Program Length and Course Load

The Minnesota Manufactured programs do not require that you enroll in a full-time course load (12+ credits) each semester. Flexibility in course scheduling allows students to take one or many courses each term. All courses are eight weeks. The length of time to complete a certificate depends on how many courses you enroll in each semester.

  • A full-time student can complete a 30-credit certificate in one full academic year (Fall and Spring); averaging 15 credits per regular semester
  • A half-time student can complete a 30-credit certificate in two full academic years (Fall and Spring); averaging 7 credits per regular semester

It is important to check with your advisor to ensure that you are registering for proper courses each semester. Your advisor will work with you to prepare a semester-by-semester progression plan from your first semester through your final semester before graduation.