Physics - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)

Description

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with a focus in physics includes most courses that are commonly required for a major and meets lower-division general education requirements at all Oregon public universities. Since there are minor variations between university physics programs, students may need to take additional courses after transferring.

Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes

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

Entrance Requirements

While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
General Education/Foundational
Health:
Choose 3 credits 13
Mathematics:
Choose one course4
Recommend: MTH 251
Oral Communication:
Choose one course3-4
Writing:
WR 121Academic Composition4
WR 122Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition4
or WR 227 Technical Writing
Recommend: WR 227
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 at least two prefixes9-12
Social Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes12-16
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
Electives
Choose any course numbered 100 or above that brings the total credits to 90 quarter hours. This may include up to 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses designated by COCC as acceptable.39
Total Credits90-106

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

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First Year
FallCredits
Health (3 credits with HHP/HHPA prefix)3
Elective (recommend CH 221)5
MTH 251Calculus I4
WR 121Academic Composition4
 Credits16
Winter
Discipline Studies Math/Science/Computer Science (recommend MTH 252)4
Discipline Studies Math/Science/Computer Science (recommend PH 211)5
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Elective (recommend CH 222)5
 Credits17-18
Spring
Discipline Studies Math/Science/Computer Science (recommend PH 212)5
Elective (recommend CH 223)5
Elective (recommend MTH 253)4
 Credits14
Second Year
Fall
Discipline Studies Math/Science/Computer Science (recommend PH 213)5
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Elective (recommend MTH 256)4
Writing (recommend WR 227)4
 Credits16-17
Winter
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Discipline Studies Social Science4
Elective (recommend MTH 254)4
Oral Communication3-4
 Credits14-16
Spring
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Elective (recommend MTH 255)4
 Credits13-16
 Total Credits90-97

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