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What is a Transfer Pathway?

A transfer pathway represents a typical course schedule/sequence for a student planning to complete the A.A. degree within two years, then transfer and major in a specific discipline. A transfer pathway is not institution-specific. 

It is important to understand that the pathway provided in the adjacent tab is just one possible combination of classes by which to complete an A.A. and prepare for transfer in your chosen area of study. Other course combinations and sequences can work, too. It is strongly recommended that students work directly and frequently with a COD academic counselor/advisor, a COD faculty advisor, and academic counselors/advisors at potential transfer schools, to develop and execute a plan that works best for them.

For more information about Japanese, please visit the program page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Gen EdHumanities 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
JAPAN 1101 Elementary Japanese I 4
Second Semester
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II (Communications Gen Ed) 3
Gen EdLife Science (with lab) 4
HUMNT 1110 The Arts and Cultural Diversity 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences (History course) 3
JAPAN 1102 Elementary Japanese II 4
Third Semester
Gen EdPhysical Science (with lab) 4
Gen EdPhysical or Life Science 3
JAPAN 2201
Intermediate Japanese I
or Conversation and Composition I
ElectiveAny Elective 3
ElectiveAny Elective 3
Fourth Semester
Gen EdMathematics 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
EDUCA 1100 Introduction to Education 3
ElectiveAny Elective 3
JAPAN 2202
Intermediate Japanese II
or Conversation and Composition II
 Total Credits64-66

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A. degree, please visit the A.A. degree catalog page.

Please note that the A.A. and A.S. Degrees currently require a minimum of 64 hours for completion. If the transfer pathway listed above has fewer than 64 hours listed, students will need to take additional coursework to reach that minimum. Students should consult with a faculty or program advisor to discuss their options.