Louisiana Transfer Program

Division of Academics

Program Mission

The Louisiana Transfer (LT) Degree Program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to complete the first 60 hours of course work toward a baccalaureate degree at a 2-year or community college. LT graduates are eligible to enter a 4-year Louisiana public university as a junior, with all 60 (non-developmental) credits transferring to the receiving university. The Transfer Degree Guarantee (TDG) refers to a guaranteed and easy transfer for students from a 2-year community college to a public university in Louisiana. 

Students may complete either an Associate of Arts (AALT) or Associate of Science (ASLT), depending on their interests and aspirations for further study and a bachelor’s degree. It is the student’s responsibility to choose courses that will maximize preparation for the university major, so it is important for students to do some research and seek advice when designing their LT degree. Each degree consists of a 39-hour General Education (GenEd) block and 21-hours of additional course work related to the prospective major.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree Program will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively by use of composition through writing and speaking and comprehension through reading and listening.
  • Construct problem-solving strategies to model, interpret, and (or) communicate solutions to mathematical problems.
  • Integrate concepts of the scientific nature of the world and the role of behavioral and natural sciences as it pertains to health and well-being.
  • Examine significant ideas and achievements in literature, art, music, and media in order to evaluate the impact these forms of expression have in today’s world.  
  • Analyze the diversity of the human experience through the practical applications of social, historical, cultural, economic, and political systems and apply to current events and in professional settings.
  • Distinguish and apply credible sources of knowledge utilizing information literacy and research skills.

Student achievement related to Program Learning Outcomes is assessed systematically and results are made available on the Program Review webpage

Campuses/Sites Offered:

  • Connect to Success Site (SLU Campus; Hammond)
    
  • Florida Parishes Campus (Greensburg)
  • Hammond Area Campus (Hammond)
  • Lacombe Campus (Lacombe)
  • Livingston Campus (Walker)
  • Sullivan Campus (Bogalusa)

Louisiana Transfer Degree

The highest exit point in the Louisiana Transfer Degree program is the Associate of Arts (AALT) or the Associate of Science (ASLT). The following criteria must be satisfied towards the completion of the ASLT or ASLT:

General Education Requirements39
Electives21
Total Hours60

General Education Requirements

The following criteria must be satisfied towards completion of General Education Requirements

English Composition6
Complete 6 hours; 2 Courses (Note: Cannot apply both ENGL 1015 and 1015A)
Elective Options:
ENGL 1015English Composition I3
ENGL 1015AEnglish Comp I w/Suppl. Instr.4
ENGL 1025English Composition II3
Mathematics6
Complete 6 hours; 2 Courses (Note: Cannot apply both MATH 1005 and MATH 1015 nor both MATH 1500 and 1500A)
Elective Options:
MATH 1005College Algebra Fundamentals5
MATH 1015College Algebra3
MATH 1500Finite Math3
MATH 1500AFinite Math w/Suppl. Instr.4
MATH 1620Plane Trigonometry3
MATH 1650Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry5
MATH 2000Calculus5
MATH 2410Elementary Statistics3
Natural Sciences9
Complete 9 hours: 3 Courses (including approved two-course sequence & biological/physical area mix)
Biological Science Electives:
BIOL 1010Introduction to Biology I3
BIOL 1020Introduction To Biology II3
BIOL 1100Gen Biology I (Science Major)3
BIOL 1110Environmental Biology3
BIOL 1200Gen Biology II (Science Major)3
BIOL 2200Human Anatomy & Physiology I3
BIOL 2230Medical Microbiology3
BIOL 2300Human Anatomy & Physiology II3
Physical Science Electives:
CHEM 1010Gen Chemistry I NonScience Mjr3
GEOL 1010Physical Geology3
PHYS 1010Elementary Physics3
Humanities9
Complete 9 hours; 3 Courses (including at least one English Literature course)
Elective Options:
ENGL 2010British Literature3
ENGL 2020American Literature3
ENGL 2030World Literature3
HIST 1010Western Civilization I3
HIST 1020Western Civilization II3
HIST 1500World Hist Perspective of Oil3
HIST 2010American History3
HIST 2020American History II3
HIST 2100History of Louisiana3
HMAN 2015Humanities for Leaders3
Additional Approved Electives: The following courses can be used as an additional elective for this category only if one of the above courses is also completed.
FREN 1010Elementary French I3
FREN 1020Elementary French II3
SPAN 1010Elementary Spanish I3
SPAN 1020Elementary Spanish II3
SPCH 1015Introduction to Speaking3
SPCH 1025Intro to Interpersonal Com3
Social Behavioral Sciences6
Complete 6 hours; 2 Courses (including 1 at Sophomore Level - 2XXX)
Elective Options:
ECON 2010Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2020Principles of Microeconomics3
POLI 2010Introduction to American Gover3
POLI 2020State & Local Politics3
PSYC 1500Psy of Addict Behave&Sub Abuse3
PSYC 2015Introduction To Psychology3
PSYC 2040Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 2100Social Psychology3
SOCL 2015Introduction to Sociology3
SOCL 2120Social Problems3
SOCL 2220Marriage and Family3
SOCL 2420Stratification and Inequality3
Additional Approved Electives The following courses can be used as an additional elective for this category only if one of the above courses is also completed.
CRMJ 1110Intro to Criminal Justice3
CRMJ 1120Introduction to Corrections3
CRMJ 1220Police Systems and Practices3
CRMJ 1330Introduction to Criminal Law3
CRMJ 1340Deviance3
CRMJ 1410Juvenile Justice3
CRMJ 1420Judicial Process3
Fine Arts3
Complete 3 hours; 1 Course
Elective Options:
ARTS 1010Survey of World Art History I3
ARTS 1020Survey of World Art History II3
MUSC 1010Music Appreciation3

Electives:

The 21 credit hours of electives should be chosen in consultation with an advisor to align with your anticipated major upon transfer to a four-year university. 

Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer (AALT) Degree

To complete the Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer (AALT) Degree, elective options must satisfy the following criteria:

  • 9 hours must be from one of the following categories: Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Behavioral Sciences
  • Remaining 12 should be selected in consultation with advisor based on transfer plan

Associate of Science Louisiana Transfer (ASLT) Degree

To complete the Associate of Science Louisiana Transfer (ASLT) Degree, elective options must satisfy the following criteria:

  • 9 hours must be from one of the following categories: Mathematics, Natural Sciences
  • Remaining 12 should be selected in consultation with advisor based on transfer plan

Special Comments:

  • Anticipated program length for the completion of the highest level exit point is 2 years. 
  • Program requirements must be completed with a programmatic grade point average of 2.0 or higher and grade of "C" or higher in all applicable coursework.