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The Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree is designed to transfer to most Bachelor of Arts degrees at all four-year colleges and universities in Washington state. The DTA is sometimes called an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Arts and Sciences.

In 2013 the DTA was revised to specify courses that would meet the 5-credit “quantitative/symbolic reasoning skills” requirement defined in the agreement:

1. Five (5) credits of college level mathematics (a course with a Mathematics prefix numbered 100 or above) that furnishes the quantitative skills required in the commonly recognized educational transfer pathways toward a baccalaureate degree. Accepted courses in these pathways are: Precalculus or higher, Mathematics for Elementary Education, Business Precalculus/Finite Mathematics, Statistics, and Math in Society; or
2. Five (5) credits of a symbolic logic course that focuses on (a) sentence logic with proofs and (b) predicate logic with quantifiers and proofs and/or Aristotelian logic with Venn Diagrams.

A major component of the MPC project’s effort to address math pathways in Washington has been to work with faculty in the system–at both community and technical colleges and baccalaureate institutions–to clarify a consensus understanding of each of these entry-level college math courses (specifically the “common course number” versions offered by the community and technical colleges). This work is ongoing.  Work on courses in individual pathways can be found on pages in the drop down menu.

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