Happy New Year from DCTC!

All the best for 2021 from our campus community

College is community. We are students, family, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, higher ed partners and all the people who intersect our lives. For students finding their place on a complex and challenging planet, college is a journey to a better world—not just for them, but for everyone around them.

As we say aloha to the year 2020, anxiously hoping the last 12 months are really fading away, we should stop and watch all the fireworks heralding the promise of the new year. Dakota County Technical College is looking forward to 2021 when all our friends and colleagues are back on campus working toward a brighter future.

DCTC campus gallery

Message from President Berndt…

Our mission is to provide education for employment. This vision guides our daily work and captures the spirit of our campus. As a DCTC student, you will experience hands-on learning opportunities that will help you explore new interests and develop your full potential.
Through career exploration and professional preparation, our graduates leave DCTC career-ready. They get regular opportunities to meet with employers and plan for life after graduation.
Becoming a DCTC Blue Knight means joining a community that will support you from day one. At DCTC, our faculty, staff, and coaches will provide mentorship and opportunities to develop your leadership skills, explore your passions, and serve your community. You will make connections and friendships that will last for years to come.
Michael Berndt
Dakota County Technical College
Inver Hills Community College

Now for more fireworks! Happy New Year!

Real Education. Real Results.

At Dakota County Technical College, we deliver cutting-edge training in courses that anticipate the shifting needs of the marketplace.

We offer more than 50 academic programs at our main Rosemount campus.

Backed by a wealth of industry experience, our faculty makes sure that our students gain the knowledge they need to achieve their career goals and make it happen! Check out the success rates of our students.



Programs & Majors

Our classrooms, labs and shops are where the rubber meets the road. Your education depends on the quality of your instruction—and our instructors are the best in the business. Our programs are geared toward rewarding employment—and our graduates experience a 94 percent placement rate in the field of their dreams.

Visit ADMISSIONS to learn more.

Ready, Set, Go!

Virtual Event
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Attend the college’s virtual Ready, Set, Go! sessions to prepare for the start of spring semester.

Self-register via D2L Brightspace

  • Attend live sessions
  • Or, view session recordings after the event

More info…

Learn more about DCTC by contacting:

Enrollment Services: Room 2–110

Bonus haiku…

It’s child’s play for the cranes
circling the clouds
to celebrate the year’s first sunrise

Loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Nature’s fireworks…