Feb 29, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024

Business - Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree

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About the Program

The statewide Associate of Science Oregon Transfer degree in Business is designed for students transferring to baccalaureate degree programs as business majors. Those completing the ASOT-Business degree are assured junior level standing for registration purposes and will have met the lower division general education requirements of any Oregon public university. Grade point average requirements for entry into the university’s major are not necessarily satisfied by the ASOT - Business degree. Students should be aware that if they transfer before completing this degree, courses will be evaluated individually toward the general education requirements of the college of their choice. This program can be completed entirely through online delivery.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the Associate of Science Oregon Transfer - Business are:

Analytical Skills

Develop critical thinking by applying problem-solving techniques to various areas of business.


Use technology to assist with business operations.

Fundamentals of Accounting

Develop a comprehensive understanding of fundamental accounting concepts.

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 and the Business Technology Department Chair’s approval. In order to ensure coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward course requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 90 term credits of lower division collegiate courses with a minimum grade of “C-” or better. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time the ASOT-Business is awarded.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate in two years as you prepare to transfer to a four-year Oregon college or university. Please meet with an advisor for any questions about alternate classes in any given term. When transferring to a public four-year Oregon university, one of the following options must be met as a requirement for admission:

  1. Two years of the same high school-level world language, or
  2. Two terms of college-level world language (may be first-year world language, which can be used as elective credits)

This is for students who have graduated from high school or completed a high school equivalency program in 1997 or after. Additionally, if students intend to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree at a four-year school, they must complete two years of a college level world language regardless of when they graduated from high school or an equivalency program. Completing the first year of the college language sequence in terms 3-6 at RCC sets students up for the second-year sequence when they transfer. Students should inquire with their intended receiving institution for world language requirements.

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 prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Total Program Credits: 90

Program email address: BusinessInfo@roguecc.edu

Program Prerequisites:


Prerequisite Credits: 0-7


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Term Credits: 16


Term Credits: 16


Term Credits: 16


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Term Credits: 16


Term Credits: 12


Term Credits: 14


Three courses required. Students should consult university-specific information to determine any additional mathematics requirements.

Distribution Requirements

Must include one course from any discipline that meets the statewide criteria for cultural literacy. 1

Humanities (9-12 Credits)

Choose three courses from at least two disciplines/prefixes. Courses must be at least 3 credits each and exclude first-year world language courses; second-year world language is acceptable.

Social Science (6-8 Credits)

Approved social science elective courses from the list below - 6-8 credits.

Science (15-17 Credits)

Complete four courses from at least two disciplines/prefixes from the following list, three of which must be lab courses.


Complete a sufficient number of transfer-level elective (numbered 100 and above) courses to meet the total degree requirements of at least 90 credits.


1 Meets cultural literacy criteria (one course required). 

2 Students who took writing classes of 3 credits each must have WR 121Z , WR 122Z  and either WR123 or WR 227Z . Students taking classes of 4 credits each must take WR 121Z  and either WR 122Z  or WR 227Z .

3 Students who have completed BA 101  as a 3-credit course have met this requirement.

4 Students who completed BA 211  between summer 2017 and winter 2021 but not BA 212 , will require BA 212  to meet the new BA 211  requirement. Please speak with your academic advisor.

For more information, contact the Business Department:

Phone: 541-956-7500

Email: BusinessInfo@roguecc.edu

Web address: www.roguecc.edu/business

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