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  • Welcome to Summer Semester 2022

    Jun 7, 2022 by ATCC-USNCC Support Team   Updated: 06/07/22

    Welcome to Summer Semester 2022 of the partnership between ATCC/USNCC! We have a great group of students continuing on from Pilot I and are so excited for our Pilot II student to start their educational journey with us. Please see the Calendar & Important Dates section for course start/end dates and additional info.Also, be sure to explore the rest of this page for other important info, answers to questions you may have, tutorials, etc.

    Our Pilot I bridge students have started their MFGT 2552 Programmable Logic Controls course, which will wrap up for them on July 8.  Of the 100+ new Pilot II students, about 75 will be starting with one of the following at ATCC: MATH 142- Precalculus, ENGL 1410-Composition I, or MATH-1447 Statistics (these run June 13-August 8). The other 25 will start with NAV 101 - Naval Ethics and Leadership taught by USNCC (June 6-July 31).  At this point you should have been notified about which group you are in and what course you will be taking. If you have questions, please let us know.

    We have created a recording of the Orientation session for ATCC.  This video is about 20 minutes long and goes over many important items, shows you how to access various tools that will be important as you move through the program, and gives an overview of what to expect.  Please watch the video below before June 13 if you were unable to attend one of the live Orientation sessions:

    To view your progress toward the Certificate or the AS degree, you are encouraged to visit eServices and download your degree audit reports (DARS). If you aren't sure how to do this, please watch this short video:

    How to Access and Read a Degree Audit Report (DARS).  

    As always, if you have any questions, please contact your ATCC-USNCC support team at or by phone at 320-762-4900.

USNCC Updates Archive:


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ATCC Student Information

Numbers to Know:

StarID (xx1234xx)

StarID is the student username and login for ATCC and all other Minnesota State campuses. It must be activated and managed at

Tech ID (12345678)

This eight-digit number is unique to ATCC. It is confidential and should be protected. Students may use this ID or email address to change their Star ID password.

StarID Self Serve: Activate your Star ID to log into many services, like email, D2L Brightspace, etc. reset your password, change profile preferences.

eServices: ATCC students can check final grades and view/print academic record (grades are not mailed out). View and revise personal information, such as changing your address.

Email: Your email address is the official form of communication from the college. Students are responsible to know the information sent to them from the college through their ATCC email. Login with [YourStarID] and your StarID password. 

Office 365: ATCC provides Microsoft Office to all currently registered students free of charge. Login with [YourStarID] and your StarID password. 

D2L Brightspace: Learning management system used across Minnesota State to provide online access to on campus courses and provide means of delivery for online courses. Login with your StarID and Password.

Zoom: Cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, and chat. If using the desktop or mobile Zoom app, select "Sign in with SSO" and enter "minnstate" at the prompt ( Proceed to log in with your StarID and password.

How to Access Student Tools

These instructions and how-to videos provide more information about accessing eServices, registration, and understanding your degree audit report (DARS).

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USNCC Program Offerings

Nuclear Engineering Technology AS

60 credits | Online

The Associate of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology (NET) program prepares students with the foundational STEM knowledge needed to pursue a bachelor of science degree in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology or related engineering technology disciplines. 

Nuclear Engineering Fundamentals Certificate

28 credits | Online

The Undergraduate Certificate in Nuclear Engineering Fundamentals program completes the lower division math and science-focused education necessary for success in engineering majors, providing the foundational STEM knowledge needed for students to continue their education.

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Calendar & Important Dates

Summer 2022

Programmable Logic Controls (May 16 to July 8)
Course BeginsMay 16, 2022
Census DateMay 20, 2022 23:59
Last Day to Drop/AddMay 20, 2022 23:59
Last Day to WithdrawJune 28, 2022 23:59
Course EndsJuly 8, 2022

Precalculus (June 13 to August 8)
Composition I (June 13 to August 8)
Statistics (June 13 to August 8)
Course BeginsJune 13, 2022
Census DateJune 17, 2022 23:59
Last Day to Drop/AddJune 17, 2022 23:59
Last Day to WithdrawJune 28, 2022 23:59
Course EndsAugust 8, 2022

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Faculty & Support Staff


Beth Kleinschmidt

Transfer & Advising Specialist
320-762-4900 | Bio

I grew up near Alexandria and then headed to Duluth, MN for college. I earned my B.A. in Elementary Education from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth in 2002. After graduation I returned to my hometown in Central MN to teach at an elementary school for four years, before returning to St. Scholastica in 2006 to work as an Admissions Counselor. In September 2021, I joined the staff at Alexandria Technical & Community College as the Transfer & Advising Specialist and assumed the advising responsibilities for the ATCC-USNCC program. I look forward to working with the USNCC students as they progress through the program with us.

ATCC-USNCC Support Team

The ATCC-USNCC Support Team is dedicated to providing support to you while enrolled at ATCC. USNCC students should contact the support team for assistance with logins, resetting passwords, assistance with Brightspace, email issues, finding information in eServices, contact information for other offices, and any other incidents that students may encounter.

Anne Clark, Liberal Arts (English) Instructor

Anne Clark

Environmental Literature Instructor
320-762-4492 | Bio

I earned my BA in English from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and my MA in English, with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Applied Writing, from St. Cloud State University. I've worked as a writer and journalist, and I've performed some of my essays for radio. Although I'm not from rural Minnesota, my parents were from the Alexandria area, and my relatives were the 3rd settlers in Douglas County. I spent my childhood and teen years in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, but I returned to Minnesota to attend boarding school at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault. I lived in the Twin Cities for a number of years, where I met my husband who was in the USMC and is a Gulf War veteran. After the Gulf War, we moved to Alexandria to raise our family. I'm grateful to have traveled around the world, but in that process I've learned that everyone has a story, and every story deserves to be written.

Justin Eberhardt, Math Instructor

Justin Eberhardt

Mathematics Faculty


  • M.S. Applied and Computational Mathematics, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth
Mahmoud Eid

Mahmoud Eid

Engineering Physics Instructor

Education: Ph.D. Physics, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt and Physical Chemistry Institute, Westfälische Wilhelms University, Münster, Germany.

More information is available in Biographical Encyclopedia.

Kris Goracke, English Instructor

Kris Goracke

Intercultural Communication Instructor
320-762-4514 | Bio


  • BA in Communications, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
  • BA in English/Literature/Communications Teaching Licensure, University of Minnesota, Morris
  • MA in Communications, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan
  • English Graduate Concentration, Minnesota State, Mankato, Minnesota


  • Biking, gardening, snow shoeing, and spending time with family and dogs

Favorite Music:

  • Definitely rock bands from the 70s and early 80s

Favorite Book:

  • What’s Gone Is Gone - a children’s book I checked out weekly while in elementary school.

Best Part of Teaching:

  • Learning from my students
LaNell Hardy, Liberal Arts (Mathematics) Instructor

LaNell Hardy

Liberal Arts (Mathematics) Instructor | 320-762-4639

Linda Lein, Liberal Arts (English) Instructor

Linda Lein

Liberal Arts (English) Instructor
320-762-4513 | Bio

I earned my BS in English Education from Bemidji State University and my MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Moorhead. I've published four books, several articles, and poems. Like some of ATCC's students, I am from rural Minnesota. My husband and our oldest son raise grain, hay, sheep, beef cows, and chickens. Our youngest son is a software engineer.

Mark Sagedahl, Mechatronics Instructor

Mark Sagedahl

Mechatronics Instructor

What I Do

Expose students to the hardware and software commonly found in automation applications. Teach them how to design, implement and troubleshoot PLC systems.

What I Like Most About My Job

Working through real world applications with students, creating experiences that they can take with them as they enter their careers

What I Like Best About CAM

The thing that I like best about the Center for Applied Mechatronics is the lack of complacency; the instructors are constantly looking at new technology as well as our industry partners bringing the technology in, ensuring that students understand the curriculum as well as its application to current as well as legacy products.


  • Alexandria Technical & Community College: Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing Automation Technician
  • St. Mary's University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science Industrial Technology

Occupational History

  • Boston Scientific Corporation, Maple Grove MN: Research & Development Technician
  • The Aagard Group, Alexandria MN: Electrical Controls Engineer
Julie Trosvig, Counselor

Julie Trosvig

Counseling Services: Personal, career, and academic. Telephone or Zoom appointments available Monday through Friday 0900 - 1700 EST

As a college counselor and licensed mental health professional, Julie works with students to help them identify short and long term academic and career goals and to overcome any barriers in achieving those goals. Before joining Alexandria Technical & Community College in 2007, Julie gained industry experience in a variety of different practice settings including special education, inpatient and outpatient medical care, human services, and corrections. Recognizing the value of higher education, Julie provides counseling support and advocacy to all students with a student centered, student focused perspective.


The ATCC Library website provides convenient access to scholarly resources including electronic access to the library catalog and numerous subscription databases. The website also includes a link to 24/7 live chat staffed by librarians around the world.


The Registrar’s Office maintains student records. Questions regarding records or registration should be sent to

Tutoring & Support

The Support Services Office provides tutoring and academic resources for all ATCC students free of charge. Services include academic resources, tutoring, and writing assistance. To be connected with Support Services, send an email to or call 320.762.4900.

Additional resources: Online tutoring and homework help for U.S. military and their families, provided 24/7 at no cost by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

ATCC Writer's Block: Offers research assistance and helpful feedback, advice, general tips, suggestions, or ideas on any type of paper, résumé, or job application. Students can email for assistance.

ATCC Veterans Resource Center

The ATCC Veterans Resource Center on campus is available to veterans as well as past and current military members and their families. The Veterans Resource Center is available via email at


The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) offers support seven days a week for Minnesota Veterans and their families. This service is extended to our USNCC students, regardless of location. Phone, live chat, and crisis line help is available. More information at

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For additional information please see

USNCC students may use TA funding to take additional college courses ONLY when they are not concurrently taking a course being funded and supported by USNCC.

Students taking a 16 week course at ATCC may enroll in a USNCC Naval Studies Core course that begins in the 2nd half of that term.

USNCC students will typically begin their first course at ATCC or USNCC depending on their academic program plan and prior learning experience.

Students may enroll in up to 5 courses per year total (funded by USNCC). Students should plan to complete a minimum of 1 USNCC delivered Naval Studies course per 12 month period.

The default time zone in the course is Central. If you are working remotely and in a different time zone, you should update Brightspace to reflect that. This will help you with due dates and other time-related settings within the course. Brightspace will keep the actual moment in time the same for all students, but adjusts the display times according to time zone. For example, if the instructor in Minnesota sets an exam to be completed by midnight on a given day, a student in the Eastern Time zone would see the due date as 1am, and a student in Pacific Time would see it as due at 10pm. However, the test would all be due at the same moment in time which is 12am Central time.

  1. In Brightspace, click on your name in the top right corner, then choose "Account Settings"
  2. Scroll down to the "Time Zone" section. Choose the best location for you.
  3. Click "Save and Close" to save your preferences.

The USNCC highly encourages students to communicate often with their course faculty and student advisor about any job or life requirements that could affect their course performance. All of the USNCC participating colleges have extensive experience supporting service members pursuing a college education and will support as much as they are able to.

Courses will be delivered asynchronously, meaning there will be participation requirements throughout the course, but not at a specific time during the week, which supports a worldwide assigned student base.

Yes, all course work completed at ATCC will transfer and count in the Thomas Edison State University degree program.

The course work is completely asynchronous, meaning that learning activities do not require real-time interaction; instead, content is available online for students to access when it best suits their schedules, and assignments are completed to deadlines.

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Policies & Procedures

Alexandria Technical & Community College has policies and procedures in place in order to protect students’ rights and safety, and ensure their success.

Alexandria Technical & Community College’s policies comply with all local, state, and federal laws. The college also adheres to the policies and standards established by its governing body, Minnesota State and its accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission.

Students are responsible to know and abide by the policies and procedures of Alexandria Technical & Community College and to seek assistance if they have questions. All students are encouraged to read ATCC Policies and Procedures and understand their responsibilities. It is particularly important students read and understand the following policies and procedures:

Designated Officials

Tamzin Bukowski
Human Rights Officer, Discrimination/Harassment Complaints Officer, Title IX Coordinator

Kaye Madigan
Americans with Disabilities/Section 504 Coordinator

Need help?

Contact the USNCC Support Team at 320.762.4900 or
Mon-Fri 0900 - 1700 EST

After Hours: Contact MinnState Help Desk at 877.466.6728
Mon-Thurs: 0900 - 2100 EST
Fri-Sat: 0900 - 1730 EST
Sun: 1230 - 2100 EST

Note: ATCC and MinnState Help Desk are closed on all national holidays