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President’s Welcome

Bonnie Baerwald

We have a lot happening at Moraine Park Technical College, and not just at our three campuses and two regional centers. We have exciting things happening inside the doors of our business partners, with nonprofits in our communities and even across our U.S. borders and into other countries.

Choosing Moraine Park is choosing a quality education, lowering your student loan debt and preparing yourself for the demands of today’s workforce. From earning your GED to completing your first two years of a bachelor’s degree, Moraine Park can get you where you want to go. We have more than 100 in-demand career choices and we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 40 four-year colleges and universities and nearly 200 college-level courses at our area high schools.

If you want to enter the workforce in two years or less, Moraine Park is the right place! The average annual salary of our graduates is just over $39,500. Ninety-three percent of our graduates find employment within six months of graduation, with 86 percent of those jobs in related fields. Our nursing and health care programs have some of the best national board exam pass rates in the state and the country – not only exceeding the national average but, in several programs, achieving a 100 percent pass rate.

Moraine Park also understands that college needs to be more than just a place to learn. That’s why we offer nearly 30 student clubs, service-learning opportunities, and numerous ways to get involved with student government. Our International Education program provides our students with once-in-a-lifetime study abroad experiences in several countries including Jamaica, Germany and Ireland. Plus, the real-life work skills and chances to serve both your local and global communities give our students that extra edge when entering the workforce.

If you’ve never visited one of our campuses, or if it’s been a while, I invite you to stop by and discover for yourself what Moraine Park has to offer. Whether it’s new programs, simplified student processes to move you through the application process more efficiently, improved communications or newly remodeled facilities, I’m confident you’ll be impressed.

Don’t wait! Take the first step to achieving your educational goals by contacting one of our friendly and helpful Student Services staff members. We look forward to serving you.


Bonnie Baerwald
President, Moraine Park Technical College


Preparing students for success in a diverse and globally connected world.