There’s a degree for you
An associate's degree is a two-year degree that can be used to acquire jobs in specialized fields or to serve as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. MCTC offers the following two-year degrees and credentials:
Associate in Arts degree (AA) — A general two-year degree. Students can choose to concentrate in select areas and transfer to four-year bachelor’s degree programs.
Online Associate in Arts degree (Online AA) — Complete your two-year degree online. Click here for more information about the Online AA.
Associate in Science degree (AS) — A specialized two-year degree that combines a liberal arts education with career-specific classes.
Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) — A two-year degree in a specialized field of study.
Associate in Fine Arts degree (AFA) — A two-year degree in theatre or visual arts for transfer to a four-year program.
Diploma — Training and courses in career fields with certain credit requirements.
Certificates — Training and courses in career or liberal arts fields with certain credit requirements.
Two-Year Colleges Make the Grade
“The pendulum has swung” toward community colleges.
In a recent Star Tribune article, community colleges were recognized for offering an inexpensive, fast-track path to employment. Although once regarded as “the 13th grade,” popular opinion about community college has since changed.Read More