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2024-25 RCC Catalog 
2024-25 RCC Catalog

Associate of General Studies - Art Interest

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About the Program

The Associate of General Studies degree is a two-year program designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire a broad education rather than pursuing a specific college major or program. The general studies degree may, in addition to general education coursework, include lower-division college transfer and career and technical education courses. Because of the flexibility of this degree, it may not fulfill requirements for transfer to a four-year institution. RCC and the Pacific Northwest College of Art have signed a transfer agreement pertaining to the Associate of General Studies - Art Interest. For more information, contact your RCC Advisor.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission has approved certain general education outcomes for courses selected to apply toward degree requirements. All courses listed meet those identified outcomes. For more information see this catalog.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. Individual courses may be challenged based on the student’s life experience or knowledge. Arrangements may be made on an individual basis with the instructor teaching the course to determine specific challenge procedures. College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with current agreement.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of General Studies degree will be awarded to students who complete a minimum of 90 credit hours of college transfer and career and technical courses from the curriculum listed. Students must receive a grade of “C-” or better in all coursework. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned a “C-” or better grade. 

The courses listed below are only meant to serve as a guide of recommended choices within categories required in the AGS framework. See the AGS program map for full degree requirements. This course of study is designed to provide a foundation for students planning to transfer to private art schools, and for students wanting to develop their portfolios and depth of expertise within different mediums. Requirements at different schools vary, so students should consult their programs of interest for more specific guidance.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement. Note: some pre-requisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Total Program Credits: 90

Program email address: VisualArtsandDesignInfo@roguecc.edu

Program Prerequisites:


Prerequisite Credits: 0-8

Term 1

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Term Credits: 15

Term Credits: 12

Term 3

Term Credits: 15

Term 4

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Term Credits: 16

Term 5

Term Credits: 16

Term 6

Term Credits: 16


1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS 120  / CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

2 WR 122Z  / WR122 is a prerequisite for ART 198 .

For approved Humanities, Social Science and Science, see Associate of General Studies for Approved Electives.

For more information, contact the Visual Arts and Design Department:

Phone: 541-956-7500

Email: VisualArtsandDesignInfo@roguecc.edu

Web address: www.roguecc.edu/vad

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