Students in the Associate in Arts – Teacher Transfer courses have as their primary objective either the transfer of specific courses or the associate degree in its entirety to a four-year college or university. Students may opt for one of the following areas of concentration:

  • Early Childhood Education (grades Pre-K-3)
  • Elementary Education (grades 2-6)
  • Mid-level Education (grades 5-8)

Additional transfer options are also available for students interested in Physical Education (grades Pre-K-12) and secondary education (English, science, social studies or math in grades 9-12). Ask your advisor for more information.

Students in this program have guaranteed transfer credit to the University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University or Claflin University. They may also take advantage of preferential advising in the first two years, education courses in the first two years, test preparation for the PRAXIS I, learning community activities on both the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and university campuses, and financial aid opportunities for both OCtech and university courses.

Mid-level Concentration:

Students in the Mid-level Education Concentration area wish to teach GRADES 5-8. Please note that these areas will ultimately require specialization in a subject area. Students pursuing certification in history, Social Studies English or foreign languages should select the Bachelor of Arts transfer program. Students pursuing certification in math or any of the sciences should select the Bachelor of Science transfer program.

Associate in Art
60 semester hours

Fall I

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

MAT-110

3

0

3

Spring I

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

Fall II

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

PHY-201

3

3

4

Note(s): Take MAT 140 for math concentration or PHY 201 for science concentration

Spring II

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

SPC-205

3

0

3

PHY-202

3

3

4

Note(s): Take MAT 141 for math concentration or PHY 202 for science concentration