New Agreements Give Anoka Tech Grads Seamless Pathways to BSU’s TAD School

Through a series of articulation agreements signed Oct. 10, students who complete associate’s degrees in one of 15 programs offered by Anoka Technical College now have a direct path to a bachelor’s degree from Bemidji State University.

Dr. Faith C. Hensrud, president of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, joined Kent Hanson, president of Anoka Technical College and Anoka Ramsey Community College, at a signing ceremony today in Anoka, Minn., to formalize the agreements.

Hensrud was joined by Lyle Meulebroeck and Dr. Mike Lund, both assistant professors of technology, art and design at BSU, and Dan Voss, articulation coordinator for BSU’s College of Business.

Under the series of articulation agreements, students in 15 programs Anoka Technical College now have direct paths to three different bachelor of applied science programs in Bemidji State’s School of Technology, Art & Design.

Graduates from Anoka’s mechanical drafting & design technology; landscape technology; biomedical equipment technician; electrical engineering technology; CNC manufacturing technology; software development; network analyst; business data technician; game programming; convergence technology; database design & development; mobile development; and web design & development programs can transfer directly into BSU’s applied engineering or applied management programs, either online or on campus.

Students in Anoka’s architectural technology program can seamlessly advance to BSU’s applied engineering or applied management programs, either online or on campus, or into BSU’s on-campus bachelor of science in project management program.

Golf course management students at Anoka Tech can transfer into BSU’s online or on campus applied management program.

Students who fulfill Anoka Technical College’s graduation requirements for the participating 72-credit programs will transfer to BSU and complete 67 credits to receive their bachelor’s degrees. The articulation agreements are effective for five years, until July 2022.


Bemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding.