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2024-2025 Course Catalog 
2024-2025 Course Catalog

Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway, AS

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5935
CIP Code: 44.0701

Program Description

The Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway AS degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree whose course credits will directly transfer to designated Social Work bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed to guarantee junior-year status to students who have been admitted to one of the seven Minnesota State universities. There, students can complete their bachelor’s degree by earning 60 additional credits. Students planning to transfer outside of the Minnesota State System are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution to determine transferability of the courses in this curriculum.

Minnesota State universities include: Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 18

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Total Credits: 10

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3 and/or 4: Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning

Total Credits: 7

Total Credits: 17

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 6 credits, two courses from two different disciplines.

Total Credits: 6

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in two Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 40

Additional Elective Requirements

Total Credits: 2

Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note

A grade of C or higher is required for all career/occupational courses and specifically required.

MnTC/General Education course requirements.

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

This transfer pathway degree is designed to transfer to the following Minnesota State university designated baccalaureate degree majors. This information is subject to change. Refer to the Century College program webpage, transfer university websites, and Transferology for current information. Contact your Century academic advisor/counselor for more details and assistance.

The Pre-Social Work A.S. Transfer Pathway will transfer to the following majors:

Bemidji State University:

  • Social Work, B.S.

Metropolitan State University:

  • Social Work, B.S.W.

Minnesota State University, Mankato:

  • Social Work, B.S.S.W.

Minnesota State University, Moorhead:

  • Social Work, B.S.W.

Southwest Minnesota State University:

  • Social Work, B.S.

St. Cloud State University:

  • Social Work, B.S.

Winona State University:

  • Sociology: Social Work, B.S.W.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  1. Describe basic concepts, theories, and approaches used in social work.
  2. Demonstrate the skills of group facilitation, interviewing, recordkeeping, and case management.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the role of diversity, oppression, and privilege in assessing and meeting the needs of clients.
  4. Evaluate one’s own attitude, personality, interpersonal skills, biases, and limitations.
  5. Demonstrate professionalism in the social services field regarding ethics, communication, teamwork, and therapeutic relationships with clients.

Program Contact Information

Tracey Wyman, 651.747.4093, Room 2248 East

Sheila Gunderson, 651.773.1784, Room 2246 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to 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

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