Minnesota West Community and Technical College

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When Southwestern Technical College and Worthington Community College merged in 1997 the results was comprehensive technical school and community college known as Minnesota West Community and Technical College. Locally referred to as “Minnesota West”, Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a two-year, accredited technical and community college based in Pipestone, Minnesota with additional locations in Jackson, Granite Falls, Canby and Worthington, MN. In addition to its five campuses, Minnesota West has four education centers. The college offers technical certificates, diplomas and associate degrees, as well as two-year academic associate degrees in over 60 fields of study and disciplines.

Minnesota West’s four branch campuses (formerly technical institutes) located in Granite Falls, Canby, Jackson and Worthington are a remnant of Minnesota West’s predecessor, Southwestern Technical College. In 1985 the four area technical institutes were merged in 1985 to create Southwestern Technical College which was merged with Worthing Community College 1997 to establish Minnesota West. Today Minnesota West belongs to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

General Information

Admission Office

1314 North Hiawatha Avenue

Pipestone, MN 56164

(800) 658-2330

(800) 658-2330

Fax: (507) 825-4656

[email protected]

Contact: Barbara Reinders

Admissions Coordinator
Main Address

1314 North Hiawatha Avenue

Pipestone, MN 56164

(800) 658-2330
www.mnwest.edu
Size

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,630

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,694 $4,810 $4,939 $5,154 +4.35%
Books and Supplies $1,050 $1,050 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $4,248 $4,248 $4,464 $4,248 -4.84%
Other $3,908 $3,908 $4,908 $4,908 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $4,248 $4,248 $4,464 $4,248 -4.84%
Other $3,908 $3,908 $4,908 $4,908 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $13,900 $14,016 $15,511 $15,510 -0.01%
In-state Off Campus $13,900 $14,016 $15,511 $15,510 -0.01%
In-state with Family $5,744 $5,860 $6,139 $6,354 +3.50%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 404 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 282 63% $1,031,529 $3,658
• Federal grants 183 41% $633,605 $3,462
• Pell grants 183 41% $603,426 $3,297
• Other federal grants 65 15% $30,179 $464
State/local government grant or scholarships 210 47% $317,729 $1,513
Institutional grants or scholarships 52 12% $80,195 $1,542
Student loan aid 309 69% $1,655,974 $5,359
• Federal student loans 307 69% $1,559,262 $5,079
• Other student loans 20 4% $96,712 $4,836

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOCTOR AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 321 824
Agriculture 8 50
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 1
Agricultural and Food Products Processing 2 3
Agricultural Production Operations 5 1
Farm/farm and Ranch Management 46
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 55 20
Accounting 15
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 7
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 12 10
Business Administration and Management 23
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/commerce 2
Management Information Systems 3
Receptionist 3
Computing and Information Sciences 2
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 2
Construction Trades 30 83
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/installer 3 1
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other 15 18
Electrician 4 18
Lineworker 8 34
Pipefitting/pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter 12
Education 9
Teacher Assistant/aide 9
Engineering Technology 8 3
Automation Engineer Technology/technician 2
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology 1
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/technician 3 2
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 2
Robotics Technology/technician 1
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 112 557
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician 9
Dental Assisting/assistant 7 9
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/management 2 1
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 62
Massage Therapy/therapeutic Massage 5
Medical Administrative/executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 8 6
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/coder 7
Medical/clinical Assistant 4 2
Nursing Assistant/aide and Patient Care Assistant/aide 453
Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer 6
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 76
Surgical Technology/technologist 12
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 8
Criminal Justice/police Science 8
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 93
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 6
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 87
Mechanics and Repairers 64
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician 6
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 14
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/technician 2
Diesel Mechanics Technology/technician 13
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 9
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/technician 20
Personal and Culinary Services 22
Cosmetology/cosmetologist 21
Nail Technician/specialist and Manicurist 1
Precision Production Trades 1 5
Computer Numerically Controlled (cnc) Machinist Technology/cnc Machinist 2
Machine Tool Technology/machinist 1 3
Transportation and Materials Moving 10
Truck and Bus Driver/commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 10
Work and Family Studies 4 1
Child Care Provider/assistant 4 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20
Admissions Policies/Requirements

PSB-Aptitude for Practical Nursing Examination required of nursing applicants.


Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business A
Agricultural Equipment Technology A,C
Agricultural Production A
Agriculture – General A
Agronomy/Crop Science A
Farm/Ranch Management A,C
Plant Sciences A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Arts – General A
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Accounting Technology C
Accounting/Business Management A
Accounting/Finance A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Executive Assistant A
Office Management A,C
Reception C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A
Mass Communications/Media Studies A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A

Construction Trades

Carpentry C
Construction Trades – General A,C
Electrician A
Heating/ventilating/air conditioning A
Lineworker A
Plumbing A
Power/Electric Transmission A

Education

Business Teacher Education A
Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Physical Education A
Secondary Education A
Special Education A

Engineering

Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Computer Engineering A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A
Manufacturing Technologies A
Robotics A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A
Child Care Service C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance A
Health Aide C
Health Services – General A
Massage Therapy C
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Assistance A
Medical Insurance Coding C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Phlebotomy C
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prenursing A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Surgical Technology C

History

History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Communications Systems C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A
Power sports technology C

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Physics A

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A

Psychology

Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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