Program Overview

The Caregiver Services - Adult A.A.S. degree program offered at Dakota College at Bottineau is designed for students who wish to learn about providing care to adults, the elderly, and disabled individuals. Those in this profession may have their own business, or be employed at home health agencies, adult daycare centers, or nursing homes. Some careers include personal care & service worker and home health aide.

Students will learn about topics such as nutrition, cleanliness, errands, shopping, and other tasks involved in caring for others. There are a total of 61 credit hours involved in this program. Some courses include Interpersonal Skills Development, Gerontology, First Aid/CPR, Introduction to Psychology, Cooperative Education: Adult, and Developmental Psychology. Students will also be able to choose electives in the math, arts/humanities/social science, program, and lab science categories.

The cost for this program is $189 per credit hour. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to design a course schedule and academic plan. In order to successfully participate in this distance education program, students should have a personal computer with a good Internet connection. Basic computers skills plus Internet experience is also required. Students should also have good time-management skills, be self-motivated, and proactive in communicating with peer and instructors.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    When the state constitution of North Dakota was ratified in 1889 it included a provision for a forestry school to help promote the growth of trees on the prairies. Seven years later the Dakota College at Bottineau opened up as a School of Forestry, using the land around it as a foundation for study in forestry, horticulture, sustainable vegetable production and wildlife.

    While the school is best known for its environmental studies, the two-year public college offers a wide variety of courses outside of forestry. There are Associate of Applied Science programs that provide two-year career and technical degrees in other subjects such as information technology and advertising and marketing, as well Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) transfer programs that lay out the base coursework for a bachelor's degree.

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