The Associate in Applied Science degree is intended for those students who plan to use the competence gained through their degree for immediate employment or enhancing current career skills. The A.A.S. degree includes a minimum of 20 semester credits in general education selected from at least three of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). The MnTC courses within the A.A.S. programs transfer to any Minnesota State College or University. Many of the A.A.S. degree programs have articulation agreements with four-year institutions for transfer of the program. 

Completion Requirements

  • Earn a minimum of 60-72 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 20 semester credits at North Hennepin Community College. A student must complete at least 50% of the professional or technical courses at North Hennepin Community College.
  • Earn 20 credits in at least 3 MnTC goal areas.
  • Earn 40-52 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 longer than four years to complete their graduation requirements may follow any catalog published during the four-year period preceding their graduation. 

Program Options