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2-Year College


Community College
*Programs typically completed in 2 years
    *Earn an Associate's Degree and transfer to a 4-year college
    *Earn a degree that leads directly to the work force after program completion
*Open admission policy
*ACCUPLACER or other placement test typically required

Examples:
Central Lakes College (Brainerd)
St. Cloud Technical and Community College

Technical College
*Degree, diploma or certificate typically completed in 2 years
*Offer programs that teach specific knowledge and skills leading directly to careers
*Open admission policy- some programs have limited spots available and some may have prerequisite courses (taken either in high school or in college prior to be admitted to the program) and fill up quickly
*ACCUPLACER or other placement test typically required

Examples:
St. Cloud Technical and Community College
Anoka Technical College