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IVN uses video conferencing technology

to combine multiple locations into a single

classroom environment. Of all distance

education technologies, this technology

most closely replicates traditional classroom

instruction. In 2001, the ND Legislature

approved legislation to provide video

conferencing capabilities in all high

schools in North Dakota. Therefore, the

IVN Network has expanded to include

these entities. The new network is called


Grand Forks Air Force Base -


Region State College has a site at the Grand

Forks Air Force Base, which offers courses

and programs at Grand Forks Air Force Base,

Fargo Air National Guard, Cavalier Air Force

Station and Thule Air Force Base. Students

must meet the same standards and program

requirements as on-campus students. The

Lake Region State College Base Coordinator

can be reached at (701) 594-8192 or 1-888-


The American Association of Community

Colleges identifies Lake Region State College

as a Service Member’s Opportunity College

(SOC) providing educational assistance to

active duty servicemen. A SOC institution

offers the following benefits for service


Use of admissions procedures that

insure access to higher education for

academically qualified military personnel

Evaluation of learning gained through

military experiences and academic

credit awarded where applicable to the

service member’s program of study

Evaluation of non-traditional learning

and awarding of academic credit for

such learning where applicable to the

service member’s program of study

Institutional transfer of credits and

acceptance of such credits whenever

they are appropriate to the service

member’s program and are consistent

with the college’s curriculum

are based on individual learning objectives

and the number of hours worked per

semester. A minimum of 90 hours at a work

site is required to earn one credit.

Laboratories and Shops -

The Bergstrom

Technical Center houses the following

labs: American Sign Language, Automotive

Technology, Electronics/Simulation, Nursing,

Peace Officer Training and Wind Energy.

There are also well-equipped laboratories for

the following: physics, chemistry, biology,

computer technology and visual arts.

Outreach Services

Baccalaureate Degree Programs -

Through a collaborative program with

Mayville State University, baccalaureate

degrees in Business Administration,

Elementary Education, Early Childhood and

University Studies may be completed on

the Lake Region State College campus via

various delivery methods.

Early Entry -

North Dakota House Bill

number 1273 allows high school students

who have obtained sophomore, junior and

senior status to receive high school credit

for the college courses they complete.

Generally, a student who enrolls in a college

course will earn three college credits and

one-half high school unit for successfully

completing the course. These courses

may be offered on campus, off campus

or online. The dual credit program is

coordinated through the Center for Distance

Education and Outreach Services. LRSC

requires at least a 3.5 high school GPA for

sophomores and 3.0 high school GPA for

juniors and seniors for enrollment in dual

credit courses. Students must also meet

the Student Placement into College Courses


Extended-Degree Programs -

The college became involved with the

Interactive Video Network (IVN) in 1990.

Since that time, the college has established

four fully-dedicated video conference