Dakota County Technical College offers online courses and programs to a wide array of learners, across the region nation, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
DCTC is a member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements), which means we share a reciprocity agreement with all states who are part of the NC-SARA group. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts.
To find out if you live in a state that has joined this consortium, view the NC-SARA map.
DCTC has been approved by the State of Minnesota to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
LICENSURE PROGRAM DISCLOSURES
Effective July 1, 2020 the U.S. Department of Education instated a new regulation (Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v)) which requires colleges to provide the following on all programs that lead to licensure:
A list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification;
A list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum does not meet state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification; and
A list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution has not made a determination of whether the curriculum meets educational requirements.