For students who are not pursuing specific transfer or career and technical education programs, the Associate of General Studies (AGS) provides an alternative and allows students to accomplish personal educational goals. The AGS includes a broad general education along with courses selected by the student and their advisor. It is important for a student to work closely with an advisor in designing a course plan for this degree.
Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes
While this program has no formal entrance requirement, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|CIS 120||Computer Concepts (or pass competency exam)||0-4|
|WR 121||Academic Composition||4|
|Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition|
The Associate of General Studies (AGS) awards a degree for completion of college-level coursework in core skills and general education and allows students flexibility to customize more than half the degree’s required number of credits. With careful planning, it can be used to enhance employment, meet sponsoring agency requirements, and/or meet specific baccalaureate requirements.
The AGS degree does not transfer with the same guarantees of the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree. For example, it does not guarantee that a student will meet all lower-division general education requirements at a public Oregon institution. However, with careful academic advising and in consideration of transfer institution requirements, the AGS degree may be designed to meet general education and major requirements.
The AGS degree does not meet certification requirements for any career and technical education area.
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- All general education courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.