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Associate of Science Transfer - Business (AST)


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Two-Year Associate of Science Transfer Degree

Associate of Science Transfer degrees (ASTs) represent a streamlined path for students transferring from an Oregon community college to an Oregon university who know which major/bachelor’s degree program they want to pursue. In contrast to other statewide transfer tools that prioritize university general education requirements (i.e. AAOT and ASOT), ASTs specify clear course-taking paths necessary for on-track progress towards a specific major/bachelor’s degree, with a guarantee of transfer from any Oregon community college to any Oregon public university.

The AST degrees identify the optimal and specific set of community college courses students need to take to transfer efficiently into the major at the university. The successful completion of the AST degree allows students to receive status at the public university, based on the number of academic credits referenced in the transfer agreement, including at least 30 credits of general education satisfied, that is comparable to the status of students with the same number of academic credits in the major course of study who began their postsecondary studies at the public university. The students will not be required to retake a course, as long as the minimum required grades have been earned.

Students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and meet the residency requirements at the community college awarding the AST.

When students complete an AST degree, the general education courses listed here, for which minimum required grades have been earned, are guaranteed to transfer into general education, degree, or major requirements for a bachelor’s degree at any Oregon public university.

Students who want to transfer prior to completing the AST requirements should talk with their community college advisor and an advisor at their target university prior to transfer about how their courses will count towards general education requirements and degree/major requirements. Students should also work closely with their community college advisor to determine if the AST degree is the best option based on their career and transfer plans.

Students are responsible for informing the admissions counselor or intake advisor at their receiving four-year institution that they are completing an AST. It is important for students to understand that completing the AST in two years and the bachelor’s degree in four years requires them to complete a minimum average of 15 credits per quarter (or 45 credits per year).

The guarantees and limitations below describe the minimum requirements to which all participating institutions have agreed. If an institution is not meeting the guarantees described below a complaint can be filed with the Oregon Transfer Advisory Committee (OTAC). The complete statewide agreement can be viewed at: https://www.oregon.gov/highered/policy-collaboration/Pages/transfer-2998-implementation-resources.aspx

For more information about the program, please see our program page: www.klamathcc.edu/busadmin

Credit for Prior Learning

This program may provide prior learning credit and extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.
For more information: https://www.klamathcc.edu/cpl

Program Requirements


Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 90

Required Courses


Communications


Oral Communication

Students must complete the following approved course.

Writing

Students must complete a minimum of eight credits in this general education requirement. For information about placement in a writing course, please refer to the: Writing Pathway .

Computation


Students must complete a minimum of four credits in this general education requirement. See chart below to select Pathway A: Statistics (EOU, PSU, SOU, OIT) or Pathway B: Calculus (OSU, WOU, UO).
For information about placement in a math course, please refer to the: Math Curriculum Pathway  .

 

Pathway A: Statistics
(EOU, PSU, SOU, OIT)

Pathway B: Calculus
(OSU, WOU, UO)C
Courses Courses Credits Courses Credits
Mathematics

MTH 111Z 
(4-5 credits)
OIT only, this is not required at EOU, PSU, or SOU)

4-5

MTH 111Z
(4-5 credits)

0
(included in transfer total)

- - 0 MTH 241 or equivalent. If a student takes MTH 251, (MTH 112Z is a required pre-req) 4-5
Statistics STA 243Z
(4-5 credits)
0
(included in transfer total)
STA 243Z
Students tranferring to OSU can take BA 275 instead of STA 243Z/MTH 244
4-5
- MTH 244
This is not a required course at EOU & PSU)
4-5 MTH 244
WOU students do not need MTH 244, students transferring to OSU can take BA 275 instead of STA 243Z/MTH 244.
4-5
Total - 0-10 - 8-15

Arts and Letters


Students must complete a minimum of six credits chosen from the AAOT course options.

Social Sciences


Students must complete the following approved courses.

Science / Math / Computer Science


Students must complete a minimum of eight credits with lab chosen from the AAOT-approved courses.

Additional Options

Major Transfer Map Courses


Students must complete the following approved courses.

Electives


Students must complete electives as required to bring the total number of credits to 90 and should work closely with their advisor to select the most appropriate electives based on the chart below.

    Additional courses to reach 90 credits
At this point [above = 58-80 credits], it is recommended students pursue these options:

    Work closely with a Business Advisor to select your courses (12-28 credits) from the course categories below that will help you fulfill any remaining degree requirements. These courses may be General Education and/or lower division Business Electives at the university you wish to attend. It is VITAL that you work with an Advisor at your current school to plan your needed courses for the university you wish to attend, as the transfer of course credits varies from one university to another.
  Please be aware of the following MTM requirements when selecting courses:

• Only 12 credits of CTE can be applied toward the MTM

• Only 3 credits of PE can be applied toward the MTM

Arts and Letters (3-4 credits per class):
Business Ethics
Art History
Intercultural Communication
Philosophy
Music/Theater Literacy World Literature
Writing
Social Science (3-4 credits per class):
Anthropology
Geography
Psychology (social/cognitive)
Sociology (cultural/social change/diversity)
US Government Politics & History
Global Civilization
Women’s Studies
Science (3-4 credits per class):
Global Ecology & Conservation
Business Courses (3-4 credits per class) (if offered):
Depending on the area you wish to focus on in Business, one or more business elective(s) may be appropriate. Speak to your advisor for guidance

Science / Math / Computer 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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