Oregon Administrative Rule 589-006-0050 (7) defines the Associate of Science (AS) degree as state-approved associate degree that is intended to prepare students to transfer into an upper division baccalaureate degree program in areas such as Business, Science, Mathematics and Engineering. The Associate of Science degree is often designed to meet the requirements of a specific receiving institution.

All colleges are pre-approved to offer this degree.

General Requirements

  • 90 - 108 quarter credits or equivalent proficiency,
  • Recognizable core of general education courses, and
  • Established standards of academic achievement (e.g. grade point average).


  • May include lower division transfer courses or career and technical education courses that have been state approved as a part of a community college/university transfer agreement with the Oregon public university where credit is to be applied.
  • Oregon public universities' institutional polices may vary on transfer of individual career and technical education courses taken outside of a block transfer agreement between the ​university and the community college.
  • Career and technical course credits (that will transfer) are generally limited to 12 credits.
  • Courses below the collegiate level do not apply to AS program requirements.

Notes & Clarifications

  1. The manufacturing engineering technology degree articulation agreement with Oregon Institute of Technology will apply toward career and technical courses for those programs. For more information on those courses, see​ Manufacturing Engineering Technology Courses.