corporate wellness

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a variety of wellness environments. Students will expand on the broad subject of exercise science and explore the effects that movement, diet, and stress can have on the individual as a whole, and how these responses can impact a corporate environment. Students will reach beyond exercise science theories to connect how well thought out health care cost, and return on investments for corporate and individual.

This degree will prepare students for a broad range of careers in health and wellness. In partnership with Southwest Minnesota State University, students can earn a bachelor's degree in corporate wellness on NHCC's campus. 

The Associate of Science in Corporate Wellness at North Hennepin Community College is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a variety of wellness environments. Students will expand on the broad subject of exercise science and explore the effects movement, diet, and stress can have on the individual as a whole, and how these responses can impact a corporate environment. Students will reach beyond exercise science theories to connect how well thought out health interventions impact not only wellness, but also job satisfaction, health care cost, and return on investments for both corporate and individual. This degree can prepare students to transfer and choose from a broad range of careers such as a Health and Wellness Manager, Director of Health Promotion, Corporate Wellness Manager, Wellness/Fitness Manager, Health Improvement Manager, Wellness Account Specialist, Health Promotions Adviser, Wellness Coordinator, Health and Productivity Analyst, and/or Health/Wellness Coach.



2021 - 2022

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: BUS         Course Number:2200
    Course Title:Principles of Management      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is an introduction to the functions of management: planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. The course explores how each of the management functions are implemented to impact organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Local, national, and global environments are presented as strategic factors to be understood by contemporary managers. The importance of managing competitively and intelligently within a diverse environment is stressed. Situational cases are completed to reinforce decision-making in each of the function areas.
    Principles of ManagementView-BUS 2200n/a3
    Course Subject: BUS         Course Number:2600
    Course Title:Principles of Marketing      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides a market-oriented perspective to business decision-making. Students will learn how marketers provide value in satisfying customer needs and wants, determine which target markets the organization can best serve, and decide upon appropriate products, services, and programs to serve these markets. Topics include branding and product development, pricing strategies, marketing research, promotion, supply chain management, and service marketing. Current trends and developments in marketing practices are analyzed and strategic marketing ideas are implemented within an ethical framework. Courses Recommended: BUS 1100 Introduction to Business and CIS 1101 Business Computer Systems I
    Principles of MarketingView-BUS 2600n/a3
    Course Subject: EXSC         Course Number:1250
    Course Title:Wellness for Life      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is designed to investigate the implications of exercise, diet, nutrition, stress, and physical activity in the total health of the individual. EXSC 1250 and HLTH 1250 are the same: credit may not be earned for both. (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab)
    Wellness for LifeView-EXSC 1250n/a3
    Course Subject: EXSC         Course Number:1750
    Course Title:Yoga      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:1

    Course Description:The focus of yoga will be on the physical dimension. We will stress exercise, movements, and poses which will enhance overall mobility, flexibility, balance, and muscle training. Yoga will train used, underused, and opposing muscles which may improve one's physical quality of life. Yoga instruction will introduce the mental aspect as well. We will begin to develop, practice, and train the relationship between mind and body in order to improve the body's mental and physical communication. This course can be repeated for credit.
    YogaView-EXSC 1750n/a1
    Course Subject: EXSC         Course Number:2010
    Course Title:Essentials of Exercise Science      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides an in-depth look into topics such as the acute and chronic physiological and psychological responses to exercise, exercise anatomy, exercise metabolism, and how the nervous, skeletal, muscular and endocrine systems respond during exercise. (3 hours lecture)Prerequisite: Placement into Engl 1201It is strongly recommended that students in the Personal Training Certificate program take EXSC 2010 and EXSC 2100 at the same time in order to sit for the NASM-CPT exam.
    Essentials of Exercise ScienceView-EXSC 2010n/a3
    Course Subject: EXSC         Course Number:2100
    Course Title:Concepts of Training      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course will allow students to research, explore, discuss, and compare different training strategies based on empirical research that are designed to improve health, wellness, and performance, and to modify lifestyle behaviors. Students will comprehend how and when to apply each training method upon distinguishing individual needs and wants of different persons while adhering to current training guidelines, principles of training, and current accepted Exercise Science training theories.In order to sit for the NASM-CPT exam, it is strongly recommended that students register for both 2010 and 2100 at the same time.
    Concepts of TrainingView-EXSC 2100n/a3
    Course Subject: EXSC         Course Number:2390
    Course Title:Current Research Trends in Exercise Science      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is designed for formulating, designing, and implementing meaningful research into timely and practical educational issues within the exercise science field. The study of a particular topic(s) of special importance, relevance, and currency to those going into the exercise science field will be the main theme. Course content may vary with each offering.
    Current Research Trends in Exercise ScienceView-EXSC 2390n/a3
    Course Subject: EXSC         Course Number:2750
    Course Title:Wellness Coaching & Health Promotion      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines theoretical frameworks of evidence-based health interventions and current practices relevant to health/wellness coaching. Students will explore coaching competencies, professional ethics, and diversity all in preparation for a national certification exam in health/wellness coaching. Students will also examine the role of the wellness coach within the corporate wellness field and their ability to facilitate change among employees and corporations. Prerequisites: EXSC 2010 and EXSC 2100 with a grade of C or betterIt is strongly recommended that students have already sat for and passed their CPT exam prior to sitting for the ACE Health Coach exam.
    Wellness Coaching & Health PromotionView-EXSC 2750n/a3
    Course Subject: HLTH         Course Number:1070
    Course Title:Nutrition      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental truths of nutrition principles, health promotion and disease prevention throughout life.   Topics include, in part, the study of carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals and their function and role in healthy living.  It will provide introductory nutritional information for career paths in nursing and other similar fields of study.
    NutritionView-HLTH 1070n/a3
    Course Subject: PHIL         Course Number:1220
    Course Title:Health Care Ethics      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course looks at the underlying assumptions that affect beliefs, practices, and policies in contemporary health care.Emphasis will be placed on understanding of the ethical principles and theories related to health care. A wide variety of health care issues and the challenges they present will be studied. Critical thinking skills will be emphasized in determining the best course of action for making ethical decisions in the health care field.
    Health Care EthicsView-PHIL 1220n/a3
    General Education Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: BIOL         Course Number:1001
    Course Title:Biology I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course focuses on the concepts of biological chemistry, cell structure and function, cellular metabolism, molecular genetics and heredity reproduction and development. The course is intended for allied health majors and others not requiring a majors-level introductory biology. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab). Prerequisite: ADEV 0952 or a 78 on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension.
    Biology IView-BIOL 1001n/a4
    Course Subject: CHEM         Course Number:1010
    Course Title:Introduction to Chemistry      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:An introduction to the basic concepts of Chemistry along with mathematical application, which include the atomic theory, periodic trends, stoichiometric relationships, kinetic-molecular theory, molecular structure, heat transfer, and chemical properties as related to the gas and liquid and solid phases. Additionally, this course will explore the role that chemistry plays in our personal and professional lives. This course enables students to think critically about current environmental issues in science. The lab portion contains experiments that includes observation, data collection and analysis, and mathematical applications that support the concepts being studied in class. The course is designed for non-science majors or students who have not completed chemistry in high school in order to prepare them to take Chem 1061 or courses in various health programs.Prerequisite: Math 0900 or Math 0980 with a grade of 'C' or better.
    Introduction to ChemistryView-CHEM 1010n/a4
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1810
    Course Title:Introduction to Health Communication      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This introductory course is intended to develop critical and analytical skills for understanding human communication in the health care industry. Students will discuss and apply various communication strategies in a variety of contexts, including patient care, between healthcare professionals, and with a larger public in the form of healthcare advocacy campaigns. The impact of cultural diversity and ethics in decision-making will be examined in the context of healthcare professions.
    Introduction to Health CommunicationView-COMM 1810n/a3
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1202
    Course Title:College Writing II      Goal Areas:n/a      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.
    College Writing IIView-ENGL 1202n/a2
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:2340
    Course Title:Nature in Literature      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course surveys literature that examines the relation between human beings and the natural world. The primary consideration of this course is how a literary idea of nature has been affected and effected by variations in culture, namely, changes in politics, economics, and technology that in diverse historical contexts have created conflicts between ecological and human interests. Ultimately, this study leads to considering how the green language created by the writers under study has contributed to an eco-critical ethic that allows examination of current ecological sensibilities and the language that represents them.
    Nature in LiteratureView-ENGL 2340n/a3
    Course Subject: MATH         Course Number:1130
    Course Title:Elementary Statistics      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This is an introductory course in descriptive statistics, probability, random variables, and inferential statistics. Topics include exploratory data analysis, measures of central tendency and variation, linear regression, binomial and normal distributions, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for one population and two populations. Additional topics may include basic probability, conditional probability, Bayes Theorem, analysis of variance, and chi-squared tests.
    Elementary StatisticsView-MATH 1130n/a3
    Course Subject: PHIL         Course Number:1010
    Course Title:Introduction to Philosophy      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course will introduce students to philosophical inquiry and major problems philosophers think about (including the nature of existence and the difficulty of saying whether any knowledge is certain). Students will be encouraged to question their basic beliefs and recognize their philosophical assumptions. No definite conclusions will be reached.
    Introduction to PhilosophyView-PHIL 1010n/a3
    Course Subject: PSYC         Course Number:1150
    Course Title:General Psychology      Goal Areas:n/a      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. You must meet perquisites or obtain instructor permission to take this course.
    General PsychologyView-PSYC 1150n/a3
    Course Subject: SOC         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:Introduction to Sociology      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is a study of social and cultural aspects of human behavior. Topics include society and culture, roles and norms, groups and organizations, deviance, inequality, social and cultural change, and research methods.
    Introduction to SociologyView-SOC 1110n/a3
    College Writing I
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Gateway College Writing      Goal Areas:n/a      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-ENGL 1200n/a4
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1201
    Course Title:College Writing I      Goal Areas:n/a      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-ENGL 1201n/a4
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Additional courses, if necessary, to reach 60 credits total: ACCT1000(4), ACCT1990(1), ACCT2111(4), ACCT2112(4), ACCT2230(3), ACCT2250(2), ACCT2260(2), ACCT2300(4), ADEV1051(1), ADEV1052(1), ADEV1950(3), ADEV1990(1), ANTH1010(3), ANTH1020(3), ANTH1130(3), ANTH1140(3), ANTH1990(1), ARBC1030(3), ARBC1101(4), ARBC1102(4), ARBC1990(3), ARBC2201(4), ART1040(3), ART1100(2), ART1101(3), ART1102(3), ART1160(3), ART1170(3), ART1270(3), ART1301(3), ART1302(3), ART1310(3), ART1320(3), ART1340(3), ART1361(3), ART1362(3), ART1401(3), ART1402(3), ART1550(2), ART1701(1), ART1702(1), ART1703(1), ART1704(1), ART1705(1), ART1706(1), ART1707(1), ART1708(1), ART1709(1), ART1710(1), ART1750(1), ART1770(3), ART1810(1), ART1820(2), ART1970(1), ART1980(1), ART1990(3), ART2180(3), ART2190(3), ART2300(2), ART2540(3), ART2550(3), ART2561(3), ART2562(3), ART2590(3), ART2601(3), ART2602(3), ART2611(3), ART2612(3), ART2640(3), ART2642(3), ART2740(1), ART2750(1), ART2781(1), ART2782(1), ART2800(1), ART2810(2), ART2820(1), ART2860(1), ART2870(1), ART2900(1), ART2901(3), ART2902(3), ART2970(1), ASL1101(4), ASL1102(4), ASL1300(3), ASL1400(3), ASL1990(1), ASL2201(4), ASL2202(4), BIOL1000(4), BIOL1001(4), BIOL1030(4), BIOL1040(4), BIOL1100(2), BIOL1101(4), BIOL1102(4), BIOL1120(3), BIOL1130(4), BIOL1140(4), BIOL1160(4), BIOL1200(4), BIOL1230(1), BIOL1231(1), BIOL1300(1), BIOL1350(3), BIOL1360(4), BIOL1600(1), BIOL1610(1), BIOL1650(1), BIOL1990(1), BIOL2020(4), BIOL2030(4), BIOL2100(4), BIOL2111(4), BIOL2112(4), BIOL2360(4), BIOL2610(4), BIT1050(3), BIT1100(2), BIT1150(4), BIT1210(2), BIT1250(4), BIT1300(2), BIT1305(2), BIT1310(2), BIT1410(4), BIT1420(2), BIT1600(2), BIT1700(3), BIT1800(2), BIT1805(2), BIT1810(2), BIT1900(3), BIT2000(3), BIT2020(2), BIT2300(2), BIT2400(2), BIT2500(2), BIT2600(2), BIT2650(2), BUS1100(3), BUS1110(3), BUS1210(3), BUS1220(3), BUS1230(3), BUS1300(3), BUS1310(3), BUS1400(3), BUS1410(3), BUS1420(2), BUS1430(2), BUS1440(3), BUS1450(3), BUS1510(3), BUS1610(4), BUS1620(3), BUS1630(4), BUS1640(4), BUS1700(3), BUS1810(4), BUS1990(1), BUS2000(2), BUS2010(3), BUS2100(4), BUS2200(3), BUS2310(3), BUS2600(3), CHEM1000(4), CHEM1010(4), CHEM1030(4), CHEM1061(4), CHEM1062(4), CHEM1990(1), CHEM2061(5), CHEM2062(5), CHEM2073(4), CIS1000(3), CIS1101(3), CIS1102(3), CIS1200(3), CIS1210(3), CIS1220(3), CIS1230(3), CIS1240(3), CIS1250(3), CIS1260(3), CIS1300(1), CIS1310(3), CIS1320(2), CIS1400(3), CIS1500(1), CIS1510(1), CIS1520(1), CIS1530(1), CIS1700(3), CIS1990(1), CIS2010(3), CIS2310(3), CMSV1000(4), CMSV1200(3), CMSV1300(3), CMSV1500(5), CMSV1550(4), CMSV1600(5), CMSV1650(4), CMSV1700(5), CMSV1750(4), CMSV1800(3), CMSV1990(1), CMSV2100(3), CMSV2200(4), CMSV2860(2), CMSV2870(3), CMSV2875(4), CMSV2880(4), CMSV2885(4), CMSV2890(3), CMSV2895(3), CMSV2900(3), COMM1010(3), COMM1110(3), COMM1210(3), COMM1310(3), COMM1410(3), COMM1510(3), COMM1550(2), COMM1610(3), COMM1710(3), COMM1810(3), COMM1910(3), COMM1990(1), CRD1000(3), CRD1010(1), CSCI1000(3), CSCI1020(1), CSCI1025(1), CSCI1030(3), CSCI1035(4), CSCI1040(3), CSCI1050(3), CSCI1120(4), CSCI1130(4), CSCI1150(4), CSCI1180(4), CSCI1990(1), CSCI2001(4), CSCI2002(4), CSCI2010(4), CSCI2011(1), CSCI2020(4), CSCI2030(4), CSCI2050(3), CSCI2060(4), CSCI2100(4), CSCI2400(4), CSCI2500(4), EAP1060(2), EAP1080(2), EAP1230(4), EAP1260(4), EAP1280(4), EAP1990(1), ECON1050(3), ECON1060(3), ECON1070(3), ECON1990(1), EDUC1210(3), EDUC1280(3), EDUC1350(3), EEVS1100(4), EEVS1130(4), EEVS1140(4), EEVS1150(4), EEVS1160(4), EEVS1170(2), EEVS1180(2), EEVS1190(2), EEVS1200(3), EEVS1201(1), EEVS1210(2), EEVS1990(1), EEVS2000(3), ENGL1140(3), ENGL1200(4), ENGL1201(4), ENGL1202(2), ENGL1250(2), ENGL1260(2), ENGL1800(3), ENGL1900(3), ENGL1940(3), ENGL1950(3), ENGL1960(1), ENGL1990(1), ENGL2010(3), ENGL2020(3), ENGL2030(3), ENGL2150(3), ENGL2270(3), ENGL2300(3), ENGL2320(3), ENGL2330(3), ENGL2340(3), ENGL2350(3), ENGL2360(3), ENGL2370(3), ENGL2380(3), ENGL2390(3), ENGL2400(3), ENGL2410(3), ENGL2450(3), ENGL2460(3), ENGL2500(3), ENGL2540(3), ENGL2550(3), ENGL2560(3), ENGL2570(3), ENGL2580(3), ENGL2590(3), ENGL2900(3), ENGL2950(3), ENGL2960(1), ENGR1000(3), ENGR1200(3), ENGR1990(1), ENGR2301(3), ENGR2302(3), ENGR2303(3), ENGR2501(4), ENGR2502(4), ENGR2511(1), ENGR2512(1), ENGX1201(8), ESOL9999(0), EXSC1000(1), EXSC1010(2), EXSC1020(1), EXSC1041(1), EXSC1042(1), EXSC1050(1), EXSC1060(2), EXSC1070(1), EXSC1110(1), EXSC1130(1), EXSC1140(1), EXSC1151(1), EXSC1152(1), EXSC1200(1), EXSC1210(1), EXSC1230(1), EXSC1240(1), EXSC1250(3), EXSC1260(1), EXSC1270(1), EXSC1310(1), EXSC1400(1), EXSC1410(1), EXSC1420(1), EXSC1430(1), EXSC1440(1), EXSC1451(1), EXSC1452(1), EXSC1460(2), EXSC1470(1), EXSC1500(3), EXSC1510(2), EXSC1520(3), EXSC1600(1), EXSC1610(1), EXSC1630(1), EXSC1640(1), EXSC1700(3), EXSC1710(3), EXSC1720(2), EXSC1730(1), EXSC1740(1), EXSC1750(1), EXSC1751(1), EXSC1752(1), EXSC1760(1), EXSC1800(1), EXSC1810(1), EXSC1820(1), EXSC1830(1), EXSC1840(1), EXSC1850(1), EXSC1860(1), EXSC1880(1), EXSC1990(1), EXSC2010(3), EXSC2100(3), EXSC2110(3), EXSC2200(2), EXSC2270(3), EXSC2300(3), EXSC2390(3), EXSC2490(4), EXSC2750(3), FYE1020(2), FYE1990(2), GCST1030(3), GCST1040(3), GCST1100(12), GCST1211(3), GCST1212(3), GCST1213(3), GCST1220(2), GCST1320(3), GCST1490(4), GCST1501(3), GCST1700(3), GCST1978(3), GCST1990(1), GCST2260(3), GCST2320(3), GEOG1000(2), GEOG1010(3), GEOG1040(3), GEOG1100(3), GEOG1190(3), GEOG1990(3), GEOL9999(0), HCCC1010(0.5), HCCC1020(0.5), HCCC1030(1), HCCC1040(0.5), HCCC1050(0.5), HCCC1060(0.5), HCCC1070(0.5), HCCC1100(4), HIST1010(3), HIST1020(3), HIST1030(3), HIST1110(3), HIST1120(3), HIST1130(3), HIST1140(3), HIST1200(3), HIST1210(3), HIST1270(3), HIST1990(1), HIST2500(3), HIST2600(3), HIST2700(3), HIST2900(3), HLTH1000(2), HLTH1010(3), HLTH1030(3), HLTH1040(3), HLTH1050(3), HLTH1060(3), HLTH1070(3), HLTH1080(3), HLTH1100(3), HLTH1250(3), HLTH1600(3), HLTH1900(3), HLTH1990(1), HLTH2020(3), HLTH2030(3), HLTH2040(3), HLTH2060(3), HLTH2070(3), HLTH2080(3), HLTH2090(3), HONR1000(1), HONR2000(1), HONR2010(1), HONR2020(1), HONR2030(1), HONR2900(1), HSER1100(3), HSER1200(3), HSER1300(3), HSER1400(3), HSER1500(3), HSER1600(2), HSER1700(3), HSER1800(3), HSER1900(3), HSER2100(1), HSER2101(6), HTN1000(1), HTN1001(4), HTN1002(2), HTN2003(3), HTN2100(4), HTN2150(2), HTN2200(1), HTN2300(12), INTD2260(3), MATH1010(3), MATH1031(3), MATH1032(3), MATH1090(4), MATH1130(3), MATH1140(3), MATH1150(3), MATH1170(4), MATH1180(5), MATH1200(3), MATH1210(4), MATH1221(5), MATH1222(5), MATH1990(1), MATH2000(4), MATH2010(3), MATH2220(5), MATH2300(4), MATH2400(4), MLT1000(1), MLT1100(2), MLT1200(1), MLT1250(2), MLT1990(1), MLT2050(4), MLT2080(4), MLT2100(4), MLT2150(3), MLT2310(1), MLT2320(2), MLT2330(1), MLT2340(1), MLT2350(2), MLT2360(2), MLT2380(2), MUSC1130(1), MUSC1131(0), MUSC1150(1), MUSC1160(1), MUSC1161(0), MUSC1170(1), MUSC1180(1), MUSC1190(2), MUSC1200(3), MUSC1220(3), MUSC1241(3), MUSC1242(3), MUSC1251(2), MUSC1252(2), MUSC1300(3), MUSC1350(3), MUSC1501(2), MUSC1502(2), MUSC1510(1), MUSC1600(2), MUSC1610(1), MUSC1801(2), MUSC1802(2), MUSC1810(1), MUSC1830(1), MUSC1850(1), MUSC1860(1), MUSC1870(1), MUSC1990(1), MUSC2010(2), MUSC2170(3), MUSC2180(3), MUSC2241(3), MUSC2242(3), MUSC2251(2), MUSC2252(2), MUSC2970(1), NSCI1000(4), NSCI1010(1), NSCI1020(1), NSCI1030(1), NSCI1050(4), NSCI1060(3), NSCI1061(1), NSCI1070(3), NSCI1071(1), NSCI1100(4), NSCI1110(4), NSCI1120(4), NSCI1140(4), NSCI1170(2), NSCI1180(2), NSCI1190(2), NSCI1200(3), NSCI1201(1), NSCI1210(2), NSCI1990(1), NURS1000(1), NURS1001(4), NURS1990(1), NURS2010(1), NURS2700(9), NURS2720(4), NURS2750(2), NURS2800(7), NURS2820(3), NURS2850(2), NURS2900(7), NURS2920(2), NURS2950(3), PHIL1010(3), PHIL1020(3), PHIL1030(3), PHIL1040(3), PHIL1050(3), PHIL1060(3), PHIL1070(3), PHIL1110(3), PHIL1200(3), PHIL1210(3), PHIL1220(3), PHIL1990(1), PHYS1000(4), PHYS1030(4), PHYS1050(4), PHYS1060(3), PHYS1061(1), PHYS1070(3), PHYS1071(1), PHYS1120(4), PHYS1140(3), PHYS1201(5), PHYS1202(5), PHYS1220(2), PHYS1231(4),PHYS1232(4), PHYS1601(5), PHYS1602(5), PHYS1990(1), PLA1010(2), PLA1020(1), PLA1025(0), PLEG1111(3), PLEG1210(2), PLEG1330(3), PLEG1411(3), PLEG1412(3), PLEG1430(1), PLEG1510(2), PLEG1990(3), PLEG2211(3), PLEG2212(3), PLEG2310(3), PLEG2430(3), PLEG2510(3), PLEG2620(3), PLEG2710(3), PLEG2810(1), PLEG2930(3), POLS1100(3), POLS1140(3), POLS1600(3), POLS1700(3), POLS1990(1), POLS2130(3), PSYC1150(3), PSYC1160(4), PSYC1165(3), PSYC1170(3), PSYC1210(3), PSYC1220(3), PSYC1250(4), PSYC1990(1), PSYC2000(4), PSYC2110(3), PSYC2320(3), PSYC2330(3), PSYC2340(3), PSYC2350(3), SOC1110(3), SOC1130(3), SOC1210(3), SOC1710(3), SOC1720(3), SOC1730(3), SOC1750(3), SOC1990(1), SOC2110(3), SOC2210(3), SOC2220(3), SOC2730(3), SOC2740(3), SOC2800(2), SPAN1030(3), SPAN1050(3), SPAN1101(5), SPAN1102(5), SPAN1390(1), SPAN1990(1), SPAN2201(5), SPAN2202(5), TFT1110(1), TFT1200(3), TFT1210(3), TFT1250(3), TFT1260(3), TFT1270(3), TFT1280(3), TFT1290(3), TFT1310(3), TFT1320(3), TFT1350(3), TFT1450(3), TFT1500(3), TFT1510(3), TFT1520(3), TFT1531(3), TFT1532(3), TFT1540(3), TFT1600(1), TFT1610(1), TFT1710(3), TFT1990(1), TFT2010(3), TFT2110(3), TFT2150(3), TFT2500(3), TFT2550(3), TFT2950(1)
    NHCC Residency and GPA
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    15 Credits must be earned at NHCC
                                   Total Credits Required60

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  • Transfer Information

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  • Degree Information

    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 bachelorandrsquo;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 fouryear 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 7634930555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 18006273529.

  • Accreditation

    North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the:
    Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
    Chicago, IL 60602-2504