General AA-DTA Online

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)

General AA-DTA Online

About The Program

Earn a degree completely online at Lower Columbia College! If you need to fit classes in to your busy home or work life, or don’t live near Lower Columbia College, our ONLINE degree program may be the option for you.

Not all online courses are taught every quarter. View the online quarterly schedule to find the online/distance ed courses for the quarter. (Select current or upcoming Class Schedule. Click on “D” or “O”, and then click on ONLINE to view only online classes.)

Diversity and Distribution Lists are available in the Lower Columbia College Catalog located at

Total credits required to earn this degree: 90 with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in the program requirements.

Important Requirements

  • A course cannot be credited toward more than one distribution or skill area, except Diversity courses.
  • Cross listed courses can count only once for credit. Check course catalog or meet with an advisor.
  • “Pass” grade not allowed for the Communications, Quantitative Skills, Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Diversity requirements. Check with your intended transfer university for minimum grade requirements.
  • Degree planning is based on information available at the time of preparation. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with their LCC advisor and with an advisor at the college to which they plan to transfer for specific requirements. Consult the LCC catalog for LCC graduation requirements.
  • Most four-year universities require one year of a single foreign language as a graduation requirement
  • Courses listed below are subject to change; see the online College Catalog and/or College Catalog Addendum.

AA DTA Outcomes

Upon the completion of the AA DTA, students will be prepared for transfer to a four-year institution for the student's intended career pathway, and have the following skills and abilities:

Global Skills (assessed at degree level):

  • Communication: Express ideas and information in writing and speaking in a manner that is clear and appropriate to the audience, and read and listen effectively.
  • Critical thinking: Apply objective, valid methods of inquiry and problem-solving to draw rational, ethical, and coherent conclusions.
  • Interpersonal relations: Interact effectively with individuals and/or within groups.
  • Numeracy: Achieve competency with numbers and graphical skills to interpret and communicate quantifiable information, and apply mathematical and statistical skills in practical and abstract contexts.

General education outcomes (assessed at course level):

  • Diversity: Examine the causes and expressions of difference, power, and discrimination.
  • Humanities: Explore how people process, document, and express their social and cultural experience.
  • Social Science: Examine society, behavior, and relationships among individuals within a society.
  • Natural Science: Develop familiarity with various aspects of the physical world and scientific explanations of observed phenomena.


Program planning is based on information available at the time of preparation. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with their LCC advisor. Consult the LCC catalog for LCC graduation requirements.


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