All Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Metropolitan State Minneapolis campus buildings will close on Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m. and remain closed on Thursday, Dec. 25. The campus will be open to employees only on Friday, Dec. 26.

The campus will resume normal hours on Saturday, Dec. 27.

Student Services

Counseling Services

Contact Us

Office location: T.2300
Appointments: 612-659-6709

Counselors are available either by walk in or by appointment.

Professional counselors are here to assist you in coping with difficulties that are affecting your life and academic progress. We also provide career counseling services to help you choose your major or career.

Personal and crisis counseling

Counselors offer confidential one-on-one personal counseling. The following are examples of some of the issues with which we are able to assist you:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety and test anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Chemical abuse
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual orientation
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Transition to college

We are also aware of and able to refer you to community agencies and services that may be able to assist you.

Online mental health screenings

We provide free and anonymous online mental health screenings so that you can easily find out whether or not a professional consultation with a MCTC College Counselor or off-campus therapist would be helpful to you. The mental health screening can be found here.

Career counseling

Counselors are here to assist you in your career decision making. Many students are undecided about their career plans or academic programs. Counselors can assist you with strategies to explore and make an informed decision on a career that will a good fit for you. Career counseling may involve discussing the following:

  • Your values, interests and skills
  • Identifying resources for gathering career information
  • Career opportunities
  • The job market (salaries, employment outlook, working conditions)
  • Education and training you need for various careers
  • Decision-making skills
  • Changing majors or careers

Tim Moore, Veteran and Scholar

Our Voices: Tim Moore, MCTC alum

Iraq War veteran Tim Moore found support, encouragement and understanding in MCTC's Veterans Upward Bound program.

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Samantha Lofgren, 2013 Commencement Speaker

Samantha Lofgren, 2013 MCTC commencement speaker

“MCTC is a perfect place for a nontraditional student to thrive,” said Samantha M. Lofgren, 2013 MCTC commencement speaker.

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Tyler La Roue

Tyler La Roue

Following the tragic events that marked Sept. 11, 2001, it was an honor for Tyler La Roue to defend the United States through eight years of service in the Air Force. Now pursuing a college degree, he found the support he needed to succeed in his educational goals through the Veterans Upward Bound program at MCTC.

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