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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Transfer Pathway, AS

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5909
CIP Code: 52.0301

Program Description

The Accounting 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 Accounting 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: 23

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements

Select 7 credits
Note: Career/Occupational Elective courses may not fulfill upper-division business major requirements at some universities yet will transfer as electives. Verify with the receiving University and/or your Century advisor/counselor prior to selecting any Career/Occupational Requirements.

Total Credits: 7

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: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 8 credits

Total Credits: 8

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum of 6 credits

Total Credits: 6

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 3 credits

Total Credits: 3

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in each of 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 adn Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and Environment

Total Credits: 27

MnTC Elective Requirements

Total Credits: 3

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

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:


Metropolitan State University:

  • Accounting, BS

Minnesota State University, Mankato:

  • Accounting, BS

Minnesota State University, Moorhead:


Southwest Minnesota State University:

  • Accounting, BS

St. Cloud State University:


Winona State University:

  • Accounting, BS

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically to identify and solve accounting problems.
  2. Apply accounting concepts and principles in making decisions about business operations.
  3. Integrate management principles in relationship to finance, personnel, products, services, and information.
  4. Apply financial statement analysis to help plan, control, and direct business operations.
  5. Describe the accountant/client relationship.
  6. Apply accounting knowledge to create relevant business documents.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.

Program Contact Information

Al Aspelund 651.779.3998 Room 2244 East
Padma Ramlall 651.779.5320 Room 2242 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.


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