At Century College, you can choose from a variety of career and technical programs leading directly to employment as well as courses designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. You will learn from expert instructors with access to innovative learning opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities.
The Admissions Office will work with you to “discover what’s next!” Learn about the steps to complete the admissions process and register for courses. Do you have questions about Century College? Attend a Discover Century Information Session, schedule a campus visit, chat online, email or call one of our friendly Admissions Advisors.
With affordable tuition rates, Century College can save you thousands on your education. Learn about our tuition rates and fees, and discover options to pay for college, including financial aid, scholarships and payment plans. College can be affordable!
Each year, nearly 1,000 students apply for a Century College Foundation scholarship. While we awarded over 200 scholarships last year, many students are left empty-handed. With your support, we can ensure more students have the help they need to succeed.
The Continuing Education and Customized Training department can help you to get ahead in your career by offering a variety of non-credit workforce training and development opportunities. Through customized training options, Century College can work directly with employers to meet the training needs of employees.
Century College offers a variety of campus life opportunities to connect with others, gain leadership experience, be involved and have fun. Students can participate or cheer on the Century College Wood Ducks Athletic programs, become active members and leaders on campus or take advantage of campus recreational activities and art and theatre experiences.
Century College is committed to the success of each student. This commitment to student success and persistence is demonstrated by the numerous student services and support available in and out of the classroom, including academic resources, assistive services, student wellness options and planning support.
The Creative Writing Certificate offers a concentrated course of study in the area of creative writing. In Creative Writing courses, students read and write in a range of genres, which may include poetry, fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and writing for popular publications. While improving their knowledge and skill in creative writing, students will work collaboratively with instructors and classmates in a workshop environment to build their body of creative work. Employer surveys indicate that the ability to write and communicate effectively are key for success in the workplace; the Creative Writing Certificate complements any career which benefits from knowledge and skill in creative writing, critical thinking, and cooperation. The Creative Writing Certificate also serves as an excellent preparation for transfer students wishing to major or minor in Creative Writing at a four-year institution.
Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
The English-Creative Writing Certificate is designed to be completed over the course of four semesters in conjunction with an Associates in Arts (AA), Associates in Fine Arts (AFA), or Associates in Science (AS) degree. Students who wish to complete the English-Creative Writing Certificate on a faster track should consult with a program instructor, academic advisor, or counselor. For detailed information about the AA, AFA, and AS degrees, students should refer to the appropriate program information and work with their academic advisor or counselor to map out their complete academic plan.
Please see “Special Instructions” above for important information regarding the English-Creative Writing Certificate.
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This certificate is designed to be completed in conjunction with an Associates in Arts (AA), Associates in Fine Arts (AFA), or Associates in Science (AS) degree. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, talk with the program coordinator, along with your advisor or counselor, to discuss your goals and to develop a plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
engage in the creative process through writing and revising original work in a variety of genres.
articulate informed personal judgments about published work in a variety of genres.
exchange constructive feedback about original work within a writing community.
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students should meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
Century College is a member of Minnesota State. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator.
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