Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the means by which students will transfer their completed lower division general education requirements to any public university in Minnesota beginning fall, 1995. The specified transfer curriculum will be accepted as a package, allowing transfer of general education from two-year colleges to universities or for transfers from one university to another. All such “packaged” courses or transfer curricula are certified by the faculty of the sending institution as meeting the goals and student competencies agreed upon by representatives of all public higher education systems in Minnesota.
Ridgewater College’s degrees, and their relation to the MnTC
The Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree:
The A.A. is a transfer degree for which the MnTC was developed. The MnTC is the general education component (40 credits) of the A.A. Degree. All students seeking an A.A. Degree who entered Ridgewater College in Fall 1995 or later will take the MnTC as their general education core requirements. For Students seeking the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, it may be necessary to complete up to 7 additional general education credits to meet the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum 40 credit minimum. Additional credits must represent at least two goal areas chosen from goal areas 3-6.
The Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree:
The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree:
It is important that students work closely with their advisor as they plan coursework designed to meet the requirements of the MnTC. Advisors will also assist students in achieving their educational goals, such as an Associate of Arts degree or meeting course requirements for a specific major and university. Students should meet with their advisor each semester before registering for classes.