Teaching & Learning
Mount Marty College at Watertown offers associate, bachelor and master degrees along with a couple programs in cooperation with Lake Area Technical Institute. Mount Marty College is known for value-centered education and professional preparation for the world of work. The faculty are creative and innovative classroom teachers are actively involved in student learning. An average of 15 students per class helps insure a collaborative learning environment between students and instructor. Instructors are primarily adjunct faculty, bringing real world knowledge and skills into the classroom. Students also get connected to real world experiences through internships, service learning, and field opportunities which enhance learning with practical, hands-on experiences.
Mount Marty College is dedicated to making quality college education affordable to the citizens in the Watertown region. While the Office of Financial Aid is located on the Yankton campus the College office in Watertown has the necessary forms and will offer assistance. Available financial assistance includes grants, loans, and scholarships depending upon eligibility. To be considered for financial aid, you need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More information about financial aid is located on the financial aid website. It is also important to conduct an online scholarship search to find other resources for financial assistance.
The Watertown administrative office of Mount Marty College offers assistance with the admissions and financial aid process. The main Financial Aid, Admissions, Registrar, and Business Office are located on the Yankton Campus. Other Student support services offered to Mount Marty College students are:
Upon acceptance to the college, students are assigned an advisor. Students work with the advisor until completion of their program of study. Advisors are prepared to provide direction for students such as degree completion, career exploration, and employment opportunities prior to and following graduation. Students meet with their advisor and register for classes each semester. This assists in the student’s successful educational experience. To contact your advisor contact the College Office.
The Watertown Location Bookstore (College Office) will be open every day during the first two weeks for each semester until 9:00 p.m. Students may purchase textbooks with cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Students are not allowed to charge textbooks unless fully funded by Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Affairs, or Bureau of Indian Affairs. Students may return books for a refund within one week of purchase if the student has a sales receipt and the book is judged by bookstore personnel to be in acceptable condition. Book buy-back sessions, allowing students to receive cash for used books, are scheduled at the end of each semester.
Mount Marty College Watertown Location shares the Leonard H. Timmerman Library with Lake Area Technical Institute. The library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday with regular hours on Friday unless otherwise posted. MMC students are welcome to use the library at any time during open hours. The library is linked with the South Dakota Library Network, and students may access material via inter-library loans. Information regarding library policies is available at the desk.
Computers and printers are available in the Timmerman Library for student use during open library times. Computers and printers are also available in the study room at the College Office during open office times. All computers at Lake Area Tech are networked. Orientation for use of Lake Area's computer network is required for all students. Check with the College Office for more information. The Watertown Location Office at 1030 Arrow Avenue also has computers and printers available for student use during open hours (8:00am – 9:30pm when classes are in session). All students have a Mount Marty email addresses that can be accessed at www.mtmc.edu/computing. Students receive announcements and information from Mount Marty through the email system so e-mail should be monitored periodically.