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Moving Forward Together dawson.edu 300 College Drive, Glendive Montana 59330 N 1-800-821-8320 2014-2015 Moving Forward Together Since 1940, Dawson Community College has been preparing students for the workforce and continued education at the university level. DCC offers distinct advantages to the student that private schools and universities cannot. Move. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn new skills, develop your abilities, or get a great start toward your bachelorâ€™s degree. Choose from more than 30 AA and AS concentrations, 11 AAS degrees, 4 CAS and 6 online degree options. Undecided on a major? Study general education core classes until youâ€™ve made up your mind in an atmosphere that encourages personal growth. Forward. With a relatively small student body, you will never be a stranger on our campus. Meet new people from diverse backgrounds, build lifelong friendships, and find your niche. Connect with our faculty, who embrace the opportunity to develop working relationships with students. Take advantage of opportunities for internships and employment. Build a network of contacts and associates that will enhance the rest of your life. Together. Take charge of your college experience! Do not settle for being a face in the crowd. With a student to faculty ratio of 11:1, DCC students receive ample opportunities to participate in the learning process! Get involved in a club or organization, and serve on campus or in the community. Spend some time mentoring kids at the Boys and Girls Club or by coaching youth athletics. Give, serve, be active, and have fun! -Mike Simon, President TABLE OF CONTENTS Academics Arts and Athletics & # Student Life b 2 Moving Forward Together | Dawson Community College Our Community B Apply 8 The Dawson Community College campus, founded in 1940, has a view of the Yellowstone River Valley and the Badlands. In addition to this striking backdrop, there are 2 miles of trails for disc golf, hiking, nature observing, and Geocaching. The B.L. Baker Memorial Softball Field and the Kolberg Baseball Field are a short walk from the campus residence halls. The Toepke Center, is home to Buccaneer basketball and volleyball as well as music technology, the performing arts and bookstore. The cardio and weight rooms are also located there. The Jane Carey Memorial Library offers attractive, comfortable and usable spaces to study, to gather, or to use its computers. The large windows give wonderful natural light, and a magnificent view of Glendive and the Yellowstone River Valley. 47o 5’ 7.36” N | 104o 43’ 32.57” W | Elevation 2,166 feet The Ullman Center, dedicated to vocational technical programs, contains the agriculture, early childhood, visual arts and welding programs, labs, and shop. Apply online at www.dawson.edu/apply 3 Academic Programs & Academics Associate of Arts (AA) & Associate of Science (AS) concentrations: 2-year programs Need help? Brittney, DCC math tutor, is ready to help you. Because we take pride in your academic success, the Mid-Rivers Academic Support Center is available to provide the expertise, experience, and encouragement needed to get through a tough class. In the ASC, students can take advantage of study groups, testing, professional tutoring, and academic advice - all of which are free to qualifying students. More than one third of DCC’s full time students take advantage of the programs available. 4 Moving Forward Together | Dawson Community College Accounting Agriculture Art Biology Business Administration Chemical Dependency Counseling Chemistry Communications Criminal Justice Earth Science Education – Elementary – Secondary Engineering – Civil – Construction – General – Mechanical English Environmental Science Fish and Wildlife Management General Studies Geology History Human Services Mathematics Music Nursing Occupational Safety & Health Physical Education Physics Political Science Pre-Law Pre-Medical Sciences Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Veterinary Sciences Psychology Sociology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees 2-year programs Agribusiness Technology Agribusiness Technology – Equitation Option Business Management Criminal Justice Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement Peace Officer Option – Law Enforcement Private Security Option Early Childhood Education Engineering Technology Music Technology Welding Technology Associate of Arts (AA) degree 2-year program Chemical Dependency Counseling Certificates of Applied Science 1-year programs Correctional Officer Early Childhood Education Livestock Technology Welding Technology Online Degree Programs 2-year programs General Studies (AA & AS) Business Management (AAS) Criminal Justice (AAS) Early Childhood Education (AAS) Law Enforcement (AAS) Building a Bachelor’s Degree Step 1: Complete your prerequisite and elective courses at DCC. DCC offers a growing number of degrees, and hundreds of online courses. 2+2 Transfer Agreements Attend DCC. Save money on your first 2 years, and transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Agriculture...................................................................Olds College – AB, Canada Civil Engineering..........................................................MSU – Bozeman Computer Science.......................................................MSU – Bozeman Construction Engineering Technology.........................MSU – Bozeman Criminal Justice............................................................MSU – Billings Early Childhood Education...........................................U of M – Western Earth Sciences/Geology...............................................MSU – Bozeman Education.....................................................................MSU – Billings General Engineering....................................................MSU – Bozeman Mechanical Engineering..............................................MSU – Bozeman Nursing........................................................................Montana Tech of the U of M Occupational Safety and Health..................................Montana Tech of the U of M Pre-Pharmacy..............................................................University of Montana Step 2: Complete your General Education core requirements at DCC. N General Education core requirements are 100 and 200-level courses offered at Dawson and required for almost all Bachelor’s degrees. N Completion of the General Education requirements at Dawson Community College is recognized by all Montana colleges/universities. The transfer of these credits is required by The Board of Regents Policy 301.10. The Board of Regents is the governing body of the Montana University System. Step 3: Transfer your credits to the college or university of your choice, and take advantage of one of DCC’s 2+2 transfer agreements! Apply online at www.dawson.edu/apply 5 # The Arts Athleti DRAMA: TEAMS: “I live halfway between reality and theater at all times, and I was born this way.” ~Lady Gaga Earn college credit as you perform in DCC plays, musicals With about 100 student athletes caneers compete in the Mon-Dak compete in the powerhouse Big S and the annual Madrigal Renaissance Dinner. Aaron Carroll Baseball MUSIC: “Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” ~Jimi Hendrix Make a notable difference by participating in campus and community activities. Develop your talents, perform and enrich your life through the DCC music department. ART: “Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” ~Oscar Wilde DCC has a wealth of creative student artists with varied interests and educational goals. Pursue art at DCC for personal enrichment, or to begin a career! 6Moving Moving Forward Together | Dawson Community College Forward Together | Dawson Community College Jim LeP FastSoft tics Home of the Buccaneers | dawsonbucs.com competing in six intercollegiate sports, athletics play a vital role at Dawson Community College. The Buck Conference and Region IX of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The rodeo teams Sky Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). Prowse -pitch ftball Tracey Clingingsmith Women’s Basketball Don Mast Men’s Basketball Kortney Diegel Rodeo Gerry Standridge Volleyball Softball 2013 REGION IX CHAMPIONS! “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.” ~Michael Jordan Rodeo Photos: Jackie Jensen Photography, DCC Alumnus Apply online at www.dawson.edu/apply 7 Academic Programs Student Life b Take residence on campus! 1. Meet new friends and create lasting memories, or bring a friend and request roommate preferences on your housing application. 2. Stay focused: living and learning on campus leads to academic success. 3. Catch the action! Attend campus sporting events, art, musical, and theater shows. 4. Enjoy your time on campus without the worry of monthly bills. 5. Explore the menu in the dining hall. Located in the student center, the food service offers nutritious ready to eat or cook-to-order breakfasts, deli meat sandwiches, grilled items, salads, fresh fruits, assorted Did you know? Students from all 56 Montana counties and from 47 different states have enrolled at DCC (all but Delaware, Vermont, and West Virginia). beverages, and meals to-go. Each apartment in the student housing complex includes: PClose proximity to classrooms, performing arts center, & athletic facilities PWireless high speed internet access PCable television Bath PLocal phone service PExtra long single beds PWardrobes, desks with chairs Bed/Study room Kitchen PStove, refrigerator PKitchen table with four chairs Bed/Study room Living Storage PCouch, chairs, and end tables PUtilities Suite Floor Plan h Dawson is proud to offer specially equipped rooms for handicapped students. Kettner Hall - 1 of 3 Residence Halls 8 Moving Forward Together | Dawson Community College Clubs & Organizations There is more to college than just studying and a DCC activity, club, or organization is a great way to get involved! Discover new interests and hobbies, connect with fellow students who have similar interests, and contribute to a cause or movement. Make your college experience come alive! Get involved! Admissions Team (A-Team) Art Club ASB – Associated Student Body Bucky Boosters Campus Corps Campus Newspaper College/Community Choir Collegiate FFA/Ag Club Drama/Theater Club Dawson Christian Fellowship Intramural Activities • Basketball • Disc Golf • Dodgeball • Flag Football • Softball • Volleyball • Soccer • Pool Tournaments Law Enforcement Club Little Bucs Mentor Program Global Culture Club Music Club Opus Society Pep Band Phi Theta Kappa • International Honor Society Rodeo Club ASB Art Club Collegiate FFA/Ag Club Bucky Boosters Welding Club Intramural Athletics Campus Corps Apply online at www.dawson.edu/apply 9 Academic Programs B Our Community Dawson Community College, located in Glendive, is a picturesque Eastern Montana city of 6,500 people, nestled in the Yellowstone River Valley along the backdrop of the Makoshika Badlands. Situated along I-94, Montana’s “Gate City” is about 3 hours east of Billings, Montana’s largest city, and about 3 hours west of Bismarck, the North Dakota state capital. Brimming with natural and agricultural resources, recreational opportunities, and friendly people, Glendive is a community with a rich history and promising future. Located in the heart of Montana’s Big Sky Country, Glendive is a sportsman’s paradise with an abundance of world-class hunting and fishing opportunities. Many students take advantage of Glendive’s moderate climate and 220 annual days of sunshine by pursuing outdoor activities. Montana’s largest state park, Makoshika, is just minutes from campus and offers 11,000 acres of exploration, hiking, and camping opportunities. Dinosaur fossil hunting, disc golf, hiking, boating, paddlefish fishing, motocross, horseback riding, walking paths, an extensive park system, and a golf course is also all available in the community. 10 Moving Forward Together | Dawson Community College The community, served by more than 250 businesses, includes; banks, specialty shops, restaurants, coffee shops, pizza places, salons, a bowling alley, golf course, and a movie theater. Dawson County Airport and Jefferson Lines bus service serve the community, making Glendive accessible from anywhere. The city is also home to Glendive Medical Center, a full-service hospital with 24 hour emergency care, and full medical and surgical services. With dozens of job openings in the community, Glendive Job Service connects DCC students to jobs with flexible hours, good wages, and opportunities for personal growth and skill development. Many students find a part time job, or volunteer their time by serving in community organizations, like the Boys and Girls Club and the Glendive Recreation Department. Photo by Kristin Merwin Apply online at www.dawson.edu/apply 11 Academic Programs 8 Let’s get started! 1. APPLY FOR ADMISSION Go to www.dawson.edu and click “Apply Now” to submit an online application for admission. 2. TAKE THE ACT or SAT TEST List Dawson Community College (ACT code #2414/SAT code #4280) as the college to receive your test scores and they will be sent directly to us! 3. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS """""" See the box at the right for important financial aid information. For scholarship information visit www.dawson.edu/future/scholarships to download and print a new student scholarship application. To live on campus submit the student living complex application upon acceptance to DCC. Housing typically fills by mid-summer so submit the housing form as soon as possible at www.dawson.edu/students/campus-housing 4. SUBMIT A STUDENT HOUSING APPLICATION 5. SUPPLY YOUR IMMUNIZATION RECORDS 6. SEND US YOUR TRANSCRIPT(S) Send a final high school transcript and official college transcripts if applicable to DCC for your records. 7. SIGN UP FOR AN ADVANCED REGISTRATION DAY Held twice in the summer months, students have the opportunity to take placement tests, meet with an academic advisor, tour the campus, and register for classes. 8. PLAN TO ATTEND THE NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION At orientation, you will have fun at campus wide activities, meet new friends, get settled into student housing and learn about life as a DCC student. Paying for College More than 85% of DCC students receive financial aid. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans and student employment (work study). Follow these steps: 1) Complete Federal tax return(s). 2) Get a PIN (personal identification number) enabling you to electronically sign your FAFSA. Go to www.pin.ed.gov and request your PIN. If you are a dependent, at least one parent must have a PIN, as well. 3) Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after January 1st as possible, and before March 1. Apply online at www.fafsa.gov. List DCC’s code (002529) so we receive the results. 4) Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) 2 to 3 days after you submit your online FAFSA. If necessary, make changes to corrections at www.fafsa.gov, or mail the paper SAR to the federal processor at the address listed on the SAR. 5) Respond to requests for additional information from DCC’s Financial Aid Office. 6) Receive your award offer from DCC. Sign the award and return it to the DCC Financial Aid Office. Contact the DCC Financial Aid Office (406-377-9410 or 800-8218320) if you have any questions about the aid you have been offered. Visit www.dawson.edu/future/financial_aid to download forms and use the Net price calculator to find out your estimated cost of attendance. Photo by Gretchen Bederman