2016-2017 College Catalog

This catalog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. The College makes every effort to ensure that this catalog contains complete and accurate information at the time of printing.  However, circumstances may arise that require the College to change existing policies, rules or program information prior to the printing of the next catalog. The College reserves the right to change, modify or alter information in this catalog.

Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education Statement

Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Minnesota State has an enduring commitment to enhancing Minnesota’s quality of life by developing and fostering understanding and appreciation of a free and diverse society and providing equal opportunity for all its students and employees. To help effectuate these goals, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment and education.

No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on familial status or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.

Harassment on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or familial status is prohibited. Harassment may occur in a variety of relationships, including faculty and student, supervisor and employee, student and student, staff and student, employee and employee, and other relationships with persons having business at, or visiting the educational or working environment.

This policy is directed at verbal or physical conduct that constitutes discrimination /harassment under state and federal law and is not directed at the content of speech. In cases in which verbal statements and other forms of expression are involved, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities will give due consideration to an individual's constitutionally protected right to free speech and academic freedom. However, discrimination and harassment are not within the protections of academic freedom or free speech.

The full 1b.1 Policy can be found here.

Lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation. In order to eliminate barriers, the College takes appropriate measures to assess each student’s ability to participate and benefit through placement testing and counseling.   Based on the assessment and counseling, students are then provided with campus services or a referral to community services to be better prepared for successful participation.

If you need assistance to access college programs, services or activities, please contact:

    Accessibility Resource Center, suite, T.2400, phone: 612-659-6730 or

    Caidin Riley, director of Accessibility Resources

    Phone: 612-659-6107

For more information concerning the provisions and rights provided there under of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, and/or Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, please contact the Coordinator:

    Dianna Cusick, CHRO, director of Legal Affairs

    Suite: K.1103

    Phone: 612-659-6319

This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling the Accessibiiity Resource Center at

612-659-6730 or Minnesota Relay Service at 711 or 1-800-627-3529 or emailing

MCTC is an equal opportunity employer and educator, Member of Minnesota State