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General Education/MnTC Requirements
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
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Career Information

Programmers/Coders will find work in a number of settings such as Manufacturing, Government agencies, Education and all other private industry settings. Common job titles include:

  • Application Developer
  • Applications Programmers
  • Database or Systems Support Specialists
  • Systems Analyst
  • MIS Coordinators
  • Programmer-Analysts 

Transfer Pathways

​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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Computer Programming AAS Degree

  • BS Operations Management, Minnesota State University-Moorhead
  • BS Information Technology, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus
  • BS Computer Information Systems, College of St. Scholastica
  • BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University

Additional Benefits

  • Each focus area is also offered as a certificate program. Students can easily earn additional certificates to make themselves more marketable in the programming/coding industry.
  • Educational programs emphasize training for industry certification.
  • Jobs for computer programmers for all types of computer systems are found throughout the country with opportunities for good earning and rapid advancement.