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Computer Science Transfer Pathway AS

The Computer Science Transfer Pathway (AS) is designed for students who are interested in transferring after graduation to pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree in Computer Science or related disciplines. 

This transfer pathway specifically ensures that a student who successfully completes a Computer Science Transfer Pathway (AS) can transfer the entire completed degree into a designated parallel baccalaureate degree program in Computer Science at any of the following universities:

  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Winona State University
  • Bemidji State University
  • St. Cloud State University

A balanced set of required and elective courses makes this degree suitable for succeeding in the software development job market. Besides providing the students with necessary knowledge and skills, it equips them with tools and routines to keeping them current with the industry progress.



2018 - 2019

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1040
    Course Title:Fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL)      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:The goal of this course is to teach students how to design, build and use databases utilizing Microsoft SQL Server. The students will also learn to enter and retrieve information. They will learn SQL commands and query creation, including complex multi-table joins, and display and analyze query results. Students will design their own databases and deploy them on Microsoft SQL Server. Possessing skills in performing common Windows tasks working with applications, or taking CSci 1000, is highly recommended.
    Fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL)View-CSCI1040n/a3
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1130
    Course Title:Introduction to Programming in Java (CS0)      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course provides an introduction to the Java programming language and its foundational topics. In this course students will explore fundamental programming and computing concepts with a focus on problem solving, algorithm development and implementation. Topics included are: data types and memory concepts, arithmetic operators and mathematical expressions, conditional statements, repetition, arrays, methods and the basics of object-orientation.
    Introduction to Programming in Java (CS0)View-CSCI1130n/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2001
    Course Title:Object Oriented Programming (CS1)      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:Students will learn object-oriented programming while creating algorithms. The basic principles of software engineering are emphasized. By doing their own Java projects, students will develop problem-solving skills and gain experience in detecting and correcting software errors. Procedures, recursion, and iteration will be presented in the development of algorithms. Inheritance and polymorphism are studied. The use of abstraction will be emphasized throughout the course.
    Object Oriented Programming (CS1)View-CSCI2001n/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2002
    Course Title:Data Structures and Algorithms (CS2)      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course continues using abstract data types and the concepts presented in CSci 2001 and introduces stacks, queues, linked lists, and trees. This course also covers advanced programming topics of recursion, sorting methods, and complexity measures. The object-oriented language Java will be used. Prerequisite: CSci 2001
    Data Structures and Algorithms (CS2)View-CSCI2002n/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2020
    Course Title:Computer Architecture      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:As an introduction to computer organization and structure, this course includes beginning machine and assembly language programming. Topics to be covered include logic gates and Boolean algebra, basic elements of computing devices, basic components of a computer, data representation and number systems, micro operations, microprogramming, and input-output programming. Prerequisite: CSci 1030 or CSci 1090 or CSci 1120 or CSci 1130 or CSci 1150 or CSci 1190
    Computer ArchitectureView-CSCI2020n/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2030
    Course Title:Database Modeling and Design      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course covers relational databases from conceptual design to implementation. The course will include logical and physical design, normalization, as well as the definition of tables and indexes. The use of Structured Query Language (SQL) for data retrieval and manipulation will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CSci 1040 and CSci 1120 or CSci 1130 or CSci 1150 PLEASE NOTE: Students enrolled in CSCI 1040 can register for CSCI 2030 in anticipation of successful completion of CSCI 1040. Please contact Registration.
    Database Modeling and DesignView-CSCI2030n/a4
    Program Electives
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Choose 7 credits from the following courses:
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1020
    Course Title:Beginning Web Page Programming or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:1

    Course Description:Students learn practical techniques and principles of Website authoring; create multimedia-enhanced commercial, entertainment or educational sites; and plan site maintenance, promotion and implementation of user feedback. Prerequisite: Some experience with Microsoft Windows
    Beginning Web Page Programming orView-CSCI1020n/a1
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1025
    Course Title:Responsive Web Design or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:1

    Course Description:This course will prepare students to design web pages that will respond to the media or device on which they are viewed. This course will focus on HTML5, some JavaScript and CSS media queries. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CSci 1020
    Responsive Web Design orView-CSCI1025n/a1
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1030
    Course Title:Programming for Internet or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course covers the practical aspects of a programming language used for development of advanced Internet applications which include: on-line animation and interactivity, feedback, and browser control enhancements. The actual language used (JavaScript, Perl, or Java) will be chosen by the instructor. The course also includes a brief introduction to advanced HTML and SCS, uploading the site to a Web server and promoting it. Prerequisite: CSci 1000 or 1010 or 1020 or CIS 1101 or 1102
    Programming for Internet orView-CSCI1030n/a3
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1035
    Course Title:Introduction to Computer Programming with Games or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This is an introductory computer programming course. The students will engage in hands-on implementation of games and simulations in a graphics-enhanced development environment. The students will learn how to transform game scenarios into algorithms and programs, create user interfaces, and incorporate multimedia. Basic computer skills are necessary for success in this class.
    Introduction to Computer Programming with Games orView-CSCI1035n/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1050
    Course Title:Computer Security Basics or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This class examines the issues surrounding computer security in today's highly technological world. The course is designed to provide an overview of security problems: technical issues and the principles associated with databases, networks, administrative controls, privacy, operating systems and programming. The knowledge gained from this course will allow programmers, instructional designers, information technology specialists and managers to better understand a variety of issues surrounding secure computing. It is preferred that students have proficient computer skills.
    Computer Security Basics orView-CSCI1050n/a3
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1120
    Course Title:Programming in C/C++ or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course continues the study of the most popular computer languages. It covers the common procedural core of C and C++ languages: data types, expressions, operators, functions, pointers, and arrays. The course also includes elements of object-oriented programming: classes and objects. Prerequisite: CSci 1130 or CSci 1150 with a grade of "C" or better
    Programming in C/C++ orView-CSCI1120n/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1150
    Course Title:Programming in C# for .NET or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming using the C# programming language. The majority of the course will be on the semantics of the C# language, a major component of Microsoft .NET development environment. Topics include: Visual Studio .NET integrated development environment, selected value and reference types, control structures, operators and expressions, methods, classes, and inheritance. Completion of this class will prepare the student for advanced topics in C#. Prerequisite: Math 1150 with a grade of "C" or better
    Programming in C# for .NET orView-CSCI1150n/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1180
    Course Title:Introduction to Linux Operating System or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course introduces Linux, a popular open-source operating system and a variety of Unix. Topics include installing and using Linux, the architecture of Linux, using the command-line shell, the file system, common utilities (including text editors), and the basics of shell scripting. Hands-on work with Linux is a central part of this class. Some experience in computer programming is recommended.
    Introduction to Linux Operating System orView-CSCI1180n/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1990
    Course Title:Topics: or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:1

    Course Description:The course introduces fundamental concepts of computer programming using a block programming language and a graphical development environment. A number of mathematical concepts used in office, game, mobile and scientific programming are introduced and illustrated with computer graphics. The students will advance their computational thinking abilities, as they develop algorithms and arrange data for solving problems.
    Topics: orView-CSCI1990n/a1
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2011
    Course Title:Programming in Python or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:1

    Course Description:The course will introduce the Python Programming language in terms familiar to students experienced with writing simple, yet complete, programs in other languages. Additionally, the course will focus on utilities and features considered strengths in Python. This includes interfaces to specialized libraries and databases. Prerequisites: CSCI 1120 or CSCI 1130 or CSCI 1150 or CSCI 2001 or CSCI 2400
    Programming in Python orView-CSCI2011n/a1
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2050
    Course Title:Internship Computer Science or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:The main objective of this course is to provide practical training and real work experience for the students. Often, it will include productive work contribution, and prospective employee evaluation for the employer. It can lead to increased college-industry interaction for the department and the college. Completion of this class will better prepare the student for multiple activities in a workplace. It should reflect positively on the students resume (employers view internship experiences positively.) Internship is an excellent opportunity for a student to affirm career interests. These opportunities can also provide the credentials needed for full-time positions. Internships and co-ops provide opportunities to network with professionals; strengthen confidence, maturity, and professionalism; establish professional references. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the computer science program, completion or concurrent enrollment in CSci 2002, a "B" average in all CSci courses
    Internship Computer Science orView-CSCI2050n/a3
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2060
    Course Title:Web Programming in ASP.NET or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:ASP.NET is a technology for creating web-based programs and services. This course introduces ASP.NET on the foundation of the prerequisite courses that taught the fundamentals of .NET framework, C# programming language, SQL Server database, and the primary development environment Microsoft Visual Studio. The main goal of this course is to teach the basics of creating and deploying Web applications utilizing ASP.NET technology. Besides using the C# programming language, the students will learn the commonly used ASP.NET controls included in Microsoft Visual Studio. The course includes the techniques of reading the data from a SQL Server database into a Web application and displaying it on a web page, as well as modifying and amending the database content. Prerequisites: CSci 1150 and CSci 1040
    Web Programming in ASP.NET orView-CSCI2060n/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2100
    Course Title:Introduction to Android Application Development or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course provides an introduction to developing Android applications, covering the core concepts, tools and techniques for designing, developing and releasing Android applications. By the end of the course, students will build an Android application and release it to the Google Play Store. Prerequisite: CSci 2001
    Introduction to Android Application Development orView-CSCI2100n/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2400
    Course Title:Objective-C for Mobile Programming or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:The course teaches Objective-C programming utilizing Xcode tools package. The course explores fundamental OOP concepts. Other topics include pointers, memory management and Automatic Reference Counting. The basic Foundation Framework classes will also be introduced. After completing this course, the students will be able to write Objective-C programs suitable for mobile applications running on iPhones and iPads. Prerequisite: CSci 1120 or 1150 or 2001 with grade A
    Objective-C for Mobile Programming orView-CSCI2400n/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2500
    Course Title:Introduction to Mobile Programming in iOS      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:The course teaches students how to write mobile applications for iOS-based devices, building on Objective-C fundamentals. The course will lead the students through the essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications. After completing this course, the students will have the knowledge and skills needed to create applications for iPhones and iPads. Prerequisite: CSci 2400 with minimum grade B
    Introduction to Mobile Programming in iOSView-CSCI2500n/a4
    General Education Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    College Writing I - 1 course
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Gateway College Writing or      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
    Gateway College Writing orView-ENGL120001 4
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1201
    Course Title:College Writing I      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
    College Writing IView-ENGL120101 4
    College Writing II
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1202
    Course Title:College Writing II      Goal Areas:01       Credits:2

    Course Description:This class focuses on the research process, textual analysis of primary and secondary sources, rhetorical strategies for argument and persuasion, and successful integration of sources into a longer academic paper utilizing MLA (or other, as appropriate) documentation format. The class may be disciplinary, interdisciplinary, or topical in content, as noted on the class registration site. Prerequisite: Engl 1200 or 1201 with a grade of C or higher
    College Writing IIView-ENGL120201 2
    COMM1010 or COMM1210 - 1 Course
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1010
    Course Title:Fundamentals of Public Speaking or      Goal Areas:01       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides instruction and practical experience in the basics of public speaking. This course has a performance component: students are expected to create and deliver informative, persuasive and other types of speeches.
    Fundamentals of Public Speaking orView-COMM101001 3
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1210
    Course Title:Small Group Communication      Goal Areas:01,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines communication in small groups. Students will participate in and analyze how small groups function, how leadership roles evolve, how decisions are made and how conflicts can be resolved. Students will work in small groups, complete group projects, and analyze group interaction.
    Small Group CommunicationView-COMM121001,07 3
    BIOL1120 or GEOG1010 - 1 course
    Course Subject: BIOL         Course Number:1120
    Course Title:Human Biology or      Goal Areas:03       Credits:3

    Course Description:This introductory level course provides students with a one semester overview of the structure and function of the human body. The course is open to all students: however, it does not fulfill the human anatomy and physiology requirement for those who are planning to pursue a career in the health sciences. This course fulfills the lab-like experience requirements for MnTC Goal Area 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 0990 or a 78 on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension
    Human Biology orView-BIOL112003 3
    Course Subject: GEOG         Course Number:1010
    Course Title:Physical Geography      Goal Areas:03,10       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course will provide an introduction to the physical processes that are at work at all times on the surface of the earth. This course provides an introduction to the processes that influence the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Topics covered include earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, blizzards, winds, precipitation, the Hydrological Cycle, vegetation and soil. This course includes a basic understanding of how these systems interact and how the physical landscape interacts with the human landscape. Included in this will be discussions about environmental concerns such as acid precipitation, ozone depletion, soil degradation, desertification and rainforest destruction. This course includes lab-like coursework/exams that will enhance a student's ability to make observations, form questions, pose hypotheses, make predictions and critically evaluate scientific data and results.
    Physical GeographyView-GEOG101003,10 3
    ECON 1060, ECON 1070, PSYC 1150 - 1 course
    Course Subject: ECON         Course Number:1060
    Course Title:Principles of Macroeconomics or      Goal Areas:05,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course covers mainstream theories, the economy's recent performance, national income and output levels, money and the banking system, inflation and unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies, economic growth, and international trade.
    Principles of Macroeconomics orView-ECON106005,08 3
    Course Subject: ECON         Course Number:1070
    Course Title:Principles of Microeconomics or      Goal Areas:05       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course covers theories of consumer and producer behavior as well as market structure, the role of government in the economy, distribution of income, externalities, and taxes.
    Principles of Microeconomics orView-ECON107005 3
    Course Subject: PSYC         Course Number:1150
    Course Title:General Psychology      Goal Areas:05       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides an overview of topics in psychology. Topics may include history of psychology, research methods, physiological psychology, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, motivation and emotion, personality, stress and coping, abnormal behavior, therapy, and social psychology. Students are strongly encouraged to check with an advisor to determine if this is the appropriate course for their degree/program.
    General PsychologyView-PSYC115005 3
    ART1270 or ART2901 - 1 course
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1270
    Course Title:Digital Video Production or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course introduces basic video production concepts and techniques with an emphasis on using the elements of motion and sound as creative artistic tools. Students will critically analyze video in terms of genre, context, meaning, visual language and form and then produce and edit their own short projects that explore creative and experimental applications of the medium rather than the traditional mass communication form. Students are encouraged to use their own computer for editing if possible. Basic knowledge of the computer is helpful.
    Digital Video Production orView-ART127006 3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:2901
    Course Title:Desktop Design I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course introduces students to the use and function of graphic design software programs. Through professional design projects students will learn to effectively use the essential techniques, tools, and principles of each program. Students will apply problem solving techniques to design projects that simulate real-world design challenges faced in today's design studios.
    Desktop Design IView-ART2901n/a3
    Course Subject: MATH         Course Number:1221
    Course Title:Calculus I      Goal Areas:04       Credits:5

    Course Description:This course is a thorough treatment of differentiation and an introduction to integration. Topics include the definition of derivative, limits and continuity, differentiation, applications of the derivative, definite and indefinite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, techniques of integration, and applications of integration. Prerequisites: College math placement level or successful completion of Math 1170 or Math 1180 with grade of "C" or better
    Calculus IView-MATH122104 5
    CSCI 2010 or MATH2000 - 1 course
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2010
    Course Title:Discrete Mathematical Structures or      Goal Areas:02,04       Credits:4

    Course Description:The course covers mathematical topics essential for work in computer science. Topics include: number bases, mathematical induction, sets, relations, functions, congruence, recursion, combinations and permutations, probability, graphs, trees, logic, Boolean algebra, and proof techniques. Computing related problems and examples are integrated throughout the course. Prerequisites: MATH 1150 College Algebra (Minimum grade: 1.67 GPA Equivalent) Or A score of 79 or higher on the College Level Math (0167) placement test Or An ACT math score of 26 or higher. Recommended: Any CSCI course numbered 1030 or above (Minimum grade: 1.67 GPA Equivalent)
    Discrete Mathematical Structures orView-CSCI201002,04 4
    Course Subject: MATH         Course Number:2000
    Course Title:Discrete Mathematical Structures      Goal Areas:02,04       Credits:4

    Course Description:The course covers mathematical topics essential for work in computer science. Topics include: number bases, mathematical induction, sets, relations, functions, congruence, recursion, combinations and permutations, probability, graphs, trees, logic, Boolean algebra, and proof techniques. Computing related problems and examples are integrated throughout the course. Prerequisites: MATH 1150 College Algebra (Minimum grade: 1.67 GPA Equivalent) Or A score of 79 or higher on the College Level Math (0167) placement test Or An ACT math score of 26 or higher
    Discrete Mathematical StructuresView-MATH200002,04 4
    3 credits from Goal Areas 1-6: ANTH1010(3), ANTH1020(3), ANTH1130(3), ANTH1140(3), ARBC1030(3), ART1040(3), ART1101(3), ART1102(3), ART1160(3), ART1170(3), ART1270(3), ART1301(3), ART1302(3), ART1310(3), ART1320(3), ART1340(3), ART1341(3), ART1361(3), ART1362(3), ART1401(3), ART1402(3), ART1770(3), ART1810(1), ART1820(2), ART2180(3), ART2190(3), ART2300(2), ART2611(3), ART2612(3), ART2640(3), ART2740(1), ART2750(1), ART2780(1), ART2781(1), ART2782(1), ART2800(1), ART2820(1), ART2860(1), ART2900(1), ART2970(1), BIOL1000(4), BIOL1001(4), BIOL1002(4), BIOL1030(4), BIOL1101(4), BIOL1102(4), BIOL1120(3), BIOL1130(4), BIOL1140(4), BIOL1160(4), BIOL1200(4), BIOL1350(3), BIOL1360(4), BIOL1610(1), BIOL1650(1), BIOL2020(4), BIOL2030(4), BIOL2100(4), BIOL2111(4), BIOL2112(4), BIOL2360(4), CHEM1000(4), CHEM1010(4), CHEM1030(4), CHEM1061(4), CHEM1062(4), COMM1010(3), COMM1110(3), COMM1210(3), COMM1410(3), COMM1510(3), COMM1610(3), COMM1710(3), COMM1810(3), COMM1910(3), ECON1050(3), ECON1060(3), ECON1070(3), ENGL1111(3), ENGL1112(3), ENGL1150(3), ENGL1200(4), ENGL1201(4), ENGL1202(2), ENGL1250(2), ENGL1400(3), ENGL1450(3), ENGL1900(3), ENGL1950(3), ENGL2010(3), ENGL2020(3), ENGL2030(3), ENGL2270(3), ENGL2300(3), ENGL2310(3), ENGL2320(3), ENGL2330(3), ENGL2340(3), ENGL2350(3), ENGL2360(3), ENGL2370(3), ENGL2380(3), ENGL2390(3), ENGL2450(3), ENGL2460(3), ENGL2550(3), ENGL2560(3), ENGL2580(3), ENGL2590(3), ENGL2900(3), ENGL2950(3), GCST1030(3), GEOG1010(3), GEOL1010(2), GEOL1020(2), GEOL1030(2), GEOL1040(2), GEOL1110(4), GEOL1120(4), GEOL1130(4), GEOL1150(4), GEOL1160(4), GEOL1850(3), GEOL1851(1), GERM1030(3), HIST1010(3), HIST1020(3), HIST1030(3), HIST1110(3), HIST1120(3), HIST1130(3), HIST1140(3), HIST1200(3), HIST1210(3), HIST1220(3), HIST1240(3), HIST1270(3), HIST1700(3), HIST1800(3), HIST1900(1), HIST2500(3), HIST2600(3), HIST2700(3), INTD1030(3), MATH1010(3), MATH1031(3), MATH1032(3), MATH1080(3), MATH1090(4), MATH1130(3), MATH1140(3), MATH1150(3), MATH1160(4), MATH1170(4), MATH1180(5), MATH1190(5), MATH1200(3), MATH1221(5), MATH1222(5), MATH2010(3), MATH2220(5), MATH2300(4), MATH2400(4), MUSC1130(1), MUSC1160(1), MUSC1170(1), MUSC1180(1), MUSC1200(3), MUSC1220(3), MUSC1241(3), MUSC1242(3), MUSC1300(3), MUSC1320(1), MUSC1350(3), MUSC1500(2), MUSC1501(2), MUSC1502(2), MUSC1510(1), MUSC1560(1), MUSC1600(2), MUSC1610(1), MUSC1800(2), MUSC1801(2), MUSC1802(2), MUSC1810(1), MUSC1830(1), MUSC1850(1), MUSC1860(1), MUSC1870(1), MUSC2010(2), MUSC2170(3), MUSC2180(3), MUSC2241(3), MUSC2242(3), MUSC2970(1), NSCI1000(4), NSCI1010(1), NSCI1020(1), NSCI1030(1), NSCI1050(4), NSCI1060(3), NSCI1061(1), NSCI1070(3), NSCI1071(1), NSCI1110(4), NSCI1120(4), PHIL1010(3), PHIL1020(3), PHIL1030(3), PHIL1040(3), PHIL1050(3), PHIL1060(3), PHIL1110(3), PHIL1220(3), PHYS1000(4), PHYS1030(4), PHYS1050(4), PHYS1060(3), PHYS1061(1), PHYS1070(3), PHYS1071(1), PHYS1120(4), PHYS1140(3), PHYS1201(5), PHYS1202(5), PHYS1400(3), PHYS1410(1), PHYS1450(3), PHYS1460(1), PHYS1601(5), PHYS1602(5), POLS1100(3), POLS1140(3), POLS1600(3), POLS1700(3), POLS2130(3), PSYC1110(3), PSYC1150(3), PSYC1160(4), PSYC1165(3), PSYC1170(3), PSYC1210(3), PSYC1220(3), PSYC1250(4), PSYC2110(3), PSYC2320(3), PSYC2330(3), PSYC2340(3), PSYC2350(3), SOC1110(3), SOC1710(3), SOC1750(3), SOC2110(3), SOC2200(3), SOC2210(3), SOC2410(3), SOC2730(3), SPAN1030(3), SPAN2201(5), SPAN2202(5), TFT1200(3), TFT1210(3), TFT1250(3), TFT1260(3), TFT1270(3), TFT1280(3), TFT1310(3), TFT1320(3), TFT1350(3), TFT1500(3), TFT1510(3), TFT1520(3), TFT1531(3), TFT1532(3), TFT1540(3), TFT1600(1), TFT1610(1), TFT1710(3), TFT2010(3), TFT2500(3), TFT2950(1)
                                   Total Credit Required60

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    The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is intended for students whose primary goal is to complete the credentials for a specific career and/or prepare for transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree at a college or university with whom North Hennepin Community College has an articulation agreement. The A.S. degree provides a balance of general education courses and the required scientific, professional or technical courses in the degree program.

    A student shall:

    • Earn a minimum of 60 semester credits as required in the program, with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above in courses taken at North Hennepin Community College. Specific programs may have additional requirements or a higher minimum grade point average.

    • Earn a minimum of 15 semester credits at North Hennepin Community College. A student must complete at least 50% of career specific courses at North Hennepin Community College.

    • Earn 30 credits in at least 6 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas.

    • Earn 30 professional/technical credits.

    • Have four years to complete the graduation requirements as published in the catalog in effect at the time of their initial enrollment. Students taking more than four years to complete their graduation requirements may follow any catalog published during the four-year period preceding their graduation.

    Completion of an A.S. degree fulfills the Goal Area 2 requirement of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

    Developmental Courses
    Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information
    North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 763-493-0555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.

  • Accreditation

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    North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the: Higher Learning Commission 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 1-800-621-7440

Contact Information

Admissions and Outreach Office
Educational Services Building

Summer Office Hours:
Monday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-6:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-6:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-Noon

Closed Saturday/Sunday