A partnership between Williston State College, Dakota College at Bottineau, and Lake Region State College, known as the North Dakota Agriculture Consortium, will bring a new Associate in Applied Science Agriculture degree to WSC students.
Instead of campuses competing, NDAC will meet the needs of individual students and those of the agricultural industry in the state and regionwide.
WSC will offer animal and range science courses, DCB will offer plant science and horticulture courses, and LRSC will offer soil and crop science courses.
Courses will be offered through several delivery formats that include on-campus instruction and distance education.
Starting Fall 2019, students now choose to specialize in one of the following career-oriented options: Agribusiness Management, Equine Management, Farm Management, Ranch Management, and Agriculture Education and Extension.
According to the college, these options will help students prepare for the direct areas of the agriculture industry that they plan on entering into after graduation.
This two-year AAS degree can also be a starting point to continue studies at a four-year institution.
In addition to agriculture, WSC is involved in similar state-wide consortiums for the Dakota Nursing Program and Information Technology.