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  • Associate in Arts

    Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses.
    Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Full- or Part-Time.
     

    • Associate in Arts Degree — AA Degree (60 credits)
    • Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum — MnTC Notation (40 credits)

About the Program

The Associate in Arts degree (AA) is intended primarily for students who plan to transfer to another college to complete a bachelor's degree. It can generally be considered the first two years of a four-year degree program. The AA degree is a general liberal arts degree and no specific major is listed in conjunction with the degree. Many students choose to concentrate in a particular field of study or pre-major as preparation for a planned major at a four-year college or university. At least 40 of the 60 credits must be taken within the Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). In addition to the 40 credit MnTC, the AA requires you to complete 18 additional credits, which may be MnTC goal fulfilling courses, pre-major requirements, second language requirements or electives and 2 credits in Health/Physical Education.

Start ANY degree at Century! An Associate in Arts degree allows you to complete both general education requirements and pre-major requirements for wide range of majors and programs at four-year colleges and universities. You should consult with a Century counselor or advisor so that you can be sure courses taken at Century fulfill the requirements of a particular field of study, and contact the transfer institution. 

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) have a common general education curriculum called the Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

The MnTC is an agreement signed by all Minnesota two- and four-year public colleges and universities to support the transfer of coursework and credits in general education. When you complete the MnTC and then transfer to any other MnSCU school, you will have fulfilled all lower-division general education requirements. It also transfers to the University of Minnesota plus many private and out-of-state schools. Within the 40 credits required, there are ten goals. The AFA, AS and the AAS degrees and the diplomas and certificates at Century College also use MnTC courses to fulfill their general education requirements.

Planning for Your Program

Transfer

Student Image

Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.