Dakota County Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
Students at DCTC will say of their education:
"I am valued for who I am."
"I am engaged in meaningful learning."
"I have the support I need."
"I know where I am going and how to get there."
"I am engaged in community."
Dakota County Technical College is a public two-year institution of higher education dedicated to the philosophy that there is dignity in all work and value in individual growth and learning. It is the philosophy of the college that all of its students should have access to quality education that prepares them for rewarding careers. The college values its role in contributing to economic development by providing a knowledgeable and skilled workforce. The college views itself as a full partner in the higher education community and recognizes its contribution to lifelong learning.
We recognize and build on students' strengths and perspectives. We support them in taking an active role in their learning and in navigating our college. We provide inclusive, high-quality, and timely services. We also design our services and programs with our diverse students’ needs in mind.
We take responsibility for creating an inclusive learning and working environment where our students and colleagues can thrive. We identify and address patterns of inequity, informed by a social and historical understanding of exclusionary practices in American higher education.
We collaborate with employers, educational institutions, and community organizations to enhance our respective missions and strengthen our communities.
Core Student Outcomes
- Acts Responsibly: Students recognize an obligation to themselves and others for their decisions and actions.
- Communicates Clearly: Students apply writing, speaking, and listening skills to precisely convey information, ideas, and opinions.
- Learn Effectively: Students apply necessary basic skills in reading, writing, math, and computer and information literacy.
- Work Productively and Cooperatively: Student apply effective skills, knowledge and professionalism.
Dakota County Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
Approvals AND Credentials
Accreditation of Academic Programs
Academic programs that require special state and/or national accreditation status are listed below:
Construction and Manufacturing