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Engineering Technologies at Ridgewater College

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Engineering Technologies at Ridgewater College

If you plan to study engineering technologies, take a look at what Ridgewater College has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Ridgewater College is located in Willmar, Minnesota and approximately 3,176 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Engineering Technologies section at the bottom of this page.

Ridgewater College Engineering Technologies Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Engineering Tech (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Undergrad Certificate in Engineering Tech (1 - 4 Years)
  • Associate’s Degree in Engineering Tech

Online Classes Are Available at Ridgewater College

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Ridgewater College does offer online courses in engineering tech for the following degree levels:

  • Associate’s Degree

Ridgewater College Engineering Technologies Rankings

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Engineering Tech Student Demographics at Ridgewater College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the engineering tech majors at Ridgewater College.

Ridgewater College Engineering Technologies Associate’s Program

4% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 96% of engineering tech associate's degrees went to men and 4% went to women.


The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in engineering tech at Ridgewater College are white. Around 82% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Ridgewater College with a associate's in engineering tech.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 40
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Concentrations Within Engineering Technologies

If you plan to be a engineering tech major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Ridgewater College. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 30
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 14
Computer Engineering Technology 4
Electronics Engineering Technology 1

Careers That Engineering Tech Grads May Go Into

A degree in engineering tech can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MN, the home state for Ridgewater College.

Occupation Jobs in MN Average Salary in MN
Software Applications Developers 19,970 $96,750
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 11,950 $42,520
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 10,090 $42,470
Industrial Engineers 9,620 $90,580
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 9,410 $45,490


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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