The following colleges are affiliated with the Nano-Link consortium:
Dakota County Technical College serves over 6000 full time students and offers 2 year and 4 year degrees in over 25 program areas. In 2004 DCTC became the first college in the United States to offer a 2 year multi-disciplinary AAS Degree in NanoScience Technology. The 72 credit curriculum covers areas of electronics, biotech and material science.
In addition to hands-on learning at DCTC and the University of MN, students gain a deep understanding of the concepts that operate at the nanoscale.
NDSCS is a two-year, comprehensive, residential college with its main campus located in Wahpeton, N.D., and a second site, referred to as NDSCS-Fargo located on 19th Avenue North in Fargo, N.D. NDSCS offers degrees, certificates, and diplomas in over 80 academic options in traditional career and technical studies as well as the liberal arts. The college also offers a variety of distance education and online courses. Approximately 94% of graduates are employed or pursuing additional college education.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College serves more than 6,500 students in credit courses each semester through more than 120 career and liberal arts programs at its four campuses located in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, Wadena, and online.
By partnering with our communities, the college also provides Custom Training Services and other responsive training programs.
Chippewa Valley Technical College is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System located in the state of Wisconsin serving an eleven-county area.
The largest campus is located in Eau Claire with major regional centers in Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, Neillsville and River Falls. The College is one of 16 WTCS colleges located throughout the state.
William Rainey Harper College is a two-year public community college founded in 1965 and officially opened for classes during fall 1967. An integral part of the Illinois system of higher education, Harper College is in Illinois Community College District #512. The Harper district encompasses 23 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and has an area of about 200 square miles and a population of 555,100 citizens. Harper's district, generally considered an upper-middle-class residential area, contains approximately 30,000 businesses. Harper is situated in the nation's eleventh largest job market.
Lansing Community College was founded in 1957 and serves approximately 30,000 students annually. LCC has two main campuses. One is in Downtown Lansing where students take transfer courses in science, math, communications, language, performing arts and physical fitness and wellness, as well as business, information technology, performing arts and health career programs. LCC also offers AAS degree programs in molecular biotechnology, chemical technology, chemical process technology and environmental technology on the main campus.
LCC’s second main campus is located in Delta Township, 8 miles from Downtown Lansing and offers technical career training, including public safety, automotive, design and construction and related fields and a program in alternative energy technologies.