NDSCS Diesel Technology: Your One-Stop Shop!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Does your student find the mechanics of an engine fascinating, not frustrating, and find cars, trucks, farming equipment and tractors, bobcats, heavy equipment machinery and the like fascinating? Then they may just belong in the Diesel Technology program at NDSCS!

Students enrolled in the NDSCS Diesel Technology program get hands-on training on construction, agricultural and transportation equipment from industry leaders. Extensive training and practical experiences in servicing all types of engines, drive trains, and hydraulic and electric systems truly prepare students for a career in the high-tech and ever-growing diesel field.

To learn more about the Diesel Technology program visit ndscs.edu/diesel and check out the following career short:

NDSCS Mechatronics Technology Produces Super Technicians!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Did you know that NDSCS now offers a Mechatronics Technology program?

Mechatronics is the combination of several existing fields (electronics, networking, computers, mechanics and fluid power) used in manufacturing and production facilities worldwide.

Designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed in the fast-paced and emerging field of Mechatronics, the NDSCS Mechatronics Technology program trains students to be super technicians – preparing them to troubleshoot, repair, install and program a wide variety of automated manufacturing systems.

Students enrolled in the Mechatronics Technology program are also eligible for the NDSCS Stem Scholars Program – providing scholarships of up to $10,000!

If your family member is ready to become a part of the hype in a high-tech career field, they belong at NDSCS!

To learn more about the Mechatronics Technology program visit ndscs.edu/mechatronics and check out the following NDSCS career short:

Take the Tour at NDSCS!

By Sarah HoffbeckTake the Tour at NDSCS!

Is your student ready to experience the full collegiate experience close to home on a two-year campus that’s unlike any other in the upper Midwest?

Not only does NDSCS provide an affordable way to earn an education, we cater to our student’s needs and wants, offering almost everything you would find at a 4-year college. This is what sets NDSCS apart from the typical two-year college. Plus, we truly care about our students’ success—both in and out of the classroom.

Discover the Possibilities at NDSCS

  • Participate in a Campus Tour and check out our Residence Halls, Student Center, Academic Buildings and more!
  • Set-up a time to chat with specific departments and get the inside scoop on programs that interest your family member.
  • Visit with program staff about admission information.
  • Learn about partnerships and programs offered through industry partners.

So what are you waiting for? Check out our website today, request more information or schedule a visit to tour our Wahpeton campus or NDSCS-Fargo location. Questions? Contact the Enrollment Services office at 800-342-4325.

If your student is ready to get in, get out and make their success the Wildcat way, they belong at NDSCS!

Ottertail Alumni Meet & Greet is July 5!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Calling all NDSCS alumni! Mark your calendars for the Alumni/Foundation’s annual Alumni and Friends Brunch on Otter Tail Lake. This year’s Meet & Greet will be held on Saturday, July 5 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Guzzlers Bar & Grill (35776 County Highway 72, Battle Lake, MN).

Fuel up for the day and enjoy a breakfast buffet while catching up with old friends. The cost is $15 per person at the door.

For more information, questions or to register, please contact the Alumni/Foundation Office at 701-671-2946 or ndscs.alumni@ndscs.edu.

All alumni are welcome to attend. Whether you’ve just graduated from NDSCS, or are perhaps a bit wiser, we can’t wait to see you!

NDSCS Ottertail Meet & Greet

Wildcat Athletic Camps at NDSCS

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Are you trying to nail down a summer activity for your son or daughter to participate in? Why not enroll them in an NDSCS Wildcat Athletic Camp? Whether they’re into basketball or volleyball, there’s a camp for almost every age group. Ready, set, dribble and spike!

Openings are still available for the following camps:

Kiddy ‘Cat Basketball Camp

  • June 23-25, 2014
  • For boys and girls 4 years old through 5th grade
  • Camp Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday-Wednesday
  • Camp Cost: $50
  • Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 19

Boys’ Basketball Camp

  • July 6-10, 2014
  • For boys entering grades 6-10
  • Four camp plans, ranging from $120-$195
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 1

Kiddy ‘Cat Volleyball Camp

  • July 20-22, 2014
  • For girls entering grades 3-6
  • Camp Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday
  • Camp Cost: $50
  • Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 17

For more information or to register, go to www.ndscswildcats.com/athletics-camps.

Get Your Golf On at the NDSCS Wildcat Golf Open!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

The NDSCS Wildcat Golf Open will be celebrating its 27th year during an afternoon of fun and golf in support of NDSCS Wildcat Athletics on Thursday, June 12 at the Bois de Sioux Golf Course in Wahpeton, N.D. Both individual golfers and golf teams are invited to play in the golf open—register as a foursome, or as an individual!

The shotgun start is set to begin at 1 p.m. followed by a dinner with awards at 5:45 p.m.

Pick Your Division:

  • Master’s: 12 handicap or lower
  • Wildcat Division: 13 handicap and higher

Contests and Prizes:

  • Four hole-in-one opportunities (Holes 4, 8, 12 and 17)
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes per division
  • Longest Drive and Longest Putt prizes
  • Course prizes on every hole

Entry Fee, Including Dinner

  • Bois de Sioux Members: $80
  • Non-club Members: $90

Support the NDSCS Wildcat Athletics and get ready for an afternoon of fresh air and friendly competition. Click here to sign up today!

NDSCS Wildcat Golf Open

Enroll Today in the New Diesel Technology – Komatsu Program!

By Sarah Hoffbeck 

NDSCS partners with Komatsu and local Komatsu Dealerships

NDSCS along with Komatsu America Corp., General Equipment & Supplies, Inc. and Road Machinery & Supplies Co. have teamed up to offer a new program to the NDSCS Diesel Technology department: Diesel Technology – Komatsu.

The Diesel Technology – Komatsu program will provide students with hands-on training in one of the largest diesel technician facilities in the country located in Wahpeton, N.D. A combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory instruction and cooperative educational work experience at participating Komatsu dealerships, will provide students with extensive experience servicing Komatsu equipment.

The Diesel Technology – Komatsu program will be taught in the 65,500 square foot Bisek Hall in Wahpeton beginning August 2014.

Learn more today by visiting www.ndscs.edu/komatsu or calling Enrollment Services in Wahpeton at 1-800-342-4325.

Enroll today and reserve your spot in this brand new Diesel Technology program!

New NDSCS Diesel Technology - Komatsu Program

Congrats Class of 2014 NDSCS Graduates!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Last week’s NDSCS Commencement Ceremony took place on the Wahpeton campus in the Clair T. Blikre Activities Center. Just over 700 students from the Wahpeton campus, NDSCS-Fargo location and online graduated from 17 states and three international countries!

Students received A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degrees, Certificates and Diplomas in 33 areas of discipline.

We wish our graduates continued success as they prepare for the next step in their futures.

Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat!

Bring It On and Agawasie On!

By Sarah HoffbeckAgawasie Day at NDSCS

This year’s Agawasie Day will be held at NDSCS on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Get ready for a day on the Oval of fun, food, games, the infamous Burn Out and more!


Schedule of Events:

  • 12-3 p.m.                 Car Show & Voting
  • 12-4 p.m.                 Kettle Corn
  • 12-5 p.m.                 Photo Booth, Pedal Cars, Meltdown, Hamster Balls,                                                      Obstacle Course, Equalizer, Pony Hops, Bungee Run,                                                  Snow Cones & Cotton Candy
  • 12-6 p.m.                 DJ & Music
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m.       Grilled Hot Dogs & Brats/Soda & Water
  • 12:30-3:30 p.m.       Bean Bag Toss Tournament
  • 1-5 pm.                    Caricature Artists & Spin Art
  • 3:15 p.m.                  Car Show Award Presentation
  • 3:30-5 p.m.              Tug-O-War Competitions
  • 5 p.m.                       Burn Out Competition
  • 9 p.m.-midnight       Tripwire Street Dance, Mini Donuts, Soda & Water

See you on the Oval!

NDSCS Named a Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

NDSCS is one of 31 institutions named a Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs (PPWSA) 2014 by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

The “30+ Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” list was unveiled in the March 27, 2014 edition of Diverse magazine.

This national study, a collaborative project between ACPA and Diverse magazine, was commissioned to examine the administrative structures, commitment to diversity, and workplace or staffing practices of various divisions/departments of student affairs at participating ACPA member institutions.

The people of NDSCS – students, employees, alumni and friends – hold learning, integrity, flexibility and excellence in the highest regard. We strive for everyone to feel valued, supported and like they truly belong at NDSCS.

Let’s keep up the great work!