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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.

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Recognized by the Aspen Institute as a Top 150 U.S. Community College.

Learn with Purpose

Choose Your Path toward a More Promising Future

The story behind the Minnesota West Learn with Purpose mantra perfectly sums up our approach to education. It was first spoken during a commencement speech delivered by a student who had previously graduated from a prestigious four-year institution. He found this traditional path had fallen short of his expectations, leaving him out of work. He decided to return to school at Minnesota West where he spent two years learning with purpose. This time around he was so well prepared for his future, he had a job offer before graduation. This is exactly what a Minnesota West education is designed to do, give students a purpose that results in job fulfillment.

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