The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC) is a framework for students completing an associate’s degree or planning to transfer from a two-year public college to a four-year public university in Minnesota. The framework outlines educational expectations, student outcome goals, and core competencies that are to be addressed in courses included in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.

The MNTC was designed to offer students high-quality general education and seamless progress toward a baccalaureate degree regardless of where they begin their education. The ten goal areas focus on core liberal arts and sciences competencies, and are designed to transfer as a complete package of credits to meet the first two years of general education requirements to any public Minnesota college or university.

At Alexandria Technical & Community College the MNTC is accomplished by a minimum of 40 credits as designated below. If a course is eligible for multiple goals, the additional goal(s) is listed in parentheses; however, credits for any course may count only once towards the minimum 40 credits. "D" grades in MNTC courses are calculated in cumulative MNTC GPA for both resident and transfer courses. A minimum of 2.0 cumulative MNTC GPA is required for certification of completion.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC) Catalog

The curriculum below is the most current information available. To browse curriculum from the current academic year and past years, please view our Academic Catalogs. If you are a current student with questions about your course requirements, please speak with your advisor or refer to your Degree Audit Report (DARS) in eServices.

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  1. Communication (9 credits)
    Require at least 2 written (ENGL) and 1 oral (COMM) course
    Goal: To develop writers and speakers who use the English language effectively and who read, write, and listen critically.
    COMM1415Public Speaking3 credits 
    COMM1435Interpersonal Communication3 credits 
    COMM1437Intercultural Communication3 credits(Skip to Goal 7)
    COMM2414Conflict Resolution through Communications3 credits(Skip to Goal 7)
    ENGL1410Composition I (Required)3 credits(Skip to Goal 2)
    ENGL1420Composition II3 credits(Skip to Goal 2)
    ENGL1460Technical Writing3 credits(Skip to Goal 2)
  1. Critical Thinking ∴ (0-3 credits)
    Goal: To develop thinkers who are able to unify factual, creative, rational, and value-sensitive modes of thought. Critical thinking skills will be taught and used throughout the general education curriculum.
    CHEM1406Fundamentals of Chemistry+4 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    CHEM1500General Chemistry I+4 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    CHEM1505General Chemistry II+4 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    ENGL1410Composition I (Required)3 credits(Skip to Goal 1)
    ENGL1420Composition II3 credits(Skip to Goal 1)
    ENGL1460Technical Writing3 credits(Skip to Goal 1)
    ENGL1490Introduction to Literary Studies3 credits(Skip to Goal 6)
    PHYS1407 College Physics I 3 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    SOCS1405Critical Thinking in Society3 credits(Skip to Goal 7)
     Taking 40 General Education credits to otherwise accomplish the Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum will also satisfy this goal.
  1. Mathematical/Logical Reasoning (3 credits)
    Goal: To increase students’ knowledge about mathematical and logical modes of thinking. This will enable students to appreciate the breadth of applications of mathematics, evaluate arguments, and detect fallacious reasoning.
    MATH1415Mathematical Reasoning3 credits 
    MATH1421College Algebra4 credits 
    MATH1425Precalculus4 credits 
    MATH1426Calculus I4 credits 
    MATH1431Geometry3 credits 
    MATH1432Principles of Trigonometry3 credits 
    MATH1447Introduction to Statistics4 credits 
    MATH1460Quantitative Problem Solving3 credits 
    MATH2232Calculus II4 credits 
  1. Global Perspective (3 credits)
    Goal: To increase students’ understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples and develop their ability to apply a comparative perspective to cross-cultural social, economic, and political experiences.
    ART1420Modern Design & Theory3 credits(Skip to Goal 6)
    ASL1400American Sign Language3 credits(Skip to Goal 7)
    ASL1410American Sign Language II3 credits(Skip to Goal 7)
    ECON1420Introduction to Macroeconomics3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    GEOG1471World Regional Geography3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    HIST1421World History to 15003 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    HIST1422World History 1500 to Present3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    MUSC1500American Music and Culture3 credits(Skip to Goal 6)
    PHIL1405Introduction to Philosophy3 credits(Skip to Goal 6)
    PHIL1450Introduction to World Religion3 credits(Skip to Goal 6)
    SOCS1400Introduction to Sociology3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
  1. Ethical and Civic Responsibility (3 credits)
    Goal: To develop students' capacity to identify, discuss, and reflect upon the ethical dimensions of political, social, and personal life and to understand the ways in which they can exercise responsible and productive citizenship.
    BIOL2230Genetics+4 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    ECON1404Consumer Economics and Finance3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    PHIL1445Ethics3 credits(Skip to Goal 6)
    POLS1460Constitutional Democracy & Government3 credits 
    POLS2402Constitutional Law3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    SOCS2410Inequality and Social Change3 credits(Skip to Goal 7)
  1. People and the Environment (3 credits)
    Goal: To improve students' understanding of today's complex environmental challenges.
    BIOL1411Introduction to Biology II+4 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    BIOL1413Plant Biology+4 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    BIOL1430People & the Environment3 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    BIOL1452General Biology II+4 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    ENGL1495Environmental Literature3 credits(Skip to Goal 6)

+ Includes lab

~ Must be taken together to fulfill goal area

Taking 40 General Education credits to otherwise accomplish the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum will also satisfy goal area 2.

A Statewide Resource

MnTransfer is a web service that enables students and advisors to access official, consistent and accurate transfer information.

MnTransfer is a collaborative effort among:

  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
  • Minnesota Private Colleges
  • University of Minnesota
Beginning January 1, 2002, all Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses offered by Minnesota State institutions must transfer within Minnesota State into the goal areas as designated by the original institution.