Located in Dakota County inside the Minneapolis/St. Paul (Twin Cities) metropolitan area, Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) is a public, two-year technical college with a main campus in Rosemount, Minn., plus additional sites in Eagan and Apple Valley. DCTC belongs to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is one of five stand-alone technical colleges in the state.
The DCTC main campus is located on the outskirts of Rosemount, Minn., a city of 14,660 about 14 miles (23 km) south of St. Paul, the capital of Minnesota. The Rosemount campus houses the majority of the college’s instructional programs, which are separated into seven academic departments (see below). The college is going forward with a 22-acre (8.9 ha) prairie grass and wildflower restoration project on the Rosemount campus that is designed and maintained by faculty and students in the Landscape Horticulture program.