Some Facts About Central Lakes College
Central Lakes College – Brainerd and Staples is part of Minnesota State which is the third largest system of state colleges and universities in the United States and the largest in the state with 26 colleges, 7 universities, and 54 campuses.
We are a comprehensive community and technical college serving about 5,500 students per year. With a knowledgeable, caring faculty and modern, results-oriented programs in comfortable facilities, CLC is the college of choice for seekers of success.
Our roots are deep in a tradition dating to 1938 in Brainerd and 1950 in Staples. Communities across central Minnesota are filled with our graduates.
Below is a link to the Central Lakes College institutional organization chart. This organizational chart reflects the most updated information available and is subject to change.
Central Lakes College is an open entry institution offering liberal arts and sciences and career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
• Liberal Arts and Sciences/A.A Transfer Degree
• Agricultural, Horticulture and Natural Resources
• Business and Accounting
• Child Development and Special Education
• Dental and Nursing
• Information Technology and Computers
• Law Enforcement
• Welding, Robotics and Machine Tool Technology
• Graphic Design and Videography
• Automotive, Marine and Diesel Mechanics and Heavy Equipment Operation
• Occupational Skills
Central Lakes College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law.
Harassment of an individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission has no place in a learning or work environment and is prohibited. Sexual violence has no place in a learning or work environment. Further, Central Lakes College shall work to eliminate violence in all its forms. Physical contact by designated system, college, and university staff members may be appropriate if necessary to avoid physical harm to persons or property.
Lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation. In order to eliminate barriers we take appropriate measures to assess each student’s ability to participate and benefit through placement testing and counseling. Based on the assessment and counseling, students are then provided with campus services or a referral to community services to be better prepared for successful participation.
Title IX Coordinator – Mary Sam, E132, 218-855-8159
Accessibility Services Coordinator – Megan Bistodeau, Room E138 -218-855-8175
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Central Lakes College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
CLC is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.
Advertising, Publications, Promotional Literature
Educational programs and services offered by the college are the primary emphasis of all advertisements, publications, promotional literature, and recruitment activities.
All statements and representations are clear, factually accurate, and current. Supporting information is kept on file and readily available for review. In the case of programs that are awaiting Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approval and inclusion in the institution’s accreditation, the institution’s communication with both external and internal constituencies clearly and consistently represent the program(s) as “pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission.”
The Central Lakes College Marketing and Public Relations Office is committed to promoting fundamental fairness and transparency in its communications.
Marketing and Public Relations Office staff must exhibit integrity and responsibility in student advertising and recruitment. Responsible self-regulation requires rigorous attention to principles of good practice.
All Marketing and Public Relations Office staff have appropriate education, job titles, and skills for their role and are overseen by the college, which enforces a formal code of conduct for all such personnel. The college ensures consistent, accurate information and a high quality of service is provided.
The Marketing and Public Relations Office treats students ethically, respectfully and professionally in the marketing process so that students can make informed enrollment decisions about matters such as enrollment and financial aid without being subjected to high-pressure tactics from the college, including but not limited to:
• Falsely claiming that enrollment spots are limited or taking advantage of student understanding to pressure students to enroll;
• Pressuring students to make an immediate financial aid decision;
• Engaging in repeated unsolicited contact.
The Marketing and Public Relations Office shall not induce or pressure a student to enroll by a specific deadline outside of the regular process of scholarship monies, institutional discounting, fee waivers, financial aid, other assistance or institution-branded gifts of nominal value.