Are you interested in a career in agriculture? Whether you grew up on the family farm, love working the land or are just interested in a major that will take you places, we’re more than just plows and cows at NDSCS.
If you are seeking a degree, certificate, or diploma, there are many exciting options for you to choose from at NDSCS
Are you interested in a career in agriculture? Whether you grew up on the family farm, love working the land or are just interested in a major that will take you places, we’re more than just plows and cows at NDSCS.
If you enjoy working with your hands and the process of creating something from nothing, then you may just belong in a construction-related program. Plus, nationwide job opportunities mean you’re only two years away from a rewarding and well-paying job.
Maybe you’re a natural sales person or have a knack for budgeting and finances. Whether your career goal is to be a top executive or to run your own business, start with a degree from the business department at NDSCS.
Whether you enjoy helping people learn new things or love working with kids, becoming a teacher may just be your calling. At NDSCS we make starting your education with a 2-year degree, then transferring to finish with a bachelor's, a snap.
If you're the compassionate, caring type of person, then you belong in one of NDSCS's top-rated health science programs—stat!
Are you a computer whiz who speaks code, widgets and bytes like a second language? Gear up for a high-paced career in web design or development, IT forensics or security, computer programming or network support.
If your ultimate educational goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree, NDSCS can help. Start here, get a feel for what you’re really interested in, then transfer almost anywhere.
Are you interested in working with robotics, precision machinery and computers to produce products we use every day? With advancements in technology taking place almost daily, the need for more highly educated employees in this field just keeps growing.
If you’re ready to become a part of the hype in a high-tech career field, then you belong in a STEM-related program at NDSCS.
If you find the mechanics of an engine fascinating, not frustrating, and love cars—fast cars, custom cars, vintage cars, all cars—then you may just belong in a transportation-related program at NDSCS.
In the Animal Science option in the Agriculture Department you can choose between careers in diversified crop and livestock production, sales of livestock feed and supplies, and employment in a livestock operation.
Get hands-on experiences in computer-aided drafting (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for residential and commercial buildings, estimating, structural design, mechanical and electrical systems for buildings, presentation techniques and remodeling.
Students in the Auto Body Repair and Refinishing Technology program are trained hands-on with the latest equipment found in the industry. This includes computer estimating, computer measuring systems, computer paint mixing, wheel alignment, refinishing, spot repair and custom painting.
The Auto Body Repair and Refinishing Technology program provides students with the education and training to enter the collision repair industry.
The Automotive Alignment and Brake Technician option provides students with opportunities to enter the vast automotive repair field as an alignment and brake technician. Graduates may choose to work in an automotive dealership, independent automotive shop, car manufacturer or service center.
This is a third-year option developed for students who complete Diesel Technology and want to continue their education and increase their technical and mechanical skills. The dual major will strengthen the marketability of students for employment in diesel, automotive and related fields.
The Automotive Engine Technician option is designed to provide students with opportunities to enter the vast automotive repair field as an automotive engine technician.
Students in the Automotive Technology program are provided with experiences emphasizing diagnostic and repair skills with extensive shop time. Students test, diagnose, adjust and repair automotive systems.
The Automotive Transmission and Driveline Technician option focuses on testing, diagnosing, adjusting and repairing suspension and steering, manual drivetrain and axles, and automatic transmissions.
The biotechnician has a diversified education in biology, chemistry and physics. While a few entry-level jobs are available to biotechnicians with an A.S. or B.S. degree, most often the undergraduate Biotechnology curriculum is used as a stepping-stone to a M.D., M.S. or Ph.D. degree.
The Building Construction Technology program prepares students with skills to work in many areas of the construction industries. The program is a unique blend of education and hands-on training that will allow graduates to work for builders, general contractors and subcontractors.
The Business Pro Series is ideal for adult learners, people who want to fill in gaps in their skill sets, entrepreneurs and small business owners. The series is broken into four areas of emphasis: sales, management/supervision, entrepreneurship, and finance.
The Business Technology Management option is designed as a third-year option for students who have previously completed a technical degree program (Auto Body, Machine Tooling, Plumbing, Welding, etc.).
Students in the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician program receive up-to-date technical training on Caterpillar equipment and systems through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory instruction, and an internship at the participating Caterpillar dealer.
The Culinary Arts curriculum provides students with a broad range of study that enables them to be employed in a large variety of occupations within the food service and hospitality industry. Students learn quality food preparation, service techniques, organizational skills, and are exposed to all aspects of the industry.
Clinical laboratory scientists are laboratory professionals who often specialize in an area such as blood banking, hematology, microbiology, urinalysis or nuclear medicine technology.
Students in the Construction Management Technology program study construction materials and methods, print reading, safety, scheduling, specifications and project management, as well as hands-on classes regarding construction methods, estimating, surveying, material testing and drafting.
The Crop Production Sales and Technology option use cutting-edge agricultural technology to provide you instruction in crop production, soils, marketing, field crop scouting and business management.
The Dental Assisting program includes curriculum content in general studies, biodental sciences, dental sciences, clinical sciences and clinical practice. Students receive more than 300 hours of on-the-job training in community and regional dental offices in addition to courses taken on campus.
The Dental Assisting program includes curriculum in general studies, biodental sciences, dental sciences, clinical sciences and clinical practice.
The Dental Hygiene program consists of classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences emphasizing skill development, self-assessment and professionalism offered over five continuous semesters. The majority of the clinical experience is in the NDSCS dental clinic.
The Case IH program combines state-of-the-art, on-campus training with internships at a sponsoring Case IH dealership. Students receive technical training on Case IH equipment and related products through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory experiences.
Students enrolled in the General Diesel program are given extensive training and practical experiences in servicing all types of engines, drive trains, hydraulic systems and electrical systems found on trucks, agricultural and industrial equipment.
The Komatsu program combines state-of-the-art, on-campus training with internships at a sponsoring Komatsu dealership. Students receive technical training on Komatsu equipment through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory experiences.
The Electrical Construction option adds skills in the area of commercial and industrial wiring systems, advanced code study and planning and estimating. Graduates of this option are well prepared to meet the challenges of today’s modern equipment and wiring systems.
The Electrical Master Technician curriculum builds on the strengths of a two-year degree in Electrical Construction or Industrial Electrical. It adds cutting-edge technology in medium and high voltage, instrumentation, fiber optics, structured wiring, HVAC/R and other building controls.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program offers career training for entry-level positions in an emergency medical setting. Those students who successfully complete the EMT coursework will be eligible to apply to take state or national certification exams.
The Farm Mangement option focuses on farm management, record keeping and other agricultural topics such as precision agriculture, ag marketing, crop production, computerized records and soil fertility.
The General Business Management core taught at NDSCS covers business law, communication skills, customer relations, economics, entrepreneurship, financial analysis, human resources management, marketing, operations, professional development and strategic management.
This option is available to the student whose goal is a bachelor’s degree, but who may be unsure of his or her major. It includes first and second year core courses in English and humanities, math, natural and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and computer information systems.
The Health Information Technician program combines a profession in health care with information technology. Students participate in two professional practice experiences that are a combination of onsite and virtual experiences.
The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Technology program provides a balance of theory and application, including principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration combined with extensive laboratory experience.
The Industrial Electrical option adds skills in the area of automated industrial controls (robotics, pneumatics and digital electronics) as well as large motors and the electronic drives that control those motors.
Computers and networks are used in all types of businesses, banks, accounting firms, hospitals, manufacturing companies, insurance companies, sales companies, etc. Learn about today’s newest technologies and focus on the knowledge and skills you can apply to current workplace situations.
The IT Forensics program will help you learn how to provide a secure computer environment and learn techniques for collecting and analyzing IT-related evidence.
The John Deere Tech program is designed to develop technically competent, professional ag equipment service technicians. This unique program combines state-of-the-art, on-campus training with supervised occupational experiences at a sponsoring John Deere dealership.
The Technical Studies – Journeyworker Track program is designed to allow advanced standing to individuals who have completed a USDOL or federally approved apprenticeship training program of at least 6000 hours.
The Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology program prepares students for work as engineering and surveying technicians in construction-related industries, allowing graduates to work in a broad range of jobs such as surveying, drafting and material testing.
The Agriculture transfer option is designed for students who plan to continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from one of the area universities.
The Liberal Arts degree with an emphasis in Business Administration is for students intending to earn a four-year degree. It provides a smooth transition into an accounting, business administration, finance, marketing, or international business baccalaureate program at a four-year institution.
The Chemistry transfer curriculum is designed for students planning a career in chemistry or a related field that would benefit from a strong background in the physical sciences and mathematics.
Chiropractors treat patients primarily by manual manipulation of parts of the body, especially the spinal column. All chiropractic colleges require three years of undergraduate study, including courses in English, social sciences, biology, general and organic chemistry, physics, math and humanities.
The Computer Science transfer curriculum plan provides articulation to professional programs in computer science.
The Liberal Arts Criminal Justice plan is for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Dentistry is a demanding profession. Academic preparation for dentistry is long and rigorous. The dental schools in the United States have no uniform requirements for pre-professional study. They do, however, recommend a bachelor's degree and a broad, general education.
This transfer curriculum plan is available to the student whose goal is a career in early childhood education, child development, family science or related fields.
Students entering the Education transfer curriculum plan at NDSCS are exposed to a wide range of courses and disciplines. Upon completion of the requirements, students can transfer to other colleges or universities to take their education courses and to student teach.
Emergency management addresses natural and technological disasters, and homeland security. This transfer curriculum plan is available to the student whose goal is a career in emergency management or related fields.
Engineers are innovators who take a fresh look at science and technology in order to apply old knowledge to finding solutions to new problems. Successful completion of the Liberal Arts Engineering curriculum allows students to transfer to four-year engineering programs.
The General Studies transfer curriculum plan is available to students who begin their studies at NDSCS as undeclared/undecided, pre-allied health, high school and dual-credit students, and part-time students not pursuing a liberal arts transfer degree.
This curriculum is available to the student planning to eventually major in physical education, health/recreation and perhaps, engage in the teaching, coaching or recreation fields as a career pursuit.
This curriculum is available to the student whose goal is a juris doctor (J.D.) or bachelor of law (LL.B) degree.
The Management Information Systems transfer curriculum plan provides articulation to baccalaureate programs in management information systems.
The Mathematics transfer curriculum plan is specifically designed for those who are planning to obtain a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at a four-year college or university.
Medicine is a demanding profession. Academic preparation for career in human medicine is among the longest and most rigorous of all professions. Course work must be completed in biology/zoology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, mathematics and English.
The Liberal Arts Music plan provides general education courses in a core curriculum for students planning a music major at a college or university.
The Natural Science transfer curriculum plan is designed for the individual who is considering a career in any of the life sciences.
The nursing transfer curriculum plan at NDSCS includes the freshman and sophomore core courses in English, math, physical sciences, social sciences, humanities and physical education. This program provides articulation to four-year bachelor’s of nursing programs.
The optometric schools in the United States have no uniform requirements for pre-professional study. They do, however, recommend a bachelor’s degree and a broad, general education that includes basic science requirements and the development of skills in reading, writing and speaking.
The Pharmacy transfer curriculum plan provides preparation for a four-year professional curriculum in pharmacy.
The Physical Science transfer curriculum plan is not generally a college major in itself, but is a springboard into a variety of college majors. Possible university majors for the physical science student include astronomy, chemistry, consumer food science, geology, meteorology, physics and math.
This transfer curriculum plan is available to the student whose goal is a career in psychology or related fields, including medicine, neurosciences, business, industry, mental health and applied psychology.
The Social Work transfer curriculum plan is designed to prepare students with the general education and introductory courses necessary to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
Wildlife management is a career for persons that have an aptitude for science, an ability to work with the public and a love of the outdoors. All wildlife managers must have at least a bachelor’s degree.
Students in the Marketing Management option will develop additional skills in the areas of promotion, selling and marketing information management. These skills will prepare students for either career-sustaining or specialist careers in a variety of business occupations.
The Mechanical Systems program provides students with the basic knowledge of the plumbing code, trade skills and good work habits, and to credit the student with hours toward apprenticeship training time.
The Mechatronics Technology program combines instruction in electronics, networking, computers, mechanics, and fluid power utilized in manufacturing and production facilities.
The Medical Coding option prepares students with the necessary skills to be employed as a medical coder in coding and reimbursement in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, long-term care and insurance companies.
A graduate in Microelectronics Technology is lab-ready and concept proficient in analog, digital, microcontrollers, electronic communications, troubleshooting and many other aspects of electronics in order to give them the cutting edge when it comes to acquiring a challenging and rewarding career.
In the Mobile Application Developer option, students will study and gain experience with the languages and frameworks that are most commonly used in developing web and mobile applications, and with the design of user interfaces and software systems.
Nanoscience is an emerging technology that studies the composition, structure, properties and behavior of material at the molecular and atomic level. Research, observation, measurement and manipulation occur in the nanometer range; a nanometer is one-billionth of a meter.
Occupational therapy assistants work with clients ranging from newborn to geriatric a variety of settings including school systems, hospitals, mental health clinics. The OTA program consists of three semesters of academic preparation and one semester of full-time fieldwork education.
NDSCS offers a program certificate and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Paramedic Technology and is affiliated with F-M Ambulance Service in Fargo. Students will gain the necessary skills to complete national certification and obtain employment as a paramedic.
The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for careers performing and managing the technical distributive functions in pharmacies and pharmacy-related industries.
The Pharmacy Technician certificate option is a one-year program that includes eight weeks of internship in community and hospital settings after all classroom requirements have been completed.
The Plumbing program provides theory, code and hands-on training to prepare students for work in the plumbing field. The program also provides training in blueprint reading, drafting and electricity as well as a course that focuses on workplace safety.
The Powersports Technology program prepares students to test, diagnose, adjust and repair outdoor power equipment, snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft and outboard or inboard marine equipment.
The Practical Nursing program is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing or wish transfer to an associate or bachelor’s program for nursing.
This program is available to licensed practical nurses who have a certificate or diploma and are seeking to increase their knowledge and skill base and earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Practical Nursing.
The Precision Machining Technology program provides students experience in machining as it pertains to machining, toolmaking and mold making.
The Ranch Management option is designed to provide the student returning to the ranch or diversified livestock operation with the management and production skills necessary to be successful.
The Associate in Science in Nursing program is available to AAS or AS Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to continue their nursing education and become a Registered Nurse.
The Restaurant Management option is designed as a third-year option for students completing the Culinary Arts program. It provides a range of business knowledge and experiences that will integrate well with the skills students have already achieved, preparing them to take on supervisory roles.
This custom-designed program allows individuals to combine elements of various disciplines in a meaningful and logical sequence that meets their career goals.
Web design and development offers a world-wide job market with unlimited locations and diverse environments. Websites and applications are utilized for a variety of businesses creating a demand for designers and developers.
The Welding Technology certificate option provides students experience in welding as it pertains to assembly, manufacturing, energy and construction.
The Welding Technology program provides education and training in advanced welding and cutting processes, robotics, computer numerical control operations, inspection, print reading, fabrication, pipe and plate welding, math, communications and other aspects of general education.
The Academic Services Center (ASC) offers developmental courses, tutoring and proctoring for online tests.
If you love cars and have a creative side, auto body repair and refinishing might be the perfect career for you!
The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) department at NDSCS offers many hands-on learning activities and experiences.
Earn your degree or certificate in Information and Communications Technology at NDSCS.
The Liberal Arts program at NDSCS is designed to provide you with simple, seamless transfer options.
The Mathematics and Science department offers you a variety of courses across the scientific and mathematical disciplines.
The NDSCS Social and Behavioral Sciences department offers general education courses for students completing programs or transferring.
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