Academics

Associate in Arts

The Associate in Arts Degree will be award to students for successful completion of 60 semester credits. Forty of these 60 credits must be selected from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum requirements. The remaining credits are considered electives and may be chosen from any course with course number 1000 or higher; one of these elective credits must be in a Physical Education or Health or EMER1210 or THTR1111.

A minimum of 20 semester credits must be taken at this college; this requirement is reduced to 12 semester credits for students transferring from another Minnesota State College or University. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required in both the MnTC coursework and in the overall course completed.

The courses taken must meet the credit requirements in each of the five discipline areas: Communications (CM), Humanities and Fine Arts (HU, Social Sciences (SS), Natural Sciences (NS) and Mathmatics/Logical Reasoning(MA). The course taken must also include at least one course in each of the five thematic areas:
  • Critical Thinking (CT)
  • Ethical and Civic Responsibility (EC)
  • Human Diversity (HD)
  • Global Perspective (GP)
  • People and the Environment (PE)
A Total of 40 semester credits must be completed in the MnTC.

Program Name Award Credits
Business Emphasis Associate in Arts (AA) 60
Global Studies Emphasis Associate in Arts (AA) 60
Music Emphasis Associate in Arts (AA) 60
Physical Education/Coaching Emphasis Associate in Arts (AA) 60
Theatre Emphasis Associate in Arts (AA) 60