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Study at Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Minnesota West Community and Technical College, also referred to as Minnesota West, is located in Pipestone, Minnesota, United States. It was established on January 1, 1997, with the merger of Southwestern Technical College and Worthington Community College. In addition to the main campus, Minnesota West also has the following campuses:

  • Canby Campus
  • Granite Falls Campus
  • Jackson Campus
  • Worthington Campus
Minnesota West Community and Technical College offers a range of associate degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs in liberal arts and sciences, technical subjects, and career oriented subjects. Students of Minnesota West can also choose to transfer to a four-year institution.

Minnesota West Community and Technical College's athletics department fields men's and women's teams in basketball, football, golf, softball, volleyball, and wrestling. Their teams are known as the Blue Jays.

Profile of Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Minnesota West can be found in Granite Falls, MN (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at Minnesota West.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The most common majors at Minnesota West are in agricultural science and management, nursing and emergency medicine, and construction trades.

Minnesota West Selectivity

The school is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications. People attending Minnesota West come from a variety of states around the country.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 2, 943 students were enrolled in Minnesota West. Older adults are in evidence at the school, often seeking career changing education.

Student Life

Student dorms or apartments are common at Minnesota West.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Minnesota West Community and Technical College is dedicated to serving the varied educational needs of our diverse populations in affordable, accessible and supportive settings. "

Minnesota West Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine553home health aide, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Construction Trades100electrician, lineworker, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and power installer, power transmission
Liberal Arts98liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Agricultural Science and Management76farm management, food processing, agriculture, agricultural production, agricultural operations
Mechanics and Repair66diesel mechanics, small engine mechanics, automobile mechanics, HVAC, autobody repair, computer repair
Medical Support and Technology37dental assistant, medical lab tech, medical assistant, medical coding, phlebotomy
Business and Management25business management, accounting, small business management, accounting technology
Engineering Technician21robotics tech, computer systems tech, hydraulics tech, manufacturing tech
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and police
office and Administration20administrative assistant
Therapy and Counselling18massage therapy
Medical administration18medical secretary, medical receptionist, medical records tech, health care facilities management
Beauty and Cosmetology17cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist
Family and Social Work11human services, child care provider, child care management
Education and Teaching10teacher aide
Production Trades7machinist
Computer Science and Engineering6computer security, computer networking
Transportation4truck and bus driver
Science and Laboratory Technician2biology tech

Contact: Minnesota West

Minnesota West Community and Technical College

1593 11th Ave

Granite Falls, MN 56241

General Phone: (320) 564-4511


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