Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC)
Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) is located in Rochester, Minnesota's fifth largest city. RCTC serves as a regional hub for educational, cultural and recreational activities in one of Minnesota's fastest growing cities.
The RCTC main campus is home to Rochester Community and Technical College and Winona State University Rochester. An extension of RCTC called Heintz Center lies to the northwest of the main campus and houses RCTC's technical programs and other community organizations. The Regional Sports Center, along with the Regional Stadium / Dome play host to both RCTC and local sports teams.
Many changes have taken place in the last 84 years. In 1915, the Rochester Junior College was established, representing the oldest community college in Minnesota. Later, in 1969 the Rochester Area Vocational and Technical Institute opened. By 1986, Winona State University-Rochester Center moved to the Rochester Community College campus and signed a 2+2 agreement with the Community College.