The University of Minnesota Crookston and Northwood Technical College of Wisconsin are paving the way for graduates to earn their bachelor’s degree after an agreement was recently signed between the two institutions. Students who receive their Machine Tool Technician Technical diploma from Northwood will now have the opportunity to continue their education and receive a degree from the U of M Crookston’s Manufacturing Management program.

With this agreement, students earn 56 credits at Northwood Technical College and 65 credits at the University of Minnesota Crookston for a total of 121 credits. 

Senior Vice Chancellor Rosemary Johnsen signs the agreement with Northwood Technical College of Wisconsin

“We’re proud to offer graduates of Northwood Technical College the opportunity to maximize their earned credits in order to pursue their bachelor’s degree,” said Business, Arts, and Education Associate Vice Chancellor Shawn Boyne. “The manufacturing industry is the backbone of American innovation and industriousness.”

The Manufacturing Management’s asynchronous course format will allow students to work full-time while completing their degree at their own pace in consideration of course deadlines. The curriculum in the BMM in Manufacturing Management includes 18-credits of liberal education allowing subject matter to focus on topics unique to manufacturing such as lean manufacturing, maintenance and safety, applied quality, operations management, and more. 

Associate Vice Chancellor for Business, Arts, and Education Shawn Boyne signs the agreement with Northwood Technical College of Wisconsin

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