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Chris Mikko GRAPHIC DESIGN

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to the top Tammy Mencel’s path to becoming publisher and president of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal began at Normandale.

internationally known Mary GrandPré, illustrator for the Harry Potter book series, found her direction at Normandale.

the power of three Looking to advance your career and/or get in on an emerging new industry? These three Normandale programs might be just what you’re looking for.

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campus digest A look at the steps Normandale is taking to help more students achieve their goals, along with more news from in and around the college.

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Committed to Student A look at some of the steps the college is taking to help more students achieve their goals.

Step #1: Setting a new application deadline This fall, Normandale set an admissions application deadline for new full-time students. Students who registered after Aug. 15, 2010, were limited to taking a maximum of seven credits until the Spring 2011 term.

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Above: Studying together can enhance success. Below: Students walk to class on a typical school day.

Why the change? To boost students’ success rates. “We looked at the data on full-time students who enrolled at the last minute—both at Normandale and at colleges around the country—and found that their chances for success were very low,” says Matt Crawford, Normandale’s director of Admissions. “As many as 60 percent of students who applied between August 1 and August 14 were placed on academic probation at the end of the semester, and withdrawals were not uncommon.” By encouraging students to commit earlier, the goal is for them to have more time to participate in the college’s newly revamped advising and registration sessions. “The sessions provide students with access to counselors and admission personnel who help them navigate course registration and financial aid information,” says Crawford. “It also provides information on how to be successful in college, and introduces them to the numerous services Normandale offers to help them stay on track.” With registration at an all-time high—up 11 percent from last year’s totals—and with record numbers of new students needing to master English as a second language before they can advance to college-level coursework—the new deadline and sessions are a crucial step. “We’re trying to help students get started on the right foot,” says Crawford.

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Success Step #2: Providing staff access to student success experts

Dr. Vincent Tinto

How to achieve greater student success was the central focus of workshops in August 2010 for faculty and staff. The workshops, themed “Vision: Possible,” featured two noted experts in the fields of education and intercultural relations. Dr. Vincent Tinto, Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at Syracuse University, spoke about how to make an impact on student success by understanding their habits based on data collected. Tinto then led a session with academic program chairs and student affairs leaders that focused on identifying ways to integrate support services into programs and courses to improve student learning and success. DANNY ABRIEL

Dr. Emmanuel Ngomsi, a noted world cultures and languages consultant, spoke about understanding cultural differences as a path to a more successful learning environment. He then led a breakout session on how one’s cultural lenses affect daily attitudes and behaviors, and another that showed student leaders and staff how the power of inclusion helps transcend cultural differences and enhance teamwork.

Step #3: Creating a new retention coordinator staff position

Howard Odor

As Normandale’s new retention coordinator, Howard Odor’s job is to make the first contact with students having trouble in school. It’s a big role, but Odor is up to the task. He attended Normandale as a student in the late 1980s as an international student from Nigeria before earning his B.A. from Metropolitan State University. He has since worked at Normandale in a variety of student service-related capacities. What are your duties in this new role? I work with faculty members once they identify at-risk students and then reach out to the students within 24 hours by an e-mail, phone call, or a letter. My role is to see how the college’s tutoring, counseling, and advising services can help students who fail to do assignments, or who have poor attendance and/or low test scores. I also provide one-on-one advising to at-risk students, monitor student retention and future registration, and reach out to students who are not enrolled for the upcoming semester. Where did you work previously? From 2000 to 2010, I was a Student Support Services coordinator, serving low-income and first-generation students, as well as those with disabilities. Do you have any goals for this new role? The primary one is to help increase our students’ graduation rate. A lot of students transfer to four-year colleges or universities after completing the 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, without taking the extra 20 credits that count toward a two-year degree. I also want to reduce the number of students on probation and suspension. And I want to increase the number of students seeking counseling and advising services— counseling and advising have a very powerful influence on success. GEOFF JONES

What is the best way for students to contact you? My preferred contact choice is an office visit (I’m in room L 1755), but you can also call me at 952-487-8194 or e-mail me at howard.odor@normandale.edu.

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See yourself here An innovative new program earns accolades for offering youngsters a taste of the college experience. “After today, I can’t wait to go to college.” That response from a young student visiting the Normandale campus is just what the developers of the See Yourself Here program were hoping for. “This is an outreach program to increase college awareness for under-represented and under-served youth,” says Wanda Kanwischer, director of the Center for Service-Learning. Since its inception in 2009, the program has attracted approximately 250 fifth- through ninth-grade students from Richfield, Minneapolis, Lakeville, Hopkins, and Bloomington, as well as from Barron, Wis. “It’s a three-hour program,” says Lorrie Bortuzzo, interim director for the Center for Multicultural Services. “The students arrive on campus, attend a mock college lecture, have lunch, and take a tour led by some of our student leaders. They also get a Normandale I.D. card to take home with them.” See Yourself Here has been an unqualified hit with the young students and also recently earned a programming award from the Minnesota College Personnel Association. Even more satisfying than that award, however, are the smiles on the young students’ faces and their enthusiasm about the possibility of one day enrolling in college. LORRIE BORTUZZO

Student challengers recognized at the Grand Finale; Team Wellness won the award for most supporters.

Students from Richfield Middle School pose with Normandale student hosts.

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Toast of the Town fundraiser a success in its second year The Normandale Community College Foundation recently held its second-annual Toast of the Town Challenge fundraiser. Thanks to the generous support of business sponsors and individuals, the Toast of the Town Challenge raised more than $107,000, which will help the Normandale Foundation provide scholarships and program support to students. The students of Team Wellness, in friendly competition with fellow student challengers Team Business and Team Veterans to see who could raise the most money, came out on top in the end. “It was great to see students come together for their fellow students,” says Chuck Waletzko, the Foundation’s executive director. “Congratulations, Team Wellness!”

Save the date! Second-annual Success Day coming in February 2011. Last April, some 2,500 to 3,000 students, faculty, staff, and community members descended on Normandale to participate in the school’s Success Day program (coined “Apps for Success”). Participants chose from hundreds of sessions—everything from photography, nutrition, and advocating for the homeless to juggling, career planning, how to deal with stress, and more. “The purpose of the program was to give people an opportunity to come on campus for a day and learn about things they normally wouldn’t study, to create a better life balance,” says Shelly Freese, a member of Normandale’s Communication faculty and 2010 program's planning co-chair. The 2011 Success Day, called “Mission Possible! Navigating Your Future,” is set for Feb. 8, 2011.

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Catherine Byers Breet, career transitions coach

Social media and reemployment specialist Kate Madonna Hines confers with attendee.

Career workshop helps hundreds “Join a Different Herd—Rebrand Your Career” aids seasoned workforce members looking to rebrand themselves for today’s economy. More than 400 people took advantage of “Join a Different Herd—Rebrand Your Career” at Normandale in October to get help from experts on how to find jobs, change careers, or reenter the workforce. “The purpose of the event was to help individuals who are 40-plus—the seasoned members of the workforce— rebrand their careers,” says Carolyn Vinup, director of Workforce Partnership and Development at Normandale. “They’re asking, ‘How can I develop the new me? How do I reposition what I know and what I do, and how do I move on to my next job, my next career?’” A collaborative effort between Normandale, the Hennepin South WorkForce Center, the Department of Employment and Economic Development, and Positively Minnesota, the workshop was the second in a series. The first was conducted last May, which drew more than 550 people and was honored with a Best Practices citation by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Vinup says plans are in the works to continue the workshop series in 2011.

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Center of attention The Kopp Student Center remodeling project, which will increase the center’s space from approximately 28,000 to more than 53,000 square feet, began in August and will be completed in June 2011. Plans call for a student lounge space (complete with game area, fireplace, and several computer workstations), offices for Student Life and the student newspaper, the college store, a theater performance area, seven meeting rooms with enhanced technology, new kitchen facilities and dining area, and a teahouse overlooking the Japanese Garden.

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Kopp Student Center slated for completion in June 2011.

Illustration of the newly remodeled Kopp Student Center

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QR codes What are they? How do you use them? You’ve probably noticed the QR codes in this issue (on the cover, on pages 12 and 13, and in the course schedule section on page 15). What are they? A quick and easy way to get information using your smartphone! It’s easy to use them. Simply scan each code with your phone (you’ll need to install a QR code reader if your phone doesn’t have one already installed). That’s all there is to it! Your phone will read the code and deliver you the information you need instantly.

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Tammy Mencel’s path to becoming publisher and president of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal began at Normandale. By Sara Gilbert Frederick

Tammy Mencel wasn’t even sure she wanted to go to college. When the South Minneapolis native graduated from high school in 1987, she had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. Even though she had always been a good student, she wasn’t sure that college would be the right choice at the time. Turns out that it was just a matter of finding the right fit— and for Mencel, that was Normandale.

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“I knew that the associate of arts required a good balance of classes that could lead you in any direction. And it was very much a quality education, with a lot of individualized attention from the instructors.” TAMMY MENCEL

“My guidance counselor told me that I was a good student and that I had to go to college,” she remembers. “That’s when I realized that Normandale made sense. It was close to home, it gave me a lot of options, and it would provide a foundation for whatever I decided to do when I grew up.” The foundation that Mencel received while obtaining her associate of arts degree at Normandale prepared her well for her current position as president and publisher of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. But it wasn’t just the classes she took

that mattered; the flexibility she found at Normandale was just as important to her eventual success, because it allowed her to earn realworld experience while receiving her education. “Because Normandale was so flexible, I worked two part-time jobs while I was going to school,” Mencel says. “I worked in retail, so it was customer-service oriented and very much about meeting with people. I was running a store before I finished at Normandale.”

A quick rise That sales background served her well when she heard about an opening at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal a few years after graduating from Normandale in 1990. She had spent a year at Minnesota State University, Mankato and had taken a few classes at the University of Minnesota, but was still working in retail at the time. The thought of working regular hours appealed to her, so she took a job as an account executive with the Journal in 1999. Two years later, she was promoted to associate advertising director and then, in 2005, she became the ad director. In December 2007, she was named publisher. And now, more than ever, she sees how important her Normandale experience has been to her career. “I had to juggle a lot of different things at Normandale,” she says. “I do a lot of that now too, with all of my different responsibilities. But also, because there’s no clear path to getting an associate of arts degree, you really had to make your own mix of classes. That open-mindedness and creativity have helped me as well. I need to be able to do the same thing here.”

Something new There was one class in particular that stands out now to Mencel: acting. It was something she had never done before, and it forced her to try something different. Not only did it end up being one of her most enjoyable Normandale experiences, it also prepared her for life as the publisher of a weekly newspaper and daily online publication with a paid subscriber base of almost 14,000.

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What internationally known alumnus got her start at Normandale? Mary GrandPré, illustrator for the Harry Potter book series, found her direction at Normandale. Mary GrandPré, best known as the illustrator for the hugely popular Harry Potter book series, still sees her career and her art as a work in progress. That artistic growth began right here in Bloomington, where she began drawing at the age of 5, and Normandale had a place in making it happen. “Normandale was my first college experience; that was just after high school and I was living at home, not quite sure of a career, struggling between the idea of fine artist or illustrator and designer” says GrandPré. “Normandale was a place for me to collect my thoughts. It was a little smaller, more intimate.

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“We did things in that class I wouldn’t have done otherwise,” she explains. “We met in small and large groups to perform. That helped me in my current role, because now there are times when I have to be up on a stage in front of 1,100 people giving a presentation.” Mencel had no idea that the public speaking skills she cultivated in the course would be critical to her career. But she did realize that Normandale’s variety of classes would serve her well no matter what she did in the future. She was able to dabble in arts, sciences, and sociology, she says, and to find out where she felt she fit best. “I knew that the associate of arts required a good balance of classes that could lead you in any direction,” she says. “And it was very much a quality education, with a lot of individualized attention from the instructors.” She appreciates where that education has taken her as well. Mencel loves her job at the Journal and knows that she’s lucky to be where she is today. But she also knows that her experience at Normandale is one of the big reasons why she’s there. “All I’ve got is a two-year associate of arts degree from Normandale,” she says. “That’s what got me here.” Sara Gilbert Frederick is a Mankato-based freelance writer.

“Normandale had a really nice art department, and the classes were a step up from what I had known in previous drawing classes,” she adds. “The courses provided me with my first exposure to life drawing and art history, which helped me see where I fit into the art world. Normandale was a comfortable place to be.” Three years followed at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and she built a portfolio that opened doors that eventually led to the Harry Potter opportunity. “Normandale was a really nice place for me to ease into college because you can go at your own pace,” GrandPré says. “I tell people it may not be the last college you attend, but it’s a good way to start.” See GrandPré’s work at her website, www.marygrandpre.com

Reprinted from Normandale’s Pathways publication, October 2000 issue

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By Vicki Stavig

THE POWER Looking to advance your career and/or get in on an emerging new industry? These three Normandale programs might be just what you’re looking for.

Healthcare Informatics A.A.S.

Accelerated Business Degree

Of all the ways that Normandale serves the Twin Cities area, perhaps the most important is its wide variety of educational programs. Looking for a mid-career restart? Want to fulfill the transfer requirements for a four-year college or university (and save thousands of dollars in the process)? Want to quickly advance your career—or even find a new one, for that matter? Normandale can help. With that in mind, here’s a trio of programs getting attention these days.

“They immerse students in the principles of business.” Dan Creed Instructor, Business Department

Accelerated Business Degree While Normandale’s Accelerated Business degree program is not new, it continues to be popular with students motivated to earn a degree in as little as 18 months. That timeline, combined with the opportunity to take many of the classes online or during evenings, also makes it appealing for students already in the workforce. “This program is for someone who is mature, diligent, highly motivated, and has a strong work ethic,” says Dan Creed, an instructor in Normandale’s Business Department. “It is a very intense program in a short period of time.” The program’s courses are practical, accessible, and transferable. “They immerse students in the principles of business,” Creed says, noting that topics include everything from the basics of business, funding, and management styles to accounting principles, small group communication, and computer applications. “We also have articulation agreements with a number of schools, including Metropolitan State; Minnesota State, Mankato; and Concordia University.”

Find Out More For more information, go to www.normandale.edu, call 952-4878163, or use the QR code below.

“The students treated more than 200 patients, many of whom were uninsured. The need is great.” Dr. Colleen Brickle Dean of Health Sciences

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OF THREE “The healthcare industry will need people who can understand and speak both healthcare and IT languages.” Shirley Beil Faculty Member, Math and Computer Science Department

Oral Health Practitioner A.S.

Healthcare Informatics Normandale is anticipating approval for an A.A.S. degree in Healthcare Informatics by next spring, making it the only college in Minnesota—and the second in the nation— to provide such an offering. “This program is important because it’s a high-demand, highpay career,” says Shirley Beil, a faculty member in the college’s Math and Computer Science department. “It’s an emerging field.” The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there will be a shortage of 51,000 qualified healthcare IT workers in the next five years. The demand is due in part to the federal HITECH Act, which mandates that by 2014, every American have an electronic health record to provide instant access to such information as drug allergies, blood type, and medical history. “The healthcare industry will need people who can understand and speak both healthcare and IT languages,” says Moni Islam, the program’s coordinator. “This new program will provide students with those skills—and prepare them to meet the demand.” Healthcare informatics is not medical coding, Beil stresses. “Students will develop an understanding of healthcare data and processes, along with database design and object-oriented programming,” she says. “These people will need to be able to listen to practitioners, understand their needs, and translate them into solutions.” Sunny Ainley, director of Normandale’s Continuing Health & Wellness Programs, shares Beil’s excitement. “The ideal student would be someone with education and experience in healthcare practice or administration, or IT,” she says, adding that a federal stimulus HIT training grant is allowing Normandale to offer a short-term, non-credit health IT training program for

healthcare and IT professionals not looking for degree credit. “This is an opportunity to fuse experience and training with new health IT training, offering career transition or advancement and possibly new employment.” Find Out More Contact Moni Islam at 952-952-7430, go to www.normandale.edu, or use the QR code below.

Oral Health Practitioner Last year, a Metropolitan State University partnership with Normandale unveiled an M.S. degree for Oral Health Practitioners. Normandale provides the clinic site for the students, and nonclinical classes are conducted at Metro State, which also issues the degree. The program’s first class will graduate in 2011. Program graduates will be eligible for licensure as a dental therapist and certification as an advanced dental therapist. The degree came about after Minnesota passed legislation creating a mid-level oral health provider discipline that enables students educated under the combined Dental Therapy and Advanced Dental Therapy model to become licensed to administer educational, preventive, palliative, therapeutic, and restorative services—and to do so with a focus on underserved patients. Normandale has long offered an A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene, which now is a

steppingstone to the college’s Oral Healthcare Practitioner M.S. degree. “Those students will be dual licensed as dental hygienists and dental therapists, or what we call oral health practitioners,” says Dr. Colleen Brickle, dean of Health Sciences. Oral health practitioners are similar to nurse practitioners, but provide such dental services as fillings and extractions that formerly could only be provided by dentists. Two factors are driving the need for the new practitioners: the number of dentists reaching retirement age, and the thousands of people who struggle to get—and pay for—dental care. Normandale students work with community clinics, homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and veterans’ organizations to recruit patients. “From late July to Oct. 1, 2010, we screened more than 400 patients—more than we were able to handle,” Brickle says. “The students treated more than 200 patients, many of whom were uninsured. The need is great.” Find Out More For more information, contact Colleen Brickle at 952-487-8158. Also check out this StarTribune article: Go to http://newsroom.normandale.edu, then click on the top link under the right column header, “Normandale in the News—Dental therapist fans smiling at results of study.” You can also use QR code at right to go directly to the article.

Vicki Stavig is a Bloomington-based freelance writer. www.normandale.edu

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Normandale Spring Schedule Spring Semester 2011 Afternoon and Evening Credit Courses Normandale Community College has a broad selection of courses that can meet your degree-planning needs. This issue of Normandale magazine includes a complete list of course offerings. Apply early for the best class selection.

BUSINESS RELATED

Business Problem Solving and Data Analysis Using Spreadsheets

Principles of Engineering

Environmental Geology

Offered Mon, Thurs afternoon

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Offered Mon evening

Calculus 1

Physical Geology

Computer Keyboarding

Offered Tues, Thurs evening

Offered Wed evening

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Wed evening

Computer Training Practicum

Calculus 2

Offered Wed afternoon

Offered Tues evening Info Mgmt Busn Databases Offered Thurs evening

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Wed evening

College Physics 2

Calculus 4: Differential Equations

Offered Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon or Mon, Wed evening

Principles of Accounting 2

Information Technology Concepts and Business Software 1

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Wed evening

Descriptive Astronomy

Offered Mon, Thurs, Fri evening

Offered Tues evening

College Algebra

Fundamentals of Computers

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon

ACCOUNTING Accounting Basics Offered Wed afternoon

Federal Income Tax Offered Wed evening

Principles of Accounting 1 Offered Mon, Wed, Fri afternoon or Wed, Thurs evening

BUSINESS Business Problem Solving and Data Analysis Using Spreadsheets Offered Mon evening

Casino Management and Operation Offered Tues evening

Federal Income Tax Offered Wed evening

Human Relations & Effective Teams

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College Algebra

SCIENCE & MATH Biology of Women

Elementary & Intermediate Algebra

Offered Mon, Wed, Thurs, Thurs, Fri afternoon

Offered Mon, Wed afternoon

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Tues, Thurs evening

Contemporary Biology

Intro to C/C++ Programming for Scientists and Engineers

Elementary Algebra

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Introduction to Computing & Problem Solving

Fundamentals of Mathematical Proof

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Environmental Biology

Information Technology Concepts and Business Software 1

General Biology: Cells to Organisms

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Intermediate Algebra

Genetics

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Introduction to International Business

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Physics with Calculus 2

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Introduction to Business

Physics with Calculus 1

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Introduction to Quality

Offered Thurs evening

Human Anatomy

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Introduction to Small Business Management

Human Biology

Introduction to Statistics

Intro to Numerical Computing Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming in C++ Offered Tues evening

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Programming in C

Math for Liberal Arts

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Legal Environment of Business

Human Physiology

Mathematical Foundations 1

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Principles of Management

Intro to Emerging Diseases

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Principles of Marketing

Minnesota Natural History

Pre-Algebra

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Logic

Professional Selling

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Microprocessors & Digital Logic

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PC Architecture Operations&Interfaces Offered Thurs evening

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Foundations of Organic and Biochemistry

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Mathematical Foundations 2

Structure of Computer Programming I Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon

Structure of Computer Programming II Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon

Introduction to Computer Technology Offered Tues afternoon or Mon evening Offered Mon, Wed, Fri afternoon

Statistics for Business and Economics

Organic Chemistry 1

Survey Calculus

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Principles of Chemistry 1

Introductory Meteorology

Macroeconomics

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FINE ARTS

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Principles of Chemistry 2

Geography of United States & Canada

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ART Art History Survey 2

Microeconomics Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Tues, Thurs evening

Personal Finance Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Survey of Chemistry Offered Mon, Tues, Wed afternoon or Mon, Wed evening

Circuits with Electronics 2 Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Offered Tues, Wed afternoon

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Human Geography Offered Mon, Wed, Fri afternoon or Mon evening

Physical Geography Offered Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon or Mon, Wed evening

B&W Photography 1 Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon or Thurs evening

Ceramics 1 Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon


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Applied Music/Harp

Introduction to Music Technology 1

Interpersonal Communication

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Contemporary Art Survey

Applied Music/Harpsichord

Jazz Combo

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Applied Music/Oboe

Jazz Ensemble

Digital Photography

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Applied Music/Organ

Jazz History

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EAP Reading 2

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Drawing 2

Applied Music/Piano

Music Fundamentals

English for Academic Purposes 2

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Electronic Imaging

Applied Music/Saxophone

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Music Theory 2

Applied Music/Trombone

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Exploring Photography Offered Wed evening

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Orchestra

Applied Music/Trumpet

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Glass Fusing 1 Offered Mon evening

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Piano Ensemble

Applied Music/Tuba

By arrangement with instructor

Glass Fusing 2 Offered Wed afternoon

By arrangement with instructor

Rock & Roll History

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs evening

Applied Music/Viola

Offered Mon, Wed, Fri afternoon

Painting 1

Reading Skills

Offered Tues afternoon

By arrangement with instructor

Vocal Ensemble

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Tues, Wed evening

Painting 2

Applied Music/Violin

Offered Fri afternoon

Offered Tues evening

By arrangement with instructor

Three Dimensional Design

Applied Music/Voice

Offered Wed evening

By arrangement with instructor

Video Art

Beginning Music Lessons/Guitar

Offered Mon, Wed afternoon

By arrangement with instructor

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon or Mon evening

Visual Arts

Beginning Music Lessons/Piano

Acting 2

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs evening

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Offered Wed, Fri afternoon or Mon, Tues evening

By arrangement with instructor

Fundamentals of Writing

Beginning Music Lessons/Voice

Contemporary Dance Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Thurs evening

Water Color Painting

By arrangement with instructor

Offered Thurs afternoon

Class Guitar 1

Introduction to Cinema

Business Writing

Offered Mon, Wed afternoon

Offered Mon evening

Offered Mon evening

MUSIC Applied Music/Bassoon

Class Guitar 2 Offered Mon, Wed afternoon

Introduction to Theatre Offered Thurs evening

Offered Wed, Thurs evening

By arrangement with instructor

Class Piano 1

Shakespeare

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Applied Music/Cello

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Offered Tues evening

Class Piano 2

American Literature 2

By arrangement with instructor

Stage Makeup

Offered Mon, Wed afternoon

Offered Mon, Wed afternoon

Applied Music/Clarinet

Offered Mon evening

Class Piano: Non-Majors

Children’s Literature

By arrangement with instructor

Twin Cities Theatre

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon

Offered Wed evening

Applied Music/Dbl Bass

Offered Thurs evening

Class Voice

Introduction to Literature

By arrangement with instructor

Applied Music/Euphonium

Offered Tues evening

By arrangement with instructor

Concert Choir

Applied Music/Flute

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon

By arrangement with instructor

Ear Training 2

Applied Music/Fr Horn

Drawing 1 Offered Mon, Wed afternoon or Thurs evening

Nonverbal Communication Offered Mon, Wed, Fri afternoon

Small Group Communication

English for Academic Purposes 2 Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon

Critical Reading Skills Offered Wed evening

Read & Study Skills

Preparation for College Writing Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Tues, Wed evening

THEATRE Acting 1

Freshman Composition

Technical Writing

ENGLISH & COMMUNICATION

Advanced Writing

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon

Introduction to Short Story

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Offered Thurs evening

Literature of Diversity

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Tues, Thurs evening

By arrangement with instructor

Guitar Ensemble

Human Communication

Modern World Literature

Applied Music/General

Offered Wed afternoon

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

By arrangement with instructor

Instrumental Ensemble

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri afternoon or Thurs evening

Applied Music/Guitar

Offered Thurs afternoon

Intercultural Communication

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon or Tues evening

By arrangement with instructor

Offered Tues,Thurs afternoon or Wed evening

Offered Tues afternoon

Creative Writing

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Abnormal Psychology

Criminology

Offered Wed evening

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon or Tues evening

Offered Thurs afternoon

Play and Screen Writing

Archaeology and Prehistory: Discovering the Human Cultural Past

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Child & Adolescent Development Offered Mon evening

HEALTH SCIENCES

Cultural Anthropology ENGLISH AND READING FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS Fundamentals of Writing

Offered Mon, Wed, Fri afternoon or Wed evening

Lifespan Development

Offered Mon evening

Offered Thurs afternoon

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Preparation for College Writing

Physical Anthropology

Psyc of Death & Dying

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Offered Mon, Wed afternoon

Freshman Composition

History of Family

Offered Wed, Fri afternoon or Wed, Fri evening

Offered Mon, Wed afternoon

Native Americans: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon or Wed evening

Adulthood and Aging

College First Aid & Adult CPR Offered Mon afternoon

Community CPR Offered Wed afternoon

CPR for the Professional Rescuer Offered Wed afternoon

Drug Use & Abuse Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon or Mon evening

Offered Wed afternoon

Biopsychology

Minnesota History

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Psychology of Adjustment

Beginning Chinese 2

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon or Tues evening

Offered Mon, Wed evening

United States History 1

Psychology of Human Sexuality

Beginning French 2

Offered Mon, Wed afternoon or Tues evening

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon or Thurs evening

United States History 2

Psychology of Personality

French Culture and Civilization

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Offered Mon, Wed afternoon

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

United States History 3

Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

Beginning German 2

Offered Tues evening

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Wed evening

Hist World Civilization 1

Psychology of Women

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon or Wed evening

Offered Mon, Wed afternoon or Tues evening

Qigong

German Culture and Civilization Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Hist World Civilization 2

Introduction to Sociology

Stress Management

Beginning Japanese 2

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri evening

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon or Wed evening

Modern US Society - Everyday Life in the United States of America

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon or Thurs evening

Offered Wed evening

Theory & Practice of T'ai Chi 2

Love, Sex & Family

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon or Thurs evening

WORLD LANGUAGES

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri evening

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Tues, Thurs evening

Hist World Civilization 3

Japanese Culture & Civilization

Offered Tues evening

Offered Wed afternoon or Mon, Wed evening

Ethics

Intermediate Japanese 2

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Thurs evening

Offered Mon, Wed afternoon

First Responder Offered Tues afternoon or Mon evening

Healthcare in the US Offered Tues afternoon

Principles of Nutrition Offered Mon, Tues, Wed afternoon or Thurs evening

Experimental Foods Offered Mon afternoon

Introduction to Food Service Offered Mon afternoon Offered Tues evening

Theory & Practice of T'ai Chi

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon

Introduction to Philosophy

Offered Thurs evening

Offered Mon, Wed, Fri afternoon

Sociology of Sex & Gender Roles

Beginning Spanish 1

Introduction to World Religion

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

EXERCISE SCIENCE

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon

Offered Tues evening

Families in Crisis

Bowling

Logic

Offered Thurs evening

Offered Mon afternoon

Beginning Spanish 2

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon or Mon, Wed evening

American Minorities

Downhill Skiing

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon or Mon evening

Offered Tues, Thurs evening

Social Problems in a Changing World

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon or Mon evening

Fitness For Life 1

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs evening

Spanish Culture and Civilization Offered Tues evening

US Politics Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon evening

City Politics

Exercise Prescription

Intermediate Spanish I

Offered Mon, Wed, Fri afternoon

Police & Community

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Wed evening

Offered Mon, Wed, Fri afternoon or Mon, Wed evening

Constitutional Law 2:

Offered Mon, Wed, Fri afternoon or Tues evening

Fitness For Life 2

Corrections

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon or Mon, Wed evening

Intermediate Spanish 2

Offered Tues evening

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon or Tues, Thurs evening

Introduction to World Politics

Spanish Advanced Communication Skills

General Psychology

Offered Mon, Wed, Fri afternoon

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri afternoon or Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs evening

Offered Thurs evening

Offered Wed evening

Fitness Jogging

Criminal Justice

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon

Offered Thurs evening

Fitness Walking

Juvenile Justice

Offered Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoon

Offered Mon, Wed, Fri afternoon or Fri evening

Fnd of Personal Training Offered Mon evening

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Golf

System Analys and Design

ONLINE COURSES

Offered Wed, Fri afternoon

Offered Sat morning

Hiking & Snowshoeing

Intro to Education

Offered Mon, Wed afternoon

Offered Sat morning

Karate

Freshman Composition

Offered Mon, Wed evening

Offered Sat morning or afternoon

Snowboarding

Preparation for College Writing

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon; Off campus

Offered Sat morning

Volleyball

Offered Sat morning

Offered Mon afternoon

Drug Use & Abuse

Weight Training

Offered Sat morning

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

United States History 1

Computerized Accounting Principles of Accounting 1 Principles of Accounting 2 Archaeology and Prehistory: Discovering the Human Cultural Past Cultural Anthropology Magic, Witchcraft & Religion: The Anthropology of Religion Medical Anthropology: Health, Illness, and Healing Across Cultures Physical Anthropology Women Across Cultures Biology of Women Environmental Biology Business Practices in the Global Market Entrepreneurship Exceptional Customer Service Human Relations & Effective Teams Human Resource Management Information Technology Concepts and Business Software 1 Intro to Business Intro to Hospitality & Tourism Management Intro to International Business Intro to International Marketing Intro to Project Management Intro to Small Business Management Legal Environment of Business Principles of Management Principles of Marketing Statistics for Business and Economics Family Communication Intercultural Communication Interpersonal Communication Mass Communication Media Writing Public Relations Small Group Communication Information Technology Information Technology Concepts and Business Software 1 Intro to Project Management Fundamentals of Computers Telecommunications Career Exploration Macroeconomics Microeconomics Introduction to Developmental Disabilities Deformable Body Mechanics Advanced Grammar Business Writing Freshman Composition Technical Writing American Literature 2 Children's Literature

Foundations of Group Exercise Instruction

Offered Sat afternoon

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

World Civilization 1

Career Exploration

Offered Sat morning

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Elementary Algebra Offered Sat morning

EDUCATION Intro to Education

Intermediate Algebra

Offered Tues, Thurs afternoon

Introduction to Philosophy

Offered Sat morning Offered Sat morning

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT AT NORMANDALE (PLAN) Work/Life Planning

General Psychology

Offered Thurs evening; Consent of PLAN Coordinator-permit required

Psyc of Death & Dying

Offered Sat morning

Abnormal Psychology Offered Sat morning Offered Friday evening

Read & Study Skills

COLLEGE ORIENTATION

Offered Sat morning

Leadership Development Studies

Introduction to Sociology

Offered Fri afternoon

Offered Sat afternoon or Friday evening

Acting 1

WEEKEND COURSES Principles of Accounting

Offered Sat morning

Offered Friday evening

OFF-CAMPUS COURSES

Archaeology Field School

SHAKOPEE HIGH SCHOOL

Offered Sat morning

100 West 17th Ave, Shakopee

Drawing 1

Visual Arts

Offered Sat afternoon

Mon evening

Introduction to Business

College Algebra

Offered Sat morning

Wed evening

Principles of Management

Freshman Composition

Offered Friday evening

Tues evening

Foundations of Organic and Biochemistry

Interpersonal Communication

Offered Saturday morning or morning and afternoon

Tues evening

Geography of US and Canada Offered Friday evening

Fundamentals of Public Speaking Offered Sat morning

Interpersonal Communication Offered Sat morning

Young Adult Literature Creative Writing Aspects of Fitness Fnd of Personal Training French Culture and Civilization Geography of Minnesota Environmental Geology Oceanography Contemporary HLTH Issues Drug Use & Abuse Health Professions Terminology Principles of Nutrition Stress Management Women's Health United States History 2 Hist World Civ 2 Minnesota History United States History 2 World Civilization 1 Food and Beverage Management Food/Beverage Management & Cost Control Hospitality Sales & Marketing Management Intro to Hospitality and Tourism Calculus 1 College Algebra Introduction to Statistics Pre-Calculus Intro to Music Rock & Roll History Intro to Quality Intro to Semiconductor Processing Biomedical Ethics Ethics Intro to Philosophy Intro to World Religion Introductory Astronomy US Politics Child & Adolescent Development General Psychology Lifespan Development Psychology in Modern Life Critical Reading Skills Corrections Criminology Intro to Sociology Love, Sex & Family Women Across Cultures Spanish Culture and Civilization Intro to Cinema Intro to Drama Intro to Television Introduction to Theatre Women Across Cultures

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