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ASSOCIATE OF ARTS OREGON TRANSFER (A.A.O.T.) degree, a non-designated block transfer degree designed for the student who intends to transfer to a four-year college or university within the Oregon University System (OUS). Students transferring under this agreement will have junior status for registration purposes. Course, class standing or GPA, or requirements for special majors, departments or schools are not necessarily satisfied by the AAOT. Students should work closely with an academic advisor to plan a course of study at BMCC.

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (A.S.) degree, a non-designated college transfer degree designed for students whose program requirements do not fit A.A.O.T. degree patterns. This degree does not always “block transfer” to Oregon colleges.

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE OREGON TRANSFER/BUSINESS (A.S.O.T./BUS) degree has business- focused lower division general education requirements accepted by any institution in the Oregon University system (OUS), and electives tailored for requirements at each intended transfer institution. Students transferring with this degree will have junior standing for registration purposes.

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE OREGON TRANSFER/COMPUTER SCIENCE (A.S.O.T./CS) degree will prepare students to transfer to an Oregon public university. Computer Science (CS) is the study of programs, data, computing machinery, and how these interact. Majors in computer science are offered at EOU, OSU, OIT, PSU, SOU, UofO, and WOU in Oregon. Be aware that the core CS curriculum and major options vary at the above listed schools. Consult with a BMCC faculty advisor before beginning your first term at BMCC as a CS transfer major.

OREGON TRANSFER MODULE (O.T.M.), a one-year module designed to complete a portion of students’ general education requirements and is transferable to any OUS institution. Upon transfer of credits, the receiving institution may specify additional course work that is required for a major or degree requirements or to make up the difference between the O.T.M. and the institution’s total general education requirements.

This module is an excellent choice for the student who is planning to transfer to a four-year institution and either is undecided on a major or will be majoring in a program of study with specific lower division requirements that are not offered at BMCC. With the one-year module, a student can complete most general education requirements and then transfer to the four-year institution, where he or she can complete the remaining lower division requirements.

Transfer courses offered at BMCC parallel freshman and sophomore courses offered by four-year colleges and universities. If you are planning to seek a degree at a specific four-year college or university, you should become familiar with the requirements of the proposed major program at that institution. BMCC advisors are available to assist you in this planning process.

In addition to the requirements of a major, OUS institutions require that the student earn credit hours in each of the major academic divisions: arts and letters (language, literature, and the arts), the social sciences, sciences and mathematics, and writing. These are typically referred to as general education requirements, or general university requirements. Students at BMCC who complete the A.A.O.T. as outlined will meet these OUS lower division general education requirements. Specific departmental requirements at OUS institutions can be found in the catalog of the college or university to which the student intends to transfer. OUS institutions generally will accept up to 120 credit hours of lower division course work from Oregon’s community colleges.

See BMCC's Academic Catalog for more information about all certificate and degree offerings.

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