Liberal Arts & Transfer Programs

With an Associate in Arts degree from Northland, students acquire a solid foundation in the liberal arts with the ability to pursue in-depth study in their chosen fields.

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

  • Credits
    60
  • Degree Type
    A.A.
  • Campus Location
    EGF, TRF, Distance

This pathway is for those students who anticipate pursuing baccalaureate degrees in STEM areas. In addition to the specific sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics) and mathematics, this pathway prepares students to pursue professions in technology or engineering.

Technology and Engineering cover a broad range of careers, ranging from healthcare to electronics, from work in research laboratories to work in information technology. The flexibility of the Associate in Arts degree allows 19 elective credits. Up to sixteen of those credits can be from occupational and/or professional courses; allowing a student interested in STEM to augment their studies with courses from our many technical programs at Northland, particularly those in healthcare, computer networking, transportation, architecture, and/or construction.


Program Course Listings

Semester order by campus: East Grand Forks | Thief River Falls | Distance Education

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
FYEC 1110 Pathways to Success 1
  MN Transfer Curriculum Electives 40
  Area of Interest Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below ) 19
TOTAL CREDITS: 60
 

Area of Interest Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
  G10:People & Environ Elec
  G3: Natural Science Elec
  G4: Math/Logical Elective

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Transfer Information

If you spend two years at Northland completing the 60-credit AA degree, and transfer to a Minnesota state college or university, you will have satisfied the first two years of a four-year degree program. Additionally, your two years at Northland will cost approximately one third less than if you completed them at a four-year Minnesota state college or university. The transfer option is an economical choice for many students.

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Program Learner Outcomes

  1. Student will use proper written and oral communication effectively in a variety of communication situations.
  2. Students will solve a variety of problems and evaluate arguments using appropriate critical thinking skills.
  3. Students will use a body of scientific knowledge to investigate relationships between unique natural systems, draw valid conclusions about them, and effectively communicate those conclusions to others.
  4. Students will use mathematical thought and the ability to conceptualize and apply mathematical logic to problem-solving.
  5. Students will evaluate appropriate social institutions and processes across a wide range of historical periods and cultures.
  6. Students will evaluate a variety of human responses to cultural conditions.
  7. Students will analyze human diversity and the varied human condition.
  8. Students will analyze cultural and global diversity issues, including their roles and responsibilities within a global society.
  9. Students will apply appropriate civic and moral principles to a variety of civic and moral problem-solving situations.
  10. Students will evaluate humanity's impact on and responsibilities to the physical world.
  11. Students will assess, analyze, and develop personal goals towards optimal health and wellness throughout their lives.
  12. Students will retrieve appropriate information using all methods available.

Career Opportunities

Northland Career Center

Counselors are available in the Northland Career Center to assist with career advising, job search resources, employer connections, occupational descriptions, employment outlook, earnings, education/training requirements and sources.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Program Instructors

East Grand Forks Campus

    Erin Almlie
  • Erin Almlie
  • Chemistry Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2558
    No Profile
  • Bonita Andrys
  • English / Human Relations Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2560
    Sarina Bauer
  • Sarina Bauer
  • TPT Biology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
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    No Profile
  • Jacob Bell
  • Speech Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #520
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    Jeffrey Bell
  • Jeffrey Bell
  • Biology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #155B
  • (218) 793-2640
    No Profile
  • Scott Berge
  • TPT Biology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
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    No Profile
  • Scott Berge
  • Adjunct Biology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
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    No Profile
  • Brent Braga
  • Philosophy Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #155L
  • (218) 793-2581
    David Christian
  • David Christian
  • Psychology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #525F
  • (218) 793-2572
    No Profile
  • Travis Clark
  • Adjunct Psychology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
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    Jennifer Dahlen
  • Jennifer Dahlen
  • English Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #240D
  • (218) 793-2576
    Paula Davis
  • Paula Davis
  • English Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2577
    No Profile
  • Mark Decker
  • Philosophy Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2578
    No Profile
  • Katie Gruchalla
  • Adjunct Biology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
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    No Profile
  • Sam Gruenberg
  • Composition Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2583
    No Profile
  • Kerry Jaeger
  • English Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2593
    No Profile
  • Dewitt Johnson
  • Adjunct Math Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
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    No Profile
  • Robert Jung
  • Biology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2594
    No Profile
  • Andrew Kalsnes
  • Adjunct HPER Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #525P
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    Gabe Kilzer
  • Gabe Kilzer
  • Sociology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2638
    Anita Lesmeister
  • Anita Lesmeister
  • UFT Math Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #155B
  • (218) 793-2623
    Sherry Lindquist
  • Sherry Lindquist
  • English/Institutional Research/Instructional Design
  • East Grand Forks - Office #155J
  • (218) 793-2606
    No Profile
  • Tina Moody
  • Biology Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #155D
  • (218) 793-2631
    Chanel Myers
  • Chanel Myers
  • Adjunct Speech Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
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    No Profile
  • Mike Normandin
  • Mathematics Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2612
    Kristopher Paulson
  • Kristopher Paulson
  • Economics Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2617
    No Profile
  • Farah Rahnama
  • Mathematics Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2619
    No Profile
  • Dyan Rey
  • Art Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2620
    No Profile
  • Cody Stanley
  • History and Political Science Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
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    No Profile
  • Greta Strom
  • TPT CLA Pharmacy Tech Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #240A
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    No Profile
  • Lawrence Vettleson
  • Mathematics Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
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    Barbara Weber
  • Barbara Weber
  • Mathematics Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
  • (218) 793-2635
    No Profile
  • Tricia Young
  • Adjunct Physics Instructor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #
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Thief River Falls Campus

    No Profile
  • Lyle Batton
  • Mathematics / Physics Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #
  • (218) 683-8666
    Ruth Christensen
  • Ruth Christensen
  • English Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #216
  • (218) 683-8674
    No Profile
  • Ralph Cox
  • Mathematics and Electronics (DKU)
  • Thief River Falls - Office #245 H
  • (218) 683-8672
    Tim Gabor
  • Tim Gabor
  • Biology Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #
  • (218) 683-8730
    Jack Haymond
  • Jack Haymond
  • History / Political Science
  • Thief River Falls - Office #245A
  • (218) 683-8688
    Kathleen Huschle
  • Kathleen Huschle
  • Biology/HPER/First Responder & Natural Science Instr.
  • Thief River Falls - Office #
  • (218) 683-8689
    Richard Johnson
  • Richard Johnson
  • Biology Instructor & College in the HS Coord.
  • Thief River Falls - Office #
  • (218) 683-8693
    Kristel Kizer
  • Kristel Kizer
  • Chemistry Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #
  • (218) 683-8694
    No Profile
  • John Leopold
  • Fine Arts/Martial Arts/Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #445
  • (218) 683-8576
    No Profile
  • Andy Mueller
  • English Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #224
  • (218) 683-8705
    No Profile
  • Stephen Nelson
  • Philosophy Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #245G
  • (218) 683-8691
    Lynette Neppel
  • Lynette Neppel
  • Sociology Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #245I
  • (218) 793-2610
    No Profile
  • Aliza Novacek-Olson
  • History / Political Science Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #265D
  • (218) 683-8709
    No Profile
  • Adam Paulson
  • English / Speech Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #218
  • (218) 683-8733
    No Profile
  • Elise Row
  • English and Public Speaking Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #245C
  • (218) 683-8714
    Linda Samuelson
  • Linda Samuelson
  • Music Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #402
  • (218) 683-8717
    No Profile
  • Michael Simmers
  • Mathematics Instructor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #245E
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    Terry Wiseth
  • Terry Wiseth
  • Anatomy & Physiology Instructor, Asst Baseball Coach
  • Thief River Falls - Office #265J
  • (218) 683-8726

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