Dakota County Technical College

Dakota County Technical College

Dakota County Technical College, also called DCTC, is a public, two-year, technical college located in Rosemount, Minnesota, United States. It was established in the year 1970. DCTC is under the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The main campus is located on 108 acres of land in Rosemount. The college has additional sites in Apple Valley and Eagan. DCTC enrolls more than 3,000 credit students and over 6,000 customized training students.

Students of DCTC can choose from over 40 different programs that lead to A.S. and A.A.S. degrees, diplomas, and certificates. These are offered through the following academic divisions:

  • Business and Information Systems
  • Business and Management
  • Continuing Education and Training
  • Design
  • General Education
  • Health and Human Services
  • Technical Careers
  • Transportation

The athletic teams of Dakota County Technical College are known as the Blue Knights. The men's and women's sports teams participate in baseball, soccer, and softball. Students are also members of clubs and organizations such as Phi Theta Kappa, SkillsUSA, and Multicultural Student Leadership Organization.

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Contacting Dakota County Technical College

Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East
Rosemount , MN 55068-2999
General Phone: (651) 423-8301

Dakota County Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine189licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management92business management, accounting, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, human resources development, MIS, marketing
Construction Trades76masonry, electrician, lineworker
Medical Support and Technology65dental assistant, medical assistant
Mechanics and Repair60heavy equipment maintenance, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, heavy truck tech
Design48interior design, graphic design
Engineering Technician37telecommunications tech, biomedical tech, manufacturing tech, architectural drafting
Production Trades27welding, woodworking
Family and Social Work26child care provider
Hospitality23tourism and travel
Photography and Commercial Art22commercial art, photography
Transportation21truck and bus driver
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21exercise science
Medical Administration12medical transcription, medical receptionist, medical secretary
Office and Administration11administrative assistant, executive secretary, receptionist, office data entry
Landscaping and Horticulture11landscaping
Real Estate and Construction Management10real estate
Media6digital communications
Computer Science and Engineering5computer networking
Law1legal secretary

Number of programs and degrees for Dakota County Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree28429
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years343
Award of less than 1 academic year22718
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years21820

Dakota County Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Dakota County Technical College had a total enrollment of 2,864 students (2,104 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 21%
20-21 17%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Dakota County Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 45 %

Dakota County Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Rosemount, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Dakota County Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,909
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,179
Books and supplies $ 1,625

Financial Aid:
Dakota County Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1040200)

Dakota County Technical College Faculty

Dakota County Technical College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track63

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year39$64,04632$62,881
All faculty totalacademic year39$64,04632$62,881

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Dakota County Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Development
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Construction Trades

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Tourism and Travel Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder
Woodworking, General

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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What Sets Dakota County Technical College Apart:

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% of degrees in design
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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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% of degrees in construction trades
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% of degrees in transportation
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% of degrees in hospitality
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Top 20%Dakota County Technical College % of degrees in hospitality

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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