Bachelor Degree Completion Options

Build on Your Associate Degree or Diploma

Spending years at a four-year institution isn’t the only way to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Southeast Technical College has articulation agreements with some of the top four-year institutions in the region, providing students with a high-quality, cost-effective pathway to a bachelor’s degree.  

When you start your post-secondary education at Southeast Technical College and continue your education by transferring to a university, you won’t have to spend unnecessary time studying the concepts you already know, and in many cases, you can retain most – if not all – of your credits. Plus, you’ll spend much less money completing your first two years at Southeast Tech – that's a smart investment! 

Transferrable General Education Courses

The South Dakota boards of Technical Education (BOTE) and Regents (BOR) have collaborated to offer students a seamless transition of general education credits between Southeast Technical College and Board of Regents schools. General education courses provide a knowledge base and set the foundation for lifelong learning.

Students that have completed transferrable courses under this agreement will not need to repeat courses or lose credit if they choose to further pursue a bachelor’s degree at a BOR institution.

View Transferrable Courses   View Full Agreement

Featured Partnerships

South Dakota State University   University of South Dakota  University of Sioux Falls

Bellevue University    Minnesota State University, Moorhead 

University of Northwestern, St. Paul  

Bellevue University

Bellevue University LogoWhen you transfer to Bellevue University to complete your degree, you bring your entire associate degree with you. Transferring an associate degree or approximately 60 credit hours puts you nearly halfway through your Bellevue University bachelor’s degree.

Call 605-655-4002 to speak with Relationship Manager, Erin Mekelburg right here on the Southeast Tech campus, to discuss how to transfer all of your hard earned credit hours.



Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Minnesota State University, Moorhead logoAt Minnesota State University, Moorhead, you can apply a number of Southeast Tech's AAS degree programs to MSUM's Bachelor of Science in Operations Management. The following Southeast Tech programs are applicable:

  • Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Collision Repair & Refinish Technology
  • Computer Programming 
  • Diesel Technology
  • Digital Media Production Technology 
  • Electrician 
  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technology 
  • Electronics Technology 
  • Horticulture Technology
  • HVAC/ R 
  • Information Technology Security 
  • Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
  • Land Surveying Science Technology 
  • Landscape Design Technology 
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology 
  • Mechatronics Technology 
  • Media Design Technology 
  • Network Administrator 
  • System Administrator 

View Articulation Agreement (PDF)    Visit MSU,M online


South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University logo

Southeast Tech students may obtain a Bachelor's degree in Construction Management with either an associate degree in Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Management Technology. Business Administration students may transfer to SDSU to earn a Bachelor's in Operations Management. 

View Engineering Technology to Construction Management Articulation Agreement (.pdf)

View Construction Management Technology to Construction Management Articulation Agreement (.pdf)

View Business Administration to Operations Management Articulation Agreement (.pdf)


University of Northwestern, St. Paul

University of Northwestern, St. Paul logoUtilize your associate degree in Business Management from Southeast Tech to earn a bachelor's degree in Business Management from University of Northwestern, St. Paul. 

View Articulation Agreement (.pdf)  Visit UNWSP online


University of Sioux Falls

University of Sioux Falls logoUse your Southeast Tech education to complete your bachelor’s degree at the University of Sioux Falls. USF offers Southeast Tech students the opportunity to transfer as many as 64 credits as well as online or on-campus classes. Options to finish your Bachelor's Degree through USF include:

Accelerated Degree Completion Program
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Health Administration
Traditional Bachelor’s Degree Options

Choose from many fields of study to earn your bachelor's degree. Continue to build on previous education, or learn a new field of study. 


USF Transfer Website 


University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota logo The University of South Dakota offers a Bachelor's degree in technical leadership intended for students who have earned technical and/or associate degrees and want to further their education through a bachelor's degree.

The program will provide the knowledge and skills needed to undertake leadership and supervisory roles that complement the technical expertise the student acquired at Southeast Technical College.

USD's Technical Leadership program


Other Partnerships

Dakota Wesleyan University logoMount Marty College logoPresentation College logo