Associate in Arts Degree

An Associate of Arts Degree earned at Pine Technical & Community College is recommended as the transfer degree that enables a student to transfer to a Minnesota four-year college or university.

Program Overview

Start your Bachelor’s Degree close to home and save money. If you are seeking your four-year degree, Pine Technical and Community College’s Associate of Arts degree allows you the ability to take your first two years of general education credits and transfer to one of Minnesota State College and University system schools or to a number of other partner colleges.

The AA is a 60-credit program which includes the 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. By taking a variety of courses, you will fulfill the core requirements for majors leading to the bachelor’s degree or enhance skills that are in the work environment such as problem solving, critical thinking, and communication. Advisors are available to assist you in selecting courses that best meet your goals and the requirements of transfer institutions.

Transfer Outlook

An Associate of Arts Degree earned at Pine Technical & Community College is recommended primarily as the transfer degree that enables you to transfer to a Minnesota four-year college or university and complete a bachelor’s degree. Through special arrangements, the AA Degree, in most cases, allows you to continue with a “junior status” at your selected state university.
Included in the AA Degree is the Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), which contains the minimum number of credits (40) needed to complete general education requirements at all public colleges and universities in the state of Minnesota.

If you anticipate transferring to a four-year college or university, you are encouraged to meet with an advisor and should plan appropriately to meet the general and major requirements of the bachelor program requirements.

Program Requirements

Complete a total of 60 semester credits numbered 1000 and above as described below:

  • Minimum of 40 general education credits completing the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
  • 2 credits First Year Experience Course or have taken a First Year Experience course
  • at another accredited college
  • 1-3 credits--Job Seeking , MOS Office Basics, Career Management, or Career Development
  • 15-17 college level elective credits (general education or technical)
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Please see the Associate of Arts Degree Guide and the Associate of Arts Degree Planner for more details.