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Alexandria Technical and Community College

Alexandria Technical and Community College...Your Next Step to Success!
Alexandria Technical and Community College has a rich history of academic excellence and exceptional faculty and staff. The college is located in central Minnesota and is surrounded by a vibrant community providing a wide range of activities year around.

School Highlights

  • Over 98 percent job placement rate
  • Ranked 4th in the nation for graduation of all public two year institutions
  • Recognized as a national leader in advanced technical skills education
  • Hands-on, student-centered, experiential learning
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Exceptional instruction, high academic expectations, and extensive partnerships with local, state, national, and international businesses and industries
  • Transfer degrees and liberal arts curriculum provide more options to bachelor degrees

Student Enrollment and Demographics

  • Total number of students served: 3,958
  • Full-time students: 50%
  • Part-time students: 49%
  • Percent female: 49%
  • Percent male: 50%
  • Percent students of color: 8%

Largest Programs

Diesel Mechanic; Law Enforcement; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Practical Nursing; Welding Technology

Unique Programs

Communication Art and Design; Fashion Management; Health and Fitness Specialist; Interior Design; Mechatronics; Retail Management; Speech-Language Pathology Assistant


• Off Campus
Student housing is adjacent to the campus, and many community rental options are within walking distance of the campus. Visit to explore these options.


• Bus • Other
The community and surrounding area has both bus and taxi services.


• On Street • Off Street
Student parking lots surround the campus. Parking fees are charged per credit. Limited on-street parking is available.


Admission requirements

Alexandria Technical and Community College has an open admissions policy to the college.

  • Students are not required to submit standardized tests results to be admitted to the college, and high school grades and class rank are not considered.
  • ACT scores determines whether or not developmental courses are needed.
  • Some programs have specific criteria that must be met before acceptance into the program.

Apply early and save!  Several of the college's technical programs fill early and have waiting lists. Application for an academic year opens on September 1 of the prior year. Complete your application September 1 through October 31, and ATCC will waive your application fee!

Apply online

Using the e-application, you may apply to Alexandria Technical and Community College and other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.


Excellence in Education

Alexandria Technical and Community College offers a diverse mix of program choices in transfer and technical education upheld  by a welcoming and supportive environment. Personal attention from faculty and staff, real-world experiences, and outstanding student support services are the reason ATCC is nationally recognized for outstanding student success.

Program Title Award
Accounting AAS
Accounting AS
Accounting Transfer Pathway AS
Administrative Assistant DIP
Advanced Farm Business Management ATC
Business Administration AS
Business Management AAS
Business Management DIP
Business Management CERT
Business Transfer Pathway AS
Carpentry DIP
Communication Art and Design AAS
Communication Art and Design DIP
Computer Information Systems AS
Cybersecurity, Virtualization, and Networking AAS
Diesel Mechanics AAS
Diesel Mechanics DIP
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education AS
Early Childhood Education DIP
Early Childhood Education CERT
Farm Business Management DIP
Fashion Management AAS
Health and Fitness Specialist AAS
Health and Fitness Specialist DIP
Health and Fitness Specialist CERT
Human Services Practitioner AAS
Human Services Practitioner DIP
Individualized Studies AS
Interior Design AAS
Interior Design DIP
Law Enforcement AS
Law Enforcement AAS
Law Enforcement Skills CERT
Law Enforcement: Career Transition DIP
Legal Administrative Assistant AAS
Legal Secretary DIP
Liberal Arts and Sciences AA
Machine Tool Technology DIP
Marine, Motorcycle, and Powersports Technician DIP
Marketing and Sales Management AAS
Mechanical Drafting, Design and Engineering Technology AAS
Mechanical Drafting, Design and Engineering Technology DIP
Mechatronics AAS
Mechatronics DIP
Medical Administrative Specialist AAS
Medical Coding Specialist DIP
Medical Coding Specialist CERT
Medical Laboratory Technician AAS
Nursing AS
Nursing Assistant CERT
Office Management AAS
Paralegal AAS
Phlebotomy Technician CERT
Practical Nursing DIP
Pre-Engineering Technology AS
Professional Sales DIP
Professional Truck Driver CERT
Professional Truck Driver - B-CDL CERT
Receptionist CERT
Retail Management CERT
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant AAS
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant CERT
Welding Technology DIP

The following degrees are available from Alexandria Technical and Community College

  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Certificate
  • Diploma

Tuition & finance

Tuition and Fees $5,410.00
FAFSA Code:005544

How to apply for financial aid
Begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Many students don’t realize they may qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans.

Find the form online at For help with completing the form, contact a high school counselor or the ATCC financial aid office.

The FAFSA determines eligibility for the following:

Federal and state grants. Students do not pay these back.

Work study
Work study programs provide the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible and accommodating to class schedules.

Student loans
Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans and must be paid back.

Other ways to save

Same rate out-of-state tuition
Alexandria Technical and Community College does not charge a differential tuition rate for out of state tuition. 

Tax credits
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit.

Apply for scholarships every semester to help pay for college. The ATCC Foundation has an online application that allows students to apply for all applicable scholarships at one time. Visit

Stop by the veterans centers for information, support, and assistance. Also, check with the financial aid office about benefits from the Minnesota GI Bill, or go to

Campus Life

Student life is more than textbooks, classes, and studying. While participation and involvement in student activities is not required of students, it is the philosophy of the college that engaging in student life activities is an important part of the educational experience. Student participation in co-curricular or extracurricular activities is encouraged.

Leadership skills development is an important part of college education. ATCC has many student organizations that range from program specific to campus wide. Students who participate in these organizations often have the opportunity to particpate at state, national, and international conferences and competitions.

The college sets aside every Thursday at noon during the academic year for student life and club activities. Regular classes are not scheduled during this dedicated time.

  • Bookstore
  • Counseling Center
  • Financial Aid
  • Fitness Center
  • Fresh Stop Cafe
  • Head Start
  • IT Department
  • Information Center
  • Intercultural Center
  • Library
  • Scholarship Foundation
  • Security
  • StarAlert
  • Student Success Office
  • Support Services
  • Transfer Advising Center
  • Transfer Advising Center
  • Vet Center
  • Work Study, Financial Aid Office
  • Writer's Block
Career and professional
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
  • Collegiate DECA
  • Diesel Club
  • Early Childhood Education Club
  • Law Enforcement Club
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association
  • SkillsUSA
  • Special Interest and Program Clubs
  • Student Ambassadors
Ethnicity, language and culture
  • Intercultural Club
Honorary societies
  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society
Military and veterans
  • Veteran's Center
Politics and society
  • Student Senate
Recreational and club sports
  • Intramural Sports
  • Trap Shoot Club
Special interest
  • Book Club
  • G.A.T. Gamers of ATCC
Alexandria Technical and Community College
Alexandria Technical and Community College
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Toll-Free: (888) 234-1222
Local: (320) 762-0221

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