Why choose DCTC? Our mission is Education for Employment. We offer:
Fast forward two years into the future. Student one is still studying at the university, while student two graduates with an associate gets degree. Our technical student has less student loan debt and can get out into the workforce, applying their knowledge and skills while earning a paycheck. Students are often encouraged to attend a university, but many careers in our economy do not require a four year degree. Here's the breakdown. For every one job in the US that requires a master's degree or more, two need a bachelor's degree, and seven jobs need only a two year degree or one year certificate. And employees with knowledge and technical skills are in high demand out there in the job market.
But don't people who have a bachelor's degree earn more than those with a two year degree? Yes, if you're looking at the overall average income, however, a great technician can earn more than a university graduate who is just so-so good at their job. And remember, employers need people with knowledge and technical skills.
At Dakota County Technical College, our students get the knowledge and hands-on technical skills to be successful, whether they want to start working right away or decide to go on for further education. Welcome to education for employment. Welcome to DCTC.