Program Overview

Northland Community and Technical College offers an Associate of Arts in Science, technology, Engineering, and Mathematics for students who want to develop the foundations of education required for advanced learning in fields requiring math and science. The program is intended to be an introductory experience to STEM and the credits in the courses are generally accepted as the basis for future bachelor education in a variety of subjects in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

The program consists of an introductory experience to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while working on increasing the student’s background in STEM subjects.  The curriculum consists of 60 credit hours of courses which include mathematics and logical reasoning, history and the social and behavioral sciences, and humanities and the fine arts.

Students who complete this degree should have the potential to display introductory knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math fields which include acquired skills and knowledge in general education in order to produce well-rounded professionals, and for preparedness for future education in undergraduate and graduate education programs by providing the foundation of those programs.

Upon completion, students will be expected to consider, analyze, and evaluate alternative explanation to scientific phenomena, to conduct scientific investigations, formulate questions, design approaches that incorporate appropriate variables and controls, implement solutions, collect and record qualitative and quantitative data, and communicate the results, and to apply the concepts, principles, and processes of technological design.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Founded in 1949, Northland Community and Technical College has a main campus located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota and a secondary campus located in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, along with the Aerospace Campus and Roseau Satellite Site. Northland is a two-year, public institution that works in partnership with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to establish and promote transfer agreements into four-year programs.

    Northland offers associate's degrees and certificates, many of which can be earned completely online through the Online Learning department.


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