Dakota County Technical College endeavors to serve students within nearby communities, as well as those coming from countries around the world. The majority of students work toward degrees and diplomas in a variety of programs to prepare them for employment. However, the college is also proud of its general education department, whose courses are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. As members of a student-centered organization, all employees, faculty members and administrators are focused on ways to continuously improve student learning within the college's mission. Along the way, DCTC has become a leader in delivering sustainable technologies, service-learning opportunities, and community engagement into the curricula of most programs.
Office of the President
Welcome to Dakota County Technical College.
Our mission is to provide education for employment. This vision guides our daily work and captures the spirit of our campus. As a DCTC student, you will experience hands-on learning opportunities that will help you explore new interests and develop your full potential.
Through career exploration and professional preparation, our graduates leave DCTC career-ready. They get regular opportunities to meet with employers and to plan for life after graduation.
DCTC is aligned with Inver Hills Community College. Located nine miles apart, Inver Hills offers a broad range of liberal arts and professional programs that complement programs at DCTC. Our alignment expands your educational opportunities.
Becoming a DCTC Blue Knight means joining a community that will support you from day one. At DCTC, our faculty, staff, and coaches will provide mentorship and opportunities to develop your leadership skills, explore your passions, and serve your community. You will make connections and friendships that will last for years to come.
Our website contains resources for you to learn about DCTC. I also hope you’ll visit our campus, meet our students and faculty, and see for yourself all the activities and opportunities that DCTC offers.
Best wishes on your college search,
Dakota County Technical College
Learn more about President Michael Berndt on DCTC News
Learn, discover, and build a better future: DCTC is dedicated to education for employment and life-long growth. At DCTC, we aspire to create a transformational education for every student founded on belonging, learning, support, clear pathways, and community engagement.
To meet that mission, DCTC faculty, programs and facilities uphold all appropriate credentials, accreditations and standards. DCTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
It's a diversified world and our campus is a multicultural microcosm.
Find out what jobs are open at our college and fill out and application if you discover your match.
From its beginning in 1969 serving 50 students in three majors to our name change in 1989 to today, learn the rich history of Dakota County Technical College.
One Bold Future
Learn more about our alignment with Inver Hills Community College at OneBoldFuture.com.
Check out our state-of-the-art athletics facilities, rent our conference rooms and track the progress of our Transportation Center project.
See how easy it is to find our Main Campus in Rosemount.
Highlights from the 2021-2022 academic year.
Keep up with what's up at DCTC.
We've gone public, as it were, and here's where you can find out all about us.
Study our strategy for the future. See how we plan to use fresh ideas and inventive course offerings to handle intense demographic shifts and the enduring struggle for student enrollment.
All Dakota County Technical College policies are available here: College Organization and Administration policies, Student policies, Education/Instruction policies, Human Resources policies, Finance and Administration policies, and Facilities Management policies.