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  • RegisteR today!

    Spring 2011 763-433-1840

  • Welcome to Anoka-ramsey Community College

    Degrees, generals, Subjects & Transfer ......................... 4-5

    programs A to Z ............................................................... 6-7

    Art,Music,Theatre&English..................................... 8-9

    Biology,Bioscience&Science ............................. 10-11

    Business ...................................................................... 12-13

    Computers .............................................................. 14-15

    Education& Social Services ................................. 16-17


    &Biomedical .......................................................... 18-19

    Health&Wellness .................................................. 20-21

    AdvancedDegrees .......................................................... 22

    FlexibleScheduling ........................................................... 23

    StudentResources:Tutoring,Counseling&Advising ........ 24

    Career Assistance ............................................................ 25

    LifeOutsidetheClassroom .............................................. 26

    Athletics .............................................................................. 27

    professional Training .......................................................... 28

    HowtoPayforCollege .................................................... 29

    PreparetobeImpressive ................................................. 30

    Contact Us ......................................................................... 31

    CoNNeCt & Be iMPRessed!

    Coon RapidsCampus

    Cambridge Campus

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  • * Based on 2010-2011 tuition rates.

    Compare the overall Value Its easy to figure out why more than 12,000 people chose Anoka-Ramsey Community College last year to help achieve their educational, professional and personal goals.

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    small class sizes make learning much easier and less intimidating.

    HometownCoon Rapids, Minn.

    goal at anoka-RamseyAssociate of Arts Degree; Generals to Transfer (MnTC)

    scholarships/awards Outstanding Chemistry Student of the Year (2009) Deans List (all semesters) Scholarship For Organic Chemistry Student Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program with University of Minnesota

    Best aspect of anoka-RamseyThe faculty are very knowledgeable, the class size usually does not exceed 30 people and finally Anoka-Ramsey is the most affordable school in Minnesota.

    Best instructorThere are many great instructors at Anoka-Ramsey, but two of the best instructors that I was honored to learn from are Dr. Pieper and Dr. Croonquist.

    Future PlansI plan to graduate with a double major in Neuroscience and Genetics, Cell Biology, and Developmental Biology and then apply for graduate studies in Molecular Neuroscience.

    dream JobPrinciple investigator in a university laboratory.

    Wild dreamsEarn a medical/Ph.D. degree and be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.

    Vitaliy NowStudying at the University of Minnesota and working as an undergraduate Research Assistant II.

    employment outlookPhysicians and surgeons are expected to have employment growth of 22% over the next decade. Median Wage: $186,044* (Based on primary care physician in 2008. Earnings of physicians and surgeons are among the highest of any occupation.)

    * Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Report

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  • At our two campuses in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, or at one of our numerous off-site locations (see page 23), you will find people just like yourself, seeking a high-quality education to increase wage-earning potential and career satisfaction.

    No matter who you are, there is a place for you at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

    High School Graduates completing career programs or, more often, getting the first

    two-years of a four-year degree

    College Graduates pursing a bachelors or masters degree close to home (see page 22)

    Adults seeking professional training to advance careers

    International Students, pursuing higher education

    Military Veterans pursing new careers and a better future

    Senior Citizens exploring interests

    Post-Secondary Education Option Students (PSEO) taking college credits while still in high school

    Classes begin Jan. 10, 2011. Consider what Anoka-Ramsey has to offer you and contact us soon!

    anoka-Ramsey Community College: ComparetobeImpressed

    tRaNsFeR Made easyYour Anoka-Ramsey two-year degree will easily transfer to four-year institutions. Anoka-Ramsey has transfer agreements with numerous colleges and universities throughout Minnesota.




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  • anoka-Ramsey Community College: ComparetobeImpressed

    geNeRals(MnTCMInnESOTATRAnSFERCuRRICuLuM) Credit classes to transfer into a four-year degree program.

    assoCiate iN aRt degRee (AA) A general two-year degree. Students can choose to concentrate in select areas.

    assoCiate iN sCieNCe degRee (AS) A two-year degree in a specific field.

    assoCiate iN aPPlied sCieNCe degRee(AAS) A specialized two-year degree that combines a liberal

    arts education with career-specific classes.

    assoCiate iN FiNe aRts degRee(AFA)A two-year degree available in Art, Music or Theatre to transfer into a four-year program.

    adVaNCed degRees See page 22

    CeRtiFiCates Training and courses in in-demand career fields leading to or enhancing employment

    PRoFessioNal tRaiNiNg See page 28

    degrees, generals (MntC), subjects, transfer & training

    HometownEugene, Ore.

    achievement at anoka-RamseyAssociate in Arts Degree in Creative Writing

    scholarships/awards Scholarship for three terms; Outstanding Achievement in Creative Writing 2010

    Best aspect of anoka-RamseyAnoka-Ramsey has many great opportunities to explore your interests. When I enrolled, for

    example, two of my big interests were writing and theatre. I was able to explore both. In each experience, I met like-minded students, and knowledgeable, personable instructors who I now call friends.

    Best instructorThere are several, but if I can only name one I will say Richard Broderick. Hes a very talented writer. Kate Kysar, Paige Riehl and Blayne Lemke are also shining examples of instructors who are willing to go out of their way to help students.

    What people should know about anoka-RamseyThe cost is low, the classes are educational, and there are so many opportunities to expand your interests.

    What people should know about the writing programMy expectations about a writing program at a two-year institution were far exceeded. Anoka-Ramsey provided a great foundation for my future pursuits in writing, and I feel very grateful.

    donny NowTransferring to Hamline University for a bachelors and masters in fine arts degree in Creative Writing.

    employment outlookAuthors, writers and editors are expected to have employment growth of 8% over the next decade. Median Income: $32,510*

    * Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Report

    Learn more about Donny

    anoka-Ramsey is such a great place to start your education.

    AccountingAmerican Sign LanguageAnthropologyArtBiologyBiomedical TechnologyBusinessCareer OrientationChemistryChineseCompetency-Based Education (CBE)Computer ApplicationsComputer Networking & TelecommunicationsComputer ScienceCreative WritingEconomicsEducationEngineeringEnglishFrenchGeneral StudiesGeographyGeographic Information Systems (GIS)GermanGraphic DesignHealth/Physical Education/Recreation

    HistoryHuman ResourcesHumanitiesHuman ServicesIntegrative Health & HealingJournalismManagementMarketingMathematicsMusicNatural ScienceNursingOffice TechnologyPhilosophyPhysical Therapist AssistantPhysicsPolitical SciencePsychologyReadingSocial ScienceSociologySpanishSpeechStudy AbroadStudy SkillsSwedishTheatre ArtsWomens Studies

    Course subject areas

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  • Result location scheduling

    Program degree Certificate training Cambridge Coon Rapidsoff-

    Campus online day evening saturday


    accounting (AS)

    accounting Practitioner (AAS)


    administrative specialist

    adobe Professional suite

    advanced Medical device

    american sign language

    applied engineering - Biomedical device Manufacturing

    art (AFA)

    art (emphasis) (AA)

    art sales

    arts & language

    associate in arts (AA)

    athletic Coaching

    Biological sciences (AS)

    Biomedical Core

    Biomedical industry Documentation/Configuration Management

    Biomedical industry Quality systems

    Biomedical technician

    Biomedical technologist (AS)


    Business (AS)

    Business administration (BS)

    Business Communications

    Business Computer applications

    Business generalist

    Business, industry & technology (AS)

    Business innovation & ideation

    Business supervisory & Management

    Charge Nurse leadership

    Cisco CCNA Certification Training

    Cisco CCNA Security Certification training

    Clinical Research Professional

    Community Health (AS)

    CompTIA A+ Certification Training

    ComptTIA Security + Certification training

    ComptTIA Network + Certification training

    Computer applications/it

    Computer Help desk specialist

    Computer Networking & telecommunications (AS)

    Computer Network security

    Computer Network support & administration

    Computer operating systems

    Computer Programming

    Computer science (AS)

    Creative Writing (emphasis) (AA)

    Customer service

    education (emphasis) (AA)

    emergency Medical technician

    english literature (emphasis) (AA)

    environmental science (AS)

    essential oils

    Programs a-Z

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  • Result location scheduling

    Program degree Certificate training Cambridge Coon Rapidsoff-

    Campus online day evening saturday

    Fitness specialist

    geography (emphasis) (AA)

    graduate Reading (postgraduate)

    Hardware (a+)

    Healing touch


    Herbal therapies

    High Performance leadership

    Holistic geriatric Health

    Holistic Healing Coaching

    Holistic Hospice & Palliative Care

    Human Resources associate (AS)

    integrative Health & Healing (AS)

    lean strategies

    Kid U/College for Kids

    leadership in Business

    lean & six sigma

    lean Medical device & Pharmaceutical

    lean strategies

    lifework/Career transitions


    Management/Marketing (emphasis)


    Medical device advanced

    Medical device Fundamentals

    Microsoft Office Master

    Music (AFA)

    Network support & administration

    Nursing leadership

    Nursing: lPN Mobility (AS)

    Nursing: two-year Professional Nurse (AS)

    Nursing: RN to BsN (BS)

    Office Technology (emphasis)


    Physical therapist assistant (AAS)

    Pre-engineering (AS)

    Project Management

    Project Management Master

    Public leadership academy

    Psychology (emphasis) (AA)

    Quickbooks & Business accounting series

    Reading teacher K-12

    Retail Management

    sales Management (AS)

    small Business accounting

    small Business development



    special education (BS)

    teaching secondary student licensure

    (post BA/BS)

    teaching education K-8 licensure (BS)

    team Building

    theatre (AFA)

    Virtualization (VmWare)

    Web design & development

    Workplace Wellness

    Blue =Creditprogramonly; Purple =Bothcreditandnon-creditprograms;yellow =non-creditprogramsonlyAA=AssociateinArts;AS=AssociateinScience;AAS=AssociateinAppliedScience;AFA=AssociateinFineArts

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  • An associate in arts or associate in fine arts may be the choice for you if you are a visual person, like to work with productions or words, or live to perform in front of an audience. Arts and communications workers such as painters, dancers, sculptors, musicians, writers, actors and singers use creativity and their talents in their job. You may work in front of an audience as a performer or artist or behind the scenes to make a performance successful with a script, music, lighting or stage design.

    art AssociateinFineArts(degree)

    Associate in Arts emphasisinArt(degree) emphasisinCreativeWriting(degree) emphasisinEnglishLiterature(degree)

    Music AssociateinFineArts(degree)

    theatre AssociateinFineArts(degree)

    Related ProgramsCoursesofferedinallthesesubjects:

    Art, Music, Theatre & English

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  • HometownZimmerman, Minn.

    goal at anoka-RamseyAssociate in Fine Arts Degree in Music

    scholarships/awards Student Leadership Award

    Best aspect of anoka-RamseyI love the level of teaching that comes out of a community college. The expectation level is perfect.

    Best instructorThe best professor at Anoka-Ramsey is Richard Perkins. He does an incredible job making sure that his students understand the music theory they are learning. He also helps create plans at the beginning of each semester that describes how to improve our study of music theory!

    one thing you want people to know about anoka-RamseyThrow out what you expect from the average community college! Anoka-Ramsey is a two-year college with the standards and excellence of a four-year college.

    What advice would you give another student facing obstacles/challenges?Whatever you do, dont give up on something you are struggling with. Whether it is a difficult class or finances, dont let the problems youre facing discourage you. Use all the help that is offered here. The tutors are incredible, and

    there are tons of scholarships and resources available to help students succeed.

    Katie NowTransfering to a four-year institution to earn a bachelors degree in Music Education, and eventually study for a masters degree.

    dream JobI want to travel the world, and teach music.

    employment outlook Postsecondary music teachers are expected to have employment growth of 15% over the next decade. Mean Wage: $68,720*

    * Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Report

    Katie Aiuppa

    Learn more about Katie

    anoka-Ramsey offers everything i need to

    be successful.

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  • Whether your ultimate goal is to become a doctor, a veterinarian, a world-renowned research scientist or you are seeking a fast-track career in the booming industry of biomedical technology, Anoka-Ramsey is the most affordable place to begin.

    Related ProgramsCoursesofferedinallthesesubjects:

    Biology, Bioscience & Science

    applied engineering AssociateinScience(degree)

    Biological sciences AssociateinScience(degree)

    Biomedical technologist AssociateinScience(degree)

    environmental science AssociateinScience(degree)

    Pre-Engineering AssociateinScience(degree)

    advanced Medical device (certificate)

    Biomedical Core(certificate)

    Biomedical technician (certificate)

    Clinical Research Professional (certificate)

    Documentation/Configuration Management for Biomedical industry (certificate)

    lean Medical device & Pharmaceutical (certificate)

    Quality systems for Biomedical industry (certificate)


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  • HometownClearwater, Minn.

    goal at anoka-RamseyAssociate in Science in Pre-Engineering

    Best aspect of anoka-RamseyThe approachable faculty was the main tribute to my success as a student. I took mostly STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) core classes. The classes were

    small, but the content could get pretty heavy. It was amazing how many instructors took very complicated concepts and broke them into pieces that I could understand in order for me to put them back together and learn something great.

    Best instructorsWilliam Saari, Dierk Hofreiter and Michelle Rogers

    What people should know about anoka-RamseyAnoka-Ramsey is an affordable way to find out what your passion is, and then foster the growth of that passion.

    dream JobI want to be a renewable energy engineer to design renewable energy power systems that converge with current systems, make energy systems more efficient and affordable. I also want to be part of the team that will provide renewable energy options to low income people around the world.

    anna NowAttending the Oregon Institute of Technology in the Renewable Energy Engineering program.

    employment outlookEnvironmental-related engineers are expected to have employment growth of 31% over the next decade. Median Wage: $74,020*

    * Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Report

    Want to save money?Beginning your path to an advanced degree at Anoka-Ramsey will save you thousands of dollars in tuition costs (see page 22 for tuition comparison).

    Learn more about Anna

    every instructor i had made me feel comfortable visiting their office for help.

    Alumni spotlight!

    Anna Pescola

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  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College offers programs in business, accounting, management and leadership to prepare you to provide the vital support and vision that organizations need to run successfully.

    In business, there are many types of jobs at all levels. You may work in a variety of industries as well. Perhaps you will start your own business and do it all!

    Related ProgramsCoursesofferedinallthesesubjects:

    Accounting AssociateinScience(degree)

    Accounting Practitioner AssociateinAppliedScience(degree)

    Business AssociateinScience(degree-alsoentirelyonline!)

    Business AssociateinAppliedScience

    emphasisinManagement/Marketing (degree)


    Business Administration BachelorofScience(degree-seepage22)

    Business Industry & technology AssociateinScience(degree)

    Human Resources Associate AssociateinScience(degree)

    Sales Management AssociateinScience(degree)

    Administrative Specialist (certificate)

    Business Communication (certificate)

    Business Computer applications (certificate)

    Business Generalist (certificate)

    Customer Service (certificate)

    Leadership in Business (certificate)

    Project Management (certificate)

    Public leadership academy (certificate)

    Quickbooks & Business accounting series (certificate)

    Retail Management (certificate)

    Small Business Accounting (certificate)

    Small Business Development (certificate)

    Business, Accounting, Management & Leadership

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  • Amy Anderson

    HometownBloomington, Minn.

    High schoolBloomington Jefferson

    goals at anoka-RamseyAccounts Payable/Receivable Certificate (2003), Business Generalist Certificate (2003); Associate in Science Degree in Marketing and Management (2006)

    Best aspect of anoka-RamseyHaving the flexibility to work while attending classes at Anoka-Ramsey made going back to school much easier.

    Best instructorJennifer Friestad. She made the effort to know her students and encouraged us all to reach our goals. I wasnt sure what I wanted to do with my life, and Jennifer saw something in me that I couldnt recognize myself. She saw that I had the talent to communicate effectively while encouraging others and because of this, she suggested that I might want to look at sales for a career. I am now working for a company that absolutely fits with what Im seeking:

    1. I have a name, not just an employee number.

    2. My participation and ideas are listened to and encouraged.

    3. To be employed at a company that I look forward to working at Monday-Friday.

    What people should know about Business programs at anoka-RamseyYou will learn so much more than just the skills that employers are looking for. You will learn the ability to exceed employers expectations as well as your own!

    amy NowSales Executive at Meritide, Inc. (Roseville MN); Anoka-Ramsey Community College Business Advisory Board member.

    employment outlook: Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks are expected to have employment growth of 10% over the next decade. Median Income: $53,070*

    * Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Report

    you will feel welcomed at anoka-Ramsey!


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  • Like computers and software, and want to be in-demand?

    Information technology jobs are in a growing and always-changing field. You might work with computer hardware, software, multimedia or network systems. You might design new computer equipment or work on a new computer game.

    The possibilities are endless. Check out Anoka-Ramsey Community College programs that can launch your computer career.

    Related ProgramsCoursesofferedinallthesesubjects:

    Computers: Networking, Programming, Software & Technology

    Computer Networking & telecommunications


    Computer Science AssociateinScience(degree)

    Computer Help Desk Specialist (certificate)

    Computer Network Security (certificate)

    Computer Programming (certificate)

    Cisco CCNA Certification (training)

    Cisco CCNA Security Certification (training)

    CompTIA A+ Certification (training)

    CompTIA Security + Certification (training)

    Microsoft Office Master (certificate)

    Network Support & administration (certificate)

    Quickbooks & Business accounting series (certificate)

    VMware vSphere 4 Certification (training)

    Web Design(certificate)

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  • Computers: Networking, Programming, Software & Technology

    Donald Sawyer

    HometownCoon Rapids, Minn.

    goal at anoka-RamseyGenerals to transfer into four-year degree

    education after anoka-Ramsey Bachelor of science in Computer Science from St. Cloud State University

    scholarships/awards Deans List Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Honor Club) Cum Laude

    Best aspect of anoka-RamseyFabulous instructors. Good learning environment. Cost effective.

    Best instructorTough call. Tim Wrenn, Lance Lund and Mark Omodt.

    What people should know about anoka-Ramsey Anoka-Ramsey offers a great atmosphere for students to learn effectively. The instructors care about the students and are easily accessible.

    What people should know about the Computer courses at anoka-Ramsey Instructor Tim Wrenn is a challenging instructor who always teaches material that is relevant for the real world, while still preparing for four-year degrees.

    dream Job Software Engineering Consultant (entrepreneur)

    donald Now Senior Systems Engineer, Target Corp

    employment outlookSenior systems engineers are expected to have employment growth of 32% over the next decade. Median Income: $85,430

    * Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Report

    an anoka-Ramsey education is cost effective and provides

    a great stepping stone for transitioning and preparing for a four-year college program.

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  • Do you want to make a direct and important difference in peoples lives?

    Teachers and social services workers guide and assist people. As a counselor, librarian or principal, you could support the work of a classroom teacher. You could also coach sports activities or lead community classes.

    Social services workers help individuals and families meet their personal needs. You might work in a government office, hospital, nonprofit agency, nursing home, spa, hotel or school. Or, you may work from your own home.

    Related ProgramsCoursesofferedinallthesesubjects:

    Education & Social Services

    Associate in Arts emphasisinEducation(degree) emphasisinPsychology(degree)

    Fastrack to license for teaching secondary students (post-bachelorsdegree-see page 22)

    Special Education BachelorofScience(degree-see page 22)

    Teacher Education K-8 Licensure BachelorofScience(degree-see page 22)

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  • HometownZimmerman/Princeton, Minn.

    goal at anoka-Ramsey Associate of Arts Degree: Generals to Transfer (MnTC)

    advanced degree after anoka-RamseyBachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a specialty in Middle School Science from St. Cloud State University (SCSU)

    scholarships/awardsAt Anoka-Ramsey: Honors Graduate All-Minnesota Academic Team Cambridge Campus Foundation Scholarship Phi Theta Kappa PresidentAt St. Cloud State University: Science Education Scholarship

    Kappa Delta Pi President Golden Key President College of Education Deans Advisory Committee Member

    Best aspect of anoka-RamseyThe students and instructors are special at Anoka-Ramsey. They are dedicated, passionate, multitasking, organized, intelligent people from every walk of life. The mix of life experience, college experience and professionalism creates genuinely one of the best learning atmospheres that I have experienced.

    Best instructorA tie between Kathleen Hoffman and Kate Maurer. They are dedicated, friendly and passionate about their careers. I still keep in contact with both of them.

    What people should know about generals at anoka-RamseyThe Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is a great way to complete your generals, but I would encourage students to earn their associate in arts degree for only a few more credits.

    dave NowWorking as a third grade teacher in the Cambridge-Isanti School District. He plans to earn a masters degree in either Information Media Sciences or Science Education or both and eventually teach at a university in a college of education.

    employment outlookElementary, middle and secondary school teachers are expected to have employment growth of 13% over the next decade. Median income: $50,510*

    * Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2009 Occupational Outlook Report

    Learn more about Dave

    My dream job was to be a teacher and i am!

    Dave Blanchard

    Alumni spotlight!

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  • Do you like sciences, such as physics or chemistry, or math? Many students begin their four-year degree in these fields at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

    If you want to use science for design or construction, an associate in science in Pre-Engineering may be for you.

    For those already working in or interested in working in the in-demand field of biomedical technology, Anoka-Ramsey offers several degree and training programs to launch or enhance a career.

    Related ProgramsCoursesofferedinallthesesubjects:

    Engineering, Mathematics, Physics & Biomedical

    advanced Medical device (certificate)

    applied engineering AssociateinScience(degree)

    Biomedical technologist AssociateinScience(degree)

    Pre-Engineering AssociateinScience(degree)

    Biomedical Core(certificate)

    Biomedical technician (certificate)

    Center for Lean (training)

    Clinical Research Professional (certificate)

    Documentation/Configuration Management for Biomedical industry (certificate)

    Lean Green (certificate)

    Lean Manufacturing (certificate)

    lean Medical device & Pharmaceutical (certificate)

    Quality systems for Biomedical industry (certificate)

    SolidWorks 3D CAD (training)


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  • HometownFridley, Minn.

    High schoolDandii Boru

    goal at anoka-Ramsey Clinical Research Professional Certificate (Biomedical Industry BMED)

    What originally brought you to anoka-RamseyI was looking for further education after completing a bachelor of art in English and working on the entrance requirements for College of Saint Benedict medical school. After receiving my second rejection letter, I began looking for science or healthcare related classes. Anoka-Ramseys newsletter came in the mail, and I was intrigued by the BMED program. I knew that medical device companies had a large presence in Minnesota and that the industry was growing. At the time, I figured I could learn about devices that I would eventually use on my patients.

    Best aspect of anoka-Ramsey Knowledgeable educators who sincerely desire for students to succeed in and beyond the classroom.

    Best instructor I enjoyed all of the instructors, but the introductory class piqued my interest. Rick Kravik, who still teaches the course, had such passion and enthusiasm for the program and the industry. He made the material interesting and practical, and he used field trips to provide a first-hand view of the medical device environment. I also took a Womens Health class with Melissa Mills. She did an excellent job.

    What people should know about anoka-Ramsey There are peaceful places to study along the Mississippi River.

    What people should know about the BMed programIt is easy to complete even while working full or part time.

    dream Job I love what I do.

    Joy Now In the master of science in Applied Clinical Research program through St. Cloud State University, and working as a clinical research associate (CRA) at Galil Medical, a small medical device company that makes cryotherapy systems to treat cancer.

    employment outlookClinical Research Coordinators (with advanced degrees) are expected to have employment growth of 8% over the next decade. Median Wage (with advanced degree): $115,270*

    * Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Report

    Joy Benson (Knapton)

    Learn more about Joy

    anoka-Ramseys BMed program truly prepared me to work in the

    industry and helped to open doors as i began my career.

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  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College offers a number of programs to promote health, wellness, nursing, fitness, and holistic health that provide the education necessary to succeed in health-related careers.

    Graduates are not only in demand, they work in a variety of disciplines such as research, directly with patient care or provide support. Health jobs also offer variety in regards to location. For example, you could

    work in a hospital, office, clinic, laboratory, wellness center or nursing home. Or you could work on a cruise ship, at a sports arena or within a patients home.

    Related ProgramsCoursesofferedinallthesesubjects:

    Health & Wellness

    Community Health AssociateinScience(degree)

    Integrative Health & Healing AssociateinScience(degree)

    Nursing: LPN Mobility AssociateinScience(degree)

    Nursing: two-year Professional Nurse AssociateinScience(degree)

    Nursing RN to BSN BachelorofScience(degree-see page 22)

    Physical Therapist Assistant AssociateinAppliedScience(degree)

    Acupressure (certificate)

    Athletic Coaching(certificate)

    Clinical Research Professional (certificate)

    Clinical Research Professional (certificate)

    Essential Oils(certificate)

    Fitness Specialist (certificate)

    Healing Touch (certificate)

    Herbal Therapies (certificate)

    Holistic Geriatric Health (certificate)

    Holistic Healing Coaching certificate)

    Holistic Hospice & Palliative Care (certificate)

    Integrative Health & Healing (certificate)

    Workplace Wellness (training) NeW!

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  • Robert James Daun

    anoka-Ramsey is a really great college with a wonderful campus, wonderful services, magnificent staff, the best faculty and overall a great environment.

    Learn more about robert at

    HometownDayton, Minn.

    goal at anoka-Ramsey Associate in Arts Degree & Nursing Degree

    scholarships/ awards 2010 Leadership Grant

    Best aspect of anoka-RamseyI really love the instructors. Some of them have changed the way I look at the world, and so many of them teach in ways that you think Wow, I am actually going to use this information in my career. When instructors teach this way, it makes the class worth the money.

    Best instructorI cant name just one Best Instructor. Alan Goodell-Holmes for teaching Abnormal Psychology in a way that I will use in my career; Melanie Waite-Altringer for her enthusiasm for environmental science; Paula Croonquist for her enthusiasm for scienceher work ethic is nothing short of incredible. Dave Larson for his knowledge of biologyhe will take time to help groups of students he doesnt know study for a test that isnt in his class. Lance Lund and Kelly Befus for their help and enthusiasm for chemistry. Bob Toensing for helping me greatly improve my stained glass technique and teaching the business of art as well. Karl Wielgus for changing the way I look at our world through sociology. Brandon Funk for changing the way I read and broadening my literary horizons. Scott Ford for changing the way I look at relationships and helping me with public speaking. Drew Mattson for his knowledge of economics, great teaching abilities and availability to help.

    Future PlansTransfer to Metropolitan State University or Bemidji State University to get my four year registered nursing degree then go on to become a nurse anesthetist.

    employment outlookRegistered nurses are expected to have employment growth of 22% over the next decade. Median Income: $62,450*

    * Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Report

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  • Business Administration bachelor of science degree program from

    Metropolitan State University

    FasTrack to License for Teaching Secondary students

    (post-bachelors degree) from Bemidji State University

    Nursing bachelor of science degree program from Bemidji

    State University

    Special Education bachelor of science leading to E/BD licensure from Minnesota State University Moorhead

    Special Education Courses leading to a bachelor and master of science

    degree by St. Cloud State University

    Teacher Education K-8 Licensure, Distributed learning in teacher education (dlite)

    bachelor of science from Bemidji State University

    MakingAdvanced Degrees ConvenientAdvancedDegreesatAnoka-RamseyCampuses

    Below is a listing of the programs currently offered at Anoka-Ramseys Cambridge Campus and Coon Rapids Campus. Additional advanced degrees are under development, so check back often.

    attend College Close to Home & save

    By attending Anoka-Ramsey Community College for one academic year, you could save up to $15,000.

    Compare 30 semester credits (or 45 quarter credits) at Anoka-Ramsey with other private institutes in your community:

    Anoka-Ramsey Community College .................................................... $4,550*

    University of Minnesota ........................................................................ $11,466*

    Minnesota School of Business ............................................................... $19,575*

    lowest-Cost tuition in Minneso


    *Source: College websites; Fall 2010 tuition

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  • FlexibleSchedulingOptionsoff-Campus locations

    Anoka-Ramsey Community College brings college classes into communities and regions where location counts!

    Classes are offered one or two nights a week in different lengths including 16-week full semester or 10-week moderately accelerated semesters

    Becker Blaine Columbia Heights Elk River Forest Lake

    Fridley Lindstrom Lino Lakes Monticello New Brighton

    North Branch St. Francis Zimmerman

    To view the courses offered this fall, visit

    lowest-Cost tuition in Minneso


    online Classes & ProgramsAnoka-Ramsey Community College offers online classes in 20 subjects. Take online classes or complete an associate in art degree, an associate in science degree in Business or Accounting, or a Business Computer Applications or Business Generalist certificate entirely online. Anoka-Ramsey also offers student services such as records and registration, financial aid, student orientation, library services and tutoring online.

    saturday CollegeIs your time tight? You can earn a degree in five semesters or your general credits to transfer in three semesters, taking up to five courses a semester on Saturdays only.

    Saturday College courses at Anoka-Ramsey are accelerated, hybrid courses, which means the pace is fastoften double the pace of a typical semester course. Further, up to half of your course work may be online.

    Spend as few as eight Saturdays on campus to complete one or more courses.

    For the lifelong learner in you, Anoka-Ramsey offers courses to learn more about other cultures, understand how the human mind works or paint a portrait.

    Earn your Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) credits (generals) in three semesters! Saturday classes have been efficiently scheduled, so you can complete your generals (MnTC) in three semesters.

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  • StudentResourcesHelpToSucceed!

    Here is an overview of the free, success-focused services available outside the classroom to students at Anoka-Ramsey.

    one-on-one services Academic Advising can help you: plan class schedules research careers check graduation requirements find resources and learning strategies explore transfer options

    Counseling Services can help you with: personal concerns a personal crisis career counseling and career assessments various topics related to mental health

    support Communities Adult Basic Education provides free services in GED preparation, reading enhancement, writing skills and basic math skills.

    Academic Support Centers provide tutoring services in science, college-level math, foreign languages, social science, computer skills and any other academic area you need help in.

    The Math Skills & Advising Center provides services to help you develop the math skills needed for success in college-level math courses. The center offers tutoring, academic advising services and workshops. Preparation for the Accuplacer math placement exam is also available.

    Writing Services provide professional assistance to help you become a better writer.

    The Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs enhances the involvement of underrepresented and underserved students and promotes a campus

    community that embraces, celebrates and creates inclusive learning environments. The office includes a Mosaic Center where students can gather for support.

    Resources For your Unique Needs Access Services for students with disabilities provide free academic support services to students with documented disabilities to help them participate fully and successfully in college programs.

    TRIO Student Support Services provide free services designed to provide a positive learning environment to help ensure the academic success of qualified students, such as those who are the first in their family to attend college.

    Veterans Services provide free services to military veterans, active duty service members, Guardsmen/Reservists and their family members. Staff members are available to answer questions, help access military benefits and transcripts, assist with degree planning, provide referral services and much more.

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  • Career Assistance Career development is a life-long process that includes self assessment, occupational research, educational research and job-hunting strategies.

    Anoka-Ramsey Community College has counselors and advisors available to help you with your career development process.

    Career Resources Career Services can help you to plan your career map and take steps toward your final destination with: Advising IndividualCounseling Classes&Workshops LibraryResources JobPlacementServices

    Career search Workshops JobSearchStrategiesWorkshop: Develop a strategic, job-hunting process by optimizing all available resources. Learn how and what to prepare, online and offline search methods, networking, cold calling, informational interviewing and direct employer contact. Begin the job search process or refine current strategies.

    Resume&CoverLetterWorkshop:Explore various resumes and cover letter styles and formats used in todays job market to gain employment.

    InterviewWorkshop:Explore various interviewing methods used today by employers. Learn what to expect, how to prepare for an interview, and tips and techniques.

    ProfessionalTraining: (see page 28)

    if you need services that we dont offer, please let us know and we will do our best to accomodate you.

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  • governing organizations Student Government Student Life Committee/ Campus Programming Board

    academic organizations Astronomy Club Biology Club Business Leadership Club Chemistry Club Computer Science Club Engineering & Physics Club History Club Math Club Phi Theta Kappa Philosophy Club Psi Beta Psychology Club Theatre

    special interest groups Adult Learning Club African Student Association Art Club Billiards Club Campus Democrats & Progressives Campus Republicans & Conservatives Ceramic Guild Creative Writing Club CRU (Christian Association) Dance Team Gay Straight Alliance Hearts Ablaze (Christian Club) Multicultural Club Muslim Student Association Nurses Christian Fellowship Society for Creative Anachronism STARS Swing Dancing Club Veteran Club Wheres the Script?

    student Publications Ink Spot (Cambridge Campus) The Rampage (Coon Rapids Campus) Spirit River Crossings (Cambridge) Rapids Review (Coon Rapids)

    student activities for optional Credit Band (Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Musical

    Theatre Ensemble, String Orchestra) Choir (Concert, Chamber Singers) Intercollegiate Athletics Student Newspapers Theatre/Drama Newspaper/Journalism

    Fitness Fitness Centers (both Cambridge Campus &

    Coon Rapids Campus)

    intramural & Recreational sportsThe Intramural and Recreational Sports program offers something for everyone, and is a great way to meet new friends and enjoy friendly competition. Bowling Badminton Basketball Softball Sand Volleyball Volleyball Golf Students vs.

    faculty/staff softball games



    College is more than classes. Along with numerous clubs and organizations to help you make the most of your education, the Office of Student Life sponsors social, educational and cultural events throughout the year. If your interest is not already represented, you are encouraged to form your own club!

    Grab lunch

    and your

    favorite coffee!

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  • The Golden Rams collegiate athletic teams at Anoka-Ramsey Community College offer exciting action for both players and spectators.

    As a member of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association, Anoka-Ramsey offers the following competitive teams:

    Mens sports Baseball Basketball soccer

    Womens sports Basketball Fastpitch softballsoccerVolleyball


    For schedules, visit

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  • professional Training for Businesses&Individuals

    Helping individuals and businesses thrive in a changing economy.

    Anoka-Ramsey Community College Professional Training offers development, consulting, assessment and training for individuals, small businesses and corporations.

    areas of expertiseBusiness & industry development Business Communication Customer Service High Performance Leadership Innovation & Ideation Project Management Supervisory/Management Team Building

    Biomedical technology Medical Device Design & Manufacturing Process Validation/Verification Quality Systems Regulatory (ISO/FDA) Risk Management Statistical Analysis/Minitab

    Center for leaN Lean Business Lean Green Lean Healthcare Lean Manufacturing Lean Medical Device Manufacturing Lean Office Lean Online

    Computer applications & it Computer Applications (Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Adobe) Hardware (A+) Networking (Cisco, CompTIA) Operating Systems Security, Wireless, VOIP Virtualization (VmWare) Web Design & Development

    allied Healthcare Charge Nurse Leadership Clinical Research Health Information Technology Lean Healthcare Medical Coding Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Pharmacy Technician

    Highly Regulated industries 3D CAD/SolidWorks Creativity & Innovation LEAN & Six Sigma Regulatory Control

    integrative Health & Healing Annual Holistic Conference Complementary & Alternative Medicine Palliative and Geriatric Care Workplace Wellness

    entrepreneurship & small Business development Business Planning & Consulting Buy/Sell Business Financial Assessments Invention Development Marketing Raising Capital Start-up Assistance

    Individuals contact Professional Training admissions at 763-433-1200, or visit for the most current training schedule.

    Businesses contact a Professional Training Director at 763-433-1200 to discuss customized training designed to help you meet your bottom line, or visit or for more information.

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  • HowtoPayforCollegeThink college is too expensive for you? Dont rule it out because of costs. The U.S. Department of Education awards more than $96 billion a year in grants, work-study assistance and low-interest loans, and the state of Minnesota has programs too. In fact, 65 percent* of Anoka-Ramsey Community College students receive some form of financial aid.

    Financial aid Basics

    What There are three types of financial aid available to most students: grants and scholarships (financial aid you dont repay) loans (financial aid you must repay) work study and community or military service (financial aid you earn) Most students receive a financial aid package put together by the school you plan to attend. It may include all three of these types of aid.

    Who Whether you are old or young, new to college or returning, have family to help or are on your own, to qualify for financial aid at Anoka-Ramsey you only need to be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national (or an eligible non-citizen) and, for a Minnesota college, a resident of Minnesota.

    Why Financial aid is intended to fill the gap between the actual price of the school and what students and their families can realistically contribute.

    How Financial aid is often based on financial need. But to receive any grants, loans or work study assistance, you need to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To begin your application, visit

    When Apply as soon as possible.

    anoka-Ramsey Community College scholarshipsAlong with federal and state financial aid, Anoka-Ramseys campus foundations offer more than 160 scholarships. In 2009-2010 alone, Cambridge Campus students received more than $66,200 in foundation scholarships. Coon Rapids Campus students received more than $148,000 in foundation scholarships including two Presidential Star scholarships that pay for full tuition, fees and books.

    * (based on fall 2008 full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking students for 2008-09 academic year)

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  • Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey (Based on 2008 annual averages for persons age 25 and over. Earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers.)

    Ready to be impressive?If you are ready for more money, more benefits, more security, more options, more confidence and an overall better standard of living, apply today!

    PreparetobeImpressiveeducation beyond high school is an investment in your future.

    More jobs than ever before require training or a two- or four-year college degree.

    Experts predict that by 2014, 90 percent of the fastest-growing careers will require some education after high school.

    The most recent reports state that by 2020, 70 percent of all jobs in Minnesota will require two years of education after high school.

    Besides better employment opportunities, an investment in education can also provide you with more:

    BenefitsCollege graduates typically receive more and better benefits, such as health insurance and retirement plans, than jobs requiring only a high school diploma.

    ConfidenceMost everyone doubts themselves at some time in their life, and most students will admit that they have doubted their ability to succeed in college. But once you begin and experience all the help and encouragement available, and then succeed at that first presentation, test or paper, your confidence will soar. The sky is the limit!

    growth PotentialSome people have jobs, something they simply do for money. Other people have careers, based on their interests, talents and often their education, which allows them to continue to grow and be challenged throughout their entire lives.

    Job securityA college degree increases your chance of employment by almost 50 percent when compared to a high school diploma alone. Bottom line: the higher your education level, the greater your chances of finding and keeping a job.

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