Associate in Arts and Sciences (DTA)

This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a 4-year school and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a wide variety of areas including business, social sciences, arts/humanities and some sciences. The DTA is accepted by most 4-year schools in the state of Washington and many out-of-state universities. With early and careful planning students may be able to include recommended preparation for their major within WCC degree requirements, which is strongly encouraged.  

Benefits to students transferring to a participating school after completing this degree include:

  • The DTA degree satisfies most, if not all, general education requirements at the 4-year school
  • Students will generally have junior-level standing at the university (90 quarter credits/60 semester credits)
  • Many Washington 4-year schools give priority admission to students completing a DTA.  This does not necessarily mean guaranteed admission!

Associate in Science (AST)

This degree is designed for students planning to major in specific science or engineering fields at a 4-year school. It is accepted by many Washington state public and private 4-year colleges and universities (check with university to which you are planning to transfer) and is an efficient pathway for students to complete the majority of prerequisites for certain science and engineering majors. Students will generally transfer with junior standing but may be required to complete additional general educational requirements after transfer. This degree requires classes that are highly sequential and so early and frequent advising is strongly encouraged. The Associate in Science Transfer degree is designed for students interested in majors such as:

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science 
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • ….and more! 

Associate in Liberal Studies (non-transfer degree)

This degree is designed primarily for students who wish to receive recognition for completion of 90 credits of general college-level learning.

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