2021-2022 College Catalog

Overview - Degrees, Certificates and Apprenticeships

Degrees and Certificates

TBCC offers a variety of certificates and degrees that can help lead to family wage jobs and advancement in a variety of fields. Certificates take less credit hours to complete and the hours to complete vary depending on the level of training required in the individual program. Associate degrees can be completed in two years in most cases if a student attends college on a full-time basis with 15 credit hours or more per term.

Transfer Degrees

Designed for students who want to transfer to any Oregon 4-year college or university and earn a Bachelor’s degree.  These degrees follow the Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) to give students one year of approved general education courses that are common among Oregon's colleges and universities.

Major Transfer Maps (MTM) are major-specific plans optimized to transfer to a four year college or university.  Designed for students to transfer with Junior standing in their chosen major.  

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)

AAOT Advising Guides — The following options are used to articulate to a specific university program:

  • Fine Arts
  • Psychology
  • Language
  • Math

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) in Education

  • Elementary Education: Math
  • Elementary Education: Social Science
  • Elementary Education: Science
  • Elementary Education: Language Arts

Associate of Science Oregon Transfer (ASOT) in Business

Associate of Science Transfer (AST)

  • Biology
  • Computer Science

Associate of Arts Transfer (AAT) in English

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees

Intended for students who want to earn a college degree and gain technical skills in a specific area.

AAS degrees are offered in the following areas:

  • Agricultural Technology
  • Business Administration (online)
  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
  • Welding Technology

Associate of Science (AS)

Associate of Science degrees are offered in the following areas:

  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science in Forestry
  • Associate of Science in Natural Resources
  • Associate of Science in Animal Science
  • Associate of Science in Agricultural Science

Associate of General Studies (AGS)

The Associate of General Studies degree allows for more freedom in course selection, but does not guarantee that students will be accepted as having completed all lower division comprehensive and general education requirements when transferring towards a baccalaureate degree.

Career Technical & Career Pathway Certificates

Certificates are shorter than two-year degrees and help you get skills for jobs that are generally at the entry level. Below is a list of certificates available through TBCC.

Business Administration Certificates

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Entry-Level Accounting Clerk
  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Office Supervision

Criminal Justice and Public Safety Certificates

  • Corrections Technician
  • Corrections Professional
  • Law Enforcement Specialist

Healthcare Certificates

  • Basic Healthcare Certificate
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomy Technician

Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Certificates

  • Certified Production Technician
  • Welding Technology
  • Structural Maintenance and Construction
  • Manufacturing Technician (4 certificates) with specialization in:
    • Welding
    • Machining
    • Millwright
    • Electrical

Welding Technology Certificates

  • SMAW Technologies
  • GTAW Technologies
  • GMAW Technologies

Occupational Skills Certificate