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Dakota County Technical College


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Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) and Inver Hills Community College (Inver Hills), located only 10 miles apart, are aligned institutions of higher education within the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system. Learn, Discover and Build a better future at DCTC and Inver Hills with an affordable, quality education right in your own backyard in Dakota County!

DCTC provides highly skilled professional and technical training for today’s most in-demand jobs with 40 degree programs and more than 55 certificate and diploma programs. Over 3,000 students are enrolled in pathways of study including Business, Construction & Manufacturing, Health & Education, Marketing & Sales, STEM, Transportation, and Visual Arts & Communication. DCTC is dedicated to providing education for employment.

Inver Hills creates a strong foundation for employment and further education, offering small class sizes and community engagement opportunities. Over 4,500 students come to Inver to pursue degrees and certificates in Fine Arts, Health & Education, Justice Studies, Liberal Arts & Sciences and STEM. Inver Hills is dedicated to advancing the power and promise of education.

Both colleges support students through a variety of online and in-person course options and robust services, including advising, career counseling, food pantries, and mental health support.

- Ranked best for military vets by Military Times.
- Gold seal for excellence in student voter engagement.
- Generate $331.4M in economic impact per year.

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