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Dunwoody Launching Technical Education to National, Online Market

Two programs will offer an active approach to online learning

Beginning in Fall 2021, for the first time in Dunwoody College of Technology’s 107-year history, the school will offer two of its degree programs as online programs.

“This past year provided the opportunity for us to develop and implement online-learning practices as we adjusted to a new way of operating due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Provost Scott Stallman. “That opportunity has opened the door for us to reach new students in new areas of the country, and we are excited to deliver a Dunwoody education, and the great careers that follow, to students beyond Minnesota.” 

Dunwoody, a non-profit institution of higher education and a leader in technical education, was approved to be a nation-wide provider of online education by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) this past December.

That approval means the College will be able to offer the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and the Bachelor of Architecture as online-only options to students from other states, with an initial focus on residents of Iowa, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Kansas.

Bringing the Dunwoody Difference online

For more than a century, Dunwoody has been the leader in hands-on, applied technical education, preparing students for high-skill, in-demand career fields. That tradition will continue as the College expands into the online learning space.

Online students in the Construction Management and Architecture programs will experience innovative, project-based learning in the virtual space with industry-leading software and technology.

Both programs will offer flexible, barrier-free, online learning options for current students and working professionals who are interested in taking the next step in their career.

Construction Management, B.S.

The Construction Management completion program is designed for students and working professional who want the flexibility of an online program that allows them to attend part- or full-time and finish at their own pace.

Students benefit from small-class sizes taught by faculty who have all worked professionally in a variety of construction fields. In addition, students enrolled in the program will receive a laptop with access to state-of-the-industry software.

Dunwoody’s Construction Management program helps position graduates for a wide array of managerial roles in the construction industry. This program is specifically geared for transfer students, or graduates from a two-year, construction-related program.

During the program, students learn how to successfully influence and lead production teams, develop projects, and grow businesses. Students will complete real-world service learning projects and work with renowned organizations and industry professionals.

Dunwoody maintains strong partnerships with industry leaders in the area, and graduates benefit from life-time career placement support.

The transfer process is easy and open to all students who have completed an AAS degree in a construction-related field and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Bachelor of Architecture

The online Bachelor of Architecture degree at Dunwoody College of Technology offers a three year path to becoming a licensed, practicing architect with a capacity to approach the world’s great design challenges.

This unique stackable degree format is the perfect fit for those that want to become a licensed, practicing architect, but need the flexibility of an online degree.

Students who have either completed, or not quite finished, their AAS degree in an architectural drafting or related program are eligible to transfer into the Bachelor of Architecture program at Dunwoody.

The Bachelor of Architecture is committed to social and environmental justice through studio work focused on civic engagement and climate action in communities across the globe. Our distinctive position within a college of technology gives us access to collaborations across a variety of technical disciplines. Our students participate in design-build projects, and engage in global activism and climate initiatives, from Minneapolis to Puerto Rico.

Bachelor of Architecture students receive a dedicated touch-screen laptop with a suite of Autodesk and Adobe programs to be used as long as they are enrolled as students.

In addition, practice-based curriculum, professional-focused philosophy, and actively-practicing faculty gives students the ability to work in the profession while completing their degree. This can defray the cost of education, make students more valuable earlier in their career, and allow students to complete all required experience for licensure prior to graduation.

Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). In accordance with NAAB standards, the Bachelor of Architecture maintains a Studio Culture Policy.

Now Accepting Applications

The application for admission is now open and interested students should contact Admissions at for information or fill out the online application at

About Dunwoody

Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, not-for-profit technical college in the Upper Midwest.

Having provided hands-on, applied technical education to more than 250,000 men and women, Dunwoody is the college for experimenters and makers, a place where the curious and the confident learn by doing.

Located in Minneapolis, Dunwoody offers a unique campus experience in dedicated labs, studios, and shops that treats students like future professionals from day one. With certificates, associate’s, and bachelor’s degrees in more than 45 majors — including engineering, robotics, design and other STEM-related fields — Dunwoody challenges students to come determined and graduate destined.