Dakota College at Bottineau has two different types of degree programs. Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are designed for students who want to earn a degree in two years or less and then enter the work force. Transfer programs are designed for students who want to earn a two-year degree and transfer to another institution to pursue a four-year degree. Both types of degree programs are available online.

Available Locations

Bottineau Minot Valley City Online

A check mark denotes that a majority of the classes are available at that campus location or online. While browsing our CTE programs below you will see this table at the top of each program page. This will help you identify the different locations where we offer classes. We have three sites located in Bottineau, Minot, and Valley City. We also have a lot of online programs available. You can find more information about our online programs here.


Career and Technical Programs

AAS Degree - General Education

Students who graduate with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree must earn 16 credits in general education. Listed in our catalog (click here) are the academic areas in which students must earn general education credit and the courses which satisfy requirements in each area. An exception is the course UNIV 105 First Year Experience. This course is not listed but is a requirement for all new fall semester freshmen; including students enrolled in the on-campus certificate of completion programs.



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Technical Studies

The technical studies program will provide career and technical education-bound students with the opportunity to create a flexible, customized program of study to acquire the education and training they need to be successful in the workforce and meeting career goals.

Technical Studies (AAS and Certificate)


Liberal Arts & Transfer Programs

Students enrolled in an Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Arts (AA) program must satisfy the general education requirements listed in the Academic Catalog to earn the degree. The curriculum outline is a suggested course sequence that prepares students to transfer. Therefore, the transcript of graduates will only list AA or AS and not the area of study. Coursework may be modified with the advisor's consent in regard to the requirements of a student's intended transfer college. All new freshmen, and transfer students with less than 24 credits earned, are required to take the course UNIV 105 First Year Experience, although it is not listed in the curriculum outlines.

Follow the links above to view the liberal arts curriculum & fact sheet if you are undecided of your ultimate goal. This curriculum provides flexibility and endeavors to give students a sampling of the many disciplines available to them. Below is the list of transfer programs offered at DCB.


Associate of Arts (AA) Degrees


Associate of Science (AS) Degrees