Online learning at Minnesota West Community and Technical College starts with a robust FAQ page featuring self-assessment survey questions and general information about distance education. This is followed by a detailed series of technical and practical information ranging from computer requirements and software to accessing textbooks and library services. Online instruction at Minnesota West offers the same rigorous academic standards and content as on-campus classes. Multiple two-year degree programs are available including accounting, business, computers, energy and healthcare disciplines. An abundance of certificate programs are available online as well. Minnesota West has articulation agreements with several four-year schools in the region to aid in transfer from an associate’s degree into a bachelor’s program. For students desiring a faster entry into the workforce, the career services center is available.