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Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree and Certificate Types



Associate Transfer Degrees and Oregon Transfer Module

Graduates of Chemeketa’s two-year programs are awarded an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree, an Associate of Science-Business (AS/OT-BUS) transfer degree, an Associate of Science-Computer Science (AS/OT-CS) transfer degree, an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, an Associate of Science (AS) degree, or an Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree. All are nationally recognized degrees.

Oregon Transfer Module

The Oregon Transfer Module is comprised of one year of coursework exclusively in general education, which can lead to

  1. an AAOT, AS/OT-BUS, or AS/OT-CS transfer degree from Chemeketa or to
  2. a baccalaureate degree from Oregon public universities and will result in sophomore standing.

To earn the module, which is equivalent to three academic quarters or 45 credits. You must earn a grade of “C-” or better in all courses and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 to complete the module. Upon transfer, the receiving institution may specify additional general education coursework that will be required for your major or ask you to make up the difference between the transfer module and the institution’s total general education requirements.

If you intend to transfer to a specific Oregon university, contact an advisor who will work with you to ensure that you meet the specific requirements at the receiving school.

Oregon Transfer Module (OTM)  

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree is the core curriculum of a liberal arts education. This curriculum includes coursework in foundational and discipline studies areas. You will be taking courses in writing, communication, mathematics, social sciences, and art and letters, among others. In addition, you are encouraged to explore a broad range of subjects through elective coursework. Note that in most areas, courses-not credits are required to meet the degree (90 credit hours total). You must earn a grade of “C-” or better in all courses and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 to earn the degree. Contact a college advisor for more information.

Students who earn an AAOT degree from Chemeketa have fulfilled the lower division general education requirements at any of Oregon’s public four-year universities. If you enroll full-time, it usually takes two years to meet the AAOT requirements.

Students must complete at least one course meeting the state criteria:

  • Information Literacy-this content is embedded in the Writing requirements of the degree.
  • Cultural Literacy-this requirement is met by taking one course in the area of discipline studies that is designated as meeting the statewide requirement. At Chemeketa, cultural literacy is called Difference, Power, and Responsibility, and courses that address this content area are available in the arts and letters and social science areas (see General Education  for Cultural Literacy courses)

See Career Choices  for information and curriculum guidelines.

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) Degree Requirements  

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer - Elementary Education

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer-Elementary Education is a focused academic program that provides you junior status in any Oregon university offering an Elementary Education Bachelor’s degree. Admission to the university is not guaranteed as admission is determined by the university. You are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor of the university you wish to transfer to find out transfer requirements.

Associate of Arts/Oregon Transfer Degree in Elementary Education (AAOT-ED)  

Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer - Business Degree

Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Degree in Business (ASOT-BUS)  

Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer - Computer Science Degree

The Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer-Business degree and the Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer-Computer Science degree are focused academic programs that provide you with marketable degrees and keep open your options for transfer to a baccalaureate program. By earning either of these degrees from Chemeketa, you will have fulfilled the lower division general education requirements at any of Oregon’s public four-year universities to which you choose to transfer, as well as the ability to register as a junior. Recipients of this degree, however, are not guaranteed admission to the business school/ computer science school/program of choice; that is ultimately up to the institution to which you apply. To qualify for either of these degrees, you must meet the requirements listed in the Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Degree in Business (ASOT-BUS)  and Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Degree in Computer Science (ASOT-CS) .

Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Degree in Computer Science (ASOT-CS)  

Associate Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer and complete a Bachelor of Science degree at a four-year college or university. The degree includes a core of general education courses and electives that allow you to tailor your course of studies to meet particular college transfer requirements. It does not guarantee that you will have completed all lower division general education requirements for the baccalaureate degree, nor does it ensure junior-level status at a four-year state university.

If you select this degree, you are encouraged to consult with an advisor to determine which courses will best align with the general education requirements at the four-year institution to which you intend to transfer.

To qualify for the degree, you must meet the requirements listed in the Associate of Science Degree Requirements (AS) .

Associate of Science Degree Requirements (AS)  

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Chemeketa, with its emphasis on career and technical education, offers preparation in more than 50 occupational areas.

In most of these programs, you may earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. If you enroll full-time, it usually takes about two years to meet the Associate of Applied Science degree requirements. See Career Choices  for information and curriculum outlines for these programs.

To qualify for an Associate of Applied Science degree, you must meet the requirements listed in the Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements (AAS) .

Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements (AAS)  

Associate of General Studies Degree

The Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree addresses the needs of students who are not seeking an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree or the specific program requirements of an Associate of Applied Science degree. This degree allows you to combine a broad core of basic courses with a program of study that may be tailored to your academic or professional goals.

You may wish to use this degree to enhance your employment or to fulfill the requirements of a specific four-year college program or special program of study.

To qualify for the Associate of General Studies degree, you must meet the requirements listed in the Associate of General Studies Degree Requirements (AGS) .

Associate of General Studies Degree Requirements (AGS)  

Certificate of Completion

You will receive a Certificate of Completion if you meet the requirements of certain one-year or less-than-oneyear career and technical education programs.

You may earn a Certificate of Completion by meeting these requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the required courses or credit hours listed for each program.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at Chemeketa.
  • Apply courses numbered 050 or higher toward a certificate.

Some of these certificates are included in part of a larger two-year degree, creating a pathway for you to work, go to school, and advance in your career field. Ask your program advisor or college counselor for more information on which courses can apply to other certificates or degrees in your chosen field of study.

Related Instruction

Courses in related instruction connect and strengthen the knowledge and skills acquired in Certificates of Completion and two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees. All students enrolled in career and technical education areas are required to complete courses in college-level related instruction, specifically:

  • Communication/writing
  • Computation/mathematics
  • Human relations/psychology/sociology

Refer to your program area to learn of the specific requirements for individual certificates and degrees. In some programs, approved course substitutions are specifically noted.

Second Degree

To earn a second degree, certificate or diploma, students must meet any additional requirements stated in the catalog. Courses previously taken may qualify to meet a second degree or certificate.

Digital Literacy

Students enrolled In an Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, or an Associate of General Studies degree program will need to meet a digital literacy requirement. The purpose of the requirement is for the student to be able to use digital technology, communication tools, and networks to create, access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate information to successfully enter the workforce or the university setting.

Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills and employ correct terminology to effectively, efficiently, and productively use technology to communicate, collaborate, contribute, and solve problems in the workplace and our digital society.
  2. Understand how electronic devices process information and how they network with other devices for communication and for locating, sharing, and storing information.
  3. Recognize the human responsibility of interpreting and evaluating the reliability of information gained via technology-related sources.
  4. Use a variety of applications and devices, confidently transfer skills among applications and devices, and apply an understanding of how the rapidly changing technology environment affects workplace and other decisions.
  5. Apply critical thinking skills to decisions regarding ethics, environmental/societal responsibility, and safety/security/privacy issues associated with the use of technology in the digital world.