Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree


Susan Lewis
Director of Curriculum & Academic Assessment, (541) 506-6047

Mary Martin
Registrar, (541) 506-6025

Associate Arts Oregon Transfer Degree

Credit Minimum: 90
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The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree is the best choice for students who plan to transfer to one of the Oregon public universities. Students who have completed this degree and are accepted will be admitted as having completed most lower division comprehensive and general education requirements for a baccalaureate degree.*

Candidates for the AAOT degree must satisfy the General Education Requirements and Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements Limits and meet all the degree-specific requirements listed here.

Students transfering under this agreement will have junior status for registration purposes. Course, class standing or GPA, and requirements for specific majors, departments or schools are not necessarily satisfied by an AAOT degree.

All courses should be aligned with the student’s intended program of study and the degree requirements of the baccalaureate institution to which the student plans to transfer.

*Some baccalaureate degrees require specific lower-division courses. Students should consult with a transfer advisor at the institution to which they intend to transfer.

Core Requirements

Requirements Credits Courses Which Satisfy Requirements
Writing* 8 WR121 and either WR 122 or WR227. A student must have at least eight credits of Writing.
Math 4 MTH 105 or higher
Oral Communications 4 COMM 111 or COMM 140 or COMM 214 or COMM 215
Health/Wellness/Fitness 3 Choose from: HPE 295 or three PE courses (one credit each for a total of three credits)
Cultural Literacy 3 Choose from list of acceptable Cultural Literacy courses. The course may be from any area and may also count as part of the overall distribution requirement.
*The Information Literacy requirement is satisfied by successful completion of the Writing courses.

AAOT Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

All candidates must complete at least 11 Academic Discipline studies courses from the list of approved general education courses:

  • Arts & Letters: complete three courses from two subject areas
  • Social Sciences: Complete four courses from two subject areas
  • Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science: Complete four courses from at least two subject areas (including three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science)

A course may count towards core requirements or discipline studies, but not both.

AAOT Elective Credit Requirements

All candidates must complete elective credits to meet the overall requirement of 90 credits for this degree. Elective credits may include any lower division collegiate courses (level 100 or higher). A maximum of 12 credits

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer - Core Transfer Map

Credit Minimum: 30
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The Core Transfer Map is a broad description of course requirements for students at any Oregon community college or public university. Students who have not yet declared a major and plan to transfer may take classes that fit these categories at any Oregon community college and expect all classes to transfer and meet at least 30 credits of general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree at any Oregon public university.

Note that many majors have specific course requirements for categories within the Core Transfer Map. The Core Transfer Map is intended as a starting point for students who plan to transfer to a university, but are unsure of their intended major or transfer destination. Students who are certain of their major, but not their transfer destination, should determine if there is a developed Major Transfer Map for their chosen discipline, and follow that as a guide. Students who are certain of both their major and their intended transfer destination should consult an advisor for information on an existing specific articulation agreement, Major Transfer Map, or degree map that will prescribe their course requirements.

Required Courses

Writing 3-4 All courses must meet AAOT requirements. Please see an Academic Advisor for recommendations.
Arts & Letters  6-8  
Social Sciences 6-8  
Natural Sciences  8-10  
Mathematics 4-5  

Additional Requirements

REQUIREMENTS Courses which satisfy requirements
Cultural Literacy At least one required course must also meet the Cultural Literacy requirements.
At least 30 total credits If the credit total for the required courses is less than 30 credits, select a course of your choice from the AA/OT outcome courses.
Completion standards All courses must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time of award.


To notate the CTM on a transcript, submit a graduation petition and mark "notate transcript for Core Transfer Map" on the petition

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer - Oregon Transfer Module

Credit Minimum: 45
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The Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) is an approved 45-credit subset of general education courses that are common among Oregon’s two-year and four-year colleges and universities. It is designed to improve student access to a college degree by enhancing opportunities for the transfer of credits earned at one institution to another. The OTM is an organized framework for students who are undecided regarding their academic majors or who change majors early in their college careers. It provides clear milestones that students can accomplish to serve their future goals, and it is supportive of students who transfer early to a four-year institution by allowing for seamless transfer of first year of coursework. 

Any student holding an Oregon Transfer Module that conforms to the guidelines below will have met the requirements for the OTM at any Oregon community college or public university. Upon transfer, the receiving institution may specify additional coursework that is 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. The OTM may be applied toward the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, the Associate of Science Oregon Transfer—Business or —Computer Science degree, or a baccalaureate degree from a public university or participating Oregon independent college or university.

Core Requirements

Writing 8 Successful completion of WR121 and either WR 122 or WR227
Mathematics 4 Successful completion of MTH 105 or higher
Oral Communications 4 COMM 111 or COMM 140 or COMM 214 or COMM 215
  • The OTM satisfies the majority of campus general education requirements. (Some campuses may have additional requirements in subjects such as diversity or foreign language.)
  • The OTM represents approximately half (45 credits) of an associate degree or the first year of a baccalaureate degree.
  • The OTM is not a degree or certificate.

Required Coursework

The Oregon Transfer Module includes coursework which is equivalent to 3 academic quarters. All courses must be passed with a grade of “C-” or better and must be worth at least 3 credits. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 at the time the module is posted.

General Education Discipline Studies

Courses must be from the General Education Discipline areas (Arts & Letters, Social Science, or Scinece/Math/Computer Science). Students are encouraged to complete at least one course with the embedded Cultural Literacy Component in order to complete AAOT requirements. See general education electives,including courses that fulfill the cultural literacy requirement.

  • Arts & Letters: Three courses.
  • Social Sciences: Three courses.
  • Science/Math/Computer Science: Three courses, including at least one biological or physical science with a lab.

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer - Elementary Educator

90 Credits
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Course of Study

The two-year Elementary Educator AAOT Transfer Pathway provides students with the opportunity to explore a career in K-5 teaching while earning required lower division coursework for transfer. Students may begin the Pathway while still in high school through available dual credit options. Or, students may start the Pathway upon enrollment at CGCC. Upon completion, students will leave CGCC with an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree augmented by specific introductory education courses. 

The Elementary Educator Transfer Pathway curriculum has been developed in collaboration with Oregon State University (OSU) and provides a seamless transfer opportunity to OSU’s Bachelor of Science in Teaching and Elementary Education program. The Pathway provides opportunities for engaging with OSU Education faculty even in the first two years of study. Students may also choose to enroll through the CGCC/OSU Degree Partnership Program opening doors to a variety of services and expertise at both schools.


Successful completion of MTH 20RD 115, and WR 115, or equivalent placement assessment scores. 

Suggested Course Sequence

Sequence shown is a recommended plan for full-time enrollment. Scheduling requirements may prevent all courses from being offered every term. Students must meet with an academic advisor to map their specific degree plan.

*Students are required to take electives to complete the AAOT degree. Students should consult with an Academic advisor to choose from the recommended General Education and Elementary Educator electives noted in the course map below with an asterisk.



COMM 111 or 

COMM 214

Public Speaking or

Interpersonal Communications: Process and Theory

ED 101 Teachers Make a Diffeerence: Exploring the K-5 Classroom 1
ED 216 Purposes, Structure & Function of Education in a Democracy 3
ED 219 Civil Rights & Multicultural Issues in Educational Settings  3
ED 293 Practicum 1
ED 294 Practicum Seminar 2
HEC 202 Contemporary Families in the US 3
HEC 226 Child Development 4
HPE 295 Health & Fitness for Life 3
MTH 211 Foundations of Elementary Math I 4
MTH 212 Foundations of Elementary Math II 4
MTH 213 Foundations of Elementary Math III 4
PSY 201A General Psychology 4
WR 121 English Composition 4

WR 122 or 

WR 227

English Composition or

Technical Writing

   Education Pathway Electives* 6
  General Education Electives - Arts & Letters* 12
  General Education Elective - Lab Science* 12
  General Education Elective - Social Science* 12

General Education Elective Recommendations by discipline




ART 102

Understanding the Visual Arts 4
ENG 104, 105, 106 Introduction to Literature – Fiction, Drama, Poetry 4
ENG 213 Latin American Literature 4
ENG 250 Introduction to Folklore and Mythology 4
MUS 108 Music Cultures of the World 3
PHL 201, 202 Introduction to Philosophy – Philosophical Problems/Elementary Ethics 4
SPA 201, 202, 203 Second Year Spanish 4


ATH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 4
HST 110, 111, 112 World History 4
HST 201, 202, 203 History of the United States  4
PS 201 US Government I 4
PSY 202A General Psychology 4
SOC 204 Sociology in Everyday Life 4
SOC 206 Social Problems 4


BI 101 Biology 4
BI 141, 143 Habitats - Life of the Forrest, Fresh Water Biology 4
ESR 171, 172, 173 Environmental Science - Biological/Chemical/Geological Perspectives


GS 106, 108, 109 Physical Science - Geology/Oceanography/Meteorology 4

Education Program Electives

ART 230 Drawing I  4
ART 252 Ceramics I 3
ART 280 Painting Basics  3
ART 286 Watercolor I  3
CAS 108 Beginning Photoshop 3
CAS 109 Digital Presentations 1
CAS 231 Desktop Publishing 3
CAS 235 Graphic Design 4
ECE 234 Introduction to Children with Special Needs in ECE & FS 3