Pine Technical and Community College

Pine Technical and Community College is honored to be part of MN Reconnect, a program designed specifically for adult learners. If you are a Minnesota resident, 25 and older, who completed 15 or more college credits without earning a degree, MN Reconnect can help you complete your education.

It doesn’t matter if you are just a few credits away, or would like to start a new academic journey, we will help you achieve your goals and make sure you have the resources for a successful experience. With MN Reconnect, we can go the extra mile!

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At PTCC, we go above and beyond to support our adult learners, whether it’s through financial, academic, or personal services. Every student is unique. That is why we offer you personalized assistance towards your completion.

Located in Pine City, Pine Technical and Community College offers degrees and certificate programs in Advanced Manufacturing, Business, Computer Science & Information Technology, and Automotive Technology just to name a few. A full list can be viewed here.

“The Pine legacy of student commitment is a special one and we continue to maintain our focus on the success of each student and their educational journey. Our unique size allows us to personally connect with individual students and their unique stories.” – Joe Mulford, President

No matter who you are, no matter your history, no matter the reason why you left college in the first place, you are valued here. You are deserving of an education. You are always welcome back.

Pine technical college students
Pine technical college students

What we’re able to do through MN Reconnect

Every adult learner needs different support services to complete their program. After an absence from college, the assistance you need now can look very different than it did originally. Pine Technical and Community College can support you with personalized academic and career planning, among other services.

The defining factor of MN Reconnect is access to a navigator. You will not be in this alone and your navigator will continue to support you until you complete your desired program. Your navigator is with you every step of the way from choosing your classes, filling out a FAFSA and acquiring financial aid, to registering on time.

Together, we will design a custom plan for completion of your chosen program. Your academic progress will be evaluated on a continuous basis and you will be connected to the support services that PTCC can offer to ensure your success.

With MN Reconnect, you can take advantage of:

  • MN Reconnect scholarships of $1,000 per semester
  • Up to $1,000 to resolve financial holds
  • Personal, academic, and career counseling services
  • On-site childcare at Pine Children’s Early Learning Center
  • Free online and in-person tutoring
  • Access to mobile food pantry
  • Credit for Prior Learning
  • Emergency grants for unforeseen financial emergencies
  • Foundation scholarship opportunities
  • Peer and professional tutoring Veteran’s Center

“I’m Amanda Spencer, the designated Reconnect Navigator for Pine Technical and Community College. I’m here to help you develop your plan for completing your degree or certificate and navigate the application process for the more than $150 million in state and federal funds that are available to adult learners like you. Contact me today to talk about your goals!”

Contact Your Navigator

Let’s Talk

Bill Asmus, Pine Technical and Community College
(320) 629-5189 or

Bill Asmus, Navigator for Pine Technical and Community College

Last year, over $150 million in federal and state grants helped make college affordable for thousands of Minnesota adult learners. These funds, along with the MN Reconnect Scholarship, are available to you, too, and I will help you apply for them.

An affordable education is possible.

Pine Technical Community College
900 Fourth St. SE
Pine City, MN 55063