Program Overview

A Marketing Communication Specialist Certificate at Dakota County Technical College consists of 28 credits and can be completed completely online. Throughout the course, students will be provided with the knowledge of general marketing concepts. Some classes students can expect to see on their agenda include: Public Relations, Innovations in Marketing, Principles of Marketing and Fundamentals of Sales. Examples of concepts that will be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Consumer Buying Behavior
  • Event Planning
  • E-Marketing Global Marketing
  • Public Relations & Sales
  • Product & Service Development
  • Advertising & Promotions
  • Logistics & Market Research

Students who complete the certificate will be able to determine strategic efforts to reach their markets. They will also be able to plan and coordinate an entire event from advertising and promotional campaigns, down to organizing the event and coordinating distribution of products.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) is a public, two-year technical school located in Rosemount, Minnesota, just inside the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. The school dates back to 1969. At the time, 50 students were enrolled to study one of the three majors offered at the time—Architectural Drafting, Auto Mechanic and Secretarial Training. Today, a dedicated staff provides associate's degree, certificate, and diploma Programs.

    The school has freshman and sophomore level courses spanning a wide variety of topics that are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Dakota County Technical College offers several programs and courses online. Online learning is designed for students who need a convenient schedule and flexibility. Online credit courses follow the traditional semester schedule and offer the same coursework as an on-campus course, but provide flexibility for completing the work via the Internet.


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