Section B: Degree & Certificate Distribution Lists

Transfer Degree Distribution List

Communication [C] - 10 credits

**Please refer to specific degree for details regarding specified communication requirements**

Quantitative Skills/Symbolic Reasoning  [Q] - 5 credits

**Please refer to specific degree for details regarding specified quantitative skills requirements**

Health & Physical Education [PE/HPE] - 3 credits

Complete three (3) credits from either Option One or Option Two:

Option One: Complete two (2) credits of Health from the list below AND one (1) credit of any college-level PE activity course:

Option Two: Complete three (3) credits from one (1) of the courses listed below:

Humanities [HA, HB] – 15 credits

Select courses from at least two (2) subject areas for a minimum of fifteen (15) credits. You may include no more than ten (10) credits from any one subject area. A maximum of five (5) credits of “B” list coursework may be applied. A maximum of five (5) credits of 100-level world language can be applied.

Department

HA

HB

 American Sign Language

ASL& 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223

 ASL 125

 

Art

ART 131, 151, 172, 220, 221, 222, 223, 225, 226, 250, 272

ART 103, 104, 105, 110, 115, 116, 117, 118, 140, 141, 142, 145, 146, 173, 174, 180, 181, 182, 189, 190, 191, 203, 204, 208, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 270, 271, 273, 274, 278, 290, 295, 296, 297

Communication Studies

CMST& 102, 210, 220, 230

CMST 216, 240

 

Drama

DRMA& 101

DRMA 140, 141, 142, 150, 152, 154, 171, 172, 173, 240, 250, 271, 272, 273

 English

ENGL 131, 132, 133, 140, 143, 145, 150, 156,173, 175, 176, 254, 260, 261, 262, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 272

ENGL 121, 125, 126, 127, 275, 276, 277

 Japanese

JAPN& 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223

 

Journalism

JOUR 101, 111

 

Music

MUSC& 104, 128, 141, 142, 143, 231, 232, 233

MUSC 100, 116, 117, 118, 125, 127, 135

MUSC& 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223

MUSC 101, 106, 110, 115, 121, 122, 123, 137, 138, 139, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 193, 195, 196, 197, 201, 202, 210, 221, 222, 223, 239, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 287, 288, 289, 290, 295, 296, 297

All MUSCA courses

Philosophy

PHIL& 101, 120

PHIL 215, 216, 217, 240, 251, 280

 

Spanish

SPAN& 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223

SPAN 141

Women’s Studies

WS 101, 201, 210

 

Social Sciences [SS] – 15 credits

Select courses from at least three (3) subject areas for a minimum of fifteen (15) credits. You may include no more than ten (10) credits from any one subject area.

Department

 

Addiction Counseling

ACED 101

 

Anthropology

ANTH& 204, 206, 215

 

Communication Studies

CMST& 230

 Economics

ECON& 201, 202

ECON 101, 110, 120

 English

ENGL 175

 Environmental Science

ENVS 231

Geography

GEOG& 100, 102, 200, 207

GEOG 205

History

 

HIST& 126, 127, 128, 146, 147, 148

HIST 231, 251, 252

Political Science

POLS& 203

POLS 111, 131, 141, 231

Psychology

PSYC& 100, 200

PSYC 203

Sociology

SOC& 101, 201

SOC 121, 131, 220

Women’s Studies

WS 101, 201, 210, 220, 225

Natural Sciences [NS] – 15 credits

Select courses from at least two (2) subject areas for a minimum of fifteen (15) credits. You may include no more than ten (10) credits from one subject area. You must include at least one lab science. **Please refer to specific degree for details regarding specified science requirements for AST-1 and AST-2**

Department

AA-DTA

Anthropology

ANTH& 215L, 245

Astronomy

ASTR& 101L

Biology

BIOL& 100L, 160L, 221L, 222L, 223L, 241L, 242L, 251L, 252L, 253L, 260L

BIOL 101L, 105L, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 145, 150L, 164, 165L, 167, 168L, 180, 208L, 224L

Chemistry

CHEM& 110L, 121L, 131L, 141, 142, 143, 151L, 152L, 153L, 241, 242, 243, 251L, 252L, 253L

 Engineering

ENGR& 104

Environmental Science

ENVS& 101L

ENVS 109L, 218L

Geology

GEOL& 101L, 103L

GEOL 102L, 218

Meteorology

METR 101L

Nutrition

NUTR& 101

Physical Science

PHSC 101L, 102L, 104L, 106, 110L

Physics

PHYS& 100, 101L, 124L, 125L, 126L, 134, 135, 136, 231L, 232L, 233L, 241, 242, 243

Elective Requirements

Complete a total of twenty-seven (27) credits from courses numbered 100 and above. The two areas of electives are listed below.

Specified Electives

All courses numbered 100 and above (except 199 and 290) in the departments listed below may be used to meet the Specified Elective portion of the degree (some departments have chosen specifically listed courses only or have excluded specific courses).

Specified Electives [SE] – Approved courses that apply: [C, HA, HB, HE, HPE, NS, OC, Q, SE, SS] – 12 credits.

A maximum of two (2) credits in PE activity can apply toward this area.

Accounting – ACCT& 201, 202, 203 only

Addiction Counseling – ACED 101 only

American Sign Language

Anthropology

Art

Astronomy

Biology

Business – BUS& 101, 201; BUS 203, 204, 211 only

Chemistry

Communication Studies – excluding 280

Computer Science & Engineering

Computer Technology – CTEC 100, 120, 121, 122 only

Drama

Early Childhood Education – ECED& 105, 120; and EDUC& 115 only

Economics

Education – EDUC& 201 only

Engineering

English

Environmental Science

Forensic Science

Geography

Geology

Health – excluding HLTH 120, 121, 123

Health & Physical Education – excluding HPE 220, 280, 290

History

Human Services Substance Abuse  HSSA& 101

Japanese

Journalism – JOUR 101, 111 only

Mathematics

Meteorology

Music

Nutrition

Philosophy

Physical Education**

Physical Science

Physics

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

Spanish

Women’s Studies

**A maximum of two (2) credits in PE activity can apply toward this area.

General Electives

Any additional courses of 100 level or higher may apply. Physical Education activity credits are limited to a maximum of three (3) credits regardless of distribution area in the DTA degree.

Coursework in FLPC cannot apply to the AA degree program.

No more than 15 credits can be taken from the General Elective area.

Application of Credit

Credits earned through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Tech Prep/Direct Credit, CLEP, cooperative work experience, military experience, special projects, and course challenge must fall within the following guidelines when awarded:

  1. Credits may be awarded only if the learning experiences fall within the outcomes of the regular curriculum of the college.
  2. Academic transcripts will indicate other credits awarded.
  3. Credits cannot duplicate credits already awarded.
  4. Students should read the degree requirements section of this catalog for information about applying other credit options toward a degree.

The following lists the number of credits that can be applied through other credit options in each degree or certificate program at Clark College:

Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Fine Arts (AFA), and Associate in Science – Transfer (AST) degrees:

Articulation Programs

Certain degree programs are offered at Clark College that have been set up in cooperation with four-year institutions. Program tracks that have been approved by Clark’s Instructional Planning Team are eligible for Clark’s Associate in Arts – Option B degree, even if they do not meet the core requirements. Intensive research, planning, and cooperation on the part of multiple institutions have gone into the development of these programs.

Associate in Applied Science – Transfer Degree (AAS-T)

The Associate in Applied Science – Transfer degree (AAS-T) is designed to build upon the technical courses required for job preparation but also includes a college-level General Education component, common in structure for all such degrees. In general, technical degree programs are not designed for transfer to other colleges or universities. However, several four-year colleges and universities have specific bachelor’s degree programs that accept AAS-T degrees. Clark College currently has one AAS-T degree in Early Childhood Education (see the Early Childhood Education program description in this catalog for specific program requirements).

Students seeking to transfer into degree programs other than those specifically designed for the AAS-T are urged to consider the DTA or AS-T in preparation for transfer. Majors outside the specifically designed degrees listed above likely will accept very few of the credits in the AAS-T degree (English composition, college-level math, and other general education courses should transfer).

“Washington 45” – List of One Year Transfer Courses

The list of courses in Washington 45 does not replace the Direct Transfer Agreement, Associate of Science Tracks I and II, or any Major Related Program agreement, nor will it guarantee admission to a four-year institution.

A student who completes courses selected from within the general education categories listed below at a public community, technical, four-year college or university in Washington State will be able to transfer and apply a maximum of 45 term credits toward general education requirement(s) at any other public and most private higher education institutions in the state.¹

For transfer purposes, a student must have a minimum grade of C or better (2.0 or above) in each course completed from this list.

Students who transfer Washington 45 courses must still meet a receiving institution’s admission requirements and eventually satisfy all their general education requirements and their degree requirements in major, minor, and professional programs.

“First Year Transfer List” of general education courses:

NOTE: Although these courses are listed under categories, the actual course may satisfy a different general education category at a receiving institution.

¹Many private non-profit colleges and universities have distinct general education requirements. Students should check with institution(s) they plan to attend regarding application of transfer credits that will meet general education requirements.

²Disciplines are sometimes called “subjects” or “subject matter areas” and designated by a prefix (i.e., PHIL for Philosophy and POLS for Political Science).