General Education Courses

General Education

Program Overview

Awards/Outcomes Credits Location
 General Education - A.S. Degree Requirements 30 cr. Rosemount  |  Eagan  |  Online
 General Education - A.A.S. Degree Requirements 15 cr. Rosemount  |  Eagan  |  Online
 General Education - Diploma Requirements 9 cr. Rosemount  |  Eagan  |  Online

Major Description

Philosophy of General Education

Dakota County Technical College incorporates General Education into its curriculum because it firmly believes that higher education involves breadth as well as depth of study and because General Education also achieves an important goal of the college’s mission. 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.

Outcome Statement

General Education is a requirement of all programs of 45 or more semester credits in length and is an integral part of the formal technical or professional preparation of students. This “general” education provides the kind of intellectual concepts and common knowledge that is expected of an educated person.

Delivery of Courses

  • Traditional: DCTC offers a variety of day and evening transferable general education courses in the classroom.
  • Online: DCTC offers transferable general education courses online for those that need flexibility.
  • Hybrid: DCTC offers transferable general education courses in a blended format that includes both face to face and online components for increased flexibility.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities to accept credits in transfer toward a specific academic program. Articulation Agreements are generally for specialized professional or technical programs offered at colleges (e.g., Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), diplomas, certificates) that can be applied to a specific program/major at the receiving university.

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Instructors

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Joe Eells
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Weston Jorde
Brett Kolles
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Work Environment

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Program Costs*

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Put Your Tuition on Ice!

That's right. Tuition will remain the same for the next two years, making your degree even more affordable. Learn more about the tuition freeze.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, Dakota County Technical College and the DCTC Foundation make more than $200,000 in scholarships available to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Work-Study & Student Worker Positions

Students looking for ways to help finance their college education can find part-time jobs on campus with various DCTC departments and programs. Deliver your completed Work-Study Application to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and search for openings at College Central Network Services. For more information, you can review Work Study Procedure.

Financial Aid

Step 1: Apply now for financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
DCTC's Federal School Code: 010402

Step 2: After receiving an official award letter from DCTC, you may apply online for a Federal Stafford Student Loan. Visit the Loans page for more information.

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Employment

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Salary Data

Potential Job Titles

Gainful Employment Reports

Gainful Employment Reports are not available for this program.
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Transfer Options

General Education Courses

Transfer Resources

TransferologyDo you want to see how your courses transfer to programs at participating colleges and universities? Add the coursework you've taken and use Transferology to find out how it might transfer to any of the participating schools in the Transferology network. Get an account and create a plan now!

 

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Transferring to DCTC?

Whether you're a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or an international student or transferring from high school or a four-year university, DCTC will help you through the process. Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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Clubs & Organizations

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