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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 and career disciplines that prepare students for transfer. Online courses and programs provide flexibility for full-time, part-time and adult students.

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 120 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, Student health 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 programs in high-demand fields.
  • Programs and classes that transfer to the University of Minnesota, Metropolitan State University, Augsburg Collge 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: 12,255
  • Full-time students: 33%
  • Part-time students: 66%
  • Percent female: 55%
  • Percent male: 43%
  • Percent students of color: 55%

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, polysomnography, women's studies


The college has no on-campus student housing, but many rental units are within walking distance of the campus. The college helps students find rental housing.


• Bus • Train • Other
Go-to-College bus passes available. Many bike racks.


• On Street • Off Street


Admission 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 Title Award
Accounting Clerk CERT
Accounting Technician AAS
Accounting Transfer Pathway AS
Accounts Payable/Receivable CERT
Addiction Counseling AS
Addiction Counseling DIP
Advanced Apparel Technologies CERT
Aircraft General CERT
Aircraft Maintenance Technician AAS
Aircraft Maintenance Technician DIP
Aircraft Powerplant CERT
Aircraft Structures CERT
Aircraft Systems CERT
Aircraft Technician - Airframe AAS
Aircraft Technician - Powerplant AAS
American Indian Studies CERT
Android Mobile Application Developer DIP
Apparel Technologies AAS
Apparel Technologies DIP
Apple Mobile Application Developer DIP
Architectural Technology DIP
Biology Transfer Pathway AS
Business Management AAS
Business Transfer Pathway AS
Central Services Technician CERT
Chemistry AS
Chemistry Transfer Pathway AS
Cinema Production CERT
Cinema Studies CERT
Cinema: Directing AS
Cinema: Producing AS
Cinematography AS
Cisco Network CERT
Communication Studies Transfer Pathway AA
Community Development AS
Community Health Worker CERT
Computer Forensics AAS
Computer Security Specialist CERT
Computer Support and Network Administration AAS
Computer Support and Network Administrator DIP
Criminal Justice Studies AS
Database Administrator CERT
Database Specialist CERT
Dental Assistant DIP
Dental Office Support Personnel CERT
ESOL Education CERT
Early Childhood Education CERT
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education AS
Early Childhood Education DIP
Economics Transfer Pathway AA
Editing and Post-Production AS
Education AS
Entrepreneurship CERT
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant CERT
Global Studies CERT
Graphic Design: Core CERT
Graphic Design: Print Media AAS
Graphic Design: Print Media CERT
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Installation CERT
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) AAS
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) DIP
Herbal Studies CERT
History Transfer Pathway AA
Human Services AS
Human Services DIP
Information Assurance Professional DIP
Information Technology Fundamentals CERT
Law Enforcement Transfer Pathway AS
Liberal Arts AA
Library Information Technology AAS
Linux Network Administrator CERT
Machine Tool Technologies AAS
Machine Tool Technologies DIP
Mathematics AS
Mathematics Transfer Pathway AA
Medical Office Administration AAS
Medical Receptionist DIP
Medical Scribe Specialist DIP
Microsoft Network Administrator CERT
Nursing AS
Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide CERT
Open Source Developer CERT
Payroll Accounting CERT
Personal Trainer-Group Exercise Instructor CERT
Pharmacy Technician CERT
Photography CERT
Photography and Digital Imaging AAS
Photography and Digital Imaging DIP
Polysomnographic Technology AAS
Psychology Transfer Pathway AA
Public Information Services CERT
Screenwriting AS
Software Developer DIP
Software Development AAS
Sound Arts AS
Spanish Transfer Pathway AA
Special Education CERT
Technical Information Services CERT
Theater Transfer Pathway AFA
VB .Net Developer CERT
Visual Arts AFA
Visual C# Developer CERT
Web and Interactive Media AAS
Web and Interactive Media CERT
Web and Interactive Media: Core CERT
Welding and Metal Fabrication AAS
Welding and Metal Fabrication CERT
Women's Studies CERT
Yoga Teacher Training CERT

The following degrees are available from Minneapolis Community and Technical College

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Fine Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Certificate
  • Diploma

Tuition & finance

Tuition and Fees $5,396.00
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 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

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
  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • Technology Center
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Tutoring/Writing Services
  • Veterans Services
  • Anthropology Club
  • Polysomnography Club
Arts and literature
  • MCTC Writer's Workshop
Broadcasting and journalism
  • City College News - Campus Newspaper
Career and professional
  • Skills USA - Trade, Technical & Skilled
  • Student Design Collective
  • Student Nurses Association
Community and human services
  • Addiction Counseling Club
  • Students Against Hunger & Homelessness
Ethnicity, language and culture
  • Ethiopian Students Association
  • United Nations of Indian Tribes for Educ
  • Xicano Latinos Unidos
Gender and sexuality
  • Feminists Organizing Change
Honorary societies
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Military and veterans
  • Student Veteran's of America
Nature and environment
  • Bike Collective
  • Three Legged Frog - Environmental Club
  • Urban Farm Collective
Recreational and club sports
  • Intramural Sports, Recreation & Leisure
  • Soccer Club
Religious and spiritual
  • Christian Club
  • MSA Muslim Student Association
Science and technology
  • Science Club
Special interest
  • Ahhh Shoot! Photography Club
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Anime Club
  • Computer Club
  • JTMS Hapkido Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Student African American Brotherhood
  • Student African American Sisterhood
  • Student Tech Services Computer Repair
Student government
  • Student Senate
Theater, dance, music
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • College Choir
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Vocal Ensemble
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Toll-Free: (800) 247-0911
Local: (612) 659-6200