Minneapolis Community and Technical College, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was founded in 1996 through the merger of two former institutions and is overseen by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The two schools were a technical college dating to 1914 and a community college established in 1965. Today the school maintains a campus in downtown Minneapolis that has been renovated, updated and added to in order to expand the offerings of the school. MCTC is a public two year institution and serves approximately 15,000 students annually as well as maintaining a close relationship with businesses and organizations in the Twin Cities in order to assist in cultural and economic development.
As a comprehensive community college, Minneapolis Community and Technical College offers a large variety of programs aimed at career development or academic advancement and development. Career training programs provide interested students with an education in a specific field, providing the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional. A students education will be divided between traditional classroom courses and practical courses designed to simulate real world environments and help perfect skills and methods specific to one's chosen field. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency in the area of study.
Academic transfer results through the completion of a program that covers the first two years of a four year education, followed by the applying to college and universities in order to continue one's education, completing the final two years and obtaining a bachelor's degree. From there students may choose to seek graduate level study or enter the workforce with an undergraduate degree. Individuals seeking transfer will find that admissions requirements are eased for those applying to public Minnesota institutions through pre-existing agreements between the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System schools. Transfer to private or out of state schools will be more difficult due to varying admissions requirements, and interested students should meet with a counselor to develop the appropriate curriculum.
Programs offered include:
In addition, the school offers continuing and adult education programs. Continuing education programs are designed to refresh and update previously gained education in order to remain current in one's chosen field. Such courses may also be required to renew or update a certification or license. Adult education programs prepare students with the knowledge and information necessary to obtain a high school diploma through a variety of courses, and eventually the GED exam.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Minneapolis Community and Technical College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individuals interested in attending to enroll by submitting an application and paying all fees. Students must be eighteen years of age or older, or have a high school diploma or equivalent. Students must also supply transcripts and test scores if available and may be required to take a placements exam prior to registration. Participation in new student orientation is recommended to familiarize oneself with the campus and rules, as well as meet with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine the extent of a student's need and aid program eligibility when developing the financial aid packet. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year. Students may also be chosen at random to supply additional tax and financial information to confirm the accuracy of their FAFSA as part of recent changes in federal regulation regarding the disbursement of aid funds.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $4,700-$5,600 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $160 to $190 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||85%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||75%||$4,884|
|Receiving Student Loans||39%||$6,396|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Minneapolis Community and Technical College may offer services like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how this school compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Hennepin County and community colleges in Minnesota in total.
|Minneapolis Community and Technical College||Hennepin County||Minnesota|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1969)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1975)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Minnesota
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1984)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Minneapolis Community and Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Minneapolis Community and Technical College.
- Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College in Saint Paul, MN (9 miles away)
- Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN (10 miles away)
- Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, MN (10 miles away)
- North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, MN (10 miles away)
- Anoka - Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, MN (14 miles away)