Dakota College at Bottineau provides natural resource programs as an essential component of good environmental stewardship. These programs prepare students for jobs to protect and regulate natural habitats and renewable natural resources. Effective conservation involves education related to natural resources and natural resources management. As a two-year college offering 33 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, Dakota College designs and deliver the environmental education.
Dakota College at Bottineau and Minot State University (MiSU) recently signed an Articulation Agreement, which formally recognizes their commitment to working together to provide educational opportunities for the students of their institutions. The purpose of this agreement is to enable students who have earned their Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Nursing from Dakota College at Bottineau to transfer to Minot State University and enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program.
Agriculture Management and Technology is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program that prepares students for rewarding opportunities in agriculture. Dakota College at Bottineau understands the need of the critical workforce shortage in north central North Dakota. There are many employment opportunities with agronomy centers, farming or ranching operations, grain elevators, equipment and parts dealerships, state/federal agencies and numerous other employers in the agriculture industry.
Dakota College at Bottineau is reporting a record enrollment for the spring 2021 semester. The official enrollment of 1,030 is up from last spring’s record enrollment of 903, which is a 14% increase compared to last year. Much of the increase is attributed to more part-time students. The number of full-time students was down slightly, but remains very close to last year’s numbers.
Dakota College at Bottineau in collaboration with Community Ambulance of Minot is accepting applications to the Paramedic Technology program until April 1, 2021. The Paramedic Technology program prepares students for a rewarding opportunity in the growing field of emergency medical services. It is for anyone who has a genuine desire to care for people in an out-of-hospital setting. Students must be able to think critically and work on their own to provide patients the best possible care.
One of the exciting CTE offerings at Dakota College is the Wildlife and Fisheries Technology program. A career in Wildlife and Fisheries Management is an excellent choice for students who enjoy and want to conserve the great outdoors. The program focuses on the principles of ecology, habitat management, and animal conservation, with hands-on training in animal and fish sampling for research and management.
ND Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded grants totaling more than $71,000 for five large-project orchard and garden grants. Dakota College at Bottineau was awarded $19,495 from this grant to install a community orchard on the Dakota College campus.
Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed February 2021 as Career and Technical Education Month. Known for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, Dakota College at Bottineau provided students with technical skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for successful performance in a globally competitive workplace.
Dakota College at Bottineau provides a training opportunity for the food and agriculture workforce center through an Industrial Hemp Production program. New to Dakota College in fall of 2020, the main objective is to provide education on commercial propagation, cultivation and processing of industrial hemp (Cannabis Sativa). In addition, learning is extended to state and federal compliance and regulations relating to industrial hemp.