Dr. Harold Torrence is a Business Management instructor. His areas of focus are the Business Administration A.S. degree, the Business Management A.A.S. degree, the Multicultural Leadership Diploma, Multicultural Supervision certificate and the Occupational Spanish program.
Dr. Torrence holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from UNITEC, or Universidad Tecnológica del Centro. He also holds both a Masters of Arts in Management and a Master in Public Administration from Hamline University. In 2012, he earned a Doctorate in Education from Hamline University.
Bringing an extensive background in international business to his teaching position, Dr. Torrence has a passion for thoroughly understanding the multicultural dimensions of today's organizations. He began his career in Venezuela, where he spent several years supporting the consumer sales and marketing departments for a large oil corporation. In the United States, he spent three years developing an international distribution network with a human resources consulting firm. He sold software, training and consulting products throughout 13 Latin American countries.
Throughout his tenure, Dr. Torrence has taught the following courses in DCTC: International Business, Managing Diversity, Multicultural Mentoring, Multicultural Conflict Resolutions, Organizational Behavior, Management Effectiveness, Foundations of Management, Quality Management, Effective Business Communication, Project Management, and Spanish.
Furthermore, he has provided numerous training and consulting solutions to multiple organizations in the non-profit, profit and public sectors including the following: Andersen Windows, Advanced Wireless, CONAGRA, AMERILAB, Bailey Nurseries, LEDC, CLUES, Dakota Electric, Gopher Resource, City of Woodbury, City of Eagan, City of Apple Valley, Rollx Vans, Uponor, Youth Link, among others.
Dr. Torrence currently serves as the Chair of the Business Management Department and the Chair of Dakota County Technical College Diversity Council.
He joined DCTC in early 2005. He looks forward to more opportunities to apply his experience and passion for business and education through his role with Dakota County Technical College.