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MnTC Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Notation

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Total Credits: 40

Program Description

The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Completion of this defined transfer curriculum at one institution enables a student to receive credit for all lower division general education upon admission to any other Minnesota public institution.

Once completed, a notation of MnTC completion can be added to the official transcript. The MnTC is primarily intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree.  Students planning to complete the entire Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are recommended to consult the Associate in Arts Degree for more details. Many courses in Goals 1-6 will also fulfill requirements in Goals 7-10.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions

Students who intend to transfer to a four-year school are encouraged to develop an appropriate academic plan (including both general education and major requirements) with their advisor or counselor. Also consult with representatives from the transfer college for detailed transfer admissions and college major requirements information.

Program Requirements

Career/Occupational Requirements


Career/Occupational Elective Requirements (if needed to reach credit total)


MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3: Natural Sciences

Minimum of 7 credits. Two courses from two different disciplines with at least one traditional lab course.

Total Credits: 7

Goal 4: Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 3 credits.
Courses must be numbered between MATH 1025  and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041 

Total Credits: 3

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum of 9 credits. Three courses from three different disciplines.

Total Credits: 9

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 9 credits. Three courses, at least ONE of which must be a literature course, from three different disciplines.

Total Credits: 9

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in each of four Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 and 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: 38

MnTC Elective Requirements (if needed to reach credit total)

Total Credits: 2

Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.  This program is designed for transfer. An agreement with Minnesota State provides that Century College’s Associate in Arts Degree or MnTC will satisfy all of the lower-division general education requirements of any of the state universities. Individual MnTC courses will transfer into the same goal at any Minnesota State college or university. If the entire goal is completed at one Minnesota State institution, that goal will be considered complete at any other Minnesota State institution. Documentation of the goal completion, as in a DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) report from the sending college, is required. An agreement with the University of Minnesota provides that an Associate in Arts Degree or MnTC will satisfy the Liberal Education requirements. Century also has agreements with private and out-of-state schools including Augsburg College, College of St. Scholastica, Concordia University-St. Paul, North Dakota State University, St. Catherine University, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, University of Wisconsin-Stout, and University of North Dakota that facilitate transfer of the AA degree and MnTC. These agreements do not guarantee the transfer of every course. Contact your advisor or counselor for assistance to develop a transfer plan.

Program Learning Outcomes


Program Contact Information

Liberal Arts Pathway, Advising, Counseling & Career Center 651.779.3285 Room 2410 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.


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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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