Spring semester classes at Dawson Community College begin January 18, 2012 and registration is underway during regular business hours at the Student Services Office. The student services team is ready to assist with registration, to answer questions regarding admissions, and to help students secure a place in the class or classes of choice. Teresa, John, or Deb encourage students to register early and can be reached at 406-377-3396. Students returning to campus from holiday break are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor.
Located on the acropolis of Glendive, DCC offers over 200 onsite classes and 88 online selections ranging from accounting and animal science to welding and world history. Course schedules and descriptions are available on our website dawson.edu, Quick Links-class schedule.
DCC provides General Education classes with concentrations in specialty areas leading to careers such as pharmacy, engineering, allied health specialists, education, and athletic training. Community college classes are also used by local residents interested in improving job skills or to plan for a new career. Dean of Instructional Services Jackie Schultz stated that, "Our faculty advisors were rated very high in the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey conducted last spring. This is not the case in many colleges and we are fortunate to have received a higher than average rating from our students." She added, "We are proud of the important work our advisors do to help our students meet their educational goals. We know the first two years provide the foundation upon which their future is built and we take that responsibility very seriously. Whether we work with them for one semester or four, we give them our best advice."
Career and Technical programs provide the student with skills and training for entry into the workforce after program completion which is generally two years. Included in this category are Agri-business, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Engineering Technology, Human Services, Music Technology, Welding Technology and Chemical Dependency Counseling. Criminal Justice is a popular degree and DCC is working with MSU-Northern to provide degree completion options for students who would like to work towards a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. Many students who enroll in our AAS programs work in their field for a period of time and then return to upgrade skills for promotions and other career options. Our Early Childhood Education courses are offered in a hybrid format that allows students to complete requirements off site yet they can interact with the instructor during each class. The need for qualified daycare is universal and providers are required to meet educational standards. Our program has provided the opportunity for individuals to complete their requirements without relocation and our partnership with Montana State University-Western has made seamless transfer for students wishing to continue on for a bachelor level credential.
For more information about upcoming DCC College classes, or to make a DCC counseling appointment to plan your spring schedule, consult the college's spring 2012 schedule online at dawson.edu , Quick Links-class schedule or visit the Dawson Community College Student services office, 300 College Drive in Glendive 377-3396.