Business - Associate of Science Oregon Transfer (ASOT)


The Associate of Science Oregon Transfer (ASOT) in Business is designed for students with a high level of certainty about earning a bachelor’s degree in business from an Oregon public university. The degree meets lower-division general education requirements for transfer to an Oregon public institution, and students will have junior standing for registration purposes. Admission to a business school is not guaranteed; students are strongly encouraged to contact the institution to which they intend to transfer before choosing courses in the ASOT.

Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Please see the General Education page for statewide general education student learning outcomes.

Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion of WR 065 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking II or higher or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 7
  • Completion of MTH 098 Math Literacy or minimum placement in Math Level 14

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
General Education/Foundational
MTH 243Introduction to Probability and Statistics I4
Two additional courses of MTH 105 or higher. 8
Oral Communication:3-4
WR 121Academic Composition4
WR 122Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition4
or WR 227 Technical Writing
General Education/Discipline studies
Cultural Literacy:
One course from the following categories must be designated as cultural literacy on the Discipline Studies list (credits count once).
Arts and Letters:
Choose three courses from two or more prefixes9-12
Social Sciences:
EC 201Microeconomics4
EC 202Macroeconomics4
Choose two courses (at least one must have a different prefix than EC)6-8
Science/Math/Computer Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science12-20
Business Specific Requirements:
BA 101Introduction to Business4
BA 211Financial Accounting I4
BA 212Financial Accounting II4
BA 213Managerial Accounting4
BA 226Business Law I4
Choose enough elective credits to reach a minimum of 90 credits (with a maximum of 12 Career and Technical Education (CTE) credits). 112
Recommend: BA 206 and BA 223
Total Credits90-104

See advisor for recommended electives as well as specific institution transfer requirements. 

Advising Notes

All courses should be aligned with the student’s intended program of study and the degree requirements of the university or college to which the student plans to transfer. Admission to an Oregon public university is not guaranteed upon completion of the ASOT – Business degree. Every student is strongly encouraged to contact the institution(s) to which they intend to transfer when choosing from the selection of courses within the ASOT – Business degree. 

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:

    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.

    • Options for additional standards:

      • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

  • Additional Requirements:

    • None

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
BA 101Introduction to Business4
Mathematics (MTH 105 or higher)4
WR 121Academic Composition4
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters (Cultural Literacy Course)4
Second Term
MTH 243Introduction to Probability and Statistics I4
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
EC 201Microeconomics4
WR 122
Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition
or Technical Writing
Third Term
BA 226Business Law I4
EC 202Macroeconomics4
Mathematics (MTH 105 or higher)4
Fourth Term
BA 211Financial Accounting I4
Oral Communication3-4
Discipline Studies Laboratory Science3-5
Discipline Studies Social Sciences4
Fifth Term
BA 212Financial Accounting II4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters4
Discipline Studies Laboratory Science3-5
Sixth Term
BA 213Managerial Accounting4
Discipline Studies Laboratory Science4-5
Discipline Studies Social Sciences (no EC prefix)4
Elective (recommend BA 206 or BA 223)4
 Total Credits90-100

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