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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Transfer Pathway, AS

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5921
CIP Code: 11.0701

Program Description

The Computer Science Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Computer Science bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

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: 19

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements

Select 11 credits from the following. Selection should be made in consultation with a counselor/advisor or CSCI faculty member to ensure appropriateness to student’s academic goals.

Total Credits: 11

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Students should choose goal area courses based on the transfer university destination requirements.  Students should consult with their advisor/counselor before selecting courses for satisfying the goal areas.

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: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning

Total Credits: 8

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

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

Total Credits: 6

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 Goal areas 7 or 8 and three credits in Goal areas 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: 30

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note

  1. A grade of C or higher in all career/occupational courses is required.
  2. A grade of C or higher in specific MnTC/general education course requirements is required.

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.

Bemidji State University:

  • Computer Science, BS

Metropolitan State University:

  • Computer Science, BS

Minnesota State University, Mankato:


Minnesota State University, Moorhead:   

  • Computer Science, BS

Southwest Minnesota State University:

  • Computer Science, BS

St. Cloud State University:

  • Computer Science, BS

Winona State University:

  • Computer Science, BS (Bioinformattics, Computer Information, Human Interaction)

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • analyze a problem and craft an appropriate algorithmic solution.
  • apply structured principles and best practices to the task of implementing software solutions.
  • use hardware structure and resources to inform the construction of software.
  • use general operating system functions and capabilities.
  • effectively communicate both technical and non-technical aspects of their work in formal and informal situations.
  • apply formal or conceptual methods to the process of constructing solutions.
  • analyze the processes used to design a solution and employ established frameworks to evaluate the product.
  • apply the principles learned in the core curriculum to various application domains.
  • use contributions from other disciplines to determine the impact of software on society and human well-being.

Program Contact Information

Zakaria Baani 651-779-3945 Room 3077 West
Robert Niemann 651.779.3252 Room 3075 West

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.

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

Total Credits: 14

Semester 3

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 14


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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