Degrees & Certificates Overview
The College offers three degrees, the Oregon Transfer Module and a variety of certificate programs of study. Students are encouraged to review and carefully consider which degree or certificate will help them reach their educational goals. The following degrees, based on a prescribed program of study, are awarded by the college:
- Associate of Arts – Oregon Transfer (AAOT)
- Associate of Science (AS)
- Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Degrees generally may be completed within a two-year period, provided that the student enters with college-level skills in writing, reading and mathematics. Classes are available for students who need additional preparation.
Students wishing to transfer are encouraged to follow these steps: Contact the four-year college or university selected for transfer to check current entrance requirements and suggested freshman and sophomore courses in the chosen major field.
Make an educational plan with the help of a TVCC advisor, matching coursework at TVCC with coursework required at the transfer institution. Check with the transfer institution early in the second year to make sure all requirements are being met. Check deadlines for admission, and complete admission within those deadlines.
Degree and certificate requirements listed in this catalog are valid for five years. Students who do not complete their declared program within five years will be required to complete the requirements of the degree/certificates of the catalog currently in force.
Transfer students and students returning to TVCC after a five year absence may be required to complete the requirements of the programs listed in the current catalog in the year they transfer/return to TVCC.
Students must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits (credits required vary according to emphasis) in courses numbering 100 or above with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also earn a grade of “C-“ or better in each foundation skills course. At least 24 credits must be earned at TVCC.
GENERAL EDUCATION LEARNING OUTCOMES
As the heart of a whole education, General Education learning outcomes are integrated into all degree programs. It is the part of the college’s program that serves as the common core of each student’s education, providing aspects of the college’s program that are aimed at helping each graduate enjoy a lifelong process of inquiry and decision-making as a citizen of many complex and diverse communities. Students will be continually assessed during their academic career at TVCC. The General Education core curriculum is designed to help students develop and improve in the following ways:
Students will communicate effectively orally and in writing, using appropriate language and modality.
Students will explore, reach, and support appropriate conclusions through the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of information and varying opinions.
Students will problem solve with appropriate technology, using data, graphs and symbols.
ATTITUDES AND VALUES
Students will demonstrate personal responsibility for their learning and will respect the influences of diverse cultural perspectives.
TVCC does not have a foreign language requirement, however, the four-year public universities in Oregon require two years of study of the same foreign language in high school or two terms of study at the college level for admittance (exceptions may be made by the four-year university). This applies to students graduating high school after June, 1997.
The four-year public Oregon universities also require proficiency in one foreign language in order for students to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree. See the four-year university for specific requirements and ways to meet them. Students who wish to transfer are encouraged to meet their foreign language requirement at TVCC.
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