Associate of Science Degrees

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Associate of Science Degrees

The Associate of Science degree (AS) is intended for those students who wish to balance liberal arts education with career-oriented classes. Approximately one-half of the coursework consists of liberal arts or general education credits and one-half comprises career-oriented courses. The primary purpose of this degree is to provide the credentials for a specific career and prepare graduates for admission to a four-year college.

Accounting

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Accounting

This program is designed for possible employment at the associate-degree level and for transfer to a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Applied Engineering - Biomedical Device Manufacturing

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Applied Engineering - Biomedical Device Manufacturing

This 60-credit program will prepare students for a career in Biomedical Device Manufacturing at either a technician level, or advance to an applied engineering level.

Biology Degree & Transfer Pathway

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Biology Degree & Transfer Pathway

This degree program prepares students for transfer to four-year baccalaureate programs majoring in the Biosciences and related academic tracks such as pre-med and pre-vet.

Biomedical Technology

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Biomedical Technology

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in biomedical companies or for transfer to four-year colleges.

Business Degree & Transfer Pathway

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Business Degree & Transfer Pathway

This program is designed for possible employment at the associate degree level and for transfer to a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or management.

Business, Industry & Technology

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Business, Industry & Technology

This program is designed for possible employment at the associate degree level and for transfer to a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or management.

Community Health

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Community Health

The program’s interdisciplinary emphasis will address a variety of health topics and perspectives, and will allow students to begin to develop an understanding of personal, public, and community health issues.

Computer Networking

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Computer Networking

This degree program prepares individuals for entry or advancement in the career field of computer network support and administration and also provides the first two years of a bachelor’s degree related to information technology and network administration.

Computer Science

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Computer Science

This degree is intended that the degree articulate to the Computer Science program at Metropolitan State University, and the bachelor of arts in Information Technology Management at Concordia University St Paul.

Engineering

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Engineering

This degree program comprises the first half of a bachelor’s degree. Coursework transfers to four-year baccalaureate engineering programs.

Environmental Science

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Environmental Science

This degree program prepares individuals for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree related to environmental science or environmental studies.

Exercise Science

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Exercise Science

This degree program will allow students with an interest in physical fitness and exercise performance to develop a scientific understanding of the body's response to exercise.

Health Sciences

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Health Sciences

This degree program is designed to be broad and provide a general background for students interested in health sciences but have not yet decided which specific healthcare field they intend to pursue at the upper-division level.

Human Resources

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Human Resources

This degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers in the field of human resource management while simultaneously priming students for success as they continue their education through a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration.

Integrative Health & Healing

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Integrative Health & Healing

This degree is designed for students, practitioners and learners seeking to understand the exciting, new field of Integrative Health & Healing.

Nursing

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Nursing

The Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) curriculum is designed as a dual enrollment bachelor of science in Nursing degree program with the option to graduate with an associate of science in Nursing Degree after completing 75 credits.

Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician

This degree is designed for employment and for transfer to a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Leadership and Administration.

Sales Management

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Sales Management

This degree is designed to prepare students for entry level careers in the field while simultaneously priming students for success as they continue their education through a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration.