Dakota College at Bottineau recently completed an evaluation of its career and technical education (CTE) programs. The evaluation was conducted on November 2 & 3, 2021 by the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education (ND CTE). The evaluation, also known as the Vision Visit, is conducted by ND CTE for all post-secondary institutions, career and technical centers, and comprehensive high schools once every five years.
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has certified Dakota College at Bottineau Campus as a New Wildlife Habitat Garden! “Every Certified Wildlife Habitat garden provides natural sources of food, water, cover, places to raise young, and is maintained in a sustainable way that incorporates native plants, conserves water and doesn’t rely on pesticides” (Ordonez-Lancet).
The City of Minot City Council unanimously approved the sub-recipient agreement with Dakota College at Bottineau (DBC) to rehabilitate, equip, and operate a Center for Career and Technical Education (CTE).
Dakota College at Bottineau’s ASPIRE program is currently taking applications for the spring 2022 semester. ASPIRE (Action and Support to Promote Inclusive Readiness Experiences) program at Dakota College at Bottineau is a partnership with North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD). This project is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education TPSID grant to NDCPD. It is a three-year post-secondary education program for students ages 18-21 which offers an inclusive and supportive environment for students with intellectual disabilities.
The Dakota College at Bottineau financial aid department has been visiting local high schools in the months of October and November. Financial Aid is concentrating on helping students understand what is needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and helping student complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA for the 2022-2023 school year became available for submission on October 1, 2021 at studentaid.gov, the 2022-2023 FAFSA uses tax information from 2020.
Dakota College at Bottineau has been ranked among the top 75 online community colleges in the country for 2021 by College Values Online. The ranking was recently published on the organization's website ranking Dakota College at Bottineau at 28 out of 75 nationally. To develop this ranking of the nation's best online community colleges, an initial pool of just over 100 accredited online community colleges ranked by Niche was considered. The top schools were prioritized by applying the site's universal ranking methodology for trade schools. In the case of a tie, the higher ranking was awarded to the more affordable online community college based on undergraduate tuition.
Dr. Shubham Datta, Associate Professor of Wildlife, Biology, and Microbiology, Dakota College at Bottineau, will be giving a lecture and discussion in support of DCB’s annual book read. He will speak to the DCB campus community about his participation in research that studied a bacterial disease (Leptospirosis) in American black bears living in urban and suburban spaces in western North Carolina.