Fort Berthold Offers Retraining

Feb 15th, 1996 | By | Category: 7-4: Wildlife Management, Tribal College News

Fort Berthold Community College has experienced a significant increase in enrollment over the past five years, growing by an average of 14 percent to its present level of 316 students. Dean of Students Delores Wilkinson attributes the increase partially to the need for retraining for those on the reservation impacted by economic and budgeting cut backs.

Students have also been attracted by new facilities and the college’s curriculum expansion, which reflects tribal communities’ requests for training, she says. The college completed construction in 1992 of a classroom facility and a library on its campus in northwest North Dakota. This spring, construction of more classrooms, labs, and offices begins.

Fort Berthold offers associate degrees in art, science, and applied science, as well as vocational certificates and a nursing assistant program. Nursing attracts the most students (20 percent), followed by liberal arts (17 percent), and business administration (14 percent).

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