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Century College is known for high-quality programs and degrees taught by expert instructors.

Programs at Century are grouped under Academic Pathways. Each of the eight Century College Academic Pathways provides you with special learning opportunities and activities, along with personalized guidance from an academic advisor or counselor. Explore the exciting major areas below to find your Pathway!

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    The Addiction Counseling program is designed for career opportunities in entry-level positions in the field of chemical dependency counseling. You will be prepared for the written examination, which is required for state licensure.
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    The awards available in Communication Studies, including a Certificate and an AA (part of the Minnesota Transfer Pathways) prepare students for the demands of communication-rich workplaces.
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    This program helps prepare students for the rigors of the criminal justice profession and advancement of knowledge of the criminal justice system. Program curriculum includes criminal law and procedure, policing, investigation, corrections and juvenile justice.
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    The Education program provides both the foundation for upper division coursework for those planning to become teachers, as well as opportunities to earn either a certificate or associates degree in Paraeducation. Complete the Elementary Education Foundations Transfer Pathway Degree for guaranteed transfer to a Minnesota State university.
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    Century College's Gender Studies program will help you learn about yourself as you explore new ways of looking at the world and reflect on your beliefs, values, actions, and relationships. Students can pursue Gender Studies as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits) or a certificate. 
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    The Global Studies Certificate provides a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the interdependence and interconnectedness of people and nations around the globe.
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    In this hands-on educational program, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the attitudes, thoughts and feelings of working as a human services generalist and gain direct experience with human service consumers and agencies through internships and class experiences.
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    The Mental and Behavioral Health Worker Certificate provides psychology coursework that applies to a variety of entry-level careers in mental health.
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    The Paraeducator program is a pre-professional program providing an essential core of education courses and experiences. It prepares individuals for work as educational paraprofessionals.
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    This program is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach for individuals already working in the field and those interested in pursuing career opportunities in public safety, which includes emergency medical services (EMS), firefighting, emergency management, dispatching/communications, leadership/management, and public safety education.
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    The spoken language Translation and Interpreting (TRIN) Program is designed to educate bilingual students who wish to develop professional interpreting skills and prepare for careers in our increasingly diverse communities.

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    The Century College Emergency Medical Service (EMS) program began in 1972 with Minnesota's first state-approved EMT program, and the following year, we offered one of the region's first paramedic programs.
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    This certificate will prepare the entry-level Emergency Medical Technician, or EMT, for direct employment in an emergency ambulance service, basic transport service, an emergency room, police department, security department or fire department.
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    Paramedics possess the highly skilled techniques of advanced life support and emergency care procedures. The Paramedic program major meets the criteria for the education of paramedics as recommended by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

For information on non-credit courses and customized training, visit Continuing Education & Customized Training