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MnSCU will offer energy tech degree in fall

Nine colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will begin offering a ground-breaking, two-year degree program this fall that prepares students to work either in the renewable energy or traditional energy industries.

The colleges offering the new degree are Alexandria Technical College, Century College, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, South Central College, St. Cloud Technical College and four colleges of the Northeast Higher Education District - Hibbing Community College, Itasca Community College, Mesabi Range Community and Technical College and Vermilion College.

Partnering state-run WorkForce Centers will help recruit students and place graduates in jobs.

Individuals interested in enrolling in one of these programs should contact Carol Hegna, the project's recruitment specialist, at carol.hegna@