Academic Affairs

Normandale Community College, founded in 1968, has long been known for its high-quality, rigorous academic programs.  The faculty and staff of Normandale are committed to the success of our students.  Student learning is the focus of our mission.

Normandale Community College recently completed a Master Academic Plan, which affirms four key themes in our work with students.


Normandale Community College welcomes students to our college and provides resources to support student readiness, academic success, and personal and professional growth.

2. Academic Excellence:

Normandale Community College offers rigorous, substantive, and diverse curricula that meet the needs of students, transfer institutions, and our communities.


Normandale Community College supports an environment conducive to learning and development.


Normandale Community College prepares students to succeed in their personal, professional, and academic goals.

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Normandale offers flexible, innovative programs.

  • Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC).  This package of 40 credits satisfies ten general education goals and is accepted by all public institutions of higher education in Minnesota.
  •  Associate of Arts (AA) Degree.  This is a 60-credit liberal arts degree containing the MNTC as its core.  In addition, Normandale offers thirty-one AA with Emphasis degrees, allowing students to prepare for majors ranging from Anthropology to World Languages in later baccalaureate work.
  • Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) Degree.  Students interested in art, music, theatre, and creative writing can choose to complete a two-year degree leading to further academic training or employment.
  • Associate of Science (AS) Degree.  These degrees meet six of the ten goal areas in the MNTC and prepare students for transfer or careers.  Students can earn an AS degree in areas such as Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Business and Marketing, Engineering, Computer Science, Elementary Education, Special Education, and Hospitality.
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree.  AAS degrees are two-year degrees designed to prepare students for employment.
  •  Certificates.  Certificates are programs of study ranging from 9 to 30 credits.  They provide focused learning opportunities, preparing students for employment or future study.

We encourage you to get to know the faculty, staff, and students during your time at Normandale.  The college offers each student the opportunity to work with talented, dedicated faculty members whose primary interest is in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Offices that report to the Office of the Vice President:

  • Dean of Academic Services & Library
  • Dean of Business & Social Sciences
  • Dean of Health Sciences
  • Dean of Humanities
  • Dean of STEM and Education
  • Coordinator of Assessment
  • Director of Grant Development


College Service Building, Room C 2113
Normandale Community College
9700 France Avenue South
Bloomington, MN, 55431-4399

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 7:30am - 5:00pm

Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm