Rochester Community and 技术学院 (开云体育登录入口) is the oldest public two-year college in Minnesota. The junior college was created on a motion by Dr. Charles Mayo in 1915 and classes were offered downtown in the Coffman Building. The College moved to its current campus during the summer of 1968. A year later the vocational-technical institute was created with 15 program offerings. Rochester Community and 技术学院 was established on July 1, 1996 when legislation required state community colleges and technical colleges co-located in the same city be merged into a consolidated college.

1915年的信Rochester Community and 技术学院 is a member of the 明尼苏达州 系统, which comprises 30 two-year colleges and seven state universities serving the higher education needs of Minnesota and is governed by a 校董会. 明尼苏达州 (an agency of the state of Minnesota) is dedicated to providing students with a wide array of opportunities for lifelong education in both technical and academic fields, ranging from short-course certificates to doctoral degrees. 明尼苏达州的 54岁的校园 in 47 communities throughout the state offer tremendous opportunities for students to achieve their goals.

Located in Minnesota’s third-largest and fastest-growing city, 开云体育登录入口’s 518-acre campus serves as a hub for the education and workforce development needs of the region. 我们的使命是 empower students to thrive in an ever-changing, diverse society by providing access to exceptional education我们的愿景是 to be a universal gateway to world-class learning opportunities.

The college enrolls approximately 7,000 students annually in credit-based programs. Another 3,000 are served in noncredit and credit-based workforce initiatives. The College is home to nearly 600 full-time and part-time employees including faculty, 工作人员, 和管理.

Rochester Community and 技术学院 offers 70 credit-based programs with more than 130 credential options in the areas of liberal arts, 盟军的健康, 业务, 服务, 以及技术职业道路. The College’s largest programs include liberal arts, nursing, 盟军的健康, and 业务. A variety of delivery approaches are utilized to support student learning. 包括面对面, 在线, 实习, 在职培训, 临床, 队列, 互动电视. 开云体育登录入口 is among 明尼苏达州的 largest generators of 在线 learning credits in the 系统 which now accounts for nearly 19 percent of credits sold. A variety of educational partnerships are also in place to provide learning opportunities for our students. These include diverse articulation agreements with other higher education providers and affiliate programs with the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. 除了, students wishing to finish a four-year degree can take their first two years at Rochester Community and 技术学院-earning an associate degree-and then transfer to finish a bachelor’s degree. The College has teamed up with Winona State University Rochester to establish the “Path to Purple” program that allows students to complete their first two years at 开云体育登录入口 to earn an associate degree and then complete their last two years at WSU to attain a bachelor’s degree.

除了 to its educational programming, 开云体育登录入口 offers a comprehensive student life program. These opportunities include social activities, 演讲者, 大学生体育, 校内的运动, 荣誉的社会, 和音乐, 举几个例子.

Rochester Community and 技术学院 Campus (校园主楼)

Newspaper ad in the Rochester Post-Bulletin for the 1st Stage of the $10 million College
Four buildings were ready for use when the college made its 1968 move to the forested hillside about a mile east of the city. The structures included 戈达德图书馆 and classroom buildings; Endicott Hall for technology and 业务 classes; the Charles Singley building, 容纳所有化学物质, 生物学, 还有物理实验室, as well as lecture halls; and the Administration building, which then held administrative offices and the college 书店.  The next additions to the campus were Rockenbach, 体育馆/体育综合设施, 及西广场, 现在有教职员办公室吗, 许多教室, 学生报社, 还有一个200个座位的演讲厅.


The campus continued to grow with three more additions marking the next phase of construction. A student 服务 building housing the administrative offices, 咨询中心, 首先是卫生服务区. 接下来是艺术大楼, representing one of the most outstanding studio facilities of its kind in the upper Midwest; an immense north window in the structure provides proper lighting to three floors of studios. The Plaza East building completed this segment of construction. It provides a versatile nursing lab and 工作人员 offices. The next two major projects were the College Center and theater.  As the student union, the Center is aptly named, since it is at the center of students’ lives here. The college theater is one of the finest such facilities in southeastern Minnesota. It seats 350 persons and contains advanced electronic and sound 系统s, as well as a complete scene-making shop and dressing rooms. In 1987, it was named Hill Theater in honor of retired RCC President Charles E. Hill, who served the college from 1953 to 1982.


开云体育登录入口's Bubble Over the Rochester Regional Stadium

A classroom building opened on the campus in the fall of 1986 to initially house the Rochester Center of Winona State University at a cost of $2.900万年. The Plaza West building was renamed Memorial Hall in 1988. Plaques and portraits are placed in this building to honor former college 工作人员.  The campus further evolved in late 1989 with the completion of a $16 million construction project. The project included remodeling of the library, 行政大楼, and the lower level of the Goddard Building, 商务办公室设在哪里, 书店, 学生支持服务计划, 还有复制服务区. New construction included a continuing education area featuring spacious conference rooms and state-of-the-art equipment, and a separate building to house the childcare center.  Construction was completed in 1993 on the $17 million expansion facilities, 哪里有学生服务区, 教室, 计算机和科学实验室, as well as a number of interactive television 教室.   With the completion of the new facilities, the University of Minnesota Rochester joined 开云体育登录入口 and WSU Rochester in a single physical location.  The University of Minnesota later relocated to its own downtown facility in the fall of 2007.  The Rochester Sports Center facility (a collaborative effort between 开云体育登录入口 and the City of Rochester) was opened in May of 2002, and the 技术 Center remodeling was also completed in 2002.  In 2007 the former Rockenbach Gymnasium was renovated into the Health Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility housing the 盟军的健康 programs for both 开云体育登录入口 and WSU-R.  The latest athletic campus development includes the Rochester Regional Stadium, which includes an artificial turf winter domed facility making it available for use year-round.  The Stadium originally opened in 2008 but was expanded in 2015 to include additional seating to accommodate up to 5,000名观众.

2018年5月, the Minnesota Legislature approved a bonding bill that included $23 million for the Plaza-Memorial Hall project.  This project would include demolishing the old Plaza and Memorial Halls, constructing a new building attached to Endicott Hall and Coffman Center, and renovating numerous Main Campus spaces.  The project began in December of 2018 and was completed in August 2020.

Fall 2021 brought a new partnership and 70 new high school students to the 开云体育登录入口 campus through the ptech - 535 协作.  PTECH is an education to career pathway program for high school students focusing on in-demand fields.  Students enrolled in ptech - 535 will earn high school and college credits, and will graduate with a college degree in either Information 技术 or Practical Nursing.  The RPS/开云体育登录入口 PTECH school is the first one in Minnesota.

海因茨中心 (西校区大楼)

Heintz Center of Rochester Community and 技术学院's Campus The original buildings located at the Heintz Center were completed in 1969.  1976年进行了补充, 1978, 和1979年, 让自助餐厅的面积翻了一倍, 增加了教室, and expanded shops for the technical programs.  The Horticulture 技术 Center was added to the existing buildings in 2002 to provide academic and community resources in a horticulture facility.  Intercampus roads were also completed in 2002, connecting 开云体育登录入口 east buildings and 开云体育登录入口 west buildings (the Heintz Center), and included the first roundabouts in Minnesota.  The former Minnesota Riverland 技术学院-Rochester Campus facility was dedicated as Heintz Center on May 9, 1997. 这座建筑是以Dr. Emil Heintz, founder and first Director of Rochester Area Vocational Technical Institute. Dr. Heintz served as Director from 1966 to 1973. Dr. Heintz had served as Dean (CEO) of Brainerd Junior College from 1938 to 1944 and Dean of Rochester Junior College from 1944 until 1966. Heintz Center is located at 1926 College View Road.  最近, the Heintz Center underwent additional expansion with the Workforce Center/CareerForce addition which opened in the Fall of 2014, 以及CTECH/STEM村大楼, also funded through local sales tax funding, 于2016年8月开业.

The 海因茨中心 is located at 1926 College View Road.



  • 大学部(1915年)
  • 罗切斯特专科学校(1917年)
  • 罗切斯特州立大专(1964年)
  • 罗切斯特社区学院(1973年)


  • Rochester Area Vocational Institute (1969)
  • Rochester Area Vocational Technical Institute (1974)
  • 罗切斯特技术学院(1997)
  • 罗切斯特技术学院(1989)
  • Minnesota Riverland 技术学院 (1991)


  • Rochester Community and 技术学院 (1996)