Dakota College at Bottineau
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Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is a two-year public college located in Bottineau, North Dakota, United States. DCB offers Associate of Applied Science programs in areas such as horticulture, forestry, wildlife, natural resources, nursing and medical, plus many more. Additionally, DCB offers 2-year Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees with a focus on general education requirement for degree completion; these AA and AS degrees are transferable to bachelor's degree programs at a 4-year college or university. Diploma, certificate, and certificate of completion programs are also offered, which require fewer credits completed than that required for an associate degree. Students also have the option of taking online classes from the comforts of their home.
Founded in 1906 as a forestry school, Dakota College's 35-acre campus is home to the North Dakota Forest Service Headquarters. The college maintains partnerships with other universities across the state of North Dakota to offer degrees. With a 14:1 student-teacher ratio, students receive an education with direct interaction and hands-on learning experiences from professors.
Students receive a comprehensive college experience that includes residence hall living, student activities, and intramural and intercollegiate athletics.
Dakota College at Bottineau's mascot is the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks. The school colors are Green and White (though occasionally Black accents are used).
Dakota College at Bottineau's slogan is "Nature, Technology and Beyond"
DCB is an open enrollment campus to high school and GED graduates.
Programs of study
ASSOCIATES OF APPLIED SCIENCE (AAS): Two-year career and technical degrees BUSINESS: Advertising & Marketing, Information Management - Accounting Technician, Information Management - Administrative Assistant, Reception Services, Bookkeeper, Small Business Management
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY: Administrative Assistant, Information Technology, Webmaster, Web Design
EDUCATION: Paraeducation - Early Child, Paraeducation - K-12
HEALTH PROFESSIONS: Caregiver Services, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Coding, Medical Transcription, Nursing (Practical Nurse (LPN) and associate degree Nurse (RN) ), Paramedic (EMT) Technology
NATURAL RESOURCES AND HORTICULTURE: Aquaponics, Environmental Technology - Laboratory & Field Technician, Environmental Technology - Natural Resource Management, Flowershop Technology, Greenhouse Technology, Golf Course Grounds Technician, Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology, Landscape Design and Maintenance, Land Management, Recreation Management, Sustainable Vegetable Production, Urban Forestry Management, Wildlife & Fisheries Technology
ASSOCIATES OF ARTS (AA) and ASSOCIATES OF SCIENCE (AS) DEGREES: DCB offers the applicable freshman and sophomore coursework for most bachelor's degree programs. DCB offers curricular outlines in the following areas:
Accounting, Agriculture, Art, Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Early Childhood, Economics, Elementary Education, English, Finance (Business), Health Professions, History, Liberal Arts, Marketing and Management, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Psychology, Secondary Education, Social Science, Special Education, Veterinary Science, Wildlife Management.
Dakota College at Bottineau runs an array of curricula, programs and services.
- Liberal arts education provides students the knowledge and tools to continue their education, to serve as good stewards of the environment, and to function as responsible citizens.
- Career/technical education provides students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed by utilizing natural, human and technological resources.
- Distance delivery provides students increased access to education and career opportunities.
- Community education provides diverse lifelong learning experiences.
- Support services provide opportunities for individual growth and success.
- Campus activities provide for interpersonal development.
- Campus outreach provides area schools and groups access to college resources.
- Workforce training and development provides the human resources for economic development.
- All programs provide a greater understanding of human diversity.
DCB's varsity athletic teams compete as the Lumberjacks (men's teams) and Ladyjacks (women's teams). DCB is part of the Mon-Dak Athletic Conference as part of the NJCAA. DCB athletic teams include Men's Baseball, Men's Basketball, Men's Ice Hockey, Men's Football, Women's Basketball, Women's Fast-Pitch Softball and Women's Volleyball. The Dakota College at Bottineau Lumberjacks Ice Hockey men's ice hockey team has won the NJCAA National Championship 10 times.
Bottineau is a city of 2,200 residents that is located in north central North Dakota near the Turtle Mountains.
DCB was founded in 1906 as the North Dakota State School of Forestry. In 1968 the school then was affiliated with North Dakota State University and changed its name to North Dakota State University-Bottineau Branch. In 1996 the school became affiliated with Minot State University, becoming Minot State University-Bottineau Campus. It received its present name on August 1, 2009.
- Dustin Penner, professional ice hockey player for the Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings and two-time Stanley Cup winner.