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 beautiful community that provides engaging activities year around.

Alexandria Technical and Community College
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Toll-Free: (888) 234-1222
Local: (320) 762-0221

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City: Alexandria
Population: 13,008

School highlights

  • Job placement rates have averaged more than 95 percent.
  • The college is recognized as a national leader in advanced technical skills education.
  • Most programs include hands-on, student-centered, experiential learning.
  • Students receive outstanding personal attention.
  • Highest graduation rate of all Minnesota public two-year colleges.
  • A rich history includes exceptional instruction, high academic expectations and extensive partnerships with local, state, national, and international businesses and industries.
  • Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, and many of the Associate in Applied Science degrees transfer toward completion of bachelor’s degrees at many universities.

Student enrollment and demographics

  • Total number of students served: 4,311
  • Full-time students: 51.8%
  • Part-time students: 48.2%
  • Percent female: 48.7%
  • Percent male: 51.1%
  • Percent students of color: 7%

Largest programs

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

Unique programs

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


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


The community and surrounding area has both bus and taxi services.

  • Bus
  • Other


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

  • On-street
  • Off-street


Admissions 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.
  • Placement testing determines whether or not remedial or developmental courses are needed.
  • Some programs have specific criteria that must be met before acceptance into the program.

Apply early!  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.

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 TitleAward
Administrative AssistantDIP
Administrative Office ManagementAAS
Advanced Farm Business ManagementATC
Business AdministrationAS
Business ManagementAAS
Business ManagementCERT
Business ManagementDIP
Communication Art and DesignAAS
Communication Art and DesignDIP
Computer and Voice NetworkingAAS
Computer Information SystemsAS
Diesel MechanicsAAS
Diesel MechanicsDIP
Distributed Electrical Generation TechnicianAAS
Distributed Electrical Generation TechnicianDIP
Early Childhood EducationAAS
Early Childhood EducationCERT
Early Childhood EducationAS
Early Childhood EducationDIP
Farm Business ManagementDIP
Fashion ManagementAAS
Health and Fitness SpecialistDIP
Health and Fitness SpecialistCERT
Health and Fitness SpecialistAAS
Human Services PractitionerDIP
Human Services PractitionerAAS
Individualized StudiesAS
Information Technology Security SpecialistCERT
Interior DesignAAS
Interior DesignDIP
Law EnforcementAAS
Law EnforcementAS
Law Enforcement SkillsCERT
Law Enforcement: Career TransitionDIP
Legal Administrative AssistantAAS
Legal SecretaryDIP
Liberal Arts and SciencesAA
Machine Tool TechnologyDIP
Marine, Motorcycle, and Powersports TechnicianDIP
Marketing and Sales ManagementAAS
Mechanical Drafting, Design and Engineering TechnologyDIP
Mechanical Drafting, Design and Engineering TechnologyAAS
Medical Administrative SpecialistAAS
Medical Coding SpecialistDIP
Medical Coding SpecialistCERT
Medical Laboratory TechnicianAAS
Medical Transcriptionist/EditorCERT
Nursing AssistantCERT
Phlebotomy TechnicianCERT
Power Generator SpecialistCERT
Practical NursingDIP
Pre-Engineering TechnologyAS
Professional SalesDIP
Speech-Language Pathology AssistantAAS
Truck DrivingCERT
Truck Driving - B-CDLCERT
Welding TechnologyDIP
Program TitleAward
Business AdministrationAS
Computer Information SystemsAS
Human Services PractitionerDIP
Human Services PractitionerAAS
Individualized StudiesAS
Law Enforcement: Career TransitionDIP
Legal Administrative AssistantAAS
Legal SecretaryDIP
Liberal Arts and SciencesAA
Medical Administrative SpecialistAAS
Medical Coding SpecialistDIP
Medical Coding SpecialistCERT
Medical Transcriptionist/EditorCERT
Speech-Language Pathology AssistantAAS
The following degrees are available from this school:
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Certificate
  • Diploma
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courseEquivalencyUrl Course equivalency
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Tuition & finance

Tuition and Fees (2012-2013): $5,398

FAFSA Code: 005544

How to apply for financial aid

Your key to receiving financial aid to help pay your college costs is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form. Many students don’t realize they could qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans, so be sure to find out by filling out the form.

Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of your senior year. Find the form online at or pick up the form at your school counselor’s office. For help with completing the form, go to your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.

The FAFSA determines your eligibility for one or more of the following types of financial aid:

Scholarships are a great source of aid, and you do not need to pay them back. Many scholarships are available for students with special interests and backgrounds. Talk to your guidance counselor about what kind of scholarships you can get.

You may be eligible to receive federal and state grants of $300 to more than $7,000 per year. You do not need to pay these back.

Work study
Work study programs give you 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, allowing you to work around your classes and personal schedules.

Student loans
You also may be eligible for student loans, which must be paid back. Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans.

Other ways to save

Reduced out-of-state tuition
Students from other states don’t always have to pay higher tuition if they want to attend the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. If you live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba, Canada, you’re eligible for tuition rates similar to those paid by Minnesota residents. And 26 of the state colleges and universities allow students from other states to pay the lower in-state rates, so ask a college or university about its tuition charges.

Tax credits
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. These may apply to you or your family, depending on your financial circumstances.

Veterans are welcomed at the state colleges and universities. If you’ve served in the armed forces, you might be eligible for help with paying for college. Stop by one of the on-campus veterans centers for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the new 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 at Alexandria Technical and Community College, it is the philosophy of the college that going Beyond the Books 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.

  • Advising Network
  • Bookstore
  • Counseling Center
  • Financial Aid
  • Food Service/Dining Services
  • Gym, Cardio, and Weight Room
  • Information Center
  • Intercultural Center
  • IT Department
  • Library
  • Scholarship Foundation
  • Security
  • StarAlert
  • Student Success Office
  • Support Services
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Vet Center
  • Writer's Block
  • Creative Writing Club
Career and professional
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
  • Collegiate DECA
  • Diesel Club
  • Early Childhood Education Club
  • International Interior Design Assn
  • Law Enforcement Club
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association
  • SkillsUSA
  • Special Interest and Program Clubs
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Vocational Industrial Clubs of America
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
Special interest
  • Anime Club
  • Book Club
  • G.A.T. Gamers of ATCC