The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed for students planning to transfer credits to a baccalaureate degree program at a four-year institution. It allows more freedom in course selection than the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree; however, because of the flexibility of this degree, it may not fulfill requirements for transfer to a university in Oregon. When selecting courses for this degree, students should consult KCC advisors and the institution to which they will transfer to make sure that they are taking the correct courses.
For courses to meet general education requirements, they must be collegiate-level numbered (e.g., 100). Courses numbered below the 100 level do not apply to the degree but are prerequisites to degree requirements.
Candidates for the degree must earn a minimum of 90 credits.
Transfer students must be aware of the second language requirement for the particular college and bachelor’s degree they are seeking.
Candidates for the degree must attend KCC and accumulate at least 24 credit hours of satisfactory work to establish residency. Non-traditional, challenge, or credit transferred from another institution may not be applied to the 24 credit-hour residency requirement. This requirement may not be waived.
No more than nine credits of Special Studies or Work Experience apply.
No more than three credits of physical education courses apply.
Students must complete electives as required to bring the total number of credits to 90. Students should meet with transfer advisors to align elective coursework to meet Oregon universities’ general education transfer requirements or workforce professional/technical requirements. Electives will vary with academic plans. Advisor approval is required.
Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 90.