Choosing A Career

Choosing A Career

Finding the right career or program is important for your success!  We're here to help you explore your options.

Learn about our programs

We offer more than 100 career opportunities through associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates.

Explore your interests

This interest profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.

Career Coach

Schedule a meeting with a New Student Specialist

Mid-State’s New Student Specialists are here to assist you in finding the perfect fit!  Schedule an appointment to explore career options and learn about our programs, admissions process, and financial aid options.
Schedule an appointment online with a career coach

Sign up for a free Career Awareness Class

This class will assist you in making career decisions according to abilities and lifestyle choices.
Class participants work toward finding answers to: Who am I? Where am I going? How do I get there?


Reasons Businesses Should Hire an MSTC Graduate

Employer-based program advisory committees
88% of us work in-state following graduation
We are tech savvy
We have the soft skills you desire
We receive skills/insight from industry leaders
You get a high-quality and job-ready employee

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions


Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to Mid-State & my program?

Mid-State requires most new students to complete the Accuplacer prior to acceptance into a program.

How do I apply to a program?

Click on How to Apply above to get started!

Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?

Yes. There is a $20 fee to take the Accuplacer.

What are official transcripts?

Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.

When can I take the Accuplacer?

The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis

How does Mid-State tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?

On average, an Mid-State education costs 45% less than two years at a public university.

Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at Mid-State?

No. Anyone can register for most General Studies classes.

I applied to Mid-State in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?

The $30 application fee is a one-time fee.

Do college graduates still need to provide high school transcripts?

Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.

Mid-State needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?

No. Mid-State requires all transcripts to be official.

Will a GED® Test or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?

Yes. Contact the institution that awarded your GED® Test/HSED and have them send your test scores directly to Mid-State.

If I’ve taken the Accuplacer or ACT in the past, can Mid-State use those scores?

Yes. The scores can be used if the test has been taken within the past five years.

How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?

Once you have completed all admissions requirements, you will receive a letter indicating you have been accepted.

Is there an Application for Admission deadline?

Mid-State continuously accepts applications for admission.