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.
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.
|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|
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|
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.
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.
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Northland offers a multitude of opportunities, whether you're beginning your degree or returning to college. We're affordable, convenient, and flexible. Northland Community & Technical College – it’s more than just a great education. It’s about making a career out of what you love to do. Thinking about a new career? Think Northland!