Associate in Arts Degree and Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Associate in Arts Degree (AA) 60 Credits

Not quite sure what career path to choose? Or, just looking to save money on your intended four-year degree? Then SCTCC’s two-year Associate in Arts Degree is the perfect place to start.

The A.A. degree exposes students to a variety of courses that develop key communication and critical thinking skills. These courses also introduce students to new and diverse ideas that can help uncover talents, skills, and interests you didn’t know you had.

Plus, the A.A. degree usually constitutes the first half of a baccalaureate degree (the “general eds,” as people often call them) at most colleges and universities in Minnesota and around the world. That means, this degree will transfer, and you’ve earned the credits at a cost that’s typically less expensive.

So why wait? Discover the possibilities today – and save money in the process – with an Associate in Arts Degree.

General Requirements for the AA Degree:

A minimum of 60 credits (Completion of the 40 credit MnTC, 18 credits of electives and 2 credits of Wellness).

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) (40 Credits)

Plan to attend a college or university within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system – and want to save money on your four-year degree? Then the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is a great option.

MnTC is a 40-credit package of general education courses that will be accepted for transfer by all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. While specific courses may vary, students complete courses in 10 goal areas. 

Completing MnTC at SCTCC can save you money if you plan to attend a four-year college because the credits are less expensive for comparable coursework.

See if starting your educational path makes (dollars) and sense at SCTCC. Learn more today.

General Requirements for MnTC:

A minimum of 40 credits and completion of all 10 Goal Areas with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 for MnTC courses. The MnTC G.P.A. includes all MnTC courses, whether they were accepted in transfer or taken at SCTCC.

For more information about the 10 Goal Areas and specific courses that meet this requirement, click here.


Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303