Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, Saturday, late start, accelerated,
online, and hybrid courses.
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester, Full-Time or Part-Time.

About the Program

English Transfer Pathway AA Degree

The English Transfer Pathway AA degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an associate degree whose course credits will directly transfer to designated English bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed so that you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State college and transfer to a Minnesota State university to earn a bachelor’s degree. Transfer Pathways can be a great resource for saving time and money as you work toward graduation.

Minnesota State universities include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Transfer Pathway degrees may transfer to colleges and universities outside of the Minnesota State system, such as private and out-of-state schools. It is highly recommended that students interested in this possibility contact their intended transfer school, advisor/counselor, and program instructors for academic planning assistance.

English is a foundational academic discipline for every college student. Century College’s English Department offers you excellent courses that are the equivalent to any four-year college or university during your first two years, with these important features:

  • Century is less expensive than four-year colleges and universities.
  • Century English instructors have earned their Master’s and Ph.D. degrees; you won’t be taught by a teaching assistant.
  • Century English instructors have many years of college teaching experience.
  • You’ll have 25 different literature courses from which to choose.

In addition to typical first-year English composition courses, we also offer courses in:

  • Literature
  • Technical writing
  • Advanced composition
  • Creative writing

Century’s literature courses range from the general—such as American Literature and British Literature—to the specific, such as Minnesota Writers and Comics as Literature.

Our Writing Center is staffed by Century faculty who give students extensive, personal, one-on-one writing instruction. It also provides computers and other technology resources specifically reserved for students who are working on writing projects.

Some English courses are held in computer classrooms, two of which are specially designed for writing workshops, collaboration, and visual presentation of writing. In addition, all English courses are web-enhanced, and many are hybrid or offered totally online.

Century’s English department is a state leader in Accelerated English, an innovative method of writing instruction designed to promote student success.

Our student publication, The Century Times, has won numerous awards, including at the ACP Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention.

Herb Kjos Memorial English Scholarship
This $2,000 scholarship (prorated between fall and spring semesters) recognizes and rewards students for their past academic achievement in English writing and literature and supports their continued pursuit of English and/or English-related fields.

Planning for Your Program

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Cost & Financial Aid

As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition cost per credit*: Century College - $203.49; University of Minnesota, TC - $520.50; Private for-profit colleges - $1,300; Private colleges & universities - $2,320 *Annual tuition and fees **Based on posted institutions average cost per credit

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Program Faculty

Jill Cadwell
Faculty/Department Chair
Amy Fladeboe
Brian Lewis