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community, Dakota College at Bottineau emphasizes nature and technology to accomplish

its mission through an array of curricula, programs, and services.

• Liberal arts education provides students the knowledge and tools to continue their

education, to serve as good stewards of the environment, and to function as responsible

citizens.

• Career/technical education provides students with the knowledge and skills required

to succeed by utilizing natural, human, and technological resources.

• Distance delivery provides students increased access to education and career opportunities.

• Community education provides diverse life-long learning experiences.

• Support services provide opportunities for individual growth and success.

• Campus activities provide for interpersonal development.

• Campus outreach provides area schools and groups access to college resources.

• Workforce training and development provides the human resources for economic

development.

• All programs provide a greater understanding of human diversity.

Dakota College at Bottineau’s curricula, programs, and services take students beyond nature

and technology and leave them with an ethic of concern and care for the natural world.

Vision

“Dakota College at Bottineau is rooted in the past and grows towards the future by

combining the best from the Past, Present, and Future to provide students with

innovative educational opportunities. The campus will emphasize a knowledge and

appreciation of

Nature

, implement a rapidly changing

Technology

, and prepare students

to go

Beyond

and improve the quality of life.”

Core Values

Student Centered:

Dakota College at Bottineau values students, considers their needs and

interests, and makes sincere efforts to respond positively to those needs and interests.

Excellence:

Dakota College at Bottineau community members take pride in their

work and strive for academic and professional excellence.

Learning:

Dakota College at Bottineau values innovation and quality as it serves the

learning needs of its various constituencies.

Respect and Responsibility

: Dakota College at Bottineau acknowledges, understands,

and supports the rights of others to express their ideas. Individual responsibility is

integral to civil discourse, which enables meaningful learning experiences and informed

decisions.

Diversity

: Dakota College at Bottineau supports and embraces diversity, which enriches

the quality of the learning experience.

History and Mission