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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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Program Listings

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    The Academic English Proficiency Certificate recognizes non-native English- speaking students for study in multiple discipline areas leading to proficiency in academic English, communication skills, and discipline terminology which will assist them in succeeding in personal, educational, and professional goals.
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    Students can pursue Anthropology as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits).
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    The Associate in Fine Arts Degree (AFA) is a two-year transferable degree that empowers and prepares students for the rigor of a four-year Art or Design Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Art Degree. The AFA Fine Art degree curriculum resembles the first two years of a baccalaureate Art or Design degree at a 4-year college or university ensuring smooth transition to our transfer partner institutions. (60 credits)
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    The Associate in Arts degree (AA) is intended primarily for students who plan to transfer to another college to complete a bachelor's degree.
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    The Automotive Body Technician Diploma program is designed to expose students to all facets of the auto body industry: unibody and frame, computer estimating, damage analysis, refinishing and major structure repair.
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    The Automotive Service Technician Diploma program prepares students to perform automotive repairs in the following areas: engine repair and diagnosis, cooling system, emission control, computer systems, fuel injection, engine performance maintenance, air conditioning and automatic transmission/transaxle.
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    Career Studies courses provide students with decision making abilities to be successful in education, industry and life. Students can pursue Career Studies as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits).
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    Students can pursue Chinese as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits).
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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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    The Cosmetology program provides you with an affordable education to prepare you for an exciting career in the Cosmetology industry with particular focus on nail care, skin care, hair styling, coloring, cutting, and more.
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    As a Creative Writing student at Century College, you can explore fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and creative nonfiction in a supportive community. The English-Creative Writing Certificate offers preparation if you wish to study Creative Writing at a four-year institution, but also complements career goals which demand skills in editing, critical thinking, and cooperation. This program provides a concentrated course of study in creative writing as part of the AA, AS, or AFA Degree of your choice.
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    Students can pursue Economics as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits).
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    Century's English Department offers a range of courses to meet your academic and transfer goals, including: literature, creative writing, and composition. All students are valued, so we work to provide the academic support that is right for you. You can study English as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits) and you can also pursue an English-Creative Writing Certificate.
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    Century's English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes are not just for college students; many students take ESOL classes for career and personal advancement. Students can study ESOL as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits) or for a certificate.
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    The Exercise Science Transfer Pathway AS degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an associate degree that will directly transfer to designated Exercise Science bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities.
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    The Facilities Maintenance Engineer program prepares students for employment in residential office buildings, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, community centers and commercial facilities with emphasis given to advanced facility systems and computerized maintenance management systems.
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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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    Geography is a broad discipline encompassing both the physical and social sciences. Students can study Geography as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits).
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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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    The Health and Physical Education department at Century College offers a variety of courses to give you contemporary and applicable skills. Students can study Health as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits).
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    Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, commonly called HVAC, is the service and installation of heating and cooling equipment. The main emphasis is on domestic, with some instruction on light commercial.
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    At Century College, knowledge gained from history can provide new insights and perspectives to help you understand yourself and the role you play in humanity. Students can study History as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits) and part of the Minnesota State Transfer Pathway degrees, leading directly to a Bachelor's degree.
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    Nationally, horticulture is a major employer and includes jobs in garden centers, greenhouses, grounds maintenance firms, park systems sports complexes, and private grounds. Persons working in horticulture may also be self-employed. The Horticulture department offers a variety of awards including certificates, diplomas and degrees.
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    Humanities is the study of the creative contributions made by individuals from many cultures throughout history. Students can study Humanities as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits).
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    The Individualized Studies awards include those that are undeclared, students that have earned some credits but did not complete an award, transfer students with credits that may not have equivalent Century credits, students that wish to explore more than one program, and student with experience that may result in credit for prior learning.
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    This program is a focused, two-year study of music that includes music theory, ear training, sight singing, music history, the study of a specific instrument or voice, and ensemble participation.
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    The Philosophy Department at Century College offers you a wide variety of courses to help meet your academic and transfer goals. Students can study Philosophy as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits).
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    Century College's Health and Physical Education department offers a variety of courses to give students contemporary and applicable skills. Students can study Physical Education as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits) or complete the Exercise Science Transfer Pathway Degree, which guarantees transfer to a Minnesota State university.
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    At Century College, students can study various facets of Political Science as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits).
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    Our courses at Century focus on psychology as a scientific discipline. Students can study Psychology as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree or with guaranteed transfer options through the Transfer Pathway.
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    Century’s Reading/Student Success Department offers quality courses designed for students to develop and use effective reading and college success strategies that will help students be more effective, efficient and successful in college and beyond. Students can study Reading as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits).
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    Sociologists study how groups influence the behavior of individuals, as well as how individuals influence each other and the larger society. Students can study Sociology as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree or Sociology Transfer Pathway Degree, which guarantees transfer to a Minnesota State university.
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    The Associate in Applied Science Degree will convey the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in traditional and renewable energy fields.
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    Learning a foreign language gives you a window into cross-cultural understanding by providing you with a fundamental tool: the ability to communicate directly with speakers of other languages. Students can study Spanish as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits).
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    The Century Theatre Arts Department prepares you to enter the exciting world of theatre (or theater) and entertainment. Students can study Theatre as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits) or an AFA as part of the Minnesota Transfer Pathway, leading directly to a Bachelor's degree.
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    Earning a Basic Welding Certificate will prepare students for entry level positions in the welding industries.

Related Program Listings

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    This program prepares students to work as applied digital technologists in industries where manufacturing processes utilize systems of control and automation. Graduates of the Additive and Digital Manufacturing program may develop and test industrial process control systems, supervise the building and testing of prototypes including 3D printing and bioprinting, and work in the rapidly growing IoT (Internet of Everything) field.
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    The Philosophy Department at Century College offers you a wide variety of courses to help meet your academic and transfer goals. Students can study Philosophy as part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Degree (60 credits).
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    The Visual Communications Technology program prepares students for career fields involving the delivery of messages in visual forms.

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