Aug 08, 2022  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement


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The Associate in Arts degree (AA-DTA) is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. YVC offers a variety of disciplines so that students can select their course load based on their area of interest within this degree.

Students may graduate under the catalog in force at the time of entry for a period of not more than five years, if continuously enrolled.

Requirements


  • ENGL& 101: English Composition I
  • ENGL 102: English Composition II

Group B


Choose five credits

Courses used to satisfy this requirement may not be used to satisfy Natural Science Distribution.

Choose five credits from:


MATH 107, MATH 111 , MATH 220 , MATH 264  

MATH& 107 , MATH& 132 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 153 , MATH& 254  

PHIL& 120  

Group C


Choose three to five credits

Courses used to satisfy this requirement may not be used to satisfy Humanities distribution.

Choose three to five credits from:


CAS 106  

CMST 140 , CMST 202 , CMST 230 

CMST& 101 , CMST& 210 , CMST& 220 

ENGL 203  

Core Classes


Select courses from THREE disciplines (subject areas) from the respective list of approved Humanities, Natural Sciences, or Social Sciences distribution courses located under the DTA Distribution List section in the catalog.

No more than ten credits from any one discipline (subject area) is allowed.

Maximum of five credits may be taken as “S” grades.

2.0 GPA required

Humanities


Choose fifteen credits

May include a maximum of five credits in skill performance courses which are indicated with a (P) in the DTA Distribution List and maximum of five credits of 100-level Modern Languages or 100-level American Sign Language.

Natural Sciences/Math


Choose fifteen credits

Must include one lab course which is indicated with a (L) in the DTA Distribution List.

Social Sciences


Choose fifteen credits

Electives


Core Electives


Choose fifteen to seventeen credits*

Should be chosen carefully from the distribution of courses listed in Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (Group B above) and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences (located under the DTA Distribution List section in the catalog). Minimum 2.00 GPA required in this distribution area.

General Electives


Choose ten to twelve credits

Any college level course numbered 100 or above. These may include additional core electives as well as courses from the Restricted List. No more than three PE activity credits apply toward the AA degree.

Areas of Interest:


Students can focus on the following disciplines while pursuing an associate in arts - direct transfer agreement (DTA) degree:

  • Anthropology
  • American Sign Language
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chican@ Studies
  • Communications
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Geography (physical)
  • Geography (human)
  • Geology
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Sociology

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