Helpful Resources for Choosing a College and/or Career Path
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Roads to Success – This is a self-paced, online guided education and career planning tool
RU Ready ND – North Dakota Education & Career Planning guide
ND Choose – Comprehensive North Dakota college planning site
My Next Move for Vets - Short video clips highlighting the different types of work done in various careers, the military specialties that are similar, and what kind of college degree, training, experience, skills and personality traits would be helpful for working in that field. Includes a section showing salary ranges and the job opportunity outlook in your state of choice, and even links to some current job listings if you're ready to apply.
College Options Foundation Total College Success Program – Free for military veterans and their dependents; all-inclusive college planning guide
NDSU – NDSCS Pathway Program - A collaborative program in which students take academic readiness courses at NDSCS designed to prepare them for the more rigorous course work required to earn a degree from NDSU.
EMS Education/Paramedic (EMT) Technology Program – North Dakota State College of Science, in partnership with Sanford Health and F-M Ambulance, offers Certificate and Associate’s Degree programs in Paramedic (EMT) Technology.
NDSCS Pharmacy Technician Program – Prepares students for careers performing and managing the technical distributive functions in community, hospital, and home health care pharmacies, research institutions, manufacturers, and other industrial settings. Pharmacy techs assist the pharmacist in several settings, and opportunities within the field are steadily increasing. All the courses required for this associate's degree are available online through North Dakota State College of Science, and can be completed from anywhere. NDSCS notes 100-percent job placement since program inception in 1994.
Lynnes Welding Training – Prepares you for multiple career path opportunities in the welding industry in a short amount of time through a combination of hands-on welding experience and classroom theory. Locations in Fargo and Bismarck. Check out their “Military Members and Veterans” page for information regarding GI Bill and Tuition Assistance acceptance.
ThinkBig Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology Program – This partnership between Caterpillar Inc., Butler Machinery Company, NDSCS-Wahpeton and Lake Area Technical Institute (Watertown, SD) produces entry level service technicians for Caterpillar dealerships through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory instruction, and paid internship with Butler Machinery. Graduates earn an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS), and employment may be offered.
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) – Transform your love of computers and technology into your next career! Microsoft provides transitioning service members and veterans of the U.S. military the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to meet the Information Technology industry’s high demand for IT experts. Upon successful completion of the program, participants gain an interview for a full-time job at Microsoft or one of their participating partners. In-residence attendance required at one of several locations around the country.