Alexandria Technical & Community College

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Alexandria Technical and Community College, commonly referred to as Alexandria Technical College (ATC), Alexandria Tech or just Alex Tech, is an accredited 2-year technical and community college located in the city of Alexandria, in the state of Minnesota. It is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, which includes over 30 four-year colleges and universities, 25 community colleges and several state universities. Alexandria Tech has about 2,800 full-time students and 1,200 part-time students.


Alexandria Tech offers 2-year Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree programs and 1- to 2-year career-oriented certificates if over 50 fields of study and disciplines. The curriculum and teaching methodology at Alexandria Technical College are based on in-class lectures, projects, clinical work and experiential learning. The courses are designed to prepare students for career opportunities in the real world. Classes range from 18 to 20 students and labs usually don’t go over 18 students. While all of the programs at the college are popular, Alexandria Tech offers a law enforcement programs which is particularly popular, given that it is one of the only programs of its kind in the state. For students looking to transfer into Alex Tech, the school offers a special AS transfer degree program.

Many students use Alexandria Tech as stepping stone into a four-year college or university. Over the last few decades Alex Tech has had one of the highest student placement rates (90%) of any school within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Alex Tech is know for being the place to go if you want to get into a four-year college or to received highly-specialized technical skills. Unlike many community colleges Alex Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

General Information

Admission Office
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308-3799
(320) 762-4520
(888) 234-1222
Fax: (320) 762-4603
[email protected]
Contact: Doug Tatge
Dean of Student Affairs
Main Address
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 762-0221
Total undergrads: 2,209
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,685

Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $20
Online application fee: $20
Admissions Policies/Requirements
School achievement record, test scores, and interview considered for course placement. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory required. ACT recommended and physical agility test required for law enforcement applicants. NET test for practical nursing examination required for practical nursing applicants. Mechanical reasoning tests required for marine and small engine mechanics and diesel mechanics applicants.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Farm/Ranch Management C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Interior Design A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Banking/Financial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Customer Service Management C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Human Resources Development C
Marketing Management A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management A
Operations Management A,C
Reception C
Sales/Selling Skills C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Computer/Systems Security C
Web/Multimedia Design A,C

Construction Trades
Carpentry C
Masonry/Tile Setting C

Engineering Technologies
Computer Systems C
Hydraulics/Fluid Power A,C
Industrial Technology A
Manufacturing Technologies A,C
Mechanical Drafting A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,C
Child Care Service C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Reception C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Phlebotomy C

Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Marine Maintenance/Ship Repair C
Small Engine Mechanics/Repair C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness A,C

Precision Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology A,C
Welding Technology C

Public Administration & Services
Human Services A,C

Security & Protective Services
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences
Cartography C

Transportation & Materials Moving
Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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