Programs to Support
From ensuring more women can pursue a technical education to funding programs and people for specific academic areas, you can make an impact in many ways for students at Dunwoody College of Technology.
Programs & Departments that Need Your Support
Dunwoody College has several programs and ways to support women pursuing an education at Dunwoody.
- The Women In Technical Careers Initiative
- Scholarships & Endowments
A commitment and investment in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion would allow Dunwoody to:
- Increase overall enrollment
- Increase student retention
- Reduce the student loan default rate
- Prepare students for success in a diverse & globally connected world
- Meet industry demand for a larger and more diverse workforce
- Challenge norms and stereotypes that are barriers to progress for all
- Help more people of color build family and community wealth
Dunwoody College has several programs and ways to support youth pursuing an education at Dunwoody.
- The Youth Career Awareness Program (YCAP)
- Scholarships & Endowments
Dunwoody has been approved to offer degrees in mechanical, software, industrial and electrical engineering by the Higher Learning Commission.
With support from donors and industry partners, Dunwoody’s School of Engineering provides students from Minnesota and across the Midwest access to regional programs that lead to great jobs in high-demand fields and at the same time meet the urgent needs of employers for more workers with engineering knowledge and skills.
More than new degree programs, the School of Engineering at Dunwoody provides students a holistic education that features interdisciplinary learning and collaboration with an appreciation for the increasingly broad application of engineering knowledge across sectors. Dunwoody students also benefit from access to the machinery, tools, and software that is the hallmark of Dunwoody’s traditional programs and represent industry standards they’ll encounter as professional engineers.
Together, we can ensure Dunwoody engineers are the expert problem solvers and team players needed in today’s changing world. Investments in expert faculty, relevant curriculum, student scholarships and state-of-the-industry learning spaces are needed to establish and sustain an engineering program designed for tomorrow’s challenges and today’s learners.
Building a National Center for Automotive Technician Excellence
It’s an exciting time for the automotive industry. New technologies and shifting priorities for fuel efficiency, environmental impacts, and safety are changing the skillset technicians need.
Dunwoody’s Automotive program, headquartered across campus in the 70-year-old Warren Building, can contribute to and benefit from the exciting changes occurring in the industry. With support from donors, we can strategically address barriers to enrollment and ensure the continued supply of highly skilled, hardworking automotive service technicians in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Dunwoody provides a top-notch education, and the success of our graduates is proof that the investment is worth it. But to stay competitive and attract today’s students, Dunwoody must invest in new equipment, better learning spaces, and more program options for prospective students. The investments include:
Scholarships: A needed investment
Dunwoody’s automotive programs have historically drawn a high percentage of low-income and first-generation college students, many of whom struggle to keep up with tuition despite working full-time. More and larger scholarships will support students in keeping up with their coursework and completing their degree, so they can start their careers.
Contributions to an endowment for the automotive program at Dunwoody will create an ongoing revenue stream to support the program along with resources for further investments to ensure the program remains competitive and viable well into the future.
Identified facility upgrades inside the Warren Building include: a study area, student lounge, second-floor automotive technician classrooms, higher ceilings to accommodate lifts, and glass walls to expand viewing options and create a dealership-like space.
- A dynamometer, to provide students the opportunity to “test drive” vehicles
- New engine stands
- More and newer vehicles for students to work on, including electric, hybrid, and autonomous vehicles
- Charging stations and designated parking spots for electric, compressed gas, and other alternative fuel vehicles
Naming opportunities are available for gifts of certain levels, and can include:
- Capital investments
- Programmatic investments