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. Minnesota State set the two-year college fee to $3,000 per mentor-mentee relationships for each course each semester.

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 2020 Courses

High School NameHS instructorCourse IDCourse title
White Bear Lake SouthDustin HolmanHSCI 1000Introduction to Healthcare Careers
White Bear Lake SouthJody RyanHSCI 1001Nursing Assistant
White Bear Lake SouthShawn GritzmacherVCT 1071Introduction to Digital Photography
White Bear Lake SouthKristen FryRDNG 0950Strategies for College Level Reading
White Bear Lake SouthJoshua DeryCMAE 1514Safety Awareness
White Bear Lake SouthJoshua DeryCMAE 1526Maintenance
Harding High SchoolAndrew SouthworthCJS 1020Careers in Criminal Justice
North High SchoolAmy ZabelRDNG 0950Strategies for College Level Reading
916 Career and TechJohn PeinCJS 1020Careers in Criminal Justice
916 Career and TechDave PaehlkeITT 1000Information Technology Career Planning
916 Career and TechDave PaehlkeITT 1001PC Hardware and Software
Tartan High SchoolTrish SmithRDNG 0950Strategies for College Level Reading
Tartan High SchoolRachel PriceMATH 0060Algebra Fundamentals for General Education
Tartan High SchoolKaren HyersMATH 2081Multivariable Calculus

Spring 2021 Courses

High School NameHS instructorCourse IDCourse title
White Bear LakeJoshua DeryCMAE 1518Manufacturing Processes
White Bear LakeJoshua DeryCMAE 1522Quality Practices
White Bear LakeDustin HolmannHSCI 1000Introduction to Healthcare Careers
White Bear LakeJody RyanHSCI 1001Nursing Assistant
White Bear LakeKristen FryRDNG 1000Critical Reading and Thinking for College
White Bear LakeShawn GritzmacherVCT 1071Introduction to Digital Photography
Tartan High SchoolTony TeehanMUSC 1015 Concert Band
Stillwater High SchoolAngela MitchellMUSC 1000Concert Choir
Stillwater High SchoolZach SawyerMUSC 1010Orchestra
Stillwater High SchoolDennis LindsayMUSC 1015Concert Band
916 Career and TechJohn PeinCJS 2081Police in the Community
WayzataTika KudeCVF 1065Intro to Cybersecurity, Virtualization and Forensics
Community School of ExcellenceCheng ThaoITT 1000Information Technology Career Planning
North High SchoolAmy ZabelREAD 1000Reading Across the Curriculum