Various MN Educational Institutions, Pt 2

4. Minneapolis Community & Technical College (above):

A public community college located in downtown Minneapolis with one of the most diverse student populations in the state. HTCT was formed in February 1996 through the merger of Minneapolis Technical College and Minneapolis Community College following the creation of MnSCU (the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system) in July 1995. Until then, they had shared the same campus, which is located adjacent to Loring Park.

  • Visited: multiple times, early 2010s

5. Open U (Minneapolis; acquired by New York-based The Learning Annex in 2003):

In general, the concept of an “open university” is one in which education is offered without the prohibitive costs or academic admission requirements, thus eliminating the historic traditional barriers to entry present in institution-based learning. Although I attended a couple of courses in a classroom setting, today these courses are typically offered online, including many offered in a wide variety of non-traditional or specialized subject matters. In fact, one can take over 1500 online courses for free from the world’s top (and historically elite) universities for free, including: Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley, as well as many others!

  • Attended: early 1990s – (a) A History of Chinese Acupuncture; (b) Hand-Tinting Black & White Photographs

6. Century College (below):

Originally founded in 1967 as Lakewood State Junior College in White Bear Lake, in 1996 the school merged with Northeast Metro Technical College to become Century College. Today, it doubles as a two-year community college and technical college, offering 58 degrees, 24 diplomas, and 61 certificates in a wide variety of areas, including: applied design, arts & humanities, business, health sciences, human services, science, technology, engineering & mathematics, social & behavioral sciences, and trade & industry.

  • Visited: multiple times, early 2010s

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