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Associate in Applied Science in Marketing Design Specialist

Program Details

​The online Associate in Applied Science in Marketing Design Specialist degree program from Dakota County Technical College provides students with general marketing knowledge and skills including strategic planning, consumer buying behavior, event planning, sales, e-marketing, public relations, advertising, promotions, global marketing, product and service development, logistics, marketing research, and basic graphic design. Graduates are prepared to:

  • ​Design visual communications materials for marketing efforts
  • ​Determine strategies to reach their markets
  • ​Organize events
  • ​Plan advertising and promotional campaigns
  • ​Establish strong web presence for their organizations
  • ​Research to assist in market planning


Some courses may be hybrid or include on-campus components.

  • High school transcripts or GED certificate
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)

Accreditation & Licensing

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


The following states have not authorized DCTC to offer distance education to their residents:  Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wyoming.