1450 College Way, Worthington, MN 56187 (507) 372-3400
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a community and technical college with five campuses in southwestern Minnesota, United States: Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone and Worthington.
No matter where you are in life, an education at Minnesota West Community & Technical College is the first step toward a promising, purposeful future. With opportunities to earn an associate degree, diploma or certificate in more than 60 disciplines, plus convenient campus locations throughout southwest Minnesota as well as online learning opportunities, Minnesota West is well-suited to meet you where you're at.
We offer small class sizes, personalized attention and focused, hands-on learning. Our technical programs provide students with the practical skills to begin successful careers in a variety of industries immediately upon graduation. Liberal arts programs at Minnesota West are a great starting point for careers or further study in numerous fields. Credits earned in our associate of arts and associate of science programs are designed for seamless transfer to other Minnesota State institutions. Whatever you choose to study, our instructors build programs that lead to student success year after year.
Programs and Courses
Set a course for success with a purposeful education from Minnesota West Community & Technical College. If you're looking to enter the workforce quickly, choose from a wide variety of two-year degree or certificate programs designed to give you the practical skills necessary to kickstart your career. Or, perhaps you're planning to start your college career here and go on to pursue a four-year degree. We also offer a wide variety of liberal arts and science degrees that are transferable to schools within the Minnesota State system as well as other four-year institutions.
Choose where and when you want to learn. In addition to classes held in traditional classrooms on Minnesota West campuses throughout southwest Minnesota, many of our programs and courses are available online, in a hybrid format, or through interactive television (ITV) classrooms.
Paying for college
Paying for an education is a major concern for future students. Rest assured, an education at Minnesota West is a great value. Not only do we work hard to keep our tuition affordable (tuition is trending down since the 2012-2013 academic year), but we offer small class sizes, personalized attention, and a focus on hands-on learning you won't find at larger, more expensive schools.
Don't let financial concerns prevent you from achieving your dreams. Students who complete a technical program or transferable associate of arts degree at Minnesota West will achieve substantial savings when compared to students who pursue a traditional track at a four-year institution. We also offer a variety of financial aid, scholarships, and payment plans to students who qualify.
An education from Minnesota West prepares you for a purposeful future. Before registering for classes, you must first apply to Minnesota West. The basic requirement for enrollment is a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED).
We offer a variety of application options depending on your background and goals. Our admissions staff can help you choose the right option for your situation. Once your application is accepted and you have been admitted, you must take the college assessment test, complete orientation, and register for classes to complete the enrollment process.
Minnesota West Community & Technical College advisors are here to counsel you throughout your educational experience with us. Advisors can help you choose the right program for your interests, skills, and career goals, assist with registration and course selection, provide guidance on college processes and policies, advise students on course/degree transfers, and assist with career placement upon graduation.
Academic advisors are available on each Minnesota West campus. We recommend you schedule appointments in advance if you have anticipated deadlines (e.g., registration, graduation, scholarship).
Minnesota West believes providing opportunities for students to interact and grow outside the classroom is an important aspect of delivering a well-rounded education. To that end, each of our campuses offers opportunities to encourage an active and social lifestyle while attending college. These include participating in student senate, numerous clubs, music ensembles, theater productions, and organizations, such as Business Professionals of America and Phi Theta Kappa.
Athletics are also an important part of student life at Minnesota West. We are a member of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Our intercollegiate teams compete in a variety of sports, including baseball, basketball, football, golf, softball, volleyball, and wrestling. We also offer a number of intramural athletic opportunities, including men's and women's club soccer, which begin for the first time in fall 2016.
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