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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.

Exploratory majors are eligible for financial aid with every credit completed counting toward an award program in the academic program chosen.

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Explore Our Schools

At Minneapolis College you have endless opportunities to discover what inspires you.

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Information Technology

Do you love exploring the features and applications on smart phones and computers? Maybe you have already done some coding? Or, are you curious about the hardware that makes computers and networks function? In the School of Information Technology, you can build your knowledge…
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Nursing, Health Sciences and Wellness

Do you enjoy caring for or helping others? The programs in the School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Wellness will teach you real-world skills so you can positively impact your neighborhood, your state, your nation or the whole world. These pathways support your desire to serve…
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Business and Economics

Do you have a drive to contribute to your community in a job that promotes a thriving, inclusive and sustainable economy? The School of Business and Economics provides your pathway to work as a business manager, accountant, economist or in a number of other professional…
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Education and Public & Human Service

The School of Education and Public & Human Service offers a range of degree and certificate programs that will prepare you to work in a variety of occupations aimed for education and public service.
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Design and the Arts

Do you have the desire to learn and work in a creative and innovative environment? The School of Design and the Arts will help you apply your artistic concepts in a variety of industries such as fashion, theater, architecture and the broad spectrum of arts. This pathway fosters…
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Science and Mathematics

Are you fascinated by the natural world? Do you love asking questions about what makes things work? Are you a person who likes making decisions based on observing and analyzing? If so, the School of Science and Mathematics is for you. These programs in Biology, Chemistry and…
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Liberal Arts and Cultures

Are you fascinated by the whole range of human experience? Do you want to grapple with cultural, social, historical, philosophical and political ideas? Do you want to study systems of meaning, language, cultures and ideas? 
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Trade Technologies

Do you naturally question how things work? Would you like to learn how to do “hands on” work that produces a product or solves a problem? As a skilled tradesperson, you’ll use the knowledge, skills and experience required by a specific trade coupled with the latest technologies…
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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
  • 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

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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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