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360° eTECH (Pilot Program) - Bemidji

The 360° eTECH Program offers online technical education to students.  The pilot program will consist of 7 manufacturing career related courses, which are delivered 100% online.  These courses are taught by a consortium of our partnering 2-year community and technical colleges.  Participants completing all 7 courses will receive a Production Technologies 15 credit Certificate, which sets them on a Pathway to advanced degrees and careers.  Advanced certificates are offered as well, in the areas of Automation, Machining, and Welding.  The certificates are stackable, so students can keep building on their education all the way to two 4-year BAS degrees at Bemidji State University, in the areas of Applied Engineering and Technology Management.

Postsecondary Partners:

Central Lakes College Lake Superior College Northland Community & Technical College Northwest Technical College Pine Technical College Riverland Community College St. Cloud Technical & Community College Saint Paul College.

Secondary Partners:

To date, we have spoken to a combination of 8 different high school entities encompassing 18 high schools within the state. Strong interest and verbal commitment has been obtained from 7 of the 8 high school entities.

Student Eligibility:

Minnesota State Statute 124D.09 MnSCU board policy 3.5.1

Faculty Credentialing and/or Teacher Licensure Requirements which support this program:

For Concurrent Enrollment, we will follow state statute and MnSCU policy for college faculty that mentor high school faculty members in the delivery of the course(s).

Type of Program:

•  Career & Technical Education (CTE)
•  Concurrent Enrollment

Grade Level(s) Served:

10th, 11th, 12th

For more information, visit the eTECH website.

etech website
Postsecondary Contacts:

Jeremy Leffelman | (218) 755-4222
Sandra Fabian | (301) 308-5908

Program Components:

•  Online Program
•  Postsecondary credits can be earned through this program
•  Classes taught by high school teachers
•  Classes taught by college personnel
•  Instruction takes place in the high school

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