February is proclaimed as Career and Technical Education (CTE) month. Dakota College at Bottineau is taking this opportunity during CTE month to showcase their Horticulture programs. There is a level of academic content and skill that is required for success in today’s career and technical careers.
In recognition of Career and Technical Education (CTE) month, Dakota College is proud to announce eighty-four students in the Associate of Applied Science and Practical Nursing programs. Dakota College at Bottineau’s practicum is a member of the Dakota Nursing Program, a consortium of four community college nursing departments which work together to offer a common curriculum for a Practical Nursing Certificate (3 semester program) and for an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (2 semester program).
Dakota College at Bottineau reported an official headcount of 903 students for the spring semester. This reflects forty-one more students than a year ago and exceeds the past record enrollment of 882 students in the spring of 2018. The increase is primarily attributable to additional part-time students, as the number of full-time students is comparable to previous years.
In conjunction with Career and Technical Education (CTE) month this February, Dakota College at Bottineau announces a major new scholarship that will help address workforce needs in north central North Dakota. Through the support of the Bottineau County Economic Development Corporation and anticipated matching funds from the North Dakota Challenge Grant program, $100,000 in scholarship funds will be available to students enrolling in Career and Technical Education programs at Dakota College at Bottineau.
Dakota College at Bottineau plans to add women’s ice hockey as a new sport. The college will begin recruiting team members immediately and plans to compete during the 2020-2021 academic year. Although the college was not actively making plans for new sports for next year, strong community input and support prompted the decision to add the sport now.
Elli (Ellisavet) Nicolis was presented with a $1,400.00 Program for Continuing Education (PCE) grant given by Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) International, via their local Bottineau chapter. PCE is intended to provide one-time, need-based grants to women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada. The grant is used to complete a degree or certification necessary for improving or gaining skills leading to employment.