Visit campus in person or check us out virtually!
In-person tours and virtual visits are available by appointment. Virtual and in-person program events are also available. Check out the options below.
In-person tours and virtual visits are available by appointment.
Willmar Campus Visits
Student-led campus tours available at 10 am and 2 pm daily. Additional program visits and tours also available.
Hutchinson Campus Visits
Individual program visits and campus tours available.
Information Sessions and Open House Events
Many programs host information sessions or open houses throughout the year to give students a closer look at their departments. These include virtual and in-person events. Check back soon for future events.
Agriculture Programs and Careers Information Session
- Agriculture introduction and programs
- Engage and network with industry partners for potential internships and employment
- Industry panel discussion
- Admissions information and processes
- Department tour
Thursday, October 19 | 9:00 – 10:30 am | Willmar Campus
Auto Careers Information Sessions
Explore our state-of-the-art facilities and industry equipment. Meet our experienced faculty, check out our new virtual reality painter, and discover Ridgewater’s automotive programs. We do cars – inside and out!
September 13 | November 8 | December 13
1:00 – 2:30 pm | Willmar Campus
Computer Systems Information Session
Computer and information technology careers are in demand. Computer wizards keep students learning and businesses earning. Explore our program options:
- Computer Programmer
- Computer Support Technician
- Network Administration & Security
- Web Developer
October 6 | 11 am – 12 pm | Virtual on Zoom
Education Careers Information Sessions
Do you have a passion for young minds and a desire to impact the future? High-demand, high-satisfaction careers are waiting for you! Learn about the new and expanded education options. Many students choose Ridgewater for our educational excellence, online flexibility, and program scholarships.
September 26 & November 14 | 6:30-7:30 pm | Virtual on Zoom
Manufacturing Careers Information Session
If you like mechanical devices, computers, challenges, and variety, Manufacturing Automation Technologies might make a rewarding career for you. Delve into fluid power, electrical systems, predictive maintenance, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) to enter the manufacturing industry with in-demand skills in high-paying careers in just two years.
Friday, Sept. 22 | 10:00 – 11:00 am | Hutchinson Campus
Nondestructive Testing Technology Information Session
Combine scientific challenges and working with your hands for a rewarding career in Nondestructive Testing. Learn how safety inspections using radiography, eddy current, phased array, and more help save lives. Become a key inspector in aerospace, transportation, construction, and power industries on everything from products and bridges to rollercoasters!
September 27 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Hutchinson campus
Nursing Information Sessions
Attending an information session for any of Ridgewater College’s Nursing programs is required for admission. Explore options and set yourself up for success.
- Practical Nursing (LPN) program
- Associate of Science (AS) degree Nursing – Registered Nurse (RN)
- RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) alignment options with university programs
- Admissions criteria and application deadlines
Tuesdays | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Virtual on Zoom
October 3, November 7, December 5, January 9, 2024,
January 30, March 5, April 2, May 7, May 28
Paramedic Information Session
Saving lives is an incredibly satisfying calling. When accidents happen, you want the best-trained emergency medical personnel on the scene. Many of them find their start in Ridgewater’s Paramedic program. Explore whether this program might be right for you by attending our virtual info session.
September 13 | October 11 | November 8 | December 6
5:00 – 6:00 pm | Virtual on Zoom
Plumbing Information Session
Residential and commercial plumbing technicians are in demand in the ever-changing construction industry. Become an expert in water distribution; drainage, waste and venting; and faucet and fixture installation. Explore whether this program might be right for you by attending our information session.
October 5 | 11 am – 12 pm | Willmar Campus
Veterinary Technology Information Session
Meet our experienced faculty and discover our nationally recognized program. Our state-of-the-art facilities, including our Paws and Claws Clinic, give students an excellent environment for hands-on practice. Our Veterinary Technology program will ensure you’re well-prepared for a rewarding, exciting career!
Nov. 30 | 11 am – 12 pm | Virtual on Zoom