Alexandria Technical and Community College has an open admissions policy to the college.
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.
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.
|Administrative Office Management||AAS|
|Advanced Farm Business Management||ATC|
|Communication Art and Design||AAS|
|Communication Art and Design||DIP|
|Computer Information Systems||AS|
|Computer and Voice Networking||AAS|
|Distributed Electrical Generation Technician||AAS|
|Distributed Electrical Generation Technician||DIP|
|Early Childhood Education||AAS|
|Early Childhood Education||AS|
|Early Childhood Education||DIP|
|Early Childhood Education||CERT|
|Farm Business Management||DIP|
|Health and Fitness Specialist||AAS|
|Health and Fitness Specialist||DIP|
|Health and Fitness Specialist||CERT|
|Human Services Practitioner||AAS|
|Human Services Practitioner||DIP|
|Information Technology Security Specialist||CERT|
|Law Enforcement Skills||CERT|
|Law Enforcement: Career Transition||DIP|
|Legal Administrative Assistant||AAS|
|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|
|Medical Administrative Specialist||AAS|
|Medical Coding Specialist||DIP|
|Medical Coding Specialist||CERT|
|Medical Laboratory Technician||AAS|
|Power Generator Specialist||CERT|
|Speech-Language Pathology Assistant||AAS|
|Truck Driving - B-CDL||CERT|
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 www.fafsa.gov. 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 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 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.
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 www.alextech.edu/scholarships.
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 www.mymilitaryeducation.org.
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.