Minneapolis Community and Technical College
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
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, culinary kitchen and dining room, 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%
Liberal arts, nursing careers, business management, human services
Air traffic control, American Indian studies, African diaspora studies, apparel technologies, biotechnology, cinema studies and production, community development, computer forensics, electroneurodiagnostic technology, global studies, homeland security, polysomnography, women's studies
Go-to-College bus passes available. Many bike racks.
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.
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.
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- Associate in Applied Science
- Associate in Arts
- Associate in Science
- Associate of Fine Arts
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 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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- Scholarship Foundation
- 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
- MCTC Art Club
- MCTC Writer's Workshop
- City College News - Campus Newspaper
- Media Generation
- Skills USA - Trade, Technical & Skilled
- Student Design Collective
- Student Nurses Association
- The Collegiate DECA Chapter
- Addiction Counseling Club
- Students Against Hunger & Homelessness
- 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
- Feminists Organizing Change
- GLBT PRIDE
- WAY Wellness Advocates for You
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
- ISA International Student Association
- Public Safety Careers Student Assoc.
- Student Veteran's of America
- Bike Collective
- Three Legged Frog - Environmental Club
- Urban Farm Collective
- The Socialist Club
- Baseball Club
- Intramural Sports, Recreation & Leisure
- Soccer Club
- Christian Club
- MSA Muslim Student Association
- Network Security Unleashed
- Science Club
- 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 Senate
- Chamber Ensemble
- College Choir
- Inspirational Gospel Choir
- Jazz Ensemble
- M.A.C. Musicians Across Campus
- Vocal Ensemble