Phase II Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Project succeeds due to $7.6 million capital bonding request

Thanks to Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota State Legislature, Dakota County Technical College is celebrating the completion of Phase II of the college’s Transportation & Emerging Technologies Renovation project. Phase I of the project was completed in 2013 due to a successful $7.2 million capital bonding request. In 2014, DCTC started work on Phase II of the project, applying funds from a successful $7.6 million bonding request.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held in Dakota Room A on the college’s main campus in Rosemount, Minnesota, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. After brief remarks, attendees can take tours of the renovated areas, including the Central Commons, Nanoscience Lab, Heavy Duty Truck Technology and Heavy Construction Equipment Technology. Cookies and lemonade will be served in Dakota Room A. Students, staff, alumni, faculty and the general public are invited.

Phase II A of the project focused on renovating program areas for Heavy Construction Equipment Technology (HCET) and Heavy Duty Truck Technology (HDTT) as well as a collaborative relocation with ISD 917. Phase II B focused on remodeling the indoor Central Commons area on the college’s main campus. Phase II B also included a new multipurpose science lab, redesigned mail room, and remodeled classroom space. Work on Phase II B was completed in August 2017.

Phase II at a glance…

  • Two-phase renovation project impacts 118,000 square feet of classroom, lab and shop space used by the transportation and emerging programs.
  • Phase II will renovate remaining 63,000 square feet of the project space; Phase I renovated 55,000 square feet of teaching and learning space in 2013.
  • Renovation will advance DCTC science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives.
  • Project eliminates more than $3.5 million in deferred maintenance.
You can learn more about this aspect of the overall project by visiting: Phase II – Bonding Project.

WHAT: Phase II Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

WHEN: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 • 2 p.m.

WHERE: Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, Minn. 55068

  • Brief remarks, ribbon-cutting, refreshments in Dakota Room A
  • Central Commons, Nanoscience Lab, HCET and HDTT tour
  • #mnleg

Before Phase II gallery

After Phase II gallery

Phase II groundbreaking fall 2015 gallery

A look back at Phase I

Thanks to a successful $7.2 million capital bonding request in 2012, Phase I of the Transportation and Emerging Technologies Renovation project at Dakota County Technical College was completed in 2013. The college’s Transportation and Industry Careers program areas had not received a remodel since initial construction in 1973, a gap of more than 40 years.

The first phase of the two-phase project updated 55,200 square feet of the college’s main campus in Rosemount, Minnesota. The Welding Technology program area was modernized and relocated, the latter update providing direct outside access to a previously landlocked space.

Other program areas renovated in Phase I were GM ASEP, Automotive Technician and Auto Body Collision Technology. Improvements in these lab areas included new epoxy flooring and fresh paint along with upgrades to electrical and air quality systems. The ABCT program received new, industry-essential waterborne paint booths.

A new parts department space was added to provide more convenient access for all Transportation programs. New multi-use classroom spaces were also added with windows open to the Central Commons.

For more information about the Transportation & Emerging Technologies Renovation project, contact:

Tim Wynes, JD
Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College

Mike Opp
Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs

1 Comment

  • Ann Buesgens says:

    Kudos to our fantastic operations department in getting both phases of the construction projects completed with few interruptions for faculty, staff, students, prospective students & families. This new spaces are awesome and fun to showcase to our visitors for the campus visit and open house programs, and group tours. All of your hard work is truly appreciated!!!

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