Dakota College receives national grant
BOTTINEAU – Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) has earned an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant award from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. government’s independent science agency.
The ATE program focuses on the education of technicians who work in high-tech fields that drive the nation’s economy. The three-year grant will help fund DCB’s Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) program which will provide an opportunity to improve technician education.
DCB’s project coordinators Linda Burbidge and Angie Bartholomay will develop courses and curriculum to enhance the existing sUAS program.
To enhance current programs, a certificate that supports DCB Agriculture and Natural Resource Programs will be extended. The curriculum will be developed with input from state agencies and industries to ensure students are getting the most relevant training for their future career.
Plans are in place to begin offering the additional classes in fall 2024. This will allow the first successful certificate to be issued in spring 2025.