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LEARN MORE. EARN MORE. Who is M State? M State is the
fifth-largest college in the Minnesota State system and the largest in Greater Minnesota, serving more than 8,000 students each year. But don’t be fooled by our size. At M State you’ll find the best of both worlds: big-college resources and a small-college feel on our four welcoming campuses and in our many online courses and programs. We’re a two-year college with more than 70 career and technical programs and a university transfer degree that will prepare you for transfer to a fouryear university. Our campuses are located in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report The Annual Security and Fire Report informs the campuses of campus crime prevention programs, crime reporting procedures, emergency response and a three-year statistical history of criminal activity on the college campuses. A copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is distributed annually to students and employees and is available from the Student Development Services office on each campus. Prospective students can obtain this information from the college website at www.minnesota.edu/righttoknow/ or can request a printed copy in Student Development Services on any M State campus, between 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday. 2 | M State Viewbook
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Our athletes compete in Division III athletics
M State graduates rank in the top 10 nationally among two-year college graduates for mid-career earnings, according to a 2015 Brookings Institute study.
CAREER and TECHNICAL PROGRAMS that can be completed in
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Choices. That’s what you can expect from Minnesota State Community and Technical College. You can choose from four unique campus experiences, an array of student life activities and dozens of career and educational programs. With all these options, you can find a campus and a program that will fit you. Know what else you’ll discover at M State? Faculty and staff who are truly committed to seeing you succeed. Whether it’s through advising, counseling or learning services, the M State team is invested in you. Note: Information necessary to substantiate the truth of claims listed above can be found at www.minnesota.edu/righttoknow. A printed copy may be requested at Student Development Services on any M State campus, between 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. minnesota.edu | 3
IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICES.
Ready to start or advance your career in two years or less? Want to complete the first two years of your four-year degree? Looking for the flexibility of online courses? M State can fit your life.
Associate of Arts (AA) / University Transfer General Education Individualized Studies Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Science
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Culinary Arts Environmental Science Equine Science
Arts, Communication and Computer/Information Systems American Sign Language Cisco Networking Computer Programming Graphic Design Technology Information Technology Music Network Administration and Security Network Security Sign Language Interpreter Preparation Theatre Arts Visual Art Web Design
Business, Administration and Management Accounting Administrative Assistant Administrative Support Business Business Administration Business and Banking Business Entrepreneurship Business Management, Marketing and Sales Human Resources Payroll Specialist 4 | M State Viewbook
Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology Architectural Drafting and Design Automotive Service Technology Civil Engineering Technology Commercial Refrigeration Construction Management Diesel Equipment Technology Drafting and 3D Technologies Electrical Line Worker (also in Baudette) Electrical Technology Engineering Gas Utility Construction and Service Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industrial Workplace Marine Engine Technology Plumbing Technology PowerSports Technology Survey Technician
Health Science Technology Biological Sciences Cardiovascular Technology - Invasive Chemistry Dental Assisting Dental Hygiene Dialysis Technician Health Information Technology/Coding Medical Administrative Assistant Medical Coding And Insurance Medical Laboratory Technology Medical Office Assistant Medical Receptionist Mental Health Behavioral Aide II Nursing Pharmacy Technology Phlebotomy Technician Radiologic Technology Surgical Technology
Human Services Child Care and Education Cosmetology Correctional Officer Criminal Justice Early Childhood and Paraprofessional Education Esthetist Fire Service Preparation Manicurist Massage Therapy Paralegal
Visit minnesota.edu/programs for the most current list of M State programs and degrees.
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PAY LESS! M Stateâ€™s options make college possible Resident: $159.15 per credit
M State helps make college possible with many programs that lower the cost of earning a
Non-resident: $159.15 per credit Online: $197 per credit tuition rates 2016-17 academic year
tuition is already an exceptional value, and special scholarships and programs make attending M State even more affordable.
Check out these opportunities, and remember that the first step in getting financial assistance is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov. You must complete the FAFSA in order to demonstrate financial need, which is a requirement for many Free Application for
grants and scholarships. M Stateâ€™s FAFSA Code is 005541.
If you have financial need and qualify for the maximum federal Pell Grant, your tuition and fees for full-time attendance would be covered by that grant!
Federal Student Aid for the 2017-2018 school year will be available October 1, 2016.
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Two-Year Institutions Minnesota State Universities
Private For-Profit Colleges and Universities
* Data from 2015-16 Guide to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
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If you’re a high school junior or senior, you may qualify to earn college credit through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program. When you take college courses either on a college campus or online, tuition and the cost of textbooks are paid by the school district. PSEO makes it possible for high school students to earn a high school diploma and associate degree concurrently. There are minimum academic requirements, so talk to your high school guidance counselor and college admissions staff. For more information, visit minnesota.edu/pseo.
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M State’s up2U program rewards students who plan to earn an M State degree and transfer to complete a four-year degree. Through up2U, you can earn a scholarship award of between $500 and $5,000 at one of M State’s university transfer partners for your junior and senior years. You need to be enrolled at M State as a new student and meet specific criteria. For more information, call 877.450.3322 or visit minnesota.edu/up2u.
M State’s Power of YOU provides two years of tuition-free college and additional support to up to 100 graduates of area high schools. If you graduate from a qualifying high school, you could earn an associate degree and transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with zero student debt. To check eligibility, visit minnesota.edu/ powerofyou or call 877.450.3322. POY scholarships are based on financial need and other eligibility requirements.
Students on the Moorhead campus may qualify for the tuition savings program TuitionMatchMN. If you’re eligible, you can set aside up to $960 in a special savings account. The money is matched 3:1, so you could receive up to $3,840 toward your college costs, along with online financial literacy training and career counseling. For more information, contact Lori Mattison at 218.299.6579 or email@example.com. fo
Business partners in some highdemand career fields have created sponsorships that support students in specific M State degree and diploma programs and open the door to long-term career opportunities. Sponsored students may receive reimbursement for tuition and tools, along with employment opportunities during the summer and the academic year. Check out sponsorship opportunities at minnesota.edu/ sponsorships.
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The Alliss Two-Year Opportunity Grant assists students with financial need who are enrolled in AA, AS, AAS, AFA, diploma, certificate and Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses designed to transfer to baccalaureate programs. You’re automatically considered for an Alliss Grant when you enroll at M State, and qualified students will be asked to complete an application.
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M State awards more than $200,000 in scholarships each year through its campus foundations, thanks to the generosity of the college’s supporters and alumni. In most cases, you’ll be considered for all scholarships for which you qualify, so you won’t have to fill out a separate application for each scholarship. For more information about available scholarships, contact:
Executive Director Fergus Area College Foundation, 218.736.1514 or email@example.com
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ITâ€™S ALL HERE, ALL YEAR!
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Liberal Arts Detroit Lakes Campus I found myself at M State. I learned I could do anything that I truly put my heart into. I was hooked on that feeling.”
Get to know your Detroit Lakes Campus • Focus on accessibility and flexibility in hands-on programs
Community With 412 lakes within 25 miles, the Detroit Lakes campus is located in the midst of some of Minnesota’s premier outdoor recreation opportunities. Fishing, boating, water sports, skiing, hunting, snowmobiling and the WE Fest country music festival … it’s all here. Learn more about the Detroit Lakes campus at minnesota.edu/detroit-lakes.
• On-campus food service • Opportunities for involvement in student life organizations • On-campus child care • Convenient and affordable local housing • Free membership at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center • Variety of outdoor recreation opportunities • See pages 4 and 5 for a complete list of programs
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Nursing Fergus Falls Campus What stands out was the personal connection – the communication between the students and the teachers was wonderful. They cared about you as a person and a student, and they wanted you to be successful not just in the program but afterward.”
Community Fergus Falls is home to an active arts community, with venues for theater, concerts, independent films and rotating art exhibits. With the Central Lakes Trail and more than 1,000 lakes nearby, there is no shortage of year-round recreation opportunities. Learn more about the Fergus Falls campus at minnesota.edu/fergus-falls.
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Get to know your Fergus Falls Campus • Well-rounded college experience much like the first two years at a four-year institution • Rich tradition in arts and music • On-campus living and dining • Competitive varsity athletics • Generous scholarship opportunities through Fergus Area College Foundation • Broad choice of student life organizations • Focus on liberal arts and health sciences • See pages 4 and 5 for a complete list of programs
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FARGO MOORHEADâ€™S COMMUNITY COLLEGE. 12 | M State Viewbook
Post-Secondary Education Option The thing I love about M State is they have such a great staff. They were so helpful and willing to do whatever it took to help me out on whatever project I was working on.”
Get to know your Moorhead Campus • Located in a vibrant metropolitan college area
Community Moorhead is a vibrant college community – small enough to feel comfortable yet with all the benefits of a larger metropolitan area with its cultural, recreational and commercial diversity. Arts and culture flourish here, and recreation opportunities abound. Learn more about the Moorhead campus at minnesota.edu/moorhead.
• On-campus Fitness Center (no charge for students) • Food service operated by students in the Culinary Arts program • Housing partnership with Minnesota State University Moorhead • Active student life organizations • Free transportation on the Fargo Moorhead Metro Area Transit buses • See pages 4 and 5 for a complete list of programs
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Electrical Line Worker Technology It was time for a career change. I decided on line work. I surveyed my power industry friends. The overwhelming verdict for training was M State at Wadena. It is meeting my expectations and then some.”
Get to know your Wadena Campus • Home of the state’s only Gas Utility Construction and Service program
Community The welcoming community of Wadena has a small-town atmosphere with the attractions of a larger community. Located at the gateway to Minnesota lakes country, its many options for outdoor recreation include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, canoeing, biking, fishing and hunting. Learn more about the Wadena campus at minnesota.edu/wadena.
• On-campus child care • On-campus food service • Cosmetology and Massage Therapy services open to the public • Electrical Line Worker Technology satellite program offered in northern Minnesota community of Baudette • Opportunities for involvement in student life organizations • See pages 4 and 5 for a complete list of programs
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PERSONAL ATTENTION FOR YOUR SUCCESS!
M State graduates rank in the top 10 nationally among two-year college graduates for mid-career earnings, according to a 2015 Brookings Institute study. 16 | M State Viewbook
We’re here to help you succeed! At M State, we are passionate about providing the kind of personal attention that will help you successfully navigate college and prepare for your career or transfer to a four-year institution. Our student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1 is among the lowest at institutions in the region, meaning our instructors will get to know you and provide you with career and academic guidance.
Our student services include: • • • • •
Academic advising Career and placement services Counseling services Disability services English Language Learner services
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Financial aid advising Learning and tutoring support Social services Transfer student support Veterans services
Planning to transfer? If a transfer degree is your goal, our transfer specialists on each campus will work with you to create your own education plan. Our Associate of Arts degree based on the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum is guaranteed to transfer to any public university in Minnesota.
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GET IN. GET OUT. GET HIRED.
If you want to get in, get out and get hired, you’re in the right place. M State offers a broad range of career programs that will have you in the workforce in two years or less. With nearly 750 industry and curriculum meets industry needs business representatives serving on our program advisory boards, you can be sure you’re learning the right skills for today’s job market. Many of our programs have internships that open doors to employment and provide the experience you need to get a job. More than 1,000 of our students typically complete program clinicals and internships each year.
750 advisory board members ensure our
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APPLY TODAY! the 1 Complete online application.
Admission to M State starts with the online application available at minnesota.edu/apply.
M State 2 Provide with your transcripts.
Contact your high school and all colleges you have attended and ask to have official transcripts mailed to the M State Processing Center, 405 Colfax Avenue SW, Wadena, MN 56482.
your $20 3 Pay application fee.
This can be paid online, at any M State campus bookstore or by mailing a check to the M State Processing Center at the address above.
Visit M State • Tour a campus • Meet current students • Visit your program and meet faculty minnesota.edu/visit or call 877.450.3322
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A member of the Minnesota State system DETROIT LAKES CAMPUS 900 Highway 34 East Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 218.846.3700 Fax: 218.846.3794
FERGUS FALLS CAMPUS 1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537 218.736.1500 Fax: 218.736.1510
MOORHEAD CAMPUS 1900 28th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560 218.299.6500 Fax: 218.299.6810
WADENA CAMPUS 405 SW Colfax Avenue Wadena, MN 56482 218.631.7800 Fax: 218.631.7904
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