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Students in classroom.Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers a complete schedule of courses across a wide range of programs and areas of concentration. Students can choose to work toward a two year Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science, or Associate of Science degree. Students may also choose to complete credits for transfer to another college as specified in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Short term certificate programs are also available. Degrees and credits earned at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College transfer to most other colleges and universities.

Associate of Arts Degree
The Associate of Arts degree is awarded for successful completion of programs primarily intended to provide a broad liberal arts and sciences background, and to constitute the first two years of four year programs. Associate of Arts degree requirements include the completion of 60 semester credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, including a minimum of 40 credits in general education courses as defined by the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.

Associate of Fine Arts
The Associate of Fine Arts degree provides the opportunity for students to study fine arts curricula while pursuing educational requirements necessary for transfer to accredited four-year degree programs in visual arts. The Associate of Fine Arts degree requires 64 semester credits, including 32 semester credits in liberal arts and sciences.

Science equipment.Associate of Science Degree
The Associate of Science degree is awarded for successful completion of programs which have highly structured professional level technical requirements. Recipients of this degree shall be prepared for transfer to baccalaureate majors in the same field.

Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded to students who complete the requirements in approved occupational programs. The Associate of Applied Science degree requires from 64 to 76 semester credits, depending on program area, including 24 semester credits in liberal arts and sciences.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
The public colleges and universities in Minnesota have a common liberal education curriculum called the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MTC). The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum requires at least 40 semester credits to complete and consists of lower division general education requirements. The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum is transferable to any state college and university in Minnesot a (excluding most private colleges).

Accreditation

Consistent with the mission of the college, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is committed to student learning and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For additional information regarding accreditation, assessment, and other areas related to academic accountability, contact the Commission at 800-621-7440, or view the website at www.ncahlc.org. Attending an accredited institution is important to students because it indicates that the college meets nationally accepted standards for academic content and rigor. Credits earned at an accredited institution will transfer to other accredited institutions.

The Law Enforcement Program is certified by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.

The Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

ArtworkLiberal Arts and Sciences Transfer Programs
Students planning to transfer to another institution to complete a four year college degree can begin their program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College by completing an associate-level degree. Students who will be transferring to another institution should keep in mind the requirements of that institution when selecting courses in their major area of study. While students attending a community college are not required to declare a major, students should keep the goal of their education in mind throughout their college career. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers students a foundation for most majors.

Students attending Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College may consider the following areas of concentration:

  • Accounting
  • American Indian Studies
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Corrections
  • Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • Education
    • Early Childhood
    • Elementary
    • Secondary
  • Electric Utility Technology
    • Relay Technician
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science and Nutrition Studies
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication

Student reading a textbookCareer and Technical Education Programs
The Associate of Applied Science and/or the Associate of Science degree is awarded to students who complete the requirements in approved career and technical education programs. Career and technical education programs at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College provide training and education that can lead students directly into a position in their chosen career area. These programs of study also provide a solid educational foundation for students seeking advanced training or a four year degree.

  • Business
    • Finance
    • Management
    • Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Security
  • Corrections
  • E Crime
  • Electric Utility Technology
    • Relay Technician
  • Environmental Science
  • Fitness and Health
  • Geographic Information Systems and Visualization
  • Human Services
    • Chemical Dependency Option
    • Youth and Family Option
  • Integrated Information Technology
  • Law Enforcement
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition

Certificate Programs
Completing certificates provides training in specialized areas. Certificates are designed to be completed in a short period of time, and may be used as a starting point to further educational opportunities.

  • Anishinaabe Language
  • Business/Finance
    • Finance
    • Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Child Development
    • Infant and Toddler Child Development
    • Preschool Child Development
    • School Age Child Development
  • Clean Energy Technology
  • Computer Forensics
  • Computer Security
  • Geographic Information Systems and Visualization
  • Law Enforcement Skills
  • Management Development
  • Paraprofessional Educator
  • Registered Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid

Bachelors Degree Cooperative Programs
Students have the opportunity to complete bachelors-level degrees via cooperative programs established through partnerships between Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and several regional colleges and universities. In some cases, all courses needed to complete the bachelors degree are offered on campus in Cloquet, or via an online class format. Some programs require attendance in courses on the partnering campus. These cooperative programs have specific requirements for completion prior to being accepted into the upper division courses. Students should consult with an advisor/counselor when considering participation in one of the articulated programs.

Bemidji State University
Business Management-Entrepreneur/Small Business Management Program

College of St. Scholastica
Social Work Program
Registered Nursing Transfer Program

University of Minnesota, Duluth
Elementary Education

All degree and certificate programs are subject to change. In rare cases, a program may be dropped due to lack of student interest or changing labor market conditions.

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