Dawson Community College

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Dawson Community College
Dawson Community College.png
Motto Learn Today. Lead Tomorrow
Type Public 2-year college, part of the Montana University System [1]
Established 1940
President Scott R. Mickelsen
Academic staff
25 full-time
20 part-time/adjunct
Students 450 total
Undergraduates 300 full-time
Address 300 College Drive, Glendive, Montana, USA
Campus Rural: 350 acres (140 ha)
Colors Red and Black
Nickname Bucs
Affiliations Mon-Dak Conference, NJCAA, NIRA
Mascot Buccaneers
Website http://www.dawson.edu

Dawson Community College is a community college with approximately 400 full-time students, located in Glendive, Montana. DCC offers students one-year certificate programs or two-year associate's degree programs. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is part of the Montana University System [2].


Dawson Community College has an open admissions policy.

Financial Aid[edit]

Financial aid assistance offered at DCC includes scholarships, tuition waivers, grants, loans, and work study. Approximately 85% of DCC students are awarded some type of financial assistance. DCC's School Code is 002529.

Campus Housing[edit]

The student housing complex is made up of thirty-two, 2 bedroom apartments which house up to four students. Each fully furnished unit includes 2 bedrooms, a full kitchen, a dining area, a living room, and a full bathroom. The room and board cost includes a student's rent, utilities, cable television, local telephone, high speed internet access, and participation in the 10 meal per week food plan. Students living on campus have easy and quick access to all the campus buildings, offices, and activities.

Full-time students under the age of 21 must live on campus until they have earned 30 credits. All students living on campus must participate in the food plan. Students can reserve a space for housing at the same time an admissions application is submitted.


The DCC Buccaneers varsity athletic programs provide intercollegiate competition. Dawson Community College athletics compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), and in the Mon-Dak conferenc

Men's Athletic Programs:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Rodeo

Women's Athletic Programs

  • Basketball
  • Fast-pitch softball
  • Rodeo
  • Volleyball
  • Dawson Community College Athletics rivals are the Miles Community College (MCC) Pioneers.
  • The DCC student cheering section is nicknamed Holte's Hooligans in honor of Lane Holte.

Degree programs[edit]

The Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees are transfer degrees awarded without designation of major, but do follow curriculum transfer plans. These degrees indicate that a students has completed a course study essentially equivalent to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. Usually, the AA degree is the best choice for students majoring in humanities, liberal arts, or the social sciences. The AS degree is usually the best option for students majoring in math, science, engineering, or business. Curriculum transfer plans are available which help a student complete course requirements towards higher education degrees (BA/BS) in the following areas:

Accounting * Agriculture * Art * Biology * Business Administration * Chemical Dependency Counseling * Chemistry * Communications * Criminal Justice * Early Childhood Development * Education - Elementary, Secondary, and Paraeducator * Engineering * English * Environmental Science or Geology/Earth Science * Fish and Wildlife Management * General Studies * History * Human Services or Social Work * Mathematics * Medical Sciences * Music * Nursing * Occupational Health and Safety * Pharmacy * Physical Education * Physics * Political Science * Psychology * Sociology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees are awarded in specific career occupational fields. The following degrees prepare students for immediate employment or may be transferred to baccalaureate programs at many four-year institutions:

Agri-business Technology * Agri-business - Equitation Option * Agricultural Mechanics and Machinery * Business Management * Business Technology - Administrative Assistant * Business Technology - Medical Option * Early Childhood Education * Criminal Justice * Criminal Justice - Peace Officer Option * Criminal Justice - Private Security Option * Music Technology

Vocational Certificate Programs, a one or two-year course of study, provide the student with the skills necessary to obtain entry level employment. Students with prior training or education may apply for credit or advanced study in an occupational program. Educational topics covered include job skill development and training as well as the necessary related technical information that is needed to enhance an individual's productivity on the job. Certificates available include:

Agricultural Marketing and Financial Analysis * Correctional Officer * Livestock Technology * Welding Technology

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Ralph Lenhart, mathematic professor, interim president, and legislator

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Coordinates: 47°05′06″N 104°43′29″W / 47.085056°N 104.724850°W / 47.085056; -104.724850