Trades & Industry New Student Information

Laptops are required for the following programs:

  • Land Surveying
  • Architectural Construction
  • Mechanical Design

Most Trades & Industry programs require uniforms which can be purchased at the BookStore.

Tools are required for many programs, ranging from a couple of hundred dollars to more than $3,500. You will receive a tool list when you meet with your advisor.

Auto Services students MUST have a clean driving record and be able to operate a manual transmission vehicle.

Energy and Welding have Fall and Spring semester starts. All other programs begin Fall semester only.  If you would like to take classes the spring semester before a start, there may be general education or general studies courses to choose from.

Electrical Construction technology students are highly encouraged to join the MESA (MN Electrical Student Association) for a $20 fee. The cost is more than recovered in perks.

You will have a faculty advisor from your major.  You will be required to meet with your advisor once each semester in order to get your access code for registration.