Transfer Degree

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

Offered Online
Yes

Overview  

Complete your Associate in Arts Degree, Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) fully online. 

Transfer and Degree Requirements   

Students working toward their transfer degree typically take a variety of courses designed to fulfill the general requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. Students intending to transfer to a four-year college for further study are encouraged to work closely with their advisor and transfer institution to explore the requirements of the college they wish to attend after Peninsula. Most institutions have separate admission criteria, which may be based on grades, prerequisite coursework, test scores, and other considerations. Our Sample Schedule is designed to provide you with faculty recommended courses to complete your Associate in Arts Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree, but is not a major ready pathway.   

Transfer Institution Information  

Students must select credits from three distribution lists: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. A specific course may be credited toward no more than one distribution requirement. A minimum of fifteen credits in two separate subject areas must be selected from each list. For Natural Sciences, at least five credits must be a lab. For Humanities, no more than five credits can be a Humanities-Performance course and no more than five credits may be applied in world languages at the 100 level.

Sample Schedule   

This Sample Schedule is provided as a guide for a full-time student starting in fall quarter whose goal is to earn the Associate in Arts Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA). The courses are designed with the appropriate number of credits to meet degree requirements and are organized in a recommended sequence. Please consult an advisor to schedule courses and develop a personalized educational plan.   

      Your personal Educational Plan will vary based on many factors including:   

  • The quarter you begin  
  • How many classes/credits you plan to take in each quarter  
  • Your Math and English placement  
  • If you have credits you have already taken and plan to transfer them  
  • The college you are interested in transferring to  
  • If you start in our Transitional Studies program   

Online courses vary by quarter and there may be additional classes not listed in the sample schedule below. For a complete list of online classes, follow this link to the Class Search page.

First Quarter (Fall)

Catalog #
Title
Credits
5

This course provides support, develops positive connections, and opens learning opportunities to help students identify and pursue their academic and career goals. Through a process of self-discovery, students cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves that highlights their unique strengths and identifies areas for growth. Students will also learn how to navigate college systems and understand its specialized vocabulary and procedures. Throughout, this course reassures students of all backgrounds and abilities that they belong. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

Credits: 5

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5

Active reading, effective writing, and critical thinking, using subjective and objective approaches. Introduction to research techniques. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Communication Skills)

Credits: 5

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Social Sciences  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Social Sciences + Consider Contemporary Global Issues (SOCSI 101), American Government (POLS& 202), History (HIST/HIST&) or Economics (ECON/ECON&)

Second Quarter (Winter)

Catalog #
Title
Credits
5

Reading and writing using analytical and critical approaches. One or more research papers. Builds on concepts introduced in ENGL& 101. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Communication Skills)

Credits: 5

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Humanities  +
5
Natural Sciences  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Humanities + Consider Introduction to Painting (ART 110)
Natural Sciences + Take a lab course like Survey of Biology (BIOL& 100)

Third Quarter (Spring)

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Humanities  +
5
MATH& 107 or MATH& 146  +
5
Social Sciences  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Humanities + Consider Communication Study (CMST/CMST&) or Popular Culture (IS 105)
Social Sciences + Consider Contemporary Global Issues (SOCSI 101), American Government (POLS& 202), History (HIST/HIST&), Economics (ECON/ECON&), Psychology (PSYC/PSYC&), or Sociology (SOC/SOC&)

Fourth Quarter (Fall)

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Elective  +

Take any course 100 level or above.

5
Humanities  +
5
Natural Sciences  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Elective + Consider Criminal Justice (CJ/CJ&), Business (BUS/BUS&), Administrative Office Systems (AOS) or General Psychology (PSYC& 100)
Humanities + Consider History of Rock N Roll (MUSC 110) or English Literature (ENGL/ENGL&)
Natural Sciences + Consider Introduction to Physical Geography (GEOG 120) or Introduction to Human Nutrition (NUTR& 101)

Fifth Quarter (Winter)

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Elective  +

Take any course 100 level or above.

5
Natural Sciences  +
5
Social Sciences  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Elective + Consider Sociology (SOC/SOC&), Business (BUS/BUS&), Administrative Office Systems (AOS), Art (ART/ART&), or History (HIST/HIST&)
Natural Sciences + Consider Introduction to Physical Geography (GEOG 120) or Introduction to Human Nutrition (NUTR& 101)
Social Sciences + Consider Contemporary Global Issues (SOCSI 101), American Government (POLS& 202), History (HIST/HIST&), Economics (ECON/ECON&), Psychology (PSYC/PSYC&), or Sociology (SOC/SOC&)

Sixth Quarter (Spring)

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Elective  +

Take any course 100 level or above.

5
Elective  +

Take any course 100 level or above.

5
Elective  +

Take any course 100 level or above.

5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Elective + Consider Chemical Concepts (CHEM& 110), Introduction to Chemistry (CHEM& 121), Communication Study (CMST/CMST&), History (HIST/HIST&), Economics (ECON/ECON&), Psychology (PSYC/PSYC&), Art (ART/ART&), Economics (ECON/ECON&), or English Literature (ENGL/ENGL&)

Total Credits
90