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Social work degree coming to LRSC

By   Erin Wood

Cankdeska Cikana Community College and Lake Region State College signed a memorandum of understanding to deliver CCCC’s Associate in Arts degree in Social Work to students on the LRSC campus.

Always looking at ways to work together, the Social Work degree program seemed like a way to expand the program and reach more students.

“The new MOU reflects a long history of the working relationship between CCCC and LRSC. The need for social workers for the region is significant, and this brings a unique pathway for students,” said Dr. Cynthia Lindquist, president of CCCC.

The agreement, signed Thursday, defines the process which allows seamless transfer of credits, billing procedure, and financial aid.

“It creates a new educational opportunity for Lake Region State College students and great collaboration between a tribal college and an NDUS institution. We look forward to working with Cankdeska Cikana Community College to help meet the demand for this occupation,” said Dr. Doug Darling, president of LRSC.

Lake Region State College students choosing this Social Work degree program will apply for admission at CCCC and enroll as degree-seeking students. Students will complete a minimum of 22 credits at CCCC and approximately 38 credits at LRSC. Courses will be delivered from CCCC to LRSC utilizing distance education (IVN or online).

About CCCC
Cankdeska Cikana Community College builds a strong and viable Dakota community that enjoys physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It provides opportunities that lead to student independence and self-sufficiency through academic achievement and continuation of the Spirit Lake Dakota language and culture.

About LRSC
Lake Region State College is a student-centered, open-access, comprehensive community college within the North Dakota University System. It provides quality academic education, vocational/technical training, workforce training, educational outreach opportunities, and life-long learning.