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MSCS CAD Drafting program ranked #10 nationwide by BestColleges.com

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MSC Southeast Online CAD Drafting Technologies program ranked #10 nationwide by BestColleges.com 

Best Colleges Online SealWe are excited to announce that our Associate of Applied Science in Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting Technologies degree has again been ranked one of the top online CAD programs within the entire United States by BestColleges.com. Now ranked at #10, the program is celebrating its second consecutive year to be ranked in the Top 20 and its first year in the Top 10!

MSCS's CAD program has grown dramatically over the last decade, as faculty have worked to tailor the degree to today’s modern industry, while also ensuring flexible course offerings for both traditional students and working professionals. Enrollment has increased by nearly 300% since 2012, while tuition costs are among the lowest in the nation.

According to BestColleges.com, the CAD Drafting program at MSC Southeast "provides a flexible, quality, online education that students can afford. [MSCS] stands out as one of the best of the best." The rankings at BestColleges.com reflect academic quality and affordability, and are based on data hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics.

MSCS's CAD program has evolved from a degree offered only on campus to a degree which is available 100% online, enrolls students from as far afield as Bulgaria and Russia, and uses some of the most advanced online teaching tools available.

"With input from MSC Southeast administrators, faculty members, student services, IT professionals, advisory board members, and more, we have been able to develop a CAD design program that provides rigor and quality in meeting the needs of our far flung student body," says CAD instructor Jim Ziegler. "Placement in the BestColleges.com Top Ten is important, as it shows that we are doing what we set out to do."

Tyler Litscher, a mechanical designer at Thern Inc. in Winona, has recently joined the faculty at MSC Southeast. "As a former student, I am excited to see the program's prestigious recognition," he says. "I began the CAD program as a student in its first year online and am glad to see how much it has prospered since.  I believe the continued growth unequivocally demonstrates the quality of this program at Southeast.

"Working as a part time instructor for the past 20 plus years I am happy and excited for our program’s success. I hope this is the beginning of many more achievements to come," adds instructor Celeste Pronchinske.

"It is our intent to keep changing with the times in providing the excellent CAD training that has become our trademark here at Minnesota State College Southeast," Jim Ziegler concludes.

For more information, see: http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-online-drafting-programs/

WSU to offer Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program in Red Wing

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WSU to offer Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program in Red Wing

Hybrid classes will combine online learning with face-to-face classes at MSC Southeast's Red Wing Campus 

WSU-MSCS Agreement SigningFor associate degree nurses -- also known as registered nurses -- earning a bachelor of science degree in nursing can become the pathway to a more challenging career with increased responsibilities and rewards.

Winona State University has already developed a successful RN to BSN completion program serving nurses in Rochester and La Crescent. 

Beginning this fall, WSU will expand its programming to include the Red Wing area. Hybrid/blended classes will combine online study with classroom/lab study at Minnesota State College Southeast's Red Wing campus. 

The RN-BS Completion program is designed to be flexible for working RNs, with part-time (2, 3 or 4 year) and full-time (1 year) plans of study available. Although the face-to-face component of the coursework will take place at MSC Southeast, enrollment in the program will be managed through Winona State University and classes will be taught by WSU faculty. 

WSU will hold information sessions in Red Wing beginning later in August and throughout the fall semester. At these sessions, WSU faculty will be available to advise potential students and help with the admission process.

  • Selected online-only courses will be offered for qualified Red Wing area students beginning in Fall 2017.
  • Required RN-BS Completion courses are anticipated to start in Red Wing in January 2018. 

Dr. Duran cuts cakeOn Thursday, August 10, 2017 college leadership from both institutions met at the MSC Southeast Red Wing campus to sign an agreement and answer questions. 

"My hope is that this is just the beginning of new programmatic collaborations and connections for the Winona and Red Wing communities," says Dr. Patricia Rogers, Provost & Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Winona State University. 

"Being able to host a bachelor's degree completion program on our Red Wing campus is an exciting first step in expanding our service to the community," adds Dr. Dorothy Duran, President of Minnesota State College Southeast. "There is great demand for higher education opportunities here, as well as a need for health care professionals with advanced qualifications."

For more information or to apply for admission, email RN-BSCompletion@winona.edu or call 507-285-7349 (800-366-5418, extension 7349). 

See http://www.winona.edu/undergrad-nursing/default.asp for additional details.

See the story/video online at republican-eagle.com.

 

 


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