Associate of Arts (DTA) Degree
The Associate of Arts (DTA) degree is directly transferable to most Washington baccalaureate institutions (four-year colleges and universities). It is a general transfer degree appropriate for a wide variety of major areas of study. Students who transfer will be granted junior standing upon transfer.
Trung Tran, Faculty Advisor in Math
Degree ProgramYour guided path toward earning your degree
Before enrolling in their first math course at TCC, students must take a mathematics placement test unless they have passed a college-level mathematics class within the last two years.
- 90 quarter credit hours in courses numbered 100 or above, including the distribution requirements listed below.
- At least 30 applicable credits earned at Tacoma Community College.
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all coursework applied to the associate degree, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all TCC college-level courses.
- No more than 3 physical education activity credits will apply toward the degree.
- At least 5 credits applied to the degree must be an approved multicultural course.
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I|
|English Composition / Speaking Skills||Select 5 additional credits from the Communication section of the Approved Distribution Course List.|
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills
Select 5 credits from the Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning section of the Approved Distribution Course List
Distribution Requirements (60 credits)
Select courses from the Humanities section of the Approved Distribution Course List. Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines with no more than 10 credits in any one discipline. No more than 5 credits in world language at the 100 level. No more than five credits of performance/skills course(s) can be used to satisfy this requirement.
Select courses from the Social Sciences section of the Approved Distribution Course List. Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines with no more than 10 credits in any one discipline.
Select courses from the Natural Sciences section of the Approved Distribution Course List. Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines with no more than 10 credits in any one discipline. Courses must include at least 10 credits from the courses listed as Biological, Earth, and Physical Sciences. Courses must include at least one laboratory course.
Any three activity credits. No more than three PE activity credits apply toward the degree. The following PE courses do not count as activity credits: PE 190, PE 191, PE 285, PE 292.
Distribution electives must be selected from courses listed under the Communication, Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning, Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or General Distribution Courses sections of the Approved Distribution Course List. Students are advised to take at least one writing intensive course (other than a written communication skills course) as part of their degree requirements and electives.
Other College-Level Electives
All elective credits must be selected from courses numbered 100 or above. PE activity credits cannot be used as electives.
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