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What can you expect from Minnesota State Community and Technical College? Choices. You can choose from five unique campus experiences, an array of student life activities and dozens of career

and educational programs. With all these choices, you can find a campus and a program that will fit you. Know what else you’ll discover at M State? Faculty and staff members who are truly commi ed to seeing you succeed. Whether it’s through advising, counseling or learning services, the M State team is invested in you. Check out this viewbook, and you’ll

Discover the M State Difference.

Who is M State? M State is the ifth-largest college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and the largest in Greater Minnesota, serving 9,000 students each year. But don’t be fooled by our size. At M State, you’ll ind the best of both worlds: Big-college resources and a small-college feel with personalized instruction and four welcoming campuses and our online eCampus. We’re a two-year college with more than 70 career and technical programs and a university transfer degree program that will prepare you for transfer to a four-year university. Our campuses are located in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena, and we also offer an impressive online curriculum through our eCampus.

At a Glance

and liberal arts programs and 120 degree op ons.

Founded: Created in 2003 with the

Financial aid: 80 percent of M State students receive financial aid.

merger of Fergus Falls Community College and three campuses of Northwest Technical College. Each of our campuses has been educa ng students for nearly a half century or more.

Enrollment: More than 9,000 students in credit courses each year.

Student to faculty ra o: 17 to 1. Campus loca ons: Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena, and online through eCampus.

Number of programs and majors: More than 70 career

Number and amount of scholarships awarded: Nearly $207,000 in scholarships awarded to 239 students in 2012-13.

Travel abroad: Students on any of the M State campuses are eligible to take part in travel opportuni es that let students broaden their horizons through trips to Paris, London and other major European ci es. Accredita ons: Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central

Associa on of Colleges and Schools. Addi onal areas of accredita on include Automo ve Service Technology, Construc on Electricity, Cosmetology, Criminal Jus ce, Dental Assis ng, Dental Hygiene, Health Informa on Technology, Medical Lab Technician, Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Plumbing and Prac cal Nursing.

Athle cs: The M State Spartans compete in the Na onal Junior College Athle c Associa on in football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball and golf, so ball and baseball. Our teams are based on the Fergus Falls campus, but they’re open to all M State students. | 3

Option Options

If you’re ready to start or advance your career, we have op ons that will let you finish your educa on in two years or less. If your goal is to a end a smaller school where you can complete the first two years of your four-year degree, we can help you make that happen. If you’re looking to start your career or educa onal journey at a quality college that’s not far from home, check out the M State op ons.

Detroit Lakes Campus experience

• Programs include specialty technical degrees and diplomas, including Marine Engine Technology (perfect for lakes country). • There’s an emphasis on business, marketing and entrepreneurship programs with the signature Business & Entrepreneurial Services facility providing additional training opportunities.

• Campus is newly renovated.

• Campus staff are ready to provide help in your search for off-campus housing. • With the campus located in the heart of Minnesota lakes country, Detroit Lakes is truly a fun place to live, work and play. • On-campus child care is available.

• Want to transfer to a four-year college or university? Check out the general education classes.

Fergus Falls Campus experience

• A variety of student organizations let you get involved, meet people and build your resume.

• We offer a more traditional college experience for students who are interested in transferring to a fouryear university.

• There is a mix of traditional and non-traditional aged students.

• Our beautiful campus facility features extensive displays of artwork.

M State offers more than 70 programs and 120 degree op ons on its four campuses and through online delivery. Tell us which programs interest you, and we can help you get on track to discover your future. Detroit Lakes Campus • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

AA Transfer Degree AA Transfer Degree (Social Science emphasis) Accoun ng Accoun ng Clerk Administra ve Management Technology Architectural Technology Automo ve Service Technology Auto Body Collision Technology Business Entrepreneurship Business Management/Ownership Child Care and Educa on Cisco Networking Civil Engineering Technology Computer Network Security Early Childhood and Paraprofessional Educa on Entrepreneurship IT Systems Support Marine Engine Technology Marke ng Nursing - Associate Degree (RN) Nursing - Prac cal

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Paralegal PowerSports Technology Radiologic Technology Virtual Office Professional Web Development

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AA Transfer Degree AA Transfer Degree (Social Science emphasis) Accoun ng Business Business Entrepreneurship Business Management Marke ng and Sales Cisco Networking Computer Network Security Computer Programming Entrepreneurship Fire Department Company Officer Health Informa on Technology Health Informa on - Technology Specialist Human Resources IT Systems Support Liberal Arts with a Social Science Emphasis

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Medical Administra ve Assistant Medical Coding and Insurance Medical Office Assistant Medical Recep onist Medical Transcrip on Network Technology Administra on Paralegal Pharmacy Technology Radiologic Technology Virtual Office Professional Web Development

Fergus Falls Campus • AA Transfer Degree In prepara on for further study in: - Accoun ng - Agribusiness - Biology - Business - Chemistry - Communica ons - Computer Science - Educa on - Engineering - English - Environmental Sciences - History - Human Services/Social Work - Mathema cs - Philosophy - Physics - Physical Therapy


• A variety of student organizations and intramural athletics let you get involved, meet people and build your resume.

• Food service is available on campus, with tasty daily specials prepared by Culinary Arts students.

• Fine arts, music and nursing are just some of the showcase programs available.

• We partner with Minnesota State University Moorhead to offer a housing option.

• We make campus life fun with on-campus living and dining options. • We’re the home campus for the M State Spartans, who compete in the NJCAA in eight intercollegiate sports (but students at any M State campus are welcome to play on the Spartan teams).

Detroit Lakes Campus

• The Fargo-Moorhead community offers cultural, recreational and commercial diversity.

Wadena Campus experience

• Check out our travel abroad opportunities and see the world.

• 1,000 nearby lakes and 300 acres of parks mean plenty of outdoor recreation (when you’re not studying).

Moorhead Campus experience

• Our specialty technical and career programs include Electrical Line Worker, Cosmetology and Network Technology Administration.

• We’re located in a vibrant college community of nearly 200,000.

• Our full transfer degree program lets you complete the irst two years of your four-year degree on a personal, friendly campus.

• The campus offers a comprehensive array of both technical and career options, plus a full transfer degree program.

• Pick from a broad range of student organizations and student life activities, including intramural sports.

• Dine in the campus food service, and we’ll do the dishes.

• Our newly-renovated library makes studying a pleasure.

• On-campus child service is available.

Moorhead Campus

• AA Transfer Degree • AA Transfer Degree (Social Science emphasis) • Accoun ng

Moorhead Campus

• Polish your leadership and professional skills in student organizations.

• Leadership and career organizations offer the opportunity to gain career skills.

- Psychology - Sociology - Sports Management Professional Study in: - Chiroprac c - Medicine - Pharmacy - Dental - Law • AS, AAS and AFA Degrees - Accoun ng - Art - Biological Sciences - Business - Business Management - Engineering - Environmental Science - Equine Science - Management Informa on Systems - Medical Laboratory Technician - Music (Vocal and Instrumental) - Nursing - Associate Degree (RN) • Cer ficates and Diplomas - Golf Management - Equine Science - Phlebotomy Technician - Prac cal Nursing

Fergus Falls Campus

Wadena Campus

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Accoun ng Clerk Administra ve Assistant Administra ve Support American Sign Language Automo ve Service Technology Biological Sciences Business AS Business: Management, Marke ng and Sales Carpentry Carpentry Assis ng Computer Programming Construc on Electricity Construc on Management Correc onal Officer Criminal Jus ce Culinary Arts Dental Assis ng Dental Hygiene Diesel Equipment Technology Digital Photography and Imaging Engineering Fire Service Prepara on Graphic Design Technology Human Resources Informa on Technology Mechanical Dra ing and Design Medical Administra ve Assistant Medical Coding and Insurance Medical Office Assistant Medical Recep onist Medical Transcrip on Nursing - Associate Degree (RN)

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Nursing - Prac cal Plumbing Technology Refrigera on and Air Condi oning Sign Language Interpreter Prepara on Wine Studies

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AA Transfer Degree AA Transfer Degree (Social Science emphasis) Cisco Networking Construc on Electricity Cosmetology Electrical Lineworker Technology * Esthe st Hea ng, Ven la on and Air Condi oning Industrial Maintenance Manicurist Massage Therapy Medical Administra ve Assistant Medical Coding and Insurance Medical Office Assistant Medical Recep onist Medical Transcrip on Network Technology Administra on Nursing - Associate Degree (RN) Nursing - Prac cal Voice and Video Over Internet Protocol


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value u ue Value

At M State, you’ll get an educa on that’s both personal and affordable. Compare our tui on to the tui on at any two- or four-year college or university in the Midwest. Resident: $160.80 per credit

Non-resident: $160.80 per credit N IInternet delivery: $199 per credit

O ϐinancial aid staff is ready to help you create Our a plan for paying for college. The irst step is completing tthe Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at w Be sure to enter 005541 as the school ccode for M State. T Then we can help you ind out if you’re eligible for: • Federal Pell Grants • Minnesota State Grants • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants • On-campus work study jobs • Federal student loans

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Tui on Freeze You’ll have plenty on your mind as a college student, but higher tui on isn’t one of the things you’ll have to worry about. M State’s tui on is frozen for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years, making your degree even more affordable. 6 | M State Viewbook

By enrolling at M State, you can take advantage of a unique program that will reduce your junioryear tui on at M State’s partner college, Minnesota State University Moorhead. If you opt to enroll in up2U, you can qualify for substan al tui on reduc on during your junior year at MSUM, depending on your M State GPA and your score on the CLA+ performance assessment. Ask one of our advisors for details, or read more at

College tui on comparison Two-year instuons

$5,328 Private trade schools


Four-year instuons Minnesota State Universies


University of Minnesota


Private colleges and universies


TuiƟon comparison informaƟon compiled from Minnesota State Colleges & UniversiƟes Go Places guide.

Scholarship Opportuni es Our campus Founda ons work hard to remove financial barriers by providing scholarships for qualified M State students. During the 2012-13 academic year, 239 M State students received nearly $207,000 in scholarships, thanks to the support of our Founda ons. Scholarship informa on is available from each campus. In many cases, you will be considered for a scholarship automa cally when you’re admi ed to the college.

suppo Support

At M State, we are passionate about providing the kind of personal a en on

that will help you successfully navigate college and prepare you for your career or for con nued studies at a four-year college or university.

We welcome students from all backgrounds and cultures in a friendly, small-campus environment. Our student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1 is among the lowest at all the institutions in the region, meaning M State instructors can provide you with personal attention along with career and academic guidance while you explore your interests and choose your career path. Our student services include:

• Academic advising

• Financial aid advising

• Career and placement services

• Learning and tutoring services

• Counseling services

• Multicultural student services

• Disability services

• Transfer student support

• English Language Learners

• Veterans services

We will help you

SUCCESSFULLY navigate college.

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Veterans Services M State is one of just 51 Minnesota colleges and universi es that has earned the MilitaryFriendly designa on from for delivering excellent educa on to military students and their families. The goal of our Veterans Services oďŹƒces is to make sure our service members, veterans and family members have the informa on they need to make decisions about federal military and veteran educa on benefits. | 9

succe Success

Among our 2011 graduates, the employment rates for graduates seeking related jobs were:

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100 percent for Diesel Equipment Technology 97 percent for Construc on Electricity 100 percent for Culinary Arts 100 percent for Hea ng, Ven la on and Air Condi oning 98 percent for Associate Degree Nursing 92 percent for Prac cal Nursing

Planning to transfer? If a transfer degree is your goal, 78 percent of our associate degree graduates continue their education at a fouryear college or university. We have transfer specialists on each campus who will work with you to create your own education plan, and completing the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum on any of our campuses will mean a smooth credit transfer to any other state college or university, the University of Minnesota and some private colleges, and to many colleges in North Dakota.

9 OUT OF 10

students say they feel comfortable asking staff for assistance.

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ess Our students’ recent success stories include •

One hundred percent passage of

the na onal boards for Dental Hygiene and Dental Assis ng for four consecu ve years

Second place in the na onal Power Equipment Technology compe Skills USA

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Fourth place in the na onal community college men’s golf tournament a er winning ϐirst place the previous year

Forty-four “Top Ten” awards won by 19 M State students in the state Business Professionals of America state compe on

Nearly 800 students on the President’s List for academic honors each semester


of our associate degree graduates transfer to a four-year college or university. | 11

jobs Jobs

If you want to get in, get out and get hired, you’re in the right place. M State

off the workforce in two ffers ers a broad range of career programs that will have you in th years rs or less. When we surveyed the employers who hired M SState’s 2011 graduates, an impressive 100 percent of the respondents said they th would hire

M State graduates again. With nearly 750 industry and 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.

100 PERCENT of employers surveyed WOULD HIRE M STATE STUDENTS.

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Get in, get out and


Life at M State

Sometimes the most important LEARNING takes place OUTSIDE the classroom.

HOUSING Our Fergus Falls campus has two op ons for student housing, and a partnership with Minnesota State University Moorhead allows M State students in Moorhead to bunk in an MSUM dormitory.* Detroit Lakes and Wadena have housing op ons near campus, and sta members there will ac vely help students who are looking for housing. 14 | M State Viewbook

*Housing at MSUM is con ngent upon availability.

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY The Office of Mul cultural Student Services on each of our campuses works to help all students succeed, and campus ac vi es promote an apprecia on of cultural diversity and opportuni es for growth.

STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES M State’s student life ac vi es include leadership and professional organiza ons where you can hone the skills that will help you get a job and succeed in life. Or you can toot your horn in a band, join an intramural team or just hang out at one of the many ac vi es sponsored by the student life staff on each of our campuses. | 15

applyi Apply to M State today! 1

Complete the online application. Admission to M State starts with the online applica on available at


Provide M State with your transcripts. Contact your high school and all colleges you have a ended and ask to have oďŹƒcial transcripts mailed to the M State Processing Center, Box 309, Perham, MN 56573.


Pay your $20 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.

Completed these steps? Congratula ons! Now we encourage you to take advantage of all the M State services and discover the M State dierence! 16 | M State Viewbook

Take advantage of all the M State services and


ing Visit M State Tour campus • Meet current students • Visit your program •

and meet faculty Call and schedule your visit today, 877-450-3322. | 17


Detroit Lakes, with 412 lakes within 25 miles, oers some of Minnesota’s premiere outdoor recrea on opportuni es with fishing, boa ng, water sports, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling and hun ng. Each August, the WE Fest country music fes val draws hundreds of thousands to the area. The community, popula on 8,600, has a vibrant downtown district and is less than an hour away from the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area.

Fergus Falls is a city of 14,000 in west central Minnesota, less than three hours from the Twin Ci es and an hour from the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. It is home to an ac ve arts community, with venues for theater, concerts, independent films and rota ng art exhibits. With the Central Lakes Trail and more than 1,000 lakes nearby, there is no shortage of year-round recrea on opportuni es. 18 | M State Viewbook

The welcoming community of Wadena, popula on 4,500, has a small-town atmosphere with the a rac ons of a larger community. Located at the gateway to Minnesota lakes country, it has many op ons for outdoor recrea on. There are 1,000 lakes within 50 miles and more than 300 acres of parks nearby, with opportuni es for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, canoeing, biking, hun ng, fishing and golfing. Fargo-Moorhead, with a popula on of nearly 200,000, is a vibrant college community. Moorhead is small enough to feel comfortable, yet it oers the benefits of a larger metropolitan area with its cultural, recrea onal and commercial diversity. Arts and culture flourish here, and there are numerous outdoor recrea on opportuni es. The thriving business community is a center for agri-business, marke ng, technology and research. | 19

Detroit Lakes Campus

Fergus Falls Campus

Moorhead Campus

Wadena Campus

900 Highway 34 East Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2698 218.846.3700 Fax: 218.846.3794

1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537-1000 218.736.1500 Fax: 218.736.1510

1900 28th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560-4899 218.299.6500 Fax: 218.299.6810

405 SW Colfax Avenue Wadena, MN 56482-1447 218.631.7800 Fax: 218.631.7904

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e Campus 1.877.450.3322 Some photos reprinted with permission from Detroit Lakes Newspaper, Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau and Wadena Chamber of Commerce. Minnesota State Community and Technical College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. An Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer. Un Educador/Empleador de Oportunidad Igual.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College Viewbook  
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Viewbook  

What can you expect from Minnesota State Community and Technical College? Choices. You can choose from five unique campus experiences, an ar...