Individualized Studies

The Individualized Studies Associate of Science degrees are, in part, for students who intend to transfer to complete a bachelor's degree. These 60-credit degrees (AAS or AS) allow learners to develop a specific education plan to update their skills. This personalized degree gives students the opportunity to focus on specialized career interests not offered in the college's structured degree programs, to combine and integrate a number of subjects into a degree program, and/or to build on a current area of study or expertise.

Students work collaboratively with faculty and staff to create a degree plan that meets individualized educational needs. Students who need flexibility or who are working full time appreciate the online and evening options.

Students who enroll in the Individualized Studies program will complete 20-30 technical credits and 30-40 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum credits. Students planning to transfer into a Bachelor’s degree program are encouraged to complete the MnTC (40 credits and all ten goal areas) as part of their degree requirements, making the transfer process more seamless.

Additional Individualized Studies Awards

  Out-of-State Students:

Students from outside Minnesota who are interested in taking this program online should verify that the program is recognized in their home state.

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