Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice department at Inver Hills provides distinct pathways to careers in corrections and law enforcement.

Criminal Justice


Contact Information

Leslie Palmer
Criminal Justice Instructor

lpalmer@inverhills.edu
651-450-3619

Admissions Team

admissions@inverhills.edu
651-450-3000
College Center

Criminal Justice Information Sessions

Interested in learning more about the exciting educational and career opportunities in the Criminal Justice field? If so, sign up to attend this information session about the Criminal Justice Department here at Inver Hills. You will learn more about our Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Associate of Science degrees and our Law Enforcement and Corrections certificate programs.


Watch the video to learn more about the Criminal Justice degree program

Degrees

A.S., Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway – 60 credits

This course of study is designed to prepare individuals for careers in security, policing, courts, corrections, rehabilitation, crime prevention, and victim advocacy.

The Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway A.S. offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Criminal Justice bachelor's degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing the pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State Universities* enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

The Criminal Justice Pathway consists of the required pathway curriculum, as well as completion of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), to bring your credit total to 60 credits.

*Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Coursework   Program Planning Guide

Criminal Justice Curriculum – 18 credits

Required Program Core - 15 credits

Course Number Title Credits
CJS 1150 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 cr
CJS 1152 Peace Offer and Community 3 cr
CJS 1154 Juvenile Justice 3 cr
CJS 1156 American Corrections 3 cr
CJS 2158 Criminology 3 cr
Total Credits: 15

Program Electives (choose from the following) – 3 credits 1

Course Number Title Credits
COMM 2240 Intercultural Communication 3 cr
EMS 1100 Emergency Medical Responder2 3 cr
HLTH 1130 Drug Use and Abuse 3 cr
PSYC 2250 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr
Total Credits: 3

General Education Requirements – 42 credits

The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) requires a minimum of 40 credits. You must complete the MnTC courses that are specifically designated below. You may choose the other courses from each goal area from the list located at: inverhills.edu/MnTC

To streamline your degree, you are encouraged to choose MnTC Goal 3 and 6 courses that also meet MnTC Goal areas 8 and 10.

Goal 1 Communication - 9 courses

Goal Description Courses
Goal 1 Communication
  • ENGL 1108 Writing & Research Skills
  • ENG 1111, 1114 OR 1130
  • COMM 1100 Interpersonal Communication
3 cr
Goal 2 Critical Thinking
  • Satisfied by First Year Experience course or MnTC completion
 
Goal 3 Natural Science (1 course must include lab)
  • Goal 3a (BIOL 1123 recommended)
  • Any Goal 3b course
2 cr
Goal 4 Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
  • Any Goal 4 (MATH 1103 recommended)
1 cr
Goal 5 History/Social Sciences/Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology
  • POLS 1121 State and Local Government3 OR
    POLS 1161 Constitutional Law
  • SOC 1127 Social Inequalities: Race, Class & Gender
3 cr
Goal 6 Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature
  • Any Goal 6a course
  • PHIL 1112 Ethics
  • Any additional Goal 6a or 6b course
3 cr
Goal 7 Human Diversity
  • SOC 1127 - Satisfied by Pathway
 
Goal 8 Global Perspective
  • May be satisfied by utilizing a course from Goal 6
 
Goal 9 Ethical and Civic Responsibility
  • INTS 1150 Public Service in Diverse Communities2 OR
    SJS 1100 Introduction to Social Justice
1 cr
Goal 10 People and the Environment
  • May be satisfied by utilizing a course from Goal 3
 
Total Courses: 60

1 CJS 2289 Field Experience in Criminal Justice may be substituted to fill this requirement.

2 Students intending to continue on to the Peace Officer Professional Licensing Core, and not currently certified as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), should choose EMS 1100 Emergency Medical Responder as their program elective. All students intending to pursue the Peace Officer Professional Licensing Core must choose INTS 1150 Public Service in Diverse Communities as their Goal 9 course.

3 Students intending to transfer to MN State University Mankato should choose POLS 1121 State & Local Government.

Full-Time Recommended Course Of Study

Note: Not all courses will be available every semester. For a complete list of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Goal Area course choices, please visit: inverhills.edu/MnTC

Semester 1 - 16 Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CJS 1150 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 cr
COMM 1100 Interpersonal Communication 3 cr
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4 cr
SOC 1127 Social Inequality: Race, Class, Gender 3 cr
MnTC Goal 6a/8 elective   3 cr
Total Credits: 16

Semester 2 - 14 Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CJS 1154 Juvenile Justice 3 cr
CJS 1156 American Corrections 3 cr
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology 4 cr
MnTC Goal 3a elective BIOL 1123 recommended 4 cr
Total Credits: 14

Semester 3 - 16 Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CJS 1152 Peace Officer and Community 3 cr
CJS 1158 Criminology 3 cr
INTS 1150 OR
SJS 1100
Public Service in Diverse Communities2 OR
Introduction to Social Justice
2-3 cr
POLS 1121 OR
POLS 1161
State and Local Government3 OR
Constitutional Law
3 cr
MnTC Goal 4 elective MATH 1103 recommended 3-4 cr
Total Credits: 15

Semester 4 - 15 Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENG 1111, 1114 OR 1130   2-3 cr
PHIL 1112 Ethics 3cr
MnTC Goal 3b/10 elective   3-4 cr
MnTC Goal 6a OR 6b elective   3 cr
Program elective 1,2   3 cr
Total Credits: 15

1 CJS 2289 Field Experience in Criminal Justice may be substituted to fill this requirement.

2 Students intending to continue on to the Peace Officer Professional Licensing Core, and not currently certified as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), should choose EMS 1100 Emergency Medical Responder as their program elective. All students intending to pursue the Peace Officer Professional Licensing Core must choose INTS 1150 Public Service in Diverse Communities as their Goal 9 course.

3 Students intending to transfer to MN State University Mankato should choose POLS 1121 State & Local Government.

Part-Time Recommended Course Of Study

Note: Not all courses will be available every semester. For a complete list of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Goal Area course choices, please visit: inverhills.edu/MnTC

Semester 1 - 10 Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CJS 1150 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 cr
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4 cr
SOC 1127 Social Inequality: Race, Class, Gender 3 cr
Total Credits: 10

Semester 2 - 9 Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CJS 1154 Juvenile Justice 3 cr
COMM 1100 Interpersonal Communication 3 cr
POLS 1121 OR
POLS 1161
State and Local Government3 OR
Constitutional Law
3 cr
Total Credits: 9

Semester 3 - 9 Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CJS 1152 Peace Officer and Community 3 cr
ENG 1111, 1114 OR 1130   2-3 cr
MnTC Goal 3a elective BIOL 1123 recommended 3-4 cr
Total Credits: 9

Semester 4 - 9 Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CJS 1156 American Corrections 3 cr
INTS 1150 OR
SJS 1100
Public Service in Diverse Communities2 OR
Introduction to Social Justice
2-3 cr
MnTC Goal 4 elective MATH 1103 recommended 3-4 cr
Total Credits: 9

Semester 5 - 10 Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CJS 2158 Criminology 3 cr
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology 4 cr
MnTC Goal 6a/8 elective   3 cr
Total Credits: 10

Semester 6 - 6 Credits

Course Number Title Credits
PHIL 1112 Ethics 3 cr
Program elective1,2   3 cr
Total Credits: 6

Semester 7 - 7 Credits

Course Number Title Credits
MnTC Goal 3b/10 elective   4 cr
MnTC Goal 6a OR 6b elective   3 cr
Total Credits: 7

1CJS 2289 Field Experience in Criminal Justice may be substituted to fill this requirement.

22 Students intending to continue on to the Peace Officer Professional Licensing Core, and not currently certified as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), should choose EMS 1100 Emergency Medical Responder as their program elective. All students intending to pursue the Peace Officer Professional Licensing Core must choose INTS 1150 Public Service in Diverse Communities as their Goal 9 course.

3Students intending to transfer to MN State University Mankato should choose POLS 1121 State & Local Government.


Corrections Certificate

This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in a state or local corrections system. This one-year certificate program will provide theoretical and practical knowledge and a well-rounded basis for interacting with corrections clients in a variety of correctional settings.

Note: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid.

Corrections Curriculum - 16 Credits

Coursework   Program Planning Guide
Course Number Title Credits
CJS 1156 American Corrections 3 cr
CJS 1162 Special Populations in CJ 3 cr
CJS 2112 Community Corrections 3 cr
CJS 2114 Legal Issues and Corrections 3 cr
CJS 2116 Report Writing in Corrections 1 cr
HLTH 1130 Drug Use/Abuse 3 cr
Total Credits: 16
Course Descriptions

CJS 1150  Introduction to Criminal Justice   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 1150

Describes the American system of criminal justice, including theories of crime and justice, criminal law, policing, courts, associated pre- and post-trial legal processes, corrections, juvenile justice, and special issues in criminal justice. This course will also explore criminal justice careers, changes to the system, and the future of criminal justice. This course promotes five (5) core values: Accountability, Compassion/Empathy, Integrity, Cultural Responsiveness, and Interpersonal Communication. These core values serve as the foundation to prepare future public servant leaders.?

CJS 1152  Peace Officer and Community   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 1152

Studies the historical and contemporary roles of policing in society, strategies for positive peace officer-community relations and career-related issues for peace officers. This course promotes five (5) core values: Accountability, Compassion/Empathy, Integrity, Cultural Responsiveness, and Interpersonal Communication. These core values serve as the foundation to prepare future public servant leaders.

CJS 1154  Juvenile Justice   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 1154

Examines the historical foundations, current philosophies, procedures and characteristics of the juvenile justice system. This course explores theories of delinquency, evaluation methods to assess behaviors and develop strategies while working with juveniles, as well as, Minnesota statutes and community corrections systems that apply specifically to juveniles. This course promotes five (5) core values: Accountability, Compassion/Empathy, Integrity, Cultural Responsiveness, and Interpersonal Communication. These core values serve as the foundation to prepare future public servant leaders.

CJS 1156  American Corrections   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 1156

Considers the history, theories and practices of corrections, which will be reviewed and applied to the Minnesota corrections system. Course formerly known as CJS1156 Introduction to Corrections.

CJS 1158  Criminology   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 1158

Explores the biological, sociological, and psychological perspectives on the etiology of criminal behavior and applies them to selected case histories.

CJS 1160  Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice Professionals   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 1160

Acquaint students with relevant content of the United States Constitution and Constitutional Amendments within political, social, and historical contexts; and examine the cognitive process in key judicial decisions. Prerequisites: CJS 1150 or instructor approval.

CJS 1162  Special Populations in CJ   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 1162

Explains the current trends in criminal justice, which recognizes the diversity of offenders that populates the criminal justice system. Taken from criminological, anthropological, and sociological perspectives, this course will analyze the issues which prompted a specialized approach to various offender groups. Topics will include elderly offenders, mentally ill and emotionally disturbed offenders, sexual deviants, gang classified offenders, drug/alcohol abusers, various minority groups, and juvenile offenders. Historical development, societal issues, crime and punishment, discrimination, employment, and other serious problems are considered throughout.

CJS 1190  Field Experience: Criminal Justice   4.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 1190

Accomplishes an off-campus learning experience in an agency providing a learning environment for students interested in the sociological perspective. Emphasis will be placed on experiences that relate to the student's career interests. In most instances these placements will be with law enforcement agencies and/or corrections. Prereq: CJS 1150, permission of internship coordinator, and attendance at an orientation session during the semester prior to registering for CJS 1190.

CJS 2112  Community Corrections   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2112

Introduces alternatives to traditional incarceration for convicted criminals and people on probation and parole. Topics include the history of community corrections, the legal framework for community corrections, the growth potential of the field, and the role of the corrections professional. Emphasis is upon sentencing, probation, parole, pre-trial release programs, intermediate sanctions, and halfway houses. Prerequisites: CJS 1156 with a grade of C or higher.

CJS 2114  Legal Issues and Corrections   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2114

Studies the legal rights and obligations of probationers, inmates, and parolees. Constitutional issues such as privacy, search and seizure, correspondence, medical treatment and religious practice will be studied. Topics will also include the legal rights of incarcerated individuals confined in public and private facilities, along with the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of corrections agencies and personnel. Juvenile corrections included. Prerequisites: CJS 1156 with a grade of C or higher.

CJS 2116  Report Writing in Corrections   1.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2116

Provides the technical understanding and practical application in basic report writing, note taking and standardized report forms commonly used by corrections personnel. Topics include proper note-taking, report writing mechanics, style, and editing, and data privacy rules and regulations. Emphasis is placed on developing a clear, concise style in expressing factual, relevant information. Job search skills are covered; including resume/cover letter writing, and background/interview preparation. Prerequisites: CJS 1156 with a grade of C or higher and ENG 1108 with a grade of C or higher.

CJS 2158  Criminology   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2158

Explores the biological, sociological, and psychological perspectives on the etiology of criminal behavior and applies them to selected case histories. Course formerly known as CJS 1158 Criminology.

CJS 2160  Criminal Justice and the Constitution   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2160

Acquaint students with relevant content of the United States Constitution and Constitutional Amendments within political, social, and historical contexts; and examine the cognitive process in key judicial decisions. Course formerly known as CJS 1160 Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice Professionals. Prerequisites: CJS 1150 or instructor approval.

CJS 2189  Corrections Internship   4.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2189

Provides an off-campus experiential learning experience in a professional organization in the field of corrections. Emphasis will be placed on experiences that relate to the student's career interests. Prerequisites: CJS 1156, CJS 2112, and permission of internship coordinator and attendance at an orientation session during the semester prior to registering for CJS 2289.

CJS 2225  Theory and Practice of Criminal Investigations   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2225

Examines the documentation, evidence handling procedures and preservation needed in crime scene investigations. This course also explores the legal, procedural and ethical considerations in interviewing and interrogations along with balancing the constitutional rights and protection of suspects, witnesses and victims. Investigative preparation, documentation and report writing will be explored. This course promotes five (5) core values: Accountability, Compassion/Empathy, Integrity, Cultural Responsiveness, and Interpersonal Communication. These core values serve as the foundation to prepare future public servant leaders.

CJS 2230  Legal Issues and Procedures in Policing   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2230

Explores the principles of criminal procedure and the rules established by the U.S. Supreme Court relating to suspect identification, search and seizure, arrest procedures, interrogation of suspects, and the legal processes applicable to policing. Students will study the legal concepts involved in the application of various amendments to policing as well as the Minnesota State Constitution, the U.S. Constitution and their procedural requirements. This course promotes five (5) core values: Accountability, Compassion/Empathy, Integrity, Cultural Responsiveness, and Interpersonal Communication. These core values serve as the foundation to prepare future public servant leaders.??

CJS 2231  Minnesota Criminal and Traffic Code   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2231

Prepares professional peace officers with contemporary policing options and practices to identify, analyze and apply Minnesota criminal statutes and traffic code. This course promotes five (5) core values: Accountability, Compassion/Empathy, Integrity, Cultural Responsiveness, and Interpersonal Communication. These core values serve as the foundation to prepare future public servant leaders

CJS 2235  Professional Police Report Writing and Employment Preparation   2.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2235

Prepares students in the construction of professional police reports using the Minnesota POST Board approved format. Professional police report writing includes peace officer terminology, effective grammar, sentence structure and syntax. This course also includes career preparation skills such as resume development, cover letter writing, background check preparation, and interviewing for the policing field. This course promotes five (5) core values: Accountability, Compassion/Empathy, Integrity, Cultural Responsiveness, and Interpersonal Communication. These core values serve as the foundation to prepare future public servant leaders.??

CJS 2240  Peace Officer and Human Behavior   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2240

Integrates the academic knowledge, skills, and abilities of the basic patrol function of professional peace officers. These include, but are not limited to, vehicle stops, traffic enforcement, pedestrian checks, officer safety issues, and other duties as they relate to the basic patrol functions. This course promotes five (5) core values: Accountability, Compassion/Empathy, Integrity, Cultural Responsiveness, and Interpersonal Communication. These core values serve as the foundation to prepare future public servant leaders.??

CJS 2261  In Progress   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2261

Instructs students in the areas of crimes in-progress.

CJS 2275  Traffic & Driving School   2.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2275

Familiarizes students in the areas of Low Risk Traffic Stops, High Risk/Felony Stops, DWI enforcement, Crash Scene Management, Additionally, introduction to basic defensive and emergency driving techniques.

CJS 2280  Defensive Tactics   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2280

Examines defensive tactics and active shooter response.

CJS 2285  Crime Scene and Evidence   1.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2285

Examines search and seizure, booking and fingerprinting, crime scene investigations, latent prints, courtroom testimony, evidence collection and preservation.

CJS 2289  Field Experience; Criminal Justice   4.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2289

Accomplishes an off-campus learning experience in an agency providing a learning environment for students interested in the sociological perspective. Emphasis will be placed on experiences that relate to the student's career interests. In most instances these placements will be with law enforcement agencies and/or corrections. Prereq: CJS 1150, permission of internship coordinator, and attendance at an orientation session during the semester prior to registering for CJS 1190.

CJS 2290  Firearms   3.0 cr

Course Outline for CJS 2290

Integrates instruction and practical application in the use of deadly force, simunitions, firearms, and judgmental shootings.

CJS 2444  Special Topics in Law Enforcement   cr

Course Outline for CJS 2444

Examines the topics of crisis response, conflict management, and cultural diversity. This course allows students training in crisis management and mental illness crises; conflict management and mediation; and recognizing and valuing community diversity and cultural differences, which includes implicit bias training.

Transfer Pathways

With this transfer pathway, you will be able to transfer to the following majors at:

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BSOL (Beta Sigma Omega Lambda): Criminal Justice Club

Purpose: Provide criminal justice forums, job fairs, community service and awareness of criminal justice careers and academic programs, including raising awareness of the Inver Hills Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement degree and certificate programs. Visit BSOL on Facebook.

To learn more, contact:

Leslie Palmer
Criminal Justice Instructor
BSOL Faculty Advisor
651-450-3619

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Corrections

A career in corrections offers you the chance to serve your community, keep citizens safe and change lives for the better.

Top reasons to choose the corrections field:

  • Make a difference
  • Grow professionally and personally
  • Experience a dynamic work environment
  • Gain financial stability

The corrections field has three core disciplines:

  • Community corrections
  • Jails and detention
  • Prisons and institutions

Each discipline performs a specific function in the criminal justice system, each has a workforce with specialized knowledge, skills and abilities, and each can involve working with juvenile and adult offenders. Starting your career path as a corrections officer at Inver Hills will teache you how to enforce rules within a correctional facility as you work alongside certified corrections and law enforcement professionals and examine the critical roles of corrections, rehabilitation, and probation in the criminal justice system.

 

Job titles in corrections

  • Corrections officer
  • Correctional treatment specialist
  • Juvenile probation counselor
  • Prison warden
  • Probation officer
  • Substance abuse counselor

Below are just a few examples of possible career paths that can start with earning an A.S. in Criminal Justice at Inver Hills.

Law enforcement

Law enforcement officers focus on preventing criminal activity, investigating crimes committed, and apprehending suspects. Officers work with the court system to make sure perpetrators are prosecuted.

Law enforcement professionals pursue careers in three general areas:

  • Uniformed officers
    First line of defense against criminals
  • Investigators
    Investigate and solve crimes
  • Support personnel
    Work behind the scenes analyzing evidence, including crime scenes and ballistics

Law enforcement officer core competencies

  • Sound judgment
  • Problem solving
  • Empathy and compassion
  • Multitasking
  • Courage
  • Responsibility
  • Resourcefulness
  • Initiative
  • Assertiveness
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Collaboration

Job titles in law enforcement

  • ATF investigator
  • Border patrol agent
  • CIA operations officer
  • Computer forensic technician
  • Crime lab analyst
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Customs agent
  • DEA agent
  • Deputy sheriff
  • Diplomatic security agent
  • FBI agent
  • Federal air marshal
  • Fraud investigator
  • DHS agent
  • Immigration agent
  • INS agent
  • IRS special agent
  • K9 officer
  • NSA officer
  • Private security specialist
  • Police detective
  • Police officer
  • Private investigator
  • Secret Service agent
  • Sheriff
  • State trooper
  • Surveillance officer
  • U.S. Coast Guard maritime enforcement specialist
  • U.S. marshal

Below are just a few examples of possible career paths that can start with earning an A.S. in Law Enforcement at Inver Hills.

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Why Inver Hills?

MISSION, VISION & VALUES

We are committed to developing leaders in the public and protective service profession through culturally responsive, transformative education and training.

As innovators in education, who promote accountability, cultural responsiveness, communication, and integrity, we create public servant leaders who are prepared to work in and support communities.

The Criminal Justice program and curriculum promotes five (5) core values: Accountability, Compassion/Empathy, Integrity, Cultural Responsiveness, and Interpersonal Communication. These core values serve as the foundation to prepare future public servant leaders.

Completing your A.S. in Criminal Justice or A.S. in Law Enforcement degree obligations at Inver Hills is smart on several key levels:

  1. Examine the critical roles of corrections, rehabilitation, and probation in the criminal justice system
  2. Analyze the causes and effects of criminal behavior and delinquency
  3. Explore how state and federal laws work to keep our communities safe
  4. Serve and protect fellow citizens while enforcing the laws of our community
  5. Perform operations such as SWAT, crime scene investigation, interrogating suspects, counter-terrorism, and threat assessment
  6. Strengthen your mind and body through rigorous mental and physical training
  7. Receive an excellent education with one-on-one interactions with criminal justice faculty
  8. Get firsthand experience working on real-world criminal justice issues, situations and problems
  9. Save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt *

* On a national scale, student loan debt has mushroomed to $1.2 trillion, which is greater than credit card debt and auto loan debt combined. In Minnesota, the average debt for four-year grads tops $30,000; 70 percent carry a student debt load.

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,300. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000 at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver getting a topflight education firsthand from Ph.D. instructors and then transfer to a four-year as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars. It's a no-brainer.

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