College Services

Anoka-Ramsey offers a variety of resources that support the needs of our students on either campus. Check out all the services available – free of charge to our students.

Access to Students with Disabilities

Students with documented disabilities or other special needs, such as learning differences, physical challenges or health concerns, are able to utilize special assistance from Access Services to help students realize the potential for academic success. Please allow at least a one-month advance notice for:

  • Interpreters for hard-of-hearing or deaf students
  • Textbooks on tape/CD and Braille (requires a two-month advance request)
  • Note-taker or permission to tape lectures
  • Testing accommodations
  • Peer tutors
  • Assistive technology (Kurzweil scan and read software, Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition)
  • Accommodations for wheelchair or other special furniture
  • Individualized help with program planning and course selection
  • Referral to outside agencies for additional services
  • Priority registration

Faculty & Staff Guide to Working with Students with Disabilities 

Admissions Office

The Admissions Office provides admission and degree information, tours and admissions advising to prospective students of ARCC.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) /General Educational Development (GED)

The Tutoring/Academic Support Center provides free, year-round support for:

  • GED preparation
  • Reading enhancement
  • Writing skills
  • Basic math skill
  • ACCUPLACER preparation

Air Force ROTC

An ARCC student may enroll in Aerospace Studies at the University of St. Thomas. Air Force ROTC is an educational and leadership program designed to prepare a student for a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. For more information on enrollment and tuition assistance, contact the Department of Aerospace Studies, University of St. Thomas, 651.962.6320 or 1.800.328.6819 extension 6320.

Alumni Relations

Anoka-Ramsey Community College believes in life-long learning and the on-going relationship between former students and the College, it’s students, faculty, and staff. The Alumni Relations Office develops and presents events and services that bring together current and former students for social, cultural, mentoring, educational, career networking and community service opportunities. Alumni relations also partners with the Admissions Office and Multicultural Student Services to provide a supportive and interconnected experience for prospects, students, and alumni.

Ask Us 

This online feature is available for current and prospective students. It offers quick, efficient, accurate answers to many student questions 24 hours a day/seven days a week. The AskUs icon is a click away on all college web pages.


The Bookstore carries new and used textbooks and other college supplies for your convenience. The Coon Rapids Campus Bookstore also sells Metro Transit bus passes, rents lockers and serves as the Theatre Box Office.

Book Charges—Students with confirmed financial aid in excess of tuition and fee obligations are allowed to charge books against their financial aid during a six-day period each term (two days prior to each term through the fourth day of the term). You may only use the book charge process once each term.

Book Returns—The Bookstore will issue a full refund for unopened/wrapped books returned with a receipt and returned within the first ten days of fall or spring semester and within the first five days of summer session.

Book Buy Back Service—A wholesale company is on campus during finals week of each semester and towards the end of class during summer session to buy back books at market value prices established by national supply and demand.

Business Office

Tuition and fees, payments and distribution of financial aid, grants, loans, and scholarship monies are made through the Business Office.

Car Starting Service

The Coon Rapids Campus offers a free car starting service to students. Simply call Highway 10 Mobil Station at 763.757.6789 and show your Student/Tech ID card to use this free service.

Career Center

Students seeking assistance with career exploration and planning will find many resources in the Career Center, including:

  • Occupational information that outlines job descriptions, required education and training , working conditions, salary range, employment outlook and related occupations.
  • Guides and resources for resume and cover letter development, interviewing skills, job search strategies, and job postings.
  • Computerized programs that allow you to explore your interests, values, and decision-making skills to aid in identifying potential career directions.
  • Educational materials that include transfer guides and program sheets, college catalogs to transfer institutions throughout Minnesota and the United States.

Child Care Assistance

Funds are available under the Post-Secondary Childcare Grant Program. For an application and information, visit Financial Aid.

Counseling and Advising

The Counseling and Advising Service accepts appointments and walk-ins for the following:

Academic/Education Counseling—educational planning and academic decision-making, including course selection, major selection, academic progress, graduation, transfer and related academic issues.

Career Counseling—career decision-making and planning through assessment of personal interests, values and abilities, and career exploration.

Online Advising—a web-based feature, AskUs, allows students to have their questions answered 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Users may search our FAQs or submit a questions and be guaranteed an email response within one business day.

Personal Counseling—on-campus counseling and referrals to off-campus resources for personal and/or emotional adjustment issues.

Group Programs— workshops and groups to address personal development, self-help, stress management, self-esteem, transfer information, resume writing and interviewing, etc.

Experiential Learning

The Experiential Learning office engages students, faculty and staff in both volunteer opportunities and service-learning projects in order to cultivate a life-long spirit of service. Students are invited to visit the office to find community service and internship opportunities, get assistance in organizing a service project, and obtain information about social issues, area non-profits and social service agencies.