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identifying additional academic requirements

for completing an AAS Degree.

The goals of the program are to:

Provide an opportunity for military,

business, and industry to implement an

organized educational program

Make the resources of the college more

readily available to military and industry

Allow a rapid mastery of competencies

required for changing technology

Prepare the under employed for

advancement and career development

Provide an opportunity to combine

technical skills with organized


This program offers the opportunity to

combine skills with course work from the

instructional divisions of the college into

one program designed to enhance and

upgrade performance. Involvement in the

program is cooperatively developed by the

participant, the college, and the employer

(as appropriate).

Sixty-four credits including 20 in general

education and 44 hours of course work

in the technical area is required for the

degree. The technical course work can

be a combination of college/technical

school transfer, evaluation of military

training, industry training, documented life

experience, and or college course work.

Welding and Basic


Hosted by the Grand Forks Air Force

Base, this program is open to all military

personnel, families, and interested area

residents. All welding courses are offered

five times a year for eight weeks.

The program is designed to train students

to become proficient in all common welding

processes. Upon successful completion

of the required 39 credits of curriculum

with a 2.0 average, students will receive a

Certificate in Welding and Basic Machining.


WELD 100


WELD 101


WELD 102


WELD 103


WELD 104


WELD 105


WELD 106


WELD 108


ENGL 110, 105 or 125


PSYC 111 or PSYC 100


MATH Elective


WELD Electives


Wind Energy Technician

The Wind Energy Technician Program at

Lake Region State College is the first in

the state. Rapid growth in the wind energy

industry has sparked a burgeoning need

for technicians. Lake Region State College

anticipated the emergence of this workforce

need and has worked closely with industry

representatives to design a curriculum that

will prepare students for careers in the wind

energy industry.

Graduates will have a strong background

in the operation and maintenance of wind

turbines. They will possess appropriate

safety training; problem-solving skills;

effective oral and written communication

skills; and proper record-keeping techniques.

Students will have the option of completing

a one-year Certificate and then entering the

workforce, or continuing for a second year,

earning the Associate in Applied Science and

qualifying for higher levels of responsibility

on the job.