Ridgewater College - Bachelor's Degree

Ridgewater College is a community and technical college that offers more than 100 educational programs in Transfer Education, transfer options, and technical education. The College is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and has campuses in Willmar and Hutchinson, Minnesota.

  • Average Tuition USD 18,724

School Description

The most popular majors offered include Liberal Arts and Sciences, Health and Allied Health fields, Agriculture, Business fields, and Veterinary Technology. The College also offers Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs for students that plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree after they finish their coursework at Ridgewater. Ridgewater competes in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) and Region 13 of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Bachelor Programs

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Biology

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Computer Aided Drafting and Design

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Computer Programmer

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Early Childhood Ed

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on integrating technology into educational curricula. Includes instruction in foundations of educational technology, computer applications, utilizing technology for assessment, multimedia instruction, web-based instruction, distance education, and designing and producing educational software and materials.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Education Paraprofessional

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Electronics Technology

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Farm Business Management

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Health Sc?iences Broad ?Field

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Healthcare Administrative Assistant

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Law Enforcement and Corrections

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Legal Administrative Assistant

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Marketing

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Medical Technology

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to conduct and supervise complex medical tests, clinical trials, and research experiments; manage clinical laboratories; and consult with physicians and clinical researchers on diagnoses, disease causation and spread, and research outcomes. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunology, immunohematology, physiological relationships to test results, laboratory procedures and quality assurance controls, test and research design and implementation, analytic techniques, laboratory management, data development and reporting, medical informatics, and professional standards and regulations.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Multimedia Design Technology

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and inspection procedures, hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair, and report preparation.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Network Systems Administration

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Nursing

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Photography

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Welding

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from concept development through project completion on timely and economic bases. Includes instruction in commercial, residential, mechanical, highway/heavy civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, and specialty construction; facilities management; project planning; budgeting and cost control; logistics and materials management; personnel management and labor relations; site safety; construction contracting; construction processes and techniques; organization and scheduling; and applicable codes and regulations.

  • 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201, United States

    Wireless Communications

    USD 5,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

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  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 61

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            2014-2016, AAS, Non Destructive Testing

            Great SchoolI had a good time attending Ridgewater and found it served my education better by being on a smaller scale. The student teacher ratio was excellent and the community was tight-knit.

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            2014-2016, Associate’s Degree, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

            Great PSEO ExperienceRidgewater is a great place to further your education. I'm here for Post Secondary schooling (taking college courses while still in highschool), and it has been a wonderful experience. The classes are flexible, and the option of online schooling is great. A good place to obtain your generals!