Transfer Degree Programs
Students can complete the first two years of their bachelor's degree at WVC through the Direct Transfer Agreement Degree (Associate of Arts and Science) or the Associate of Science-Transfer Degree programs.
Recent studies show that students who spend their first two years at a community college do as well as or better than students who start out at four-year institutions. A national study at the University of Illinois found transfer degrees from two-year colleges to be a cost-effective alternative that did not sacrifice job market competitiveness or academic excellence.
Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree-Direct Transfer Agreement (AAS-DTA)
A two-year guided study of liberal arts and sciences leads to the associate of arts and sciences degree, commonly referred to as the "transfer degree." Most students who plan to transfer to a university choose this option. The degree is designed specifically to transfer with junior standing to participating colleges and universities in Washington state.
Associate of Business-Direct Transfer Degree
The associate in business direct transfer degree (Business DTA) is designed for students transferring in business. The Business DTA is the best choice if you have not yet decided on your school of choice, but want to make sure you have met the entrance requirements for all four-year schools.
Associate of Elementary Education - Direct Transfer Degree
**This degree program is undergoing revision.** The associate in elementary education-direct transfer degree is designed to prepare students for transfer into an elementary education major. The elementary education DTA is the best option if you have not yet decided on your school of choice but want to make sure you meet the requirements for entry into an elementary education program.
Associate of Science-Transfer Degree
The associate of science-transfer (AS-T) degree is designed for students who want to concentrate on courses required for acceptance into specific majors in natural science, engineering and computer science. This degree allows you to take more courses required for your major than you could take by earning the AAS-DTA degree, allowing for priority admissions consideration. It does not satisfy general education requirements.
Associate in Applied Sciences-Transfer Degree
The associate in applied science-transfer degree (AAS-T) is designed to build upon the technical courses required for job preparation. In general, technical degrees programs are not designed for transfer to other colleges and universities. However, several four-year colleges and universities have specific bachelor's degree programs that accept AAS-T degrees.
List of One Year Transfer Courses-Washington 45
The Washington 45 is a list of those courses that are offered by Washington state community and technical colleges and satisfy general education core requirements at all Washington state public universities.
Transfer Student Rights and Responsibilities
Why Start Your College Career at WVC?
- Lower tuition (about half the cost per quarter of four-year state universities)
- Smaller classes
- Higher ratio of instructors to students
- Greater opportunities for one-to-one contact with instructors
- More chances to participate in extracurricular activities