Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) Requirements

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree is a state-approved associate degree that is intended to prepare students to transfer to public universities in Oregon. The AAOT is a block-transfer degree, which means a student with an AAOT will have met the lower-division general education requirements for baccalaureate degree programs at Oregon public universities. Students transferring with an AAOT degree will have junior standing for registration purposes only.

Students who receive the AAOT and transfer still must meet the receiving university's admission requirements, including course standing, grade point average and foreign language requirements. The AAOT does not guarantee admission to a public university, admission to a competitive major, or junior standing in a major.

Approved courses for associate degrees: Students are strongly encouraged to work with an academic advisor to match career and major goals with an appropriate program and to select appropriate courses for a major at an intended transfer institution.

90 credits

Program Contacts


  • Complete a total of 90 credits of college-level coursework (see notes).
  • Complete at least 24 credits at Lane.
  • Foundational Skills and Discipline Studies courses must be a minimum of 3 credits, except for Health/Wellness/Fitness courses, which may be any number of credits.
  • All Elective courses may be any number of credits.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better, or Pass.
  • Maximum 16 credits "P" may be used toward the degree. This limit does not include courses only offered P/NP.
  • Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 at the time the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer is awarded.


Estimated Cost: $15,408

  • Resident Tuition: $11,925*
  • Technology Fees: $1,170
  • General Student Fees: $813**
  • Online Course Fees: ***(if applicable)
  • Books/Course Materials: $1,500****

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

General Education degree costs are based on 90 credits and 6 terms.

*Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning.

***Online Course fees

****Books and materials will vary by class. Please refer to your program or course for specific information on book and material charges. Open Educational Resources (OER) may be available to take the place of more expensive textbooks, reducing the overall cost of taking the class. For more information on classes using free and low-cost materials, visit or email

Learning Outcomes

Lane degrees and certificates are aligned with Lane's Institutional Learning Outcomes and Oregon Learning Outcomes. Lane's general education courses and general education associate degree programs are aligned with the following outcomes, approved in 2010 by the state Joint Boards of Education. Additionally, courses and programs are aligned with Lane's Institutional Learning Outcomes.

Arts and Letters

  • Interpret and engage in the Arts and Letters, making use of the creative process to enrich the quality of life
  • Critically analyze values and ethics within a range of human experience and expression to engage more fully in local and global issues

Cultural Literacy

  • Identify and analyze complex practices, values, and beliefs and the culturally and historically defined meanings of difference

Information Literacy

  • Formulate a problem statement.
  • Determine the nature and extent of the information needed to address the problem
  • Access relevant information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its source critically
  • Understand many of the economic, legal and social issues surrounding the use of information


  • Use appropriate mathematics to solve problems
  • Recognize which mathematical concepts are applicable to a scenario, apply appropriate mathematics and technology in its analysis, and then accurately interpret, validate, and communicate the results

Science and Computer Science

  • Gather, comprehend, and communicate scientific and technical information in order to explore ideas, models and solutions and generate further questions
  • Apply scientific and technical modes of inquiry, individually, and collaboratively, to critically evaluate existing or alternative explanations, solve problems, and make evidence-based decisions in an ethical manner
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific studies and critically examine the influence of scientific and technical knowledge on human society and the environment

Social Science

  • Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior
  • Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social world in which we live

Speech/Oral Communication

  • Engage in ethical communication processes that accomplish goals
  • Respond to the needs of diverse audiences and contexts
  • Build and manage relationships


  • Read actively, think critically, and write purposefully and capably for academic and, in some cases, professional audiences
  • Locate, evaluate, and ethically utilize information to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate appropriate reasoning in response to complex issues

Program Requirements

Foundational Skills

Writing (8 credits)

WR 121ZComposition 1



WR 122ZComposition 2



WR 227ZTechnical Writing


WR – See Footnote 1.

Oral Communication

Complete one course from the Oral Communication List


Choose one course in college-level mathematics (100- or 200-level, 3 credits minimum)


Complete one or more courses, totaling at least three credits from Health/Wellness/Fitness List

Discipline Studies

Cultural Literacy

Students must select one course from any of the discipline studies that is designated as meeting the statewide criteria for cultural literacy.

Arts and Letters

Complete three courses from the Arts and Letters list

Note - must choose courses from two or more disciplines

Social Science

Complete four courses from the Social Science list

Note - must choose courses from two or more disciplines

Science/Math/Computer Science

Complete four courses from the Science/Math/Computer Science list

Note - must choose courses from two or more disciplines, including at least three laboratory courses in biological &/or physical science


Any college-level courses that bring total credits to 90 credits including:

  • Up to 12 credits of Career Technical Education. See the list of Course Types by Prefix. Policies on accepting career-technical credits vary at four-year institutions in Oregon. Consult an academic advisor about taking these courses within the degree.
  • Up to 18 credits of Cooperative Education may be included as electives. Cooperative Education courses identified as Career Technical Education courses count toward the 12-credit maximum for Career Technical Education.
  • Up to 12 credits of Individual Music Lessons (MUP).
  • 12 credits of Physical Education activity (PE, PEAT, PEO) may be included within the entire degree
  • Transfer institution requirements. Consult Lane's Academic Advising department for a list of recommended coursework. Transfer institution requirements may change without notice.


1 – A minimum of 8 credits of Writing is required. In the event a previous writing course was taken for 3 credits, students will need 3 courses: WR 121Z, WR 122Z and WR 123 or WR 227Z. Note: WR 227Z will meet additional requirements for some Computer Science baccalaureate programs. Contact your academic advisor for details.


  • College-level courses are numbered 100 or higher. Courses numbered 001-099 identify developmental courses (e.g. RD 090), with the exception of ENG 110, 116, 117; MTH 100, RD 115, WR 110, 120 and WR 115 (taken before summer 1999), which are also considered developmental.
  • Foundational Skills are open to demonstration of proficiency. For information on waiver testing or credit for prior learning, contact an academic advisor. Waiver testing is not the same as placement testing.
  • 200-level second language courses count toward the Arts and Letters requirement. American Sign Language (ASL) is considered a second language.
  • University second language admission requirements for transfer students graduating high school 1997 or later include one of the following:
  • Two terms of the same college-level second language with an average grade of C- or above.
  • Two years of the same high school-level second language with an average grade of C- or above.
  • Satisfactory performance on an approved second language assessment of proficiency.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language meets second language admission requirements.
  • Credit-by-Exam and Credit-by-Assessment may comprise no more than 25% of total degree credits.
  • Only the Academic Requirements Review Committee (ARRC) may waive a college-related instruction requirement. Petitions are available from Enrollment Services at
  • Repeatable courses may be used once to meet a Discipline Studies requirement. Any additional allowable repeats may be used to meet Elective requirements.
  • Some courses are included on more than one Discipline Studies list. These courses may be used only once to meet a specific Discipline Studies requirement. Please contact your academic advisor for details.
  • Lower-division college-level courses taken at Lane will not always meet the same requirements an upper-division college-level course with similar content does at a four-year transfer institution. In such cases, the course(s) in question will generally transfer as an elective. Please contact specific four-year schools for details.
  • General Information on in transferring credits in from a prior institution:
  • Courses numbered 197, 198, 199, 280, 297, 298, or 299 count as electives and do not meet Foundational Skills or Discipline Studies requirements. Courses numbered 199 and 299 are experimental and may later be reviewed and approved to meet Discipline Studies requirements.
  • Although the AAOT degree provides an excellent framework for many students pursuing a baccalaureate degree, it is not ideal for all students. Students should consult with an academic advisor.
  • HE 252 can be used in the Health/Wellness/Fitness category if taken in Summer 1997 or after. Prior to this, HE 252 would be considered an elective.