South of the River Education Center is a new campus location in the heart of the south metro that partners the Minnesota Workforce Center, Inver Hills Community College, Dakota County Technical College, and Metropolitan State University, to provide a more convenient and flexible way for adults to earn a degree.
Whether you’re a busy adult considering going back to school, a career changer looking for workforce training or just live/work in the area, we’ll get you started in the right direction.
How it Works
South of the River Education Center offers classes through Inver Hills Community College, Dakota County Technical College, and Metropolitan State University that are convenient, flexible, and accessible:
- Most courses are accelerated, meeting once per week for only 8 weeks.
- Courses typically meet on weekday evenings.
- Seamlessly transfer your credits to other institutions.
This means a shorter commute for those living in the Burnsville area or nearby Scott County and gives you an ideal way to earn your college degree or certificate.
On your own terms.
Right in your own vicinity.
Are You a Veteran?
Veterans may be granted academic credit for military education and experience gained while on active duty. Learn more about MnSCU’s commitment to veterans.
Our Mission and Vision
South of the River Education Center is committed to providing a community and environment devoted to supporting the needs and aspirations of adult learners at Inver Hills Community College, Dakota County Technical College and Metropolitan State University. A partnership with the Burnsville Workforce Center, South of the River Education Center works to promote education and empower individuals pursuing their educational and career goals.
South of the River Education Center will be a leader in delivering quality education and accessibility to learners pursuing higher education. We will continue to grow in order to provide outstanding service and consistency to our student population.