Dutchess Community College
About Dutchess Community College
Dutchess Community College has been in Dutchess County for more than 50 years. We have the reputation of being the best community college in the state for academic excellence and the success of our graduates. Students who transfer to a four-year school after Dutchess do better and graduate at a higher rate than students who transfer from other colleges. Plus, we currently have the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state.
Our main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a major extension site in Wappingers Falls. Students can also take DCC classes at high schools throughout the county.
We offer associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 program areas. Some of these programs are occupationally-oriented, designed to provide the skills students need to enter the job market immediately upon graduation. Other programs are designed to provide the first two years' of study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The certificate programs provide a condensed program in a particular field of study and usually can be completed in one or two semesters of study.
There are three different types of degrees from which students can choose:
The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) is used primarily for transfer programs that lead to the bachelor of arts degree at a four-year college or university. It may be used for general liberal arts programs.
The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) may be used for certain occupationally-oriented studies, but is primarily designed to serve science or professionally-related programs that lead to transfer to a bachelor of science degree at a four-year college or university.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is structured as an occupationally-oriented degree. However, it may be appropriate as a transfer degree to certain types of specialized baccalaureate program such as the bachelor's of technology.
6 jobs with Dutchess Community College
Perkins Career and Technical Education Coordinator The Perkins Career and Technical Education Coordinator will oversee the Perkins grant program. T...
Coordinator of Secondary School Partnerships and Initiatives The Coordinator of High School Partnerships and Initiatives develops, plans, impleme...
Tenure-Track Faculty Positions The Department of Behavioral Sciences at Dutchess Community College invites applications for a two tenure-track fa...
Professional Tutor: EOP Educational Opportunity Program Summary Seeking individuals with content knowledge in various subject areas to work with ou...
Student Academic Success Center Academic Professional Lab Monitor Responsibilities: Assist students in building their academic skills for ...
ASSISTANT REGISTRAR The Registrar's office at Dutchess Community College supports the academic mission of the College by facilitating the transit...