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Career and Technical Education Month


Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed February as Career and Technical Education Month. There is a level of academic content and skill that is required for success in today’s career and technical, formerly known as vocational, careers. Despite the ongoing marketing of Career and Technical Education (CTE), there are many people who are not aware of the impact CTE programs provide, the career opportunities available in the state, and what North Dakota students can do after completing career and technical education and training.

February is an opportunity for CTE program faculty and students to showcase their programs. The career and technical programs available through Dakota College at Bottineau include: Education and Human Services, Natural Resources, Wildlife and Fisheries, Horticulture, Business, Computer Technology, Photography, Agriculture Management and Technology, and Health Professions, such as Nursing, Paramedic Technology, Allied Health and Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Bottineau is not the only community served by Dakota College. Dakota College also provides CTE programming to Minot, Valley City, Rugby and surrounding communities.

Students who successfully complete a CTE program can enter the workforce in one or two years after earning a certificate or technical degree. In addition, some CTE-bound students decide to further their education by transferring to a four-year university.