Sep 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Additional Degree and Transfer Information


Degree and Certificate Options

ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES DEGREE (A.G.S.) This is a non-designated two-year degree that consists of both career and technical education (CTE) courses and college-transfer courses.
A total of 90 credits are required for this degree.  All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time the A.G.S. is awarded.

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE (A.A.S.) This degree is awarded to students who complete the requirements of a two-year designated program as outlined in the college catalog.
These degrees are two-year designated career and technical programs requiring a minimum of 90 credits. Each degree listed on the following pages includes program requirements and foundational requirements designed to meet core competencies that meet state requirements for writing, speech, mathematics/computer science, human relations, and general education.

These degrees are two-year designated career and technical programs requiring a minimum of 90 credits. Each degree listed on the following pages includes program requirements and foundational requirements designed to meet core competencies that meet state requirements for writing, speech, mathematics/computer science, human relations, and general education.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION This certificate is awarded to students who complete the requirements of a specific curriculum of less than two academic years.
The certificate of completion must include at least 9 credit hours of foundational requirement courses in the areas of communication, computation, and human relations. For specific program requirements, see the Program Description section of this catalog. Program requirements are subject to change. Please consult with an advisor for the most up-to-date information.

CAREER PATHWAYS CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION (CPCC) This is a less-than-one-year certificate in which all courses are contained within an existing A.A.S. or certificate program. The career pathway certificate provides a credential to acknowledge skill proficiency tied to a specific occupation, allowing the student to select that occupation or apply all coursework to an associated certificate or A.A.S. degree.

STATEWIDE CAREER PATHWAYS CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION (SCPC) This is a less-than-one-year certificate in which all courses are contained within an existing A.A.S. or certificate program. The career pathway certificate provides a credential to acknowledge skill proficiency tied to a specific occupation, allowing the student to select that occupation or apply all coursework to an associated certificate or A.A.S. degree.

Transfer Degree Options

Career and Technical Programs A.A.S./Certificates and Career Pathways Certificates of Completion (CPCC)

Career Pathways 

Blue Mountain Community College provides educational opportunities in the following programs. These programs provide students with training to qualify them for work in specific fields. Career Pathway Certificates, One-year certificates and/or two-year associate of applied science degrees are offered in the following areas: Degrees and Certificate Programs   

BMCC General Education Outcomes

The education of undergraduate students who obtain the AAOT degree is an essential activity of all Oregon community colleges and universities. This requires effective General Education curriculum that aligns to Statewide General Education Outcomes. Through the course offerings necessary to attain an AAOT degree, BMCC students will have achieved the following general education outcomes:

Arts & Letters

  • Interpret and engage in the Arts & Letters, making use of the creative process to enrich the quality of life; and
  • Critically analyze values and ethics within a range of human experience and expression to engage more fully in local and global issues.

Cultural Literacy

  • Identify and analyze complex practices, values, and beliefs and the culturally and historically defined meanings of difference.

Mathematics

  • Use appropriate mathematics to solve problems; and
  • Recognize which mathematical concepts are applicable to a scenario, apply appropriate mathematics and technology in its analysis, and then accurately interpret, validate, and communicate the results.

Science or Computer Science

  • Gather, comprehend, and communicate scientific and technical information in order to explore ideas, models, and solutions and generate further questions;
  • Apply scientific and technical modes of inquiry, individually, and collaboratively, to critically evaluate existing or alternative explanations, solve problems, and make evidence-based decisions in an ethical manner; and
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific studies and critically examine the influence of scientific and technical knowledge on human society and the environment.

Social Science

  • Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior; and
  • Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social world in which we live.

Speech/Oral Communication

  • Engage in ethical communication processes that accomplish goals;
  • Respond to the needs of diverse audiences and contexts; and
  • Build and manage relationships.

Writing

  • Read actively, think critically, and write purposefully and capably for academic and, in some cases, professional audiences;
  • Locate, evaluate, and ethically utilize information to communicate effectively; and
  • Demonstrate appropriate reasoning in response to complex issues.

Information Literacy

  • Formulate a problem statement;
  • Determine the nature and extent of the information needed to address the problem;
  • Access relevant information effectively and efficiently;
  •  Evaluate information and its source critically; and
  • Understand many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information.

*Note: This information was updated 5/30/18. For details refer to the Addenda page located at this link:http://catalog.bluecc.edu/content.php?catoid=6&navoid=256

Transfer Status

Any student who holds an AAOT, AS, or ASOT degree that conforms to the guidelines set forth herein, and who transfers to any institution in the Oregon University System, will have met the lower division general education requirements of that institution’s baccalaureate degree programs. Students transferring with this degree will have junior standing for registration purposes. For transfer students graduating from high school in 1997 and thereafter, the Oregon University System has a second language admission requirement: two terms of a college level second language with an average grade of C or above, OR two years of the same high school level second language with an average grade of C or above, OR satisfactory performance on an approved second language assessment of proficiency. Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language meets this second language admission requirement.

Interstate Passport I

The Interstate Passport program enables successful transfer of a block of lower-level general education learning to other institutions participating in the Interstate Passport Network (Network). Students who earn their Passport at Blue Mountain Community College will not be required to repeat or take additional course work to meet lower-division general education requirements in the Passport’s nine areas when they transfer to any other Network member institution. BMCC will began transcripting the Interstate Passport in 2015. Students with an interest in earning the Passport should see our website at http://www.bluecc.edu/InterstatePassport and contact their Advisor.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship training as a method of career and technical education is recognized by the Apprenticeship and Training Division of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). It combines on-the-job training and trade-related instruction taken in conjunction with each other. Apprenticeship courses are approved for BOLI-registered apprentices or journey-level workers and are not available to the general public.

BMCC’s apprenticeship program offers Statewide Associate of Applied Science degrees (SAAS) and certificates of completion for journeymen in the areas of inside electrician, manufacture plant electrical, limited maintenance electrical, plumbing, industrial maintenance mechanic, and programmable logic controller technician as part of Oregon’s community college statewide apprenticeship degree program. The program provides statewide transfer opportunities, certificates of completion, and an optional transfer path into either a bachelor of applied in technology and management or a Bachelor of Science degree in operations management at the Oregon Institute of Technology.  Electricians and plumbers require state licensure. Related training courses meet industry standards and are offered through a partnership between the Oregon State Apprenticeship Training Council and the local Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.  
 If you are interested in becoming registered in an Oregon State Apprenticeship program, please contact the Oregon State Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship Training Division at 971-673-0761 or www.boli.state.or.us for program and entrance requirements. For more information on BMCC’s apprenticeship certificates and degrees, see pages 58, 65-66 and 69 of this catalog, or contact the Director of Apprenticeship at 541-278-5854.