Nov 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Oregon Transfer Module

The OTM is a state-approved Transcription Notation, not a degree or certificate

For students intending to transfer within a year to a public university in Oregon, this transcript notation ensures the 45 credits of specific general education requirements and electives will be accepted at any state institution, and ensures sophomore status for registration purposes. Upon transfer, the receiving institution may specify additional course work required for a major or for degree requirements or to make up the difference between the Transfer Module and the institution's total General Education requirements.

Any student holding an Oregon Transfer Module that conforms to the guidelines below will have met the requirements for the Transfer Module at any Oregon community college or public institution.

Oregon Transfer Module credits also may not match program requirements in the receiving school. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor or academic advisor for planning their courses. The Oregon Transfer Module includes 45 credits of course work, equivalent to 3 academic quarters.

For current Lane courses that meet OTM requirements, see: Approved Discipline Studies Courses for Associate Degrees and Oregon Transfer Module  


  1. Complete a total of 45 credits of college-level coursework (see notes).
  2. Complete at least 24 credits at Lane.
  3. All courses must be a minimum of 3 credits.
  4. All courses must be completed with a letter grade of "C-" or better. P/NP is not accepted.
  5. Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 at the time the Oregon Transfer Module is notated.

Foundational Skills

Oral Communications

Complete one course from the Oral Communication  list.


Complete one course in college-level mathematics:

Discipline Studies

Arts and Letters

Complete three courses from the Arts and Letters   list.

Social Sciences

Complete three courses from the Social Science   list.

Science/Math/Computer Science

Complete three courses, including at least one laboratory course in Biological 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. Please contact your academic advising team for details. 

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.


To receive an Oregon Transfer Module transcript notation, students must complete all Foundational Skills and Discipline Studies requirements. Students must also complete enough elective coursework to total 45 credits. Elective courses must be completed from the approved Discipline Studies options:


  1. 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.
  2. 200-level second language courses count toward the Arts and Letters requirement. American Sign Language (ASL) is considered a second language.
  3. 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.
  4. Repeatable courses may be used once to meet a Discipline Studies requirement. Any additional allowable repeats may be used to meet Elective requirements.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.