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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

“ Education shapes the future. It is important for everyone to get an education, so we have an educated workforce.”

Anoka-Ramsey Community College: Compare to be Impressed

With two campuses in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, and numerous off-site locations (see page 12), you will find 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

Shannon Glenn, associate in arts degree with Psychology emphasis, Student Government President, Student Ambassador, future autism specialist

• Post-Secondary Education Option Students (PSEO) taking college courses while still in high school

“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.

CONNECT TO YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR HIGH-QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION

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Why Education?

Why Anoka-Ramsey?

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. Their 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. The most recent reports predict by 2020, 70 percent of all jobs in Minnesota will require two years of education after high school.

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More than 12,000 people chose Anoka-Ramsey Community College last year to help achieve their educational, professional and personal goals.

Lowest-Cost Tuition In-Demand Two-Year Degree Programs Career-Focused Training Programs Active On-Campus Student Organizations Beautiful, Riverside Campuses Small Class Sizes

Education Pays

Fully Accredited 100 Degree, Certificate & Training Programs

“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 benefits, 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 first presentation, test or paper, your confidence 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.

GENERALS (MnTC MINNESOTA TRANSFER CURRICULUM) Credit classes to transfer into a

four-year degree program.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE (AA)

A general two-year degree. Students can choose to concentrate in select areas.

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE (AS)

A two-year degree in a specific field.

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE (AAS)

A specialized two-year degree that combines a liberal arts education with career-specific classes. ASSOCIATE IN FINE ARTS DEGREE (AFA) A two-year

degree available in Art, Music or Theatre to transfer into a four-year program.

“ As I apply what I learn in school in my life, I know I am living life to the fullest.”

ADVANCED DEGREES See page 12 CERTIFICATES Training and courses in in-demand

career fields leading to or enhancing employment

Heather Jones, associate in arts degree, transfer student, Student Ambassador, environmentalist

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Degrees, Generals (MnTC), Transfer & Training

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING See page 10

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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 Office Technology Philosophy Physical Therapist Assistant Physics Political Science Psychology Reading Social Science Sociology Spanish Speech Study Abroad Study Skills Swedish Theatre Arts Women’s Studies

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Programs A-Z

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

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Herbal Therapies

Adobe Professional Suite

High Performance Leadership

Advanced Medical Device

Holistic Geriatric Health

American Sign Language

Holistic Healing Coaching

Applied Engineering - Biomedical Device Manufacturing

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Art (emphasis)

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Human Resources Associate Integrative Health & Healing

Art Sales

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Biomedical Technologist

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Business

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Business Administration

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Business Communications

Music

Business Computer Applications

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Network Support & Administration

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Nursing Leadership

Business Innovation & Ideation

Nursing: LPN Mobility

Business Supervisory & Management Charge Nurse Leadership

Nursing: Two-Year Professional Nurse

Cisco CCNA Certification Training

Nursing: RN to BSN

Cisco CCNA Security Certification Training

Office Technology

Clinical Research Professional (AS)

Physical Therapist Assistant

CompTIA A+ Certification Training

Pre-Engineering

ComptTIA Security + Certification Training

(AS) (AS) (BS) (Business AAS)

(AAS) (AS)

Project Management

ComptTIA Network + Certification Training

Project Management Master Public Leadership Academy

Computer Applications

Psychology (emphasis)

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Quickbooks & Business Accounting Series

Computer Help Desk Specialist

LPN Mobility

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Two-Year Professional Nurse

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Computer Network Security

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Computer Network Support & Administration

Retail Management

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Russian

Computer Operating Systems

Sales Management

Computer Programming

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Small Business Accounting

Computer Science

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Creative Writing (emphasis)

Small Business Development

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SolidWorks

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Special Education

English Literature (emphasis)

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Environmental Science

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Teaching Secondary Student Licensure

Customer Service

Spanish

Emergency Medical Technician

Teaching Education K-8 Licensure

Essential Oils

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Team Building

Fitness Specialist Graduate Reading

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Biomedical Technician

Education (emphasis)

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Lifework/Career Transitions

Biomedical Industry Quality Systems

Computer Networking & Telecommunications

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Community Health

Online

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Biomedical Core

Business, Industry & Technology

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MnTC courses for transfer to a four-year degree program Accounting

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Generals (Minnesota Tra Curriculum, MnTC)

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.

Life & Physical Sciences

Health & Wellness • Community Health Associate in Science (degree) • Health Sciences NEW Associate in Science (degree)

• Applied Engineering/Biomedical Device Manufacturing Associate in Science (degree)

• Integrative Health & Healing Associate in Science (degree)

• Biomedical Technologist Associate in Science (degree)

• Nursing: LPN Mobility Associate in Science (degree)

• Pre-Engineering Associate in Science (degree)

• Nursing: Two-Year Professional Nurse Associate in Science (degree)

• Advanced Medical Device (certificate)

• Nursing RN to BSN Bachelor of Science (degree - see page 12) • Physical Therapist Assistant Associate in Applied Science (degree)

• Applied Engineering/Biomedical Device Manufacturing Associate in Science (degree)

• Acupressure (certificate)

• Biological Sciences Associate in Science (degree)

• Athletic Coaching (certificate) • Clinical Research Professional (certificate)

• Biomedical Technologist Associate in Science (degree) • Environmental Science Associate in Science (degree) • Pre-Engineering Associate in Science (degree)

• Biomedical Core (certificate) • Biomedical Technician (certificate) • Clinical Research Professional (certificate) • Documentation/Configuration Management for Biomedical Industry (certificate) • Lean Medical Device & Pharmaceutical (certificate)

• Essential Oils (certificate)

• Quality Systems for Biomedical Industry (certificate)

• Fitness Specialist (certificate)

• Center for Lean (see page 10)

• Healing Touch (certificate)

• SolidWorks 3D CAD (training)

• Herbal Therapies (certificate)

• Advanced Medical Device (certificate)

• Holistic Geriatric Health (certificate)

• Biomedical Core (certificate)

• Holistic Healing Coaching (certificate)

• Biomedical Technician (certificate)

• Holistic Hospice & Palliative Care (certificate)

• Clinical Research Professional (certificate)

• Integrative Health & Healing (certificate)

• Documentation/Configuration Management for Biomedical Industry (certificate)

• Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid (CNA/HHA) (training) • Workplace Wellness (training)

• Lean Medical Device & Pharmaceutical (certificate)

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Education & Social Servi • Associate in Arts Emphasis in Education (degree) Emphasis in Psychology (degree)

• 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)

Computers • Computer Networking & Telecommunications Associate in Science (degree) • Computer Science Associate in Science (degree) • Computer Help Desk Specialist (certificate) • Computer Network Security (certificate)

• Quality Systems for Biomedical Industry (certificate)

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• Computer Programming (certificate)

“ Knowledge is important. An education provides credentials in whatever you want to do.”

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)

• Microsoft Office Master (certificate) • Network Support & Administration (certificate)

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Art, Music, Theatre & Engli

• Quickbooks & Business Accounting Series (certificate)

• Art Associate in Fine Arts (degree)

• VMware vSphere 4 Certification (training)

• Associate in Arts Emphasis in Art (degree) Emphasis in Creative Writing (degree) Emphasis in English Literature (degree)

• Web Design (certificate) • Cisco CCNA Certification (training) • Cisco CCNA Security Certification (training) • CompTIA A+ Certification (training)

• Music Associate in Fine Arts (degree) • Theatre Associate in Fine Arts (degree)

• CompTIA Security + Certification (training)

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Professional Training Helping individuals & businesses thrive in a changing economy

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.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Professional Training offers short-term, non-credit courses as well as development, consulting, assessment and training for individuals, small businesses and corporations.

Non-Credit Areas of Interest Allied Healthcare

Computer Applications & IT

• Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Home Health Aid (HHA) • Charge Nurse Leadership • Clinical Research • Health Information Technology • Lean Healthcare • Medical Coding • Pharmacy Technician

• Computer Applications (Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Adobe) • Hardware (A+) • Networking (Cisco, CompTIA) • Operating Systems • Security, Wireless, VOIP • Virtualization (VmWare) • Web Design & Development

Biomedical Technology

Highly Regulated Industries

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Medical Device Design & Manufacturing Process Validation/Verification Quality Systems Regulatory (ISO/FDA) Risk Management Statistical Analysis/Minitab

Business & Industry Development • • • • • • •

Business Communication Customer Service High Performance Leadership Innovation & Ideation Project Management Supervisory/Management Team Building

Center for Lean • • • • • • • •

Lean Business Lean Green Lean Healthcare Lean Manufacturing Lean Medical Device Manufacturing Lean Office Lean Online Innovation & Lean for Government

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3D CAD/SolidWorks Creativity & Innovation LEAN & Six Sigma Regulatory Control

Career Services can help you to plan your career map and take steps toward your final destination with: • • • • •

Advising Individual Counseling Classes & Workshops Library Resources Job Placement Services

Career Search Assistance Student will find 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. The 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:

Integrative Health & Healing • • • •

Career Resources

Annual Holistic Health Conference Complementary & Alternative Medicine Palliative & Geriatric Care Workplace Wellness

Individuals Contact For more information, call Professional Training admissions at 763-433-1200. For the most current training schedule, visit: AnokaRamsey.edu/Training.

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Job Searching Resume & Cover Letter Development Interview Tips & Tricks Professional Training (see page 10)

“ 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

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.

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Flexible Scheduling cheduling Options Off-Campus Locations

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Online Classes & Programs

Support Communities

Anoka-Ramsey Community College offers online classes in more than 20 subjects.

Adult Basic Education provides free services in GED preparation, reading enhancement, writing skills and basic math skills.

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 certificate entirely online.

Saturday College Are you tight on time? Earn your Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) credits (generals) in three semesters! Or earn a degree in five semesters, taking five courses a semester on Saturdays only. Courses are accelerated, hybrid courses. The 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 offers courses to learn more about other cultures, understand how the human mind works or paint a portrait.

Academic Support Centers provide tutoring services in science, college-level math, foreign languages, social science, computer skills and many other academic areas. The Math Skills & Advising Center provides services to help you develop the math skills for success in college-level math courses. The center offers 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. The 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.

Advanced Degrees at Anoka-Ramsey Campuses

Resources For Your Unique Needs

Below is a listing of the programs currently offered 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

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“ 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

“ 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

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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 qualified students. Veterans Services provide free services to military veterans, active duty service members, Guardsmen/Reservists and their family members. Staff members are available to answer questions, help access military benefits and transcripts, assist with degree planning and provide referral services.

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Life Outside the Classroom Clubs, Activities & More

Athletics

College is more than classes. Along with numerous clubs and organizations to help you make the most of your education, the Office 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!

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

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

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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 • • • •

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Ink Spot (Cambridge Campus) The Rampage (Coon Rapids Campus) Spirit River Review (Cambridge) Rapids Review (Coon Rapids)

Member of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Student Activities for Optional Credit

Men’s Sports

• Band (Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Musical Theatre Ensemble, String Orchestra) • Choir (Concert, Chamber Singers) • Intercollegiate Athletics • Student Newspapers • Theatre/Drama • Newspaper/Journalism

Baseball Basketball Soccer

Fitness • Fitness Centers (both Cambridge Campus & Coon Rapids Campus)

Intramural & Recreational Sports • • • • • • • •

Bowling Badminton Basketball Softball Sand Volleyball Volleyball Golf Students vs. faculty/staff softball games

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“ 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

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Women’s Sports

Basketball

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Fastpitch Softball Soccer Volleyball

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Select News Briefs Stumpf Appointed Interim President of Anoka-Ramsey & Anoka Technical College Two colleges align under one president

College Dollars & Sense Think college is too expensive for you? Don’t rule it out because of costs. The 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 financial aid.

Financial Aid Basics What

There are three types of financial aid available to most students: • grants and scholarships (financial aid you don’t repay) • loans (financial aid you must repay) • work-study and community or military service (financial aid you earn) Most students receive a financial aid package put together by the school you plan to attend. It may include all three types of aid.

Who

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.

Why

Financial aid is intended to fill the gap between the actual price of the school and what students and their families can realistically contribute.

How

Financial aid is often based on financial need. But to receive any grants, loans or work-study assistance, you need to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To begin your application, visit: fafsa.ed.gov.

When

Apply as soon as possible.

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 offering an associate in science degree in Health Sciences at both the Cambridge Campus and Coon Rapids Campus. The degree is designed to provide a general background for students interested in health sciences but undecided which healthcare field they intend to pursue. New Nursing Assistant (CNA/HHA) Program in Demand Anoka-Ramsey began offering a non-credit certified 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 offer 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 film illustrating how ceramic arts are passed from artist to artist. Watch for free, public offerings 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

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Anoka-Ramsey Community College Scholarships Anoka-Ramsey’s campus foundations offer 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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Why go away for college or put off your education? Anoka-Ramsey has the convenience of the lowest-cost tuition in Minnesota; riverside campuses; active on-campus student organizations; dedicated faculty; small classroom sizes; full accreditation; more than 100 degree, certificate and training programs.

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College Newsletter Fall 2011