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financial literacy; facilitates the transfer
process; offers instruction in study skills and
cultural enrichment; and provides counseling
in career exploration. TRiO staff assists each
student in developing an Academic Success
Plan, a set of services tailored to meet each
student’s needs each semester. TRiO-SSS
provides a place for students to study in
private or in small groups, to use computers,
or to meet with their program coordinators
and tutors in a peaceful, welcoming
environment.
Test Center
- The Test Center provides
testing for CLEP, GED, Peace Officer
Training entrance and psychological
testing, nursing exams and special
testing for individual college faculty.
The test center is an approved Pearson
VUE Testing Center able to provide
tests for a variety of clients, such as
Microsoft, Adobe, Novell and Cisco.
See the Pearson VUE website for more
information.
Cooperative Education -
Cooperative
Education enables students to integrate their
course work with practical, related work
experience. Cooperative Education credits
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,
The Royal Java Coffee Bar serves favorite
coffee and specialty drinks.
The refund policy for return of books is the
same as tuition refund policy deadlines as
set by the institution. Returned merchandise
must be accompanied by the original receipt
and returned in original condition.
Book buyback (books are purchased from
students) occurs late in the fall and spring
semester, Tuesday through Thursday of final
test week from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the
Student Union.
Power Skills Center -
The Power Skills
Center provides opportunities for academic
development, assists students with basic
college requirements, and serves to motivate
students toward the successful completion
of their post-secondary education.
Services include training in study skills,
individual and small group tutoring, career
exploration, financial literacy and financial
aid support, academic advising, and
remediation planning.
Students who are not enrolled in TRiO/
Student Support Services are eligible for
services through the Power Skills Center.
TRiO Student Support Services -
TRiO-SSS is a federally-funded TRiO grant
program designed to help eligible students
succeed in earning their college degrees.
Eligible students are those who are low
income (as defined by the Health and
Human Services poverty guidelines), are
first-generation college students (neither
parent has earned a bachelor’s degree),
or have a disability (a physical or mental
impairment that substantially limits
their ability to participate in educational
experiences or opportunities).
The TRiO staff assists students with basic
skills in math, writing and English; provides
tutoring, academic advising, help with
financial aid applications and training in
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