M State to offer Z-degree business, transfer programs

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MOORHEAD — Minnesota State Community and Technical College is on track to offer two-year Z-degree business and transfer programs.

A Z-degree is an associate degree program with zero costs for textbooks. It's estimated that students in Z-degree programs can save nearly $2,000 a year, or a total of $4,000 for a two-year program at M State.

With a $100,000 grant recently awarded to the college by the Minnesota State system office, M State faculty will begin work this spring on developing the two degrees. While six other two-year colleges offer Associate of Arts transfer degrees in the Z-degree format, M State will be the first to offer a business Z-degree.

According to M State business instructor Marcus Lacher, the intent is for M State to offer the two degrees beginning fall semester 2022.

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