Dakota County Technical College is honored to be part of MN Reconnect, a program designed specifically for adult learners. If you are a Minnesota resident, 25 and older, who completed 15 or more college credits without earning a degree, MN Reconnect can help you complete your education.
It doesn’t matter if you are just a few credits away, or would like to start a new academic journey, we will help you achieve your goals and make sure you have the resources for a successful experience. With MN Reconnect, we can go the extra mile!
At DCTC, we go above and beyond to support our adult learners, whether it’s through financial, academic, or personal services. Every student is unique. That is why we offer you personalized assistance towards your completion.
Located in Rosemount, Dakota County Technical College offers over 50 degree and program options in many subject areas, including Business, STEM careers, and Transportation. A full list can be viewed here.
“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.” – Michael Berndt, President
No matter who you are, no matter your history, no matter the reason why you left college in the first place, you are valued here. You are deserving of an education. You are always welcome back.
What we’re able to do through MN Reconnect
Every adult learner needs different support services to complete their program. After an absence from college, the assistance you need now can look very different than it did originally. Dakota County Technical College can support you with personalized academic and career planning, among other services.
The defining factor of MN Reconnect is access to a navigator. You will not be in this alone and your navigator will continue to support you until you complete your desired program. Your navigator is with you every step of the way from choosing your classes, filling out a FAFSA and acquiring financial aid, to registering on time.
Together, we will design a custom plan for completion of your chosen program. Your academic progress will be evaluated on a continuous basis and you will be connected to the support services that DCTC can offer to ensure your success.
With MN Reconnect, you can take advantage of:
- MN Reconnect scholarships of $1,000 per semester
- Up to $1,000 to resolve financial holds
- Customized advising to develop a plan just for you
- Full and part-time scheduling
- In-person, online, hybrid, accelerated, and evening courses
- In-person and online tutoring
- Options to apply your experience, training and knowledge towards your degree
“I’m Aria Kronebusch, the designated Reconnect Navigator for Dakota County Technical College. It’s my job to help adult learners explore opportunities to make college more affordable. You’ve already made it this far – contact me today, and I can help you finish!”
Last year, over $150 million in federal and state grants helped make college affordable for thousands of Minnesota adult learners. These funds, along with the MN Reconnect Scholarship, are available to you, too, and I will help you apply for them.
An affordable education is possible.