Catalog 2023-24 
    Feb 22, 2024  
Catalog 2023-24

Oregon Transfer Module (OTM)

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The Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) is an approved 45-unit subset of general education courses (foundational skills and introduction-to-discipline courses) that are common among colleges and universities in Oregon University System (OUS). Any student holding an OTM will have met the requirements for the transfer module at any institution in the OUS.

Program Requirements

For courses to meet general education requirements, they must be collegiate-level numbered (e.g., 100 or higher). Colleges and universities may have particular general education requirements. Transfer students must be aware that the OTM does not automatically fulfill course requirements for programs. 

  • 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 the OTM is awarded.
  • Transfer students must be aware of the second language requirement for the particular school and bachelor’s degree they are seeking.
  • Candidates for the degree must complete one course from any discipline studies that is designated as meeting the statewide criteria for cultural literacy. 
  • Candidates must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours at KCC. Challenge credits or credit transferred from another institution may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
  • Students must complete electives as required to bring the total number of credits to 45. Students should meet with an academic advisor to align elective coursework to meet OUS 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 45.

Required Courses


Oral Communications


For information about placement in a writing course, please refer to the: Writing Pathway .


Students must complete four credits in this general education requirement.

For information about placement in a math course, please refer to the: Math Curriculum Pathway .


Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits from at least two disciplines including at least one laboratory course in biological and/or physical science.

Cultural Literacy

At least one core transfer requirement course must also be an AAOT-approved Cultural Literacy course. When taking one of the following courses, students will meet the statewide requirement for cultural literacy.

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