Attention Seniors and Seniors+! 

Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest (FTI UM) is proud to announce our

BRAND NEW Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program

APPLY NOW

We are now accepting applications for the FTI UM PSEO program for the 2019-2020 school year!

We require NO admissions test.

      • Earn 9 college credits for FREE while you finish high school!
      • Earn 4 ½ high school credits  
      • Learn in our state-of-the-art training facility in Little Canada!
      • Experience our hands-on approach Explore career pathways to a lucrative and exciting career in the finishing trades!

This opportunity is open to Seniors and Senior+  

There is no GPA minimum requirement.

ENROLLMENT DEADLINES

Spring 2020: 12/13/2019 
Fall 2020: 5/1/2020

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 

Finishing Trades Worked Based Learning 

(HS Elective 2 credits. College 4.5 credits)

Students will experience actual finishing trades work in a lab at the main campus along with classroom apprenticeship theory.  This course gives real, hands on experience with finishing trades skills and knowledge in both a commercial construction and a manufacturing worksite environment.  

Skills could include:  

      • Brush, roll and spray painting
      • Glass and architectural aluminum handling and fabrication 
      • Drywall and coating finishing.  

Students will also earn an OSHA 10 credential and additional finishing trades safety training. Training will include virtual learning equipment in spray, blast, welding and equipment operation. 

College Physics 

(HS Requirement 1 Credit. College 2.25 credits)

Students will experience physics applied both in construction and manufacturing worksite-like environment.  This physics course will be aligned to Minnesota State Standards and to college level expectations.  

Students will explore theory in the classroom and then experience and apply theory in the lab area.

All standards will be met at a college level including planning and carrying out scientific projects through the finishing trades by conducting finalizing trades projects and working out solutions. Standards and trades goals will be met. Course will include standards in:  

      • Investigation 
      • Data analysis 
      • Computational thinking 
      • Modeling and solution design 

College Math 

(HS Requirement 1 credit, college 2.25 credits)

Students will experience math applied in a construction and manufacturing worksite like environment.  This math course will be aligned to Minnesota State Standards and to college level expectations.  

Students will explore theory in the classroom and then experience and apply theory in the lab area aligned to the Minnesota State Standards. 

All standards will be met at a college level including planning and carrying out mathematical projects through the finishing trades by conducting finalizing trades projects and working out solutions. Standards and trades goals will be met. Course will include standards in:  

      • Measurement
      • Fractions
      • Geometry
      • Data analysis 
      • Probability 
      • Algebra 

What is PSEO? 

Post Secondary Enrollment Options is a program of the State of Minnesota Department of Education that allows high school students the opportunity to complete their course of study in a variety of different learning environments. The Finishing Trades of the Upper Midwest provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about the different crafts and professions found in our trade. 

For more information please fill out the form below or call Greg Renne at (651) 379-9600 to schedule a tour today!

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A Rewarding, Hands-On Career Awaits

Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest is an educational institute dedicated to developing professional tradespeople, advancing their skills and certifying their qualifications in the Upper Midwest. Our learners include Commercial and Industrial Painters, Drywall Finishers, Glaziers, Glassworkers, Sign and Display Technicians, and Tradeshow Workers.

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