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Programs A to Z ................................................................ 6-7 • Art, Music, Theatre & English..................................... 8-9 • Biology, Bioscience & Science.............................. 10-11 • Business....................................................................... 12-13 • Computers............................................................... 14-15 • Education & Social Services.................................. 16-17

Loan P. Luu

• Engineering, Math & Physics................................. 18-19


Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

• Health & Wellness................................................... 20-21


Advanced Degrees........................................................... 22

Transfer first two years to a four-year degree program

Flexible Scheduling............................................................ 23

Scholarships & Awards

Professional Training........................................................... 24

Paying for College............................................................. 29

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Career Assistance ............................................................. 30

Why a college education?

Student Resources: Tutoring, Counseling & Advising......... 25 Life Outside the Classroom............................................... 26 Athletics............................................................................... 27 Return on Your Investment in Education......................... 28

I was a new immigrant from Vietnam in 2006. I did not want to work in the factory like many adult Vietnamese immigrants who do not attend college because they lack English skills and need to work to support their families. Attending college is the only way for me to have a life that I want in America.

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Minnesota High Tech Foundation Scholarship Student of the Month – Trio SSS National Mathematics Competition Certificate of merit Nontraditional Scholarship CSEMS Scholarship Dean’s List Member of Phi Theta Kappa Mitchell E. Gast Scholarship

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Advice to people considering college?

Be confident, believe in yourself, look for opportunities and ask for advice and help from people who have diverse experiences. Dream Job

Math Instructor Future Plans

I am transferring to the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities.

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Graduates continue on to prestigious schools or into careers

Fully Accredited

Degrees, Generals, Subjects & Transfer.......................... 4-5

Small Class Sizes

It’s easy to figure out why more than 12,000 people choose Anoka-Ramsey Community College last year to help achieve their educational, professional and personal goals.

Beautiful, Riverside Campuses

Welcome to Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Lowest- Cost Tuition

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Active On-Campus Student Organizations

Coon Rapids Campus

Award-Winning Faculty Dedicated to Full-Time Teaching

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Cambridge Campus

Behram Sarosh Radmanesh Hometown

Bombay, India Program/Degree

Associate in arts and MnTC generals to transfer Why did you choose Anoka-Ramsey?

It is affordable, and has good resources and excellent instructors. Sports Interests

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Ultimate frisbee What would you say to a person considering attending Anoka-Ramsey?

Before you start, contact one of the counselors and decide what college you want to transfer to. Anoka-Ramsey has a fantastic transfer program, and connections with many universities to make your transfer process painless.

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Advice for people considering Anoka-Ramsey?

The MnTC generals and associate in arts degree are great options if you are thinking of

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transferring to another school. Complete most your general requirements, and get an idea of what you would like to study in the future. Dream Job

To become a doctor and researcher at a highly regarded institution, such as the Mayo Clinic. Future Plans

I am attending the University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences this fall, and I hope to be working part time as a researcher at one of the university’s labs.

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Degrees, Generals, Subjects & Transfer

At our two campuses in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, or at one of our numerous off-site locations (see page 23), you will find people just like yourself, seeking a high-quality education to increase wage-earning potential and career satisfaction.

generals (minnesota transfer curriculum - Mntc): Credit classes

to transfer into a four-year degree program.

No matter who you are, there is a place for you at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Associate in Art Degree (AA): A general two-year degree. Students can

choose to concentrate in select areas.

• High School Graduates completing career programs or, more often, getting the first two-years of their four-year degree

Associate in Science Degree (AS): A two-year degree in a specific field.

• College Graduates pursing a bachelor or master degree close to home (see page 22)

Associate in Fine Arts Degree (AFA): A two-year degree available in

• Adults seeking professional training to advance their careers


Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS): A specialized two-year

degree that combines a liberal arts education with career-specific classes. Art, Music or Theatre to transfer into a four-year program.

Certificates: Training and courses in in-demand career fields leading to

or enhancing employment

• International Students, such as Loan Luu, pursuing the American Dream (see page 3)

Professional Training: See page 24

Course Subject Areas

• Military Veterans pursing new careers and a better future • Senior Citizens exploring interests

Accounting American Sign Language Anthropology Art Biology Biomedical Technology Business Career Orientation Chemistry Chinese Competency-Based Education (CBE) Computer Applications Computer Networking & Telecommunications

• Post-Secondary Education Option Students (PSEO) taking college credits while still in high school Classes begin August 23. Consider what Anoka-Ramsey has to offer you and contact us soon!

Transfer Made Easy Your Anoka-Ramsey two-year degree will easily transfer to four-year institutions. Anoka-Ramsey has transfer agreements with numerous colleges and universities throughout Minnesota.


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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


Programs A-Z Program

Result Degree


Location Training


Coon Rapids


Programs A-Z

Scheduling Online





MnTC courses for transfer to a four-year degree program

Fitness Specialist


Geography (emphasis)

Accounting Practitioner

(AS) (AAS)



Coon Rapids


Scheduling Online



(AA) (post graduate)

Healing Touch

Adobe Professional Suite


Advanced Medical Device

Herbal Therapies

American Sign Language

High Performance Leadership

Applied Engineering - Biomedical Device Manufacturing

Holistic Geriatric Health Holistic Healing Coaching



Art (emphasis)


Holistic Hospice & Palliative Care

Art Sales Arts & Language

Human Resources Associate


Integrative Health & Healing


Lean Strategies


Kid U/College for Kids

Athletic Coaching

Leadership in Business


Lean Medical Device & Pharmaceutical

Biomedical Core Biomedical Industry Documentation/Configuration Management

Lean Strategies Lifework/Career Transitions

Biomedical Industry Quality Systems

Manufacturing Management/Marketing (emphasis)

Biomedical Technician Biomedical Technologist



Hardware (A+)

Administrative Specialist

Biological Sciences


Graduate Reading


Associate in Arts



(Business AAS)

Medical Device Advanced

Business Business


Business Administration


Medical Device Technical Microsoft Office Master Music

Business Communications


Network Support & Administration

Business Computer Applications

Nursing Leadership

Business Generalist

Nursing: LPN Mobility


Business Innovation & Ideation

Nursing: Two-Year Professional Nurse


Business Retail Management

Nursing: RN to BSN


Business Supervisory & Management

Office Technology (emphasis)

Business, Industry & Technology


Charge Nurse Leadership Physical Therapist Assistant

Cisco CCNA Certification Training


Cisco CCNA Security Certification Training

Public Leadership Academy Psychology (emphasis)

ComptTIA Security + Certification Training

Quickbooks & Business Accounting Series

ComptTIA Network + Certification Training

Reading Teacher K-12

Computer Applications Computer Applications/IT Computer Help Desk Specialist

LPN Mobility


Two-Year Professional Nurse






Sales Management


Small Business Accounting

Computer Network Support & Administration

Small Business Development SolidWorks

Computer Operating Systems


Computer Programming Computer Science


Special Education

Creative Writing (emphasis)


Teaching Secondary Student Licensure

Customer Service

English Literature (emphasis)


Environmental Science


(BS) (Post BA/BS)

Teaching Education K-8 Licensure



Team Building

Emergency Medical Technician



Virtualization (VmWare) Web Design & Development

Essential Oils



Retail Management

Computer Network Security

Education (emphasis)


Project Management Master


CompTIA A+ Certification Training

Computer Networking & Telecommunications


Project Management

Clinical Research Professional Community Health

(Business AAS)


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



Art, Music, Theatre & English An associate in arts or associate in fine arts may be the choice for you if you are a visual person, like to work with productions or words, or live to perform in front of an audience.

Arie Dejuan Perry Hometown

North Minneapolis, Minn.

Arts and communications workers such as painters, dancers, sculptors, musicians, writers, actors and singers use creativity and their talents in their job. You may work in front of an audience as a performer or artist or behind the scenes to make a performance successful with a script, music, lighting or stage design.

High School

Fridley High School Program/Degree

Associate in fine arts in Art

I was the first one in my family to finish high school and I wanted to go further.

Related Programs

Courses offered in all these subjects: • Music

• Associate in Arts

• Theatre

emphasis in Art (degree) emphasis in Creative Writing (degree) emphasis in English Literature (degree)


One thing you want people to know about Anoka-Ramsey?

The college has a great Art program. More people should get their degree here. Dream Job

Why choose Anoka-Ramsey? Associate in Fine Arts (degree)

• High School Strive Scholarship • Trio Scholarship Why college after high school?

• Art

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Scholarships & Awards

I won a one-year scholarship through my high school.

Associate in Fine Arts (degree)

I would like to make cartoons or comic books. Future Plan

Best aspect of Anoka-Ramsey?

Associate in Fine Arts (degree)


The great teachers!

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I want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.


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Biology, Bioscience & Science

Marty Marchio Hometown

Saint Paul, Minn.

Whether your ultimate goal is to become a doctor, a veterinarian, a worldrenowned research scientist or you are seeking a fast-track career in the booming industry of biomedical technology, Anoka-Ramsey is the most affordable place to begin.


Associate in science in Environmental Science Employment History

I served 18 years as I.T. Director for a wholesale distribution company in Blaine, Minn. Scholarships & Awards

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• Nominated for Phi Theta Kappa • Distinguished Member Award Why attend college at this point in your life?

After I lost my job, I wanted to take my life in a different direction. Why choose Anoka-Ramsey?

It was the only college to offer an Environmental Science degree.

Related Programs

Courses offered in all these subjects: • Biological Sciences

• Clinical Research Professional (certificate)

• Biomedical Technologist

• Documentation/ Configuration Management for Biomedical Industry

Associate in Science (degree) Associate in Science (degree)

• Environmental Science

Associate in Science (degree)

• Lean Medical Device & Pharmaceutical (certificate)

• Biomedical Core (certificate)

• Quality Systems for Biomedical Industry

• Biomedical Technician (certificate)

I volunteered at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center for a class and have stayed for a year and a half. I also participated in a class project at Three Rivers Park District and became a park volunteer when the class ended a year ago.


• Advanced Medical Device (certificate)


Have you done community service through Anoka-Ramsey?

One thing you want people to know about Anoka-Ramsey?

It is a hidden gem. The faculty are great and the education is top notch. Advice to other adult students?

Always keep your eyes on the big picture. College can be tough at times, but the doors that an education opens are worth it. Dream Job

Fellow at a Washington Think Tank Future Plan

Continue my studies at the University of Minnesota

Want to save money?

Beginning your path to an advanced degree at Anoka-Ramsey will save you thousands of dollars in tuition costs (see page 22 for tuition comparison).




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Angela Kealey

Business, Accounting, Management & Leadership


Blaine, Minn.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College offers programs in business, accounting, management and leadership to prepare you to provide the vital support and vision that organizations need to run successfully.

High School

Blaine High School Program/Degree

In business, there are many types of jobs at all levels. You may work in a variety of industries as well. Perhaps you will start your own business and do it all!

Associate in arts degree to transfer to the Carlson School of Management or the University of St. Thomas

Related Programs

Scholarships & Awards

• • • • •

Courses offered in all these subjects: • Accounting

Associate in Science (degree)

• Accounting Practitioner Associate in Applied Science (degree)

• Business

• Administrative Specialist (certificate)

• Business Communication

Applications (certificate)

• Business

• Customer Service (certificate)

Associate in Applied Science emphasis in Management/ Marketing (degree) emphasis in Office Technology (degree)

• Business Administration

I have always believed in chasing my dreams no matter the obstacles. I come from a family where my mother is the sole provider. Neither of my parents attended college. When I was young, my mother started to save money for my college education. She saved up enough for two years at Anoka-Ramsey. I am thankful for this every day of my life.

• Business Computer

• Business Generalist (certificate)

• Leadership in Business (certificate)

• Project Management

Why choose Anoka-Ramsey?


Bachelor of Science (degree - see page 22)

• Public Leadership Academy

• Business Industry & Technology

• Retail Management

Anoka-Ramsey is only 10 minutes from my home, it meets my financial needs and I can complete a two-year associate in arts degree to transfer.

• Small Business Accounting

What would you say to a person considering attending Anoka-Ramsey?

Associate in Science (degree)

• Human Resources Associate

Associate in Science (degree)

• Sales Management

(certificate) (certificate) (certificate)

Deciding to attend Anoka-Ramsey was one of the best decisions I ever made. I received my two-year degree with the lowest tuition in Minnesota and with a very flexible class schedule. I also gained hands-on experience through Phi Theta Kappa, which has strengthened my academic studies.

• Small Business Development (certificate)

Associate in Science (degree)



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Why college after high school?


Associate in Science (degree - also entirely online!)

Connexus Energy Scholarship Leadership Award Grant All-State Academic Team Dean’s List 5-Star Level in Phi Theta Kappa

What was one challenge you overcame while attending Anoka-Ramsey?

When I first started at Anoka-Ramsey, I had no clue what I wanted to do. After a year, I had a high grade point average and I decided on a marketing major. The biggest obstacle I had to overcome was deciding where I wanted to transfer to and what classes I needed to take. The counselors helped me make a decision and assisted in my class selection. One thing you want people to know about the program you enrolled in?

The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is a great choice if you are still undecided on your major and if you know you are transferring to a four-year college. Future Plans

Pursue a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and become an advertising sales director. I may pursue a master’s degree as well.


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Computers: Networking, Programming, Software & Technology Jake Oswell

Like computers and software, and want to be in-demand? Information technology jobs are in a growing and always-changing field. You might work with computer hardware, software, multimedia or network systems. You might design new computer equipment or work on a new computer game.


Duluth, Minn. Program/Degree

Associate in science in Computer Networking (CNET)

The possibilities are endless. Check out Anoka-Ramsey Community College programs that can launch your computer career.

Other Degrees/Certificates

Advanced Technical Certificate, 2001 Current Job

Network Engineer at Verus Corporation and Owner and Technician of Jake’s Computer Repair

Related Programs

Why choose Anoka-Ramsey?

Courses offered in all these subjects: • Computer Networking & Telecommunications

Associate in Science (degree)

• Computer Science

Associate in Science (degree)

• Network Support & Administration (certificate) • Computer Network Security (certificate)

• Computer Help Desk Specialist (certificate)


• CompTIA Security + Certification (training) • Microsoft Office Master (certificate)

• Network Support & Administration (certificate)

• Computer Network Security

• VMware vSphere 4 Certification (training)

• Cisco CCNA Certification (training)

• Web Design (certificate) 763-433-1840

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I enjoy the relationships formed with teachers and students. Besides cultural diversity, there is also age diversity. We are all in different places in our lives, and are able to bring that experience into the classroom to help each other.

experience that can be carried into the field. The teachers know what they are doing, and the education is a great value for the knowledge gained. Whether you are just starting out, or already in the field, you will get the information you need to succeed in today’s workforce.

One thing you want people to know about Anoka-Ramsey?

What would you say to a person considering attending Anoka-Ramsey?

Anoka-Ramsey has a friendly atmosphere, and the education is first rate. The CNET program is second to none. We have access to the networking hardware we are studying, and we get practical

Do it! If you can’t take a full schedule, take a couple of classes at a time. Just keep going until you are done. Besides an education, you will form relationships that will be valuable as you continue your career.

Best Aspect of Anoka-Ramsey?

• CompTIA A+ Certification

• Quickbooks & Business Accounting Series (certificate)



• Cisco CCNA Security Certification (training)

• Computer Programming (certificate)

Anoka-Ramsey has a good CNET program and is conveniently located between work and home. It is also affordable.


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Education & Social Services Do you want to make a direct and important difference in peoples’ lives?

Kirsten Hagen Kennedy

Teachers and social services workers guide and assist people. As a counselor, librarian or principal, you could support the work of a classroom teacher. You could also coach sports activities or lead community classes.


North Branch, Minn. Program/Degree

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)/ Generals for Transfer

Social services workers help individuals and families meet their personal needs. You might work in a government office, hospital, nonprofit agency, nursing home, spa, hotel or school. Or, you may work from your own home.

Scholarships & Awards

• Cambridge Foundation Scholarship • Leadership Scholarship What made you decide to attend Anoka-Ramsey?

I have five children and wanted to be available to them while pursuing my degree. Anoka-Ramsey offered small class sizes and easy access to instructors. Best Aspect of Anoka-Ramsey?

Related Programs

The easy access to all aspects of pursuing my education: knowing that if I have a question or need help, resources and counseling are accessible; opportunities to participate in clubs and organizations; academic help; and a well-staffed and friendly pool of tutors. Most important is the access I have to my instructors when I need extra help or have a scheduling conflict.

Courses offered in all these subjects: • Associate in Arts

• Special Education

emphasis in Education (degree) emphasis in Psychology (degree)

Bachelor of Science (degree - see page 22)

• FasTrack to License for Teaching Secondary Students

• Teacher Education K-8 Licensure

(post-bachelor’s degree see page 22)

Bachelor of Science (degree - see page 22)

One thing you want people to know about Anoka-Ramsey?

Anoka-Ramsey changes lives.



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What was one challenge/ obstacle you overcame to attend Anoka-Ramsey?

I left an abusive marriage with five children and no degree. I had to overcome my fear of returning to school after 26 years. It took me three tries to take the placement exams. Isabelle Schmidt [college counselor] took me by the hand and told me “you can do this.” She was right! One thing you want people to know about your program?

Each instructor cares about who you are and where you want to go, and they will help you achieve your dreams. Dream Job

Director of the International Watch Group for Human Rights Future Plan

I am going to transfer to the University of Minnesota to complete a bachelor of science in Psychology/Family Violence and finish a master’s degree.


Aida Mitiku

Engineering, Mathematics & Physics


Addis Abeba, Ethiopia High School

Dandii Boru Do you like sciences, such as physics or chemistry, or math? Many students begin their four-year degree in these fields at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.


Associate in science in Pre-Engineering Scholarships & Awards

• Dean’s List

If you want to use science for design or construction, an associate in science in Pre-Engineering may be for you.

Why college after high school?

I want to pursue my education because I want to have a better life, and I love learning new things.

For those already working in the field or simply needing training, AnokaRamsey also offers the Center for Lean, a training program and consultation service designed to develop management practices, improve efficiencies and increase productivity.

Best aspect of Anoka-Ramsey?

The best aspects are my friends, the faculty and the environment. AnokaRamsey provides students with the best instructors who are willing to help and guide you through your college life. Clubs & Organizations

• • • •

Related Programs

Courses offered in all these subjects: • SolidWorks 3D CAD (training)

• Center for Lean (training)

• Lean Green (certificate)

• Pre-Engineering

• Lean Manufacturing

Math Club Multicultural Club Treasurer, African Student Association Student Government

One thing you want people to know about Anoka-Ramsey?

It’s the best college with its low cost, awesome instructors, and excellent environment for college students.

Associate in Science (degree)




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What would you say to a person considering attending Anoka-Ramsey?

You are starting at the right place. Don’t be afraid to ask for guidance. What advice would you give another student facing challenges?

Don’t give up. Time heals everything. One thing you want people to know about your program?

If you are interested in majoring in Engineering, Anoka-Ramsey has incredible teachers who are willing to assist you.

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Future Plan

Transfer to the University of Minnesota


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Erin Kyle Lovik Hometown

Brooklyn Park, Minn. High School Program/Degree

I would just have Anoka-Ramsey continue to keep the academic standards as high as at a university.

Physical Therapist Assistant associate in applied science

One thing you want people to know about your program?

Park Center High School

Current Job

Health & Wellness

Seasonal employee at the National Sports Center

Anoka-Ramsey Community College offers a number of programs to promote health, wellness, nursing, fitness, and holistic health that provide the education necessary to succeed in health-related careers.

Future Plans

Physical Therapist Assistant who works with the Minnesota Twins! Take my license exam and get a job!

Ekko Blumer Hometown

Chisago City, Minn. High School

Chisago Lakes High School Program/Degree

Physical Therapist Assistant associate in applied science Current Job

Courses offered in all these subjects:

Pharmacy Technician at Lindstrom Thrifty White Pharmacy

• Acupressure (certificate)

Why college after high school?

• Clinical Research Professional (certificate)

I took a couple years after high school to work full time, but I always knew it was something I would do for myself.

Associate in Science (degree)

• Essential Oils (certificate)

Why did you choose Anoka-Ramsey?

• Physical Therapist Assistant

• Fitness Specialist (certificate)

They offered the Physical Therapist Assistant program.

Associate in Science (degree)

• Integrative Health & Healing

Associate in Applied 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 22)

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


Dream Job

Dean’s List; nominated Outstanding Student Award from the American Physical Therapy Association I needed to find full-time work to support myself. I didn’t want to work two or more jobs at a time anymore.

Related Programs • Community Health

This program is amazing! The instructors are very knowledgeable. It is fast paced and you need to stay focused.

Scholarships & Awards

Why college at this point in your life?

Graduates are not only in demand, they work in a variety of disciplines such as research, directly with patient care or provide support. Health jobs also offer variety in regards to location. For example, you could work in a hospital, office, clinic, laboratory, wellness center or nursing home. Or you could work on a cruise ship, at a sports arena or within a patient’s home.

What would you change about Anoka-Ramsey?

• Healing Touch (certificate)

Best aspect of Anoka-Ramsey?

I liked the convenience of two different campus sites and online courses, as well as the flexibility of class schedules, not to mention credits are incredibly affordable when compared to other schools.

• Herbal Therapies (certificate) • Holistic Geriatric Health (certificate)

• Holistic Healing Coaching NEW !

Have you done any internships through your program?


• Holistic Hospice & Palliative Care (certificate)


• Integrative Health & Healing (certificate)



My first internship was with Novacare in Woodbury at an outpatient physical therapy clinic and my second was with the physical therapy department at St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls, Wisc. My final clinical is at a clinic five miles away from my house.

One thing you want people to know about Anoka-Ramsey?

It seems like everyone here really wants you to succeed. What was one challenge you overcame while attending college

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College in general has been a challenge for me. I have had to figure out how to pay my mortgage, as well as other things on top of being able to spend time with my family and friends all at the same time as studying and trying to succeed. But like everyone always tells me, it will all be worth it in the end. What advice would you give another student facing obstacles/challenges?

Don’t give up and give it your all. There are ALWAYS people willing to help you with whatever the problem may be. Whether it is an instructor or fellow student, don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it. One thing you want people to know about your program?

I LOVE it. I am really surprised how overlooked this field is. I think this is one of those careers that can be so multi-purpose and applied to so many different settings, whether you want to work in a hospital or with athletes or pediatrics.


Flexible Scheduling Options Off-Campus Locations Anoka-Ramsey Community College brings college classes into communities and regions where location counts!

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Classes are offered one or two nights a week in different lengths including 16-week full semester or 10-week moderately accelerated semesters. Foley Forest Lake Fridley Lindstrom Lino Lakes

Monticello New Brighton North Branch St. Francis Zimmerman

• Becker • Blaine • Columbia Heights • Elk River

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.

To view the courses offered this fall, visit

Advanced Degrees at Anoka-Ramsey Campuses

• • • • •

• • • • •

Making Advanced Degrees Convenient

Online Classes & Programs

• Business Administration

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

bachelor of science degree program

from Metropolitan State University

Take online classes or get an associate in art degree, an associate in science degree in Business or Accounting, or a Business Computer Applications or Business Generalist certificate entirely online.

• Nursing

bachelor of science degree program from Bemidji State University • Special Education

bachelor of science leading to E/BD licensure from Minnesota State University Moorhead

Anoka-Ramsey also offers student services such as records and registration, financial aid, student orientation, library services and tutoring online.

• FasTrack to License for Teaching Secondary Students

(post-bachelor’s degree) from Bemidji State University

Saturday College

• Teacher Education K-8 Licensure, Distributed Learning in Teacher Education (DLiTE)

Is your time tight? You can earn a degree in five semesters or your general credits to transfer in three semesters, taking up to five courses a semester on Saturdays only.

bachelor of science from Bemidji State University

Saturday College courses at Anoka-Ramsey are accelerated, hybrid courses, which means the pace is fast—often double the pace of a typical semester course. Further, up to half of your course work may be online. Spend as few as eight Saturdays on campus to complete one or more courses.

Attend College Close to Home & Save

Compare 30 semester credits (or 45 quarter credits) at Anoka-Ramsey with other private institutes in your community: nesota Tuition in Min Lowest-Cost Anoka-Ramsey Community College................................................$4,550* University of Minnesota................................................................... $11,466* Minnesota School of Business......................................................... $19, 575*



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.

*Source: College websites; Fall 2010 tuition

By attending Anoka-Ramsey Community College for one academic year, you could save up to $15,000.

Earn your Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) credits (generals) in three semesters! Saturday classes have been efficiently scheduled, so you can complete your generals (MnTC) in three semesters.

To view the courses offered this fall, visit


Professional Training for Businesses & Individuals

Student Resources Help To Succeed!

Here is an overview of the free, success-focused services available outside the classroom to students at Anoka-Ramsey.

Helping individuals and businesses thrive in a changing economy.

One-on-One Services

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Professional Training offers development, consulting, assessment and training for individuals, small businesses and corporations.

Academic Advising can help you: • plan class schedules • research careers • check graduation requirements • find resources and learning strategies • explore transfer options Counseling Services can help you with: • personal concerns • a personal crisis • career counseling and career assessments • various topics related to mental health

Areas of Expertise Business & Industry Development Business Communication Customer Service High Performance Leadership Innovation & Ideation Project Management Supervisory/Management Team Building

Allied Healthcare Charge Nurse Leadership Clinical Research Health Information Technology Lean Healthcare Medical Coding Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Pharmacy Technician

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

Center for LEAN Lean Business Lean Green Lean Healthcare Lean Manufacturing Lean Medical Device Manufacturing Lean Office Lean Online Computer Applications & IT Computer Applications (Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Adobe) Hardware (A+) Networking (Cisco, CompTIA) Operating Systems Security, Wireless, VOIP Virtualization (VmWare) Web Design & Development

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 any other academic area you need help in. The Math Skills & Advising Center provides services to help you develop the math skills needed for success in college-level math courses. The center offers tutoring, academic advising services and workshops. Preparation for the Accuplacer math placement exam is also available.

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

Writing Services provide professional assistance to help you become a better writer.

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development Business Planning & Consulting Buy/Sell Business Financial Assessments Invention Development Marketing Raising Capital Start-up Assistance

The Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs enhances the involvement of underrepresented and underserved students and promotes a campus community that embraces, celebrates and creates inclusive learning environments. The office includes a Mosaic Center where students can gather for support.

Resources For Your Unique Needs 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 designed to provide a positive learning environment to help ensure the academic success of qualified students, such as those who are the first in their family to attend college.

Individuals contact Professional Training admissions at 763-433-1200, or visit for the most current training schedule. Businesses contact a Professional Training Director at 763-433-1200 to discuss customized training designed to help you meet your bottom line, or visit or for more information.



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, provide referral services and much more.


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Life Outside the Classroom Clubs, Activities, Athletics & More

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! Governing Organizations • Student Government • Student Life Committee/ Campus Programming Board Academic Organizations • Astronomy Club • Biology Club • Business Leadership Club • Chemistry Club • Engineering & Physics Club • History Club • Math Club • Phi Theta Kappa • Philosophy Club • Psychology Club Special Interest Groups • African Student Association • Art Club • Campus Democrats & Progressives • Campus Republicans & Conservatives • Ceramic Guild • Creative Writing Club • CRU (Christian Association) • Dance Team • Gay Straight Alliance • Hearts Ablaze (Christian Club) • Multicultural Student Club • Muslim Student Association • Nurses Christian Fellowship • Swing Dancing Club • Veterans & Military Student Organization



2 010-2 011 Student Publications • Ink Spot (Cambridge Campus) • Salmagundi (Coon Rapids Campus) • Spirit River Crossings (Cambridge) • Rapids Review (Coon Rapids)

Men’s Sports

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

Baseball Basketball Soccer

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

Women’s Sports Basketball Fastpitch Softball Soccer Volleyball

Intramural & Recreational Sports The Intramural and Recreational Sports program offers something for everyone, and is a great way to meet new friends and enjoy friendly competition. • Bowling • Badminton • Basketball • Softball • Sand Volleyball • Volleyball • Golf • Students vs. faculty/staff softball games • More


The Golden Rams collegiate athletic teams at Anoka-Ramsey Community College offer exciting action for both players and spectators. As a member of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association, Anoka-Ramsey offers the following competitive teams:

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Invest in Your Future

Paying for College

Education beyond high school is an investment in your future.

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, 65 percent* of Anoka-Ramsey Community College students receive some form of financial aid.

More jobs than ever before require training or a two- or four-year college degree. Experts predict that by 2014, 90 percent of the fastest-growing careers will require some education after high school.

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 of these types of aid.

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

Benefits College graduates typically receive more and better benefits, such as health insurance and retirement plans, than jobs requiring only a high school diploma. Growth Potential 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. Confidence Most 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. The sky is the limit!

So What’s Stopping You?

If you are ready for more money, more benefits, more security, more options, more confidence and an overall better standard of living, apply today!



Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey (Based on 2008 annual averages for persons age 25 and over. Earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers.)

Besides a better emplyment opportunities, an investment in education can also provide you with more: Job Security A college degree increases your chance of employment by almost 50 percent when compared to a high school diploma alone. Bottom line: the higher your education level, the greater your chances of finding and keeping a job.

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


Whether your old or young, new to college or returning, have family to help or are on your own, to qualify for financial aid at Anoka-Ramsey you only need to be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national (or an eligible non-citizen) and, for a Minnesota college, a resident of Minnesota.


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


In Minnesota you can file as soon as you have completed your tax return. Applications are accepted up to 30 days after the semester starts.

* (based on fall 2008 full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking students for 2008-09 academic year)


Anoka-Ramsey Community College Scholarships

Along with federal and state financial aid, Anoka-Ramsey’s campus foundations offer more than 160 scholarships. In 2009 - 2010 alone, Cambridge Campus students received more than $66,200 in foundation scholarships. Coon Rapids Campus students received more than $148,000 in foundation scholarships including two Presidential Star scholarships that pay for full tuition, fees and books.


Career Assistance

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Career development is a life-long process that includes self assessment, occupational research, educational research and jobhunting strategies.

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Anoka-Ramsey Community College has counselors and advisors available to help you with your career development process.

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

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• Advising

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• Individual Counseling • Classes & Workshops

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• Job Placement Services

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• Library Resources

Career Search Workshops

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Job Search Strategies Workshop: Develop a strategic, job-hunting process by optimizing all available resources. Learn how and what to prepare, online and offline search methods, networking, cold calling, informational interviewing and direct employer contact. Begin the job search process or refine current strategies.

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I would like more information about: General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum/Associate in Arts Degree Art, Music, Theatre & Writing Programs Biology/Bioscience & Science Programs Business Programs

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop: Explore various resumes and cover letter styles and formats used in today’s job market to gain employment. Interview Workshop: Explore various interviewing methods used today by employers. Learn what to expect, how to prepare for an interview, and tips and techniques.


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