College Services Continued
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.
The Coon Rapids Campus provides onsite Career Resource services to current students and alumni. The Career Resource Office provides information and training on:
For more information, call at 763-433-1430
All students registering for credit coursework are assigned an official email account upon registration. ARCC uses email as the primary method of communication with students. Students are responsible for information, notices and deadlines disseminated through email. View more information about email accounts.
English Language Learners
Both campuses of ARCC offer materials and services for English Language Learners (ELL) and for students for whom English is a Second Language (ESL). In the Academic Support Center, students may use a dedicated ELL/ESL computer terminal to practice reading, writing and speaking skills, or take a free class. In the Library, students will find a videotape series on living in the United States. The series offers 26 episodes that profile everyday situations faced by individuals new to the country. Also available are audiotape recordings, including a variety of popular fiction and classics. Additional audiotapes allow self-directed study for those needing extra support and practice of language skills.
In addition to the developmental courses offered by ARCC, If you need to brush up your skills before enrolling in college, Mindquest Academy offers online classes to Minnesota adults who may not be college-ready.
The Financial Aid Office processes and coordinates grant, loan and work-study assistance for students.
Students are encouraged to have some type of health insurance to help pay for health care. ARCC does not provide health or accident insurance, and therefore, assumes no responsibility for medical expenses. However an insurance plan designed for MnSCU students is available (click on Find My School's Plan, School/Association Name: Minnesota, select Minnesota Community & Technical College).
All international students are required to purchase the MnSCU International Student Accident and Illness insurance plan as part of the International Student Admission process.
The Coon Rapids Campus maintains a listing of local apartment complexes and a listing of possible roommates/rooms for rent. The housing list is updated monthly from call-in requests. The college does not screen or endorse listings for housing or roommates, so use your best judgment when meeting prospective roommates or investigating a nearby apartment.
You may also conduct your own web search of rental opportunities at anyone of the following:
The Libraries at each ARCC campus provide a variety of instructional resources and services to students. Each library also has individual study spaces as well as listening and viewing areas.
The book, periodical and non-print collection in each library is coordinated with the college curriculum to provide students with the resources relevant to their courses of study.
For information not available locally, students have access to materials from over 300 libraries through MINITEX, the state Interlibrary Loan Coordinating Office, and through WebPALS and MnLINK, the libraries’ online catalogs. WebPALS includes all MnSCU libraries, state agency libraries and a number of private academic libraries throughout the state. MnLINK includes the University of Minnesota libraries, additional private academic libraries and public libraries.
Student/Tech ID cards are required for checking out materials.
Lost and Found
Students may turn in or claim lost items to the Security Office or the Information Center. Information Center staff will contact Security Officers to retrieve and store items.4. Unclaimed items will be held for 60 days. After 60 days from the time it was turned in, the property will be given to charitable organizations. USB storage and documents containing confidential data will be destroyed.
Multicultural Student Services
The college encourages an atmosphere that welcomes students of color. Activities that promote multiculturalism are offered throughout the year and are open to the public. The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is a vital component to the college's commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.
Records and Registration
The Records and Registration Office processes admission applications, registration and transfer transactions, transfer and graduation evaluations, and maintains all permanent student records.
Safety and Security
Anoka-Ramsey Community College provides security services, including security escort services, police patrol, security officers on duty, and more. Safety and Security is provided to our students, faculty and staff on a pro - active basis with an emphasis on crime prevention that considers the rights and dignity of everyone. Visit the Safety and Security web site for more information.
An electronic Student Bulletin relays official announcements, information and important events for all students.
Photo ID Cards
**Students must present a valid photo ID in order to receive an ARCC Student Photo ID Card. Acceptable photo ID's are Driver's License, high school ID, prior college ID, passport, etc..
Your Photo ID Card is required to check out library materials, use the fitness center or open weight room, obtain free entrance into several student activities, and receive student discounts at participating Cambridge area and Coon Rapids area businesses.
Beginning Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 students will be assessed a $5.00 replacement fee for a lost photo ID card.
The Cambridge Campus provides Photo IDs through the Information Desk according to the following schedule:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Coon Rapids Campus provides Photo ID's in Room SC114 according to the following schedule:
||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
||12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
||2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
||4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
||9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
3rd week of semester 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(Monday, January 27 through Thursday, January 30)
Student ID Information
If you lose your student ID card, you will be assessed a $5 replacement fee.
You photo ID is valid for the length of time you attend Anoka-Ramsey Community College
FREE access to the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Library
Two FREE tickets to all Anoka-Ramsey Community College theatre productions each year
FREE admission into all Anoka-Ramsey Community College home athletic events
FREE use of the Weight Room and Gym during open Gym/Weight Room hours
FREE entry into numerous student life/activity programs/events
Discounts to several participating area businesses (check with individual businesses)
The Academic Support Center at the Cambridge Campus and the Testing Center at the Coon Rapids Campus serve students by providing placement testing for appropriate course placement as well as alternative, career and make-up testing.
TRIO and Related Programs
TRIO programs are federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. They are designed to provide access and opportunity for modest income students who are the first in their family to attend college. Our TRIO and related programs include Upward Bound (Cambridge and Coon Rapids campuses), Student Support Services (Coon Rapids campus) and Aspire (Cambridge Campus).
TRIO Upward Bound - Cambridge or TRIO Upward Bound Coon Rapids provides services to high school students to ensure they are completing work in preparation for entrance into college. Upward Bound consists of an academic-year component and a six week summer session. Services include: academic advising, tutoring, career exploration, cultural activities, college entrance exam preparation, and assistance with the college application process including financial aid. The goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
TRIO Student Support Services - Coon Rapids is designed to offer services to college students to increase their retention, improve their grade point average, and assist them in graduating and/or transferring in a timely manner. Services provided include academic and career guidance, degree and transfer planning, tuition-free courses, academic success workshops, social/academic activities and events, and individualized tutors. The goal of the program is to increase college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. Along with modest-income and first generation students, the Student Support Services program also serves students that have a documented disability. This program is available on the Coon Rapids campus only.
Tutoring/Academic Support Center
The Academic Support Center (ASC) is a peer-tutoring program providing free, drop-in tutoring in a variety of subjects. The ASC supports an on-site computer lab, a collection of handouts on study skills and writing tips, study skills workshops and study group information and online English tutoring via email.
The College offers a variety of ways to assist Veterans as they re-enter and continue with education. Check out our Military Education Resource Center (MERC) and get connected with other vets, work closely with our Records Office to process your veterans benefits, watch for special events designed exclusively for veterans and their families.
Minnesota Voter Registration cards are available from the Student Activities Office at the Coon Rapids Campus and the Student Services Office at the Cambridge Campus. The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State provides useful information for voters.