Apr 18, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information


Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Saint Paul College meets established standards and is approved for the instruction of veterans and members of the workforce needing training or retraining. Saint Paul College meets the definition of an institution of higher education, and students are entitled to participate in federal financial assistance programs.

Program Accreditation

To ensure the highest possible program standards, Saint Paul College is also accredited by:

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Saint Paul College is one of the 37 colleges and universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The colleges in the system provide a wide array of opportunities for lifelong education in academic and technical fields, ranging from short-term certificate programs to doctoral programs. Approximately 34,000 students graduate from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities each year. Refer to the System website www.minnstate.edu for further information.

Alliances and Memberships

Students, Alumni & the Employer Connection

Saint Paul College offers undergraduate programs of two years or less to a widely diverse student population. Students are welcome regardless of their background, experience, or previous educational endeavors. The common goal of all students, however, is their desire for Education for Employment… Education for Life!

Alumni Relations

The College sponsors an Alumni Association to complement the educational process. All Saint Paul College graduates are encouraged to join. Call 651.846.1469 or visit saintpaul.edu/ Alumni for further information.

Alliances with Business and Industry

Saint Paul College’s greatest asset is its success in providing employment opportunity for graduates. This is due to its partnerships with the businesses, industries and trade unions with whom we collaborate. Saint Paul College relies on these major stakeholders to:

  1. Hire our graduates;
  2. Serve on our Advisory Committees to ensure relevant and current curriculum content and instruction; and
  3. Provide quality assurance and identity within the community.

The College’s relationships with businesses, industries, trade unions and alumni have remained strong to help ensure that the tradition of quality will be continuously enhanced through information, involvement and improvement.

Workforce Training & Continuing Education (WTCE)

The Workforce Training and Continuing Education division at Saint Paul College serves the non-credit educational and professional development needs of organizations and individuals in the greater metropolitan area. For over 20 years, Saint Paul College’s Workforce Training & Continuing Education division has delivered high quality workforce training and continuing education ranging from development of assessments to consulting with business to meet industry, government, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, and individual needs, resulting in recognized credentials that boost performance and career opportunities. We are committed to your organizational and individual success!

Workforce Training

Workforce training provides quality training programs delivered at your location, online or on campus. We assist businesses and organizations in staying informed and knowledgeable about advances and best practices pertinent to workplace skills, leadership, organizational sustainability, and business solutions.

Training is provided in the format that best meets the needs of the client, for example:

  • Offering over 100 unique courses through Web-based training.
  • Presenting seminars on pertinent and timely topics for industry partners and individual professional development.
  • Designing hands-on experiential workshops to promote application of newly acquired behaviors, attitudes, or skills.
  • Enhancing skills or specific knowledge relating to career and professional development through continuing education courses.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education provides adult learners the opportunity to enroll in non-credit courses that build career related skills for personal or professional enrichment. Choose from online or classroom-based courses in a variety of fields and content areas.

Examples of training offered through WTCE:

  • AutoCAD Training
  • Business Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Child Development
  • Esthetics Re-licensure & Training
  • Forklift Training
  • Health Care
  • Leadership/Management
  • Microsoft Training
  • Motorcycle Training
  • Safety
  • ServSafe® Certification
  • Supervisory & Management Training
  • Welding
  • Workers Compensation

All WTCE classes can be offered at your work site or custom tailored to meet your employees’ needs. Call 651.846.1800 or visit saintpaul.edu/WTCE for more information.