Ohio Transfer Module Program Description
If you are planning to transfer to another public institution in Ohio, completing the Ohio Transfer Module at Hocking College is a great option.
The Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) is embedded within our Associate of Arts (AA) degree and our Associate of Science(AS) degree options at Hocking College. Students completing an Applied Associate degree may choose to take additional coursework to complete the Ohio Transfer Module. Students in our Applied Associate degrees should work with their academic advisors and financial aid if they want to complete the Ohio Transfer Module.
All-inclusive pricing includes course fees, in addition to the following:
$20........Health Center Services
$75........Career Center Services
*Recommended for all first-year college students
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Hocking College - Transfer Module Track
This program is designed to meet individual goals and objectives, therefore no Curriculum is available for the Transfer Module.
Most students who go on to complete their Associate of Arts degree end up transferring to a 4-year college or university.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success.
- CE - Communicates Effectively
- PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
- CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
- ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
- HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
- MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
- GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural
- IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology
To learn more about each of these, click here.
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Ohio Transfer Module.
- The Ohio Transfer Module is a customized program designed to meet the career goals of the individual student.
- All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
- Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
Potentialfor upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
|Academic Year||Retention Rate|
|2016 - 2017||27%|
|2015 - 2016||26%|
|2014 - 2015||27%|
Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:
- Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio:
All graduates of the program
All students with the program in their history of programs of study
- For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
- A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
- A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework. Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
|Academic Year||Graduation Rate|
|2016 - 2017||1.35%|
|2015 - 2016||1.09%|
|2014 - 2015||1.02%|
The Ohio Transfer Module, which is a subset or the complete set of a public college's or university's general education requirement that represents a common body of knowledge and academic skills, is comprised of 36-40 semester hours of Ohio Transfer Module courses in the following fields:
- English Composition and Oral Communication
- Mathematics, Statistics and Logic
- Arts and Humanities
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Natural Sciences.
Hocking College students who earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or Associate of Science (AS) degree, which includes the OTM, will have met the OTM requirements of the receiving institution. An institution will apply transferred courses to general education requirements which go beyond those included in the OTM on a course-by-course basis.
Hocking College students who have not earned an associate degree but who have completed our OTM will have met the OTM requirements of the receiving institution. An institution will apply transferred courses to general education requirements which go beyond those included in the OTM on a course-by-course basis. Students may be able to complete their Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree through a process called Reverse Transfer.
Students will receive credit for successfully completed courses from the OTM without having completed the entire module. The applicability of individual OTM-approved courses will depend on the approval type within the OTM. OTM courses reviewed and approved using only the established statewide learning outcomes will be guaranteed to be applied as equivalent courses at the receiving institution. If an equivalent course is unavailable, the credit hours associated with the course will be applied toward the appropriate area on a course-by-course basis.
Credit hours associated with OTM-approved courses that were reviewed and approved using a hybrid of established statewide guidelines and learning outcomes will be guaranteed to transfer among public institutions of higher education and be applied appropriately on a course-by-course basis.
What is the difference between the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science?
All classes in both curriculums are transferable, but there is a slight difference in the curriculum. Associate of Arts students
What is an Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) and what are the requirements?
Some AA and AS students want more curriculum flexibility and can design their own curriculum by splitting required technical credits between two different fields of study.
For example, a student might want to take 15 credits from the Business curriculum and 15 credits from the Accounting curriculum along with the 30+ required general credits to create an Associate of Technical Studies. Business and Music Management is another example of an ATS degree that combines the curriculum of two majors to create a degree unique to student needs.
Can AA/AS advisors help students figure out how to begin the process of transferring to another institution?
Yes, academic advisors can help students figure out how to access information about transferring to other colleges in