Oregon Transfer Module . The credits for Cultural Literacy courses will only be counted once toward the 90 credits required to complete the degree.


Complete three courses from two or more disciplines from the Arts and Letters   list.

Social Science

Complete four courses from two or more disciplines from the Social Science   list.

Science/Math/Computer Science

Complete four courses from two or more disciplines, including at least three laboratory courses in Biological and/or Physical science, from the Science/Math/Computer Science  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. 

Computer programming languages: Computer Science courses are not repeatable. Students taking their first programming language (C++, .NET, or Python) will take CS 161 and 162. Because CS 161 and 162 are not repeatable courses, students taking a second programming language must use the CS 133 and 233 course numbers. Please contact the department or your academic advising team for details.


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 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. Some courses apply to more than one Discipline Studies area, but may be used only once toward completing a requirement.
  8. 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.
  9. Courses numbered 197, 198, 199, 280, 297, 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.