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|Individualized Studies - A.S. Degree||60 cr.||Online | On Campus|
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This degree enables students to custom design a program to meet educational and career goals that cannot otherwise be accomplished through existing college programs. The program is suited for students who:
This degree is designed for students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain an advanced degree.
This program offers Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). Seek credit for life experience to accelerate your progress toward a degree, diploma, or certificate. Visit the Credit for Prior Learning page to learn more.
A.S. Degree • 60 credits
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.
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 on Handshake. For more information, you can review Work Study Procedure.
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.
Graduates of this program will have the opportunity to be employed or achieve advancement in occupations related to their selected areas of study.
Graduates can gain employment in many fields, so salaries vary greatly. Please search careerwise.minnstate.edu for current wages and job outlooks for your intended career.
If you are looking to bring in any college credit, visit our Transfer To DCTC Resource Page and DCTC will help you through the process.
If you are looking to transfer to a 4-year institution after completing your degree, DCTC can help you through the process! Check out our Transfer From DCTC Resource Page.
Transferology is used to find out how your courses might transfer to DCTC and any of the participating schools in the Transferology network. Get an account for free and create a plan now!
The Individualized Studies program at DCTC is active throughout the year and makes headlines in college publications.
As a student in DCTC's Individualized Studies program, you have many opportunities to make connections in the industry through your involvement in professional clubs and organizations.
DCTC features active, industry-relevant clubs for Individualized Studies students right on campus. Getting involved in these clubs allows you to make the most of your college experience and gives you an edge when seeking employment. The following clubs are open to all Individualized Studies students:
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK)
Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. PTK provides many leadership and civic engagement opportunities for students. To be eligible for membership, you must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of coursework at DCTC with a cumulative GPA of 3.5. Invitations to join the society are mailed to eligible students at the end of each term. To learn more about PTK, visit www.ptk.org or contact the PTK advisors.
SkillsUSA is a national non-profit organization for students in trade, industrial, technical, and health occupation programs in community and technical colleges. There are nearly 100 competitions through SkillsUSA that relate to programs of study at DCTC or leadership skills. Students who compete and take first place in Minnesota will advance to nationals. Participation is SkillsUSA is a great addition to your resume!