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Educational Programs

We’re here to get you there.


Minneapolis College provides guided pathways to help you reach your goals quickly and affordably, making sure you have a clear path to graduation or transfer and providing the support you need to stay on that path.

College can be overwhelming for many students, even those with previous experience taking college classes. Minneapolis College’s innovative approach will help you navigate through your college experience. Educational programs have been organized into eight Schools Within the College.

Whether you’re passionate about helping people, love to work with your hands or are driven by your creativity, you’ll become a part of a focused group of students, advisors and faculty within your School who share interests and have similar goals and who will partner with you to chart your educational path.

Discover Exploratory Majors

MCTC is the first college in Minnesota to offer exploratory majors for undecided students. An exploratory major allows you to start making immediate progress on your educational journey while keeping your options open for multiple programs within a broad career cluster.

New students can come to an Advising & Registration Session to start their educational journey at MCTC in any of the following exploratory majors:

  • Liberal Arts and Cultures
  • Design and the Arts
  • Accounting, Business and Economics
  • Health Sciences and Public Services
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology

Take Our Online Career Interest Assessment.

This assessment will help you identify exploratory majors and educational programs at MCTC that fit with your unique combination of interests.

Get Help From the Experts.

Prospective students can visit the on-campus Educational-Opportunity-Center and current students can visit MCTC’s Career-Services to explore majors/careers further. 

MCTC offers 111 awards across degree, diploma and certificate programs. Career and technical programs prepare students for immediate entry into a job upon graduation. Transfer programs prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year public university or private college.

Learn about individual programs by exploring the School sites using the navigation bar on the left of this page.

If you know you want to earn an associate degree and then continue your education, choose one of MCTC’s guaranteed Transfer Pathways.

When you earn an associate degree at MCTC or finish your general education courses according to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, your credits will transfer to many four-year public and private institutions such as Metropolitan State University, Augsburg College, University of Minnesota.

Even if you’re unsure about your major, you can follow the Auggie Plan with courses that fulfill requirements for more than 50 majors at Augsburg College.

MCTC offers Continuing Education courses to allow you to take noncredit classes to advance your career or explore your interests without going through the admissions process.

In addition, MCTC will collaborate with employers to provide Customized Training on campus or on location.

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