FAQ’s

What is Continuing Education?

Continuing education is non-credit open enrollment classes (available any time) or contract training programs (offered through an employer) that provide skills training, certificates, and industry certification. They are perfect for entry-level training, career changes, advancing professional skills or updating credentials for continuing education units (CEUs).

Who is Eligible to Take Continuing Education Classes?

Continuing Education classes are usually designed to meet the needs of adult learners. Unless otherwise stated in the course description, classes are open to individuals eighteen years or older.

How do I Register for a Class?

Step 1 - Choose your class

Visit our Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College class listings online:

Courses offered

Select a category, then subcategory to view and select from the available classes. Classes are always being added, so check back often!

Step 2 - Register

To register online: Add your selected class(es) to your cart and follow the instructions to complete the online registration.

 To register in person: Visit the Continuing Education office on the main level of campus room 2-207 during business hours.  Please have the attached Registration form completed to expedite the registration process.  Fillable Open Enrollment Registration Form (1)

Walk in Appointments Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM -2:30 PM Fridays By Appointment only

A Building Map can be accessed here: View DCTC wayfinding app

Step 3 - Attend your class

Attend your class(es) in person, or access your online class through D2L Brightspace. When you enroll in online/hybrid courses, you receive a user name, password, and login instructions.

Third-party Billing

You must obtain written authorization from the sponsoring agency or organization before third-party billing can be processed. Please use this Authorization for Payment form.  Payment can be made using the Blank CC Slip to provide your credit card information. Blank CC Slip MASTER Copy

Where do Classes Meet?

Classes are either in person room number will be in your registration confirmation email

Online classes

https://cect.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/login

Do Continuing Education Classes Qualify for Financial Aid?

Non-credit, continuing education classes do not qualify for financial aid, but many of our classes DO QUALIFY for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding. Contact your county's Workforce Center to see if you qualify.

What is the Policy for Payment of Class Fees?

Payment in full is required at the time of registration for continuing education classes. We accept Discover, Mastercard, or Visa. If your registration will be paid by your employer or Dislocated Worker Organization, please contact us at 651-423-8279 or Email

How Will I Know if I Get into a Class?

If you register yourself online, you will be able to see whether there is still space available in a class. Once you complete the necessary payment information, you are registered. You will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. If you register by mail or fax, you will receive written confirmation after we process your registration. You may add your self to a full class by joining the waitlist, if a spot becomes available you will be contacted via email.

Can a Class be Cancelled because of Low Enrollment?

If we have to cancel a class due to low enrollment, we will notify you as soon as possible before the class is scheduled to begin. You will receive a full refund of your tuition or transfer to another course of your choice, space permitting.

How do I Cancel my Registration?

If you need to cancel your registration, you can log into your account and cancel yourself if within three business days prior to the class start in order to receive a refund. You are not able to drop classes on your own 3 business days before class starts.

What if I Cannot Attend a Course as Planned?

If you need to withdraw from a class and you notify us at least three business days before the class starts, you will receive a credit or refund of the course fee. There are no refunds or transfers allowed if you notify us three business days, or less, before the class starts.

Campus Closures

The primary concern is with the safety of students and employees. This includes traveling conditions, safety of students and employees taking public transportation, and the colleges’ capacity to ensure parking lots and sidewalks are safe to navigate. Secondary concerns include anticipated disruptions to student learning and to planned campus events.

Students may receive communication via Email

Check Websites www.dctc.edu and www.inverhills.edu 

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“"Continuing Education and Customized Training offers an easy registration process for online and in-person courses. - Melissa R”

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