Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Course Catalog 
2024-2025 Course Catalog

Introduction to Century College

Century College, located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, is one of the largest and most diverse two-year community and technical colleges in Minnesota, serving over 16,500 credit and noncredit students a year. Century College offers over 169 degrees, diplomas, and certificates in various academic areas, including applied design, arts and humanities, business, health sciences, human services, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), social and behavioral sciences, and trade and industry preparing students for employment in high-demand fields or transfer to four-year universities.

Century College is committed to helping students succeed through various academic and student support services, programs, and student engagement opportunities. With one of the State’s lowest tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship options, Century College offers students a great return on their investment. Course delivery methods, including face-to-face, online, hybrid, and multi-modal, provide students with the flexibility to accommodate their schedules.

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State colleges and universities system, with 26 state colleges, 7 state universities, and 54 campuses located in 47 communities across Minnesota.  



Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of seven regional accreditors in the United States.  This facilitates the transfer of credit to Minnesota universities and colleges as well as to institutions throughout the United States. The college participates in the Open Pathway, one of the Commission’s pathways for maintaining accreditation, focusing on quality assurance and institutional improvement.

The Higher Learning Commission may be reached at:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

Additional accreditation:

  • Automotive Service Technology and Auto Body (collision):
    ASE Education Foundation

  • CitHS College in High Schools:
    National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)

  • Law Enforcement:
    Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

  • Dental Assistant and Dental Hygiene:
    Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

  • Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic:
    Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) recommended to Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 

  • Kitchen and Bath Design:
    National Kitchen and Bath Design Association (NKBA)

  • Medical Assistant:
    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)

  • Music:
    National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 

  • Nursing:
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

  • Orthotic Technology and Prosthetic Technology:
    Associate Degree: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Certificate Program: National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)

  • Radiologic Technology
    Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)