10 Programs You Might Not Know Are Offered At Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
As the job world continues to evolve with new industries and traditional fields of study changing with technology, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are leading the charge with dozens of new programs that go way beyond the traditional majors and programs like English, marketing, business, biology, and engineering.
While the schools of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system proudly offer cutting-edge takes on these traditional fields of study, you might not know about the incredible roster of offerings that go beyond these traditional programs. Here are 10 programs offered at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities that you might not have known are available right here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
If you have a knack for making the most of any space and want to turn that into a career in interior design, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities offer a number of different programs at different schools around the state.
- Alexandria Technical and Community College (DIP)
- Dakota County Technical College (DIP)
- Alexandria Technical and Community College (AAS)
- Century College (AAS)
- Dakota County Technical College (AAS)
Interior Design Associate
- Century College (DIP)
Kitchen & Bath Design
- Century College (CERT)
Residential Interior Design
No need to head to an expensive school on the coast to follow your passion for fashion! The Fashion Management program is designed to prepare students for a successful career in the fashion industry.
Craft beers and ciders are a booming industry with a passionate following. Get into this growing industry with an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for brewing beer, cellar operations, and other professional positions in the commercial brewery or brewpub industry that also provides the knowledge for those interested in the position of beer steward, or in the beer sales and marketing industry.
Brewing and Beer Steward Technology
Learn the art of crafting and repairing musical instruments through a variety of programs offered.
Band Instrument Repair
Electric Guitar Building
Guitar Repair and Building
If the outdoors and law enforcement are your passions, check out this program that covers marine law and marine operations, firearms drills, integrated weapons handling, shotgun firing, defensive tactics, mechanics of arrest, driving, off road vehicle training, and legal skills.
Seasonal Park Law Enforcement Training
- Vermilion Community College (CERT)
If flight is in you heart, there are a number of aerospace programs available, focused on design, construction, maintenance, aviation, and unmanned systems.
Aircraft Technician – Airframe
Aircraft Technician – Powerplant
Aviation Maintenance Technician Plus
Aviation Maintenance Technology
- Lake Superior College (DIP)
- Northland Community and Technical College (DIP)
- Lake Superior College (AAS)
- Northland Community and Technical College (AAS)
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Maintenance Technician
Offered at Pine Technical and Commmunity College, the Gunsmithing and Firearms Technology program is one of only a few programs of its kind in the country.
Gunsmithing & Firearms Technology
As our society uses technology more, the need to protect users, information and systems continues to grow. Be on the frontlines in this ongoing battle with one of these programs.
- Lake Superior College (CERT)
- Pine Technical and Community College (AAS)
- Pine Technical and Community College (DIP)
- Ridgewater College (AAS)
- Riverland Community College (AAS)
Network Administration and Cyber Security
Weather is a daily subject of conversation, as it impacts everyone. Studying meteorology puts you on a path to a number of careers that go beyond just forecasting for TV and radio stations. Pursue your passion of weather with this program offering.
While we mentioned beer in our list, we can't forget about wine! If your passionate about a career either about wine making, the wine business, or the involvement of wine in the food industry, here are a couple programs to explore.
- Saint Paul College (CERT)
Wine and Artisan Foods
- Saint Paul College (CERT)