The Associate of Technical Arts (ATA) degree represents a program of study designed for immediate application within an occupational field. This degree places early concentration on the skills and technical aspects of the student’s chosen occupational field. Although the occupational degree program may contain courses transferable to other colleges, transferability of credits remains the sole prerogative of the college or university to which the student transfers. Students must complete a minimum of 90 credits including specified core and related instructional requirements. General Education requirements vary, depending on the degree. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 is required for completion of the degree.