Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical


On its Red Wing and Winona campuses, Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical offers more than 80 programs in career and technical areas to prepare students for employment. Southeast Technical also offers liberal arts courses to students looking for an affordable pathway to a four-year degree and easy transferability. Daytime, evening, and online courses offer students flexibility in completing their academic programs.

Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
1250 Homer Road
Winona, MN 55987

Toll-Free: (877) 853-8324
Local: (877) 853-8324

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City: Red Wing
Population: 16,480

City: Winona
Population: 27,782

School highlights

Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical educates for employment, offering more than 90 programs in six major fields, including business and office, health and human services, liberal arts and sciences, musical instrument and creative arts, sales and management, technical, trade and industrial.

  • Both the Winona and Red Wing campuses offer intimate learning environments where instructors know students by name.
  • Learn from the best. Instructors are experts in their fields and eager to train the next generation.
  • Get your hands dirty. Many courses are taught in fully operational clinics and labs that simulate real-world job settings.
  • You can complete approved general education courses at an affordable price and transfer to other colleges and universities through the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
  • Become a registered nurse through a two-year associate degree program at either the Winona or Red Wing campus.
  • Ninety one percent of the college’s graduates find jobs in their chosen fields. Area employers specifically seek out Southeast Technical grads.
  • Trade and industrial majors include automotive; carpentry; computerized (CNC) precision machining; diesel maintenance technician; industrial technology; truck driving; and welding
  • Technical majors include drafting, electronics, computer programming; nanotechnology and networking.
  • Day, evening and online classes offer flexibility for nontraditional students.

Student enrollment and demographics

  • Total number of students served: 3,139
  • Full-time students: 51.4%
  • Part-time students: 48.6%
  • Percent female: 61.6%
  • Percent male: 38.4%
  • Percent students of color: 12.1%

Largest programs

Nursing; Medical Support Careers; Accounting; Guitar Repair; and Band Instrument Repair

Unique programs

Musical instrument repair and construction which includes: guitar building and repair, band instrument repair and violin repair. Massage therapy, nanotechnology, diesel maintenance technician and cyber information and security.


Campuses are located on a city bus route.

  • Bus


  • Off-street


Admissions requirements

Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical has an open admissions policy. This means:

  • You can enroll if you have a high school diploma or a GED. Even without those, you may be admitted if you demonstrate potential for success in college.
  • You don’t have to take a standardized test to be admitted, and your high school grades and class rank are not considered.
  • After you are admitted, you will take a placement test. That will tell you if you need to take remedial or developmental courses, which will not count toward a degree, before you can take college-level courses. Many students need just one developmental course, often in math or English. If you have taken these subjects every year in high school, you are more likely to do well on the placement test.

You can complete your studies in less time and for less total cost if you come well prepared for college-level work, especially by taking math, English, science and social studies classes every year in high school. Also, some programs of study require more math and science, so your high school preparation makes a difference.

Apply early in 12th grade. That increases your chances of being admitted to the specific program you want when you enter college. Some programs are more popular than others and fill early.

Apply online

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


Opportunity, choice, excellence
You’ll find a full selection of program choices and the top-quality education you want at an affordable cost. Personal attention from faculty and staff, real-world experiences and outstanding student support services all focus on helping you succeed. Be inspired and challenged as you prepare for your future career.

Program TitleAward
Accounting and Networking SpecialistAAS
Accounting ClerkDIP
Administrative AssistantAAS
Auto Body Collision TechnologyAAS
Auto Body Collision TechnologyDIP
Auto Body RefinishingCERT
Auto Body Sheet Metal Repair and ReplacementCERT
Automotive TechnologyDIP
Band Instrument RepairDIP
Band Instrument Repair TechnologyAAS
Basic Drafting TechnologiesCERT
Basic MachinistDIP
Basic SupervisionCERT
Biomedical Equipment TechnologyAAS
Biomedical Equipment TechnologyCERT
Bookkeeping ClerkCERT
Broadband Delivery TechnicianAAS
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting TechnologiesAAS
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting TechnologiesDIP
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) TechnologiesCERT
Computer Programming and Web DevelopmentAAS
Computerized (CNC) Precision Machining TechnologyDIP
Criminal JusticeAS
Cyber and Information SecurityAAS
Diesel MaintenanceCERT
Diesel Maintenance TechnicianDIP
Early Childhood DevelopmentDIP
Early Childhood DevelopmentCERT
Early Childhood EducationAS
Early Childhood EducationAAS
Electric Guitar BuildingCERT
Electronics Lab AssistantCERT
Electronics TechnologyDIP
Electronics TechnologyAAS
Estheology - WisconsinCERT
Geriatric Health and Wellness PromotionCERT
Guitar Development and ProductionDIP
Guitar Repair and BuildingDIP
Health Unit CoordinatorCERT
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and RefrigerationDIP
Holistic Hospice and Palliative CareCERT
Individualized StudiesAS
Industrial TechnologyDIP
Industrial TechnologyAAS
Industrial Technology Welding SpecialistCERT
Introduction to Health Care CareersCERT
Legal Administrative AssistantAAS
Legal AssistantCERT
Legal Office AssistantDIP
Machining BasicsCERT
Manufacturing Engineering TechnologyAAS
Massage TherapistAAS
Massage TherapistDIP
Massage TherapistCERT
Medical Administrative SecretaryAAS
Medical Coding SpecialistAAS
Medical Coding SpecialistDIP
Medical Laboratory TechnicianAAS
Medical SecretaryDIP
Medical Secretary TranscriptionistCERT
Microcomputer and Web SupportAAS
Microcomputer and Web SupportDIP
Nail Care TechnologyCERT
Nail Care Technology - WisconsinCERT
Nanoscience Technician AssistantCERT
Network Administration and TechnologyAAS
Network Administration and TechnologyDIP
Network Administration and Technology - CiscoCERT
Network Administration and Technology - MicrosoftCERT
Office AssistantCERT
Office SpecialistDIP
Outdoor Power-Small Engine Equipment TechnicianCERT
Practical NursingDIP
Retail ManagementAAS
Retail Merchandising Sales AssociateDIP
Sales ManagementAAS
Sales RepresentativeDIP
Supervisory ManagementAAS
Truck DrivingCERT
Undercar SpecialistCERT
Violin RepairDIP
Web Applications ProgrammingCERT
Welding TechnologyDIP
Program TitleAward
Accounting ClerkDIP
Administrative AssistantAAS
Basic Drafting TechnologiesCERT
Bookkeeping ClerkCERT
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting TechnologiesAAS
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting TechnologiesDIP
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) TechnologiesCERT
Computer Programming and Web DevelopmentAAS
Cyber and Information SecurityAAS
Early Childhood DevelopmentDIP
Early Childhood DevelopmentCERT
Early Childhood EducationAS
Early Childhood EducationAAS
Health Unit CoordinatorCERT
Individualized StudiesAS
Legal Administrative AssistantAAS
Legal AssistantCERT
Legal Office AssistantDIP
Medical Administrative SecretaryAAS
Medical Coding SpecialistAAS
Medical Coding SpecialistDIP
Medical SecretaryDIP
Medical Secretary TranscriptionistCERT
Microcomputer and Web SupportAAS
Microcomputer and Web SupportDIP
Office AssistantCERT
Office SpecialistDIP
Web Applications ProgrammingCERT
The following degrees are available from this school:
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Associate in Science
  • Certificate
  • Diploma
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Tuition & finance

Tuition and Fees (2012-2013): $5,614

FAFSA Code: 002393

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 www.fafsa.ed.gov 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 www.mymilitaryeducation.org.

Campus life

College is more than textbooks, classes, labs and studying. Plenty of clubs and program-related organizations, sports and recreational activities help you meet new friends, develop leadership and team skills, stay fit and share the fun of working together on projects.

  • Bookstore
  • Career Services
  • Disability Services
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism Center
  • Emergency Contact System
  • Financial Aid
  • Food Service/Dining Services
  • Scholarship Foundation
  • Security
  • Student Advising
  • Student Employment Services
  • Technology Center
  • Tutoring/Writing Services
  • Veterans Services
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Career and professional
  • Delta Epsilon Chi-Winona Campus
  • SkillsUSA
  • Student Music Assoc-Red Wing Campus
Student government
  • Student Senate