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  • 1. Table of ContentsMCTC Areas of Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv Taking ClassesMCTC Awards, Degrees, Diplomas Academic Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 and Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .v Course Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18Important Information and Phone Numbers . . . vii Online Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182008–2009 Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii Service Learning and Project SHINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Directed Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Getting Started Internships and Clinicals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18Admission to MCTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Continuing Education and Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Applying for Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Evaluating Academic Performance . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Power of YOU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Class Syllabus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Declaring Your Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Grading System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Readmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Incomplete Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Transfering to MCTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Final Exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Placement Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Cancellation of a Class Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19New Student Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Earning an Award Paying for College MCTC Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Associate in Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Tuition Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Associate in Fine Arts Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Fees Included in Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Associate in Science Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Course Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Associate in Applied Science Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Registration Cancellation for Nonpayment . . . . . . . . . . .8 Diplomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Payment Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Tuition Refund and Waivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 General Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Other College Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum Reciprocity Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Competencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24–26Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Graduation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Four Easy Steps to Apply for Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . .10 Credit-Earning Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Applicants Without a High School Diploma or GED . .10 Intent to Graduate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 How Financial Aid Is Determined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Credits Earned at MCTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Catalog Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Work Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Student RecordsScholarships and Other Sponsored Funding . . . . .12 Student Grade Reports and Transcripts . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Deans’ Honor List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Registering for Classes Change of Address/Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28Registration Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Emergency Student Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Multiple Sections Prohibited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Residency Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Adding and Dropping Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Credit Load Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 College Offices and Services Course Cancellations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Office of Student Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Taking a Class Pass/Fail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Student Services Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Auditing a Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Admissions Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Repeating a Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Registrar’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32Withdrawing from a Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Financial Aid Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Deadlines for Withdrawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Resource and Referral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Procedure for Withdrawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Business Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Counseling and Advising Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Student ID Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Power of YOU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Testing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 continued on next page i
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Instructional Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Business Office Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Office of Academic Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Cabinetmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Contacting Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Carpentry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Central Services Technician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 College Computer Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Child Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66Educational Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Cinema: Cinema Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Advising Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Cinema: Cinema Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Counseling Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Cinema: Cinematography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 International Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Cinema: Directing and Producing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Multicultural Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Cinema: Editing and Postproduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Veterans’ Services Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Cinema: Screenwriting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Community Health Worker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Disability Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Computer Forensics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Educational Opportunity Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Computer Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 High School Upward Bound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Computer Software Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Starting Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Computer Support and Network Administration . . . . . .90 Talent Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Construction Electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Veterans’ Upward Bound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Criminal Justice Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Women’s Upward Bound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Culinary Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Career Development Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Dental Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Campus Safety and Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Electroneurodiagnostic Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Electronic Publishing and Web Design . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Filmmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Student News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Global Studies* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Student Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Graphic Design and Visual Communication . . . . . . . .113 Clubs and Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Healthcare Core Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Theatre Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Intercollegiate Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Refrigeration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 Music Ensembles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Homeland Security Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Human Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Recreation and Leisure Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Jewelry Gemology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Student Ambassadors/Mentors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Jewelry Manufacturing and Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Student Newspaper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Law Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 Office of Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Legal Office Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Student Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Library Information Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 Machine Tool Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 Programs and Credentials Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133Articulation Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Media Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Medical Office Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 Addiction Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Air Traffic Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Phlebotomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Aircraft Technician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Photography and Digital Imaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 American Indian Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Polysomnographic Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 Apparel Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Recreation Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Architectural Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Software (Computer) Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Barbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Sound Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Theatre Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 Biotechnology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Video and Digital Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Business Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Welding and Metal Fabrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157*pending MnSCU approvalii 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Western Herbalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Women’s Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Refrigeration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 Course Descriptions Homeland Security Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241 Academic Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242 Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Human Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242 Addiction Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 Information Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244 Air Traffic Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 Information Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246 Aircraft Technician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 Japanese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253 American Indian Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253 American Sign Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Journalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256 American Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Law Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256 Anthropology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172 Machine Tool Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258 Apparel Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172 Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260 Arabic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 Media Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263 Architectural Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265 Area, Cultural and Ethnic Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176 Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270 Astronomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271 Barbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 Phlebotomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272 Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182 Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272 Biotechnology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185 Photography and Digital Imaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272 Business Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 Physical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275 Business Office Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188 Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279 Cabinetmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191 Political Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279 Carpentry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193 Polysomnographic Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281 Central Services Technician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194 Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283 Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195 Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284 Child Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197 Recreation Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284 Chinese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 Sociology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285 Cinema Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 Sound Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287 Community Health Worker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205 Spanish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288 Computer Literacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205 Speech Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289 Computer Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206 Study Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291 Construction Electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207 Theatre Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291 Culinary Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209 Video and Digital Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295 Dental Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 Welding and Metal Fabrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295 Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214 Western Herbalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214 Women’s Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297 Electroneurodiagnostic Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216 Electronic Publishing and Web Design . . . . . . . . . . . . .218 Appendices Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 Appendix A: Maps and Directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 Appendix B: Admininstrators and Board . . . . . . . . . . .302 English as a Second Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224 Appendix C: Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303 Filmmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225 Appendix D: Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311 Food Service Dietary Aide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226 Appendix E: College Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315 French . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226 Geography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227 Geology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228 Global Health and Healing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228 Graphic Design and Visual Communication . . . . . . . .229 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232 Healthcare Core Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233www.minneapolis.edu | Table of Contents iii
  • 4. MCTC Areas of Study Aviation Careers Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 Air Traffic Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Machine Tool Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 Aircraft Technician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Welding and Metal Fabrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Business Careers Media Arts Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Cinema: Cinema Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Business Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Cinema: Cinema Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Business Office Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Cinema: Cinematography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Legal Office Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Cinema: Directing and Producing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Health Careers Cinema: Editing and Postproduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Cinema: Screenwriting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Addiction Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Electronic Publishing and Web Design . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Central Services Technician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Filmmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Community Health Worker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Graphic Design and Visual Communication . . . . . . . .113 Dental Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Media Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 Electroneurodiagnostic Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Photography and Digital Imaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 Healthcare Core Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Sound Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Medical Office Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Video and Digital Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Public Service Careers Phlebotomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Child Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Polysomnographic Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Western Herbalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 Human Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Information Technology Careers Recreation Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Computer Forensics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Service Industry Careers Computer Support and Network Administration . . . . .90 Apparel Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Library Information Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 Barbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Software (Computer) Development . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 148 Culinary Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Public Safety Careers Jewelry Gemology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Jewelry Manufacturing and Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Criminal Justice Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Homeland Security Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 Law Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 Liberal Arts American Indian Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Biotechnology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Computer Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Global Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Theatre Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 Women’s Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Manufacturing and Applied Technology Careers Architectural Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Cabinetmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Carpentry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Construction Electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95iv 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 5. MCTC Awards Degrees, Diplomas and CertificatesAccounting Clerk Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Construction Electricity Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95Accounting Technician A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Criminal Justice Studies A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96Accounts Payable/Receivable Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Culinary Arts A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97Addiction Counseling A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Culinary Arts Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99Addiction Counseling Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Culinary Arts Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98Administrative Assistant/Software Support Diploma . . . . .59 Database Specialist Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88, 151Administrative Assistant/Software Support Specialist Dental Assistant Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Dental Assistant Expanded Functions Certificate . . . . . . .101Air Traffic Control A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Dental Office Support Personnel Certificate . . . . . . . . . . .101Aircraft General Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Digital Video Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136Aircraft Powerplant Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Dynamic Digital Media A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135Aircraft Structures Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Education A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102Aircraft Systems Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Diploma . . . . . . . . . .104American Indian Studies Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Electroneurodiagnostic Technology A .A .S . Degree . . . . . .104Apparel Technologies Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Electronic Publishing Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108Apparel Technologies Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Electronic Publishing Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107Architectural Technology Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 ESOL Education Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102Aviation Airframe Technician A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . .48 Film Studies Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110Aviation Powerplant Technician A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . .47 Filmmaking A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110Baking Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Fine Arts A .F .A . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111Banking and Finance Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Game Developer Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86Banking and Finance Concentration A .S . Degree . . . . . . . .57 Global Studies Certificate* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112Barbering Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Graphic Design and Visual CommunicationBasic Woodworking Technician Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . .62 A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113Biology A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Graphic Design and Visual Communication Diploma . . .114Biotechnology A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and RefrigerationBookkeeping Assistant Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117Business Management A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and RefrigerationCabinetmaking A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117Cabinetmaking Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Homeland Security Specialist A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . .118Carpentry Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Homeland Security Basic Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119Central Services Technician Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Homeland Security Emergency ManagementChemistry A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119Child Development A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Homeland Security Planning Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119Child Development A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Human Services A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120Child Development Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Human Services Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121Child Development Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Information Assurance Professional Diploma . . . . . . . . . . .92Cinema: Cinems Production Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Interactive Media Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136Cinema: Cinema Studies Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 JAVA Developer Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87Cinema: Cinematography A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Jewelry Gemology Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122Cinema: Directing and Producing A .S Degree . . . . . . . . . . .75 Jewelry Manufacturing and Repair A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . .123Cinema: Editing and Postproduction A .S . Degree . . . . . . . .77 Jewelry Manufacturing and Repair Diploma . . . . . . . . . . .124Cinema: Screenwriting A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Jewelry Manufacturing Technician Certificate . . . . . . . . .124Cisco Network Administrator Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Jewelry Repair Technician Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125Community Health Worker Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Law Enforcement A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126Community Health Worker Enhanced Role Certificate . . .81 Law Enforcement Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127Computer Forensics A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Legal Office Specialist Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 128Computer Graphic Imaging Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Library Information Technology A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . .129Computer Security Specialist Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Linux Network Administrator Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93Computer Support and Network Administration Machine Tool Technology Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Mathematics A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133Computer Support and Network Administration Diploma . . 91 Medical Office Assistant Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137*pending MnSCU approval continued on next pagewww.minneapolis.edu | MCTC Awards — Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates v
  • 6. Microsoft Network Administrator Certificate . . . . . . . . . . .94Nursing A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate . . . . . . .141Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Extended-Hour Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141Nursing Mobility Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140Nursing Pathway Program A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139Office Information Processing Specialist A .A .S . Degree . . .59Open Source Developer Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89Payroll Accounting Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43Phlebotomy Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142Photography and Digital Imaging A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . .143Photography and Digital Imaging Diploma . . . . . . . . . . .144Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate . . . . . . . . . .144Polysomnographic Technology A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . .145Practical Nursing Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139Public Information Services Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130Recreation Studies A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146Recreation Studies Certificate: Core Studies . . . . . . . . . . .147Recreation Studies Diploma: Professional Focus . . . . . . . .147Small Business Accounting Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43Software Developer Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86Software Development A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85Sound Arts A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153Technical Information Services Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . .130Theatre Arts A .F .A . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154Video and Digital Arts A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156Visual BASIC .NET Developer Certificate . . . . . . . . . 87, 150Visual C# Developer Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87, 150Web Design A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106Web Design Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107Web Design Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106Web Developer Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88, 151Welding and Metal Fabrication Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . .157Western Herbalism A .A .S . Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158Wireless Network Administrator Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . .94Women’s Studies Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159vi 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 7. Equal Opportunity Statement Important Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) will not discriminate against any person because of race, Information color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation or status with regard to public assistance . MCTC is an equal opportunity educator and employer, and a member of the Minnesota StateAccreditation Colleges and Universities system .Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) Information in this brochure can be made available inis accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a alternate format on request by calling 612-659-6730 (voice)member of the North Central Association (30 N . LaSalle St ., or 612-659-6731 (TTY) . TTY numbers are listed whenSuite 2400; Chicago, IL 60602-2504; 312-263-0456; www . available . Please contact Minnesota Relay Service at 711 toncahigherlearningcommission .org) . contact offices where the TTY number is not listed .MCTC is also approved by the U .S . Office of Education forparticipation in federal programs, by the U .S . Department Importantof Immigration for international students, and bythe Minnesota State Approving Agency for Veterans’Educational Benefits . The Nursing program is approved Phone Numbersby the Minnesota Board of Nursing and accredited by theNational League of Nursing Accrediting Commission . TheLaw Enforcement program is accredited by the MinnesotaBoard of Peace Officer Standards and Training . The DentalAssistant program is accredited by the Commission on General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6000Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association . Toll Free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-247-0911The Aviation Technician program is accredited by the Academic Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6100Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) . Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-659-6200 Aviation Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .952-826-2400 Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6850Security and Compliance Reports Bridge to Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-659-6727State and federal governments require that colleges inform Business Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6880prospective students of various policies and security Career Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6776information . If you wish to receive information about Center for Criminal Justicethese reports, including the campus security report, crime and Law Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651-999-7600statistics, procedures for reporting crime and emergencies, City College News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-659-6796 Computer Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6000 x4604campus public safety efforts and programs, drug and Continuing Education and Training . . . . . . . . 612-659-6500alcohol-free schools policy, equity in athletics disclosure Counseling and Advising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6700information, the discrimination/harassment reporting Disability Services (voice) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6730process, the student code of conduct, notification of student (TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6731rights under FERPA, voter registration information, MCTC Educational Opportunity Center . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6543graduation rates as reported in the Student Right to Know, Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6240and the withdrawing from classes and Refund Policy, High School Upward Bound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6555 Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6840please go to the college website at www .minneapolis .edu . Judicial Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-659-6712Select any heading under “MCTC Main Menu,” then select Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6140“Compliance and Security Reports .” If you do not have Legal Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-659-6319access to the Web, you may request a printed copy of these Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6290reports by contacting the Public Safety Office at Minneapolis Multicultural Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6700Community and Technical College, 1501 Hennepin Ave ., President’s Office (voice) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6300Minneapolis, MN 55403 or by calling 612-659-6910 . Public Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6910 Public Safety: Emergency Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6900 Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6250Disability Services Service Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-659-6114If you need assistance to access college programs, services or Starting Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6565activities, contact Disability Services at 612-659-6730 (voice) Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-659-6761or 612-659-6731 (TTY) . Student Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-659-6799 Student Services Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-659-6282 Talent Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6568 Testing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6262 Veterans’ Upward Bound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612-659-6579 or 612-659-6580www.minneapolis.edu | Important Information and Numbers vii
  • 8. 2008–2009 Academic CalendarFall Semester 2008Fall semester begins Aug. 25Holiday/campus closed Sep. 1Faculty development days (no classes) Oct. 16–18Holiday/campus closed Nov. 11Holiday/campus closed Nov. 27–29Final exams Dec. 15–19Last day of fall semester Dec. 19Spring Semester 2009Spring semester begins Jan. 12Holiday/campus closed Jan. 19Faculty development day (no classes) Feb. 3Student Success Day Feb. 12Holiday/campus closed Feb. 16Faculty development day (no classes) Feb. 27Spring break March 16–21Faculty development day (no classes) April 1Final exams May 8–14Last day of spring semester May 14Summer Term 2009Summer term begins June 1Holiday/campus closed July 3Last day of summer term July 24viii 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 9. Getting Started Getting StartedCollege Offices Earning an Registering for Paying for and Services Student Records Award Taking Classes Classes College
  • 10. Getting Started Getting Started Admission to MCTC 4. Attend a New Student Orientation session. Orientation information is provided at placement testing. Transfer students complete the orientation requirement by meeting with a counselor or advisor. Applying for Admission Application Deadlines Admission Process for Transfer Students Applications for general admission to the College will be If you have attended a U.S.-accredited college or university previously and are in good academic standing with a GPAPaying for accepted until the sixth day of the term. Early application is College strongly encouraged, as it permits better program planning, of 2.0 or higher, you may be eligible to apply for admission the use of advising and counseling services, and timely to MCTC as a transfer student. Please follow steps 1–3 under access to financial aid. Apply for admission online at www. “General Admission for Award-Seeking Applicants” and minneapolis.edu/applynow. If you do not have access to a meet with a counselor or advisor for assistance with course computer, you may apply in person at the Student Services planning and registration. Applicants seeking financial aid, Center (T.2200) prior to completing your placement test. transfer of credit and/or veterans’ benefits are required toRegistering for submit official college transcripts from all prior colleges Additional admission requirements and application attended regardless of grades or academic standing. Students Classes deadlines apply for the following: International Student who have attended a college or university previously Admission, Air Traffic Control, Law Enforcement, should submit an official copy of their transcript(s) to the Postsecondary Education Option (PSEO), Power of YOU, Registrar’s Office at the time of application. Students should Nursing, Cinematography, Directing and Producing, Editing also have unofficial copies of their transcripts available for and Postproduction, Media Production, and Screenwriting. advising, financial aid and prerequisite screening. (See MCTC Policy 4.01 Appendix E on page 334 for more MCTC reserves the right to review and place conditions information.) on enrollment for transfer students who are not in good Taking Classes standing at their previous college(s). General Admission for Award-Seeking Applicants Procedures for transferring credits to MCTC are on page 5. 1. Apply for admission online at www.minneapolis.edu/ applynow and pay the $20 application fee. All students, Non-Award-Seeking Students regardless of previous attendance, must pay a one-time- Non-degree, -diploma, or -certificate-seeking students only $20 application fee. If you previously attended complete the same admission process as regular students Minneapolis Community College or Minneapolis but may register for classes without attending a college Technical College and paid an application fee, you orientation session. Non-degree, -diploma, or -certificate-Earning an do not have to pay it again. If you need assistance or seeking students are not eligible for financial aid and may Award access to a computer, you may apply in person at the not take courses with placement or program admission Student Services Center, (T.2200). requirements unless they have completed the placement exemption process. Students who have earned a bachelor’s Metropolitan State University students co-enrolling degree or an associate in arts (A.A.) or associate in science at MCTC do not need to submit an application fee (A.S.) degree should submit a copy of their transcript with IF they have already paid the Metropolitan State the application form for possible exemption from the Student Records application fee. reading and writing placement. Students who have attended 2. Submit transcripts. If you have attended another a college or university previously should submit an official college(s), have an official copy of your transcript(s) copy of their transcript(s) to the Registrar’s Office at the sent directly to the Registrar’s Office. Plan to bring time of application. Students should also have unofficial unofficial copies of your previous college transcripts copies of their transcripts available for advising, financial to use in meetings with counselors and advisors to aid and prerequisite screening. discuss your program plans. Although MCTC does not require your high school transcript, it may be Non-High School/GED Graduates required for admittance to certain programs. Students that do not have a high school diploma or GED may still be admitted to the college if they can demonstrateCollege Offices 3. Take placement tests. Check the term class potential for being a successful college student. Students and Services schedule for testing times or call the Testing Center must complete “General Admission for Award-Seeking Information Line, 612-659-6262. Students who Applicants” and then meet with the director of admission are transferring from another college or university after completion of the placement test to determine should check the term class schedule for information admission to the College. about transferring test scores and/or exemptions from testing based on completed coursework. Postsecondary High School Applicants Students with disabilities who need testing The Postsecondary Education Option (PSEO) program accommodations should contact Disability Services offers Minnesotan junior and senior high school students at 612-659-6730 before attending a placement testing the opportunity to take college-level courses to meet high or orientation session. school graduation requirements, as well as begin their 2 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 11. Getting Startedcollege career. To be eligible to participate, junior-level MCTC does not provide on-campus housing. Studentshigh school students must submit an official high school are responsible for arranging their own housingtranscript that indicates an overall grade point average of accommodations.3.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0). Senior-level high schoolstudents must submit an official high school transcript that 1. English Requirementsindicates an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher MCTC requires a minimum TOEFL score of 500 on(on a scale of 4.0). Applicants must be 15 years of age or the paper-based test or 173 on the computer-basedolder. Participation in this program must be approved by test; or a score of 61 or higher on the iB TOEFL Paying for (Internet-based TOEFL); or successful completion of Collegethe applicant’s high school. The required campus placementtest scores will affect the student’s course selection. PSEO all levels in 109 in an English Language School (ELS);students will not be allowed to enroll in any courses or a Michigan English Language Assessment Batterybelow college level. Students accepted into this program (MELAB) score of 75; or a score of 5.5 or higher on theare required to attend a mandatory PSEO orientation and IELTS (International English Language Testing System);will have their tuition costs and book fees waived. All or recent completion of a college composition coursetextbooks and equipment provided to a student, and paid with a grade of “C” or better from a college in the Registering forfor under MnSCU policy 124D.09 subdivision 13, are the United States. Students in the United States may take the college placement test in place of other English Classesproperty of MCTC. Each student is required to return alltextbooks and equipment to the Business Services office proficiency measures. MCTC will not waive the Englishafter the course has ended. Equipment purchased by the requirement for any applicant whose native languagestudent becomes the property of the student, (i.e. tools, is not English. Placement into ESL courses doescalculators, microcomputers, etc.). not guarantee acceptable English proficiency scores for admission. Questions regarding other forms ofPSEO students may not register for courses excluded from English proficiency measures should be directed to thethe PSEO registration (a current list of courses is available Admissions Office. Taking Classesfrom the PSEO coordinator). Additional fees for somecourses (i.e. Music, Photography, Cinematography, Video 2. Academic RequirementsProduction) must also be paid by the student. Contact the The minimum academic requirement is graduationAdmissions Office for information packets on the program from a recognized secondary school. Applicantsand application deadlines. should also show academic strength in at least five key academic areas that correspond to the student’sStudents may appeal the PSEO admission standards by intended field of study. Courses in religion are notcontacting the Admissions Office. The PSEO appeal considered academic. International student applicantsprocess includes submitting a letter of appeal stating which must arrange for the MCTC Admissions Office to Earning anapplication process the student wants waived; providing receive official academic records from all secondary, Awardtwo letters of recommendation from high school teachers or college, polytechnic, university or professionalcounselors; and having a short interview with the director institutions they have attended. Records should list theof admissions. Students may not appeal the application dead- subjects studied and the grade, mark or other evidenceline. The written appeal must be received by the director that each individual subject was completed to theof admissions on or before the published PSEO application satisfaction of the relevant authorities. Records mustdeadline. Also see information on PSEO Academic also include diplomas, degrees or other certificates Student RecordsRegulations. received. Since certificates and records ordinarily are not returned, applicants should have results sentPower of YOU directly from examination councils. Official credentialsStudents who have graduated from a Minneapolis or Saint can be returned upon request. The College reservesPaul public high school in spring 2009 and who are residents the right to determine the appropriateness of theof either Minneapolis or Saint Paul, may be eligible to certification. Photocopies are not acceptable. A certifiedparticipate in the tuition-free Power of You program for literal translation must be included with the officialfall 2009. For more information, call 612-659-6727. document if the record is not in English.International Nonimmigrant Visa Holders Note: Lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation. College OfficesInternational students are those who do not have U.S. and Servicescitizenship, permanent residency, or refugee or political 3. Financial Requirementsasylum status. International students must complete the International applicants who want the student F-1College’s International Student Admissions process— visa must provide documentation showing that allincluding the special application—by the published educational and living expenses will be provideddeadline. They also must meet the English language, for their first year of enrollment at MCTC. Thisacademic and financial requirements. MCTC issues the documentation usually consists of an affidavit ofForm I-20 for the F-1 student visa. support. Supporting documents such as a bankwww.minneapolis.edu | Getting Started 3
  • 12. Getting Started Getting Started statement, letter from the sponsor’s bank or a letter in their home countries until they obtain a student from the sponsor’s employer must also be submitted visa. Individuals may not be allowed to change visa to the Admissions Office. If the applicant has multiple classifications once they enter the United States. sponsors, each should provide supporting documents. If a relative or friend is providing a student’s room and International and nonimmigrant students who do not board, the student must have a letter of verification possess or want the student F-1 visa must meet all the from that source. above requirements for admission except for the previously mentioned financial requirement. If additional informationPaying for International students are expected to have at their is needed, or if applicants have questions about the College disposal sufficient funds to meet all educational and admission process at MCTC, please contact the international living expenses throughout the time it will take to admissions advisor at 612-659-6201 or the international complete their degree objectives. Financial aid is not counselor/advisor at 612-659-6705. available for international students through MCTC. Senior Citizen Applicants Off-campus employment is not available during the Senior citizens who are Minnesota residents and 62 yearsRegistering for first year of academic study. Off-campus employment of age or older may register for full-term credit courses on opportunities are limited after the first year and a space-available basis, beginning the second day of the Classes are subject to the regulations of the Department of course. Senior citizen tuition is $32.06 per semester credit, Homeland Security (DHS). Students should not count plus any special fees. Senior citizens who are Minnesota on employment as a means of financial support. residents may audit an MCTC course at no charge on a Applicants should review carefully the current list of space-available basis (go to www.minneapolis.edu/paytuition estimated expenses for attending MCTC. An estimated for more details). Senior citizens who wish to register for expense list can be found with the application or a short-term credit course (13 weeks or less), may register online at www.minneapolis.edu; click on “Apply now.” on a space-available basis beginning on the second day of Taking Classes the course. An MCTC application form and a one-time $20 4. Health Insurance Requirements application fee must be submitted to the Admissions Office Health insurance, including provisions for medical before registering for classes. Senior citizens who register evacuation and repatriation, is required as a condition before the second day of a full-term course or register before for enrollment for all international students attending a short-term course (13 weeks or less) begins are required to MCTC. MCTC is not responsible for any student’s bills pay full tuition. due to illness or injury. 5. Application Deadlines Declaring Your Major Award-seeking students must declare a major on theirEarning an The deadline for admission depends upon whether the prospective student is making application from within admission application. In order to be enrolled in a career Award or outside of the United States. program, a student’s academic record and placement results must meet the program’s requirements. International and nonimmigrant students applying from within the United States will be considered for admission To change your major, you must complete the Change for any term they desire. Application deadlines for these of Major form available in the Student Services Center. students are one month before the start of classes for the fall Changing your major does not guarantee your enrollment Student Records and spring terms that they expect to begin their studies. The in a career program. College does not recommend summer admission for new international students. Readmission Applicants from outside of the United States will be All students who have been away from the college for one considered for admission for the fall and spring terms term or longer must complete the “Returning Student” only. Contact the Admissions Office for deadlines. admission process (www.minneapolis.edu/applynow) in order to be readmitted and enroll in the college. A student must All application materials must be in to the Admissions comply with the program requirements in effect when Office by the deadline if applicants wish to be considered returning to college. Reacceptance into a technical programCollege Offices for admission. These items include: is contingent upon review of the student’s application and Services • nternational/nonimmigrant student I file, academic status and space availability in the technical admissions application program major. Returning students must verify that their • Financial support documentation placement scores are current. Reading, writing and ESOL • English proficiency measure placement test scores are valid for three calendar years, • Academic credentials inclusive of the current calendar year. Math placement test scores are valid for two calendar years, inclusive of the Prospective international and nonimmigrant students current calendar year. If students’ placement scores are who are applying from outside of the United States who no longer valid or they have not completed the necessary want a student visa are strongly encouraged to remain prerequisites, they may be required to complete the college 4 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 13. Getting Startedplacement test. Name changes must be submitted withproper legal documentation. Returning students that have Placement Testinga hold or suspension on their academic record may berequired to complete additional steps before they becomeeligible to enroll in classes. New Student Placement Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) support student success. MnSCU Board Policy 3.3 requiresTransferring of Credit to MCTC placement testing in the areas of reading, writing and Paying forGeneral Procedures math. English-as-a-second language (ESL) students are also CollegeIf you are a transfer student pursuing a certificate, diploma, assessed in listening. Placements received from this testingA.A., A.F.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degree, you must complete the are mandatory; therefore, it is necessary for students to takeadmission process for transfer students listed on page 2 these tests seriously and prepare for them. Practice tests canand have official transcripts of all previously attended be found on the MCTC website. Results are also used toU.S. colleges and vocational schools sent to the Registrar’s help determine if a student is ready to enroll in coursework.Office. After transcripts are evaluated, the number of credits Per MnSCU Policy and Procedures, math placement scores Registering foraccepted will be recorded on the student’s transcript, and used to satisfy course prerequisites are only valid for twothe MCTC course equivalencies will be recorded on the Classes calendar years, inclusive of the current calendar year. Allstudent’s Degree Audit Report (DARS). See policy 3.02 part 4 other placement scores are valid for three calendar years,on page 326 for more information. inclusive of the current calendar year.College transcripts from outside of the United States must If scores indicate that a student should be placed in abe submitted to an evaluating service (forms are available in precollege level course in reading, writing, ESOL, or math,the Registrar’s Office). The transcript evaluation submitted he or she will be required to enroll and demonstrateto the Registrar’s Office must be an original or be submitted proficiency in that course before registering for the next Taking Classesdirectly from the evaluation service. If the official document level course.is not in English, the document must be translated intoEnglish by the evaluation agency, or a certified, literal Students placing into developmental reading courses needtranslation must be provided. to begin these courses the first semester of enrollment, as many college courses require reading prerequisites.Transfer Credit Review Procedure All new students who are seeking a certificate, diplomaQuestions about the rationale behind acceptance/ or degree are required to take the placement tests prior toapplication of specific courses should be discussed first with attending an Orientation session and registering for classesthe Registrar’s Office. (see information on exemptions). Students should complete Earning an an application form for admission to MCTC prior to testingSteps for Transfer Credit Appeal Award as an MCTC ID number is required for placement testing. A 1. Discuss the evaluation with the credit transfer student’s course enrollment may be cancelled if the student evaluator in the Registrar’s Office. does not enroll in the required courses. 2. Fill out an appeal form and send it to the vice president of academic and student affairs for review Test results may affect entry to MCTC for those students of coursework. The Registrar’s Office supplies unable to provide a high school transcript stating a date Student Records the form. Students are responsible for including of graduation or proof of successful completion of a GED. supplemental information, a course description Contact the Admissions Office for further information. from the transfer college’s catalog and syllabi for the course(s) in question. Placement test dates and times are published in the term course 3. A written response to the appeal will be sent to schedules and are available in the Student Services Center, the student and the Registrar’s Office. Appeals will Counseling and Advising Office, Testing Center and on MCTC’s be processed within a reasonable time (usually six website at www.minneapolis.edu/testing. Click on “Prospective working days). The Vice President’s Office will mail Students” and follow the links to placement testing. the student a copy of the decision. (See MCTC Policy 4.02 (Appendix E) for more information.) 4. If a student is not satisfied with the College’s transfer College Offices appeal decision, the student may submit a request to Placement Appeals Process and Services the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities’ senior Students who believe that the results obtained after testing do vice chancellor of academic and student affairs not accurately reflect their skills may request a retest. A student for a system-level appeal of the College’s transfer may retest once during a testing term. A student is limited to appeal decision. Contact information for the senior taking the test a total of three times within 12 months. Once vice chancellor is available in the Registrar’s Office. a student begins coursework in the area tested, no further The decision of the senior vice chancellor shall be testing is permitted. Advancement through a curriculum is binding on all college and university parties. determined by performance in enrolled coursework. See MCTC Policy 4.02 (Appendix E) for more information.www.minneapolis.edu | Getting Started 5
  • 14. Getting Started Getting Started Adult Basic Education • student may be exempt from testing based on A The Minneapolis Adult Literacy Program offers free Adult documented ACT subject area scores of 24 in Basic Education (ABE) courses on the MCTC campus in ESL reading, English and math. Math subject area and math to help students brush up on basic skills before scores are valid for two calendar years, inclusive enrolling in credit classes at the College. The placement of the current calendar year. Reading and English tests will determine those qualified to enroll in these free subject area scores are valid for three calendar years, classes. inclusive of the current calendar year. MCTC does not use the composite ACT score to determinePaying for Students with Disabilities testing-exemption status. College Students with disabilities may request special arrangements for testing. Contact Disability Services before taking the New Student assessment tests. See MCTC Policy 4.02 (Appendix E) for more information. Placement Exemptions OrientationRegistering for The general policy for exemption from placement testing is Classes listed below. (See MCTC Policy 4.02 Appendix E for more New students who have completed the admission process information.) and taken the placement tests will be scheduled for a New • tudents transferring from another MnSCU S Student Orientation session. During Orientation, counselors institution need to transfer their placement scores and advisors will meet with students to assist them in to the Admissions Office or the Testing Center. selecting appropriate courses. At Orientation, students will MCTC will accept scores only on MnSCU-endorsed be provided with an ID number and personal identification tests: Accuplacer and Accuplacer ESL. Per MnSCU number (PIN). At the conclusion of the Orientation session, Policy and Procedures, math placement scores used students will register for courses via computer. Transfer Taking Classes to satisfy course prerequisites are only valid for two students will fulfill Orientation requirements by meeting calendar years, inclusive of the current calendar with an academic counselor, advisor or an admission year. All other placement scores are valid for three advisor. calendar years, inclusive of the current calendar year. • ll students must meet the course prerequisites for A Non-award-seeking students are not required to attend registration. Information regarding prerequisites an Orientation session. They will receive their Student ID can be found in the course-listing section of term number and PIN in the mail after application. schedules. (Note: Students indicating that they are Orientation sessions for new students include: not seeking a degree, diploma or certificate are notEarning an • seful information about college activities, U eligible for financial aid.) Award policies and resources; • ransfer students or students holding degrees may be T • ssistance choosing and registering for A exempt from testing based on completed coursework. first-semester classes; To have your transcripts evaluated, bring an • pportunities to ask questions of college staff O unofficial copy of your transcript to the Counseling and experienced students; and and Advising Office or Student Services Center to • Time to explore their new campus. establish exemption status. A copy of the decision Student Records regarding your exemption status will be mailed to This Orientation is strongly encouraged to positively begin you. All students must meet the prerequisites for the your college experience. course in which they enroll. • student may be exempt from taking the math A portion of the placement test if a transcript shows completion of a college-level algebra course(s) with a grade of “C” or higher. • A student may be exempt from taking the writing portion of the placement test if a transcript shows completion of a standard freshman EnglishCollege Offices and Services composition course with a grade of “C” or higher. • student may be exempt from taking the reading A portion of the placement test if a transcript shows completion of at least 15 semester credits of reading-intensive coursework with an overall GPA of 2.0 or above. 6 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 15. Paying for College Paying for CollegeCollege Offices Earning an Registering for and Services Student Records Award Taking Classes Classes Getting Started
  • 16. Getting Started Tuition Payment Options Tuition payment may be made by mail, online or in person. To learn about payment plan options, go to Tuition Rates www.minneapolis.edu. Minnesota community and technical colleges offer the most Where to Pay Tuition affordable tuition and fees in the state. Tuition and fees are Students may view tuition bills online via the registration established by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Paying for system (e-services). Online payment options include College Board of Trustees and are subject to change. Tuition rates MasterCard, Visa and e-check. Tuition and fees are paid are posted at www.minneapolis.edu. in Business Services, located on the Skyway level of the Technical Building. Business Services is open Monday Fees Included in Tuition through Friday during the posted hours. The tuition rate includes the following per-credit fees: • echnology Fee: This fee is used to support and enhance T Third-Party Billing and ScholarshipsRegistering for the technology-based services provided to students. Students who wish to have their tuition and fees billed to • tudent Life Fee: This fee supports student activities, S an agency or third party must have approved paperwork on Classes clubs and organizations on campus. file with Business Services by the tuition payment deadline • Minnesota Student Association Fee: This fee supports the to secure registration. Minnesota State College Student Association. Scholarship checks and documentation should be sent to Business Services and must be on file by the tuition Course Fees payment deadline to secure registration. Some courses require additional course fees to cover in-class expenses or supplies. (Below is a partial list of examples.) Taking Classes Deferment of Tuition Payment Deadline Depending on the course for which they register, students Eligible students requesting tuition deferment must contact will be assessed one or more of the following fees: Business Services before the tuition payment deadline to hold • usic Fee: A charge is assessed for individual lessons M their registration. The tuitions of financial aid recipients and in instrumental, piano or vocal music, as well as for students with third-party billing or scholarships on file with private weekly lessons during the term. Business Services are deferred by the College. (See MCTC • hysical Education Fee: Payment of special course P Policy 5.08 Appendix E.) fees may be required to participate in certain class activities (e.g., bowling, golf, skiing, etc.). Late Payment Fees • Liability Insurance Fees: Certain courses and labsEarning an The College may charge a $30 late fee to students who: require the payment of a liability insurance fee. • ere not fully covered by financial aid or agency W Award funding; and Registration Cancellation • id not pay at the time of registration. D for Nonpayment Checks offered in payment of tuition and fees that are not Students who have not paid tuition by the tuition payment honored by the bank constitute unpaid tuition and fees, deadline will be dropped from all of their classes unless one and are therefore subject to the late fee. There is also a $25 Student Records or more of the following is true: returned check fee. (See MCTC Policy 5.08 Appendix E.) • he Financial Aid Office has received a Free T Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Financial Holds file from the Department of Education by the The College will withhold registration for subsequent payment deadline; terms, as well as the issuance of official degrees, diplomas, • he student has submitted approved third-party T certificates, and official student transcripts until all money billing authorization to Business Services or is due the College has been paid and school equipment or enrolled in the PSEO program; property has been returned. • he student has submitted a 15 percent down T payment of tuition and fees; Students who have not paid the balance owed the CollegeCollege Offices will have their records submitted to a division of the and Services • usiness Services has received advance payment B of a scholarship to cover tuition and fees; and/or Minnesota Department of Revenue for collection per Minn. • he student has been approved by Business Services T Stat. 16D. Additional collection fees and interest will be to have the tuition payment deadline extended. assessed on balances submitted for collection. The tuition payment deadline is published in the term course schedules. For additional information, go to www.minneapolis.edu. 8 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 17. Getting StartedTuition Refund and Waivers Reciprocity AgreementsEach term, a date is published as the “Last Day to Add/ Any student who is a legal resident of Wisconsin, North Drop Classes” without incurring tuition obligation. Per Dakota or South Dakota may attend a Minnesota publicthe registration agreement, students are responsible for all education institution and pay that state’s respective residentfinancial and academic costs for courses not dropped by tuition rate for coursework under the educational compacts.this deadline. Similarly, a legal resident of Minnesota may attend a Wisconsin, North Dakota or South Dakota public education Paying forStudents who completely withdraw from all courses by the institution and pay Minnesota’s resident tuition rate. Collegepublished deadlines may receive a partial refund of tuitionand fees. See the current term class schedule for tuition Applications for this agreement must be made in the homerefund deadlines. state of the student and generally take four to six weeks to process. While awaiting approval, students will pay the Students meeting the published circumstances may petition MCTC tuition rate. Applications are available online atfor a refund of tuition and fees. Additional information is www.ohe.state.mn.us or at the following addresses: Registering foravailable by calling Business Services at 612-659-6880. (See MCTC Policy 5.09 Appendix E.) Wisconsin residents Classes Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids BoardThe following classifications of persons are eligible to attend Reciprocity Programcollege without paying tuition as specified by state law: P.O. Box 7885 • ards of the state (persons under the age of 21 who W Madison, WI 53707-7885 are under the guardianship of the commissioner of human services), provided those persons are North Dakota residents qualified for admission to a Minnesota state college North Dakota University System or university; and/or State Capitol, 10th Floor Taking Classes • ar orphans (children of veterans who have died W 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 215 as a result of their service in the armed forces of the Bismarck, N.D. 58505-0230 United States), as permitted and defined by state and federal law. North Dakota Board for Career and Technical Education • enior citizens (age 62 and older) who register after S 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 270 the second day of term and choose the grade-method Bismarck, ND 58505-0230 of audit. South Dakota residents South Dakota Board of RegentsOther College Costs Reciprocity Program, Box 2201 Earning anApplication Fee: A nonrefundable application fee of $20 is University Station Awardcharged once to each new applicant. Brookings, S.D. 57007-1198Metropolitan State University students co-enrolling at Minnesota residents who wish to transfer to publicMCTC do not need to submit an application fee if they have colleges in Wisconsin, North Dakota or South Dakota already paid the Metropolitan State application fee. should apply to: Reciprocity Student RecordsBook Costs: The cost of textbooks and supplies varies Office of Higher Educationwith each course. An estimate of $400 per term is a general 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350guideline for the cost of textbooks and supplies for most St. Paul, MN 55108full-time students. Midwest Student Exchange ProgramTechnical Program Tool/Equipment Fees: Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is a reciprocalVary by program. reduction-of-tuition arrangement for community collegeStudent ID Card: Students may receive one Student ID card at students pursuing an associate degree and living in theno charge with proof of registration and payment. A $5 fee states of Kansas, Michigan, Missouri or Nebraska. (Students is charged for replaced Student ID cards. from Missouri may also use this reciprocity agreement for College Offices approved certificate programs.) Students must indicate and Services in writing at the top of their applications that they seek admission as MSEP students. Students must also indicate to Business Services at the time of tuition payment that they are MSEP students.www.minneapolis.edu | Paying for College 9
  • 18. Getting Started Financial Aid 2. Students will receive Student Aid Reports (SAR) from the U.S. Department of Education acknowledging receipt of their FAFSA application. Check to see that all the information is correct. If something needs to be MCTC provides financial aid counseling to prospective changed, follow the directions in the letter or contact and enrolled students. The Financial Aid Office provides the Financial Aid Office. About 30 percent of the assistance to eligible students whose personal and family people who send in their FAFSA forms are selected for a resources are insufficient to meet the cost of attending process called verification. If a student is selected, he or Paying for MCTC. Financial Aid is available in the form of grants, work College she must bring all requested income information, such study and student loans. See MCTC Policy 4.08 (Appendix E) as his or her U.S. tax return, to the Financial Aid Office. on page 342. His or her financial aid application will be put on hold All financial aid recipients must be making satisfactory until the financial information is verified. Additional academic progress to continue to receive aid. See MCTC information such as Selective Service or academic Policy 4.13 (Appendix E) on 346 for more information. transcripts may be required, according to federal and state regulations. To ensure timely notification ofRegistering for Maximum Time Frame document requests, students should make sure their Classes All students are expected to complete their degree/certificate current mailing address is on file with the Records and within an acceptable period of time. Financial aid recipients Registration Office. may continue to receive aid through their cumulative 3. After receiving all requested information, the registered credit that equals 150 percent of the required Financial Aid Office will determine eligibility number of credits needed to complete their degree/certificate, for financial aid and send out a Financial Aid Award including transfer credits from another college. Students who Letter. Students can also view their award letter require developmental or ESL coursework may appeal to have online at www.minneapolis.edu. the 150 percent limit extended by 30 term credits. Taking Classes 4. If applying for a student loan, students will need to Developmental Credits complete a Master Promissory Note to secure the A student receives developmental credits for any remedial funds. First-time borrowers will also have to complete course work below the 1000 level. Students may receive entrance counseling before a loan can be certified. financial aid for developmental credits up to a maximum of 30 attempted credit hours. These credits are included in all Financial aid will be disbursed for the first time after the drop/ satisfactory academic progress measures. add registration deadline each term, so students should plan to have personal funds available to meet rent and deadlines Students must also be accepted in an eligible major (16 or for other bills before their aid is available. Financial aid will be Earning an more credits) and pursuing a certificate, degree or diploma applied directly to students’ accounts to pay for tuition, fees Award to be eligible for financial aid. and any MCTC Bookstore expenses charged to their accounts. If the amount of financial aid exceeds their account balance, Students intending to enroll in the fall are encouraged to Business Services will mail a financial aid overage check. apply early for financial aid by filing the Free Application Students are paid financial aid only for the credits for which for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov they are registered at the time of disbursement. Late adds are after Jan. 1 for the following academic year. March is a ineligible for the Federal Pell Grant. Student Records priority deadline for some types of financial aid. Students should apply for financial aid at least two months before they start school. Applicants Without a High School Degree or GED Four Easy Steps to Apply for To receive financial aid at MCTC, students who have not Financial Aid completed a high school diploma or GED may still qualify for aid by achieving acceptable scores on assessment tests By completing steps 1–4, students will be applying for all that meet the Ability to Benefit criteria. Acceptable scores types of grants, work study and loans. are determined by the Department of Education based on 1. To submit the fastest, most accurate application, federal regulations. Additional information is available from apply at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Remember to use the MCTCCollege Offices the Testing Center. and Services Code 002362, and to print and submit the signature page. For help in applying, call the MCTC Educational Opportunity Center at 612-659-6543. How Financial Aid Is Determined Eligibility for financial aid is determined by the estimated cost to attend college for one academic year (cost of attendance) and what students and their families are expected to contribute to their education (expected family contribution, or EFC). 10 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 19. Getting StartedCost of Attendance Federal SupplementalThe estimated cost of attendance includes tuition and Education Opportunity Grantfees, supplies, books, room and board, transportation, and MCTC offers Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity personal expenses. This is not the amount paid to the Grant (FSEOG) awards from $300 to $900 to students school. It is an estimate of the total cost to cover the above who receive a Federal Pell Grant and who demonstrate items during one academic year. exceptional financial need. FSEOG funds are very limited. Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Minnesota State Grant Paying for CollegeThe EFC is an indicator of students’ families relative This state award is for Minnesota residents who demonstratefinancial strength, and is an estimate of the dollars you financial need under the state’s Shared Responsibilitywould have to contribute to college expenses for the Formula. Students must be registered for 15 credits to academic year. It is determined by a federal formula when receive the maximum state grant award. Awards are proratedstudents file the FAFSA. Factors considered include income, by credit for registration of less than 15 credits. To receive a assets, the number of members in the household and Minnesota State Grant, the federal processing system must number of family members attending college. receive the FAFSA within 30 calendar days of the term’s start Registering for date. ClassesFinancial NeedEligibility for need-based financial aid is determined bysubtracting the EFC from the estimated cost of attendance. Work Study Work study enables students to work part-time After financial need is calculated, the MCTC Financial Aid to help pay for college expenses. If a student’s financial aidOffice awards first the maximum federal and state grants award letter includes work study, www.minneapolis.edu/that students are eligible to receive, then work study and financialAid/WorkStudy shows available work study positions.loans. They may also be awarded non-need-based loansbased on eligibility. Students who qualify for federal or state work study may Taking Classes work up to 20 hours per week.Most financial awards will include a combinationof aid sources. Employment opportunities are also available for students who do not qualify for other financial assistance. StudentsExample: who possess special skills, such as fluency in a foreignIf your financial need is: language or tutoring abilities, are needed by MCTC to fillEstimated Cost of Attendance (for one year) $17,500 openings. Interested students may contact the Financial Aid Expected Family Contribution $0 Office to discuss their qualifications and available positions. Financial Need $17,500 Institutional work study funds are very limited. Earning an AwardThen your total award may be:Federal Pell Grant $4,731 Loans A student loan is funding that has to be repaid. If theirMinnesota State Grant $1,500 financial aid award letters indicate they are eligible forFederal Work Study $5,000 student loans, students will need to take additional steps toFederal Subsidized Stafford Loan $3,500 secure those funds. Please refer to the Award Letter Packet for procedures on applying for a student loan. New loan Student RecordsGrants borrowers must complete mandatory loan counseling prior toGrants are gift dollars that do not have to be repaid. They receiving a student loan. In addition, all students wanting aare generally awarded based on financial need. student loan must complete a Master Promissory Note. Federal Pell Grant Federal Subsidized Stafford LoanFederal Pell Grants are based on need and are available The Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan program enables to students who have not previously earned a bachelor’s students attending college at least half-time (6 credits) to degree (four-year college degree). Grants range from $523 borrow from a bank, savings and loan association, or otherto $4,731 per year, depending on a student’s financial need participating lender. The maximum amount a studentand enrollment status. Enrollment status is as follows: College Offices may borrow in the first year is $3,500. The interest rate is and Services • Full-time: 12 or more credits generally much lower than that of a consumer loan, so it is • Three-quarter time: 9–11 credits a benefit to the student to borrow from this program. • Half-time: 6–8 credits • Less than half-time: 1–5 credits Additionally, the loan does not accrue interest while the student is enrolled at least half-time, and there is a grace period of six months after a student leaves college or drops to less than half-time that allows the borrower to secure a job before repayment must begin.www.minneapolis.edu | Paying for College 11
  • 20. Getting Started Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan • Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program The Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan program enables This grant program provides supplemental scholarship independent students (and in some cases, dependent) assistance to eligible applicants. To be eligible, you must: attending college at least half-time (6 credits) to borrow • Show financial need; from a bank, savings and loan association, or other • Be of one-fourth or greater Indian ancestry; participating lender. The maximum amount that a student • Be a resident of Minnesota; may borrow is $4,000. However, the student is charged • Be a high school graduate or GED recipient; and interest while in school. • Show the ability to benefit from advanced education. Paying for College The scholarship is subject to final approval by the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program (MISP). For further Scholarships information, contact the tribal representative in the MCTC Multicultural Student Services Office. and Other • Tribal Indian Scholarship Program Sponsored FundingRegistering for These grants provide recognized members of tribes in the United States with supplemental grants. For further Classes information, contact the tribal representative in the MCTC works with many agencies and employers that pay a Multicultural Student Services Office. student’s tuition and other costs of attendance. This process is known as Third-Party Billing. The agency or employer • Childcare Assistance: must submit a written agreement to MCTC Business Services Postsecondary Childcare Grant detailing which expenses will be paid for the sponsored Limited funds are awarded based on family size and income. student by the tuition payment deadline. Following a Students must be Minnesota residents, enrolled for 6 credits Taking Classes student’s enrollment, MCTC will bill the sponsor for the or more, and have not completed four years of education authorized college costs. beyond high school. Contact the Financial Aid Office for an application. A complete set of instructions, including the Third-Party Authorization Form, is available at www.minneapolis.edu/paytuition. • Tuition Reimbursement Programs Students who believe they may qualify for assistance from any (Employer Sponsored) of the following agencies may contact the agency directly: Many area employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees. These programs are administered by the • MCTC Foundation Scholarship Program student’s employer and are subject to the employer’s rulesEarning an The Minneapolis Community and Technical College and procedures. Students are encouraged to contact their Award Foundation awards scholarships each year to students supervisor or the Human Resources Department to see if attending MCTC. Applicants must have a completed FAFSA they are eligible. However, these programs often differ from on file at the MCTC Financial Aid Office in order to be Third-Party Billing, as many employers require the student considered for a scholarship. Personal essays and letters of to pay for their college costs up front and then apply for recommendation will also be required. Additional criteria, reimbursement after they complete the courses. Business requirements and deadlines for each scholarship are listed in Services does not administer or extend the tuition payment Student Records the official scholarship application packet. deadline for Tuition Reimbursement Programs. Further information and scholarship application packets are • Tuition Assistance for Deaf Students available by contacting the MCTC College Advancement Students with hearing losses requiring sign language or Office at 612-659-6313. captioning services or alternate communication due to a severe hearing loss may be eligible for tuition assistance. To • Veterans’ Benefits be eligible, students must be a Minnesota resident, eligible Veterans, widows of veterans, and children of disabled or for resident tuition, and receive a federal Pell Grant or deceased veterans may qualify for special benefits. Contact Minnesota State Grant. Tuition assistance is provided for the Veterans’ Administration Representative on campus or any tuition and fees remaining after deducting any federalCollege Offices the Veterans’ Administration Office in your area. or state grants or other public or private grants for tuition. and Services • Vocational Rehabilitation In order to receive tuition assistance, students must provide Students with certain physical, learning, or emotional a copy of the financial aid award letter and verification of disabilities may qualify for assistance with tuition, books, disability status to Disability Services. Further information is supplies and, in some cases, room and board. Contact the available by contacting Disability Services at 612-659-6730 Minnesota Workforce Center in your area. Students with (voice) or 612-659-6731 (TTY). visual impairments can contact State Services for the Blind. 12 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 21. Registering for Classes Registering for ClassesCollege Offices Earning an Paying for and Services Student Records Award Taking Classes College Getting Started
  • 22. Getting Started Registration Process Credit Load Limitations A student may not take more than 19 credits per fall or spring Students can register online or in person at the Student term, or 10 credits per summer term, without permission from Services Center; (computer terminals to register online are the Registrar’s Office. (See MCTC Policy 4.05 Appendix E.) available there). (See MCTC Policy 4.05 Appendix E.) The The Registrar’s Office uses the following criteria to determine procedures and dates for class registration vary depending eligibility to exceed these credit load limits:Paying for upon whether they are award-seeking students and their • he student has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 T College number of accumulated credits or whether they are taking at the College and has accumulated 20 credits; classes but not pursuing an award. Refer to the class • student transfers in with a 3.0 GPA and an A schedule or college website www.minneapolis.edu for specific accumulation of 20 credits; and registration dates. • f there are other documentable circumstances I that justify the exception. New Students Registering for New students will be provided with a Student ID number It is recommended that students considering exceeding credit and PIN and register for classes at the New Student load limits review thier academic plans with a counselor. Classes Orientation. Non-degree-seeking students will receive their Student ID number and PIN in the mail after application. Course Cancellations The Office of Academic Affairs reserves the right to cancel Continuing and Returning Students a course or course section after the schedule has been Around mid-term of each semester, students should meet published if the associate vice president of academic affairs with a counselor/advisor for assistance in selecting courses determines that it would be in the best interest of the college. for the next term. Students who registered for a course that has been cancelled Taking Classes will be notified via phone and mail. Multiple Sections Prohibited Students may not register for more than one section of a class. Students who register for multiple sections of the Prerequisites same course may be subject to discipline and will have their A prerequisite is a requirement that must be satisfactorily duplicate enrollments cancelled. completed before a student may enroll in another class • tudents who register in two or more sections of S or program. Examples of prerequisites include successful the same course will have the earlier registration completion of a class, achievement of a specified grade removed. Students will be notified by mail. in a class, placement test placement into a specified class,Earning an • tudents who register in two or more lab sections S and program admission or instructor permission to enroll. Award of the same course will have the earlier of the lab Prerequisites are listed in the class schedules and in the registrations removed, resulting in registration in college catalog. only one lab. Students will be notifed by mail. Students are responsible for completing any prerequisites listed • or courses requiring concurrent registration in lab F for a course prior to enrolling in the course. Students may and lecture, students who register into the lab only register for a course if they are in the process of completing will have their registration removed without notice. a prerequisite for a course to begin the next term. It is the Student Records student’s responsibility to cancel enrollment prior to the end Adding and Dropping Classes of the drop/add period if the required course is not completed Classes may be added and dropped by the student through satisfactorily or the required grade for the next course in the the first five days and occasionally a sixth day of fall and sequence is not earned. Grades of fail (F), incomplete (I), or spring terms. (See MCTC Procedure 4.05.01 Appendix E.) withdrawal (W) are all considered noncompletion. Students The add/drop window is shorter for the summer term. See who have not cancelled their enrollment for the next course the class schedule for specific add/drop dates. may be dropped by the College. The drop deadline for short-term classes (less than 13 weeks A student may petition for a waiver from a course prerequisite in length) is midnight of the business day following the first by demonstrating readiness for a class through previousCollege Offices and Services day of classes. coursework, work experience or other relevant experience. The exceptions are: Students should complete a Waiver of Course Prerequisite • lasses that begin on a Saturday have a drop deadline C form, following the instructions carefully, and submit the of midnight the following Monday (business day); completed form to the Student Services Center along with and supporting documentation. • ursing Assistant/Home Health Aide classes must N be dropped before the first class meeting. Failure to meet prerequisites for a class may result in cancellation of enrollment in the course, denial of tutoring Dropped classes do not appear on the student’s transcript, services for that class, dismissal of any grievance for that nor do they affect the Satisfactory Academic Progress class and unsuccessful appeal of an academic suspension. percent of completion requirement. 14 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 23. Getting Started grade will appear on the student’s transcript. TuitionTaking a Class Pass/Fail and fees will be charged each time. Students repeating aStudents may elect to take a class on a pass/fail (P/F) basis. course should contact the Records Office to have their(See MCTC Policy 3.08 Appendix E.) The student must GPA recalculated. Repeated coursework is not updated select a P/F option via the web. Instructions for web use and automatically on a student’s records.deadline dates for filing for the P/F option are listed in each term’s class schedule. Paying forNo more than one-third of a student’s resident credit Withdrawing Collegeload may be “P” grades for certificate, diploma or degreecredit. Classes which have an assigned grade of “P” are notincluded in these restrictions. from a ClassStudents who choose the P/F option and complete the class with a grade equivalent to A, B or C will receive a “P” on Deadlines for Withdrawing Registering fortheir transcript. The “P” grade does not affect the grade The withdrawal period begins after the fifth (andpoint average (GPA). Students who complete the class with occasionally the sixth) day of a term and extends until the Classesa grade equivalent to D or F will receive an “F” on their last day to withdraw as listed in the class schedule for full-transcript. The “F” grade will affect the GPA. term classes. (See MCTC Procedure 4.05.01 Appendix E onStudents who choose the pass/fail option will not be allowed to page 340.)petition at a later date to have a letter grade entered on their The deadlines to withdraw from short-term classes are astranscripts. follows:Some MCTC programs do not accept “P” grades for • lasses one to three weeks in length: one day after C Taking Classesparticular classes. This information is available in the the class begins;specific program brochures and course outlines. “P” grades • lasses four to six weeks in length: 10 days after the Cmay not transfer to another college or university and are class begins;at the discretion of the receiving institution. Please review • lasses seven to nine weeks in length: four weeks Ceach institution’s catalog for information on course transfer. after the class begins; and • lasses 10–13 weeks in length: six weeks after the CAuditing a Class class begins.Students wishing to attend a course without receivinga letter grade may request to audit the course. Students Procedure for Withdrawing Earning anwishing to audit a course must request an audit online. A student may withdraw from a course at www.minneapolis. AwardInstructions for Web use and deadline dates for filing edu/registration before the deadline to withdraw published inthe audit option are listed in each term’s class schedule. the class schedule.Financial aid cannot be awarded for audited courses. Students are responsible for paying all tuition and fees forPSEO students are not eligible to audit a course. Audited courses in which they enrolled, even if they withdraw fromcourses generally do not transfer to other colleges. Full the course. Stuents who enroll in a course but never attend ortuition is charged for audited courses. See MCTC Policy Student Records stop attending prior to the end of the term are still responsible3.08A Appendix E on page 333). Students must meet all for full payment of all tuition and fees for that course.prerequisites for the audited course. PSEO students may change their registration on and after theRepeating a Course first day of the term only with their PSEO advisor’s signature.Students in technical programs may, with permission A “W” for withdrawal will appear on the student’s transcriptfrom their advisor and the instructor, repeat any course. and is calculated against the Satisfactory Academic ProgressA student may repeat a course a maximum of two times. percent of completion requirement. Liberal arts courses do not require permission to be repeated and may be repeated more than twice. Exception: Addiction College OfficesCounseling courses may only be repeated once, and the and Servicesinternship may not be repeated.A course may be repeated for an improved grade. Only thehighest grade earned will be counted toward certificate,diploma, or degree credit and in the computation of theoverall numeric GPA. This policy applies to all grades, including “F” grades. Both the original and the repeated www.minneapolis.edu | Registering for Classes 15
  • 24. Getting Started Attendance Students are expected to regularly attend classes in which they are enrolled and abide by MCTC Policy 4.05.01 Procedures for Changing Enrollment. Students who decide to stop attending courses should immediately drop/ withdraw from their course(s). Students who fail to officially withdraw from a course (or courses) they are not attending,Paying for as defined by “Last Date of Attendance” (MCTC policy College 4.16 Last Date of Attendance) may be administratively withdrawn from those courses. The student will remain responsible for any financial liability, less applicable refunds they have incurred, and for any academic consequences due to this administrative withdrawal. Registering for Classes Taking ClassesEarning an Award Student RecordsCollege Offices and Services 16 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 25. Taking Classes Taking ClassesCollege Offices Earning an Registering for Paying for and Services Student Records Award Classes College Getting Started
  • 26. Getting Started Academic Credits Credit for a service learning activity is based on an evaluation of learning via a method established by the instructor and not on the number of hours of service. There are three types of academic credits: lecture credits, lab Project SHINE (Students Helping in the Naturalization of credits and internship credits. For each credit type there is Elders) is a national service learning initiative that links a required number of minutes that a student must be in the college students with elder immigrants and refugees seeking classroom, laboratory or working at an internship: to learn English and navigate the complex path to U.S. Paying for • 50 minutes per lecture credit per week; citizenship. Students tutor immigrant learners in English, as College • 100 minutes per lab credit per week; and/or well as teach them the history and civics needed to pass the • 150 minutes per internship credit per week. U.S. citizenship exam. Student participants gain knowledge of diverse cultures and life experiences, and they develop For example, a 3-credit lecture class that meets twice per skills beyond the textbook. Students can enroll in designated week would meet for 75 minutes each class period (3 credits classes wherein the instructor has incorporated Project SHINE x 50 minutes ÷ two class sessions). To receive 2 credits for into the course curriculum. Students complete 20 hours of Registering for an internship, a student would need to work at the site for service work and four hours of training and orientation. To 300 minutes (five hours) per week. find out more about Project SHINE at MCTC, contact the Classes program coordinator at 612-659-6135. Course Options Directed Study As allowed in MCTC Policy 3.02 (Appendix E), a student may earn up to 4 semester credits for an approved directed In addition to the extensive selection of traditional course study project. Directed study credits apply only to the Taking Classes offerings available each semester at MCTC, a student has a elective credits of a program. number of other educational opportunities available. (See MCTC A student must submit a project proposal and receive Policy 3.02 Appendix E for additional information.) approval from the instructor and departmental dean prior to beginning coursework to receive credit. Project proposals Online Courses must be unique from a course offered that semester at MCTC offers many of its courses fully or partially online. Those MCTC. Directed study forms are available in the Office courses with laboratory requirements offer the lecture portion of Academic Affairs. of the course online but require students to come to campus to work in the laboratory. Internships and ClinicalsEarning an Experience in the field is a mandatory component for some Award Students contemplating taking an online course are advised to take a personal inventory to assess their readiness for this technical and liberal arts program awards and is optional for method of learning. Beyond the equipment and Internet others. It is the student’s responsibility to know and observe requirements (computer hardware and software, a printer all program guidelines and policies related to internships with adequate capacity, and an Internet connection of and clinicals. Contact the program instructor or a counselor sufficient reliability and speed), online students should be for more information. Student Records skilled independent learners with a demonstrated history of self-discipline to succeed in the course without face-to-face Continuing Education and Training interaction with an instructor and student peers. An education doesn’t end with a diploma or degree—it prepares students for a lifetime of learning. Continuing to If the instructor believes that any student has violated expand their skills and knowledge is the key that unlocks the the Student Code of Conduct (e.g., committed academic door to success. Learning that engages the heart and soul and dishonesty) in an online course, the instructor may require mind can keep one fulfilled in one’s work and personal life. students to complete some or all of the course activities on campus. (See MCTC Policy 4.04.01 Appendix E.) The mission of MCTC’s Continuing Education and Training Program is to advance economic development and Service Learning and Project SHINECollege Offices community vitality by providing innovative continuing and Services A program or instructor may require or provide as an education, training, and personal enrichment courses to option student participation in a service learning activity. individuals and organizations throughout the Twin Cities Participating in a service learning activity provides an metropolitan area. opportunity for a student to apply in a community setting We offer a spectrum of unique continuing education classes what they are learning in the classroom. This experience and programs to help students learn new skills, make career enhances and deepens learning for the student and transitions, expand their perspective on the world around provides some relief where there is an identified need in them, and explore their creativity and imagination. We the community. are committed to offering quality programs that promote 18 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 27. Getting Startedprofessional and personal growth—now and in the future. • P—Pass with credit (No grade points, but credit granted) More than 25,000 individuals have benefited from • NC—No credit (No grade point, no credit given) our courses and training programs in: Some programs require that all course work must be • Architectural Technology completed with a grade of C or higher. See specific programs • Business and Finance for actual grade requirements. • Communications and Writing • International Business Specific dates for changing a grade option or withdrawing are listed in each term’s class schedule. If a student fails to Paying for • Information Technology College • Graphic Design withdraw from a course in which the student is no longer • Web Design and Development participating, the instructor will record an “F” for the • Microsoft Applications student at the end of the term. See page 17 for instructions • Nursing and Healthcare on how to withdraw from a course and its potential impact • Counseling and Social Work on your academic progress. • Language and Travel Registering for • Screenwriting and Film Grade Point Average To calculate cumulative GPA, divide the total number of • Dance, Photography and Culinary Arts Classes grade points earned by the total number of credits taken for • Welfare-to-Work a letter grade (A, B, C, D or F). When employers come to us for help in maximizing the The grade point average and completion rate at MCTC potential of their greatest competitive advantage—their determines academic standing. (See the MCTC Policy 4.13 employees—we respond quickly, capably and affordably with Appendix E on page 336 for further details.) A minimum GPA training solutions to today’s business challenges. You hired the of 2.0 in courses taken at MCTC is required for graduation. best and the brightest, and we’re here to optimize the talent. Taking ClassesVisit www.minneapolis.edu/cect for course offerings,or call 612-659-6500. Incomplete Grades As permitted in MCTC Policy 3.08 (Appendix E), a student may be granted an incomplete when the instructor believes there is a reasonable expectation that the student can complete the work for a course. An “I” will appear on the Evaluating Academic student’s transcript until a grade has been determined or thePerformance deadline to complete the work has passed. The instructor and student should identify in writing Earning an expectations for completing the work. The deadline to AwardClass Syllabus complete coursework is determined by the instructor but may be no later than the end of the next semester, not includingAn instructor is required to provide to students a written summer session. If the instructor has not submitted a lettersyllabus on the first day of class that outlines: grade by the end of the next semester, a grade of “F” or • ontact information for the instructor C “NC,” as applicable, will be entered by the Registrar’s Office. and his or her office hours; Student Records • ourse objectives and procedures for reaching C those objectives; Final Exams • tandards for classroom participation, behavior S The Office of Academic Affairs schedules final examinations and attendance; for Liberal Arts courses and publishes details in the course • Types of assignments and tests; schedule each term. The schedule provides for a two-hour- • ue dates of assignments and policies on accepting D and-45-minute examination period for each course. late or inadequate work; and • riteria for evaluating student work and C grade determination. Cancellation of College OfficesGrading System a Class Session and ServicesAs outlined in MCTC Policy 3.08 (Appendix E), the instructor of a course will evaluate each student’s performance relative to the established criteria for the In the event of illness, inclement weather or unforeseen course and assign one of the following grades: circumstances, a class session may be cancelled. When • A—Superior (4 grade points per credit) possible, efforts will be made to contact students in • B—Above Average (3 grade points per credit) advance. • C—Average (2 grade points per credit) • D—Below Average (1 grade point per credit) College closings due to inclement weather or other • F—Failure to meet criteria (0 grade points per credit) emergencies will be announced on WCCO AM 830 radio. www.minneapolis.edu | Taking Classes 19
  • 28. College Offices Student Records Earning an Taking Classes Registering for Paying for Getting Started and Services Award Classes College202008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 29. Earning an Award Earning an AwardCollege Offices Registering for Paying for and Services Student Records Taking Classes Classes College Getting Started
  • 30. Getting Started MCTC Awards Required Coursework: 6 credits • Health: 2 credits • Physical Education: 1 credit • INFS 1000: 2 credits As governed by MCTC Policies 3.03 and 3.09 (Appendix E), • COML 1000: 1 credit the following awards are conferred by MCTC faculty to • Students may test out of this requirement. students who successfully complete: Students who test out of this requirement must 1. The requirements of the award program; and fulfill the 64-credit degree requirement with anPaying for 2. The graduation requirements outlined on page 28 College additional elective credit. of this catalog. • Students may also fulfill this requirement As governed by MCTC Policy 3.05 (Appendix E), most by completing BTEC 1010, BUSN 1200*, awards have General Education Transfer Curriculum COML 1100, CSCI 1100*, CSCI 1200* (MnTC) requirements. Eligible courses have an MnTC or ITEC 1100. designation in brackets after the course description that *Recommended for students seeking to transfer to aRegistering for identifies the goal area or areas to which the course can be four-year institution. applied. Unless otherwise specified, a course cannot be used Classes to meet the requirements of more than one goal area. Elective Credits The number of elective credits needed will vary depending Associate in Arts Degree on the number of MnTC and required coursework credits a As governed by MCTC Policies 3.03 and 3.05 (Appendix E), student accumulates. students seeking an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from MCTC must successfully complete a total of 64 college-level Completion Requirement credits as outlined below. Students seeking an A.A. degree must complete ENGL 1110, Taking Classes computer literacy and information literacy requirements MnTC Requirements: 40 Credits within their first 24 college-level course credits (those Students must successfully complete a total of 40 credits of courses numbered 1000 or above). coursework in all MnTC goal areas. • oal Area 1. Written and Oral G Online AA Communication The A.A. degree can be earned online at MCTC. Go to www. A minimum of 9 credits, which must include minneapolis.edu/onlineaa. ENGL 1110 and 1111, as well as an eligible speech communications course. Online Associate of Arts Degree • oal Area 2. Critical Thinking G The online associate of arts (Online AA) degree program Earning an This goal is accomplished through completion involves taking online courses that are required for earning Award of the 40 MnTC credits. the AA degree. • oal Area 3. Natural Sciences G A minimum of two courses in different disciplines, Like the on-campus AA degree program, you can transfer to one a lab science. a college or university to finish a bachelor’s degree after you • oal Area 4. Mathematical and Logical G complete the Online AA degree at MCTC. Reasoning Student Records A minimum of one course. Overview of Online AA • Goal Area 5. History and the Social and For an overview of the Online AA degree, do the following: Behavioral Sciences A minimum of three courses, in three different 1. View the virtual Get Started session. disciplines. 2. Take an online course self-assessment to see if you’re • oal Area 6. Humanities and Fine Arts G ready for taking online classes. A minimum of three courses, in three different 3. Read about the AA degree requirements. disciplines. 4. View a list of online classes that are available by term. • Goal Areas 7–10. Human Diversity, et. al. 5. se the Online AA course menu as a planning worksheet. U (Students seeking the Online AA degree at MCTC must College Offices A minimum of one course in each goal area 7–10. and Services Each course may also be used to meet the choose online courses from this course menu.) requirements of goals 1–6. 6. Learn how to register for classes online. 7. Read the Desire2Learn/eLearning support webpage to learn more about Desire2Learn (D2L), the course management system MCTC uses to deliver online courses. 8. Preview an online (D2L) course. Use onlinestudent (all lower case) for both the Username and Password. 22 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 31. Getting Started 9. If you want to be admitted to the Online AA degree program, or continue your AA degree online, follow the Associate in Applied Science Degree steps listed below in the Online AA degree checklist. As governed by MCTC Policies 3.03 and 3.05 (Appendix E), students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)eAdvisor for Online Students degree from MCTC must successfully complete the degreeMCTC’s eAdvisor is a trained academic advisor from requirements determined by the specific program, whichMCTC’s Office of Counseling and Advising who specializes include MnTC-required credits. Refer to the Programsin helping students in the Online AA program. and Credentials section of the catalog for specific degree Paying for requirements. CollegeThe eAdvisor can answer your questions about theapplication process, guide you through registering for MnTC Requirements: 25 Percent of Requiredclasses, help you plan for both your short- and long-term Creditsacademic goals, and much more. Students must successfully complete MnTC requirements equal to 25 percent of the required award credits in aWhatever your question or concern about the Online AA minimum of three MnTC goal areas. Of these credits, Registering forprogram, the eAdvisor can help; contact the eAdvisor via email. students must earn a minimum of 3 credits in MnTC Goal Area 1 and 3 credits in MnTC Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. ClassesTransferring MnTC Creditsto Another InstitutionStudents who complete the MnTC coursework required for Diplomaan A.A. degree as outlined above may transfer these credits As governed by MCTC Policies 3.03 and 3.05 (Appendixto another MnSCU institution and receive credit for all E pages 329–330), students seeking a two-year diplomalower division general education courses upon admission from MCTC must successfully complete the diplomato that institution. requirements determined by the specific program, which include MnTC-required credits. Refer to the Programs and Taking ClassesAssociate in Fine Arts Degree Credentials section of the catalog for specific diploma requirements.As governed by MCTC Policies 3.03 and 3.05 (Appendix E),students seeking an Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree Two-Year Diploma MnTC Requirements:from MCTC must successfully complete the degree 9 Creditsrequirements determined by the Fine Arts faculty, which Students seeking a two-year diploma must successfullyinclude MnTC-required credits. Refer to the Programs and complete 9 credits of coursework in the MnTC goal areas. Of Credentials section of the catalog for specific requirements. these credits, students must earn a minimum of 3 credits in MnTC Goal Area 1 and 3 credits in MnTC Goal Areas 7, 8,MnTC Requirements: 29 credits Earning an 9 or 10.Students must successfully complete 29 credits of Awardcoursework in MnTC goal areas. Of these credits, students Three-Semester Diploma MnTC Requirements:must complete ENGL 1110, ENGL 1111, INFS 1000, any 6 CreditsMnTC Goal Area 1 SPCH course, any one course from Students seeking a three-semester diploma must successfullyMnTC Goal Area 3, any one course from MNTC Goal Area complete 6 credits of coursework in the MnTC goal areas.4, any one course from MnTC Goal Area 5, any two courses Of these credits, students must earn a minimum of 3 credits in Student Recordsfrom MnTC Goal Area 6 (not in ARTS or PHOT), and any MnTC Goal Area 1.one course in MnTC G al Areas 7, 9 or 10 (that is NOT also oin Goal Area 6). Two-Semester Diploma MnTC Requirements: 3 CreditsAssociate in Science Degree Students seeking a two-semester diploma must successfullyAs governed by MCTC Policies 3.03 and 3.05 (Appendix E), complete 3 credits of coursework in MnTC Goal Area 1.students seeking an associate in science (A.S.) degree fromMCTC must successfully complete the degree requirementsdetermined by the specific program, which include MnTC- Certificate As governed by MCTC Policies 3.03 and 3.05 (Appendix E),required credits. Refer to the Programs and Credentials College Offices students seeking a certificate from MCTC must successfully and Servicessection of the catalog for specific degree requirements. complete the certificate requirements determined by the specific program, which may include MnTC required credits.MnTC Requirements: 30 Credits Refer to the Programs and Credentials section of the catalogStudents must successfully complete 30 credits of for specific award requirements.coursework in a minimum of six MnTC goal areas. Of these credits, students must earn a minimum of 3 credits inMnTC Goal Area 1 and 3 credits in MnTC Goal Areas 7, 8,9 or 10.www.minneapolis.edu | Earning an Award 23
  • 32. Getting Started MnTC Requirements: 3 credits • Communications Students seeking a two-semester certificate must successfully • Critical Thinking complete 3 credits of coursework in MnTC Goal Area 1. • Life Skills/Personal Responsibility • Social Responsibility See MCTC Policy 3.04 (Appendix E) : General Education These core competencies are a means to enhance lifelong education by making it possible for students toPaying for College communicate effectively, think critically, solve problems, Why is general education important? A consensus is and develop and demonstrate effective life skills, personal emerging, among educators and employers, that knowledge responsibility, and social responsibility. of human cultures and the physical and natural world, intellectual and practical skills, personal and social Minnesota General Education responsibility, and integrative learning are needed for Transfer Curriculum CompetenciesRegistering for a 21st-century education. According to the American Below is a list of courses eligible for each of the 10 MnTC Association of Colleges and Universities, “This new goal areas. (See MCTC Policy 3.05 Appendix E for additional Classes consensus reflects a dawning awareness that America’s information regarding this curriculum.) future will depend on an unprecedented determination to develop human talent as broadly and fully as possible: Goal 1: Written and Oral Communication • n an era when knowledge is the key to the I • ENGL 1110, ENGL 1111 future, all students need the scope and depth of • PCH 1000, SPCH 1005, SPCH 1010, S learning that will enable them to understand and SPCH 1011, SPCH 1012, SPCH 1013 navigate the dramatic forces—physical, cultural, Taking Classes economic, technological—that directly affect the Goal 2: Critical Thinking quality, character and perils of the world in which Most courses within the MnTC teach one or more of the they live. critical thinking student competency areas. Any student • n an economy wherein every industry— I who completes the 40 credit MnTC will have completed from the trades to advanced technology the student requirements for Critical Thinking. enterprises—is challenged to innovate or be displaced, all students need the kind of intellectual Goal 3: Natural Sciences • ASTR 1110, ASTR 1115 skills and capacities that enable them to get things • IOL 1100, BIOL 1120, BIOL 1127, BIOL 1128, B done in the world, at a high level of effectiveness. BIOL 1136, BIOL 1137, BIOL 1160, BIOL 2200, • n a democracy that is diverse, globally I Earning an BIOL 2205, BIOL 2224, BIOL 2225, BIOL 2226, engaged, and dependent on citizen Award BIOL 2230, BIOL 2231, BIOL 2250, BIOL 2260, responsibility, all students need an informed BIOL 2500, BIOL 2701–2706 concern for the larger good because nothing less will • BIOT 2301, BIOT 2200 renew our fractured and diminished commons. • HEM 1020, CHEM 1040, CHEM 1145, CHEM 1151, C • n a world of daunting complexity, all students I CHEM 1152, CHEM 2204, CHEM 2205, CHEM 2224, need practice in integrating and applying their Student Records CHEM 2225, CHEM 2400, CHEM 2600 learning to challenging questions and real-world • GEOL 1120, GEOL 1130, GEOL 1140, GEOL 1150 problems. • HONR 2000 • n a period of relentless change, all students I • HYS 1100, PHYS 1131, PHYS 1132, PHYS 1211, P need the kind of education that leads them to ask PHYS 1221 not just ‘how do we get this done?’ but also ‘what is most worth doing?’ Goal 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning With organizations constantly reinventing their products • CSCI 2011 and their processes, and with questions about public and • ATH 1110, MATH 1120, MATH 1125, MATH 1130, M life choices more complex than ever, the world itself is MATH 1140, MATH 1150, MATH 1160, MATH 1165, College Offices setting higher expectations for knowledge and skill.” (From MATH 1170, MATH 1180, MATH 1190, MATH 2011 and Services College Learning for the New Global Century, published by the American Association of Colleges and Universities, 2007.) To those ends, the faculty of MCTC have adopted the following four general education competencies appropriate to all instructional programs at the college: 24 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 33. Getting StartedGoal 5: History and the Social Goal 7: Human Diversityand Behavioral Sciences • CES 1132, ACES 1135, ACES 1140, ACES 1152, A • ACES 1500, ACES 1510 ACES 1155 • AMIS 1000 • AMIS 1000, AMIS 1100, AMIS 1200, AMIS 1300 • AMST 1000, AMST 1100 • NGL 1150, ENGL 1152, ENGL 1153, ENGL 1157, E • ANTH 1104, ANTH 1105, ANTH 1150 ENGL 1159, ENGL 1160, ENGL 1161, ENGL 2231, • ECON 1000, ECON 2000, ECON 2200, ECON 2500 ENGL 2232 • G EOG 1101, GEOG 1102, GEOG 1103, GEOG 1104, • IST 1100, HIST 1110, HIST 1200, HIST 1210, H Paying for College GEOG 2204 HIST 1300, HIST 1310, HIST 1320, HIST 1500, • IST 1000, HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1100, H HIST 1510, HIST 1520, HIST 1600 HIST 1110, HIST 1200, HIST 1210, HIST 1300, • PSYC 2225 HIST 1310, HIST 1320, HIST 1500, HIST 1510, • SOCI 1105, SOCI 1110, SOCI 2115, SOCI 2145 HIST 1520, HIST 1600, HIST 2241, HIST 2242, • SPCH 1012 HIST 2243 • WOST 1140, WOST 1150 • NFS 2520, INFS 2600 I Registering for • SCI 1101, PSCI 1102, PSCI 1103, PSCI 1104, P Goal 8: Global Perspective Classes PSCI 1110, PSCI 1111, PSCI 1137, PSCI 1140, PSCI • CES 1121, ACES 1122, ACES 1190, ACES 1200, A 1143, PSCI 1147, PSCI 1149, PSCI 1169, PSCI 2000 ACES 1500, ACES 1510 • SYC 1100, PSYC 1110, PSYC 2215, PSYC 2225, P • AMST 1000 PSYC 2240, PSYC 2250, PSYC 2260, PSYC 2285 • ANTH 1105, ANTH 1150 • OCI 1105, SOCI 1106, SOCI 1110, SOCI 1160, S • ARTS 1110, ARTS 1111, ARTS 1112, ARTS 1113 SOCI 1170, SOCI 2115, SOCI 2145, SOCI 2150, • ECON 2000, ECON 2200, ECON 2500 SOCI 2155 • NGL 1151, ENGL 1158, ENGL 2225, ENGL 2226, E • OST 1101 W ENGL 2252 Taking Classes • FILM 1300Goal 6: Humanities and Fine Arts • FREN 1300, FREN 2000, FREN 2100 • CES 1000, ACES 1121, ACES 1122, ACES 1132, A • GEOG 1101, GEOG 1103, GEOG 2204 ACES 1135, ACES 1140, ACES 1152, ACES 1155, • HIST 1000, HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 2243 ACES 1190, ACES 1210, ACES 1200 • HONR 2000 • AMIS 1100, AMIS 1200, AMIS 1300 • INFS 2600 • RTS 1110, ARTS 1111, ARTS 1112, ARTS 1113, A • MUSC 1030, MUSC 1040, MUSC 1050, MUSC 1060 ARTS 1121, ARTS 1125, ARTS 1132, ARTS 1133, • PHIL 2115 ARTS 1141, ARTS 1142, ARTS 2211, ARTS 2212, • SCI 1103, PSCI 1104, PSCI 1140, PSCI 1143, PSCI P ARTS 2213, ARTS 2214, ARTS 2221, ARTS 2222, Earning an 1147, PSCI 1149, PSCI 1169 ARTS 2225, ARTS 2233 • SOCI 1170 Award • NGL 1151, ENGL 1152, ENGL 1153, ENGL 1154, E • SPAN 2000, SPAN 2100 ENGL 1156, ENGL 1157, ENGL 1158, ENGL 1159, • THTR 1131, THTR 1160, THTR 2150 ENGL 1160, ENGL 1161, ENGL 2212, ENGL 2213, • WOST 2235 ENGL 2214, ENGL 2215, ENGL 2225, ENGL 2226, ENGL 2231, ENGL 2232, ENGL 2251, ENGL 2252 Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility Student Records • FILM 1300, FILM 1310, FILM 1320 • CHEM 1040, CHEM 1145 • FREN 1300 • ECON 1000 • USC 1000, MUSC 1010, MUSC 1020, MUSC 1030, M • ENGL 1156 MUSC 1040, MUSC 1050, MUSC 1060, MUSC 1150, • HIST 2241, HIST 2242 MUSC 1160 • INFS 2510, INFS 2520 • HIL 1110, PHIL 1115, PHIL 1171, PHIL 1172, P • JOUR 1000 PHIL 1181, PHIL 2115 • PHIL, 1171, PHIL 1181 • PHOT 1100, PHOT 1200 • P SCI 1101, PSCI 1102, PSCI 1110, PSCI 1111, • HTR 1104, THTR 1111, THTR 1131, THTR 1135, T PSCI 2000 THTR 1145, THTR 1150, THTR 1160, THTR 1161, • PSYC 2240, PSYC 2260 College Offices and Services THTR 1162, THTR 1163, THTR 1164, THTR 1165, • SOCI 2155 THTR 1166, THTR 1167, THTR 1168, THTR 1169, • WOST 1101, WOST 2211, WOST 2213 THTR 1170, THTR 2105, THTR 2145, THTR 2150 • OST 1140, WOST 1150, WOST 2200, WOST 2211, W WOST 2212, WOST 2213, WOST 2235www.minneapolis.edu | Earning an Award 25
  • 34. Getting Started Goal 10: People and the Environment • BIOL 1136, BIOL 1137 Intent to Graduate • ENGL 1150 Students intending to graduate must complete and submit • GEOG 1102, GEOG 1104 an Intent-to-Graduate card to the Registrar’s Office by the • PSCI 1137 deadline indicated for that term in the class schedule. Cards • SOCI 1160 are available in the Counseling and Advising Office or • WOST 2212 the Student Services Center. Students are strongly advised to meet with an approved college official and have theirPaying for records reviewed. Students who fail to submit their cards by College the published deadline will not: Graduation • e considered for graduation that term; b • be listed in the graduation program; and Requirements • eceive information regarding the graduation r ceremony and festivities.Registering for Graduation applicants must have all graduation criteria MCTC confers three types of awards: associate degrees, submitted and completed within that term (transcripts from Classes diplomas and certificates. (See MCTC Policies 3.03 and 3.05 other colleges must be on file; “I” grades completed, etc.) to Appendix E for additional information.) In order to receive graduate in a given term. an award from MCTC, a student must: • omplete the specific award requirements; C Students must initiate a request to resolve a misprint or • ave a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 H unissued award within one year of graduation. or better for coursework completed at MCTC (see page 21 for grading information); • Complete the intent-to-graduate process (see next Credits Earned at MCTC Taking Classes As required by MCTC Policy 3.09 (see Appendix E), in order to column); receive an award from MCTC, a student must earn a minimum • arn a specified number of credits from MCTC E number of credits from MCTC as follows: (see next column); and • 0 credits for students seeking an associate in fine 2 • eet all financial obligations (see page 10). M arts (A.F.A.), associate in science (A.S.) or associate See MCTC Policy 3.09 (Appendix E) for additional in applied science (A.A.S.) degree; information on graduation requirements. • 2 credits for students seeking an A.A. degree, and 1 transferring from another Minnesota State Colleges Credit-Earning Options and Universities institution or the University of Minnesota; Within the limitations of MCTC Policy 3.02 (Appendix E), Earning an • 3 MnTC credits for students seeking the MnTC 1 a student may earn credits toward an award and graduation Award only; and by: • ne-third of the credits required for a diploma O 1. Successfully completing an MCTC course taken or certificate. for credit; 2. Successfully completing an approved directed study proposal; Catalog Requirements Student Records 3. Transferring approved credits from another Students may graduate either under the requirements in institution; effect at the time the degree, diploma, or certificate is 4. Earning credit by examination; awarded or under the requirements in effect in any of the 5. Completing some or all of the College Level four previous academic years. Exam Program with sufficient scores; Students whose initial enrollment at MCTC was prior to 6. Receiving required scores in some or all of the fall 2001 semester may graduate under the requirements in International Baccalaureate Program; and effect at the time of their initial enrollment at MCTC. 7. Receiving required scores on Advanced Placement exams. Students must meet the requirements in one catalog andCollege Offices may not combine requirements from more than one catalog. and Services 26 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 35. Student Records Student RecordsCollege Offices Earning an Registering for Paying for and Services Student Records Award Taking Classes Classes College
  • 36. Getting Started Student Grade Reports and Transcripts Change of Address/Name Student academic records are maintained by the Registrar’s Students can update their address online at www. Office through a computerized system. Transcript records minneapolis.edu or may report an address change in any of show all coursework for which a student was registered the following offices on the main (Downtown) campus: during each term of enrollment and the grades and symbols Registrar’s, Business Services, Financial Aid and Admissions. awarded for that work. Grade reports will show only the grades for one term. Grade reports are not automatically All are located in the Technical Building. Changes will alsoPaying for mailed to students at the conclusion of a term. Grade report be accepted at MCTC’s Aviation Center in Eden Prairie College requests must be submitted in writing to the Registrar’s and the Center for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Office or are available online. (See MCTC Policy 3.08A in St. Paul. Please be prepared to show positive photo Appendix E.) identification at all locations. Transcript requests are processed through the National Name changes must be reported to the Registrar’s Office on Student Clearinghouse for a fee. the main campus Downtown. Please be prepared to provideRegistering for proper legal documentation verifying the change and Telephone, email and fax requests are not accepted. positive photo identification. Classes Requests will not be honored for students with overdue financial obligations to the College. Emergency Student Contact MCTC will attempt to notify an enrolled student in the Transcripts can be ordered online using any major credit card. event of an extreme family emergency such as a death in Mail Out Service: the family, an injury requiring hospitalization or a similar Students may arrange to have an official transcript sent to type of emergency contact from a childcare facility. (See whomever the student designates via an electronic request MCTC Policy 4.07 Appendix E.) Taking Classes to the National Student Clearinghouse for a fee of $5.00 per transcript. On-campus requests and telephone calls should be referred to the Counseling and Advising Office, 612-659-6700 during To request an official transcript to be sent without using regular office hours. After-hours and weekend contacts the National Student Clearinghouse, download the request may be directed to Public Safety at 612-659-6900. The from the College’s website and mail the completed request name of the person requesting the notification, his or her along with payment of $5.00 per transcript (check or money relationship to the student, the telephone number and order) to the College. Credit card payment is not accepted a specific statement identifying the emergency must be with mailed requests. provided in the message.Earning an Rush Service in Person Only: Due to scheduling issues and student attendance, the Award Students may obtain an official transcript on the same day college cannot guarantee that the student will be notified of for a fee of $5.00 per transcript and an additional service the emergency. fee of $5.00 at the Student Services Center. Your transcript can be ready in one hour. (Transcripts from the former In accordance with data privacy, the location of the student, Technical College may require a 24-hour turnaround time.) the student’s class schedule and class attendance cannot be Student Records provided to the requesting person. Student Records Deans’ Honor List A student who completes 12 or more college-level credits in a semester with a semester GPA of 3.0 or greater will be included on the Deans’ List. A letter of acknowledgement will be sent to each student on the list. Courses the student took pass/fail, withdrew from, audited or didn’t complete are excluded.College Offices and Services 28 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 37. Residency RequirementsMinneapolis Community and Technical College does notmake a distinction between resident and nonresidenttuition rates for its students unless they are part of any ofthe recognized reciprocity agreements. Students who areattending under an existing reciprocity agreement or whoare part of the Midwest Student Exchange Program are Paying forsubject to the established rate of tuition for the state in Collegewhich they reside. Reciprocity agreements are valid for theacademic year in which they were granted.Establishing Minnesota Residency:Students who are non-Minnesota residents and are notpart of a reciprocity agreement and wish to establish Registering forMinnesota residency status must update their records withthe Registrar’s Office. Students who have lived in Minnesota Classesfor one calendar year after admission to the college, are U.S.citizens or are lawfully present in the U.S. shall be eligiblefor Minnesota residency status. Taking Classes Earning an Award Student Records Student Records College Offices and Serviceswww.minneapolis.edu | Student Records 29
  • 38. College Offices Student Records Earning an Taking Classes Registering for Paying for Getting Started and Services Award Classes College302008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 39. College Offices and ServicesCollege Offices and Services Earning an Registering for Paying for Student Records Award Taking Classes Classes College Getting Started
  • 40. Getting Started Student Services Counseling and Advising Office Counselors and advisors within the Counseling and Advising Office (located in the T Building second floor, Skyway Suite Office of Student Affairs T.2500) help students meet their individual goals. Services are offered in a variety of areas for both current and prospective Student Affairs, a unit within the Division of Academic students, including Academic Advising Services, Career and Student Affairs, is comprised of the following services: Development Services, Counseling Services, International StudentPaying for advising, counseling, financial aid, Student News, student College Services, Multicultural Student Services and Transfer Services. clubs and organizations, Registrar, Testing Center, admissions, multicultural student services, judicial affairs, disability services, TRIO programs, and career development services. The Division Resource and Referral Services of Student Affairs also assists students who wish to use the MCTC connects students with resources to assist them with grievance process to resolve concerns covered under the barriers that interfere with classroom success. Referrals are College’s grievance policy. Questions and concerns about these made to both on-campus services (counseling, academicRegistering for areas may be brought to the attention of the dean of students. advising and tutoring), and off-campus resources (housing, child care, health care, transportation, legal aid, mental health Classes Student Services Center counseling). The Director of Resource and Referral Services is located in the Counseling and Advising Suite (T2500). Staff from the Admissions, Financial Aid and Registrar’s Offices personally assist students with questions in the Student Services Center (T Building, second floor skyway, Student ID Cards Suite T.2200). Computers are available in the Student Student ID cards: Services Center for online admission and course registration. • re based on a student identification number, which A is assigned to each student after applying to MCTC; Taking Classes Admissions Office • re something students can obtain beginning the A first week of classes in the Open Computer Lab, The Admissions staff is responsible for admitting students room T.3200 (this applies to students who have to the College. The office is located in the Student Services registered for classes for the first time); Center. The Admissions Office: • nclude the student’s name, student identification I • rocesses student applications and sends out P number and picture (which must be taken in the acceptance letters; Open Computer Lab), and identify the holder as an • eets individually with prospective students to discuss M MCTC student; educational plans, available programs and services, and • re useful for students in need of customer service AEarning an the College admission and application process; at the Student Services Center, Business Services, Award • Accepts students into programs; Bookstore, Public Safety or Parking Ramp; • Coordinates campus tours; and • erve as “tickets” to use college resources such as the S • oordinates campus enrollment outreach activities. C library and open computer labs; and • Do not expire, unless otherwise noted by MCTC. Registrar’s Office The Registrar’s staff is responsible for maintaining and A student can receive a Student ID card by bringing a copy Student Records verifying academic records; supporting the registration of his or her class schedule or fee statement (showing that he process; overseeing graduation, as well as grades and pass/ or she is registered for the current semester) and an official fail options; verifying enrollment; evaluating transfer credits identification card which includes his or her name and picture and administering transcript requests. The office is located clearly shown (preferably a driver’s license or passport) to in the Student Services Center. the Open Computer Lab in room T.3200. (Students can print their class schedule from the computer when they register for classes online.) Student ID cards are issued one hour after the Financial Aid Office lab opens until one hour before the lab closes. The primary function of the Financial Aid Office is to help students obtain financial assistance to further their In the event of a lost, stolen, broken or damaged card, education. The office is located in the Student Services students must follow the steps below to receive a new card: College Offices Center, and staff members are available to assist prospective • ay a $5.00 replacement fee at Business Services P and Services and current students. (only the first Student ID card is free); and • ake the receipt to the Open Computer Lab in T Business Services T.3200. The staff will issue the new Student ID card. Business Services staff process student tuition billings, payments and refunds. The staff also disburses student Power of YOU financial aid and scholarships and administers third-party Students who have graduated from a Minneapolis or billing for students. This office is located on the skyway level Saint Paul public high school in spring 2009 and who are of the T Building (T.2700). Additional information and phone residents of either Minneapolis or Saint Paul, may be eligible numbers are available at www.minneapolis.edu. to participate in the Power of You program. For more information about Power of You, call 612-659-6727. 32 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 41. Getting StartedTesting Center LibraryThe Testing Center administers placement tests and retests The MCTC Library is open Monday through Saturday duringto students, as well as instructor-arranged course tests. the regular academic year. A reference librarian is available toPlacement tests and the resulting course placements determine assist students during normal library hours. A valid Studentappropriate starting points for students and are intended ID is required to check out materials from the library and toto increase the likelihood of college success. Schedules for use reserve materials for courses. The library provides access totesting are published each term and can be obtained from a multilibrary online database, numerous full-text periodical Paying for Collegethe Counseling and Advising Suite, Student Services Center databases and the Internet. Library databases are also availableor the Testing Center. Hours for both placement testing and to search from off campus via the library’s proxy server. instructor-arranged testing are posted at the Testing Center, The library collection includes books, reference materials,are recorded on the Testing Center Information Line at periodicals, newspapers, videotapes, DVDs and magazines.612-659-6262 and are also available on the College’s website. Items not found in the MCTC Library can be requested fromStudents wishing to take an instructor-arranged course test, other libraries in the state through interlibrary loan. Course Registering formust make arrangements with their instructor to have the reserve materials are available for use at the circulation desk.exam delivered to the Testing Center. Picture identification Classesis required for all testing. The Testing Center will proctoronline D2L tests for MCTC online courses only. All seating is College Computer Services Currently enrolled students may use the computers indone on a first-come, first-served basis and is arranged by the any of the College’s Open Computer Labs for CollegeMCTC online instructor. No appointments are made. coursework. PC-based Open Computer Labs are located The Testing Center also proctors paper-and-pencil exams for in rooms T.3200 and L.1300. A Macintosh-based Openother postsecondary institutions. Please call the testing director Computer Lab is located in room T.4200. The labs are openat 612-659-6260 for further information and required fees. throughout the term, including day, evening and Saturday Taking Classes hours. Official lab hours are posted in the class schedule and online at www.minneapolis.edu/its/labs. Students must present a valid MCTC Student ID card to useInstructional Services the Open Computer Labs. Student ID cards are issued in the T.3200 Open Computer Lab. Hours for this service begin one hour after the labOffice of Academic Affairs opens and end one hour before the lab closes.The Office of Academic Affairs, located in T.2300, consists Earning anof the offices of the vice president for academic and student Network and email accounts are also created for all MCTC Awardaffairs, departmental deans and support staff. This office students. More information on using these accounts may beaddresses student concerns related to instructional services. found at www.minneapolis.edu/its/labs, or by asking to speak withThe approval of the departmental dean is required: a lab manager. (See also Policy 6.05 Appendix E.) • To add or withdraw from a course after the deadline; • For a waiver of requirement; Bookstore • For directed study proposals; and/or The MCTC Bookstore is located on the plaza (street) level of Student Records • To take a credit by examination. the T Building (T.1800). Bookstore hours are 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. onThe Office of Academic Affairs can be reached at Friday. Students are encouraged to avoid traditionally long612-659-6100 and is open Monday–Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 lines by purchasing textbooks and supplies online at www.p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. mctcbookstore.com. For questions pertaining to online orders or to pick up your processed order, visit the bookstoreContacting Faculty e-commerce department in T.2050. Hours of operationEach instructor at the College has an assigned office, phone are Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:30number and email address. Every instructor’s office hours are a.m.–4:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–noon. For apublished in the course syllabus and posted on the respective demonstration of how to purchase books online, stopinstructor’s office door. It is recommended, however, that College Offices by the bookstore. When purchasing textbooks, students and Servicesstudents discuss with the instructor their preferred method of should have their registration form listing courses, coursecontact. Information on the location of faculty offices, phone numbers and course sections. Students may charge booksnumbers and email accounts is available at the Student against financial aid for classes for which they are registered,Services Center or the Office of Academic Affairs. during the time period published in the class schedule; however, students receiving funding from agency programs (e.g. D.R.S., JTPA) must have an official agency document on file in the bookstore. Students should refer to their financial aid award packets and term class schedules for more information. Used textbook buy-back takes place at the beginning and end of every term. Times and dates are advertised on campus.www.minneapolis.edu | College Offices and Services 33
  • 42. Getting Started Educational Support Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Persons with questions about international student admissions should Services refer to the International Student Admissions Requirements in this catalog. Prospective and enrolled students should contact the Counseling and Advising Office to obtain counseling, advising and F-1 immigration processing Advising Services services. The phone number of that office is 612-659-6700. Paying for Advising staff specialize in assisting students in course College selection and degree-planning services: Multicultural Student Services • Course selection services—Meet with an advisor to The Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS) provides review program information in the College catalog and leadership in creating and maintaining a climate in which class schedule to select the courses that are right for each students of diverse ethnic groups can succeed throughout student; and their college experience. The office serves all students, with • Degree-planning services—Meet with an advisor who a focus on American Indian; African and African-American;Registering for helps students plan out their degrees and answers Chicano, Latino and Hispanic; Asian-American; and ESL Classes any questions they may have. students. MSS staff can be found in the Counseling and Advising staff also work closely with counseling faculty Advising Office (T.2500). to provide appropriate referrals for personal, social and psychological issues, and to act as liaisons among students, faculty and staff. Advising Services is located in T.2500. Veterans’ Services Office The Veterans’ Services Office provides counseling and referrals for veterans. Office staff will help veterans with Counseling Services applications for GI Bill benefits, academic counseling, Taking Classes Current counseling services include: tutorial assistance or the VA work-study program. The office • cademic Counseling: to help students who are A has listings of community organizations that will help faced with decisions or problems regarding their veterans with housing, food, shelter and medical problems. educational future. • areer Counseling: To help students make decisions C Veterans’ Welcome Center about career choices by providing information and The new Veterans Welcome Center is located on the second assessments to help them evaluate their interests, floor of the Helland Center in Room H2300. It is open to values, and abilities as they relate to College all veterans, their family members and escorted guests, programs and careers. from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. Computers are Earning an available as well as a TV and kitchenette. Come meet other Award • ersonal Counseling: To help students with social or P veterans, study, relax and get the most recent information emotional adjustment by providing an opportunity on veteran programs and benefits. to explore problems and possible resolutions. Personal counseling may involve one or more visits. Learning Center • roup Counseling: Arranged for students wishing to G The Learning Center provides academic support (but not participate. The purpose of a group is to explore a initial instruction) to all MCTC students. The Center’s goal Student Records concern common to all members of the group or to is to help students succeed in college by providing the help a group member become aware of alternatives, following services: related to that concern, that may not have been • ssential skills tutoring in math, reading and E considered. Individuals wishing to participate in writing courses; a group experience should contact the dean of • Assistance in study skills such as time management, students (T.2500). textbook and/or technical manual reading, note taking, and test taking; International Student Services • eer tutoring in liberal arts, technical and P vocational courses; Counseling and advising services are provided to • omputer programs (many multimedia) in basic C nonimmigrant (F-1) international students. An informational College Offices skills and in some vocational and liberal arts courses; and Services program for new international students is also provided. • In-class tutoring in some courses; Information and guidance about English language study • tudy groups for many liberal arts and technical/ S opportunities; educational, social, personal and financial occupational courses; matters; visa issuance; and immigration regulations are • lass presentations on learning styles, study skills, C available. The International Student Advising staff also textbook and/or technical manual reading, and serves as official Minneapolis Community and Technical writing; and College contact persons for the United States Citizenship • Online tutoring services. and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the United States 34 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 43. Getting StartedIn cooperation with Disability Services, the Learning Center Students who use Metro Mobility may be dropped off andoffers the following to students: picked up at the Hennepin Avenue entrance of the • Equipment modification; T Building. Specify 1415 Hennepin Ave. as the address when • Curriculum modification; scheduling rides. • Accommodations; and • Instructional aids and devices. Educational Opportunity Center The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) offers Paying forDisability Services educational opportunities to an adult urban population CollegeMCTC is committed to making education equally accessible of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. EOCto all students. Disability Services provides services to assist provides information to assist adults with choosing andpeople with physical, learning, or psychological disabilities enrolling in a variety of postsecondary education options.to access the programs, services, and activities of MCTC. Services include:Disability Services works with students to determine • Academic, financial aid and career information; Registering forthe accommodations needed and to develop a plan for • ssistance with financial aid applications and Aproviding appropriate accommodations. Reasonable applications for admission to colleges and Classesaccommodations are provided to ensure access to all universities;college courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and • Workshops on financial aid and college selection; facilities, including those that are off-site, such as field trips, • Career decision-making; and internships and field work. • Referrals to community resources.Disability Services provides or arranges for a variety of Services are provided metro-wide in a number ofauxiliary services for the College, including sign language community agencies. Call 612-659-6543 for locations and/interpreting, document conversion, assistive technology, or further information and eligibility requirements. Taking Classesspecial testing arrangements and academic assistance.Students with disabilities are also offered information,referrals, advocacy, study skills assistance, advising and High School Upward Boundother individualized services that may be needed for High School Upward Bound is an academic supportequal access to campus. Contact Disability Services at program for high school students. It provides counseling,612-659-6730 (Room T.2400) or visit the campus website academic courses, and supportive services to ensurefor more information. Students are encouraged to meet successful completion of high school, as well as selectionwith a Disability Services advisor at the beginning of and completion of postsecondary education. High Schoolthe enrollment process and are responsible for meeting Upward Bound provides: Earning anwith a Disability Services advisor each term to plan • Academic, vocational and career counseling; Awardaccommodations. • Tutoring; • six-week academic program held on campus AStudents and guests may contact Disability Services if during the summer;accommodation is needed to participate in MCTC programs, • ssistance to parents in matters affecting the Aservices and activities. Examples include: sign language student’s educational progress;interpreter services and alternative format for printed • Financial aid information and parent workshops; and Student Recordsmaterial. • Field trips and cultural and recreational activities.Campus AccessibilityThe MCTC campus is designed to meet the needs of Starting Point Starting Point is a Student Support Services (SSS)/TRIOdisabled students. Elevators have Braille signage, accessible program for students who are low-income, their family’srestrooms are available in each building, entrances and first-generation in college or have a disability. Starting Point’s exits are designed to accommodate a standard wheelchair, goal is to ensure students are successful in college. All servicesand electronically controlled doors are located at public are free and include academic, career and transfer advising;entrances. Public telephones are installed for wheelchair referrals; tutoring; special classes and workshops; and culturalaccess, and TTY phones are available in various locations on activities designed to enhance academic and personal success.campus. The Disability Services Office has information on College Offices Enrollment is open to a limited number of MCTC students.TTY access. and Services For further information about Starting Point, contact the Handicapped parking spaces are located in the MCTC program secretary at 612-659-6565. parking ramp. Proper identification must be displayed on the vehicle.Bus stops are convenient to the campus, and some routesprovide wheelchair access.www.minneapolis.edu | College Offices and Services 35
  • 44. Getting Started Job Listings Talent Search MCTC provides a Web-based employment site for students Talent Search is a comprehensive outreach and referral and alumni to use to search and apply for off-campus program providing academic, vocational, career and employment. Students are responsible for activating and financial aid information to eligible people of all ages in maintaining their job bank account. MCTC assumes no the Twin Cities area. Program services include academic, responsibility for the conditions or terms of advertised vocational and career information; referral for GED employment. preparation and testing; interest, vocational and academicPaying for College testing; financial aid information; and assistance in completing forms. Services are provided free of charge. Veterans’ Upward Bound Student Life Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is an academic supportRegistering for program for veterans in need of a GED or refresher courses before attending a liberal arts or technical college. Program Campus Safety and Security Classes services include tutoring and instruction in math, writing, Public Safety serves as a critical support function to the reading, computer literacy skills, science and foreign college community. Public Safety officers on campus are languages. GED preparation is offered, as well as academic authorized to take appropriate action to ensure the safety assessment, personal counseling, career and vocational and security of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. assessment, and financial aid information. All services are MCTC Public Safety officers are employed by the College free to qualified veterans. Additionally, veterans may utilize and are trained on an annual basis to effectively respond their GI Bill while attending VUB classes. to and resolve incidents on campus in a positive manner. There may be occasions wherein Public Safety officers’ Taking Classes Women’s Upward Bound response and incident resolution may be augmented by local police, fire and ambulance response units. The The Student Services portion of the College’s Women’s Public Safety Department may be reached by Studies Program is Women’s Upward Bound. Services for dialing 612-659-6900 for emergency situations, and women include transfer advising, personal counseling, and 612-659-6910 for nonemergencies. Escort service within the referral to community services such as Chrysalis Center campus boundaries, including parking facilities, is available for Women, Harriet Tubman Battered Women’s Shelter, upon request any time the campus is open. Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, the Minnesota Sexual Violence Center, and the Minnesota Women’s ParkingEarning an Consortium. With Sisters for Social Justice (and Brothers, Award too), Women’s Studies faculty participate in the yearly The MCTC parking ramp is connected to the campus via the International Women’s Day celebration in March. This Hennepin Avenue skyway. The ramp is normally open 7:00 event is a resource fair and conference sponsored by the a.m.–10:00 p.m., Monday–Thursday; 7:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m., Women’s Human Rights Project of Minnesota, Advocates Friday; and 7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Saturday. For convenience, for Human Rights and colleges throughout the Twin Cities. access cards may be purchased from the MCTC Bookstore. Students and faculty also attend events sponsored by the Students must also register the vehicle(s) they park in the Student Records National Women’s Studies Association and the Institute for ramp. Registration is done online. For more information, Women’s Policy Research. contact the Public Safety Office at 612-659-6910. Vehicles without permits may be subjected to towing. Minimum Career Development Services clearance in the parking ramp is six feet, eight inches. Free bicycle and motorcycle parking is available near the Helland Career Development Services are available in the Counseling Center. and Advising Office (T.2500). Because it is a lifelong process and not a one-time event, career decision-making and An escort service is also available by calling the Public Safety planning takes time, energy and commitment. Students Office at 612-659-6910. at Minneapolis Community and Technical College are encouraged to develop an understanding of how knowledge Parking Access Card about the world of work combined with self-awareness can College Offices For convenience, students are encouraged to purchase an and Services be incorporated into making both academic and career access card. These cards provide quick access to the ramp choices. Counselors and advisors support students in their at a reduced rate and can be purchased at the Bookstore, career decision-making throughout their enrollment at T.1800. MCTC. Assessment tools are available to assist students in exploring their values, skills, and interests, and in learning about the diverse and varied opportunities available in the working world. Job placement and graduate surveys are integral activities in the Career Development Office. 36 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 45. Getting Started • HERB Club Housing • EROES — Heroes Earning Respect on Sight — H African American MalesMCTC has no student housing. Students are responsible for • Math Club the research and selection of proper housing. Neighborhood • Media Generationhousing is available within walking distance of Minneapolis • Muslim Student Association Community and Technical College. Housing information can • Oromo Student Association be found in the Star Tribune newspaper (Twin Cities edition). Paying for • Parent Network CollegeMCTC assumes no responsibility for the conditions or terms • “The Party” — MCTC’s Political Discussion Groupof advertised housing. • PRIDE — People for Respect, Integrity, Diversity & Equality — Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual and Transgender Insurance • sychology, Human Services, & Additional P Counseling ClubMCTC does not provide health or accident insurance for • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society students and, therefore, assumes no responsibility for their Registering for • RATE — Realizing Abilities through Educationmedical expenses. However, group medical and accident • Recreation & Leisure Classesinsurance policies specifically designed for students are • Science Club available from a private company. Brochures describing the • Science Fiction & Fantasy Club plan, including an application for insurance, can be obtained • Sisters for Social Justice (and Brothers, too) from the Counseling and Advising Office (T.2500) or Student • Skills USALife (H.2030). Insurance is available for United States • Soccer Clubresidents and a separate plan is available for international • Somali Student Associationstudents on an F-1 visa. • SOTA — Students Older than Average Taking Classes • Spanish ClubStudent News • Student Nurses Association The MCTC Student News is published monthly to provide • Student Senate (College Student Association) announcements, information and events of importance to • Theatre on the Park Players MCTC students. You will find the Student News in various • Three-Legged Frog (Environmental Group)locations on campus, including the Student Services Center, • NITE — United Nations of Indian Tribes for Uthe Counseling and Advising Office, the Learning Center, Educationand the College Center. To have a notice or an article • UTEP — Urban Teacher Education Program Clubincluded in the Student News, submit information to the • WISE — Women of Color group Earning anCounseling and Advising Office, located in suite T.2500. Award Membership in organizations is open to any interestedStudent Organizations student. Any person or group interested in forming a new club can meet with the director of student life. There is aMCTC strives to meet students’ needs by sponsoring avariety of co-curricular activities. If there are activities not process for formal recognition and funding of all studentlisted that students would like to see on the campus, please organizations.contact the director of student life (H.2030) to discuss the Theatre Arts Student Recordspossibility of initiating such activities. The Theatre Department at the College offers manyClubs and Activities opportunities for students to experience excellent live The College sponsors a variety of clubs, activities and theatre as audience members, participants in the productionsupport groups. Examples include: process and performers. Each academic year, Theatre • ABC — Association of Black Collegiates on the Park (MCTC’s theatre in the Whitney Fine Arts • Apparel Technologies Student & Alumni Association Center) produces two to three major productions from • Asian Student Association various styles, cultures and periods of theatre history. The • ASL — American Sign Language Club Theatre Department often brings to campus professional • Christian Group theatre productions and guest artists from the Twin Cities • City College News (Student Newspaper) performance arts community. The Theatre Department is College Offices committed to providing its multicultural student body with and Services • College Republicans • Creative Minds Writing Guild aesthetic and technical training in the theatre arts. The • Chicanos Latinos Unidas (Chicano/Latino/Hispanic) Theatre offices are located in the Fine Arts Suite (F.1300) of • DAM — Design Associates of MCTC the Whitney Fine Arts Center. • Domestic Violence Awareness Group • Ethiopian Students Club • French Club www.minneapolis.edu | College Offices and Services 37
  • 46. Getting Started Intercollegiate Athletics Student Newspaper The College is a member of the Minnesota Community The student newspaper, City College News, is staffed by College Conference and Region XIII of the National Junior students and presents news, features, photographs, and College Athletic Association. Region XIII includes 37 junior viewpoints that the newspaper staff feels will interest and and community colleges in Minnesota, North Dakota, aid their peers. The newspaper gives students, regardless Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. To obtain information of background or experience, the opportunity to gain regarding participation in intercollegiate sports, see the experience in producing a student publication. The Paying for College’s athletic director. Coaches may be contacted in newsroom is in H.2020. College their offices located in the D Building. Office of Student Life Currently, MCTC’s intercollegiate sports include basketball This office provides direction and support for recognized for both men and women. student organizations, opportunities for student leadership development and a wide variety of Student Life activities Music Ensembles designed to complement the academic goals of the College.Registering for The Music Department provides several opportunities for This office fosters an environment that values differences, MCTC students, each offering 1 credit and giving students freedom of expression, and the holistic development of Classes a chance to be involved in at least one public performance students. The Office of Student Life is located in H.2030. per semester. The College Choir explores a wide variety of music styles and is open to all who enjoy singing. The Vocal Student Senate Ensemble is for more experienced choral singers and is open The campus student association is the MCTC Student by audition or permission of the director. The Jazz Ensemble Senate, which is affiliated at the statewide level with the plays and improvises in the many styles appropriate to the Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA). jazz combo format. Openings are filled by audition. Other small instrumental ensembles are formed each semester to The Student Senate is responsible for making Taking Classes play music from the Western classical repertoire. Contact recommendations to charter student clubs and organizations the director of music for more information. at the College. It appoints representatives to serve on the Student Life Budget Committee and College Committees, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and ensures student involvement in the decision-making Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society for community processes of the College. It represents the student body and technical college students. It was formed to recognize in working with the faculty and administration toward and encourage academic excellence. The Alpha Epsilon achieving common goals. Through the MCTC Student Sigma Chapter at Minneapolis Community and Technical Senate, all students are represented by elected members who College was chartered in 1979. To be eligible for act on their behalf. The Student Senate Office is located inEarning an membership in Phi Theta Kappa, a student must be enrolled H.2010. Award at MCTC, have completed 12 or more MCTC college-level credits and have a G.P.A. of at least 3.3. Membership details are available in H.2010 or with the advisors, Jamal Adam and Joe Rine. Recreation and Leisure Activities Student Records Students may use the racquetball courts, weight room and open gym during posted times. All activities in these areas are self-directed. You will need a picture ID for admission into these areas. Noncredit aerobic dance classes are also offered and include training that leads to certification as an aerobic dance instructor. Student Ambassadors/Mentors Student ambassadors assist students in becoming acquainted College Offices and Services with the College through New Student Orientations, college fairs and other campus activities. Their main goal is to be a bridge among students, faculty and staff to ensure a supportive educational environment. The student ambassadors provide leadership for the campus community, and they are effective role models for MCTC students. The Student Ambassador Office is in H.2041. 38 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 47. Programs and Credentials Programs & CredentialsArticulation Agreements College Policies Course Descriptions
  • 48. Programs & Credentials Articulation Agreements The following MCTC programs have articulation agreements with other colleges and universities: MCTC Program MCTC Degree Transfer Institution Program Degree Accounting Technician A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Organizational Administration B.A.S. Addiction Counseling A.S. Metropolitan State University Alcohol and Drug Counseling B.S. Administrative Assistant/ A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Organizational Administration B.A.S. Software Support Specialist and Technology Air Traffic Control A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Individualized Bachelor’s Degree B.A.Course Descriptions Apparel Technologies Diploma Metropolitan State University Individualized Bachelor’s Degree B.A. Architectural Technology Diploma Minnesota State University, Moorhead Industrial Technology— B.S. General Technology Associate Degree, St. Mary’s University School of Bachelor of Science Diploma and Certificate programs Graduate and Special Programs Degree completion programs Associate in Applied Science, A.A.S. Cardinal Stritch College of Business B.S. Associate in Science A.S. (Management, Business Admin., Strategic Mgmt. of Info Systems, Human Services Mgmt.) Associate of Arts or Science Degree, Capella University Bachelor’s completion programs Associate of Applied Science Associate of Fine Arts A.F.A. Minnesota State University, Mankato Fine Arts B.F.A. Associate of Fine Arts A.F.A. Minnesota State University, Mankato Art B.A. Associate of Fine Arts A.F.A. Minnesota State University, Mankato Art Education B.S.College Policies Aviation Technician A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Individualized Bachelor’s Degree B.A. Aviation Airframe Technician A.A.S. Minnesota State University, Moorhead Industrial Technology— B.S. General Technology Aviation Powerplant Technician A.A.S. Minnesota State University, Moorhead Industrial Technology— B.S. General Technology Biology A.S. St. Cloud State University Biology (all majors) B.S. Biotechnology A.S. St. Cloud State University All biology majors B.S. Biotechnology A.S. St. Cloud State University Biotechnology and Biology (all majors) B.S. Business Management A.S. Metropolitan State University Business Administration B.S. Articulation Agreements Cabinetmaking Diploma, A.A.S. Minnesota State University, Moorhead Industrial Technology— B.S.Articulation Agreemnts General Technology Chemistry A.S. St. Cloud State University Chemistry (all majors) B.S. Child Development A.S. Metropolitan State University Early Childhood B.A.S. Child Development A.S., A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Psychology B.A. Child Development A.S. University of Wisconsin Early Childhood B.A.S. Child Development A.A.S. Southwest Minnesota State University Early Childhood B.A.S. Computer Forensics A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Computer Forensics B.A.S. Construction Electricity Diploma Minnesota State University, Moorhead Industrial Technology— B.S. General Technology Criminal Justice Studies A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Criminal Justice B.A. Culinary Arts A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Hospitality Management B.A.S. Filmmaking A.S. Metropolitan State University Screenwriting B.A. Graphic Design and A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Individualized Bachelor’s Degree B.A. Visual Communication Heating, Ventilation, Diploma, A.A.S. Minnesota State University, Moorhead Industrial Technology— B.S. 40 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 49. Programs & Credentials MCTC Program MCTC Degree Transfer Institution Program Degree Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Ferris State University General Technology—HVAC B.S. Human Services A.S. Metropolitan State University Human Services B.A. Industrial Management Diploma, A.S., University of Wisconsin, Stout Industrial Management B.S. A.A.S. Information Assurance Certificate, Metropolitan State University Information Assurance B.A.S. Diploma Information Technology— A.A.S. College of St. Scholastica Computer Science/ B.A. Computer Programming Information Systems Course Descriptions Information Technology— Diploma, A.A.S. Minnesota State University, Moorhead Industrial Technology— B.S. Computer Programming General Technology Information Technology— A.A.S. College of St. Scholastica Computer Science/ B.A. Computer Support and Information Systems Network Administration Information Technology— Diploma, A.A.S. Minnesota State University, Moorhead Industrial Technology— B.S. Computer Support and General Technology Network Administration Jewelry Manufacturing A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Organizational Administration B.A.S. and Repair Law Enforcement A.S. Metropolitan State University Law Enforcement B.S. Library Information Technology A.S. St. Cloud State University Information Media B.S. Machine Tool Technologies Diploma Minnesota State University, Moorhead Industrial Technology— B.S. College Policies General Technology Mathematics A.S. University of Minnesota Mathematics B.A. or B.S. Nursing A.S. Minnesota State Universities Nursing B.S.N. Office Information A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Organization Administration B.A.S. Processing Specialist and Technology Photography and Digital A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Individualized Bachelor’s Degree B.A. Imaging Psychology A.A. Argosy University Psychology B.A. Screenwriting A.S. Metropolitan State University Screenwriting B.A. Sound Arts A.S. Metropolitan State University Individualized Bachelor’s Degree B.A.Articulation Agreements Articulation Agreemnts Urban Teacher Program A.A. Metropolitan State University Urban Teacher Program B.A. Video and Digital Arts A.S. Metropolitan State University Individualized Bachelor’s Degree B.A. Video Digital Media A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Individualized Bachelor’s Degree B.A. Web Design A.A.S. Metropolitan State University Individualized Bachelor’s Degree B.A. Women’s Studies Certificate Metropolitan State University Women’s Studies B.A. www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 41
  • 50. Programs & Credentials Programs Accounting • ath: To enroll in these program courses, students M must have successfully completed MATH 0060 or be declared ready to enroll in MATH 0070 on the basis of their math placement test score. • Accounting Technician A.A.S. Degree—63 credits • Accounting Clerk Certificate—29 credits • Accounts Payable/Receivable Certificate—16 credits Accounting Technician A.A.S. Degree • Bookkeeping Assistant Certificate—16 credits Not all courses are offered each semester. Credits: 63 • Small Business Accounting Certificate—15 credits • Payroll Accounting Certificate—13 credits Introductory CoursesCourse Descriptions (Listed below are required courses we suggest students What You Will Learn choose from during their first semester in this program.) MCTC’s Accounting programs will prepare you to use software to document original transactions and maintain Course # Course Name Credits records such as bank accounts, merchandise inventories, ACCT 1180 Calculators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll for ACCT 1200 Principles of Accounting 1. . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ACCT 1220 Accounting Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 various organizations. BTEC 2375 Written Business Communications . . . . .3.00 The program offers five certificate credentials and an General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Accounting Technician A.A.S. degree. The certificate Advanced Courses coursework will introduce you to the principles of (Listed below are additional courses required for completion accounting, business communication, problem-solving and of this program.) accounting math. The A.A.S. coursework will include the additional topics of Course # Course Name CreditsCollege Policies ACCT 1210 Principles of Accounting 2. . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 cost accounting, critical thinking, intermediate accounting, ACCT 1230 Payroll Accounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 and interpretation and analysis of financial information. ACCT 1255 Accounting Spreadsheets . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 ACCT 1262 Computerized Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 You will have the opportunity to learn journal entry ACCT 1280 Income Tax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 preparation, financial statement preparation, computerized ACCT 2205 Understanding Financial Statements. . . .3.00 accounting systems using Peachtree and QuickBooks ACCT 2210 Spreadsheet Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 software, and electronic spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. ACCT 2220 Cost Accounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 You also will learn 10-key operation by touch. ACCT 2230 Intermediate Accounting 1 . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ACCT 2240 Intermediate Accounting 2 . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Experienced instructors will assign you real-world ACCT 2290 Accounting Technical Review . . . . . . . . .1.00 accounting challenges to resolve and will encourage you to General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.00 work in teams, similar to those formed in the workplace. First semester courses will generally be selected with the Articulation AgreementsArticulation Agreemnts The Accounting Clerk program is the first level in the assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. program; all Accounting Clerk coursework applies toward Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor the more advanced Accounting Technician program. for planning beyond the first semester in the program. Where You Could Work • Small and medium-sized businesses General Education Courses (18 credits) • Government agencies To complete the Accounting Technician A.A.S. degree, • Nonprofit organizations students are required to successfully complete 18 credits of general education coursework. This coursework must Students are accepted into this program for fall and spring be selected from at least three of the MnTC goal areas. semesters only. A minimum of 3 credits must be completed from Goal Area 1 (SPCH 1010 is required) and 3 credits from Goal Courses in this program require achievement of the Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. following academic skill levels: • eading: To enroll in these program courses, R students must have successfully completed READ 0100 or have been placed into READ 0200 or received placement/faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052. 42 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 51. Programs & Credentials Accounting Clerk Certificate Bookkeeping Assistant Certificate Not all courses are offered each semester. Credits: 29 Credits: 16 Course # Course Name Credits Introductory Courses ACCT 1180 Calculators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 (Listed below are required courses we suggest students ACCT 1200 Principles of Accounting 1. . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 choose from during their first semester.) ACCT 1220 Accounting Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 ACCT 1255 Accounting Spreadsheets . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Course # Course Name Credits ACCT 1262 Computerized Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Course Descriptions ACCT 1180 Calculators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 BTEC 2375 Written Business Communications . . . . .3.00 ACCT 1200 Principles of Accounting 1. . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ACCT 1220 Accounting Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with the BTEC 1080 Microsoft Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. BTEC 2375 Written Business Communications . . . . .3.00 Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program. Advanced Courses (Listed below are additional courses required for completion of this program.) Small Business Accounting Certificate Credits: 15 Course # Course Name Credits ACCT 1210 Principles of Accounting 2. . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Course # Course Name Credits ACCT 1230 Payroll Accounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 ACCT 1200 Principles of Accounting 1. . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ACCT 1255 Accounting Spreadsheets . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 ACCT 1230 Payroll Accounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 ACCT 1262 Computerized Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 ACCT 1255 Accounting Spreadsheets . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 SPCH 1010 Interpersonal Communication . . . . . . . .3.00 ACCT 1262 Computerized Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 College Policies BTEC 2375 Written Business Communications . . . . .3.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with the assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. First semester courses will generally be selected with the Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor assistance of a counselor or advisor during orientation. for planning beyond the first semester in the program. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program. General Education Courses (3 credits) To complete the Accounting Clerk certificate, students are required to successfully complete SPCH 1010. Payroll Accounting Certificate Credits: 13 Accounts Payable/Receivable Certificate Course # Course Name Credits ACCT 1200 Principles of Accounting 1. . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Articulation Agreements Articulation Agreemnts Credits: 16 ACCT 1230 Payroll Accounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 BTEC 2375 Written Business Communications . . . . .3.00 Course # Course Name Credits SPCH 1010 Interpersonal Communication . . . . . . . .3.00 ACCT 1180 Calculators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 ACCT 1200 Principles of Accounting 1. . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ACCT 1220 Accounting Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with the ACCT 1262 Computerized Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. BTEC 2375 Written Business Communications . . . . .3.00 Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor SPCH 1010 Interpersonal Communication . . . . . . . .3.00 for planning beyond the first semester in the program. First semester courses will generally be selected with the assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program. www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 43
  • 52. Programs & Credentials Addiction Counseling from at least six of the MnTC goal areas. A minimum of 3 credits must be completed from Goal Area 1 and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. Specific courses that are required and/or recommended are ENGL 1110 and 1111 • A.S. Degree—68 credits (required), SPCH 1010 (recommended). • Diploma—41 credits *NOTE: As of July 1, 2008, minimum qualifications for licensure have changed. Bachelor’s degrees in Addiction Counseling Diploma any field and MCTC diploma requirements will be This A.S. Degree is designed for persons without a degree.Course Descriptions required for permit licensure. An associate degree in Credits: 41 Addicton Counseling will allow graduates to apply for a temporary permit to work in the field for no more than five years until a bachelor’s degree Introductory Courses is obtained. (Listed below are required courses we suggest students choose from during their first semester in this program.) Addiction Counseling A.S. Degree Course # Course Name Credits This A.S. degree is designed for persons without a degree. COUN 2510 Introduction to Addictionology. . . . . . . .3.00 Credits: 68 COUN 2520 Psychopharmacology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 COUN 2530 Counseling Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Introductory Courses (Listed below are required courses we suggest students Advanced Courses choose from during their first semester in this program.) (Listed below are additional courses required for completion of this program.)College Policies Course # Course Name Credits COUN 2510 Introduction to Addictionology. . . . . . . .3.00 Course # Course Name Credits COUN 2530 Counseling Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 COUN 2640 Group Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 ENGL 1110 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 COUN 2700 Internship 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 COUN 2710 Internship Seminar 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 COUN 2800 Internship 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.00 Advanced Courses COUN 2810 Internship Seminar 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 (Listed below are additional courses required for completion COUN 2620 Assessment and Interviewing. . . . . . . . . .3.00 COUN 2630 Case Management and Legal of this program.) and Ethical Standards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Course # Course Name Credits COUN 2520 Psychopharmacology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with the COUN 2620 Assessment and Interviewing. . . . . . . . . .3.00 assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Articulation Agreements COUN 2630 Case Management and LegalArticulation Agreemnts and Ethical Standards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor COUN 2640 Group Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 for planning beyond the first semester in the program. COUN 2700 Internship 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.00 COUN 2710 Internship Seminar 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 COUN 2800 Internship 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.00 General Education Courses (6 credits) COUN 2810 Internship Seminar 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 To complete the Addiction Counseling A.S. degree, students General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . .21.00 are required to successfully complete 6 credits of general education coursework. This coursework must be selected First semester courses will generally be selected with the from at least two of the MnTC goal areas. A minimum of 3 assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. credits must be completed from Goal Area 1. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program. Courses in these programs require achievement of the following academic skill levels: Students are accepted into this program for fall and spring • eading: To enroll in these program courses, students R semesters only. A criminal background check will be must have successfully completed READ 0200 or ESOL required before internship placement. 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placement test scores. General Education Courses (27 credits) • Writing: To enroll in these program courses, students To complete the Addiction Counseling A.S. degree, students must have successfully completed ENGL 0900 or ESOL are required to successfully complete 27 credits of general 0051 or be declared ready to enroll in ENGL 1110 on education coursework. This coursework must be selected the basis of their writing placement test scores. 44 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 53. Programs & Credentials Air Traffic Control How You Apply For detailed information, visit www.minneapolis.edu/ airtrafficcontrol/ or call 1-800-475-2828. In addition to college/ATC applications, program assessment is required. • A.A.S. Degree—62 credits Students entering the in-residence program (one year What You Will Learn duration) must meet the following requirements: (1) They MCTC’s Air Traffic Control Training program will prepare must take the air traffic control Aptitude Test and score 40 you in skills related to the aviation industry and to meet or higher. (See program admissions for details); (2) They minimum standards for eligibility to enter the Federal must have completed the following online aviation courses Course Descriptions Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control career field. from MCTC or approved courses from another accredited You will start by learning basic aviation terms and how institution: weather conditions are applied and interpreted in the aviation • Introduction to ATC—3 credits; environment. Additional coursework will teach you to use • Introduction to Aviation Weather—3 credits; and the necessary rules and procedures to direct the safe, orderly • Aviation Knowledge—3 credits and expeditious flow of air traffic in the different air traffic facilities in the National Airspace System, including terminal Transfer students with a B.S./B.A. degree must meet the 20 general education credit requirement. and en route center environment. You will study valuable human factors related to the career field and learn individual A maximum of 64 students for the in-residence program and group problem-solving techniques during complex air are accepted in the fall only. A maximum of 32 students for traffic control exercises. These will enable you to make sound each online course are accepted for fall and spring only. decisions no matter what the situation. You will receive extensive hands-on training to operate the computer and • There are no summer term admissions. radar system in use today by the National Airspace System. For complete program entry requirements, visit College Policies MCTC’s three-semester program is an FAA-approved www.minneapolis.edu/airtrafficcontrol/. Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program specifically Courses in this program require the achievement of the designed to offer students foundational air traffic control following academic skill levels: training and general aviation education. • Reading: To enroll in these program courses, Graduates of this program must meet FAA requirements, students must have successfully completed READ be U.S. citizens, meet the FAA age restriction and provide 0200 or ESOL 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in proof of meeting FAA ATCS medical standards (e.g. Class II READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placement medical certificate). FAA requires all students to take and test scores. receive a satisfactory score on the FAA preemployment • riting: To enroll in these program courses, W examination, pass a security background screen and obtain students must have successfully completed ENGL a college advisor’s recommendation. 0900 or ESOL 0051 or be declared ready to enroll in Articulation Agreements ENGL 1110 on the basis of their writing placement Articulation Agreemnts Where You Could Work test scores. • Government and military aviation facilities • ath: To enroll in these program courses, students M • Airports must have successfully completed MATH 0080 or be • Regional and major airlines declared ready to enroll in MATH 1110 on the basis of their math placement test scores. General Education Courses (20 credits) Students must successfully complete or transfer 20 credits of continued on next page general education coursework. Coursework must be selected from at least three of the MnTC goal areas. A minimum of 3 credits must be completed from Goal Areas 1 and 4 and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. Required and recommended courses include: 3 credits from Goal Area 1—ENGL 1110 3 cr. (Recommended) 3 credits from Goal Area 4—MATH 1110 4 cr. (Recommended) 3 credits from Goal Area 7, 8, 9, or 10 SPCH 1012 Intercultural Communication—3 cr. (Recommended) PHIL 1110 Critical Thinking Skills—3 cr. (Recommended) COML 1100 Computer Literacy Basics with Keyboarding—2 cr. (Recommended) Does not meet Goal Areas 7–10 requirements 6 credits of electives. www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 45
  • 54. Programs & Credentials A.A.S. Degree Credits: 60 All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Course # Course Name Credits ATCT 2000 Intro to ATC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 ATCT 2100 Intro to Aviation Weather . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 ATCT 2110 Aviation Knowledge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00Course Descriptions ATCT 2120 ATC Navigation/Flight Operations . . . . 3.00 ATCT 2200 Human Factors in ATC 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.00 ATCT 2300 Principles of ATC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 *ATCT 2135 A viation Law and Accident Investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 *This course will be offered online fall 2008 and spring 2009 to meet changes to the in-residence prerequisites that begin the summer of 2009. Students planning on enrolling for the in-residence program beginning in 2009 (which starts in the summer semester only) must take this course prior to applying for the in-residence program. ATCT 2410 ATC Computers/Flight Data . . . . . . . . . 5.00 ATCT 2420 asic ATC Non-Radar Application . . . . . 4.00 B ATCT 2400 Advanced Radar/Radar Associate . . . . . 10.00 ATCT 2440 Human Factors in ATC 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.00College Policies General Education prerequisite credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.00 Articulation AgreementsArticulation Agreemnts 46 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 55. Programs & Credentials Aircraft Technician Courses in this program require achievement of the following academic skill levels: • eading: To enroll in these program courses, R students must have successfully completed READ • viation Powerplant Technician A.A.S. Degree— A 0200 or ESOL 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in 67 credits READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placement • viation Airframe Technician A.A.S. Degree— A test scores. 63 credits • riting: To enroll in these program courses, students W • Aircraft General Certificate—19 credits must have successfully completed ESOL 0041 or be • Aircraft Powerplant Certificate—18 credits Course Descriptions declared ready to enroll in ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051 • Aircraft Systems Certificate—18 credits on the basis of their writing placement test scores. • Aircraft Structures Certificate—17 credits • ath: To enroll in these program courses, students M must have successfully completed MATH 0060 or be What You Will Learn declared ready to enroll in MATH 0070 on the basis MCTC’s Aircraft Technician program will prepare you to of their math placement test scores. perform extensive maintenance, repair work and detailed inspections on all types of aircraft while meeting Federal Placement testing may be waived by presentation of an Aviation Administration standards. official transcript showing equivalent coursework completed within the last five years with a grade of “C” or better. You will learn to service, repair, and overhaul aircraft systems, structures and engines to ensure proper operation and safety. In addition, you will learn how to access information on Aviation Powerplant Technician A.A.S. Degree specifications, diagnostics and troubleshooting techniques. Credits: 67 You will gain hands-on training at the Flying Cloud Airport College Policies in Eden Prairie, Minn. There, you will have the chance to Introductory Courses work on hydraulics, pneumatics, navigation, electrical and (Listed below are required courses we suggest students instrument systems. Given the importance of teamwork in choose from during their first semester in this program.) the aviation environment, you will be instructed on team- building and communication techniques. You will also learn Course # Course Name Credits valuable decision-making and deductive-reasoning skills. AMTG 1100 Introduction to Aviation Maintenance . .3.00 AMTG 1111 Materials and Processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 For more information and a tour of the Flying Cloud AMTG 1121 Weight and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 campus, call George Hoxie at 952-826-2454. AMTG 1122 Aircraft Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 AMTG 1125 Basic D.C. Electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 AMTR 2300 Fire Protection Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 Where You Could Work • Corporate aviation divisions Advanced CoursesArticulation Agreements • Charter airlines Articulation Agreemnts (Listed below are additional courses required for completion • Aircraft manufacturers of this program.) • Airports • Aircraft overhaul facilities Course # Course Name Credits • Government and military facilities AMTA 2329 A.C. Electrical Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 • Aircraft equipment manufacturers AMTI 2305 Internship • Major and regional airlines AMTP 2151 Reciprocating Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 AMTP 2159 Turbine Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 AMTP 2190 Powerplant Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 How You Apply AMTP 2266 Powerplant Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Please contact our technical program recruiter AMTP 2270 Ignition Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 at 612-659-6214, or visit http://www.minneapolis.edu/. AMTP 2274 Fuel Metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 AMTP 2282 Propellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Students are accepted into this program fall term. AMTR 2207 Electrical Systems and Troubleshooting .5.00 AMTR 2302 Fuel Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 AMTR 2304 Instrument Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 General Education Courses (see next page) . . . . . . . . . .16.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with the assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. continued on next page www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 47
  • 56. Programs & Credentials General Education Courses (16 credits) Aircraft General Certificate To complete the Aviation Powerplant Technician A.A.S. Credits: 19 degree, students are required to successfully complete 16 credits of general education coursework. This coursework Course # Course Name Credits must be selected from at least three of the MnTC goal areas. AMTA 2329 A.C. Electrical Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 A minimum of 3 credits must be completed from Goal Area AMTG 1100 Introduction to Aviation Maintenance . .3.00 1 and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. Specific courses AMTG 1111 Materials and Processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 that are recommended are PHYS 1100, PSYC 1100 and AMTG 1121 Weight and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 PHIL 1110. AMTG 1122 Aircraft Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 Course Descriptions AMTG 1125 Basic D.C. Electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 AMTR 2304 Instrument Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Aviation Airframe Technician A.A.S. Degree Credits: 63 First semester courses will generally be selected with the assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Introductory Courses for planning beyond the first semester in the program. (Listed below are required courses we suggest students choose from during their first semester in this program.) Aircraft Powerplant Certificate Course # Course Name Credits Credits: 18 AMTA 2316 Hydraulics and Pneumatics . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 AMTG 1100 Introduction to Aviation Maintenance . .3.00 Course # Course Name Credits AMTG 1111 Materials and Processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 AMTA 2321 Landing Gear Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 AMTG 1121 Weight and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 AMTP 2151 Reciprocating Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 AMTG 1122 Aircraft Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 AMTP 2159 Turbine Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 College Policies AMTG 1125 Basic D.C. Electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 AMTP 2190 Powerplant Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 AMTR 2300 Fire Protection Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 AMTR 2302 Fuel Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 Advanced Courses First semester courses will generally be selected with the (Listed below are additional courses required for completion assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. of this program.) Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Course # Course Name Credits for planning beyond the first semester in the program. AMTA 1200 Nonmetallic Structures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 AMTA 1209 Sheet Metal Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00 AMTA 1214 Aircraft Welding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 Aircraft Systems Certificate AMTA 1236 Airframe Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Credits: 18 AMTA 1244 Assembly and Rigging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 AMTA 2321 Landing Gear Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Course # Course Name Credits Articulation AgreementsArticulation Agreemnts AMTA 2324 Environmental Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 AMTA 2316 Hydraulics and Pneumatics . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 AMTA 2329 A.C. Electrical Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 AMTP 2266 Powerplant Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 AMTI 2305 Internship AMTP 2270 Ignition Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 AMTR 2207 Electrical Systems and Troubleshooting .5.00 AMTP 2274 Fuel Metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 AMTR 2302 Fuel Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 AMTP 2282 Propellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 AMTR 2304 Instrument Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 AMTR 2207 Electrical Systems and Troubleshooting .5.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . .16.00 AMTR 2300 Fire Protection Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with the First semester courses will generally be selected with the assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program. for planning beyond the first semester in the program. General Education Courses (16 credits) To complete the Aviation Airframe Technician A.A.S. degree, students are required to successfully complete 16 credits of general education coursework. This coursework must be selected from at least three of the MnTC goal areas. A minimum of 3 credits must be completed from Goal Area 1 and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. Specific courses that are recommended are PHYS 1100, PSYC 1100 and PHIL 1110. 48 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 57. Programs & Credentials Aircraft Structures Certificate Credits: 17 Course # Course Name Credits AMTA 1200 Nonmetallic Structures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 AMTA 1209 Sheet Metal Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00 AMTA 1214 Aircraft Welding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 AMTA 1236 Airframe Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 AMTA 1244 Assembly and Rigging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Course Descriptions AMTA 2324 Environmental Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with the assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program. College PoliciesArticulation Agreements Articulation Agreemnts www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 49
  • 58. Programs & Credentials American Indian Studies • Certificate—12 credits What You Will Learn: A certificate in American Indian Studies offers an academicCourse Descriptions award for students interested in a concentrated study of the historical and contemporary issues of Native American peoples and cultures. These courses can satisfy a number of lower-division courses for students interested in going on to a four-year major or minor program in American Indian Studies. Where You Could Work: • Nonprofit agencies • Social service centers • Advocacy groups • Cultural resource organizations American Indian Studies CertificateCollege Policies Credits: 12 Required Course: Course # Course Name Credits AMIS 1000 Native America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Elective Courses: Students should choose any 9 credits from the courses listed below: Course # Course Name                    Credits AMIS 1100 Native American Literature . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 AMIS 1200 Native American Art and Art History . . .3.00 Articulation AgreementsArticulation Agreemnts AMIS 1300 Native Americans in Cinema and Popular Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 50 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 59. Programs & Credentials Apparel Technologies Apparel Technologies Diploma Credits: 33. Please note that the first term course APRL 1650 has APRL 1000 as a prerequisite. Both APRL 1000 and • Diploma—33 credits APRL 1650 are offered as half-term courses. Students must • Certificate—15 credits complete APRL 1000 prior to taking APRL 1650. What You Will Learn MCTC’s Apparel Technologies program prepares you to Introductory Courses produce a finished, professional garment from pattern to (Listed below are required courses we suggest students Course Descriptions final product. choose from during their first semester in this program.) Program coursework covers apparel design, using both Course # Course Name Credits traditional pattern-making and computer-aided design APRL 1000 Industrial Sewing Methods . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 methods, development, and grading. Standard industry APRL 1100 Textiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 software is used to automate the design process. You will APRL 1350 Pattern Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 learn industrial sewing methods and study textiles, product APRL 1650 Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 development, the sewn-goods manufacturing process, alteration techniques, and proper garment fit and proportion. Advanced Courses MCTC’s program—the only one in the state—provides (Listed below are additional courses required for completion extensive hands-on training by industry-experienced of this program.) instructors. You will gain a sense of personal First semester courses will generally be selected with the accomplishment with the completion of each garment. assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. College Policies You will need good eyesight and good hand-eye Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor coordination to successfully participate in this program. You for planning beyond the first semester in the program. must purchase sewing and drafting tool kits, fabrics and Course # Course Name Credits notions for class projects, as well as pattern paper. APRL 1400 Garment Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 APRL 1800 D raping and Pattern Workroom . . . . . . .4.00 Where You Could Work APRL 2150 Computer-Aided Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 • mall to mid-sized apparel and sewn-product S APRL 2750 P roduct Development manufacturers and Manufacturing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 • Alteration, bridal and tailor shops • Theaters and costume houses General Education Courses (3 credits) • echnical specifications and pattern-making facilities T To complete the Apparel Technologies diploma, students or departments of corporations are required to successfully complete 3 credits of general education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. Articulation Agreements Articulation Agreemnts Students are accepted into this program both fall and spring semesters. Certificate Courses in this program require achievement of the following Credits: 15. Please note that the first term course APRL academic skill levels: 1650 has APRL 1000 as a prerequisite. Both APRL 1000 and • eading: To enroll in program courses, students R APRL 1650 are offered as half-term courses. Students must must have successfully completed READ 0100 OR be complete APRL 1000 prior to taking APRL 1650. declared ready to enroll into READ 0200 OR placed or have faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052. • ath: To enroll in program courses, students must M Course # Course Name Credits have successfully completed MATH 0060 or be APRL 1000 Industrial Sewing Methods . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 declared ready to enroll in MATH 0070 on the basis APRL 1100 Textiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 of their math placement test scores. APRL 1350 Pattern Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 APRL 1650 Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with the assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program. www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 51
  • 60. Programs & Credentials Architectural or be declared ready to enroll in ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051 on the basis of their writing placement test scores. Technology • ath: To enroll in these program courses, students M must have successfully completed MATH 0060 or be declared ready to enroll in MATH 0070 on the basis • Diploma—64 credits of their math placement test scores. What You Will Learn MCTC’s Architectural Technology program will prepare you Architectural Technology DiplomaCourse Descriptions to work closely and effectively with architects to produce Credits: 64 construction drawings for use by contractors. You will learn traditional drafting techniques, then Introductory Courses receive extensive training in computer-aided design (CAD) (Listed below are required courses we suggest students technology. Throughout the program, you will use CAD to choose from during their first semester in this program.) produce a variety of drawings, two- and three-dimensional, Course # Course Name Credits for residential and commercial projects. ARCH 1000 Architectural Technology Lab 1. . . . . . . .6.00 ARCH 1010 Architectural Orientation. . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 The coursework will cover architectural history as well as ARCH 1020 Building Technology 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 modern architectural standards. You will develop skills in ARCH 1030 Introduction to CAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 model building, building code analysis, structural design, General Education Courses (see next page) . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 mechanical systems and legal contracts. You will also be trained to solve problems that arise during the assembly of Advanced Courses building components. (Listed below are additional courses required for completionCollege Policies of this program.) The architectural technology classroom is designed to resemble a typical architectural firm’s office. You will be First semester courses will generally be selected with the assigned an individual drafting station and a computer with assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. the latest version of AutoCAD. The learning environment Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor and your coursework will help prepare you to work in for planning beyond the first semester in the program. collaboration with architects and engineers. Course # Course Name Credits Instructors are all registered, practicing architects who ARCH 1200 Architectural Technology Lab 2. . . . . . . .6.00 are committed to enhancing your employability with ARCH 1220 Building Technology 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Minnesota’s architectural firms—60 percent of which are ARCH 1230 Intermediate CAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 located within blocks of MCTC’s campus. ARCH 1500 Building Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 ARCH 1510 Mechanical and Electrical Systems . . . . .3.00 Articulation Agreements ARCH 1520 Building Codes/Zoning/Specifications. . .2.00 Articulation Agreemnts For a tour of the classroom and individual student workstations, contact Dr. Tom Obermeyer at 612-659-6096. ARCH 1530 Architect’s Professional Practice. . . . . . . .2.00 ARCH 1540 Architectural History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 ARCH 2000 Architectural Technology Lab 3. . . . . . . .6.00 Where You Could Work ARCH 2020 Building Technology 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 • Architectural firms ARCH 2030 Applied CAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 • Engineering firms ARCH 2200 Architectural Technology Lab 4. . . . . . . .6.00 • Facilities planning organizations ARCH 2220 Building Technology 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 • Interior design firms ARCH 2230 Advanced CAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 • Landscape firms General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 • Building-products manufacturers General Education Courses (9 credits) Students are accepted into this program for fall and To complete the Architectural Technology diploma, spring semesters. students are required to successfully complete 9 credits of general education coursework. This coursework must Courses in this program require achievement of the following be selected from at least two of the MnTC goal areas. A academic skill levels: minimum of 3 credits must be completed from Goal Area 1 • Reading: To enroll in these program courses, students and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. must have successfully completed READ 0100 or be declared ready to enroll in READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 Elective Courses on the basis of their reading assessment test scores. Course # Course Name Credits • riting: To enroll in these program courses, W ARCH 2500 Office Internship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.00 students must have successfully completed ESOL 0041 ARCH 2550 Independent Study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 52 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 61. Programs & Credentials Barbering Barbering Diploma Credits: 56 • Diploma—56 credits Introductory Courses What You Will Learn (Listed below are required courses we suggest students MCTC’s Barbering program helps you develop the choose from during their first semester in this program.) knowledge and skills needed to provide hair, beard and Course # Course Name Credits skin-care services for a diverse clientele. Course Descriptions BARB 1000 Introduction to Barbering You will be instructed in all skills related to barbering: and Histology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 BARB 1050 Basic Lab 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 contemporary haircutting and styling, shaving, facials, BARB 1100 Basic Lab 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 massage, chemical services, scalp treatments and hairpieces. BARB 1150 asic Fundamentals of B To ensure your health and well-being and that of your Barbering Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 customers, you will learn proper sanitation and hygiene BARB 1200 Survey Lab 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 practices, safety measures and first-aid techniques. You also HLTH 1101 Personal and Community Health . . . . . .3.00 will study anatomy, shop management, and business and HLTH 1150 First Aid and CPR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 professional ethics. Advanced Courses Under the direction of an instructor with more than 25 (Listed below are additional courses required for completion years of experience, you will serve clients in the College of this program.) barbering clinic. The clinic provides an opportunity to fine- tune your skills and serve diverse customers who have a Course # Course Name Credits BARB 1250 Survey Lab 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 variety of skin and hair types. College Policies BARB 1300 Anatomy and Physiology in Barbering . .2.00 To qualify to enter the Barbering program, you must have BARB 1350 Chemical Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 BARB 1360 Intermediate Lab 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 completed the 10th grade, and you must meet a reading BARB 1370 Intermediate Lab 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 requirement. To carry out tasks essential to the practice of BARB 1400 Business Management in Barbering. . . . .2.00 barbering, you need to have good hand-eye coordination BARB 1450 Advanced Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 and be in sufficiently good physical condition to tolerate BARB 1460 Advanced Lab 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 long periods of time spent standing. You will be required BARB 1470 Advanced Lab 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 to purchase a smock, a barbering kit with clippers, shears, BARB 1500 Open Lab 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 combs, hairdryer and supplies, as well as textbooks. BARB 1510 Open Lab 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 BARB 1520 Job Seeking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 Upon completion of the Barbering program, you will be prepared to take the Minnesota State Barber Board First semester courses will generally be selected with the Apprentice Exam, which you must pass to practice as a assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation.Articulation Agreements Articulation Agreemnts barber. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program. Where You Could Work • arber shops in Minnesota and in states with B General Education Courses (5 credits) reciprocity To complete the Barbering diploma, students are required to Students are accepted into this program both at the successfully complete the general education coursework listed beginning and middle of fall and spring semesters. in the course sequence above (HLTH 1101 and HLTH 1150). Admission to this program is on a space-available basis only. Courses in this program require achievement of the following academic skill levels: • eading: To enroll in program courses, students R must have successfully completed READ 0100 or be declared ready to enroll in READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 on the basis of their reading placement test scores. www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 53
  • 62. Programs & Credentials Biology Option 1 Course # Course Name Credits MATH 1150 Statistical Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 PHYS 1131 College Physics 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.00 • A.S. Degree—64 credits PHYS 1132 College Physics 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.00 AND What You Will Learn Choose two of the following course options: The Biology associate in science degree is specifically designed to prepare you for transfer into the junior or third BIOL 2230 Microbiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 year of a biology major at a four-year college or university. ANDCourse Descriptions BIOL 2231 Microbiology Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Students are accepted into this major both fall and spring OR semesters. BIOL 2250 Plant Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 OR Courses in this major require achievement of the following BIOL 2260 Animal Biology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 OR academic skill levels: BIOL 2205 Genetics. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 • eading: Students must successfully complete READ R 0200 or ESOL 0052, OR be declared ready to enroll in OR READ 1300 on the basis of their reading assessment scores. Option 2 • riting: Students must have successfully completed W Course # Course Name                    Credits ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051, OR be declared ready to MATH 1180 Calculus 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00 PHYS 1211 Physics for Science and Engineering 1 . .6.00 enroll in ENGL 1110 on the basis of their writing MATH 1190 Calculus 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00 assessment test scores. PHYS 1221 Physics for Science and Engineering 2 . .6.00 • ath: MCollege Policies For Option 1: Students must have successfully AND completed MATH 1110 or been placed into MATH General Education Electives (9 credits) 1120 or above on the basis of their mathematics The total for the required courses plus either Option 1 or assessment scores. Option 2 is 55 credits. Add 9 credits of general education For Option 2: Students must have successfully electives (see following paragraphs) for a total of 64 credits completed MATH 1110 and MATH 1120 or MATH to complete the associate in science in Biology degree. 1125 or been placed into MATH 1180 on the basis of their mathematics assessment scores. To complete the A.S. degree in Biology, students are required to successfully complete coursework from six of the 10 goal areas MCTC has an articulation agreement with St. Cloud State of the MnTC. A minimum of 3 credits must be completed from University, which provides for transfer of the A.S. in Biology Goal Area 1, and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. to all of the B.S. degrees in the Department of Biology. MCTC is working on additional transfer agreements.Articulation Agreemnts Students who choose Option 1 must select courses from a least two different MnTC goal areas than are represented among the required credits in order to meet the requirement Biology A.S. Degree for coursework completed in six of the 10 MnTC goal areas. Credits 64 Students who choose Option 2 must select courses from at least three different MnTC goal areas than are represented Required Courses among the required credits in order to meet the requirement Course # Course Name Credits for coursework completed in six of the 10 MnTC goal BIOL 1100 Introduction to Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 BIOL 2200 Principles of Biology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 areas. It is recommended that students choose BIOL 1136, CHEM 1151 Principles of Chemistry 1. . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00 Environmental Science (MnTC 3 and 10) as one of CHEM 1152 Principles of Chemistry 2. . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00 their electives. CHEM 2204 Organic Chemistry 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 CHEM 2224 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Students intending to transfer to St. Cloud State University CHEM 2205 Organic Chemistry 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 are advised to: CHEM 2225 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Select Option 1 ENGL 1110 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Take BIOL 2205: Genetics AND Not take BIOL 2230 and BIOL 2231: Microbiology + Lab 54 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 63. Programs & CredentialsBiotechnology Biotechnology A.S. Degree Credits: 64 • A.S. degree—64 credits Required Core CoursesWhat You Will Learn Course # Course Name CreditsMCTC’s new Biotechnology A.S. degree program will BIOT 1000 Introduction to Bioscience. . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 BIOT 2320 Regulatory Affairs and QC Lab Skills . . . .4.00prepare you for entry-level positions in the emerging and BIOL 2200 Principles of Biology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00exciting biotechnology industry and is transferable to four- Course Descriptions BIOL 2230 Microbiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00year baccalaureate majors within the biology and chemistry BIOL 2231 Microbiology Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00or related disciplines. Many courses in the program also BIOL 2500 Molecular Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00transfer and apply to pre-med, pre-engineering, pre-vet and CHEM 1151 Principles of Chemistry 1. . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00other academic tracks. CHEM 1152 Principles of Chemistry 2. . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00 CHEM 2204 Organic Chemistry 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00This program provides you with a strong scientific CHEM 2410 Analytical and Instrumental Chemistry . .3.00background and extensive laboratory experience in CHEM 2420 A nalytical and Instrumental Chemistry methods currently used in research, government, and Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 CHEM 2610 Biochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00industry laboratories. You will learn various skills that are CHEM 2620 Biochemistry Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00important to gain employment at entry level in the growingbioscience industry, including laboratory techniques and Required Supporting Coursesinstrumentation; basic computer skills associated with Course # Course Name Creditsgenerating, analyzing and presenting experimental data; MATH College Math* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00documenting laboratory procedures according to industry ENGL 1110 College English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 College Policiesstandards; and understanding the regulatory affairs that PHIL 1171 Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00govern the bioscience industry. You will learn how to General Education Electives* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.00effectively work in cooperative teams in a laboratory settingto plan and complete experiments in a timely manner, and *Choose from electives designed for transfer to four-yearcomplete oral and written presentations. You will learn to institutions or job opportunities in local industry, includingprepare job search materials and practice interview skills. industry internships, undergraduate research, forensic science and tissue culture courses. Students must work closely with aMCTC has developed partnerships within the industry and counselor when selecting math (students must choose amongcommunity, and you will benefit in numerous ways from four specified math courses) and general education electives.these alliances, including possible industry internships, A minimum of 3 credits must be completed from MnTC seminars by guest speakers from the industry, and industry Goal Area 1 and 3 credits from MnTC Goal Areas 6, 8, 9 or and research laboratory tours. 10, AND coursework must be selected from at least six of the MnTC goal areas to complete the A.S. in Biotechnology.The Biotechnology program provides the academic Articulation Agreemntscoursework required to transfer to baccalaureate programs. Please visit www.minneapolis.edu/biotechnology for completeMCTC has agreements with St. Cloud State University details related to the recommended sequence for requiredthat facilitate transfer of the A.S. in Biotechnology degree courses and to view recommended elective general educationcoursework to all of the B.S. degrees in the Department courses.of Biology, including the B.S. in Biotechnology. MCTC isworking on additional transfer agreements. Courses in this program require achievement of the following academic skill levels: • eading: Completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 RWhere You Could Work or placement into READ 1300. • ioscience industry, academic and government B settings—in laboratory and instrumentation, • riting: Completion of ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051 W quality control, quality assurance, production, or placement into ENGL 1110. manufacturing, documentation and several other • ath: Completion of MATH 0080 or placement into M divisions. MATH 1110 or above. • ou can also pursue a four-year degree in biology, Y • hemistry: One year of high school chemistry or C chemistry or in related fields. CHEM 1020. Register for BIOT 1000: Introducton to Bioscience to find out more about this program and the exciting field of bioscience.www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 55
  • 64. Programs & Credentials Business Business Management A.S. Degree Management Credits: 60 Introductory Courses (Listed below are required courses we suggest students • A.S. Degree—60 credits choose from during their first semester in this program.) • Banking and Finance Certificate—21 credits Course # Course Name Credits What You Will Learn BUSN 1140 Introduction to Business . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00Course Descriptions MCTC’s Business Management program will provide you BUSN 1142 Principles of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 BUSN 1154 Business Communications . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 with a broad background in the functional areas of business, BUSN 2202 Financial Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 such as accounting, management, marketing, leadership and BUSN 2260 Legal Environment of Business . . . . . . . 4.00 small business development. You can either continue your BUSN 2252 Principles of Management . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 studies or find entry-level employment in the field. INFS 1000 Information Literacy and Research Skills .2.00 The accounting courses offered through the program will Elective Courses teach you to read and understand financial statements and Choose 6 credits from among the following courses: prepare accounting statements for small to medium-sized organizations. In additional courses, you will learn oral Course # Course Name Credits and written business communication skills, the basic legal BUSN 1143 Principles of Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 aspects of business, dispute resolution, marketing strategies, BUSN 1145 Small Business Management . . . . . . . . . .3.00 BUSN 1155 Human Relations and Team Building . . .3.00 and how to evaluate an organization’s strengths and BUSN 1166 Women in Leadership weaknesses. and Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00College Policies BUSN 1180 Principles of Banking and Finance . . . . .3.00 The program will prepare you to serve as a manager of BUSN 1182 Principles of Consumer Lending . . . . . . .3.00 business, government and/or nonprofit organizations using BUSN 1200 Computer Applications in the four basic management functions: planning, organizing, Home and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 leading and controlling. You will put all of your knowledge BUSN 2224 Managerial Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 to work in a final case analysis that will be evaluated by BUSN 2254 Entrepreneurship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 program faculty. BUSN 2256 Supervision and Leadership . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan General Education Courses (30 credits) State University and most MnSCU institutions. Metropolitan To complete the Business Management A.S. degree, students State offers its complete bachelor of science degree in are required to successfully complete 30 credits of general business administration on the MCTC campus. education coursework. This coursework must be selected from at least six of the MnTC goal areas. A minimum of 3 Where You Could Work credits must be completed from Goal Area 1 and 3 credits Articulation Agreemnts • Private businesses from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. Specific courses that are • Not-for-profit/nonprofit organizations required and/or recommended are ENGL 1110 and ENGL • Government 1111 (required), SPCH 1010 or SPCH 1012 (required), MATH • Self-employment 1110, MATH 1140 (recommended). Students are accepted into this program for fall, spring and First semester courses will generally be selected with the summer terms. assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Courses in this program require achievement of the for planning beyond the first semester in the program. following academic skill levels: • eading: See each course description for the R academic skill level requirements. 56 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 65. Programs & CredentialsBanking and Finance Certificate Banking and Finance Concentration A.S. DegreeCredits: 21 Recommended coursework.This certificate award is a result of a unique partnershipbetween MCTC, US Bank, Goodwill Easter Seals and Project Business Management Required Core Coursesfor Pride in Living. A team of individuals from these agencies (21 credits)provided their expertise in the creation of training and Course # Course Name Creditseducational programs in banking and finance. BUSN 1140 Introduction to Business . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 BUSN 1142 Principles of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Course DescriptionsThis program is designed to provide individuals who work BUSN 2202 Financial Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00in, or are interested in working in, a financial setting a BUSN 2252 Principles of Management . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00comprehensive understanding of the professional skills BUSN 2260 Legal Environment of Business . . . . . . . .4.00 INFS 1000 Information Literacy and Research Skills .2.00needed for advanced positions in the banking industry.Interested students may progress from earning a certificate Business Management Required Banking andor an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree and then to an Finance Courses (12 credits)MBA from Metropolitan State University. Course # Course Name Credits BUSN 1180 Principles of Banking and Finance . . . . .3.00Introductory Courses BUSN 1184 S elling Financial Institution Products . . .3.00(Listed below are required courses we suggest students BUSN 1182 Principles of Consumer Lending . . . . . . .3.00 BUSN 1183 Principles of Commercial Lending . . . . .3.00choose from during their first semester in this program.) General Education Courses (in these categories)Course # Course Name CreditsBUSN 1140 Introduction to Business . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 (30 credits) College PoliciesBUSN 1154 Business Communications . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Course # Course Name Credits Written and Oral CommunciationAdvanced Courses ENGL 1110 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00(Listed below are additional courses required for completion ENGL 1111 College English 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 SPCH 1012 Intercultural Communication . . . . . . . . .3.00of this program.) Natural Sciences—any 3 creditsCourse # Course Name CreditsBUSN 1180 Principles of Banking and Finance . . . . .3.00 Mathematics/Logical Reasoning (recommended)BUSN 1184 Selling Financial Institution Products. . . 3.00 MATH 1110 College Algebra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00BUSN 1182 Principles of Consumer Lending . . . . . . .3.00 MATH 1140 Introductory Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00BUSN 1183 Principles of Commercial Lending . . . . .3.00 History and Behavioral Sciences (recommended)First semester courses will generally be selected with the ECON 2000 Macroeconomics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. ECON 2200 Microeconomics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Articulation AgreemntsStudents are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisorfor planning beyond the first semester in the program. MnTC Goal Areas 7–10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . any 3 credits Electives from MnTC Goal Areas 1–10 . . . . . . . . any 2 creditsGeneral Education Courses (3 credits)To complete the Business Management-Banking and Finance Note: Prerequisites for all Banking and Finance courses:Certificate, students are required to successfully complete READ 0100 or ESOL 0052 AND ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051. To complete the Business Management-Banking and FinanceSPCH 1010 or SPCH 1012. Certificate, students are required to successfuly complete SPCH 1010 or SPCH 1012.www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 57
  • 66. Programs & Credentials Business Office Courses in this program require achievement of the following academic skill levels: Administration • eading: With the exception of Legal Office R Specialist, to enroll in BTEC programs, you must have successfully completed READ 0100, or have • dministrative Assistant/Software Support Specialist A placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052. A.A.S. Degree—64 credits • ffice Information Processing Specialist A.A.S. O Administrative Assistant/Software Support Degree—60 credits Specialist A.A.S. DegreeCourse Descriptions • dministrative Assistant/Software Support A Credits: 64 Diploma—32 credits • egal Office Specialist Certificate—28 credits L • ustomer Service/Contact Center Specialist C Introductory Courses Certificate—18 credits (Listed below are required courses we suggest students choose from during their first semester in this program.) What You Will Learn MCTC’s Business Office Administration programs help Course # Course Name Credits students become proficient in the computer, business, and BTEC 1010 Fundamentals of Business Computers . . .2.00 communication skills that are used to provide administrative BTEC 1060 Keyboarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 BTEC 1080 Microsoft Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 and technology support in a wide variety of business office BTEC 1800 Business Culture and Communication . .3.00 and customer service settings. BTEC 2030 Business Presentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Coursework will cover the fundamentals of business Advanced Courses computers, business culture, written businessCollege Policies (Listed below are additional courses required for completion communication, business presentations and extensive work of this program.) with current software applications. You will also learn human relations, problem-solving and team-building skills that are Course # Course Name Credits important in the workplace. ACCT 1200 Principles of Accounting 1. . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 BTEC 2100 Microsoft Excel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 During the program, you will receive hands-on training in BTEC 2110 Microsoft Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 keyboarding skills and with current versions of the Microsoft BTEC 2355 Desktop Publishing with Microsoft Word 3.00 Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. BTEC 2375 Written Business Communications . . . . .3.00 In the A.A.S. degree program, you will learn the Windows BTEC 2450 Internship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 operating system and the basics of microcomputer system BTEC 2630 Microsoft Power Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 BTEC 2730 The Professional Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 maintenance, applications and support. Completion of BTEC 2775 Power Keyboarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 an internship is also a popular experience for students. BTEC 2825 Career Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Articulation Agreemnts Additional emphasis is placed on rèsumé preparation and ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 career portfolio construction, as well as job search techniques General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . .16.00 that will cap your degree experience. Elective Courses (see next page) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan State First semester courses will generally be selected with the University for students who wish to transfer A.A.S. credits assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. into the B.A.S. degree in Organization Administration and Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Technology at Metropolitan State University. for planning beyond the first semester in the program. Where You Could Work General Education Courses (16 credits) • Businesses of all types and sizes To complete the Administrative Assistant/Software Support • Nonprofit organizations Specialist A.A.S. degree, students are required to successfully • Government agencies complete 16 credits of general education coursework. This • With an A.A.S. degree: coursework must be selected from at least three of the MnTC • Computer support service companies goal areas. A minimum of 3 credits must be completed from • Computer training facilities and educational Goal Area 1 and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. institutions • All business organizations Students are accepted into this program for fall and spring semesters only. 58 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 67. Programs & CredentialsElective Courses Administrative Assistant/Software SupportAny course in BTEC, ITEC or BUSN. DiplomaCourse # Course Name Credits Credits: 32 BUSN 2252 Principles of Management . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 BUSN 2256 Supervision and Leadership Skills . . . . . .3.00 ITEC 1425 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Introductory CoursesITEC 1475 Linux System Administration . . . . . . . . .4.00 (Listed below are required courses we suggest studentsITEC 1310 Microcomputer System Maintenance . . .4.00 choose from during their first semester in this program.) Course DescriptionsOffice Information Processing Course # Course Name CreditsSpecialist A.A.S. Degree BTEC 1010 Fundamentals of Business Computers . . .2.00 BTEC 1060 Keyboarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Credits: 60 BTEC 1080 Microsoft Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 BTEC 1800 Business Culture and Communication . .3.00 BTEC 2030 Business Presentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Introductory Courses General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 (Listed below are required courses we suggest studentschoose from during their first semester in this program.) Advanced Courses (Listed below are additional courses required for completionCourse # Course Name Credits of this program.)BTEC 1010 Fundamentals of Business Computers . . .2.00 BTEC 1060 Keyboarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Course # Course Name CreditsBTEC 1080 Microsoft Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 BTEC 2100 Microsoft Excel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 BTEC 1800 Business Culture and Communication . .3.00 BTEC 2355 Desktop Publishing with MS Word . . . . .3.00 BTEC 2030 Business Presentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 BTEC 2375 Written Business Communications . . . . .3.00 College Policies BTEC 2730 The Professional Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Advanced Courses BTEC 2775 Power Keyboarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 (Listed below are additional courses required for completion BTEC 2825 Career Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 of this program.) First semester courses will generally be selected with theCourse # Course Name Credits assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation.BTEC 2100 Microsoft Excel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 BTEC 2110 Microsoft Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisorBTEC 2355 Desktop Publishing with Microsoft Word 3.00 for planning beyond the first semester in the program.BTEC 2375 Written Business Communications . . . . .3.00 BTEC 2450 Internship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 General Education Courses (3 credits)BTEC 2630 Microsoft Power Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 To complete the Administrative Assistant/Software SupportBTEC 2730 The Professional Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Specialist diploma, students are required to successfullyBTEC 2775 Power Keyboarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 complete 3 credits of general education coursework from Articulation AgreemntsBTEC 2825 Career Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 MnTC Goal Area 1.General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . .16.00 Elective Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.00 continued on next pageFirst semester courses will generally be selected with theassistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation.Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisorfor planning beyond the first semester in the program.General Education Courses (16 credits)To complete the Office Information Processing SpecialistA.A.S. degree, students are required to successfully complete16 credits of general education coursework. This coursework must be selected from at least three of the MnTC goal areas.A minimum of 3 credits must be completed from Goal Area 1 and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. Elective CoursesAny 2000 level BTEC course or any ACCT, BUSN, ITEC or GRPH course.www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 59
  • 68. Programs & Credentials Legal Office Specialist Certificate Credits: 28 What You Will Learn This program will provide you with the skills and proficiencies required to work in modern law offices, legal departments of corporations, government offices, legal aid offices and courts. The coursework will develop yourCourse Descriptions skills for processing legal documents, understanding legal terminology and documentation, working with legal software applications, executing law office procedures, keeping records, billing, becoming aware of applicable policies and regulations for the Minnesota legal system, and comprehending professional standards and ethics. Introductory Courses (Listed below are the required courses we suggest students chose from during their first semester). Course # Course Name Credits BTEC 1010 Fundamentals of Business Computers . . .2.00 BTEC 1060 Keyboarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 BTEC 1160 Legal Office Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 BTEC 1800 Business Culture and Communication . .3.00College Policies BTEC 1835 Business English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Advanced Courses (Listed below are additional courses required for their completion of this program). Course # Course Name Credits BTEC 1165 Legal Transcription. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 BTEC 2375 Written Business Communication. . . . . .3.00 BTEC 2730 The Professional Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 BTEC 2775 Power Keyboarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 SPCH 1010 Interpersonal Communication . . . . . . . .3.00Articulation Agreemnts First semester courses will generally be selected with the assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning the first semester in the program. 60 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 69. Programs & CredentialsCabinetmaking • ath: To enroll in these program courses, students M must have successfully completed MATH 0060 or be declared ready to enroll in MATH 0070 on the basis of their math placement test scores. • A.A.S. Degree—72 credits • Diploma—64 credits • Basic Woodworking Technician Certificate—29 credits A.A.S. Degree Credits: 72 What You Will LearnMCTC’s Cabinetmaking program will prepare you to work Course Descriptionswith a variety of hardwoods and wood products to produce Introductory Coursesquality cabinets and furniture that will stand the test of time. (Listed below are required courses we suggest students choose from during their first semester in this program.)The program combines classic craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology. You will learn manual drafting skills Course # Course Name Creditsalongside computer-aided drafting (CAD), using both to CBMK 1010 Woodworking Fundamentals. . . . . . . . . .4.00design furniture and plan its production. To ensure you have CBMK 1020 Machine Operations and Safety. . . . . . . .4.00the flexibility to work on diverse projects, your coursework CBMK 1030 Drafting for Cabinetmaking. . . . . . . . . . .5.00will cover cabinet and furniture design, effective business General Education courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00practices, and measurement systems. Advanced CoursesYou will gain extensive hands-on experience by working in (Listed below are additional courses required for completionMCTC’s wood laboratory, one of the best-equipped in the of this program.)state. MCTC’s faculty have a broad range of experience and First semester courses will generally be selected with theenjoy providing you with hands-on exposure to a full range College Policies assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation.of manufacturing processes. During the program, you will Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisorbecome proficient in the use of basic hand tools and learn for planning beyond the first semester in the program.to operate both basic and advanced machinery, such as aBiesse-Rover Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Point- Course # Course Name Creditsto-Point machine. CBMK 1040 Residential Cabinet Design . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 CBMK 1050 Commercial Casework and Fixtures . . . .7.00To participate in the program, you should have above-average CBMK 1060 Furniture Design and Construction. . . . .6.00manual dexterity skills and be in good physical condition, CBMK 1070 F ramed Kitchen Design as some lifting is required. Plan to purchase $100 of required and Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.00hand tools, as well as all wood and other materials used in CBMK 1080 European Cabinet Design your cabinetry projects. Optional hand tools that are helpful and Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00in the industry cost approximately $500. CBMK 1090 Countertops and Work Surfaces . . . . . . .5.00 CBMK 1091 Industry Internship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Articulation AgreemntsFor more information and a laboratory tour, contact Mark General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.00Lindstrom at 612-659-6076. General Education Courses (18 credits) To complete the Cabinetmaking A.A.S. degree, studentsWhere You Could Work are required to successfully complete 18 credits of general • Large and small woodworking production facilities education coursework. This coursework must be selected • Custom cabinet, furniture and millwork shops from at least three of the MnTC goal areas. A minimum of • Furniture repair and refinishing shops 3 credits must be completed from Goal Area 1 and 3 credits • Artisan studios from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. • Musical instrument fabrication and repair shops continued on next pageStudents are accepted into this program for fall, spring andsummer terms.Courses in this program require achievement of the followingacademic skill levels: • eading: To enroll in these program courses, students R must have successfully completed READ 0100 or be declared ready to enroll in READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 on the basis of their reading placement test scores.www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 61
  • 70. Programs & Credentials Cabinetmaking Diploma Basic Woodworking Technician Certificate Credits: 64 Credits: 29 Introductory Courses Introductory Courses (Listed below are required courses we suggest students (Listed below are required courses we suggest students choose from during their first semester in this program.) choose from during their first semester in this program.) Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name CreditsCourse Descriptions CBMK 1010 Woodworking Fundamentals. . . . . . . . . .4.00 CBMK 1010 Woodworking Fundamentals. . . . . . . . . .4.00 CBMK 1020 Machine Operations and Safety. . . . . . . .4.00 CBMK 1020 Machine Operations and Safety. . . . . . . .4.00 CBMK 1030 Drafting for Cabinetmaking. . . . . . . . . . .5.00 CBMK 1030 Drafting for Cabinetmaking. . . . . . . . . . .5.00 General Education courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 General Education courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Advanced Courses Advanced Courses (Listed below are additional courses required for completion (Listed below are additional courses required for completion of this program.) of this program.) Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits CBMK 1040 Residential Cabinet Design . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 CBMK 1040 Residential Cabinet Design . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 CBMK 1050 Commercial Casework and Fixtures . . . .7.00 CBMK 1050 Commercial Casework and Fixtures . . . .7.00 CBMK 1060 Furniture Design and Construction. . . . .6.00 CBMK 1070 F ramed Kitchen Design First semester courses will generally be selected with the and Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.00 assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. CBMK 1080 uropean Cabinet Design E Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisorCollege Policies and Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 CBMK 1090 Countertops and Work Surfaces . . . . . . .5.00 for planning beyond the first semester in the program. CBMK 1091 Industry Internship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 General Education Courses (3 credits) To complete the Basic Woodworking Technician Certificate, First semester courses will generally be selected with the students are required to successfully complete 3 credits of assistance of a counselor or advisor during orientation. general education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. You are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program. General Education Courses (9 credits) To complete the Cabinetmaking diploma, students are required to successfully complete 9 credits of general Articulation Agreemnts education coursework. This coursework must be selected from at least two of the MnTC goal areas. A minimum of 3 credits must be completed from Goal Area 1 and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. 62 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 71. Programs & CredentialsCarpentry Carpentry Diploma Credits: 32 • Diploma—32 credits First SemesterWhat You Will Learn Course # Course Name CreditsThe Carpentry Certificate is designed to provide you with CARP 1000 onstruction Materials, Fasteners Can opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and under- and Industry Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 CARP 1100 onstruction Tool Operation Cstanding needed to enter the occupation as an entry-level Course Descriptions and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00carpenter. You will participate in job-location-based projects CARP 1200 pplied Math for Carpentry Aand lab projects. You will learn to use hand, power and and Estimating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00stationary tools common to the trade. Instructors will CARP 1300 lue Print Reading, Layout and Bemphasize workplace skills such as teamwork, Project Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00problem-solving, tool usage, good work habits and CARP 1400 asic Residential Construction and B Building Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00adherence to strict safety standards. General Education Credits (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00You will gain extensive hands-on experience by working inthe field of new-home construction. MCTC’s faculty have Second Semestera broad range of experience and enjoy providing students Course # Course Name Creditswith hands-on training. CARP 1500 Residential Construction 1. . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 CARP 1600 Residential Construction 2. . . . . . . . . . . .4.00During the nine-month program, student, faculty and CARP 1700 Residential Construaction 3. . . . . . . . . . .4.00community liaisons will build Habitat for Humanity CARP 1800 M asonry, Surveying and Stair Construction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00homes or participate in other community-based building College Policies CARP 1900 abinet Construction, Countertop Cprojects, at locations around Minneapolis and the metro and Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00area. Working on these type projects will always depend onschedules of both the Carpentry program and the projects. General Education Courses (3 credits) To complete the Carpentry certificate, you are required toTo participate in the program, you should have successfully complete 3 credits of general education work. above-average manual dexterity skills and be in good This coursework must be selected from the MnTC Goalphysical condition, as some lifting is required. Area 1.For more information, contact Perry Ruedy, carpentry First Semester courses will generally be selected with theinstructor at 612-659-6012. assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisorWhere You Could Work for planning beyond the first semester in the program. • Large or small construction companies Articulation Agreemnts • Roofing companies • Apartment complexes • Property management companies • Prefabricated home companies Courses in this program require achievement of thefollowing academic skill levels: • eading: To enroll in these program courses, R students must have successfully completed READ 0100 or be declared ready to enroll in READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 on the basis of their reading placement test scores. • ath: To enroll in these program courses, students M must have successfully completed MATH 0060 or be declared ready to enroll in MATH 0700 on the basis of their math placement test scores.www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 63
  • 72. Programs & Credentials Central Services Central Services Technician Certificate (Sterile Instrument Processing) Technician Course # Course Name Credits HCCC 1010 Behaviors for Success in Health Careers .0.50 HCCC 1020 Communication in Healthcare . . . . . . . .1.00 • Certificate—10 credits HCCC 1030 Awareness and Sensitivity to Client Needs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.50 What You Will Learn HCCC 1040 Respecting Client and Staff Diversity . . .0.50 This certificate prepares students for entry-level work in a HCCC 1050 H ealthcare Safety Course Descriptions healthcare setting sterilizing instruments and working with and Standard Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . .0.50 medical and surgical equipment and supplies. The program HCCC 1060 Legal Issues in Health Care . . . . . . . . . . .0.50 HCCC 1070 Healthcare Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.50 course builds upon knowledge learned in the Healthcare HCCC 1100 Medical Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 Core Curriculum. Foundational anatomy and physiology CSIP 1000 C entral Service Technician (Sterile and basic principles of microbiology will be presented. Instrument Processing). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Course competencies include decontamination, preparation CSIP 1002 Central Services Technician Internship . .2.00 and packaging for sterilization, sterilization process, and sterile storage. Basic surgical instrumentation and medical terminology that is necessary for this area of employment in the healthcare setting will also be presented. The lab will include campus and hospital-based practice settings. Through this practicum experience, you will become familiar with the central services of a hospital. The focus of this course is to provide you with comprehensive skills to performCollege Policies competently and safely. You will have hands-on practice sessions to develop the skills and techniques required in performing various activities in the central services areas. Because this program requires internship in a hospital setting, you must pass a background check and provide proof of immunity status prior to placement in the healthcare setting. Upon completion of CSIP 1000 and 1002, you are eligible to take the certification exam from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD). Where You Could Work • HospitalsArticulation Agreemnts • Surgery centers • Medical equipment supply companies Students are accepted into this program once per year. Courses in this program require achievement of the following academic skill levels: • Reading: To enroll in program courses, students must have successfully completed READ 0100 or placed into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052. 64 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 73. Programs & CredentialsChemistry Chemistry A.S. Degree Credits: 64 • A.S. degree—64 credits Required Courses (Not all courses are offered each semester.)MCTC’s Chemistry major is specifically designed to prepare Course # Course Name Creditsstudents for transfer into the junior or third year of a CHEM 1151 Principles of Chemistry 1. . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00chemistry major at four-year colleges or universities. You CHEM 1152 Principles of Chemistry 2. . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00will complete the coursework required in the first-two years BIOT 2320 Regulatory Affairs and QC Lab Skills . . . .4.00 Course Descriptions CHEM 2204 Organic Chemistry 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00of a four-year major in chemistry in several tracks offered CHEM 2224 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00by four-year institutions. Several of the courses and electives CHEM 2205 Organic Chemistry 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00in the program are also required for biology, pharmacy, CHEM 2225 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00medical, veterinary, engineering and other related programs CHEM 2410 Analytical and Instrumental Chemistry . .3.00at four-year institutions. CHEM 2420 A nalytical and Instrumental Chemistry Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00What You Will Learn ANDYou will learn and apply central theories in general, organic, Math and Physics: Option 1analytical, and forensic or biochemistry. The program (Students transferring to the University of Minnesota mustincludes physics, mathematics and electives required for choose this option.)transfer. You will learn the applications of chemistry tovarious disciplines including health sciences, biological Course # Course Name Creditssciences and engineering. You will gain extensive laboratory MATH 1180 Calculus 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00experience utilizing various techniques and instruments. MATH 1190 Calculus 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00 College PoliciesYou will learn computer skills associated with data analysis PHYS 1211 Physics for Science and Engineering 1 . .6.00and presentation, good laboratory practices and how PHYS 1221 Physics for Science and Engineering 2 . .6.00to document laboratory procedures. You will learn to OReffectively work in cooperative teams in a laboratory setting Math and Physics: Option 2to plan and complete experiments in a timely manner, andto give oral and written presentations. Course # Course Name Credits MATH 1170 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences .4.00MCTC has transfer agreements with University of PHYS 1131 College Physics 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00Minnesota and St. Cloud State University, which facilitates PHYS 1132 College Physics 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00transfer of the A.S. in Chemistry degree into the chemistrymajor in various tracks offered by these institutions. MCTC General Education Electives: Students seeking the A.S. degree in Chemistry must completeis also working on transfer agreements with other four-year coursework in six of the 10 MnTC goal areas. Within the institutions. general education coursework, students must complete a Articulation AgreemntsCourses in this major require the following academic skill minimum of 3 credits in MnTC Goal Area 1, and a minimum levels: or 3 credits from MnTC Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. • eading: completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 R Total of 56 credits of required coursework in OR placement into READ 1300. Option 1: The required courses fall within MnTC Goal Areas • riting: completion of ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0052 W 1 (ENGL 1110), 3 (BIOT, CHEM, PHYS), 4 (MATH and PHYS), OR placement into ENGL 1110. and 9 (if you take CHEM 1145 as an elective). The remaining • ath: completion of MATH 80 OR placement into M 8 elective general education credits must be selected to MATH 1110 or higher. fulfill the requirement to complete coursework in two other • Chemistry: completion of one full year of high goal areas. school Chemistry OR CHEM 1020. Total of 48 credits of required coursework inIn addition to the courses required for this major, the Option 2: The required courses fall within MnTC Goal AreasChemistry Department offers additional coursework 1 (ENGL 1110), 3 (BIOT, CHEM, PHYS), 4 (MATH and PHYS), students may want to consider taking, including: 9 (if you take CHEM 1145 as an elective) and 10 (PHYS 1132). CHEM 1145 Forensic Science 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 The remaining 16 elective general education creditsCHEM 2610 Biochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 must be selected to fulfill the requirement to completeCHEM 2620 Biochemistry Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.00 coursework in at least one other goal area.www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 65
  • 74. Programs & Credentials Child Development Where You Could Work • Childcare centers • Family support agencies • Head Start • A.S. Degree—60 credits • Public schools • A.A.S. Degree—60 credits • Afterschool programs • Diploma—30 credits • Nursery schools or preschools • Certificate—16 credits • Childcare resource or referral agencies • Social service agencies What You Will LearnCourse Descriptions • Family resource programs MCTC’s Child Development program will prepare you to • Child life programs in hospitals organize and lead activities and provide nurturing care for children, particularly in urban childcare centers, nursery Students are accepted into this program for fall, spring and schools, elementary classrooms and afterschool programs. summer terms. The program incorporates cultural diversity into all of its Courses in this program require achievement of the following courses, emphasizing working with children and families academic skill levels: of all kinds in an urban setting. Your coursework will • eading: To enroll in these program courses, R cover child development, community, family and parent students must have successfully completed READ relationships, oral and written communication, safety, 0200 or ESOL 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in health and nutrition, and child guidance. READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placement You also will study various teaching and learning methods test scores. and be trained to observe, document, and assess children, • riting: To enroll in these program courses, W and to convey a sense of professionalism and ethical students must have successfully completed ESOLCollege Policies behavior in a classroom setting. 0041 or be declared ready to enroll in ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051 on the basis of their writing placement By the time you complete the program, you will know test scores. how to promote and communicate knowledge of child development; create healthy, respectful and challenging learning environments; create and maintain respectful and supportive relationships with families; and design and implement developmentally and culturally appropriate activities and curriculum. You will put your new knowledge to work and gain experience through two practicums. MCTC partners with many agencies and organizations that provide wonderfulArticulation Agreemnts learning opportunities for program participants. Employment in the field will require you to pass a background check, as employers will not hire anyone who has a felony record. You also will need CPR and first aid training. MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan State University, University of Wisconsin–Stout and Southwest State; and the MnSCU consortium. 66 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 75. Programs & CredentialsChild Development A.S. Degree A.A.S. DegreeCredits: 60 Credits: 60Core Courses Core Courses(Listed below are required courses students should take (Listed below are required courses students should takeduring their first semester in this program.) during their first semester in this program.)Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits Course DescriptionsEDUC 1000 ntroduction to Careers with I EDUC 1000 ntroduction to Careers with I Children and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 Children and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00EDUC 1215 rowth and Development of G EDUC 1215 rowth and Development of G Children and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Children and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00CHDV 1220 Child Safety, Health and Nutrition . . . . 3.00 CHDV 1220 Child Safety, Health and Nutrition . . . . .3.00 EDUC 1235 uiding Behaviors of Children G EDUC 1235 Guiding Behaviors of Children and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00CHDV 1240 aregiving and Teaching Strategies . . . . 3.00 C CHDV 1240 Caregiving and Teaching Strategies . . . . .3.00 EDUC 1500 ntroduction to Urban Education and I EDUC 1500 ntroduction to Urban Education and I Urban Learners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Urban Learners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Advanced Courses Advanced Courses(Listed below are additional courses required for completion (Listed below are additional courses required for yourof this program.) completion of this program.)Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits College PoliciesCHDV 1545 Learning Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 CHDV 1545 Learning Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 CHDV 1600 Practicum 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 CHDV 1600 Practicum 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 SPCH 1012 Intercultural Communications . . . . . . . . 3.00 CHDV 1505 C hild, Family, and SOCI 1110 Families in a Contemporary Society . . . . 3.00 Community Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00ENGL 1100 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 ENGL 1100 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00SOCI 2115 Family Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 SOCI 1110 amilies in a Contemporary Society . . . . 3.00 FEDUC 2250 S pecial Education Inclusion Strategies — OR for Children and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 SOCI 2115 amily Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 FCHDV 2500 Professional Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 CHDV 2500 Professional Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00BIOL 1136 Environmental Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 CHDV 2545 Curriculum Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00BIOL 1137 Enviornmental Science Lab. . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 CHDV 2600 Practicum 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00ENGL 1111 College English 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Child Development Elective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 PSYC 2215 Child and Adolescent Psychology . . . . . 3.00 Gen. Ed. MnTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00Child Development Elective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Total credits: 60.00General Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.00 Articulation AgreemntsMnTC, 1 course from Goal Area 6 First Semester courses will generally be selected with theTotal credits: 60.00 assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisorFirst Semester courses will generally be selected with the for planning beyond the first semester in the program.assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation.Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor continued on next pagefor planning beyond the first semester in the program.Total credits: 32 www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 67
  • 76. Programs & Credentials Child Development Diploma Credits: 30 Core Courses (Listed below are required courses students should take during their first semester in this program.) Course # Course Name CreditsCourse Descriptions EDUC 1000 ntroduction to Careers with I Children and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 EDUC 1215 rowth and Development of G Children and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 CHDV 1220 Child Safety, Health and Nutrition . . . . 3.00 EDUC 1235 uiding Behaviors of Children G and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 CHDV 1240 aregiving and Teaching Strategies . . . . 3.00 C EDUC 1500 ntroduction to Urban Education and I Urban Learners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Advanced Courses (Listed below are additional courses required for your completion of this program.) Course # Course Name CreditsCollege Policies CHDV 1505 hild, Family and C Community Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 CHDV 1545 Learning Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 CHDV 1600 Practicum 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 ENGL 1110 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Child Development Elective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 First Semester courses will generally be selected with the assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program.Articulation Agreemnts Child Development Certificate Credits: 16 Course # Course Name Credits EDUC 1000 ntroduction to Careers with I Children and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 EDUC 1215 rowth and Development of G Children and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 EDUC 1235 uiding the Behavior of G Children and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 EDUC 1500 ntroduction to Urban Education I and Urban Learners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 CHDV 1220 Child Safety, Health and Nutrition . . . . 3.00 CHDV 1240 Caregiving and Teaching Strategies . . . . 3.00 Total credits: 16.00 68 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 77. Programs & CredentialsCinema: following academic skill levels:Cinema Production • Reading: To enroll in these program courses, students must have successfully completed READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placement • Certificate—30 credits test score. • Writing: To enroll in these program courses,What You Will Learn students must have successfully completed ENGL Course DescriptionsMCTC’s Cinema Production Certificate integrates the 0900 or ESOL 0051 or be declared ready to enroll in language and aesthetics of cinema with film and digital ENGL 1110 on the basis of their writing placement video technology to support you in becoming a filmmaker. test score.The intensive one-year core curriculum, required ofall Cinema Division production students, is a hands- • Math: To enroll in these program courses, studentson introduction to the moviemaking process. Students must have successfully completed MATH 0060 or develop professional skills in writing, camera operation, be declared ready to enroll in MATH 0070 on the sound recording, and editing by working on numerous basis of their math placement test score. In addition,individual and group productions. After obtaining a Cinema students must demonstrate computer literacy skillsProduction certificate, students become eligible to pursue by passing the College’s computer literacy exam orone of four specializations— Cinematography, Directing and successfully completing one of the following courses:Producing, Editing and Post-production, or Screenwriting, COML 1000, COML 1100, BTEC 1010, ITEC 1100 or —and earn an A.S. at the end of the second year. MCTC’s CSCI 1100. Cinema Division fuses cutting-edge technology andaffordable professional training with an outstanding liberal College Policiesarts education to help you become—above all—a compelling Cinema Production Certificatevisual storyteller. Credits: 30MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan Listed below are the courses required in the CinemaState University. Production Certificate:Note:*Students seeking to reenroll in coursework they have First Semester Cinema Production Curriculumsuccessfully completed must have the permission of the Course # Course Name Creditsinstructor. CIPR 1101 Cinema Production I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 CIST 1101 Cinema History I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 *Cinema Production courses are not available for auditing. SCRN 1101 Introduction to Cinematic Storytelling . 3.00 ENGL 1110 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Recommended General Education Courses (see below) . 3.00 Articulation AgreemntsHow You ApplyTo apply to this program, you must complete two Second Semester Cinema Productionapplications: Curriculum Course # Course Name Credits 1) n MCTC Application (downloadable from www. A CIPR 1102 Cinema Production II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 minneapolis.edu) CIST 1102 Cinema History II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 SCRN 1102 Writing the Short Fiction Screenplay . . . 3.00 2) Cinema Division Application (downloadable A CIPR 1103 Sound for Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 from the Cinema Division website) ENGL 1111 College English II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Total credits 30.00Initial course enrollment is determined by a waiting listintended to allow equitable admission according to specific General Education Courses (3 credits)criteria. To earn the Cinema Production Certificate, students are required to successfully complete 3 credits of generalPlease see Admissions for details and a projected open seat education in MnTC Goal Area 1.date for the initial course. Note: ENGL 1110 satisfies goal area 1. New students are accepted into this program for fallsemester only. continued on next pageCourses in this program require achievement of thewww.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 69
  • 78. Programs & Credentials Recommended General Education Courses Listed below are the General Education courses from which you can choose: Course # Course Name Credits JOUR 1000 Introduction to Mass Communication (MnTC 9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 ARTS 1110 Introduction to Arts (MnTC 6,8) . . . . . . 3.00 SPCH 1011 Group Process and Discussions (MnTC 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 SPCH 1012 Intercultural Communication Course Descriptions (MnTC 1, 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 PHIL 1110 Critical Thinking (MnTC 6) . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 PSCI 1104 World Politics (MnTC 5,8) . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 PSCI 1137 Environment, Politics and Society (MnTC 5, 10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 INFS 2600 Ideas, Censorship and Politics (MnTC 5, 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 ACES 1152 Popular Culture in 20th Century America (MnTC 6, 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 THTR 1104 Introduction to Acting (MnTC 6) . . . . . 3.00College PoliciesArticulation Agreemnts 70 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 79. Programs & CredentialsCinema: Cinema Studies CertificateCinema Studies Credits: 24 Listed below are the courses required in the Cinema Production Certificate: * Certificate—24 credits Course # Course Name Credits CIST 1101 Cinema History 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 What You Will Learn CIST 1102 Cinema History 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Course DescriptionsThe Cinema Studies Program at MCTC covers narrative, CIST 1103 World Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00documentary, and experimental cinema. The courses CIST 1104 Documentary History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00explore cinema from all over the world and across time CIST 1105 Topics in Cinema History . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 ENGL 1110 Required General Education Elective . . . 3.00periods. Through these genres, students will explore three ENGL 1111 Required General Education Elective . . . 3.00areas of film study: film art and analysis of film images; Recommended General Education Courses (see below) . 3.00 film history and its social contexts; and an overview of the Total credits 24.00major theoretical and critical approaches to the study offilm, including concepts of genre, auteur, psychoanalysis and General Education Courses (3 credits)technology. To earn the Cinema Studies Certificate, students are required to successfully complete 3 credits of generalMCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan education in MnTC Goal Area 1.State University. Note: ENGL 1110 satisfies Goal Area 1. Cinema Studies courses are not available for auditing. Recommended General Education CoursesHow You Apply College Policies Course # Course Name CreditsTo apply to this program, students must complete an MCTC JOUR 1000 ntroduction to Mass Communication IApplication. New students are accepted into this program (MnTC 9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00for fall and spring semesters. ARTS 1110 Introduction to Arts (MnTC 6,8) . . . . . . 3.00 SPCH 1011 roup Process and Discussions GCourses in this program require achievement of the (MnTC 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00following academic skill levels: SPCH 1012 Intercultural Communication (MnTC 1, 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 • Reading: To enroll in these program courses, PHIL 1110 Critical Thinking (MnTC 6) . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 students must have successfully completed READ PSCI 1104 World Politics (MnTC 5,8) . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 0200 or ESOL 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in PSCI 1137 nvironment, Politics and Society E READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placement (MnTC 5, 10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 INFS 2600 deas, Censorship and Politics I test scores. (MnTC 5, 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Articulation Agreemnts • riting: To enroll in these program courses, W ACES 1152 opular Culture in 20th Century America P (MnTC 6, 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 students must have successfully completed ENGL THTR 1104 Introduction to Acting (MnTC 6) . . . . . . 3.00 0900 or ESOL 0051 or be declared ready to enroll in ENGL 1110 on the basis of their writing placement test scores. • Math: To enroll in these program courses, students must have successfully completed MATH 0060 or be declared ready to enroll in MATH 0070 on the basis of thier math placement test scores. In addition, students must demonstrate computer literacy skills by passing the College’s computer literacy exam or successfully completing one of the following courses: COML 1000, COML 1100, BTEC 1010, ITEC 1100 or CSCI 1100. www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 71
  • 80. Programs & Credentials Cinema: Where You Could Work • ocal and national film and video production houses L Cinematography • ocal and national independent producers L • ndependent home video distribution companies I • A.S. Degree—64 credits * Pending MnSCU approval • n-house production departments within retail stores I and corporationsCourse Descriptions What You Will Learn • ocal and national film studios L The Cinematography Program at MCTC is open to second- • ocal and national television, cable stations and L year Cinema Division students who have completed the networks Cinema Production Certificate courses. This program will train you in the art and craft of Cinematography using • ational and local advertising agencies N a combination of aesthetic, technical and theoretical approaches, specializing in the photography of motion • s a freelancer A pictures. You will use both film and electronic media to record images while developing solid skills in camera How You Apply operation, dramatic lighting, and previsualization. To apply to this program, you must complete two applications: Cinematography students will establish strong collaborations with Directing students, as well as with 1) An MCTC Application (downloadable from www. the other programs in the division. Program faculty are minneapolis.edu) committed to following emerging technologies and will incorporate such technologies whenever possible. 2) A Cinema Division Application (downloadable from the College Policies Cinema Division website) MCTC’s Cinematography Program offers the most affordable cinematography education in Minnesota. Courses Initial course enrollment is determined by a waiting list in this program require a high level of commitment. Your intended to allow equitable admission according to specific instructors are passionate about what they teach, and they criteria. will hold you to professional standards and expectations. Please see Admissions for details and a projected open seat The resources and facilities in this innovative program date for the initial course. are outstanding and include film as well as electronic production and postproduction equipment. New students are accepted into this program for fall semester only. The Cinema Division’s faculty — all active professionals with graduate degrees — will guide you as you learn to Courses in this program require achievement of the express yourself using moving images and sound. You can following academic skill levels:Articulation Agreemnts also take advantage of diverse internship opportunities in • Reading: To enroll in these program courses, the Twin Cities area, one of the largest commercial and students must have successfully completed READ industrial markets in the Midwest. 0200 or ESOL 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in The program is physically demanding since the process of READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placement transporting and setting up large equipment requires a substantial test scores. amount of heavy lifting. You will also spend considerable time • Writing: To enroll in these program courses, outside the classroom working on productions. students must have successfully completed ENGL MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan 0900 or ESOL 0051 or be declared ready to enroll in State University. ENGL 1110 on the basis of their writing placement test scores. NOTE: As they are completing the Cinema Production Certificate during their first year, students should meet • Math: To enroll in these program courses, students with their faculty and their advisor/counselor regarding must have successfully completed MATH 0060 or be appropriate sequencing of required coursework and to declared ready to enroll in MATH 0070 on the basis of choose a major concentration for their second year. their math placement test scores. In addition, students must demonstrate computer literacy skills by passing Students seeking to reenroll in coursework they have successfully the College’s computer literacy exam or successfully completed must have the permission of the instructor. completing one of the following courses: COML 1000, Cinematography courses are not available for auditing. COML 1100, BTEC 1010, ITEC 1100 or CSCI 1100. 72 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 81. Programs & Credentials Recommended General Education CoursesCinematography A.S. Degree Course # Course Name CreditsCredits: 64 JOUR 1000 ntroduction to Mass Communication I (MnTC 9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00Introductory Courses: ARTS 1110 Introduction to Arts (MnTC 6,8) . . . . . . 3.00 SPCH 1011 Group Process and Discussions This program requires that you complete a First Year Core (MnTC 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00Curriculum Cinema Production Certificate before choosing SPCH 1012 ntercultural Communication Ithe Cinematography major in the second year. (MnTC 1, 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 PHIL 1110 ritical Thinking (MnTC 6) . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 C Course Descriptions(Listed below are the courses required in the Cinema PSCI 1104 World Politics (MnTC 5, 8) . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00Production Certificate.) PSCI 1137 nvironment, Politics and Society E (MnTC 5, 10). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00First Semester Core Curriculum INFS 2600 Ideas, Censorship and PoliticsCourse # Course Name Credits (MnTC 5, 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00CIPR 1101 Cinema Production 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 ACES 1152 opular Culture in 20th Century America PCIST 1101 Cinema History 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 (MnTC 6, 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00SCRN 1101 Introduction to Cinematic Storytelling . 3.00 THTR 1104 Introduction to Acting (MnTC 6) . . . . . . 3.00ENGL 1110 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Recommended General Education Courses (see below) . 3.00 1 lecture (lec) credit = 50 minutes of class time per week 1 lab credit = 100 minutes of class time per week 1 internship (int) = 150 minutes of on-site training time per Second Semester Core Curriculum weekCourse # Course Name CreditsCIPR 1102 Cinema Production II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 CIST 1102 Cinema History II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 SCRN 1102 Writing the Short Fiction Screenplay . . . 3.00 College PoliciesCIPR 1103 Sound for Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00ENGL 1111 College English II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Advanced Courses (Second Year)(Listed below are additional courses required for completionof the Cinematography program.)Course # Course Name CreditsCINE 2103 Camera and Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00CINE 2104 Cinematography I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00CINE 2105 Cinematography II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00DREC 2106 Documentary Production . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00CINE 2107 Internship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00CIST 1103 World Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Articulation AgreemntsCIST 1104 Documentary History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.00General Education Courses (30 credits)To earn the Cinematography A.S. degree, students arerequired to successfully complete:30 credits of general education;18 credits of program-required general education courses,including CIST 1101 and CIST 1102; CIST 1103 and CIST 1104; ENGL 1110 & ENGL 1111; and12 credits are recommended general education selectedfrom at least six of the MnTC goal areas. As a general rule,a minimum of 3 credits must be completed from goal area 1, and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. (See list of recommended courses below)Note: ENGL 1110 satisfies Goal Area 1. CIST 1101, 1102, 1103 and 1104 satisfy Goal Areas 6, 7 and 8.www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 73
  • 82. Programs & Credentials Cinema: Directing Note: and Producing • uring the first year as students work on earning D the Cinema Production Certificate, they should meet with faculty and their advisor/counselor about appropriate sequencing of required coursework and • A.S. Degree—64 credits to choose a major concentration for the second year. * Pending MnSCU approval • tudents seeking to reenroll in coursework they have S successfully completed must obtain permission fromCourse Descriptions What you will learn their instructor. The Directing Program at MCTC is open to second-year Cinema Division students who have completed the Cinema • irecting and Producing courses are not available for D Production Certificate courses. It has been designed to auditing. work in concert with three other programs in the division: Screenwriting, Cinematography and Editing. This program combines a pragmatic immersion in the art, craft, business Where You Could Work and discipline of directing with a knowledge of narrative • ocal and national film and video production houses L structures and conventions to produce directors who are • ith local and national independent producers W also compelling storytellers. You, as a directing student, will • n-house production departments within retail stores I develop productive collaborations with members of your and corporations cast and crew in order to interpret scripts, elicit dramatic • Local and national film studios performances, determine camera coverage strategies, design • ocal and national television, cable stations and L the right “look” and emotional tone, and supervise the shape networks and arrangement of the final work in the cutting room. • Local and national advertising agenciesCollege Policies • As a freelancer MCTC’s Directing and Producing Program offers the most affordable movie directing education in Minnesota. Courses How You Apply in this program require a high level of commitment. Your To apply to this program, students must complete two instructors are passionate about what they teach, and they applications: will hold you to professional standards and expectations. The resources and facilities in this innovative program 1) An MCTC Application (downloadable from are outstanding and include film as well as electronic www.minneapolis.edu) production and postproduction equipment. 2) A Cinema Division Application (downloadable from the The Cinema Division’s faculty — all active professionals Cinema Division website) with graduate degrees — will guide you as you learn to express yourself using moving images and sound. You can Initial course enrollment is determined by a waitingArticulation Agreemnts also take advantage of diverse internship opportunities in list intended to allow equitable admission according to the Twin Cities area, one of the largest commercial and specific criteria. Please contact Admissions for details and a industrial markets in the Midwest. projected open seat date for your initial course. The program is physically demanding, since the process New students are accepted into this program in the fall of transporting and setting up large equipment requires a semester only. substantial amount of heavy lifting. You will also spend Courses in this program require achievement of the considerable time outside the classroom working on following academic skill levels: productions. • Reading: To enroll in these program courses, MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan students must have successfully completed READ State University. 0200 or ESOL 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placement test scores. 74 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 83. Programs & Credentials • Writing: To enroll in these program courses, Advanced Courses students must have successfully completed ENGL Listed below are second-year additional courses required for 0900 or ESOL 0051 or be declared ready to enroll in completion of this program: ENGL 1110 on the basis of their writing placement test scores. Course # Course Name Credits DREC 2103 Producing Independent Cinema. . . . . . . 4.00 • Math: To enroll in these program courses, students DREC 2104 Directing 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 must have successfully completed MATH 0060 or be DREC 2105 Directing 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 declared ready to enroll in MATH 0070 on the basis DREC 2106 Documentary Production . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 DREC 2107 Internship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Course Descriptions of their math placement test score. CIST 1103 World Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 CIST 1104 Documentary History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00In addition, students must demonstrate computer literacy General Education Courses (see list below) . . . . . . . . . . . 9.00skills by passing the College’s computer literacy exam orsuccessfully completing one of the following courses: COML General Education Courses (30 credits)1000, COML 1100, BTEC 1010, ITEC 1100 or CSCI 1100. To earn the Directing and Producing A.S. degree, students are required to successfully complete 30 credits of general Directing and Producing A.S Degree education as follows:Credits: 64 18 credits of program-required general education courses: CIST 1101 and CIST 1102; CIST 1103 and CIST 1104; ENGL Introductory Courses 1110 & ENGL 1111. This program requires students to complete a first-year 12 credits of recommended general education selected from core curriculum culminating in the Cinema Production at least six of the MnTC Goal Areas. As a general rule, aCertificate, before choosing the Directing major in the minimum of 3 credits must be completed from Goal Area College Policiessecond year. 1, and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. (See list of Listed below are the courses required for the Cinema recommended courses below)Production Certificate: Note: ENGL 1110 satisfies Goal Area 1. CIST 1101, 1102, 1103 and 1104 satisfy Goal Areas 6, 7 and 8.First Semester Core CurriculumCourse # Course Name Credits Recommended General Education CoursesCIPR 1101 inema Production 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 CSCRN 1101 Introduction to Cinematic Storytelling . 3.00 Course # Course Name CreditsCIST 1101 inema History 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 C JOUR 1000 ntroduction to Mass Communication IENGL 1110 ollege English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 C (MnTC 9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00Recommended General Education Courses ARTS 1110 Introduction to Arts (MnTC 6,8) . . . . . . 3.00(see list at right) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 SPCH 1011 roup Process and Discussions G (MnTC 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Articulation Agreemnts SPCH 1012 ntercultural Communication ISecond Semester Core Curriculum (MnTC 1, 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00Course # Course Name Credits PHIL 1110 Critical Thinking (MnTC 6) . . . . . . . . . . 3.00CIPR 1102 C inema Production 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 PSCI 1104 World Politics (MnTC 5, 8) . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00SCRN 1102 Writing the Short Fiction Screenplay . . . 3.00 PSCI 1137 nvironment, Politics and Society ECIPR 1103 Sound for Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 (MnTC 5, 10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00CIST 1102 C inema History 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 INFS 2600 deas, Censorship and Politics IENGL 1111 C ollege English 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 (MnTC 5, 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 ACES 1152 opular Culture in 20th Century America P (MnTC 6, 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 THTR 1104 Introduction to Acting (MnTC 6) . . . . . . 3.00 1 lecture (lec) credit = 50 minutes of class time per week 1 lab credit = 100 minutes of class time per week 1 internship (int) = 150 minutes of on-site training time per weekwww.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 75
  • 84. Programs & Credentials Cinema: Editing and the Twin Cities area, one of the largest commercial and industrial markets in the Midwest. Postproduction MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan State University. • A.S. degree—64 credits NOTE: * Pending MnSCU approval • s they are completing the Cinema Production A Certificate during their first year, students shouldCourse Descriptions What You Will Learn meet with their faculty and their advisor/counselor The Editing and Postproduction Program at MCTC is regarding appropriate sequencing of required open to second-year Cinema Division students who have coursework and to choose a major concentration for completed the Cinema Production Certificate courses and their second year. builds on the first year Cinema Production core curriculum. During that year, you will learn the beginning levels of all • tudents seeking to reenroll in coursework they have S aspects of cinema production and the art of collaboration successfully completed must obtain permission from during the production of their projects. After being exposed their instructor. to these fundamental skills you will have an understanding • diting and Postproduction courses are not available E of where and what your strengths and interests are. This will for auditing. enable you to choose a specialization. In the Editing and Post-Production program, you will be Where You Could Work introduced to a combination of aesthetic and technical • ocal and national film and video production houses L approaches used in the finishing phases of your cinema • ith local and national independent producers WCollege Policies projects. • n-house production departments within retail stores I Some of the technical skills you will acquire are: acuity and corporations on professional picture and sound editing software, DVD • ocal and national film studios L authoring and special effects software; knowing the • ocal and national television, cable stations and L differences between editing on film and video, editing with networks Chroma Key, 2D and 3D effects/compositing; knowing • ational and local advertising agencies N how to prepare a press kit and the steps to submitting • s a freelancer A their projects to screening venues (i.e. film festivals, public television). How You Apply To apply to this program, you must complete two applications: You will also learn the aesthetic approaches to different types of projects (i.e. documentary, narrative, commercials), 1) An MCTC Application (downloadable from www.Articulation Agreemnts through studying a diverse group of master editors. Some minneapolis.edu) of the considerations you will encounter are: editing to advance the story, rhythm and pacing; creating emotional 2) A Cinema Division Application (downloadable from the impact with editing; understanding 2- and 3-dimensional Cinema Division website) space through editing and creating a film editor reel. Initial course enrollment is determined by a waiting list MCTC’s Editing and Postproduction Program offers intended to allow equitable admission according to specific the most affordable Postproduction education in criteria. Please see Admissions for details and a projected Minnesota. Courses in this program require a high level of open seat date for your initial course. commitment. Your instructors are passionate about what New students are accepted into this program for fall they teach, and they will hold you to professional standards semester only. and expectations. The resources and facilities in this innovative program are outstanding and include film as well Courses in this program require achievement of the as electronic production and post-production equipment. following academic skill levels: The Cinema Division’s faculty — all working professionals with graduate degrees — will guide you as you learn to express yourself using moving images and sound. You can also take advantage of diverse internship opportunities in 76 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 85. Programs & Credentials • Reading: To enroll in these program courses, Advanced Courses (Second Year) students must have successfully completed READ (Listed below are second-year courses required for 0200 or ESOL 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in completion of the Editing and Postproduction degree.) READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placement test scores. Course # Course Name Credits EDIT 2103 Postproduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 • Writing: To enroll in these program courses, EDT 2104 Editing 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 students must have successfully completed ENGL EDIT 2105 Editing 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 0900 or ESOL 0051 or be declared ready to enroll in DREC 2106 Documentary Production . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 EDIT 2107 Internship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Course Descriptions ENGL 1110 on the basis of their writing placement CIST 1103 World Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 test scores. CIST 1104 Documentary History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Recommended General Education Courses (see below) . 9.00 • Math: To enroll in these program courses, students must have successfully completed MATH 0060 or be General Education Courses (30 credits) declared ready to enroll in MATH 0070 on the basis of To earn the Editing and Postproduction A.S. degree, their math placement test scores. In addition, students students are required to successfully complete 30 credits of must demonstrate computer literacy skills by passing general education as follows: the College’s computer literacy exam or successfully completing one of the following courses: COML 1000, 18 credits of program-required general education courses: COML 1100, BTEC 1010, ITEC 1100 or CSCI 1100. CIST 1101 and CIST 1102; CIST 1103 and CIST 1104; ENGL 1110 and ENGL 1111; and Editing and Postproduction A.S. Degree 12 credits of recommended general education selected fromCredits: 64 at least six of the MnTC Goal Areas. As a general rule, a minimum of 3 credits must be completed from Goal Area College PoliciesThis program requires that students complete a first-year 1, and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. (See list of core curriculum Cinema Production Certificate, before recommended courses below.)choosing the Editing and Postproduction major in thesecond year. Note: ENGL 1110 satisfies Goal Area 1. CIST 1101, 1102, 1103 and 1104 satisfy Goal Areas 6, 7 and 8.(Listed below are the courses required in the CinemaProduction Certificate.) Recommended General Education Courses Course # Course Name CreditsFirst Semester Core Curriculum JOUR 1000 ntroduction to Mass Communication ICourse # Course Name Credits (MnTC 9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00CIPR 1101 Cinema Production 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 ARTS 1110 Introduction to Arts (MnTC 6,8) . . . . . . 3.00CIST 1101 C inema History 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 SPCH 1011 roup Process and Discussions GSCRN 1101 Introduction to Cinematic Storytelling . 3.00 (MnTC 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Articulation AgreemntsENGL 1110 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 SPCH 1012 ntercultural Communication IRecommended General Education Courses (MnTC 1, 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00(see list below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 PHIL 1110 Critical Thinking (MnTC 6) . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 PSCI 1104 World Politics (MnTC 5,8) . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00Second Semester Core Curriculum PSCI 1137 nvironment, Politics and Society E (MnTC 5, 10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00Course # Course Name Credits INFS 2600 deas, Censorship and Politics ICIPR 1102 Cinema Production 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 (MnTC 5, 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00CIST 1102 Cinema History 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 ACES 1152 opular Culture in 20th Century America PSCRN 1102 Writing the Short Fiction Screenplay . . . 3.00 (MnTC 6, 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00CIPR 1103 Sound for Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 THTR 1104 Introduction to Acting (MnTC 6) . . . . . . 3.00ENGL 1111 C ollege English 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 1 lecture (lec) credit = 50 minutes of class time per week 1 lab credit = 100 minutes of class time per week 1 internship (int) = 150 minutes of on-site training time per weekwww.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 77
  • 86. Programs & Credentials Cinema: NOTE: Screenwriting • uring the first year, as students are earning their D Cinema Production Certificate, they should meet with their faculty and their advisor/counselor about appropriate sequencing of required coursework and to • A.S. Degree—64 credits choose a major concentration for their second year. • tudents seeking to reenroll in coursework they have S What You Will Learn successfully completed must obtain permission fromCourse Descriptions The Screenwriting Program at MCTC is open to second-year their instructor. Cinema Division students who have completed the Cinema Production Certificate. • creenwriting courses are not available for auditing. S You will learn how to develop, write, rewrite, analyze and “cover” screenplays of all kinds, including those for Where You Could Work television, documentaries and advertising. You will master • ocal and national film and video production houses L the intricate art of combining powerful images and inspiring • ocal and national independent producers L dialogue, and grow as an innovative screenwriter while • ndependent home video distribution companies I “telling” exciting stories in your unique voice. By the time • n-house production departments within retail stores I you complete the Screenwriting degree, you will be ready and corporations to address all issues related to dramatic and nonfiction • ocal and national film studios L screenwriting, as well as all underlying business and legal • ocal and national television, cable stations and L aspects. networks • ational and local advertising agencies NCollege Policies The program provides an interactive learning environment • reelancing F wherein you will share your ideas and your scripts and get feedback in a workshop setting. You will collaborate with Directing and Producing students in the Cinema Division to How You Apply get your work produced. You will have the opportunity to To apply to this program, students must complete two meet and work with local writers, producers, guest lecturers applications: from around the country, as well as pitch your finished 1) An MCTC Application (downloadable from scripts to professionals from Los Angeles and New York. www.minneapolis.edu) MCTC’s Screenwriting Program offers the most affordable 2) A Cinema Division Application (downloadable from the screenwriting education in Minnesota. Courses in this Cinema Division website.) program require a high level of commitment. Your instructors are passionate about what they teach and they Initial course enrollment is determined by a waiting listArticulation Agreemnts will hold you to professional standards and expectations. intended to allow equitable admission according to specific criteria. Please see Admissions for details and a projected The Cinema Division’s faculty — all active professionals open seat date for your initial course. with graduate degrees — will guide you as you learn to express yourself using moving images and sound. You can New students are accepted into this program for fall also take advantage of diverse internship opportunities in semester only. the Twin Cities area, one of the largest commercial and industrial markets in the Midwest. Courses in this program require achievement of the following academic skill levels: MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan State University. • Reading: To enroll in these program courses, students must have successfully completed READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placement test scores. • Writing: To enroll in these program courses, students must have successfully completed ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051 or be declared ready to enroll in ENGL 1110 on the basis of their writing placement test scores. 78 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 87. Programs & Credentials • Math: To enroll in these program courses, students General Education Courses (30 credits) must have successfully completed MATH 0060 or be To earn the Screenwriting A.S. degree, students are required to declared ready to enroll in MATH 0070 on the basis successfully complete 30 credits of general education as follows: of their math placement test scores. In addition, students must demonstrate computer literacy skills • 8 credits of program-required general education 1 by passing the College’s computer literacy exam or courses, including CIST 1101 and CIST 1102; CIST successfully completing one of the following courses: 1103 and CIST 1104; ENGL 1110 & ENGL 1111; COML 1000, COML 1100, BTEC 1010, ITEC 1100 or • 2 credits of recommended general education 1 CSCI 1100. selected from at least six of the MnTC Goal Areas. Course Descriptions As a general rule, a minimum of 3 credits must be Screenwriting A.S. Degree completed from Goal Area 1, and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. (See list of recommended courses Credits: 64 below.)This program requires that you complete a first-year core Note: ENGL 1110 satisfies Goal Area 1. CIST 1101, 1102, curriculum Cinema Production Certificate, before choosing 1103 and 1104 satisfy Goal Areas 6, 7 and 8.the Screenwriting major in the second year.(Listed below are the courses required in the Cinema Recommended General Education CoursesProduction Certificate.) Course # Course Name Credits JOUR 1000 ntroduction to Mass Communication IFirst Semester Core Curriculum (MnTC 9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 ARTS 1110 Introduction to Arts (MnTC 6, 8) . . . . . . 3.00Course # Course Name Credits SPCH 1011 roup Process and Discussions GCIPR 1101 Cinema Production 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 College Policies (MnTC 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00CIST 1101 Cinema History 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 SPCH 1012 ntercultural Communication ISCRN 1101 Introduction to Cinematic Storytelling . 3.00 (MnTC 1, 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00ENGL 1110 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 PHIL 1110 Critical Thinking (MnTC 6) . . . . . . . . . . 3.00Recommended General Education Courses PSCI 1104 World Politics (MnTC 5, 8) . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00(see list below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 PSCI 1137 nvironment, Politics and Society E (MnTC 5, 10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00Second Semester Core Curriculum INFS 2600 deas, Censorship and Politics ICourse # Course Name Credits (MnTC 5, 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00CIPR 1102 Cinema Production 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 ACES 1152 opular Culture in 20th Century America PCIST 1102 Cinema History 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 (MnTC 6, 7) .00 3SCRN 1102 Writing the Short Fiction Screenplay . . . 3.00 THTR 1104 Introduction to Acting (MnTC 6) . . . . . . 3.00CIPR 1103 Sound for Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00ENGL 1111 College English 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 continued on next page Articulation AgreemntsAdvanced Courses (Second Year)(Listed below are second-year courses required for yourcompletion of the Screenwriting degree.)Course # Course Name CreditsSCRN 2103 Script Analysis and Structure . . . . . . . . . 4.00SCRN 2104 Writing the Nonfiction Scripts . . . . . . . . 4.00SCRN 2105 Writing the Feature-Length Scripts . . . . . 4.00SCRN 2106 Screenwriting Practicum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00SCRN 2107 Internship Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00CIST 1103 World Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00CIST 1104 Documentary History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.00www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 79
  • 88. Programs & Credentials Screenwriting A.S. Degree Credits: 62 Note that this award will no longer be offered after Spring 2009. See Cinema programs for new curriculum. Introductory Courses (Listed below are required courses we suggest studentsCourse Descriptions complete during your first semester in this program.) Course # Course Name Credits ENGL 1110 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 FILM 1150 Introduction to Film and Video. . . . . . . .3.00 FILM 1310 Film History 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 SCRN 1510 Introduction to Screenwriting . . . . . . . . .3.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.00 Advanced Courses (Listed below are additional courses required for completion of this program.) Course # Course Name Credits ENGL 1111 College English 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 FILM 1320 Film History 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 College Policies FILM 2350 D ocumentary and Experimental Film and Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 FILM 2800 roduction Management for P Media Artists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 SCRN 1520 Short Narrative Script. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 SCRN 2530 Script Analysis and Structure . . . . . . . . . .4.00 SCRN 2540 Writing the Non-Narrative Forms . . . . . .4.00 SCRN 2550 Writing the Narrative Feature . . . . . . . . .4.00 SCRN 2560 Screenwriting Practicum . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 SCRN 2570 Internship Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 THTR 1104 Introduction to Acting 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with theArticulation Agreemnts assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program. General Education Courses (30 credits) To complete the Screenwriting A.S. degree, students are required to successfully complete 15 credits of general education coursework in addition to required general education courses in the program: FILM 1310 and FILM 1320; ENGL 1110 and ENGL 1111; THTR 1104. This coursework must be selected from at least six of the MnTC goal areas. A minimum of 3 credits must be completed from Goal Area 1 and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. ENGL 1110 satisfies Goal Area 1. 80 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 89. Programs & CredentialsCommunity Courses in this program require achievement of the following academic skill levels:Health Worker • eading: To enroll in these program courses, R students must have successfully completed READ 0100 or be declared ready to enroll in READ 0200 or • Community Health Worker Certificate—11 credits ESOL 0052 on the basis of their reading placement • Community Health Worker Enhanced Role— test scores. 17 credits Community Health Worker Certificate Course DescriptionsWhat You Will Learn Credits: 11MCTC’s Community Health Worker program will prepareyou to obtain employment in a variety of organizations. Course # Course Name Credits CMHW 1000 he Community Health Worker: TAs a Community Health Worker, you will perform a broad Role, Advocacy and Outreach . . . . . . . . .3.00range of health-related functions and play an important CMHW 1015 Organization and Resources: role in bridging the gap between cultures and healthcare Community and Personal Strategies . . . .2.00systems. They work with healthcare organizations to CMHW 1025 Teaching and Capacity Building . . . . . . .2.00increase cultural competence, improve access to health care CMHW 1035 he Community Health Worker: Tfor racial and ethnic minorities, improve the quality of Legal and Ethical Responsibilities . . . . . .1.00care for the chronically ill, promote healthy communities, CMHW 1045 ommunity Health Worker Coordination, C Documentation and Reporting . . . . . . . .1.00and educate families about access to and use of healthcare CMHW 1055 ommunication Skills Ccoverage. You will learn the six basic core competencies and Cultural Competence . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00appropriate to job placement.The 11-credit certificate curriculum will provide a blend College Policiesof classroom and field-based learning to create synergies Community Health Worker Enhanced Role Certificatethat lead to an effective training environment for new Credits: 17learners interested in becoming Community Health Workers(CHW). As a CHW, you will understand and can act as a Course # Course Name Creditsculture broker between your own community and systems HCCC 1010 Behaviors for Success in Health Careers .0.50of care. You will perform basic health advising and health HCCC 1020 Communication in Healthcare . . . . . . . .1.00promotion and link community members to health and HCCC 1030 A wareness and Sensitivity social service systems. to Client Needs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.50 HCCC 1040 R especting Client The 17-credit Enhanced Role Certificate is designed for and Staff Diversity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.50students without any previous health care background who HCCC 1050 H ealthcare Safety and Standard Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . .0.50want to be cross-trained in the role of Nursing Assistants. It HCCC 1060 Legal Issues in Health Care . . . . . . . . . . .0.50 Articulation Agreemntsadds to the basic 11-credit CHW certificate a six-credit block HCCC 1070 Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.50of Healthcare Core Curriculum (HCCC) which prepares the HCCC 1080 Nursing Assistant Skill Set . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00student for basic care skills and an understanding of the CMHW 1000 T he Community Health Worker: health care system. Students who complete this enhanced Role, Advocacy and Outreach . . . . . . . . .3.00CHW certificate are eligible for the State of Minnesota CMHW 1015 O rganization and Resources:Nursing Assistant Registry in addition to the role of Community and Personal Strategies . . . .2.00 CMHW 1025 Teaching and Capacity Building . . . . . . .2.00Community Health Worker. Because this program requires CMHW 1035 T he Community Health Worker: internship in a hospital setting, you must pass a background Legal and Ethical Responsibilities . . . . . .1.00check and provide proof of immunity status prior to CMHW 1045 C ommunity Health Worker Coordination,placement in the healthcare setting. Documentation and Reporting . . . . . . . .1.00 CMHW 1055 C ommunication Skills Where You Could Work and Cultural Competence . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 • Federal, state, county, or local health departments • Human services agencies and organizations • Private and/or nonprofit clinicsStudents are accepted into this program for fall andspring terms.www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 81
  • 90. Programs & Credentials Computer Forensics Computer Forensics A.A.S Degree Credits: 64 • Computer Forensics A.A.S. Degree—64 credits Area 1: ITEC Core (14 credits) What You Will Learn Course # Course Name Credits MCTC’s Information Technology program has three A.A.S. ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 awards: Computer Forensics, Computer Support and ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1150 Programming Logic and Design. . . . . . . .3.00 Network Administration, and Software Development, as wellCourse Descriptions ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 as a number of diplomas and certificates. ITEC 1425 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 MCTC’s Computer Forensics A.A.S. is a unique degree Area 2: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Core program that combines knowledge and skills of a number (12 credits) of areas including information technology, information Course # Course Name Credits security, computer forensics, criminal justice, law, PSCI 1101 American Government. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 investigation and ethics. Computer forensics professionals PSCI 2000 Constitutional Law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 are primarily employed by governmental and legal agencies SOCI 2155 Introduction to Criminal Justice . . . . . . .3.00 that specialize in cybercrime investigations. Instructors with LAWE 2230 Legal Issues and Law Enforcement . . . . .3.00 business and industry experience lead classes and cover the various program areas. Area 3: Advanced ITEC/CF Courses (18 credits) Course # Course Name Credits In addition, you will have the chance to work in groups ITEC 1310 Microcomputer System Maintenance . . .4.00 with other class members to learn valuable teamwork and ITEC 2710 Microsoft Network Administration . . . . .4.00 communication skills that reflect the real-world soft-skill OR ITEC 1475 Linux System AdministrationCollege Policies requirements. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate OR ITEC 2880 Cisco Network in various student club activities, technology competitions Administration and industry events. ITEC 2865 Internet/Intranet Security . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2855 Computer Forensics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 As a student, you will also have the opportunity to ITEC 2950 nformation Technology Career I Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 participate in valuable learning activities such as internships, student-learning experiences and the Area 4: General Education Courses Information Technology Club. Upon completion of the (20 credits—9 required and 11 electives) program, you will have gained strong technical problem- Course # Course Name Credits solving, interpersonal and communication skills that will be ENGL 1110 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 useful as you enter the workforce. ENGL 1111 College English 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 SPCH 1000 Fundamentals of Communication. . . . . .3.00 MCTC has articulation agreements with Metropolitan StateArticulation Agreemnts University, Minnesota State University—Moorehead, St. General Education Electives (A minimum of 3 credits Mary’s University and St. Scholastica for students who wish from MnTC Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.00 to pursue a four-year degree. *Enrollment in LAWE courses for non-LAWE majors must be Where You Could Work approved by Center for Criminal Justice and Law Enforce- • Help desk centers ment (CCJLE) (an MCTC programs location—St. Paul) • Technical support director. Please call 651-999-7600. • nformation technology departments in government I General Education (20 credits): and industry To complete the Computer Forensics A.A.S. degree, students • Network administration are required to successfully complete 20 credits of general • Internet service providers education coursework. The required courses are ENGL 1110, • IT consulting firms ENGL 1111, SPCH 1000 and a minimum of 3 credits from • Training centers Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. It is strongly recommended that • Technology vendors students seeking transfer into Metropolitan State University’s B.A.S. in Computer Forensics complete MATH 1110 and MATH 1150. Program prerequisites: ready for ENGL 1110. 82 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 91. Programs & CredentialsCourses in this program required achievement of thefollowing academic skill levels: • eading: To enroll in these program courses, R students must have successfully completed READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placement test scores. • Writing: To enroll in these program courses, Course Descriptions students must have successfully completed ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051 or be declared ready to enroll in ENGL 1110 on the basis of their writing placement test scores. • ath: To enroll in these program courses, students M must have successfully completed MATH 0070 or be declared ready to enroll in MATH 0080 on the basis of their math placement test scores. College Policies Articulation Agreemntswww.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 83
  • 92. Programs & Credentials Computer Science • Transfer courses—28 credits What You Will Learn Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s Computer Science curriculum serves students in three ways:Course Descriptions Elective Credits for the Associate in Arts Degree If you are seeking an A.A. degree, classes are available to fulfill elective credits and provide additional skills for careers in both computer and business fields. Transfer Courses If you are planning to seek a four-year college degree in computer science, engineering, natural sciences or social sciences, the computer programming classes meet the needs of most transfer students who must have introductory programming courses for their majors. Computer Literacy Both CSCI 1100: Introduction to Computers and CSCI 1200: Computer Application in Home and Business fulfill theCollege Policies computer literacy requirement for the A.A. degree. Transfer Courses Credits: 28 Course # Course Name Credits CSCI 1100 ntroduction to Computers . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 I CSCI 1200 omputer Applications in C Home and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 CSCI 1500 ntroduction to Programming I and Problem Solving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 CSCI 1700 ntroduction to Computer I Programming in Java . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Articulation Agreemnts CSCI 1730 ntroduction to Object-Oriented I Programming With C++. . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 CSCI 1901 Structure of Computer Programming 1 . .4.00 CSCI 1902 Structure of Computer Programming 2 . .4.00 CSCI 2011 Discrete Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with the assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to work closely with a counselor or advisor to plan an appropriate program for transfer. 84 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 93. Programs & CredentialsComputer Software Advanced credits General Education Credits (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16.00Development Electives Block Credits (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.00 *Take one of the following: ITEC 2425 OR ITEC 2775. • A.A.S. Degree—64 credits • Softward Developer Diploma—54 credits First semester courses will generally be selected with the • Game Developer Diploma—29 credits assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. • JAVA Developer Certificate—29 credits Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Course Descriptions • Visual BASIC .NET Developer Certificate—29 credits for planning beyond the first semester in the program. • Visual C# Developer Certificate—29 credits • Web Developer Certificate—29 credits Elective Courses (8 credits) • Database Specialist Certificate—29 credits Course # Course Name Credits • Open Source Developer Certificate—26 credits ITEC 1460 QL Server Database Design S and Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Software Development A.A.S. Degree ITEC 1475 Linux System Administration . . . . . . . . .4.00 Credits: 64 ITEC 1585 -Commerce Development E and Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2075 pplication Support and AIntroductory Courses Resource Utilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 (Listed below are required courses we suggest students ITEC 2245 omputer Gaming Design C and Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00choose from during their first semester in this program.) ITEC 2855 Computer Forensic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2900 Information Technology Internship . . . .2.00Course # Course Name Credits College PoliciesITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 General Education Courses (16 credits)ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1150 Programming Logic and Design. . . . . . . .3.00 To complete the Computer Support and NetworkITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 Administration A.A.S. degree, students are required toITEC 1425 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 successfully complete 16 credits of general education coursework. The coursework must be selected from at leastAdvanced Courses three of the MnTC goal areas. A minimum of 3 credits (Listed below are additional courses required for completion must be completed from Goal Area 1; and 3 credits from of this program.) Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. Specific courses that are required are ENGL 1110, ENGL 1111, and SPCH 1000. MATH 1110, Course # Course Name Credits MATH 1150 or MATH 1160 is recommended.ITEC 1375 Database Design and Implementation . .4.00*ITEC 2425 Infotech Project Management . . . . . . . . .4.00 Courses in this program require achievement of theOR Articulation Agreemnts following academic skill levels:*ITEC 2775 Systems Analysis and Design . . . . . . . . . .4.00 • eading: To enroll in these program courses, RITEC 2950 nformation Technology Career I Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 students must have successfully completed READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in Choose two sets of languages for a total of 16 READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placementcredits: test scores. • ath: To enroll in these program courses, students MITEC 1750 Visual BASIC .Net/1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 must have successfully completed MATH 0070 or be ITEC 2450 Visual BASIC .Net/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 declared ready to enroll in MATH 0080 on the basis ITEC 1771 Java /1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 of their math assessment test score.ITEC 2541 Java /2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 continued on next pageITEC 1700 Visual C# .NET/1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00ITEC 2400 Visual C# .NET/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00ITEC 1555 Web Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00ITEC 2555 Web Client/Server Programming . . . . . . .4.00www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 85
  • 94. Programs & Credentials Elective Courses (8 credits) Software Developer Diploma Course # Course Name Credits Credits: 54 ITEC 1460 QL Server Database Design S and Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Introductory Courses ITEC 1475 Linux System Administration . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1585 -Commerce Development E (Listed below are required courses we suggest students and Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 choose from during their first semester in this program.) ITEC 2075 pplication Support and A Resource Utilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Course # Course Name Credits ITEC 2245 omputer Gaming Design CCourse Descriptions ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 and Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 ITEC 2900 Information Technology Internship . . . .2.00 ITEC 1150 Programming Logic and Design. . . . . . . .3.00 ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 General Education Courses (6 credits) ITEC 1425 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 To complete the Software Developer Diploma, students Advanced Courses are required to successfully complete 6 credits of general (Listed below are additional courses required for completion education coursework. The specific courses that are required of this program.) are ENGL 1110 and SPCH 1000. Course # Course Name Credits Game Developer Certificate ITEC 1375 Database Design and Implementation . .4.00 *ITEC 2425 Infotech Project Management . . . . . . . . .4.00 Credits: 29 OR *ITEC 2775 Systems Analysis and Design . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2950 nformation Technology Career I Introductory CoursesCollege Policies Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 (Listed below are required courses we suggest students *Take one of the following: ITEC 2425 OR ITEC 2775. choose from during their first semester in this program.) Choose two sets of languages for a total of 16 Course # Course Name Credits credits: ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1750 Visual BASIC .Net/1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1150 Programming Logic and Design. . . . . . . .3.00 ITEC 2450 Visual BASIC .Net/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 ITEC 1771 Java/1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Advanced Courses ITEC 2541 Java/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 (Listed below are additional courses required for their completion of this program.) ITEC 1700 Visual C# .NET/1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2400 Visual C# .NET/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Course # Course Name CreditsArticulation Agreemnts ITEC 1375 Database Design and Implementation . .4.00 ITEC 1555 Web Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1770 Visual C#.NET/1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2555 Web Client/Server Programming . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2245 C omputer Gaming Design and Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Advanced credits ITEC 2400 Visual C#.Net/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 General Education Credits (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Electives Block Credits (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with the First semester courses will generally be selected with the assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program. for planning beyond the first semester in the program. General Education Courses (3 credits) To complete the Game Developer certificate, students are required to successfully complete 3 credits of general education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. 86 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 95. Programs & CredentialsJAVA Developer Certificate Visual BASIC .NET Developer CertificateCredits: 29 Credits: 29Introductory Courses Introductory Courses(Listed below are required courses we suggest students (Listed below are required courses we suggest studentschoose from during their first semester in this program.) choose from during their first semester in this program.)Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits Course DescriptionsITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1150 Programming Logic and Design. . . . . . . .3.00 ITEC 1150 Programming Logic and Design. . . . . . . .3.00 ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 Advanced Courses Advanced Courses(Listed below are additional courses required for completion (Listed below are additional courses required for completionof this program.) of this program.)Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name CreditsITEC 1375 Database Design and Implementation . .4.00 ITEC 1375 Database Design and Implementation . .4.00 ITEC 1771 Java/1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1750 Visual BASIC .Net/1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2541 Java/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2450 Visual BASIC .Net/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00*ITEC 2425 Infotech Project Management . . . . . . . . 4.00 *ITEC 2425 nfotech Project Management . . . . . . . . .4.00 IOR OR*ITEC 2775 Systems Analysis and Design . . . . . . . . . .4.00 *ITEC 2775 Systems Analysis and Design . . . . . . . . . .4.00 College PoliciesGeneral Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 *Take one of the following: ITEC 2425 OR ITEC 2775. *Take one of the following: ITEC 2425 OR ITEC 2775.First semester courses will generally be selected with the First semester courses will generally be selected with theassistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation.Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisorfor planning beyond the first semester in the program. for planning beyond the first semester in the program.To complete the Java Developer Certificate, students are General Education Courses (3 credits)required to successfully complete 3 credits of general To complete the Visual BASIC .Net Developer certificate,education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. students are required to successfully complete 3 credits of general education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. Articulation Agreemnts Visual C# Developer Certificate Credits: 29 Introductory Courses (Listed below are required courses we suggest students choose from during their first semester in this program.) Course # Course Name Credits ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1150 Programming Logic and Design. . . . . . . .3.00 ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 continued on next page Advanced Courseswww.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 87
  • 96. Programs & Credentials (Listed below are additional courses required for completion First semester courses will generally be selected with the of this program.) assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Course # Course Name Credits for planning beyond the first semester in the program. ITEC 1375 Database Design and Implementation . .4.00 ITEC 1770 Visual C#.NET/1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2400 Visual C#.Net/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 General Education Courses (3 credits) *ITEC 2425 nfotech Project Management . . . . . . . . .4.00 I To complete the Web Developer certificate, students are OR required to successfully complete 3 credits of general *ITEC 2775 Systems Analysis and Design . . . . . . . . . .4.00 education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. Course Descriptions General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 *Take one of the following: ITEC 2425 OR ITEC 2775. Database Specialist Certificate First semester courses will generally be selected with the Credits: 29 assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Introductory Courses for planning beyond the first semester in the program. (Listed below are required courses we suggest students choose from during their first semester in this program.) General Education Courses (3 credits) To complete the Visual C# Developer certificate, students Course # Course Name Credits are required to successfully complete 3 credits of general ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1150 Programming Logic and Design. . . . . . . .3.00 ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 Web Developer CertificateCollege Policies Credits: 29 Advanced Courses (Listed below are additional courses required for completion of this program.) Introductory Courses (Listed below are required courses we suggest students Course # Course Name Credits choose from during their first semester in this program) ITEC 1375 Database Design and Implementation . .4.00 ITEC 1460 QL Server Database Design S Course # Course Name Credits and Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1770 isual C#.Net/1 or Java/1 or VB/1.net V ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 (sets of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1150 Programming Logic and Design. . . . . . . .3.00 ITEC 2400 isual C#.Net/2 or Java/2 or VB/2.net V ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 (sets of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Advanced CoursesArticulation Agreemnts (Listed below are additional courses required for your First semester courses will generally be selected with the completion of this program.) assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Course # Course Name Credits for planning beyond the first semester in the program. ITEC 1375 Database Design and Implementation . .4.00 ITEC 1555 Web Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2555 Web Client/ Server Programming . . . . . .4.00 General Education Courses (3 credits) *ITEC 2425 nfotech Project Management . . . . . . . . .4.00 I To complete the Database Specialist certificate, students OR are required to successfully complete 3 credits of general *ITEC 2775 Systems Analysis and Design . . . . . . . . . .4.00 education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 *Take one of the following: ITEC 2425 OR ITEC 2775. 88 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 97. Programs & CredentialsOpen Source Developer CertificateCredits: 26First SemesterCourse # Course Name CreditsITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts. . . . . 2.00ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . . 2.00ITEC 1150 Programming Logic and Design . . . . . . . 3.00 Course DescriptionsITEC 1475 Linux System Administration . . . . . . . . . 4.00ENGL 1110 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00Total semester credits: 14.00Second SemesterCourse # Course Name CreditsITEC 1771 JAVA Programming Part 1. . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00ITEC 2541 JAVA Programming Part 2. . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00ITEC 2855 M ySQL Database Design and Implementation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00Total semester credits: 12.00Please note that the second semester course ITEC 1771 hasITEC 1150 as a prerequisite. Students must complete ITEC1771 prior to taking ITEC 2541. College Policies Articulation Agreemntswww.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 89
  • 98. Programs & Credentials Computer Support MCTC’s Software Development degree will empower you to systematically analyze problems and create software solutions and Network for business, scientific fields and government. You will learn how to create and maintain computer programs using a Administration variety of computer programming languages. You will also study client/server architecture, data communications, data process principles, computer business applications, graphical • omputer Support and Network Administration C user interfaces, Web development and e-business/ A.A.S. Degree—64 credits e-commerce concepts.Course Descriptions • omputer Support and Network Administration C To prepare programs for implementation, you will learn to Diploma—54 credits design and develop in multiple programming languages. • nformation Assurance Professional Diploma— I You’ll also test and maintain programs to verify proper 47 credits operation with data and reliability testing, including • Cisco Network Administrator Certificate—26 credits debugging to correct errors that are encountered. Many • Computer Security Specialist Certificate—26 credits of the Information Technology courses are geared toward • Linux Network Administrator Certificate—26 credits vendor-based and vendor-neutral industry standard • icrosoft Network Administrator Certificate— M certifications, such as those from Microsoft, Sun and 26 credits CompTIA. • Wireless Network Administrator Certificate—26 credits As a student, you will also have the opportunity to participate • Database Administrator Certificate—26 credits in valuable learning activities such as internships, student learning experiences and the Information Technology Club. Software Development Upon completion of the program, you will have gained • Software Development A.A.S. Degree—64 credits College Policies strong problem-solving, interpersonal and communication • Software Developer Diploma—54 credits skills that will be useful as you enter the workforce. • Game Developer Certificate—29 credits • JAVA Developer Certificate—29 credits MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan • Visual BASIC .NET Developer Certificate—29 credits State University, Minnesota State University—Moorhead, St. • Visual C# Developer Certificate—25 credits Mary’s University, and St. Scholastica for students who wish • Web Developer Certificate—29 credits to pursue a four-year degree. • Database Specialist Certificate—29 credits Where You Could Work What You Will Learn • Help desk centers MCTC’s Information Technology program has two A.A.S. • Technical support awards: Computer Support and Network Administration and • nformation technology departments in government I Software Development, as well as a number of diplomas and industryArticulation Agreemnts and certificates. • Network administration • Internet service providers MCTC’s Computer Support and Network Administration • IT consulting firms degree provides a comprehensive, industry-focused training • Training centers on network support and Internet technologies. You will learn • Technology vendors how to install, configure, and maintain computer hardware, • Software consulting firms protocols, operating systems, software and Internet-working • Application software developers devices, with special emphasis on developing troubleshooting • Web developers skills. Instructors with real-world experience lead classes and cover key topics such as network administration, client/server Students are accepted into this program for fall, spring and installation and support, Web server management, database summer terms. implementation, and network security. In addition, you will have the chance to work in groups with other class members to learn valuable teamwork and communication skills that reflect the real-world soft-skill requirements. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in various student club activities, technology competitions and industry events. 90 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 99. Programs & CredentialsCourses in this program require achievement of the following General Education Courses (16 credits)academic skill levels: To complete the Computer Support and Network • Reading: To enroll in these program courses, Administration A.A.S. degree, students are required to students must have successfully completed READ successfully complete 16 credits of general education 0200 or ESOL 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in coursework. This coursework must be selected from at least READ 1300 on the basis of their reading placement three of the MnTC goal areas. A minimum of 3 credits test scores. must be completed from Goal Area 1; and 3 credits from • ath: To enroll in these program courses, students M Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. Specific courses that are required must have successfully completed MATH 0700 or be are ENGL 1110, ENGL 1111 and SPCH 1000. MATH 1110, Course Descriptions declared ready to enroll in MATH 0080 on the basis MATH 1150 or MATH 1160 is recommended. of their math assessment test scores. Elective Courses (8 credits) Course # Course Name CreditsComputer Support and Network ITEC 1375 Database Design and Implementation . .4.00Administration A.A.S. Degree ITEC 1460 QL Server Database Design SCredits: 64 and Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1555 Web Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1585 -Commerce Development EIntroductory Courses and Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 (Listed below are required courses we suggest students ITEC 1950 Computer Telephony Integration . . . . . .4.00choose from during their first semester in this program.) ITEC 2075 pplication Support and A Resource Utilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2425 nformation Technology Project ICourse # Course Name Credits Management 4.00ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 ITEC 2775 Systems Analysis and Design . . . . . . . . . .4.00ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 College Policies ITEC 2795 Web Server and TCP/IP Implementation 4.00 ITEC 1150 Computer Programming Principles . . . . .3.00 ITEC 2820 Wireless LAN/WAN Administration . . . .4.00 ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 ITEC 2855 Computer Forensic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00ITEC 1425 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2890 irewall Implementation F and Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00Advanced Courses ITEC 2895 ecurity Implementation S(Listed below are additional courses required for completion and Risk Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 of this program.) ITEC 2900 Information Technology Internship 2.00–4.00Course # Course Name CreditsITEC 1310 Microcomputer System Maintenance . . .4.00 *ITEC 1475 inux System Administration . . . . . . . . .4.00 L Computer Support and NetworkOR*ITEC 2425 nformation Technology Project I Administration Diploma Credits: 54 Articulation Agreemnts Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00ITEC 2710 Microsoft Network Administration . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2865 nternet/Intranet Security: I Implementation and Management . . . . .4.00 Introductory CoursesITEC 2880 Cisco Network Administration . . . . . . . .4.00 (Listed below are required courses we suggest studentsITEC 2910 LAN Implementation and Management 4.00 choose from during their first semester in this program.)ITEC 2950 nformation Technology I Career Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Course # Course Name CreditsGeneral Education Courses (see next column) . . . . . . . .16.00 ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 Electives (see next column) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.00 ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1150 Computer Programming Principles . . . . .3.00 *Take one of the following: ITEC 2425 OR ITEC 1475. ITEC 1425 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with theassistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. continued on next pageStudents are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisorfor planning beyond the first semester in the program.www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 91
  • 100. Programs & Credentials Advanced Courses Information Assurance Professional Diploma Listed below are additional courses required for completion Credits: 47 of this program. First semester courses will generally be selected with the assistance of a counselor or advisor Introductory Courses during Orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a (Listed below are required courses we suggest students counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester choose from during their first semester in this program.) in the program. Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00Course Descriptions ITEC 1310 Microcomputer System Maintenance . . .4.00 ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1475 Linux System Administration . . . . . . . . . 4.00 ITEC 1150 Programming Logic and Design. . . . . . . .3.00 ITEC 2910 LAN Implementation and Management 4.00 ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 ITEC 2710 Microsoft Network Administration . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1425 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2865 I nternet/Intranet Security: Implementation and Management . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2885 Cisco Network Administration . . . . . . . .4.00 Advanced Courses ITEC 2950 nformation Technology I (Listed below are additional courses required for completion Career Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 of this program.) Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 Course # Course Name Credits ITEC 1310 Microcomputer System Maintenance . . .4.00 General Education Courses (6 credits) *ITEC 2710 MS Network Administration . . . . . . . . . .4.00 To complete the Computer Support and Network OR Administration diploma, students are required to successfully *ITEC 1475 Linux Network Administration . . . . . . . .4.00 *ITEC 2875 Cisco Network Administration . . . . . . . .4.00 complete 6 credits of general education coursework. A ORCollege Policies minimum of 3 credits must be completed from Goal Area 1; *ITEC 2795 Web Server and TCP/IP Implementation 4.00 and 3 credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. OR *ITEC 1375 Database Design and Implementation . .4.00 Elective Courses (8 credits) OR Course # Course Name Credits *ITEC 1460 SQL Server Database Design and ITEC 1375 Database Design and Implementation . .4.00 Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1460 QL Server Database Design S ITEC 2865 nternet/Intranet Security . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 I and Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2895 ecurity Implementation S ITEC 1475 Linux System Administration . . . . . . . . .4.00 and Risk Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1555 Web Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2910 LAN Implementation and Management 4.00 ITEC 1585 -Commerce Development E General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.00 and Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1950 Computer Telephony Integration . . . . . .4.00 *Take one of the following: ITEC 2710 OR ITEC 1475. ITEC 2075 pplication Support A *Take one of the following: ITEC 2875 OR ITEC 2795.Articulation Agreemnts and Resource Utilization . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 *Take one of the following: ITEC 1375 OR ITEC 1460. ITEC 2425 Infotech Project Management . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2795 Web Server and TCP/IP Implementation 4.00 Recommended for students interested in transferring into ITEC 2820 Wireless LAN/WAN Administration . . . .4.00 Metropolitan State’s B.A.S. in Information Assurance: ITEC 2855 Computer Forensic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 MATH 1110—College Algebra ITEC 2890 irewall Implementation F MATH 1150—Statistics and Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2895 ecurity Implementation S First semester courses will generally be selected with the and Risk Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. ITEC 2900 Information Technology Internship 2.00–4.00 Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program. General Education Courses (9 credits) To complete the Computer Support and Network Administration diploma, students are required to successfully complete 9 credits of general education coursework. This coursework must be selected from a minimum of 3 credits from Goal Area 1; and 6 credits from any Goal Area. 92 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 101. Programs & Credentials Advanced CoursesCisco Network Administrator Certificate (Listed below are additional courses required for completionCredits: 26 of this program.)Introductory Courses Course # Course Name Credits(Listed below are required courses we suggest students *ITEC 2710 MS Network Administration . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ORchoose from during their first semester in this program.) *ITEC 1475 Linux Network Administration . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2865 nternet/Intranet Security: ICourse # Course Name Credits Implementation and Management . . . . .4.00 Course DescriptionsITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 ITEC 2895 ecurity Implementation SITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 and Risk Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 ITEC 1425 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 * Take one of the following: ITEC 2710 OR ITEC 1475.Advanced Courses First semester courses will generally be selected with the(Listed below are additional courses required for your assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation.completion of this program) Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program.Course # Course Name Credits*ITEC 2710 MS Network Administration . . . . . . . . . .4.00 General Education Courses (3 credits)OR To complete the Network Support Professional diploma,*ITEC 1475 Linux Network Administration . . . . . . . .4.00ITEC 2875 Cisco Network Administration . . . . . . . .4.00 students are required to successfully complete 3 credits of ITEC 2880 irewall Implementation and F general education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. Management 4.00 College PoliciesGeneral Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 * Take one of the following: ITEC 2710 or ITEC 1475. Linux Network Administrator Certificate Credits: 26First semester courses will generally be selected with theassistance of a counselor or advisor during orientation.Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Introductory Coursesfor planning beyond the first semester in the program. (Listed below are required courses we suggest students choose from during their first semester in this program.)General Education Courses (3 credits) Course # Course Name CreditsTo complete the Network Support Professional diploma, ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 students are required to successfully complete 3 credits of ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 general education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 ITEC 1425 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Articulation AgreemntsComputer Security Specialist Certificate Advanced Courses (Listed below are additional courses required for completionCredits: 26 of this program.)Introductory Courses Course # Course Name Credits(Listed below are required courses we suggest students ITEC 1475 Linux System Administration . . . . . . . . .4.00 choose from during their first semester in this program.) ITEC 2425 Infotech Project Management . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2910 LAN Implementation and Management 4.00 Course # Course Name Credits General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with theITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation.ITEC 1425 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program. To complete the Network Support Professional diploma, students are required to successfully complete 3 credits of general education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. continued on next pagewww.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 93
  • 102. Programs & Credentials * Take one of the following: ITEC 2710 or ITEC 1475. Microsoft Network Administrator Certificate Credits: 26 First semester courses will generally be selected with the assistance of a counselor or advisor during orientation. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Introductory Courses for planning beyond the first semester in the program. (Listed below are required courses we suggest students choose from during their first semester in this program.) General Education Courses (3 credits) Course # Course Name Credits Students are required to successfully complete 3 credits of Course Descriptions ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 general education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 ITEC 1425 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Database Administrator Certificate Credits: 26 Advanced Courses (Listed below are additional courses required for completion Introductory Courses of this program.) (Listed below are required courses we suggest students Course # Course Name Credits choose from during their first semester in this program.) ITEC 2910 LAN Implementation and Management 4.00 ITEC 2425 Infotech Project Management . . . . . . . . .4.00 Course # Course Name Credits ITEC 2710 Microsoft Network Administration . . . . .4.00 ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 First semester courses will generally be selected with the ITEC 1425 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 College Policies assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. Advanced Courses Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor (Listed below are additional courses required for completion for planning beyond the first semester in the program. of this program.) General Education Courses (3 credits) Course # Course Name Credits Students are required to successfully complete 3 credits of ITEC 1375 Database Design and Implementation . .4.00 general education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. ITEC 1460 QL Server Database Design S and Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2425 Infotech Project Management . . . . . . . . .4.00 Wireless Network Administrator Certificate General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Credits: 26 First semester courses will generally be selected with the Introductory Courses assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation.Articulation Agreemnts (Listed below are required courses we suggest students Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor choose from during their first semester in this program.) for planning beyond the first semester in the program. Course # Course Name Credits General Education Courses (3 credits) ITEC 1100 Information Technology Concepts . . . . .2.00 Staudents are required to successfully complete 3 credits of ITEC 1110 Information Technology Skills . . . . . . . .2.00 general education coursework from MnTC Goal Area 1. ITEC 1250 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. .3.00 ITEC 1425 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 Advanced Courses (Listed below are additional courses required for completion of this program.) Course # Course Name Credits *ITEC 2710 Microsoft Network Administration . . . . .4.00 OR *ITEC 1475 Linux Network Administration . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2425 Infotech Project Management . . . . . . . . .4.00 ITEC 2820 Wireless LAN/WAN Administration . . . .4.00 General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 94 2008–2009 Catalog | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • 103. Programs & CredentialsConstruction • ath: To enroll in these program courses, students M must have successfully completed MATH 0070 or be Electricity declared ready to enroll in MATH 0080 on the basis of their math placement test scores. • Diploma—64 credits Construction Electricity DiplomaWhat You Will Learn Credits: 64 MCTC’s Construction Electricity program will train youto install and repair electrical wiring and systems in Course Descriptions Introductory Coursescommercial, industrial and residential buildings. (Listed below are required courses we suggest studentsYou will learn electrical theory as you perform hands-on choose from during their first semester.)practical laboratory exercises. You will make electricalconnections; install different types of wiring used in the Course # Course Name Credits CNEL 1000 Introductory Electric Circuits. . . . . . . . . .2.00 trade; and develop a strong basic knowledge of transformers, CNEL 1025 Introduction to Electric Motors . . . . . . . .2.00 motors and control systems. HVAC 1000 Refrigeration Fundamentals . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 HVAC 1050 Trade Tools and Test Instruments . . . . . .2.00 MCTC’s experienced instructors will give you extensive General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.00 training in advanced motor control, conduit installationand bending techniques, and wiring practices. They also Advanced Courseswill emphasize special features of commercial electrical (Listed below are additional courses required for completionsystems and show you how to use diagnostic procedures to of this program.)determine what causes electrical failures. Course # Course Name Credits College PoliciesTo participate in the program, you must have above CNEL 1010 Semiconductor Circuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 average manual dexterity, be able to lift 60 pounds, have CNEL 1050 A.C. Circuit Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 excellent mathematics skills and be comfortable with CNEL 1100 Single Phase Transformer Principles . . . .1.00 moderate heights. All program participants must purchase CNEL 1150 Introductory Motor Controls. . . . . . . . . .2.00 approximately $250 in hand tools. CNEL 2000 Residential Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.00 CNEL 2050 Blueprint Reading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 During the first year of the program, you will take the CNEL 2150 Three Phase Systems and Transformers. .2.00 same courses as students in the Heating, Ventilation, CNEL 2200 Electrical Raceway Installation. . . . . . . . .2.00 CNEL 2250 National Electrical Code 1 . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program, which will CNEL 2300 Electrical Rotating Machinery . . . . . . . . .2.00 give you valuable HVACR training. It also will give you CNEL 2400 Feeder and Service Installation . . . . . . . .2.00 the opportunity to complete both the HVACR and the CNEL 2450 Advanced Motor Controls . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Construction Electricity programs in just three years. CNEL 2500 N.E.C. Calculations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 CNEL 2550 National Electrical Code 2 . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Articulation AgreemntsFor more information on the program and its requirements, CNEL 2600 Commercial Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 contact Dean Weikle at 612-659-6427 or Tim Hiltner CNEL 2650 Programmable Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 at 612-659-6411. CNEL 2700 Trade and Industry Relations. . . . . . . . . .1.00 CNEL 2750 Digital Electronic Circuits . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 Where You Could Work CNEL 2800 Electrical Circuit Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00 HVAC 1100 Metal Fabrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 • Electrical contracting companies HVAC 1250 Interpreting Schematic Drawings . . . . . .2.00 • Electrical supply companies HVAC 1300 HVAC and R Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.00 • Electrical power companies • Property management companies First semester courses will generally be selected with the • Government inspection agencies assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation.Students are accepted into this program fall semester only. Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor for planning beyond the first semester in the program.Courses in this program require achievement of thefollowing academic skill levels: General Education Courses (9 credits) • eading: To enroll in these program courses, students R To complete the Construction Electricity diploma, students must have successfully completed READ 0200 or ESOL are required to successfully complete 9 credits of general 0052 or be declared ready to enroll in READ 1300 on education coursework. This coursework must be selected the basis of their reading placement test scores. from at least two of the MnTC goal areas. A minimum of 3 • riting: To enroll in these program courses, students W credits must be completed from Goal Area 1 and 3 credits must have successfully completed ESOL 0041 or be from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. declared ready to enroll in ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051 on the basis of their writing placement test scores.www.minneapolis.edu | Programs & Credentials 95
  • 104. Programs & Credentials Criminal Justice • riting: To enroll in these program courses, W students must have successfully completed ENGL Studies 0900 or ESOL 0051 or be declared ready to enroll in ENGL 1110 on the basis of their writing assessment test scores. • A.S. degree—60 credits Criminal Justice Studies A.S. Degree What You Will Learn Credits: 60 MCTC’s Criminal Justice Studies program will equip youCourse Descriptions to understand the causes of and means to prevent crime Course # Course Name Credits and to work effectively in the criminal justice field as a law COUN 1500 Drugs in the Community. . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 enforcement officer, correctional officer, or in the courts or ENGL 1110 College English 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 probation fields. ENGL 1111 College English 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 PHIL 1171 Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 Your coursework will give you a broad professional LAWE 1215 Police and Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 education in the criminal justice system, including LAWE 1220 Juvenile Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 the workings of the police, courts and corrections LAWE 1250 Introduction to Corrections. . . . . . . . . . .3.00 departments and an understanding of how they work PSCI 2000 Constitutional Law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 PSYC 1100 Applying Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 together. As a foundation for your studies, you will take OR liberal arts classes in related subjects such as psychology PSYC 1110 General Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 and sociology. Program courses will cover drugs in the SOCI 1105 Introduction to Sociology . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 community, juvenile justice, family violence, intercultural SOCI 2115 Family Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.00 communications, the relationship between police officers SOCI 2145 American Minority Relations . . . . . . . . . .3.00 and their communities, and more. SOCI 2155 Introduction to Criminal Justice . . . . . . .3.00 College Policies SPCH 1010 Interpersonal Communication . . . . . . . .3.00 By completing the A.S. degree in Criminal Justice Studies, SPCH 1012 Intercultural Communication . . . . . . . . .3.00 you can easily transition to MCTC’s Law Enforcement General Education Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 Elective Courses (see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.00 Certificate program to prepare yourself to take the state peace officer license examination. You must be a U.S. citizen First semester courses will generally be selected with the to be licensed as a police officer in the state of Minnesota. assistance of a counselor or advisor during Orientation. There is a separate application process to enroll in the Law Students are encouraged to visit with a counselor or advisor Enforcement Certificate Program. Call 651-999-7600 for