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The Century in the High School program is in a growth phase and has expanded to serve multiple Partner High Schools and provide college credits in eight disciplines (see below). Benefits for teachers and high schools include: 

  • Attract and retain academically-strong student body
  • Access to resources provided by higher education institution
  • Strengthen high school academic departments
  • Professional development for teachers
  • Increase public awareness of community partnerships and quality standards

The information below is intended to give educators (teachers, administrators and/or staff) an overview on some of key points in becoming a part of our learning community. The Guide Book is your primary reference for more information, forms, policies, and more. 

Century in the High School Educator Information

Cost Structure

Century College charges its Partner High Schools for each concurrent enrollment program to cover costs of the faculty mentor and program administration. 

Minnesota State now has uniform pricing for concurrent enrollment programs at its institutions and charges based on a mentor-mentee relationship.

For example, if Mrs. Jones is teaching 2 sections of Reading 1000 and is mentored by Mr. Able the cost is $3,000. If Mrs. Jones teaches 1 section of Reading 1000 and Mr. Thumb teaches 1 section of Reading 1000 and both are mentored by either the same or a different Century College faculty member the cost is $6,000. 

By 2020, Minnesota State requires two-year colleges to charge $3,000 per mentor-mentee relationships for each course each semester. Pricing will increase by $250/course and relationship until 2020.

Program Requirements

  • Class Size
    Class size varies by the course and by department. Class size may not exceed the approved number by more than two (2) students. If class size exceeds the approved number, the faculty mentor/Director for Partnerships and Collaborations must seek approval from the MSCF representative and the administration prior to the start of the course. Class size will be provided to the Partner High School by Director for Partnerships and will be communicated in the contracting and planning documents.
  • Number of enrolled students
    Century College recommends all students in the course to be concurrently enrolled with Century College. To enroll students in the course who are not concurrently enrolled requires permission by the college president (per Minnesota State procedure 3.5.1, Part 4, Subpart H, 2.) If this exception is granted, a majority (51%) of students enrolled in the course must be concurrently enrolled with Century College and the high school instructor must ensure the concurrently enrolled students receive a college-level experience in the classroom.
  • Course content
    High school instructors must teach a course that contains all learning outcomes and major content found on the common course outline.
  • Textbooks
    Appropriate textbook or reading materials should be ordered/used in consultation with the faculty mentor and the high school instructor. The cost of the textbooks is the responsibility of the Partner High School. Supplemental materials may suffice for a textbook with approval from the faculty mentor.
  • Teacher eligibility
    Student teachers, long-term substitutes, and unapproved high school instructors may not teach concurrent enrollment courses. ONLY high school instructors who have been approved to teach the course may instruct the students. Failure to comply with this jeopardizes Century College’s ability to provide courses at your high school. 

Fall 2017 Courses

High School NameHS instructorCourse IDCourse title
White Bear LakeJosh LaneITT 1000Information Technology Career Planning
White Bear LakeSusan FurtneyITT 1000Information Technology Career Planning
White Bear LakeShawn GritzmacherVCT 1071Introduction to Digital Photography
North H.S.Dave MoranECAD 1025How to Make Almost Anything
North H.S.Carraig HegiMATH 2081Multivariable Calculus
Tartan H.S.Karen HyersMATH 2081Multivariable Calculus
Tartan H.S.Ken BalfanzECAD 1025How to Make Almost Anything
916 Career and TechDave PaehlkeECT 1001PC Hardware & Software
916 Career and TechChuck RudEMS 1010AHA BLS for the Health Care Provider
916 Career and TechChuck RudEMS 1015Emergency Medical Responder
916 Career and TechPeggy ArmstrongECAD 1025How to Make Almost Anything
916 Career and TechPeggy ArmstrongECAD 1060Manufacturing Processes and Procedures
Wellstone InternationalJosephine MorenoTRIN 1000Orientation to Interpreting

Spring 2018 Courses

High School NameHS instructorCourse IDCourse title
916 Career and TechJohn PienCJS 2081Police in the Community
916 Career and TechJohn PienEMS 1010AHA BLS for the Health Care Provider
916 Career and TechChuck RudEMSB 1020Emergency Medical Technician
916 Career and TechVal LopezVCT 1013Design Basics
916 Career and TechVal LopezVCT 1018Digital Imaging
Stillwater H.S.Dennis LindseyMUSC 1015Concert Band
Stillwater H.S.Zach SawyerMUSC 1010Orchestra
Stillwater H.S.Angela MitchellMUSC 1000Choir
North H.S.Amy ZabelRDNG 1000Critical Reading and Thinking for College
Tartan H.S.Anthony DidierMUSC 1015Concert Band
Wayazata H.S.Tika KudeCVF 1065Introduction to Cybersecurity
White Bear LakeShawn GritzmacherVCT 1071Introduction to Digital Photography
White Bear LakeSusan FurtneyCSCI 1060Introduction to Programming
White Bear LakeKris FreyRDNG 1000Critical Reading and Thinking for College