Individualized Studies

Individualized Studies - A.S. Degree

Recommended Course Sequence

This degree is designed for students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain an advanced degree.

Because this degree will be custom designed to meet your education and career goals, there is no sample course sequence. Please discuss your academic goals with a program advisor so they can work with you to develop a sequence.


Core Courses

Course Title Credits
INDS 1000 Individual Studies Career Exploration
INDS 1000 This course is designed for the planning efforts of students who are enrolled in the Individualized Studies major. This interactive course is for individuals to uncover the career exploration process by understanding how personal characteristics develop interests, values, and abilities as they relate to career choices. This course is required for Individualized Studies students in their first semester and will result in a comprehensive plan for degree completion at the college. Prerequisites: Student must be an Individual Studies major.

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: INDS1000

SMGT 2950 Prior Experiential Learning Portfolio Development
SMGT 2950 This course will guide students in their first semester through the creation of an individualized degree plan for the Supervisory Management AAS degree program or other participating program at the college. Students will assess their previous education, prior learning from work and life experience and develop a portfolio of prior learning which will be submitted for review. Any credit(s) awarded will be in compliance with the standards, principles, and procedures as published by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. Course can be repeated up to six credits. Prerequisites: Program Advisor Approval.

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 06/03/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: SMGT2950

Technical Elective(s)* 29
Total Core Credits: 30

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
ENGL 1150 Composition I
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Meets MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

General Education Elective(s)** 18
General Education Elective(s) (MnTC Goal 3 ) *** 3
General Education Elective(s) (MnTC Goal 4 ) *** 3
Total General Education Credits: 30
Total Program Credits: 60
* Select Technical electives from the following subject areas: .
** Select General Education electives from any MnTC goal area.
*** Select General Education electives from MnTC goal area.
* Students must complete a minimum of 18 elective credits from at least two of the following goal areas: Goal 2: Critical Thinking, Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Goal 6: Humanities and Fine Arts, Goal 8: Global Perspective, Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility, and Goal 10: People and the Environment.