Klobuchar, Smith Commend Alexandria Technical and Community College for Selection to U.S. Naval Community College Program

WASHINGTON —U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith commended the Alexandria Technical and Community College in Alexandria, MN for their selection in the newly formed U.S. Naval Community College (USNCC) pilot program. The six-month pilot program is set to begin in January 2021 and will gather data and information to help develop the USNCC’s program as it prepares to welcome its first students.

“The foundation of our future prosperity can be found in education. As we continue to confront the coronavirus pandemic, new and innovative programs are critical to develop and educate our communities, and the Navy and Alexandria Tech are part of that,” Klobuchar said. “I am pleased to see Alexandria Tech partner with the US Naval Community College as they continue to deliver quality education to our servicemembers. Programs like this ensure our brave men and women who serve can transition the skills they’ve learned into the workforce when they come home.”

“Congratulations to Alexandria Technical and Community College for being selected to participate in the U.S. Naval Community College pilot program,” Smith said. “This honor is a testament to its record of delivering a quality education to students in Minnesota. It will play an important role in supporting the capabilities of the Navy and Marine Corps by teaching math courses to servicemembers that can be applied toward a degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology. I wish it a successful pilot program.” 

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In addition to Alexandria Technical and Community College in Minnesota, the other institutions selected include the State University of New York system; the University of Arizona; the University of Maryland Global Campus; and the Virginia Community College system.