The mission of Dakota County Technical College is to provide collegiate-level education for employment that will empower individuals to enhance their opportunities for career advancement and success in a global economy.
Dakota County Technical College will be the leader in providing exceptional education and be the preferred partner for the diverse communities we serve.
Dakota County Technical College is a public two-year institution of higher education dedicated to the philosophy that there is dignity in all work and value in individual growth and learning. It is the philosophy of the college that all of its students should have access to quality education that prepares them for rewarding careers. The college values its role in contributing to economic development by providing a knowledgeable and skilled workforce. The college views itself as a full partner in the higher education community and recognizes its contribution to lifelong learning.
Excellence: Focus on quality in programs and services
Diversity: Show acceptance, openness and fairness to everyone
Innovation: Encourage and reward new ideas, proactive thinking and use of evolving technology
Respect: Foster trust, courtesy and open communication
Integrity: Promote ethical and honest behavior
Accountability: Maintain effective and efficient programs and services
Collaboration: Work cooperatively in a supportive environment
DCTC Core Student Outcomes
Act responsibly: Students recognize an obligation to themselves and others for their decisions and actions.
Communicate clearly: Students apply writing, speaking and listening skills to precisely convey information, ideas and opinions.
Learn effectively: Students apply necessary basic skills in reading, writing, math, and computer and information literacy.
Work productively and cooperatively: Students apply effective skills, knowledge and professionalism.