Ridgewater College is a two-year community and technical college located in Willmar, Minn., which offers more than 100 educational programs in transfer education, transfer options and technical education. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and serves more than 5,500 students on its campuses. It enables students to acquire skills and knowledge leading to employment or a comprehensive general education and associate degree programs that are transferable to four-year colleges and universities. As a partner in the region's business and industry, it offers customized and continuing education courses. Its courses include accounting, agriculture, art, business, carpentry, computer aided drafting and design, cosmetology, dairy management, law enforcement and corrections, massage therapy and nursing.