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Associate in Arts–Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)

Appropriate for many intended majors, especially in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Students complete 60 credits of general education and 30 credits of electives which should be tailored to the future major.

  • Each course can be counted toward only one skill or distribution area.
  • Only college level courses numbered 100 or above are allowed.
  • Cumulative college level GPA must be at least 2.0. Courses transferred from another college do not count in GPA.
  • Of courses which are normally graded, no more than 30 credits may be taken as Pass/No Credit at the student's option.
  • At least 20 quarter credits in the degree must be earned at OC.
  • Students with 85 credits towards an OC degree may transfer back 5 credits from another accredited institution. Otherwise, the last 10 credits must be earned at OC. (Military personnel and dependents with a SOC agreement are exempt from this requirement.)
  • Students should work closely with an advisor at the planned baccalaureate institution to choose courses.

Recommended Courses Credits

Skill Areas Requirements:

 

Written Communication Skills (two of the following)
 
ENGL& 101 English Composition I* 5  
ENGL& 102 Composition II* 5  
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing* 5 10

Symbolic/Quantitative Skills (one of the following)
 
MATH& 107 Math in Society* (or above) 5  
PHIL& 120 Symbolic Logic 5  5
  with demonstrated mastery of Intermediate Algebra (see below)  

If Philosophy &120 (Symbolic Logic) is used for Symbolic/Quantitative Skills:
 
Intermediate Algebra Mastery (credits do not count toward degree)  
  • Satisfactory placement test score
  • A Mathematics course for which Intermediate Algebra is a prerequisite
  • MATH 099 Intermediate Algebra*
 

Distribution Requirements:

 
Humanities (15 credits in 2 or 3 disciplines)
  • From at least two different disciplines
  • No more than 10 credits in any one discipline
  • Maximum 5 credits in skills performance
  • Maximum 5 credits in foreign language at the 100 level
15
Natural Sciences (15 credits in 2 or 3 disciplines)
  • From at least two different disciplines
  • No more than 10 credits in any one discipline
  • At least one laboratory science course
  • At least 10 credits in physical, biological, and/or earth science
15
Social Sciences (15 credits in 2 or 3 disciplines)
  • From at least two different disciplines
  • No more than 10 credits in any one discipline
15

Electives:

(30 credits or sufficient credits to meet the 90 credit total)
Up to 15 credits of any other college level courses
Other courses chosen from any of the lists except restricted
30
Total: (minimum 90 credits required) 90+

*See course description for prerequisite.


Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog