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Spring 2017 Graduation

Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) will hold this year’s commencement ceremony at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, on Friday, May 12, 2017, beginning at 7 p.m. at Grace Church, located at 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Graduates are encouraged to invite as many of their friends and family as they wish. IMPORTANT DATES April...

Spring Semester ECYD Courses

Advance your education…advance your career.Now enrolling for spring semester! Classes begin Jan. 9th, 2017. Online and on campus courses available. Reserve your seat today!  Whether you’re looking for a course or a degree, we can help. We offer on campus courses as well. CLICK HERE to access the entire list of spring semester early childhood courses....


MAKING THE BEST CHOICES FOR YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY: AN UPDATE ON LAWS AND BEST PRACTICES IN PASSENGER SAFETY Car crashes remain the leading cause of death and injury for children under 14 years of age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But many of those injuries and fatalities can be prevented if we follow best practices...

Author Spotlight!

Jolene Pearson, Ph.D., IMH-E® (IV), holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota. Jolene authored and has taught the CEED online courses. Her new book (2016), published by Zero to Three, is entitled: Pathways to Positive Parenting: Helping Parents Nurture Healthy Development in the Earliest Months. I had the opportunity...

Spring Child Life Course @ DCTC

Are you in need of one child life class, taught by a CCLS, that meets the 6 requirements put forth by the CLC? We offer such a class at Dakota County Technical College! I have included the steps for what you will need to do to register for our summer and fall, fully online child life course- ECYD 2900 Introduction to the Child Life Profession: History...

Welcome to Fall Semester 2016!

Welcome back current students and welcome new students! Most classes at Dakota County Technical College begin on Monday, August 22nd. I’ve put together some of the information that you might need below: New to this blog? Learn more HERE. Have questions about parking on DCTC campus? Visit HERE. Need to buy Textbooks? Visit the Bookstore HERE. Not...

Learning More About D2L/Brightspace: Being a Successful Online Student

STUDENT D2L BRIGHTSPACE TUTORIAL GUIDES *Click on the links below to access video tutorials for D2L/Brightspace, the learning management system for your online courses* Navigation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56VNYH49owc Profile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sH3UX4XX_E Content https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpeZNV0rQg Assignments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhQHwEOMwHA...

Parking Information @ DCTC

 PARKING PERMITS: DCTC Employees & Students will not be required to have a parking permit for the 2016-2017 school year.  DCTC Employees & Students will no longer need to register their vehicles.    WHERE TO PARK: DCTC Employees & Students will be required to park in the lots located at either the East end of the building or the West...

How To VIDEO: Prepare for First Day of Class – College Tips


What Will You Do with Your Future?

[HTML1] -Your future is up to YOU- APPLY TODAY! Admissions info. Visit the Early Childhood & Youth Development website to learn more about the program. Fall Course Schedule for Early Childhood & Youth Development.

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