Catalog and Programs

College Catalog 

Pine Technical College annually updates the Course Catalog. The most current version can be found here Course Catalog. Academic programs and courses may change; for the most recent up-to-date information on programs and their requirements, visit the program page – all accessible from the program divisions, below. The course schedule, located through eServices, provides the most up-to-date course information.

Business, Computer and Human Services Programs

Programs in this division include Accounting, Business Administration, Business Technology, Entrepreneurship, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Network Administration, Early Childhood Development, and Human Services Eligibility Worker.
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Math, Science and Liberal Arts Programs

Programs in this division include the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree (offered jointly with Lake Superior College), American Sign Language, and the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
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Nursing and Health Science Programs

Programs in this division include the Nursing Assistant options, the Trained Medication Aide course, the Healthcare Pre-Professional Certificate, Practical Nursing, the Associate Degree Nursing Mobility program, the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program (jointly offered with partner college LSC), the Medical Assistant A.A.S. degree to include credentials in Phlebotomy and Electrocardiography, and the A.S. Degree in Health Science - Broad Field.
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Industrial Technology Programs

Programs in this division include Automotive Technology, Gunsmithing and Firearms Technology, Robotics/Automation, Robotics, Plastics Technology, Computer Controlled Precision Machining, Computer Controlled Manufacturing, and Prototyping/Reverse Engineering.
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Continuing Education and Customized Training

The Pine Technical College Continuing Education department offers a broad range of courses designed for an individual's professional growth and development, while the Customized Training department provides education and training tailored to businesses' specific needs. Individuals may take computer courses, CPR, EMT, Fire Fighting, Welding courses and more.
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Four-Year Degrees

Take your A.A.S. or A.S. from Pine Technical College, and turn it into a baccalaureate degree! PTC has numerous transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities.
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Degree Definitions

Associate in Arts (AA Degree)

An associate in arts degree is awarded upon completion of a 60-credit academic program in the liberal arts and sciences without a named field of study and is designed for transfer to baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. An associate in arts degree requires completion of at least a 40-credit general education curriculum that fulfills the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goal areas. An associate in arts degree may have one or more emphases of at least 9 credits each in liberal arts and science fields, provided there is an articulation agreement with a baccalaureate major offered by at least one system university. At least 20 credits in the associate in arts degree shall be taught by the faculty recommending the award. This requirement may be decreased upon recommendation of the faculty and approval by the president of the college or university.

Associate in Science (AS Degree)

An associate in science degree is awarded upon completion of a 60 credit academic program in scientific, technological, or other professional fields designed to transfer in its entirety to a related baccalaureate program by way of an articulation agreement. The associate in science degree is designed to transfer in its entirety to a related baccalaureate program by way of an articulation agreement. An associate in Science degrees may be awarded in either a broad or specific field of study.

Broad Field
A broad field associate in science degree transfers to all system universities offering related baccalaureate programs through a statewide articulation agreement. Broad fields may include areas such as (1) agriculture, (2) business, (3) computer and information sciences, (4) education, (5) engineering, (6) engineering technologies, (7) environmental sciences, (8) health sciences, and (9) natural sciences.

Specific Field
Specific field associate in science degrees may be designed for both transfer and employment. A specific field associate in science degree requires at least one articulation agreement between a community college, community and technical college, or technical college and a system university awarding a baccalaureate degree in a related discipline, unless the chancellor grants an exception.

The associate in science degree requires a minimum of 30 general education credits selected from at least six of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. At least 20 credits in an associate in science degree shall be taught by the faculty recommending the award. This requirement may be decreased upon recommendation of the faculty and approval by the president of the college or university. A waiver may be granted to exceed a length of 60 credits when (1) the waiver criteria in Subpart C are met and (2) an articulation agreement specifies the transfer of a greater number of credits.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS Degree)

An associate in applied science degree is awarded upon completion of a 60 credit academic program in a named field of study in scientific, technological or other professional fields. An associate in applied science degree prepares students for employment in an occupation or range of occupations. An associate in applied science degree may also be accepted in transfer to a related baccalaureate program. An associate in applied science degree requires a minimum of 15 general education credits selected from at least three of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. At least 30 credits shall be in the academic program's occupational or technical field of preparation. An associate in applied science degree may have one or more emphases of at least 9 credits each when there are at least 30 credits in the major that are common to the emphases. At least 20 credits in an associate in applied science shall be taught by the faculty recommending the award. This requirement may be decreased upon recommendation of the faculty and approval by the president of the college or university. A waiver may be granted to exceed a length of 60 credits when (1) the waiver criteria in Subpart C are met and (2) an articulation agreement, where applicable, specifies the transfer of a greater number of credits.