Programs of Study

Normandale's academic awards include certificates (4-30 credits), Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) certification (40 credits), and degrees (60 or more credits).

Except for a few of the technical certificates, all awards require some general education. MnSCU colleges define general education in terms of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goals. All degrees require that some number of MnTC goals be completed. Three MnTC goals must be completed for an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, 6 goals for the Associate of Science (AS), and all 10 goals for the Associate of Arts (AA). General Education credits for the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) programs vary.

Certificates will always require the completion of a specific set of specialized coursework. Except for the AA, all degrees also have specialized course requirements in the form of a major and/or emphasis.

The AA degree major is always Liberal Education. It allows up to 20 elective credits. However, students are encouraged to complete one of several available emphases consisting of up to 20 credits of specialized coursework.

The AFA, AS, and AAS degrees each have a major that corresponds to the program of study. The number of credits required in the majors is 30 credits for the AS, 40 credits for the AAS and varies for the AFA.

It is often possible to earn one or more certificates on the way to completing degree requirements. It is also common for those who already have earned degrees to continue to earn specialized certificates throughout their careers.

 

Cert

AA*

AAS

AS

AFA

Business, Management, and Marketing

 

 

 

 

 

Accounting

o

 

 

o

 

Business

 

 

 

o

 

Business: Marketing and Management

 

 

o

 

 

Business

o

 

 

o

 

Computers/Information Management

o

 

o

 

 

Human Resource Management

o

 

 

 

 

Information Management

o

 

 

 

 

International Business

o

 

 

 

 

Management

o

 

 

 

 

Marketing

o

 

 

 

 

Small Business Management

o

 

 

 

 

 

Cert

AA*

AAS

AS

AFA

Education

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary Education Foundations

 

 

 

o

 

Special Education Foundations

 

 

 

o

 

 

Cert

AA*

AAS

AS

AFA

Health Science

 

 

 

 

 

Community Health Education

 

 

 

o

 

Community Health
Worker/Navigator

o

 

 

 

 

Dental Hygiene

 

 

 

o

 

Dietetic Technology

 

 

o

 

 

Exercise Science

 

 

 

o

 

Exercise Specialist

o

 

 

 

 

Health Sciences

Broad Field

 

 

 

o

 

Healthcare Systems Technology

 

 

o

 

 

Nursing

 

 

 

o

 

Nursing Assistant

o

 

 

 

 

 

Cert

AA*

AAS

AS

AFA

Hospitality and Tourism

 

 

 

 

 

Casino Operations and Management

o

 

 

 

 

Food and Beverage Management

o

 

 

 

 

Food Science

 

 

 

o

 

Golf Enterprise Management

o

 

 

 

 

Hospitality Management

 

 

o

 

 

Hotel Operations

o

 

 

 

 

Hotel Marketing and Sales

o

 

 

 

 

Tourism Operations and Management

o

 

 

 

 

 

Cert

AA*

AAS

AS

AFA

Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal Justice

 

 

 

o

 

Law Enforcement

o

 

 

o

 

 

Cert

AA*

AAS

AS

AFA

Science, Engineering and Mathematics

 

 

 

 

 

Bioscience

 

*

 

 

 

Chemistry

 

*

 

 

 

Computer Science

 

 

 

o

 

Engineering Broad Field

 

 

 

o

 

Food Science

 

 

 

o

 

Mathematics

 

*

 

 

 

Physics

 

*

 

 

 

 

Cert

AA*

AAS

AS

AFA

Social Science

 

 

 

 

 

Anthropology

 

*

 

 

 

Archeology

 

*

 

 

 

Communication

 

*

 

 

 

Family Studies

 

*

 

 

 

Field Archaeology

o

 

 

 

 

Geography

 

*

 

 

 

Global Studies

o

 

 

 

 

History

 

*

 

 

 

Literary Studies

 

*

 

 

 

Philosophy

 

*

 

 

 

Political Science

 

*

 

 

 

Psychology

 

*

 

 

 

Religious Studies

o

 

 

 

 

Sociology

 

*

 

 

 

Women's Studies

 

*

 

 

 

 

Cert

AA*

AAS

AS

AFA

Technology

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Technology

o

 

o

 

 

Vacuum and Thin Film Technology

 

 

o

 

 

Vacuum Maintenance Technician

o

 

 

 

 

Vacuum Technology

o

 

 

 

 

 

Cert

AA*

AAS

AS

AFA

Visual and Performing Arts

 

 

 

 

 

Art

 

*

 

 

o

Art History

 

*

 

 

 

Creative Writing

o

 

 

 

o

Music

 

*

 

 

o

Photography

 

*

 

 

 

Theatre

 

*

 

 

 

Theatre Performance

 

 

 

 

o

Theatre Production and Design

 

 

 

 

o

 

Cert

AA*

AAS

AS

AFA

World Languages and Cultures

 

 

 

 

 

French

 

*

 

 

 

German

 

*

 

 

 

Japanese

 

*

 

 

 

Spanish

 

*

 

 

 

 

Cert

AA*

AAS

AS

AFA

Other

 

 

 

 

 

Individualized Studies

 

 

 

o

 

Multicultural Studies

 

*

 

 

 

*Denotes area of emphasis offered within the AA degree.