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 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
The Minnesota State system has a common general education curriculum called the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or 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 Minnesota State institution, 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 Planning - Articulation Agreements
These agreements provide students with educational plans to help them transfer to four-year institutions.
- Transfer Resources
Advanced planning is critical when you transfer. Learn more about possible options.
- Bachelor Degree Planning
We partner with many institutions offering Bachelor's degrees that can be completed here, online, or at a metro location.