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Certificate Requirements
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree
Associate of General Studies Degree
Associate of Science Transfer Degree
Professions and Technical Degrees and Certificates

Degree Requirements: General
Graduates of Columbia Gorge Community College are awarded an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science degree, an Associate of General Studies degree or an Associate of Applied Science degree. The choice a student makes will depend on his/her major and goals following graduation.

All of the degrees have some requirements in common. These general requirements are as follows: Minimum Credits: All associate degree candidates are required to earn a minimum of 90 quarter hour credits with passing grades.
Minimum Grade Point Average: All candidates for associate degrees must have a minimum accumulative grade point average of 2.0 for courses applied to the degree.
Minimum Residency: All degree candidates must attend Columbia Gorge Community College for at least two terms and accumulate at least 30 credits of satisfactory work. Of the 30 credits, at least 24 must apply to the requirements of the degree, at least 9 must be in the student's major, and 9 of the last 18 credits must be taken at Columbia Gorge Community College and must pertain to the degree.
Effective Catalog: Catalog requirements are effective for six academic years. Students may graduate under the catalog requirements existing at the time of initial enrollment as long as they successfully complete at least one CGCC credit applicable to degree requirements per academic year. A new academic year begins with each fall term, continues through the following winter and spring terms, and concludes at the end of the summer term. No catalog is valid for longer than summer term following the sixth academic year after issuance of the catalog. All returning students who have not been enrolled in a college credit course for one academic year must meet new degree requirements. Occasionally, the College may change courses and course numbers within a program. Students should regularly consult an advisor in their major department about their course of study.
Petitioning for Graduation: Two terms before students expect to complete requirements for a degree or certificate, they should file with the Student Services Office a petition to graduate. This allows College staff to check students' plans to be sure they are meeting all requirements. In any event, students must file their petitions within one year after completing all requirements. Students must clear all debts to the College before their degree or certificate will be awarded.
Competency: All degree candidates must demonstrate competency in basic mathematics and writing within five years prior to receiving their degree. Pre-college courses may not be applied to the associate degree requirements.
Competency in writing can be demonstrated by completing WR 121 with a grade of C or higher; or successfully completing a written language course for which WR 121 skills are a prerequisite, e.g., WR 122, WR 214, or WR 227.
Competency in mathematics can be demonstrated by completing MTH 65 with a grade of C or higher; passing the challenge exam for MTH 65; or successfully completing a math course for which MTH 65 skills are a prerequisite, such as MTH 95.
Other Requirements:
No more than 9 credits of 199 or 299 Special Topics courses may be applied to the degree.
A maximum of 3 credits of physical education courses may be used as electives.

Courses taken to meet minimum skills may not be applied to the degree.

Credit courses with passing grades are only counted once in accumulated hour and point totals.

Associate of Arts, Oregon Transfer Degree

The Associate of Arts, Oregon Transfer Degree, is the best choice for students who plan to transfer to a college or university in the Oregon State System of Higher Education. These include Southern Oregon State College, Eastern Oregon State College, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Portland State University, the University of Oregon, and Western Oregon State College. Students who complete this degree and are accepted at one of these colleges will have completed all lower division comprehensive general education requirements for a baccalaureate degree. Students, however, may not necessarily have met department or major requirements with regard to grade point average or courses. Students should consult an advisor at the institution to which they plan to transfer regarding requirements of the specific major. A maximum of 108 credits may be transferred. Degree candidates must complete at least 90 transferable credit hours which include the following requirements.

Requirements # of Courses Courses Which Satisfy Requirements


Writing *1 3 WR 121, WR 122, and WR 123
Math *1 1-2 MTH 111A, MTH 111B, MTH 111C or MTH 211 and 212. May also be applied to distribution requirements for Science/Mathematics
Oral Communications/Rhetoric 1 1 SP 111, SP 112. May also be applied to distribution requirements for Arts and Humanities.
Health and Physical Education 1 1 HPE 295
Cultural Diversity 1 1 ENG 250, HST 218, HST 225. May also be applied to distribution requirements for Arts and Humanities, or Social Science.
Arts and Humanities
Must include at least one sequence from List A and two to three courses from either List A or List B in disciplines other than the selected sequence.
5 or 6 List A Courses: ENG 104, 105, 106; ENG 107, 108, 109; ENG 204, 205,206; ENG 253, 254, 255; PHL 201,202, 204. List B Courses: ART 115,116, 117; ART 231, 253, 281, 293; ENG 195, 250; SP 100, 111, 112,113, 215; MUS 105, SPA 201, 202, 203; WR 241, 242, 243.
Social Sciences
Must include at least one sequence from List A and two to three courses from either List A or List B in disciplines other than the selected sequence
5 or 6 List A Courses: EC 200, 201, 202; HST 101, 102, 103; HST 201, 202, 203; PSY 201, 202, 203; SOC 204, 205, 206. List B Courses: ATH 207; GEO 105; HST 218, 225, 277; PSY 101,214, 215, 231, 232, 239, 240; SOC 232.
Science/Mathematics
Must include at least one sequence from List A and two to three courses from either ; List A or List B in disciplines other than the selected sequence
5 or 6 List A Courses: BI 101, 102, 103; BI 231, 232, 233; CH 104, 105, 106; ESR 171, 172, 173; G 201, 202, 203. List B Courses: BI 234; CH 100; CIS 120, 121, 122; G 207, 208; MTH 111A, 111B, 112, 211, 212, 213, 243, 244.

* The writing and math courses must be completed within 5 years before receiving the degree.

1. These courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Other Requirements: A maximum of 3 physical education credits may be used as electives.
Degree candidates must have a 2.0 ("C") grade point average or higher for courses applied to the degree.
Degree candidates must attend CGCC for at least 2 terms and earn at least 30 credits at CGCC. The final 18 credits must include 9 credits earned at CGCC. Twenty-four credits earned at CGCC must apply to degree requirements.
Degree candidates must demonstrate competency in writing and math within 5 years before receiving their degree.
No more than 24 credits may be taken as Pass/No Pass.
No more than 9 credits of 199 or 299 Special Topics courses may be applied to the degree.
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Associate of Science Transfer Degree

The Associate of Science Degree is primarily designed for students planning to transfer credits to a baccalaureate degree program at a four year institution. This degree allows more freedom in course selection than the Oregon Transfer Degree, but does not guarantee that students will be accepted as having completed all lower division comprehensive and General Education requirements for a baccalaureate degree.

Up to 108 credits may be transferable to the Oregon State System of Higher Education. Students should consult a Columbia Gorge Community College advisor in selecting appropriate courses. To be assured of meeting additional requirements at four year colleges and universities, students should meet with an advisor at the school to which they plan to transfer.


Requirements # of Credits Courses Which Satisfy Requirements


Writing * 6 WR 121 (with grade "C" or higher) and WR 122
Mathematics * 4 MTH 65 (with grade "C" or higher)
Personal Health 3 HPE 295
General Education
All candidates must complete 9 credits in each of the following General Education distribution areas:
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Arts and Humanities. 9 Art, Literature, Philosophy, Spanish, Speech (excluding SP 215) and Writing (excluding WR 121, 122, & 123)
Social Sciences 9 Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology
Science/Mathematics 9 Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems (CIS 120, 121, 122), Environmental Science, Geology, and Mathematics (MTH 111A or higher)

* The writing and math courses must be completed within 5 years before receiving the degree.

Other Requirements: Degree candidates must earn additional credits to bring their total to at least 90 transferable credits
Degree candidates must attend CGCC for at least two terms and earn at least 30 credits at CGCC. Twenty-four of these credits must apply to the degree requirements.
The final 18 credits must include at least 9 credits earned at CGCC.
Must have a 2.0 ("C") grade point average or higher for courses applied to the degree.
No more than 9 credits of 199 or 299 Special Topics courses may be applied to the degree.
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Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed for students who complete approved course work in professional/technical programs. This degree is not generally considered a transfer program. Students are responsible for checking with the college of their choice if transferability is desired. Candidates for the A.A.S. must satisfy the following requirements:


Requirements # of Credits Courses Which Satisfy Requirements


Degree candidates must complete the required courses in the major Field of each program. Specific courses are listed in the Professional/Technical Programs of Study section of the catalog.
Writing * 3 WR 121 (with a grade of "C" or higher) or a course for which WR 121 is a prerequisite
Mathematics * 1 4 MTH 65 (with a grade of "C" or higher)
General Education
All candidates must complete 18 General Education credits outside their major area of study from the following distribution areas: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science and Mathematics.
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Arts and Humanities. At least one course and no more than 9 credits. Art, Literature, Philosophy, Spanish, Speech (excluding SP 215) and Writing (excluding WR 121, 122, & 123)
Social Sciences At least one course and no more than 9 credits. Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology
Science/Mathematics At least one course and no more than 9 credits. Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems (Only CIS 120, 121, 122), Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics (MTH 111A or higher)


* The writing and math courses must be completed within 5 years before receiving the degree.

Other Requirements: Degree candidates must earn at least 90 credits. The program descriptions in this catalog contain the number of credits required for each program.
Degree candidates must attend CGCC for at least two terms and earn at least 30 credits at CGCC.
Twenty-four of these credits must apply to the degree requirements.
The final 18 credits for the degree must include at least 9 credits earned at CGCC.
Degree candidates must have a 2.0 ("C") grade point average or higher for courses applied to the degree.
No more than 9 credits of 199 or 299 Special Topics courses may be applied to the degree.
A maximum of 3 credits of physical education courses may be used as electives.
Courses taken to meet minimum skills may not be applied to the degree.
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Associate of General Studies Degree

The Associate of General Studies Degree is designed for students wishing to acquire a broad education, rather than pursuing a specific college major or career program. Course work may include courses selected from a variety of technical and college transfer courses. Because of the flexibility of this degree, it may not fulfill requirements for transfer to a four year institution. Students are responsible for checking with the college of their choice if transferability is desired. Students should consult a Columbia Gorge Community College advisor in selecting appropriate courses.


Requirements # of Credits Courses Which Satisfy Requirements

Writing * 6 WR 121 (with a grade of "C" or higher) and WR 122
Mathematics * 1 4 MTH 65 (with a grade of "C" or higher)
General Education
All candidates must complete 18 credits of General Education courses from the following distribution areas: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science and Mathematics.
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Arts and Humanities. At least one course and no more than 9 credits. Art, Literature, Philosophy, Spanish, Speech (excluding SP 215) and Writing (excluding WR 121, 122, & 123)
Social Sciences At least one course and no more than 9 credits. Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology
Science/Mathematics At least one course and no more than 9 credits. Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems (Only CIS 120, 121, 122), Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics (MTH 111A or higher)


* The writing and math courses must be completed within 5 years before receiving the degree.

Other Requirements Degree candidates must earn at least 90 credits
Degree candidates must attend CGCC for at least two terms and earn at least 30 credits at CGCC.
The final 18 credits for the degree must include at least 9 credits earned at CGCC.
Degree candidates must have a 2.0 ("C") grade point average or higher for courses applied to the degree.
No more than 9 credits of 199 or 299 Special Topics courses may be applied to the degree.
No more than 6 credits of physical education courses may be applied to the degree.
Courses taken to meet minimum skills may not be applied to the degree.
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Certificate Requirements

Certificates are awarded in several programs at Columbia Gorge Community College to students who satisfactorily complete the prescribed course of study and maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average. Certificates can be earned in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Instructional Assistant, Computer Applications Systems/ Office Systems, and Early Childhood Education. See the Professional/Technical Programs section of this catalog for information about these programs.

Students pursuing a prescribed certificate program must satisfy residency regulations which require that at least 12 credits of a one year certificate be earned through Columbia Gorge Community College, of which 9 credits apply to the requirements of the certificate. The final 9 credits that apply to the certificate must be earned at Columbia Gorge Community College.

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