Rochester Community And Technical College

Rochester Community And Technical College

Rochester Community & Technical College, also referred to as RCTC, is a coeducational, community college located in Rochester, Minnesota, United States. It is the oldest community college in Minnesota. RCTC was established in 1915 under the name University Department of Southern University. In 1917, the college's name was changed to Rochester Junior College. In 1973, the name changed again to Rochester Community College. From 1987 to 1991, the college's name changed three more times from Rochester Technical Institute to Rochester Technical College to Minnesota Riverland Technical College. The last name was given after the college merged with Austin and Faribault Technical College. In September 1996, the college was finally christened as RCTC.

The departments at RCTC include the following:

  • Art
  • Business Programs
  • English as a Second Language
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • World Languages

The sports teams of the College are called RCTC Yellow Jackets. The official mascot is Sting the bee. The students of RCTC compete in baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, fast pitch softball, volleyball, and wrestling.

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Environmental Science
Information Science/Studies
Computer Science
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia And Information Resources Design
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Child Development
Child Care And Support Services Management
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
Biomedical Sciences, General
Natural Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Golf Course Operation And Grounds Management
Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
Physical Fitness Technician
Human Services, General
Building/Property Maintenance
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation And Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder
Digital Arts
Dance, General
Commercial Photography
Graphic Design
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Music Technology
Music Management
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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