St. Cloud Technical & Community College is a regional treasure located in the heart of Central Minnesota and is the college of choice for quality career, technical and transferable education. Our mission focuses on highly-skilled employment and life-long learning opportunities. An Associate in Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences that provides the first two years of a four-year degree.
St. Cloud Technical & Community College has an open admissions policy. This means, you:
All applicants pay a $20 application fee.
You can complete your studies in less time and for less total cost if you come well prepared for college-level work, especially by taking math, English, science, and social studies classes every year in high school. Also, some programs of study require more math and science, so your high school preparation makes a difference.
Hands on, High tech, & Affordable
St. Cloud Technical & Community College's programs of study offer cutting-edge education at an affordable cost. Personal attention from faculty and staff, real-world experiences, and outstanding student support services all focus on one thing: helping you succeed. Be inspired and challenged as you prepare for your future career in our hands-on, high-tech learning environment.
|Advanced Farm Business Management||ATC|
|Advertising Communication and Design||AAS|
|Advertising Communication and Design||DIP|
|Advertising Web Design and Development||AAS|
|Advertising Web Design and Development||DIP|
|Architectural Construction Technology||AAS|
|Architectural Construction Technology||DIP|
|Auto Body Collision Technician||AAS|
|Auto Body Collision Technician||DIP|
|Automotive Service Technician||AAS|
|Automotive Service Technician||DIP|
|Biomedical Equipment Technician||AAS|
|Child and Adult Care and Education||AS|
|Child and Adult Care and Education||DIP|
|Child, Adult Care and Education/Para||AAS|
|Cisco Networking (Associate)||CERT|
|Commercial Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology||DIP|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Generalist||AAS|
|Electrical Construction Technology||AAS|
|Electrical Construction Technology||DIP|
|Energy Technical Specialist||AAS|
|Energy Technical Specialist- Nuclear||AAS|
|Farm Business Management||DIP|
|Finance and Credit||AAS|
|Finance and Credit||DIP|
|Health Care Technician||CERT|
|Health Data Specialist||AAS|
|Health Information Technology||AAS|
|Health Sciences Broad Field||AS|
|Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology||AAS|
|Instrumentation and Process Control Technology||AAS|
|Instrumentation and Process Control Technology||DIP|
|Land Surveying/Civil Engineering Technology||AAS|
|Land Surveying/Civil Engineering Technology||DIP|
|Legal Administrative Assistant||AAS|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences||AA|
|Machine Tool Technology||AAS|
|Machine Tool Technology||DIP|
|Mechanical Design Technology||AAS|
|Mechanical Design Technology||DIP|
|Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Technology||ATC|
|Medium/Heavy Truck Technician||AAS|
|Medium/Heavy Truck Technician||DIP|
|Office Technology Assistant||DIP|
|Office Technology Assistant - Legal||DIP|
|Office Technology Assistant - Medical||DIP|
|Plumbing - Shop Management||AAS|
|Residential Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology||DIP|
|Robotics and Automation Technology||AAS|
|Robotics and Automation Technology||DIP|
|Sales, Management, Marketing||AAS|
|Sales, Management, Marketing||DIP|
|Sales, Management, Marketing Associate||DIP|
|Water Environment Technologies||AAS|
|Water Environment Technologies||DIP|
|Water Environment Technology - Small Plant Operator||CERT|
How to apply for financial aid
Your key to receiving financial aid to help pay your college costs is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form. Many students don’t realize they could qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans, so be sure to find out by filling out the form.
Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of your senior year. Find the form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or pick up the form at your school counselor’s office. For help with completing the form, go to your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.
The FAFSA determines your eligibility for one or more of the following types of financial aid:
Scholarships are a great source of aid, and you do not need to pay them back. Many scholarships are available for students with special interests and backgrounds. The St. Cloud Technical & Community Foundation also offers scholarships. Applications are accepted online through June 1 for the following academic year. Complete the scholarship application online, and talk to your guidance counselor about what other types of scholarships you can get.
You may be eligible to receive federal and state grants of $300 to more than $7,000 per year. You do not need to pay these back.
Work study programs give you the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible, allowing you to work around your classes and personal schedules.
You also may be eligible for student loans, which must be paid back. Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans.
Other ways to save
Reduced out-of-state tuition
Students from other states don’t always have to pay higher tuition if they want to attend the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. If you live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba, Canada, you’re eligible for tuition rates similar to those paid by Minnesota residents. And 26 of the state colleges and universities allow students from other states to pay the lower in-state rates, so ask a college or university about its tuition charges.
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. These may apply to you or your family, depending on your financial circumstances.
Veterans are welcomed at the state colleges and universities. If you’ve served in the armed forces, you might be eligible for help with paying for college. Stop by one of the on-campus veterans centers for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the new Minnesota GI Bill. Or go to www.mymilitaryeducation.org.
College is more than textbooks, classes, labs and studying. Plenty of clubs and program-related organizations, sports and recreational activities help you meet new friends, develop leadership and team skills, stay healthy and participate in civic-minded activities. SCTCC is home to nationally-ranked athletic teams -- Go, Cyclones! And, we have more than 2 dozen clubs to fit your interests: Project Green environmental club, Creative Arts Club, Spanish Club, Skills-USA Clubs, and more.