60 Credits    NA 3805,  Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Degree Description

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is awarded for successful completion of a 60 semester credit program in Arts and Sciences and is intended primarily for students who plan to transfer to another college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree.  Although no specific major is listed in conjunction with this degree, students may choose to concentrate in a particular field of study in preparation for a planned major or professional emphasis at a four-year college or university.  An AA degree must include the entire 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC) specified below, which, pursuant to Minnesota statute, must transfer to any institution in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System or to the University of Minnesota.  Students are strongly encouraged to develop an educational plan with their academic advisor and the Transfer Specialist to assure that AA degree and pre-major requirements are fulfilled.

General Requirements

Completing the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) requirement alone satisfies the lower division general education requirement at all Minnesota two and four-year public colleges and universities.

To complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum students must:

  1. Complete all ten goals.
  2. Complete at least 40 college-level credits from courses listed within the ten goal areas MnTC.
  3. Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and a 67% completion rate in coursework completed at South Central College.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE / GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

Complete a total of 60 semester credits numbered 100 and above (college level) as described below:

  1. Complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
  2. Complete the FYE 100 First Year Experience course (1 credit) within the first three semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer) of attendance at South Central College. This course is required for all A.A. students unless the student has:
    • Completed 24 college level credits at another institution or in another SCC program before transferring to the AA program
    • Taken a First Year Experience course at another accredited college
  3. Complete the Capstone course after the completion of at least 40 credits (1 credit)
  4. Complete electives to meet 60 semester credits (Up to 16 credits can be from technical/career courses)
  5. Complete at least one (1) credit in a health and wellness course
  6. Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a 67% completion rate
  7. Earn a GPA of 2.0 or higher in MnTC coursework.

NOTE: Credits from repeated courses count only once

Campuses: Faribault and North Mankato
Program Start Dates: Fall and Spring Semester

The course requirements listed below are specific to the current school year (noted above). If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Goal Area 1 - Oral and Written Communication

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 1. To complete the goal, students must complete ENGL 100 and one COMM course from COMM 100, 110, 120 or 140.

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PART B

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Goal Area 2 - Critical Thinking

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 2. Complete all 9 other MNTC goal areas OR select one course.

Goal Area 3 - Natural Sciences

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 3. To compelte the goal, students must select at least two courses from two different disciplines.

Goal Area 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 4. To complete the goal, students must complete one course.

Goal Area 5 - History and Social Sciences

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 5. To complete the goal, students must complete at least two courses from two different disciplines.

Goal Area 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 6. To complete the goal, students must select at least two courses from two different disciplines.

Goal Area 7 - Human Diversity

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 7. To complete the goal, students must complete one course.

Goal Area 8 - Global Perspective

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 8. To complete the goal, students must complete one course.

Goal Area 9 - Ethical and Civic Responsibility

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 9. To complete the goal, students must complete one course.

Goal Area 10 - People and the Environment

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 10. To complete the goal, students must complete one course.

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.