Academics

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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.

Educational programs have been organized into eight Schools Within the College. 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. This innovative approach will help you navigate through your college experience.

Discover Exploratory Majors

Minneapolis College 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 Minneapolis College in any of the following exploratory majors:

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College Catalog

View the College Catalog

Navigation tips for the catalog:

  • Use the menu on the left hand side of the page to navigate between pages
  • Type in what you are looking for in the search bar on the upper right
  • The supported browsers for the online catalog are Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox v.24
  • You can print any page of the college catalog by using the print icon at the top of each catalog page
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College Readiness

Being ready for the demands of college coursework is important to your long-term success at Minneapolis College. Once you enroll, you will be able to take advantage our readiness programs. Click on a program below to see the course listings and outlines

  • Computer Literacy
  • English as a Second Language
  • Reading
  • Study Skills

More about College Readiness

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Start College Early

Minneapolis Community and Technical College helps high school students prepare for college and explore careers through a variety of programs, which are offered at no cost to the student.

These programs include:

  • PSEO
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Destination: Diploma to Degree (D3)

More about Starting College Early

 

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Adult Education

Not all students are ready for college-level coursework at Minneapolis College. If you need to build some additional skills before enrolling in classes, Minneapolis Adult Education offers free reading, writing and math classes during the morning and evening.

More about Adult Education

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Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning (CPL), also called prior learning assessment, is a process that allows certain students to gain credit for learning acquired through their life experiences.

Qualifying experiences could be from work experience; military service; non-credit college courses; independent certifications; or civic, community and volunteer work.

More about Credit for Prior Learning

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Summer Session

We welcome visiting students at Minneapolis College to earn affordable college credits in a number of general education liberal arts, math, science, social science and career program classes this summer. Taking classes over the summer can be an ideal time to get into courses that fill up during the regular school year and with smaller class sizes you are sure to get the focused one-on-one attention you want from instructors.

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