For some, college is about sampling a broad range of academic materials, but for others, school is more of an opportunity to learn a tangible set of skills to get started in the workplace. At Minneapolis Community and Technical College, the focus is more on specific job preparation in a number of different fields, including a very popular program for learning the ropes of air traffic control. The school’s career and occupational programs focus on providing the latest skills and understanding of technical innovations in specific fields, preparing students for an immediate switch to working once school is completed.
As one of the most popular programs at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, the Air Traffic Control Program prepares students to work in the aviation industry by introducing them both to the rules and procedures of the occupation as well as an understanding of aviation terms and weather patterns. Students will receive a great deal of training operating the actual equipment used by the National Airspace System, and will be ready and eligible for work with the FAA. The one year program is approve by the FAA and is organized to provide the specific up-to-date skills needed to start work as an air traffic controller.
This is one of the main benefits of all of the areas of study at Minneapolis Community and Technical College: the up-to-the-minute real world skills you need in a given field with knowledge that will get you acclimated for the workplace before you’re even there. The offered health careers from the school are extensive, with programs in Addiction Counseling, Nursing, and Polysomnographic Technology, among other fields.
Other popular courses of study at Minneapolis Community and Technical College include Architectural and Machine Tool Technology, Construction Electricity, Computer Forensics, Law Enforcement, Business Management, Welding and Metal Fabrication, and the Culinary Arts. There is also a large Media Arts department offering degrees in Cinema Production, Photography and Digital Imaging, Sound Arts, Media Production, and Electronic Publishing and Web Design. All departments have state-of-the-art equipment that makes learning that much easier.