Associate of Science Oregon Transfer (ASOT) in Business
Learning Outcomes and Degree Requirements
If your goal is to earn a four-year degree in business administration, you can complete your first two years of coursework at OCCC and then transfer your college credits to a business program at a university. This new and unique degree satisfies the lower division requirements for four-year Oregon universities, prepares the business student for admission to the business school of the university as a junior and confers a two-year OCCC associates degree in business to graduates. It’s a direct path to a bachelors degree in business. Students are encouraged to check with the receiving institution as well as your OCCC advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.
Students who complete this degree should be able to:
1. Communicate effectively by determining the purpose, audience and context of communication, and respond to feedback to improve clarity, coherence and effectiveness in workplace, community and academic pursuits.
2. Apply scientific, cultural and political perspectives to natural and social systems and use an understanding of social change and social action to address the consequences of local and global human activity.
3. Identify and investigate problems, evaluate information and its sources, and use appropriate methods of reasoning to develop creative and practical solutions to personal, professional and community issues.
4. Use an understanding of the variations in human culture, perspectives and forms of expression to constructively address issues that arise out of cultural differences in the workplace and community
5. Demonstrate and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enter and succeed in a defined profession or advanced academic program.
6. Assess, examine and reflect on one’s own academic skill, professional competence and personal beliefs and how these impact others.
7. Transfer into an upper division baccalaureate degree program in Business at any institution in the Oregon University System offering a Business degree, having met all lower division general education requirements and being granted junior standing for both for the Business major and for university registration purposes.
The Associate of Science Oregon Transfer in Business degree is designed for students planning to transfer credits to any Oregon University System (OUS) school and seek entry into that institution’s business program. Students completing the ASOT-BUS degree will have met the lower-division General Education requirements of the OUS institution’s baccalaureate degree programs. Students transferring will have junior status for registration purposes.
Admission to the business school of an OUS institution is not guaranteed upon completion of the ASOT-BUS degree. Some institutions have specific requirements for admissions to their business program. Examples include: a higher minimum GPA requirement; a requirement that specific courses within the ASOT-BUS degree be taken for a letter grade (meaning that courses taken P/NP will not be accepted); or additional coursework. It is strongly recommended that students contact the specific OUS institution business program early in the first term of their ASOT-BUS program to be advised of additional requirements.
The Associate of Science Oregon Transfer in Business is awarded to students who meet the following requirements:
- Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements: refer to comprehensive requirements section.
- Associate of Science Oregon Transfer in Business Degree Requirements
All courses must be passed with a grade of “P” or “C“ or better. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time the ASOT is awarded.
Courses must be a minimum of 3 credits.
Writing: WR 121 and either WR 122 or WR 227. A student must have at least 8 credits of writing; Student may need to complete WR 121, WR 122 and WR 227 to meet the 8 credit requirement.
Oral Communication: COMM 111, or COMM 112 or SP 113
Math: A minimum of 3 courses MTH 111 or higher for which Intermediate Algebra is a prerequisite. One course must be Statistics
Computer Applications: Students must demonstrate proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software by the successful completion of BA 131 or CAS 133 and CAS 170 or CAS 171.
Students must complete at least 11 Discipline Studies courses from the General Education/Discipline Studies List. All courses in Discipline studies must be a minimum of 3 credits. A course may count towards Foundational requirements or discipline studies but not both.
Arts and Letters: Complete at least 3 courses chosen from at least two disciplines in the this area
Social Sciences: Complete at least 4 courses chosen from at least two disciplines in the this area. A minimum of 2 courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics must be included.
Mathematics, Science and Computer Science: Complete at least 4 courses in at least two disciplines. At least three of these courses must be laboratory courses in the biological or physical sciences. The fourth course can be one of the 3 math courses from the Foundational Requirements.
Cultural Literacy: Students must select one course from any of the discipline studies that is designated as meeting the statewide criteria for cultural literacy (as indicated on the General Education /Discipline Studies List). This course can be one of the 11 required Discipline Studies courses. This course can apply towards the Arts and Letter or Social Science area.
Business Specific Requirements
Each course must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or better. BA 101, BA 211, BA 212, BA 213, and BA 226. BA 226 may be replaced by any other faculty-approved 200-level BA course.
Elective Credit Requirements
All candidates must complete elective credits to meet the overall requirement of 90 credits for this degree. Elective courses may be any number of credits. Elective credits may include any lower division collegiate course. A maximum of 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses may be applied to this degree. 1-credit MSD workshops may not be applied to this degree. A maximum of 3 credits of physical education (PE) may be applied to this degree.
Basic Competency Requirements for writing and math will be met by successfully completing these courses. The Information Literacy requirement is satisfied by successful completion of the Writing courses.
University Specific Prerequisites, Recommendations
Each OUS school has different requirements for its Business program; in some cases, meeting the minimum requirements of the ASOT-BUS degree will not fulfill the eligibility requirements for admission to the school’s business program. Examples of eligibility requirements include: a higher minimum GPA for admission than is required for the ASOT-BUS; a requirement that specific courses within the ASOT-BUS degree be taken for a letter grade (courses taken P/NP will not be accepted); or additional coursework beyond that included in the ASOT-BUS. Please refer to your school’s website for additional courses beyond the minimum requirements for the ASOT-BUS degree.