Associate in Arts & Science
About the Program
OCtech’s University Transfer Program creates specialized transfer pathways to four-year colleges and universities so that you can start working on a bachelor’s degree now. More than 80 courses offered at OCtech will transfer to any South Carolina public college or university and to most private colleges in the state.
There are many advantages to starting your college career at OCtech, including:
- Tuition savings
- Smoother transition from high school to college academics
- Variety of programs
- Small classes
- Articulation agreements and bridge programs with several South Carolina colleges and universities
- The Presidential Scholars Program
OCtech can save you thousands of dollars per year, when compared with the tuition costs at a typical in-state four-year institution. High school graduating seniors with a cumulative 3.0 grade point average can attend OCtech at little or no cost with the Life Scholarship. See a financial aid counselor for more information.
Use the SC TRAC tool to make sure your OCtech credits will transfer to the South Carolina college or university of your choice.
The Associate in Arts degree is for students interested in courses such as psychology, sociology, humanities, history, literature or the arts.
The Associate in Science degree is for students interested in STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – courses like calculus, biology or chemistry.
This program requires the use of a laptop computer.
Students may purchase one from the OCtech Bookstore or provide their own device. A laptop may be purchased using financial aid or scholarship funds. Students are also encouraged to purchase a support package, extended warranties and/or accidental coverage for their device.
If you have your own laptop, it must
• have a USB port
• be capable of adding a second browser, such as Chrome, Edge or Firefox
• be capable of downloading a free Office 365 license provided by OCtech
• be capable of playing and recording audio and video
Meet a Graduate
"I tell students all the time to go to OCtech first and find out what they want to do, and then go to a four-year college if they feel like they need to further their education. Everyone at the college is just so wonderful and willing to help you succeed."