Century College is a two-year community college in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. It is part of the MnSCU system, and is Minnesota's largest two-year community and technical college. It was founded in 1967 as Lakewood Community College and in 1996 merged with Northeast Metro Technical to become Century College.OverviewCentury College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association. This accreditation facilitates the transfer of credit to Minnesota universities and colleges, and to other institutions in the United States.The college offers liberal arts transfer degrees, professional programs, and over 60 career programs and short-term certificate programs. Classes are offered online, and during the day, evening, and weekends. The college also offers accelerated classes that begin after Labor Day and end before Thanksgiving.In 2007 the Kopp Technology Center, named after Lee and Barbara Kopp, was dedicated. Century College’s new science/library building opened in 2008.ProgramsFields of study include Advertising and Marketing, Art and Design, Automotive, Business and Management, Nursing, EMS, Industry and Industrial Design, Law Enforcement, Liberal Arts, Science, and Technology. Continuing Education and Customized Training programs serve students and businessmen or industry customers in the same areas.Community serviceThe college's community service programs include Hands-on learning for teenagers and younger children, Prime Time classes, and the Scenic Wood Duck Trail. Century College is affiliated with the Minnesota Community College Conference and National Junior College Athletic Association Division 3.