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
Lane degrees and certificates are aligned with Lane's Core Learning Outcomes and Oregon learning outcomes. View our General Education Learning Outcomes .
- Complete a total of 90 credits of college-level coursework (see notes).
- Complete at least 24 credits at Lane.
- 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.
- All Elective courses may be any number of credits.
- All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better, or Pass.
- Maximum 16 credits "P" may be used toward degree. This limit does not include courses only offered P/NP.
- Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 at the time the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer is awarded.
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):
Complete one course in college-level mathematics:
Complete one or more courses, totaling at least three credits, from the Health/Wellness/Fitness list.
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.
Arts and Letters
Complete three courses from two or more disciplines from the Arts and Letters list.
Complete four courses from two or more disciplines from the Social Science list.
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.
Chemistry: Starting Winter 2021, the General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry series have separate lab courses. It is highly recommended students take lecture and lab courses together. To complete an AAOT Lab Science requirement, both lecture and lab courses must be completed.
Computer Programming: 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.
- WR 115 may be included in the degree as an elective if completed summer 1999 or later.
- Transfer institution requirements. Consult Lane's Academic Advising department for a list of recommended coursework. Transfer institution requirements may change without notice.
- 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.
- 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.
- 200-level second language courses count toward the Arts and Letters requirement. American Sign Language (ASL) is considered a second language.
- 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.
- Credit-by-Exam and Credit-by-Assessment may comprise no more than 25% of total degree credits.
- Repeatable courses may be used once to meet a Discipline Studies requirement. Any additional allowable repeats may be used to meet Elective requirements.
- 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 adisor for details.
- 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.
- 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.
- Although the AAOT degree provides an excellent framework for many students pursuing a baccaleureate degreee, it is not ideal for all students. Students should consult with an academic advisor.