Career Interests & Major Choice
Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) has over 50 majors (academic programs) and many credentials. There are several options available to help you approach career exploration and major choice as an informed decision-maker.
Attend an Exploring Majors and Careers session
During these sessions, you’ll:
- Take a Career Interest Assessment that will give you the knowledge and insights you need to narrow down your options and make an informed decision.
- Explore additional online research tools to help in your exploration process.
- Learn more about the Admissions process for when you are ready to apply!
Take the Career Interest Assessment on your own
The 60-question assessment Career Interest Profiler is a self-report of your interests (not innate and developed talents, nor previous occupation skills developed, etc.) in specific work tasks.
There are about 50 years of research supporting this assessment approach and career exploration.
Take the Career Interest Assessment
Schedule a one-on-one meeting
In our time together, we’ll be able to individually explore:
- Your personal results from the Career Interest Assessment.
- Research on career pathways and major programs that may come up.
- Online research tools and options to consider (salary, data on existing and future occupations’ growth, work settings, types of occupational tasks, potential education options, etc.)
- Set up another appointment after initial exploration, to develop an action plan.
We invite you to sit down with us, or connect virtually.
Arrange a Meeting Time
Career Field Information
Plan your career with assessments and career related websites.
Exploring careers is more than just choosing a program or major. DCTC provides a variety of planning resources to help current students and alumni be successful in career and academic planning.
Explore Career Options:
- CareerWise: Minnesota State's career, education and job resource.
- O*NET is a detailed career database sponsored by the US Department of Labor and the Employment & Training Administration
- ExploreHealthCareers.org: Find the latest health care information and tools to guide you as you prepare for a future in health care.