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NDSCS excited about near-record enrollment growth.

North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS), a leading institution of higher education, is thrilled to announce a significant growth in college enrollment for the fall 2023 semester. The institution has experienced a remarkable increase in the number of students choosing NDSCS as their educational home, reflecting the college's commitment to academic excellence, innovation, and inclusivity.


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NDSCS Alumni Foundation will celebrate Alumni and friends in Rapid City, S.D.

NDSCS Alumni Foundation invites you to attend their upcoming Meet & Greet Events.


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NDSCS Adds Women’s Soccer Beginning in 2024, Launches Search for Head Coach

To bolster the growth of an already-successful athletics program, NDSCS announces the launch of its brand-new Women's Soccer Program–set to kick off in Fall, 2024.


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NDSCS Launches New Practical Nursing Diploma and Accelerated RN Program to Address Industry Needs and Boost Career Opportunities

North Dakota State College of Science, a leading educational institution committed to providing exceptional healthcare programs, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Practical Nursing Diploma starting in the spring of 2024.


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NDSCS to Begin 121st Academic Year August 21

Welcome Week events to include outdoor evening events for students and 2nd annual Community Block Party.


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NDSCS Nursing program graduates achieve notable success

NDSCS is excited to announce that the Spring 2023 two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Registered Nurse graduating cohort achieved a 100% first time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination [for] Registered Nurses).


NDSCS students earn national ranking at SkillsUSA Championships

Shayne, Cale, Zach, Ruari - SkillsUSA winners

North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) students recently earned top awards at the National SkillsUSA Championships held during the National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Four NDSCS students earned the national spotlight for their achievements.

Zachary Lahlum of Marion, N.D. earned a gold medal in the Power Equipment Technology category. In Power Equipment Technology, Lahlum’s skills were tested in all areas of technology including: repair and maintenance of chainsaws and other handheld power equipment; understanding related theories; interpreting electrical and hydraulic schematics; and customer service skills. About his time competing in SkillsUSA, Lahlum noted, “I have made many great friends through SkillsUSA, but more importantly, I have been able to network with industry professionals. I enjoyed competing because everything is relevant and useful for my future career.”

Cale Mouser of Tenstrike, Minn. also earned a gold medal award in the Diesel Equipment Technology category. Mouser cycled through 14 stations testing and troubleshooting engines, electrical and electronics systems, powertrain systems and more during this competition. He demonstrated numerous shop skills, and also performed a job interview and completed a written test. Involvement with SkillsUSA has clearly left an impression on Mouser, as he reports, “SkillsUSA is dedicated to preparing the leaders of the world’s work force through hands-on involvement, industry partnerships, and access to up-and-coming technology. Through involvement in this organization, students are not only taught industry specific skills, but how to think critically and efficiently. It is through the skilled hands of thinkers that technology advances, and SkillsUSA is a crucial member in creating the industry of tomorrow.”

Shayne Hoffman of New Hradec, N.D. won a bronze medal in the Architectural Drafting category. Hoffman, an Architectural Modeling & Design Technology student at NDSCS, used his drafting skills and Autodesk Revit computer software to design a residential addition to an existing home located in Florida. The competition included a written test, hand sketch, and drawings. Hoffman reflected on his experience by saying, "Through SkillsUSA I was able to see my progression year after year, which has helped me for my future career by improving my technical skills through the competition and my soft skills through networking with the many industry contacts who attend.”

Ruari Devlin of Grand Forks, N.D. also won a bronze medal at the National SkillsUSA competition with his award in the CNC Programmer category. Devlin was evaluated, in part, on his ability to independently plan and program jobs for various types of CNC machines and provide instructions for operators to execute.

The SkillsUSA Championship is one of the largest hands-on workforce events in the world, and is known for competitions showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. This year, nearly 6,200 contestants from across the country competed in 110 separate events.

Article written by NDSCS and submitted to external news outlets. 

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Embracing Renewable Energy: Solar Panels and Wind Tower Enhance Learning Experience at NDSCS Campus

Embracing Renewable Energy: Solar Panels and Wind Tower Enhance Learning Experience at NDSCS Campus