Accounting

Become an essential resource in a diverse economy by becoming knowledgeable in financial accounting, managerial accounting, income taxation, auditing, and fund accounting. The best business decisions are made with accurate financial information prepared by an accounting professional.

Accounting AS

Get started on the path to a bachelor’s degree in accounting with an introduction to basic and intermediate accounting principles, personal computers, and accounting software with this transfer degree.

Business Management

Start or advance a career in business with applied knowledge in marketing, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, and management.

Business Transfer Pathway AS

Designed specifically for students to transfer to designated business bachelor degree options at one of the seven Minnesota State universities with junior-year status.

Carpentry

Gain hands on training in cabinetry, concrete, new homes, light commercial construction, and remodeling. Curriculum covers foundation skills in project planning, drafting, blueprint reading, concrete, estimating, construction management, contractor licensing, CADD, and technical math.

Communication Art & Design

Merge digital and traditional art and design to go beyond theory to form practical skills that bring creative ideas to life. Illustration, interactive design, graphic design, and photography are applied to create communication solutions across all industries.

Computer Information Systems AS

Begin an education in computer science with exposure to hardware, database, and spreadsheet applications with this degree designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field.

Cybersecurity, Virtualization, & Networking

Gain the technical and organizational skills essential to design, implement, maintain, and secure data in the progressive field of information technology.

Diesel Mechanics

Cover it all with in-service learning on highway, agriculture, and heavy equipment using the latest technology. Industry partnership with Caterpillar through Ziegler, Inc. ensures students are learning the most current technologies.

Early Childhood Education

Interact with children and their families in a variety of settings including center and home-based childcare, preschools, and K-12 system. Early Childhood Education includes experiences with childhood professionals through observations, internships, and practicums.

Early Childhood Education AS

Gain a practical, hands-on foundation toward a bachelor’s degree in elementary, early childhood, or special education or human, family, or health services in this lab-based transfer degree.

Fashion Management

Explore the business behind the trends of the fashion industry through field trips and practical application in merchandising, marketing, and retail management.

Health & Fitness Specialist

Apply knowledge of exercise science, nutrition, anatomy, and lifestyle coaching in a fulfilling career helping others achieve health and wellness goals.

Human Services Practitioner

Support individuals with various disabilities in health, human services, and education fields working with all age groups.

Individualized Studies

Work collaboratively with an advisor to develop a personalized degree suited for specific career and transfer objectives.

Interior Design

Skillfully bring color, texture, and function together to create inspirational and relevant design. Learn the skills to create beautiful and useful spaces that serve distinct purpose.

Law Enforcement

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to function as an effective peace officer. Academic instruction is combined with a high degree of hands-on training essential to develop appropriate skills for a career in public service.

Law Enforcement AS

Transfer this associate degree to a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at a variety of colleges and universities.

Law Enforcement Career Transition

Apply an associate or higher degree to a rewarding career in law enforcement. Learn the skills and training required to sit for the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) board license.

Law Enforcement Skills

Develop tactically safe, realistic hands-on skills prospective police officers need to qualify for licensure in Minnesota. This certificate is designed to be a supplement to a Criminal Justice degree.

Legal Administrative Assistant

Serve as integral part of a public or private legal team with knowledge in substantive law, legal procedures, and government.

Liberal Arts & Sciences AA

Complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with general education, wellness, and career exploration in this degree designed exclusively for transfer.

Machine Tool Technology

Achieve advanced precision machining skills using computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines and turning centers, wire and sinking EDM's, precision surface grinders, and CAD/CAM software.

Marine, Motorcycle, & Powersports Technician

Learn in depth, hands on training across a variety of equipment, including lawn, snowmobiles, inboard/outboard, ATV/UTV, compact diesel, and motorcycles.

Marketing & Sales Management

Develop business plans, create marketing campaigns, and learn to sell across platforms. Every business in every industry relies on the skills of marketing and sales.

Mechanical Drafting, Design, & Engineering

Create the technical drawings of machinery, robotics, and other mechanical devices across a wide range of industries. Using applied mathematics, CADD, and principals of engineering, this career combines practical calculation with innovative design.

Mechatronics

Solve complex problems in this high tech field that merges electronic, mechanical, and information technology into one. Lab-based courses create the perfect environment for applied learning of mechanical, fluid power, electrical, electronic controls, and automation skills.

Medical Administrative Specialist

Assist patients and healthcare personnel in a variety of diverse and expanding roles in the health information field.

Medical Coding Specialist

Study the language of medicine and apply it with professional coding standards to create accurate medical documentation.

Medical Laboratory Technician

Discover and offer vital health information for patient diagnosis, condition monitoring, and disease prevention using procedures in hematology, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, immunohematology, and molecular diagnostics.

Nursing - Associate Degree in Nursing (RN)

Provide competent, patient-centered care in hospitals, clinics, homecare, and long term care facilities. This career is one the fastest growing in the nation.

Office Management

Manage and organize the operations of an office with a broad range of training from hiring practices to desktop publishing.

Paralegal

Serve as integral part of a public or private legal team with knowledge in substantive law, legal procedures, and government.

Phlebotomy Technician

Ensure the collection of quality samples from patients to produce reliable results in the lab. Phlebotomy is an expanding field in the healthcare industry.

Practical Nursing

Contribute in the care of the ailing, rehabilitation services, and prevention of illness in this challenging and rewarding field.

Pre-Engineering Technology AS

Apply engineering and scientific concepts to manufacturing related industries, the automotive industry, and electrical or mechatronics applications in this degree intended to transfer to bachelor’s degree in engineering technology.

Professional Truck Driver

Operate modern equipment, including forklifts, straight trucks, and tractor trailer combinations, and doubles. Most students log approximately 2,000 to 2,500 miles behind the wheel.

Retail Management

Cover the most relevant skills and core competencies needed for success in retail fields. This certificate is recognized by leading retailers across the nation.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Work under the supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist helping children and adults with communication disorders to improve their language and speech skills.

Welding Technology

Keep pace with an evolving industry with the certification testing program, designed to qualify students for the AWS Structural Code and the ASME Pipe Pressure Code, in accordance with AWS QC-3 standards.