College Newsletter Fall 2011
Information about Anoka_Ramsey Community College: programs, people and place.
2 011 FALL Why is education important? REGISTER TODAY! AnokaRamsey.edu/Success 763-433-1300 Anoka-Ramsey asks: Coon Rapids Campu s Cambridge Campus Welcome to Anoka-Ramsey Community College Why Education? .................................................................. 4 Why Anoka-Ramsey? ......................................................... 5 Programs A to Z ............................................................... 6-7 Programs by Interest ........................................................ 8-9 Professional Training/Career Assistance .................... 10-11 Flexible Scheduling/Advanced Degrees ....................... 12 Student Resources ............................................................ 13 Life Outside the Classroom .............................................. 14 Athletics .............................................................................. 15 Select News Briefs.............................................................. 16 College Dollars & Sense ................................................... 17 Visit Us/Open Houses ........................................................ 18 Contact Us ......................................................................... 19 Classes begin Aug. 22, 2011 Register today! . Anoka-Ramsey Community College: Compare to be Impressed With two campuses in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, and numerous o -site locations (see page 12), you will nd people just like yourself, seeking a high-quality education to increase wage-earning potential and career satisfaction. No matter who you are, there is a place for you at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. � High School Graduates completing transfer courses and two-year degrees � College Graduates pursing a bachelor's or master's degree close to home (see page 12) � Adults seeking training to advance careers (see page 10) � International Students pursuing higher education � Military Veterans seeking new careers and educational options � Senior Citizens exploring interests � Post-Secondary Education Option Students (PSEO) taking college courses while still in high school " Education shapes the future. It is important for everyone to get an education, so we have an educated workforce." Shannon Glenn, associate in arts degree with Psychology emphasis, Student Government President, Student Ambassador, future autism specialist "The world we live in is fast-paced, ever-changing and increasingly complex. In order to keep up with it, we need to be educated and knowledgeable." Ashley Racutt, associate in science degree in Nursing, Student Ambassador, future nurse TRANSFER MADE EASY Your Anoka-Ramsey two-year degree will easily transfer to four-year institutions. To hear more from the students profiled here, visit: AnokaRamsey.edu/Success CONNECT TO YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR HIGH-QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION 763-433-1300 AnokaRamsey.edu/Success 2 3 Why Education? A college education is an investment in yourself. Anoka-Ramsey Community College asked a range of students, many serving as Student Ambassadors for the college, why education is important. eir answers are throughout the pages of this publication. One fact however is that more jobs than ever require training, a two- or four-year college degree after high school. Experts predict that by 2014, 90 percent of the fastest-growing careers will require some education after high school. e most recent reports predict by 2020, 70 percent of all jobs in Minnesota will require two years of education after high school. Why Anoka-Ramsey? Compare the O verall Value Dedicated Faculty Lowest-Cost Tuition In-Demand Two-Year Degree Programs Career-Focused Training Programs Active On-Campus Student Organizations Beautiful, Riverside Campuses Small Class Sizes Fully Accredited 100 Degree, Certificate & Training Programs Anoka-Ramsey More than 12,000 people chose Anoka-Ramsey Community College last year to help achieve their educational, professional and personal goals. Education Pays "Education opens doors to new opportunities and gives power to influence others." Anthony Jones, associate in arts degree, transfer student, Leadership Scholarship recipient Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey Beyond better employment, education may also provide more: Benefits College graduates typically receive more and better bene ts, such as health insurance and retirement plans, than jobs requiring only a high school diploma. Confidence Nearly everyone doubts themselves at some time in their life, and most students will admit that they have doubted their ability to succeed in college. But, once you begin and experience all the help and encouragement available, and then succeed at that rst presentation, test or paper, your con dence will soar. Personal Growth Some people have jobs, something they simply do for money. Other people have careers, based on their interests, talents and often their education, which allows them to continue to grow and be challenged throughout their entire lives. Degrees, Generals (MnTC), Transfer & Training GENERALS (MnTC MINNESOTA TRANSFER CURRICULUM) Credit classes to transfer into a Course Subject Areas Accounting American Sign Language Anthropology Art Biology Biomedical Technology Business Career Orientation Chemistry Chinese Competency-Based Education (CBE) Computer Applications Computer Networking & Telecommunications Computer Science Creative Writing Economics Education Engineering English French General Studies Geography Geographic Information Systems (GIS) German Graphic Design Health/Physical Education/Recreation History Human Resources Humanities Human Services Integrative Health & Healing Journalism Management Marketing Mathematics Music Natural Science Nursing O ce Technology Philosophy Physical erapist Assistant Physics Political Science Psychology Reading Social Science Sociology Spanish Speech Study Abroad Study Skills Swedish eatre Arts Women's Studies four-year degree program. ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE (AA) A general two-year degree. Students can choose to concentrate in select areas. A two-year degree in a speci c eld. A specialized two-year degree that combines a liberal arts education with career-speci c classes. ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE (AS) ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE (AAS) ASSOCIATE IN FINE ARTS DEGREE (AFA) A two-year " As I apply what I learn in school in my life, I know I am living life to the fullest." Heather Jones, associate in arts degree, transfer student, Student Ambassador, environmentalist degree available in Art, Music or eatre to transfer into a four-year program. ADVANCED DEGREES See page 12 CERTIFICATES Training and courses in in-demand PROFESSIONAL TRAINING See page 10 career elds leading to or enhancing employment 4 763-433-1300 AnokaRamsey.edu/Success 5 Programs A-Z Result Program Accounting Accounting Practitioner Acupressure Administrative Specialist Adobe Professional Suite Advanced Medical Device American Sign Language Applied Engineering - Biomedical Device Manufacturing Art Art (emphasis) Art Sales Arts & Language Associate in Arts Athletic Coaching Biological Sciences Biomedical Core Biomedical Industry Documentation/Configuration Management Biomedical Industry Quality Systems Biomedical Technician Biomedical Technologist Business Business Administration Business Communications Business Computer Applications Business Generalist Business, Industry & Technology Business Innovation & Ideation Business Supervisory & Management Charge Nurse Leadership Cisco CCNA Certification Training Cisco CCNA Security Certification Training Clinical Research Professional Community Health CompTIA A+ Certification Training ComptTIA Security + Certification Training ComptTIA Network + Certification Training Computer Applications Computer Applications/IT Computer Help Desk Specialist Computer Networking & Telecommunications Computer Network Security Computer Network Support & Administration Computer Operating Systems Computer Programming Computer Science Creative Writing (emphasis) Customer Service Education (emphasis) Emergency Medical Technician English Literature (emphasis) Environmental Science Essential Oils Fitness Specialist Graduate Reading (post graduate) Blue = credit program only; Purple = both credit and non-credit programs; Yellow = non-credit programs only. AA=associate in arts; AS=associate in science; AAS=associate in applied science; AFA=associate in fine arts *=available fully online Location Training Cambridge Coon Rapids OffCampus Online Day Scheduling Evening Saturday Result Program Hardware (A+) Healing Touch Health Sciences Healthcare Herbal Therapies High Performance Leadership Holistic Geriatric Health Holistic Healing Coaching Holistic Hospice & Palliative Care Human Resources Associate Integrative Health & Healing Lean Strategies (AS) (AS) Degree Certificate Training Cambridge Location Coon Rapids OffCampus Online Day Scheduling Evening Saturday Degree Certificate MnTC courses for transfer to a four-year degree program (AS) (AAS) * NEW (AS) (AS) (AFA) (AA) (AA) (AS) Kid U/College for Kids Leadership in Business Lean Medical Device & Pharmaceutical Lean Strategies Lifework/Career Transitions Manufacturing Management/Marketing (emphasis) (Business AAS) (AS) (AS) (BS) * * * Medical Device Advanced Medical Device Technical Microsoft Office Master Music Network Support & Administration Nursing Leadership Nursing: LPN Mobility Nursing: Two-Year Professional Nurse Nursing: RN to BSN Office Technology (AS) (AS) (BS) (Business AAS) (AFA) (AS) (AS) Physical Therapist Assistant Pre-Engineering Project Management Project Management Master Public Leadership Academy Psychology (emphasis) Quickbooks & Business Accounting Series LPN Mobility (AAS) (AS) (AA) (AS) (AS) (BS) (AS) Two-Year Professional Nurse RN to BSN Retail Management Russian Sales Management Small Business Accounting (AS) (AS) (AA) (AA) (AA) (AS) Small Business Development SolidWorks Spanish Special Education Teaching Secondary Student Licensure Teaching Education K-8 Licensure Team Building Theatre Virtualization (VmWare) Web Design & Development (AFA) (BS) (Post BA/BS) (BS) 6 763-433-1300 AnokaRamsey.edu/Success 7 Programs by Interest Generals (Minnesota Tra Curriculum, MnTC) nsfer Health & Wellness � Community Health Associate in Science (degree) � Health Sciences NEW Associate in Science (degree) � Integrative Health & Healing Associate in Science (degree) � Nursing: LPN Mobility Associate in Science (degree) � Nursing: Two-Year Professional Nurse Associate in Science (degree) � Nursing RN to BSN Bachelor of Science (degree - see page 12) � Physical Therapist Assistant Associate in Applied Science (degree) � Acupressure (certificate) � Athletic Coaching (certificate) � Clinical Research Professional (certificate) � Essential Oils (certificate) � Fitness Specialist (certificate) � Healing Touch (certificate) � Herbal Therapies (certificate) � Holistic Geriatric Health (certificate) � Holistic Healing Coaching (certificate) � Holistic Hospice & Palliative Care (certificate) � Integrative Health & Healing (certificate) � Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid (CNA/HHA) (training) � Workplace Wellness (training) Engineering, Mathematic Physics & Biomedical � Applied Engineering/Biomedical Device Manufacturing Associate in Science (degree) � Biomedical Technologist Associate in Science (degree) � Pre-Engineering Associate in Science (degree) s, Business, Accounting, hip Management & Leaders � Accounting Associate in Science (degree) � Accounting Practitioner Associate in Applied Science (degree) � Business Associate in Science (degree - also entirely online!) � Business Associate in Applied Science Emphasis in Management/Marketing (degree) Emphasis in Office Technology (degree) � Business Administration Bachelor of Science (degree - see page 12) � Business Industry & Technology Associate in Science (degree) � Human Resources Associate Associate in Science (degree) � Sales Management Associate in Science (degree) � Administrative Specialist (certificate) � Business Communication (certificate) � Business Computer Applications (certificate) � Business Generalist (certificate) � Customer Service (certificate) � Leadership in Business (certificate) � Project Management (certificate) � Public Leadership Academy (certificate) � Quickbooks & Business Accounting Series (certificate) � Retail Management (certificate) � Small Business Accounting (certificate) � Small Business Development (training) Anoka-Ramsey Community College is a great place to begin your journey toward a four-year degree. AnokaRamsey offers the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), a collaborative effort among all two-year and fouryear public colleges and universities in Minnesota to help students transfer coursework in general education between institutions. � Advanced Medical Device (certificate) � Biomedical Core (certificate) � Biomedical Technician (certificate) � Clinical Research Professional (certificate) � Documentation/Configuration Management for Biomedical Industry (certificate) � Lean Medical Device & Pharmaceutical (certificate) � Quality Systems for Biomedical Industry (certificate) � Center for Lean (see page 10) � SolidWorks 3D CAD (training) Life & Physical Sciences � Applied Engineering/Biomedical Device Manufacturing Associate in Science (degree) � Biological Sciences Associate in Science (degree) � Biomedical Technologist Associate in Science (degree) � Environmental Science Associate in Science (degree) � Pre-Engineering Associate in Science (degree) � Advanced Medical Device (certificate) � Biomedical Core (certificate) � Biomedical Technician (certificate) � Clinical Research Professional (certificate) � Documentation/Configuration Management for Biomedical Industry (certificate) � Lean Medical Device & Pharmaceutical (certificate) � Quality Systems for Biomedical Industry (certificate) Computers � Computer Networking & Telecommunications Associate in Science (degree) � Computer Science Associate in Science (degree) � Computer Help Desk Specialist (certificate) � Computer Network Security (certificate) � Computer Programming (certificate) Education & Social Servi � Associate in Arts Emphasis in Education (degree) Emphasis in Psychology (degree) ces � FasTrack to License for Teaching Secondary Students (post-bachelor's degree - see page 12) � Special Education Bachelor of Science (degree - see page 12) � Teacher Education K-8 Licensure Bachelor of Science (degree - see page12) " Knowledge is important. An education provides credentials in whatever you want to do." Mo Ulel, associate in science degree in Business Administration, soccer player, Student Ambassador, future business owner � Microsoft Office Master (certificate) � Network Support & Administration (certificate) � Quickbooks & Business Accounting Series (certificate) � VMware vSphere 4 Certification (training) � Web Design (certificate) � Cisco CCNA Certification (training) � Cisco CCNA Security Certification (training) � CompTIA A+ Certification (training) � CompTIA Security + Certification (training) Art, Music, Theatre & Engli � Art Associate in Fine Arts (degree) sh � Associate in Arts Emphasis in Art (degree) Emphasis in Creative Writing (degree) Emphasis in English Literature (degree) � Music Associate in Fine Arts (degree) � Theatre Associate in Fine Arts (degree) 8 763-433-1300 AnokaRamsey.edu/Success 9 Professional Training Helping individuals & businesses thrive in a changing economy Anoka-Ramsey Community College Professional Training o ers short-term, non-credit courses as well as development, consulting, assessment and training for individuals, small businesses and corporations. Career Assistance Anoka-Ramsey Community College has counselors and advisors available to help you with your career development process. Career development is a life-long process that includes self assessment, occupational research, educational research and job-hunting strategies. Career Resources Career Services can help you to plan your career map and take steps toward your nal destination with: � � � � � Advising Individual Counseling Classes & Workshops Library Resources Job Placement Services Non-Credit Areas of Interest Allied Healthcare � Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Home Health Aid (HHA) � Charge Nurse Leadership � Clinical Research � Health Information Technology � Lean Healthcare � Medical Coding � Pharmacy Technician Computer Applications & IT � Computer Applications (Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Adobe) � Hardware (A+) � Networking (Cisco, CompTIA) � Operating Systems � Security, Wireless, VOIP � Virtualization (VmWare) � Web Design & Development Career Search Assistance Student will nd useful information about the career search process through the career services Web pages, by attending the annual job skills fair, or by working one-on-one with the career services advisor and the counseling team. e annual career fair helps educate college students on the skills necessary to gain employment including: resume critique and development; dressing for success; interviewing; researching the company and the value of internships. On the career services Web pages, students can access information about: � � � � Job Searching Resume & Cover Letter Development Interview Tips & Tricks Professional Training (see page 10) Biomedical Technology � � � � � � Medical Device Design & Manufacturing Process Validation/Verification Quality Systems Regulatory (ISO/FDA) Risk Management Statistical Analysis/Minitab Highly Regulated Industries � � � � 3D CAD/SolidWorks Creativity & Innovation LEAN & Six Sigma Regulatory Control Integrative Health & Healing � � � � Annual Holistic Health Conference Complementary & Alternative Medicine Palliative & Geriatric Care Workplace Wellness Business & Industry Development � � � � � � � Business Communication Customer Service High Performance Leadership Innovation & Ideation Project Management Supervisory/Management Team Building Individuals Contact For more information, call Professional Training admissions at 763-433-1200. For the most current training schedule, visit: AnokaRamsey.edu/Training. " An education allows you to capture your dreams and reach your goals in life." Andrew Pomeroy, generals to transfer to four-year degree, Student Ambassador, future pilot or probation officer Center for Lean � � � � � � � � Lean Business Lean Green Lean Healthcare Lean Manufacturing Lean Medical Device Manufacturing Lean Office Lean Online Innovation & Lean for Government Businesses Contact Professional Training Director at 763-433-1200 to discuss customized training designed to help you meet your bottom line, or visit: AnokaRamsey.edu/Training. If you need services that we don't offer, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. AnokaRamsey.edu/Success 10 763-433-1300 11 Flexible Scheduling Options cheduling Off-Campus Locations 95 Classes are o ered one or two nights a week in di erent lengths including a 16-week full semester or 10-week moderately accelerated semester. Becker Blaine Columbia Heights Elk River Forest Lake Fridley Lindstrom Lino Lakes Monticello New Brighton North Branch St. Francis Zimmerman N Cambridge 95 North Branch Student Resources Help To Succeed! 35 Becker 169 25 Elk River River St. Frances Ru m Zimmerman 47 One-on-One Services Academic Advising can help you: Counseling Services can help you with: personal concerns a personal crisis career counseling and career assessments various topics related to mental health plan class schedules research careers Riv er 65 Monticello Mississippi Forest Lake 94 Coon Rapids 242 Rapids Fridley 95 Lino Lakes 35W Blaine 35E Coon check graduation requirements 694 New Brighton Columbia Heights find resources and learning strategies explore transfer options To view the courses offered this fall semester, visit: AnokaRamsey.edu/Success Online Classes & Programs Anoka-Ramsey Community College o ers online classes in more than 20 subjects. Take classes or complete an associate in arts degree, associate in science degree in Business or Accounting, or a Business Computer Applications or Business Generalist certi cate entirely online. Support Communities Adult Basic Education provides free services in GED preparation, reading enhancement, writing skills and basic math skills. Academic Support Centers provide tutoring services in science, college-level math, foreign languages, social science, computer skills and many other academic areas. e Math Skills & Advising Center provides services to help you develop the math skills for success in college-level math courses. e center o ers tutoring, academic advising and workshops. Preparation for the Accuplacer math placement exam is also available. Writing Services provide professional assistance to help you become a better writer. e Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs enhances the involvement of underrepresented and under served students and promotes a community that embraces, celebrates and creates inclusive learning environments. Stop by the Mosaic Center, where students gather for support. Saturday College Are you tight on time? Earn your Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) credits (generals) in three semesters! Or earn a degree in ve semesters, taking ve courses a semester on Saturdays only. Courses are accelerated, hybrid courses. e pace is fast--often double the pace of a typical semester course--and up to half of course work may be online. For the lifelong learner in you, Anoka-Ramsey o ers courses to learn more about other cultures, understand how the human mind works or paint a portrait. Advanced Degrees at Anoka-Ramsey Campuses Below is a listing of the programs currently o ered at Anoka-Ramsey's Cambridge Campus and Coon Rapids Campus. Additional advanced degrees are under development, so check back often. � Business Administration bachelor of science degree program from Metropolitan State University � FasTrack to License for Teaching Secondary Students post-bachelor's degree from Bemidji State University � Nursing bachelor of science degree program from Bemidji State University at Cambridge Campus; from Metropolitan State University at Coon Rapids Campus � Special Education bachelor of science leading to E/BD licensure from Minnesota State University Moorhead � Special Education courses leading to a bachelor and master of science degree by St. Cloud State University � Teacher Education K-8 Licensure, Distributed Learning in Teacher Education (DLiTE) bachelor of science from Bemidji State University Resources For Your Unique Needs " An education can have a profound and positive effect on people's lives. I love helping people, and working with youth. With the help of my education, in the future I will do both." Garret David Vensland, associate in arts degree, transfer student, future teacher Access Services for students with disabilities provide free academic support services to students with documented disabilities to help them participate fully and successfully in college programs. TRIO Student Support Services provide free services for a positive learning environment to help ensure the academic success of quali ed students. Veterans Services provide free services to military veterans, active duty service members, Guardsmen/Reservists and their family members. Sta members are available to answer questions, help access military bene ts and transcripts, assist with degree planning and provide referral services. " My education will allow me to live a better life and to set an example for my children." Thanh "Joey" Van H. Ngo, generals to transfer to a four-year degree program, Student Ambassador, former factory worker, future teacher 763-433-1300 12 AnokaRamsey.edu/Success 13 Life Outside the Classroom Clubs, Activities & More College is more than classes. Along with numerous clubs and organizations to help you make the most of your education, the O ce of Student Life sponsors social, educational and cultural events throughout the year. If your interest is not already represented, you are encouraged to form your own club! Athletics Leadership Opportunities � � � � � � Campus Programming Board Student Life Committee Student Ambassadors Program Student Government Community Engagement Scholars Phi Theta Kappa � � � � � � Academic Organizations � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Astronomy Club Biology Club Business Leadership Club Chemistry Club Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Club Computer Science Club Engineering & Physics Club Math Club Math Team Club (AMATYC) Philosophy Club Pre-Vet & Pre-Med Club Psi Beta (National Honor Society in psychology) Psychology Club Theatre Muslim Student Association Political Science Club Running Club Society for Creative Anachronism Student Nurses Association Students Taking Action for Road Safety (STARS) � Swing Dancing Club � Veteran & Military Student Organization/ Student Veteran Club Student Publications � � � � Ink Spot (Cambridge Campus) The Rampage (Coon Rapids Campus) Spirit River Review (Cambridge) Rapids Review (Coon Rapids) ic athlet t why u Find o cipation at parti amsey is a-R Anok cketing! skyro The Golden Rams collegiate athletic teams offer exciting action for both players and spectators. Member of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Student Activities for Optional Credit � Band (Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Musical Theatre Ensemble, String Orchestra) � Choir (Concert, Chamber Singers) � Intercollegiate Athletics � Student Newspapers � Theatre/Drama � Newspaper/Journalism Men's Sports Special Interest Groups � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Adult Learning Club African Student Association Art Club Billiards Club Campus Democrats & Progressives Campus Republicans & Conservatives Ceramic Guild Creative Writing Club CRU (Christian Association) Dance Team Environmental Awareness Club Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Hearts Ablaze (Christian Club) Literacy Club Magic: The Gathering Club Multicultural Club Fitness � Fitness Centers (both Cambridge Campus & Coon Rapids Campus) Baseball Basketball Soccer " An education is one of the best choices a person can make. So far, mine has benefitted me financially, academically and socially." Tacita Gonzalez, generals to transfer to a four-year degree program, basketball player, future probation officer Intramural & Recreational Sports � � � � � � � � Bowling Badminton Basketball Softball Sand Volleyball Volleyball Golf Students vs. faculty/staff softball games Women's Sports Basketball Fastpitch Softball Soccer Volleyball 2011 National Champions! 14 763-433-1300 AnokaRamsey.edu/Success 15 Select News Briefs Stumpf Appointed Interim President of Anoka-Ramsey & Anoka Technical College Two colleges align under one president Appointed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees, Dr. Jessica Stumpf, who was serving as interim president of Anoka-Ramsey Community College for the past year, began July 1 as the interim president of both Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Technical College. With the alignment, Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Tech will retain their own names, missions and accreditation but function under one president to better serve the northern suburbs. A new search for a permanent president will begin shortly. College Offers New Health Sciences Degree Beginning this fall, Anoka-Ramsey is o ering an associate in science degree in Health Sciences at both the Cambridge Campus and Coon Rapids Campus. e degree is designed to provide a general background for students interested in health sciences but undecided which healthcare eld they intend to pursue. New Nursing Assistant (CNA/HHA) Program in Demand Anoka-Ramsey began o ering a non-credit certi ed nursing assistant/home health aide (CNA/HHA) program in early 2011 at both the Cambridge Campus and the Coon Rapids Campus. In only 77 hours, students gain the training and skills necessary for this in-demand healthcare career. Partnership with Coon Rapids YMCA, Offers Classes, Free Day Care As part of its mission to bring education to all people in its service area, AnokaRamsey has partnered with the Emma B. Howe Northtown Family YMCA (8950 Springbrook Dr, Coon Rapids) to o er courses at the YMCA site, which will provide free, unlicensed day care for the children of students. Grant Received to Document MN Ceramics History, Offer Free Workshops, Exhibits To increase ceramic arts opportunities and participants, college Art Faculty member, Mark Lambert has been awarded a $50,000 Minnesota State Arts Board grant to fund, "Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire," a series of workshops, exhibitions, gallery talks and a documentary lm illustrating how ceramic arts are passed from artist to artist. Watch for free, public o erings related to this project. Note: workshops will require advanced registration. International Artists Exhibit in Great River Gallery Anoka-Ramsey Community College's Art Committee has invited artists from around the world to exhibit in the Coon Rapids Campus Great River Gallery. Artists are coming as far away as Paris, France. All exhibits are free and open to the public. Fall semester welcomes: � September: Gallery I, Jonathan Jacquet; Gallery II, Tom Berenz � October: Gallery I, Mary Lingen � November: Gallery I, Joo Woo � December: Gallery I, Chris Troutman College Dollars & Sense ink college is too expensive for you? Don't rule it out because of costs. e U.S. Department of Education awards more than $96 billion a year in grants, work-study assistance and low-interest loans, and the state of Minnesota has programs too. In fact, 73 percent* of Anoka-Ramsey Community College students receive some form of nancial aid. Financial Aid Basics What ere are three types of nancial aid available to most students: � grants and scholarships ( nancial aid you don't repay) � loans ( nancial aid you must repay) � work-study and community or military service ( nancial aid you earn) Most students receive a nancial aid package put together by the school you plan to attend. It may include all three types of aid. Every student admitted to Anoka-Ramsey Community College who meets the basic eligibility criteria and completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is eligible for some form of assistance. Financial aid is intended to ll the gap between the actual price of the school and what students and their families can realistically contribute. Financial aid is often based on nancial need. But to receive any grants, loans or work-study assistance, you need to ll out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To begin your application, visit: fafsa.ed.gov. Apply as soon as possible. Who Why How When *IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey, Fall 2009, rst-time, full-time degree or certi cate seeking students. Anoka-Ramsey Offers Great Value Anoka-Ramsey University of Minnesota Rasmussen College University of St. omas 4-Credits 1 Year 4-Year Degree $568 $1,506 $2,520 $3,938 $4,551 $9,794 $18,900 $31,504 2 Years Anoka-Ramsey + +2 years U of M +2 years Rasmussen +2 years St. omas You SAVE! $10,486 $28,698 $53,906 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Scholarships Anoka-Ramsey's campus foundations o er more than 80 scholarships. In 2010-2011, 120 Cambridge Campus students received more than $74,400 in foundation scholarships. Approximately 130 Coon Rapids Campus students received more than $130,000 in foundation scholarships including two Presidential Star scholarships that pay for full tuition, fees and books. 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AnokaRamsey.edu/Success A MEMBER OF THE MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SYSTEM �2011 Anoka-Ramsey Community College An equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternate formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 1-866-433-5590 or 763-433-1450 (TTY).