Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)
An AAOT is a two-year degree that has been designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue upper-division baccalaureate courses. CCC students who have earned an AAOT degree will be eligible for junior standing for the purposes of registration at any public university in Oregon.
Associate of Science Oregon Transfer (ASOT)
An ASOT degree is a two-year degree designed for the student intending to transfer to a four-year college or public university in Oregon and pursuing upper-division baccalaureate courses in either Business or Computer Science. CCC students who have earned an ASOT degree and have met the transfer institution’s lower-division general education degree requirements will be eligible for junior standing for the purposes of registration.
Associate of Arts Transfer (AAT)
An Associate of Arts Transfer degree is a lower division major-specific undergraduate award that indicates satisfactory completion of a course of study that is intended to prepare students for transfer to a public university in Oregon and have junior standing in a specific Bachelor of Arts degree program.
Associate of Science Transfer (AST)
An Associate of Science Transfer degree is a lower division major-specific undergraduate award that indicates satisfactory completion of a course of study that is intended to prepare students for transfer to a public university in Oregon and have junior standing in a specific Bachelor of Science degree program.
Associate of General Studies (AGS)
The Associate of General Studies is a two-year foundational degree designed to provide flexibility and uses a variety of college-level course work to meet degree requirements. Students are encouraged to work closely with an academic advisor if they are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university upon completion of the AGS degree.
Program outcomes for the AGS degree include a two-year college degree experience that supports individual student needs and interests.
Associate of Science (AS)
The Associate of Science degree is designed for students who wish to take the first two years of their coursework at Clackamas Community College, then transfer to a particular four-year institution to complete a degree in the designated discipline. The Associate of Science degree has both general education and discipline-specific requirements. In addition, this degree is institution-specific, and the courses listed have been agreed on by the receiving institution as acceptable towards the four-year degree. Completing the Associate of Science degree does not guarantee acceptance into schools or departments that have special admissions requirements. It is important for the student to meet with an advisor to ensure that they fully understand the degree requirements.
Oregon Transfer Module (OTM)
The OTM represents approximately half of an associate’s degree (45 credits). The OTM is designed for students who wish to transfer to a public university in Oregon or another Oregon community college. Completion of the OTM can help those students taking courses at multiple post-secondary institutions by ensuring transferability of coursework. This is not a degree or certificate but is documentation on a student’s transcript that they have met a subset of common general education requirements. Please refer to the OTM page for more information. Students interested in the OTM should meet with an academic advisor in Student Services.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Associate of Applied Science degrees are career technical in nature and are intended primarily to lead students directly to employment in a specific career. Occupational licensure, career advancement and further study at a four-year college or university are additional opportunities for students earning an AAS degree. Associate of Applied Science degrees are awarded to students who complete the requirements of a specified, two-year career and technical program and are offered in a number of interest areas (see Degree Programs).
Certificates of Completion (CC)
Certificates of Completion are career technical in nature and are designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce. Occupational licensure, career advancement, and further study at a four-year college or university are additional possible opportunities for students earning Certificates of Completion at CCC. Certificates of Completion can be a one-year program or a less-than-one-year program.
Career Pathway Certificates (CPCC)
Career Pathway Certificates of Completion programs are designed to acknowledge proficiency in a particular technical skill grouping with occupational program outcomes. Please refer to the specific AAS or certificate program for certificate/degree requirements.
General AAS, CC, and CPCC Requirements
General requirements for obtaining an AAS or CC include:
- Complete a minimum of 90 credits for an AAS degree
- Establish a cumulative 2.0 GPA at CCC
- Establish residency by earning a minimum of 25% of the degree or certificate credits at CCC
- See Degree and Certificate Information & Requirements for additional general requirements for all degrees and certificates
- Specific discipline requirements are listed on each program page.