ANOKA, MINN. – Anoka-Hennepin School District students interested in aeronautics now have the opportunity to get credit due to a partnership with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) and Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU).
Anoka-Hennepin’s Secondary Technical Education Program (STEP) will begin offering courses in aviation technology in the fall of 2013.
The specified aviation occupations curriculum at the high school level is linked with the curriculum of specified aviation occupations program(s) at the post-secondary level in such a way that duplication and overlap of instruction is virtually eliminated, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Office of Aeronautics. MnDOT’s aeronautics office helped make the aviation technology articulation agreement possible.
The new initiative is intended to keep some of the $48 million in tuition lost each year to colleges outside of Minnesota in the state of Minnesota.