PTC's Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Program Overview

The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum is the result of a collaborative effort by all of the two- and four-year public colleges and universities in Minnesota to define a common philosophy toward general education. The MnTC helps students transfer their work in general education. Completion of a defined transfer curriculum at one institution enables a student to receive credit for all lower-division general education upon admission to any other institution.

Goal Area 1: Communication (3 courses)

ENGL 1276 College Composition (required) (4)
ENGL 1277 Technical Communication (4)
ENGL 2200 Advanced Composition (3)
SPCH 1250 Intercultural Communications (3) (Other goal area met: 7)
SPCH 1270 Introduction to Speech (3) (Other goal area met: 2)

Goal Area 2: Critical Thinking (fulfilled when all 10 goal areas [40 credits] are completed)

BIOL 1250 General Biology I (4) (Other goal area met: 3)
BIOL 1251 General Biology II (4) (Other goal area met: 3)
BIOL 1255 Microbiology (3) (Other goal area met: 3)
BIOL 1260 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4) (Other goal area met: 3)
BIOL 1270 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4) (Other goal area met: 3)
CHEM 1250 Principles of Chemistry I (4) (Other goal area met: 3)
CHEM 1251 Principles of Chemistry II (4) (Other goal area met: 3)
FYEX 1010 First Year Experience: Focus on College (2)
PHIL 1271 Critical Thinking in Modern Society (3) (Other goal area met: 9)
PHYS 1250 College Physics I (4) (Other goal area met: 3)
PHYS 2250 College Physics II (4) (Other goal area met: 3)
SPCH 1270 Introduction to Speech (3) (Other goal area met: 1)

Goal Area 3: Natural Sciences (2 courses from two different disciplines)

BIOL 1240 Health and Disease in the Human Body (4) (Other goal area met: 9)
BIOL 1250 General Biology I (4) (Other goal area met: 2)
BIOL 1251 General Biology II (4) (Other goal area met: 2)
BIOL 1255 Microbiology (3) (Other goal area met: 2)
BIOL 1260 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) (Other goal area met: 2)
BIOL 1262 Biology of Humans (4) (Other goal area met: 9)
BIOL 1263 Critical Issues in Human Biology (4) (Other goal area met: 9)
BIOL 1270 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
CHEM 1250 Principles of Chemistry I (4) (Other goal area met: 2)
CHEM 1251 Principles of Chemistry II (4) (Other goal area met: 2)
ENSC 1250 Introduction to Environmental Science (4) (Other goal area met: 10)
PHYS 1250 College Physics I (4) (Other goal area met: 2)
PHYS 2250 College Physics II (4) (Other goal area met: 2)

Goal Area 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning (1 course)

MATH 1256 Mathematical Thinking (3)
MATH 1258 Applied Geometry (3)
MATH 1260 College Algebra (3)
MATH 1265 Elementary Statistics (3)
MATH 2255 Trigonometry (2)
MATH 2260 Trigonometry (3)
MATH 1262 Calculus I (5)
MATH 2262 Calculus II (5)
MATH 2270 Pre-Calculus (5) 

Goal Area 5: History, Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 courses from three different disciplines)

AMST 1205 Significance of Environment in American History (3) (Other goal area met: 10)
ANTH 1200 Introduction to Anthropology (3) (Other goal area met: 8)
ECON 1230 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) (Other goal area met: 9)
ECON 1250 Principles of Microeconomics (3) (Other goal area met: 8)
HIST 1200 United States History Since 1877 (3) (Other goal area met: 7)
HIST 1600 Minnesota History (3) (Other goal area met: 10)
POLS 1205 American Government and Politics (3) (Other goal area met: 9)
POLS 1210 Environmental Politics (3) (Other goal area met: 10)
PSYC 1200 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSYC 1250 Lifespan Development (3) (Other goal area met: 7)
PSYC 1220 Environmental Psychology (3) (Other goal area met: 10)
PSYC 1225 Health Psychology (3) (Other goal area met: 7)
SOCI 1200 Introduction to Sociology (3) (Other goal area met: 7)
SOCI 1205 Drugs and Society (3) (Other goal area met: 9)
SOCI 1220 Family, Marriage, & Relationships (3) (Other goal area met: 7)
SOCI 1225 Human Diversity (3) (Other goal area met: 7)

Goal Area 6: Humanities and the Fine Arts (3 courses from three different disciplines)

AMST 1200 Popular Culture & American Social Dynamics (3) (Other goal area met: 7)
ARTS 1229 Introduction to Visual Arts (3)
ENGL 2276 Multicultural Literature (3) (Other goal area met: 7)
ENGL 1280 Introduction to Literature (3)
ENGL 2280 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
MUSC 1200 Music Appreciation (3)
PHIL 1210 Foundations of Philosophy (3)
PHIL 1220 Human Ethics (3) (Other goal area met: 9)
PHIL 1230 Philosophy of Religion (3) (Other goal area met: 8)

Goal Area 7: Human Diversity (1 course)

AMST 1200 Popular Culture & American Social Dynamics (3) (Other goal area met: 6)
ENGL 2276 Multicultural Literature (3) (Other goal area met: 6)
HIST 1200 United States History Since 1877 (3) (Other goal area met: 5)
PSYC 1250 Lifespan Development (3) (Other goal area met: 5)
PSYC 1225 Health Psychology (3) (Other goal area met: 5)
SOCI 1200 Introduction to Sociology (3) (Other goal area met: 5)
SOCI 1220 Family, Marriage, & Relationships (3) (Other goal area met: 5)
SOCI 1225 Human Diversity (3) (Other goal area met: 5)
SPCH 1250 Intercultural Communications (3) (Other goal area met: 1)

Goal Area 8: Global Perspectives (1 course)

ANTH 1200 Introduction to Anthropology (3) (Other goal area met: 5)
ECON 1250 Principles of Microeconomics (3) (Other goal area met: 5)
LASL 1205 American Sign Language I (3)
LASL 1265 American Sign Language II (3)
LASL 2270 American Sign Language III (3)
LASL 2275 American Sign Language IV (3)
LATN 2200 Intermediate Latin I (4)
LATN 2250 Intermediate Latin II (4)
PHIL 1230 Philosophy of Religion (3) (Other goal area met: 6)
SPAN 2200 Spanish Language & Culture I (3)
SPAN 2250 Spanish Language & Culture II (3)

Goal Area 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility (1 course)

BIOL 1240 Health and Disease in the Human Body (4) (Other goal area met: 3)
BIOL 1262 Biology of Humans (3) (Other goal area met: 3)
BIOL 1263 Critical Issues in Biology (4) (Other goal area met: 3)
ECON 1230 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) (Other goal area met: 5)
PHIL 1220 Human Ethics (3) (Other goal area met: 6)
PHIL 1271 Critical Thinking in Modern Society (3) (Other goal area met: 2)
POLS 1205 American Government and Politics (3) (Other goal area met: 5)
SOCI 1205 Drugs and Society (3) (Other goal area met: 5)

Goal Area 10: People and the Environment (1 course)

AMST 1205 Significance of Environment in American History (3) (Other goal area met: 5)
BIOL 1217 Nutrition and Wellness (3)
ENSC 1250 Introduction to Environmental Science (4) (Other goal area met: 3)
HIST 1600 Minnesota History (3) (Other goal area met: 5)
POLS 1210 Environmental Politics (3) (Other goal area met: 5)
PSYC 1220 Environmental Psychology (3) (Other goal area met: 5)

Course Outlines

For more specific information about this program's required courses, visit the Course Outlines page.

About Transferring

Pine Technical College considers courses for transfer from colleges and universities that have been accredited by their regional associations. Transfer credit also may be considered for courses taken at institutions that lack regional accreditation but have been accredited by specialized agencies or at institutions outside the United States that have been chartered or authorized by their national governments. In general, transfer credit is considered only for courses that fulfill Pine Technical College graduation and program requirements and have been completed with a grade of C or better.

All Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses in which a student has received a grade of A, B, C or D will be considered for transfer evaluation. However, if a student’s cumulative GPA at the originating institution is less than 2.00, no "D" grades will be accepted in transfer from that school unless the course meets a MnTC goal at the originating college. The minimum MnTC 2.0 GPA requirement must include grades of A - D for transfer courses to ensure the MnTC package was completed with a total of 2.0 GPA. For complete information regarding PTC's policy on transfer, see Transfer Policy 233.

Grades of transfer courses are not included in the student's grade-point average (GPA). For PTC's Transfer Procedure, more about specific types of courses that transfer into PTC (general education courses, technical/occupational courses, developmental courses, etc.), information about Transfer Maximum, articulation agreements and more, visit the Transfer Information page.

Student Appeals

There is a two-level process through which students may appeal transfer decisions made by Pine Technical College regarding courses completed within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. Students will need to complete the Student Petition and contact the Dean of Student Affairs.

Effective Date

PTC's Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, as outlined above, is effective as of June, 2010.
-- (updated June 20, 2014)