Minneapolis Community and Technical College

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Minneapolis Community and Technical College, located on the edge of downtown Minneapolis, offers career and technical programs across a broad spectrum of disciplines, culminating with certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. The college also offers liberal arts disciplines that prepare students for transfer. Online courses and programs provide flexibility for full-time, part-time and adult students.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Toll-Free: (800) 247-0911
Local: (612) 659-6200

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City: Minneapolis
Population: 392,008

School highlights

Minneapolis Community and Technical College is conveniently located downtown with easy access to jobs, internships, city life, restaurants, entertainment venues and cultural activities just steps away. The college provides a welcoming environment for students of all ages and at all stages in their professional development. With 150 programs in liberal arts, career and technical fields, the college offers an array of academic and career choices. Classes are offered days, evenings, weekends and online. The beautiful campus includes a state-of-the-art library, science center, Boynton Health Service clinic, student center and outdoor plaza connected to Loring Park.

  • Knowledgeable, award-winning faculty members committed to student success.
  • Students from around the world who represent a range of ages and backgrounds.
  • Small class sizes to connect with faculty and classmates.
  • State-of-the-art technical, science and world language labs.
  • Nationally accredited technical programs in high-demand fields.
  • Programs and classes that transfer to the University of Minnesota, Metropolitan State University and many public and private colleges.
  • A variety of student support services, including career services, multicultural student services, disability services, Veterans Center and Learning Center.
  • Campus visits available for individuals or groups.

Student enrollment and demographics

  • Total number of students served: 13,853
  • Full-time students: 35.2%
  • Part-time students: 64.8%
  • Percent female: 53.2%
  • Percent male: 46.4%
  • Percent students of color: 56%

Largest programs

Liberal arts, nursing careers, business management, human services

Unique programs

American Indian studies, African diaspora studies, apparel technologies, cinema studies and production, community development, computer forensics, global studies, homeland security, polysomnography, women's studies


Go-to-College bus passes available. Many bike racks.

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Other


  • On-street
  • Off-street


Admissions requirements

Minneapolis Community and Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means:

  • You can enroll if you have a high school diploma or a GED. Even without those, you may be admitted if you demonstrate potential for success in college.
  • You don’t have to take a standardized test to be admitted, and your high school grades and class rank are not considered.
  • After you are admitted, you will take a placement test. That will tell you if you need to take remedial or developmental courses, which will not count toward a degree, before you can take college-level courses. Many students need just one developmental course, often in math or English. If you have taken these subjects every year in high school, you are more likely to do well on the placement test.

You can complete your studies in less time and for less total cost if you come well prepared for college-level work, especially by taking math, English, science and social studies classes every year in high school. Also, some programs of study require more math and science, so your high school preparation makes a difference.

Apply early in 12th grade. That increases your chances of being admitted to the specific program you want when you enter college. Some programs are more popular than others and fill early.

Apply online

Using the e-application, you may apply to Minneapolis Community and Technical College and other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.


Opportunity, choice, excellence
You’ll find lots of program choices and the top-quality education you want at an affordable cost. Personal attention from faculty and staff, real-world experiences and outstanding student support services all focus on helping you succeed. Be inspired and challenged as you prepare for your future career.

Program TitleAward
Accounting ClerkCERT
Accounting TechnicianAAS
Accounts Payable/ReceivableCERT
Addiction CounselingDIP
Addiction CounselingAS
Administrative AssistantCERT
Administrative Assistant/Software Support SpecialistAAS
Advanced Apparel TechnologiesCERT
Air Traffic ControlAAS
Aircraft GeneralCERT
Aircraft PowerplantCERT
Aircraft StructuresCERT
Aircraft SystemsCERT
Aircraft Technician - AirframeAAS
Aircraft Technician - PowerplantAAS
American Indian StudiesCERT
Android Mobile Application DeveloperDIP
Apparel TechnologiesDIP
Apple Mobile Application DeveloperDIP
Architectural TechnologyDIP
Banking and FinanceCERT
Business ManagementAS
Central Services TechnicianCERT
Cinema ProductionCERT
Cinema StudiesCERT
Cinema: DirectingAS
Cinema: Directing and ProducingAS
Cinema: ProducingAS
Cisco NetworkCERT
Community DevelopmentAS
Community Health WorkerCERT
Computer ForensicsAAS
Computer Security SpecialistCERT
Computer Support and Network AdministrationAAS
Computer Support and Network AdministratorDIP
Criminal Justice StudiesAS
Culinary SpecialistAAS
Culinary SpecialistDIP
Culinary SpecialistCERT
Database AdministratorCERT
Database SpecialistCERT
Dental AssistantDIP
Dental Office Support PersonnelCERT
Early Childhood EducationAS
Early Childhood EducationDIP
Early Childhood EducationCERT
Early Childhood Education AAS
Editing and Post-ProductionAS
Education AS
Electrical Construction and TechnologyDIP
Electroneurodiagnostic TechnologyAAS
Electroneurodiagnostic TechnologyDIP
ESOL EducationCERT
Expanded Functions Dental AssistantCERT
Extended Nursing Assistant/Home Health AideCERT
Global StudiesCERT
Graphic Design: CoreCERT
Graphic Design: Print MediaAAS
Graphic Design: Print MediaCERT
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning InstallationCERT
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC)AAS
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC)DIP
Herbal StudiesCERT
Homeland Security BasicCERT
Homeland Security Emergency ManagementCERT
Homeland Security PlanningCERT
Homeland Security SpecialistAAS
Human ServicesDIP
Human ServicesAS
Industrial DesignCERT
Industrial DesignAAS
Information Assurance ProfessionalDIP
Information Technology FundamentalsCERT
Law EnforcementAS
Legal Administrative AssistantCERT
Liberal ArtsAA
Library Information TechnologyAAS
Linux Network AdministratorCERT
Machine Tool TechnologiesDIP
Machine Tool TechnologiesAAS
Macintosh Support and Network AdministrationCERT
Medical Office AssistantAAS
Medical ReceptionistCERT
Microsoft Mobile Application DeveloperDIP
Microsoft Network AdministratorCERT
Nursing Assistant/Home Health AideCERT
Open Source DeveloperCERT
Payroll AccountingCERT
Personal Trainer-Group Exercise InstructorCERT
Pharmacy TechnicianCERT
Photography and Digital ImagingDIP
Photography and Digital ImagingAAS
Polysomnographic TechnologyAAS
Practical NursingDIP
Public Information ServicesCERT
Restaurant ManagementCERT
Restaurant ManagementAAS
Software DeveloperDIP
Software DevelopmentAAS
Sound ArtsAS
Sound for CinemaDIP
Special EducationCERT
Technical Information ServicesCERT
Theatre ArtsAFA
VB .Net DeveloperCERT
Visual ArtsAFA
Visual C# DeveloperCERT
Web and Interactive MediaAAS
Web and Interactive MediaCERT
Web and Interactive Media: CoreCERT
Welding and Metal FabricationCERT
Welding and Metal FabricationAAS
Wireless Network AdministratorCERT
Women's StudiesCERT
Yoga Teacher TrainingCERT
Program TitleAward
Banking and FinanceCERT
Business ManagementAS
Liberal ArtsAA
Library Information TechnologyAAS
Polysomnographic TechnologyAAS
Public Information ServicesCERT
Technical Information ServicesCERT
The following degrees are available from this school:
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate of Fine Arts
  • Certificate
  • Diploma
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Tuition & finance

Tuition and Fees (2012-2013): $5,350

FAFSA Code: 002362

How to apply for financial aid

Your key to receiving financial aid to help pay your college costs is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form. Many students don’t realize they could qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans, so be sure to find out by filling out the form.

Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of your senior year. Find the form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or pick up the form at your school counselor’s office. For help with completing the form, go to your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.

The FAFSA determines your eligibility for one or more of the following types of financial aid:

Scholarships are a great source of aid, and you do not need to pay them back. Many scholarships are available for students with special interests and backgrounds. Talk to your guidance counselor about what kind of scholarships you can get.

You may be eligible to receive federal and state grants of $300 to more than $7,000 per year. You do not need to pay these back.

Work study
Work study programs give you the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible, allowing you to work around your classes and personal schedules.

Student loans
You also may be eligible for student loans, which must be paid back. Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans.

Other ways to save

Reduced out-of-state tuition
Students from other states don’t always have to pay higher tuition if they want to attend the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. If you live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba, Canada, you’re eligible for tuition rates similar to those paid by Minnesota residents. And 26 of the state colleges and universities allow students from other states to pay the lower in-state rates, so ask a college or university about its tuition charges.

Tax credits
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. These may apply to you or your family, depending on your financial circumstances.

Veterans are welcomed at the state colleges and universities. If you’ve served in the armed forces, you might be eligible for help with paying for college. Stop by one of the on-campus veterans centers for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the new Minnesota GI Bill. Or go to www.mymilitaryeducation.org.

Campus life

College is more than textbooks, classes, labs and studying. Plenty of clubs and program-related organizations, sports and recreational activities help you meet new friends, develop leadership and team skills, stay fit and share the fun of working together on projects.

  • Academic Center
  • Bookstore
  • Career Services
  • Child Care Resources
  • Counseling Center
  • Disability Services
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism Center
  • Emergency Contact System
  • Financial Aid
  • Fitness Center
  • Food Service/Dining Services
  • Health Services
  • International Student Services
  • Library
  • Scholarship Foundation
  • Security
  • Student Advising
  • Student Employment Services
  • Student Success Office
  • Technology Center
  • Transfer Assistance
  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • Tutoring/Writing Services
  • Veterans Services
  • Anthropology Club
  • Apparel Technologies Students & Alumni
  • Education Majors Union (EMU)
  • Engineering Club
  • Math Club
  • Polysomnography Club
Arts and literature
  • MCTC Art Club
  • MCTC Writer's Workshop
Broadcasting and journalism
  • City College News - Campus Newspaper
Career and professional
  • Media Generation
  • Skills USA - Trade, Technical & Skilled
  • Student Design Collective
  • Student Nurses Association
  • The Collegiate DECA Chapter
Community and human services
  • Addiction Counseling Club
  • Students Against Hunger & Homelessness
Ethnicity, language and culture
  • Asian Student Association
  • Association of Black Collegiates
  • Ethiopian Students Association
  • French Club
  • Hebrew Israelites
  • Somali Student Association
  • United Nations of Indian Tribes for Educ
  • Xicano Latinos Unidos
Gender and sexuality
  • Feminists Organizing Change
Health and fitness
  • WAY Wellness Advocates for You
Honorary societies
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
International students
  • ISA International Student Association
Law enforcement and safety
  • Public Safety Careers Student Assoc.
Military and veterans
  • Student Veteran's of America
Nature and environment
  • Bike Collective
  • Three Legged Frog - Environmental Club
  • Urban Farm Collective
Politics and society
  • The Socialist Club
Recreational and club sports
  • Baseball Club
  • Intramural Sports, Recreation & Leisure
  • Soccer Club
Religious and spiritual
  • Christian Club
  • MSA Muslim Student Association
Science and technology
  • Network Security Unleashed
  • Science Club
Special interest
  • Ahhh Shoot! Photography Club
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Anime Club
  • Community Development Club
  • Computer Club
  • Human Services Club
  • JTMS Hapkido Club
  • L.O.T. Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Microlending Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • STEM Career and Internship Club
  • Student African American Brotherhood
  • Student African American Sisterhood
  • Student Air Traffic Control Association
  • Student Tech Services Computer Repair
  • Welding Club
Student government
  • Student Senate
Theater, dance, music
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • College Choir
  • Inspirational Gospel Choir
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • M.A.C. Musicians Across Campus
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Vocal Ensemble