Takoda Institute


The Takoda Institute of Higher Education is a licensed career school that offers students industry-specific vocational training in occupations with a need for skilled workers. Education programs last from three weeks to six months and career counselors help students find employment in their field of study as they approach their graduation.


The Takoda Institute, a Division of American Indian OIC, is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 1363A.82 – 136A.84. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. The Takoda Institute is a division of American Indian OIC. Takoda is a Dakota word meaning ‘friend to all’ and all students regardless of race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation are welcome at the school.

No-Cost Career Education

Through generous public and private grants and scholarships, almost all Takoda students attend the school at no-cost. To learn more or get started, submit the form below.

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Our staff can help you apply for supplemental nutrition benefits, commonly referred to as SNAP or "food stamps."
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