Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Degree and Transfer Information

Non-Transfer Degree and Certificate Options

ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES DEGREE (AGS)   This is a non-designated two-year degree that is not intended for transfer. The AGS 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 AGS is awarded.  

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE (AAS)    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 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 (CC/SCC)   A certificate of completion is awarded to students who complete the requirements of a specific curriculum that requires less than two academic years. A certificate of completion is less than 90 credits and must include at least 9 credit hours of foundational requirement courses in the areas of communication, computation, and human relations. A Statewide Certificate of Completion (SCC) is a Certificate of Completion that was created at the State level rather than by the college but is functionally the same. 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/SCPC)    This is a less-than-one-year certificate in which all courses are contained within an existing AAS 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 AAS degree.  A Statewide Career Pathways Certificate of Completion (SCPC) is a Career Pathways Certificate of Completion that was created at the State level rather than by the college but is functionally the same.   

Transfer Degree Options

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS OREGON TRANSFER (AAOT)   This is a state-authorized degree that prepares students to transfer into upper-division courses within general baccalaureate degree programs. 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS OREGON TRANSFER - ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (AAOT-Education)   A major-specific degree that indicates satisfactory completion of a course of study that is intended for students to enter into education programs in an Oregon public university with junior standing.  

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE OREGON TRANSFER (ASOT)   An ASOT degree is a major-specific undergraduate award that indicates satisfactory completion of a course of study that is intended to prepare students to enter into an Oregon public university in a specific Bachelor of Science degree program. BMCC offers an ASOT degree in Computer Science (ASOT-CS).  

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (AS)   This degree is a state-authorized associate degree that is intended to prepare students to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in areas such as Business, Science, Mathematics, or Engineering.  

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE TRANSFER (AST)   A major specific degree that indicates satisfactory completion of a course of study that is intended to prepare students for transfer to an Oregon public university and have junior standing in a specific Bachelor of Science degree program. BMCC offers an AST degree in Business (AST-Bus).  

Oregon Transfer Module and Transfer Maps

The Oregon Transfer Module (OTM)  is not a degree but is a block of classes intended to provide a subset of general education courses that can be transferred as a block toward university requirements.

Core Transfer Maps  are a group of at least 30 college-level academic credits that, when completed, will transfer and be counted toward the student’s degree requirements at any public university in Oregon.
Major Transfer Maps, when completed, will allow students to transfer into any Oregon public university or community college that offers a bachelor’s degree in the student’s completed degree program without losing standing. 

Transfer Status

Any student who completes 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 but at not guaranteed admittance to a university or to a program, nor assured junior-level standing in a particular major. 


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 Science 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.

BMCC General Education Outcomes

The education of undergraduate students who obtain a transfer degree is an essential activity of all Oregon community colleges and universities. This requires an effective General Education curriculum that aligns with Statewide General Education Outcomes. Through the course offerings necessary to attain a transfer 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 the information and its source critically; and
  • Understand many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information.