TRIO receives grant re-funding
The TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program at Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) has received their most recent grant award for the TRiO program. This funding assures that the program will be actively helping TRiO-eligible DCB students throughout the 2017-18 academic year. This funding also assists with DCB students on the Minot State University campus.
DCB relocates program to Minot
Prior to the start of the Fall 2017 semester, Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) relocated an Information Technology (IT) teaching position to Minot (at Minot State University-MiSU) with the intent of providing additional career and technical education opportunities to students in Minot and the surrounding area. Upon completion of a one-year diploma in web design or a two-year associate’s degree in webmaster or IT, students will be able to land entry-level positions to help serve the varied IT needs of businesses. Students will also have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems or Applied Business Information Technology from MiSU under a new articulation agreement between DCB and MiSU.
Highest Student Head Count Recorded
Following the generation of the fourth week Fall 2017 census report, Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is pleased to report the highest student headcount in its history. The Fall 2017 headcount came in at 909 students, which is up 12 percent from the same time last year.
It should be noted this year’s headcount does not include 147 students taking developmental courses only through DCB. The previous headcount record of 863 students occurred during Fall 2010.
In addition to the increase in headcount, DCB experienced an increase in FTE from 490 during Fall 2016 to 527 during Fall 2017, an eight percent increase and the second highest FTE count in the history of the institution.