What is TAOC?
TAOC is the PA Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee. Their task is to fashion programs for universal transfer among participating colleges. Graduates transfer with junior status. While CCBC has other programs that transfer similarly, the TAOC programs are sanctioned by state legislation.
What CCBC programs are currently TAOC-eligible?
CCBC’s eligible degree programs are designated on our website and in College literature with the TAOC backpack logo. These include: Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Environmental Science, Fine Arts, History, Pre-K Education, Psychology, and Social Work.
Where can you go to find additional PA transfer information?
Go to pacollegetransfer.com.
The Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center (PA TRAC) was created as a one-stop shop for transfer students, administrators and advisors/faculty. The site contains the following information:
Information about the Transfer Credit Framework
- Transfer course equivalencies
- College profiles for the participating institutions
- Searchable databases
What is the Transfer Credit Framework?
Some students may be undecided about a college or major. The Transfer Framework provides students with six categories and general course guidance for selecting the courses typically found in the college freshman year. Searchable databases then provide students with the courses at any institution that have been approved as “Framework Courses” and therefore transfer throughout the state. While CCBC has many other courses that will transfer, the transferability of the Framework Courses is the product of state legislation.
How did TAOC get started?
In July 2006, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) began implementation of Article XX-C of the Public institution Code of 1949. Intended to create a seamless statewide transfer and articulation system, this legislation requires Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges and the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) to adopt mandatory equivalency standards for the purpose of creating at least 30 hours of foundation courses that can be easily transferred to any of the participating institutions and to establish an electronic portal for providing public access to transfer information.
Voluntary participation by private colleges and universities is allowed under the law. State-related institutions also may voluntarily participate in this statewide transfer system.