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Concurrent Enrollment

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Anoka Technical College's Concurrent Enrollment program!

The Concurrent Enrollment program provides high school students the opportunity to take college classes at their high school with the class being taught by a college-approved high school instructor.

Concurrent Enrollment classes through Anoka Tech provide students the opportunity to get a jump start on a college education and start gaining knowledge in high-skill, high-demand jobs. Anoka Tech offers career and technical education courses ranging from Welding to Nursing Assistant.

Please contact your high school for a list of current course offerings. Anoka Tech offers Concurrent Enrollment courses at Anoka-Hennepin School District's Secondary Technical Education Program (STEP) and at St. Francis High School.

CTE Concurrent Enrollment is an option for:

  • students in grades 10, 11 or 12.
  • students who learn best in “hands-on” activities.
  • students who want to explore advanced career and technical education.
  • students who are ready to prepare for highly skilled technical workplaces.
  • students who want to earn college credit and save money at the same time.

Students

Thank you for your interest in Concurrent Enrollment!

Eligibility

Juniors – Class rank in the upper one-third of their class or a score at or above the 70th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test. 

Seniors – Class rank in the upper one-half of their class or a score at or above the 50th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test.

Juniors and Seniors – Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above OR indicate college readiness by achieving college level Accuplacer scores in the area of reading and sentence skills.

PSEO concurrent enrollment exceptions: A high school that wishes to have a college or university offer a PSEO concurrent enrollment course to its students, but cannot generate sufficient enrollment to offer that course only to 11th and 12th grade students who meet the eligibility requirements may:

  • Request approval for an exception from the college president or university to allow 9th and 10th grade students who rank in the upper one-tenth of their class or attain a score at or above the 90th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test, or have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Registration

Students will register for a Concurrent Enrollment class during their class time at the high school.

Note: Anoka Tech students are expected to adhere to the policies and guidelines set forth in the Student Handbook. The student handbook covers important policies such as academic integrity, prerequisites, data privacy, support services available, and much more.

Transferring

Students taking Concurrent Enrollment courses should be aware that technical education courses differ from general education courses. Technical education courses are typically specific to that institution and it is up to the receiving institution to decide if the credit will be accepted. Students wondering about transferability should check Transferology. Transferology allows students to check if there are course transfer agreements set up between colleges.

Instructors

Welcome to Anoka Technical College’s Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP)! You are in integral part of our learning community, and we are excited for you to join our program and look forward to a strong partnership that is mutually beneficial.

Application

 In order to teach in the Concurrent Enrollment Program, a high school instructor must complete an application and be approved by the college. CEP instructors must meet the college minimum credentials for faculty members. Credentials needed to teach courses in the Minnesota State system are determined at the system level. All high school instructors teaching CE courses with Anoka Tech must meet the credentials for their field. After receiving credentialing approval, high school instructors will be assigned a faculty liaison at the college, and attend a mandatory New CE Instructor Orientation to complete an onboarding process. Please review the Staff Handbook for additional information. 

CEP Staff Handbook

The Concurrent Enrollment Program Staff Handbook serves as a guide for all high school instructors, high school staff, faculty liaisons, and college staff to ensure all parties know the roles and responsibilities expected of them. Anoka Tech processes must adhere to the policies and procedures set forth by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State), Minnesota legislation, and the National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). Therefore, Anoka Tech’s partner high schools must abide by these policies as well. Anoka Technical College expects the requirements set forth in this handbook be followed in order to remain in compliance. Along with this handbook, you are encouraged to review other resources that are available to you: NACEP and Minnesota Department of Education.

Counselors

Waiver Request

In accordance with MN State Procedure 3.5.1 Part 4 Subpart H, a high school must request approval for an exception. Language from the procedure is listed below: 

  1. 1. request approval for an exception from the president of the college or university to allow 9th or 10th grade students who rank in the upper one-tenth of their class or attain a score at or above the 90th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test, or have a favorable recommendation from a designated high school official to enroll in that course; or
  2. 2. request approval for an exception from the president of the college or university to allow non-PSEO students to enroll in that course. The president of the college or university shall approve or deny the request after the appropriate college or university consultation process. In any concurrent enrollment course that enrolls both PSEO and non-PSEO students:
    1. a. PSEO students shall be the majority of the students in the course; and
    2. b. The concurrent enrollment instructor and college or university faculty member shall ensure that all PSEO students are held to college-level course standards.

    Course Waiver Request

College Staff

Please contact Christa Hayes, Director of Partnerships, at 763-576-4008 or chayes@anokatech.edu for more information about Anoka Tech's Concurrent Enrollment program.

High School Information

Students interested in enrolling in taking a Concurrent Enrollment class should contact their high school counselor.