• Degree Requirements


  • MHCC offers five distinct Associate Degrees. All degrees require a minimum of 90 credits for graduation. The following is a brief explanation of each degree. Students should use the college's degree audit system to evaluate their official progress towards degree completion.

    Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT)
    The MHCC Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT) allows students to complete all of their lower division (freshman and sophomore) general education requirements for a Bachelor's degree. Careful planning also enables students to fulfill many of their lower-division major requirements. The AAOT is accepted at all Oregon University System Schools, many private and out of state Colleges, and universities. While the AAOT meets general education requirements for the Bachelor's degree, it does not necessarily satisfy course, class standing, or GPA requirements at a school you may transfer to. To see what course options fulfill degree requirements and to keep track of your progress towards degree completion and transfer, please log onto MyMHCC and refer to your degree audit.
    Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)
    The Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) focuses on specific career-oriented curriculum. Students pursuing this degree follow a prescribed professional/technical program outline and graduate prepared to enter the workforce in their chosen field. The Associate of Applied Science Degree also includes a set number of general education credits for graduation. Examples of professional technical degrees include Automotive, Hospitality and Tourism, Integrated Metals, and Nursing. To see what course options fulfill degree requirements, and to keep track of your progress towards degree completion, please log onto MyMHCC and refer to your degree audit. Work closely with your faculty adviser to ensure you are fulfilling all program requirements. Many of these programs have transfer potential. Consult your faculty adviser for details.
    Associate of General Studies Degree (AGS)
    The Associate of General Studies Degree (AGS) allows students pursue a broad general education. It is intended as a flexible program for the student who is not preparing for a specific major, College level transfer or a career technical program. Because of the flexibility of this degree, a student may find that courses used to fulfill the requirements may not necessarily be accepted as transfer at a four-year institution. To see what courses will fulfill degree requirements, and to keep track of your progress towards degree completion, please log into MyMHCC and refer to your degree audit. Consult an academic adviser for details.
    Associate of Science
    This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer and complete a Bachelor's of Science degree at a four-year institution. This option allows students to focus more heavily upon on their discipline (major) requirements. To see what course options fulfill degree requirements, and to keep track of your progress towards degree completion, please log onto MyMHCC and refer to your degree audit. Work closely with your Faculty Adviser to ensure you are fulfilling all program requirements.
    Associate of Science – Oregon Transfer Degree in Business
    The Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer in Business degree (AS/OT–Bus) is a specialized version of the Associate of Science degree that allows business majors to transfer to any institution within the Oregon University System with the guarantee that all lower-division general education requirements are met. Completion of an AS/OT-Bus degree does not, however, guarantee admission to any OUS business school. It is strongly recommended that students contact both an MHCC business Faculty Advisor, an advisor at the OUS transfer school, and consult the MHCC Catalog for additional information regarding this degree option.
    Oregon Transfer Module (OTM)
    The OTM is a set of 45 general education credits recognized by all Oregon community Colleges and Oregon University System (OUS) schools, designed for students who wish to transfer. Completion of the OTM can help those students taking courses at multiple post-secondary institutions by ensuring transferability of coursework. This is not a degree or certificate but is documentation on a student's transcript that they have met a subset of common general education requirements. Note: The OTM is not intended to be a first year of the AAOT degree.
    Certificates/Career Pathways

    All programs of study of one academic year or more in length for which certificates are granted require a recognizable body of instruction in program-related areas of 1) communication, 2) computation (mathematics) and 3) human relations. Please refer to the individual program for specific courses.

    For Career Pathways demonstrate technical skills proficiencies to help students qualify for a job. They center on the needs of students by providing educational options within a degree.

    Program Offerings at MHCC
    At Mt. Hood Community College you'll find highly skilled faculty members providing you the best in educational opportunities. Offering over 60 professional and technical programs, as well as a variety of university transfer possibilities, MHCC prepares you for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
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