The five westernmost NDUS colleges and universities offer a one-stop shop for exploring energy-related programs or hundreds of other exciting offerings.

You can start with a single class or you can get started on a path toward a certificate program, a 2-year degree, or a 4-year degree.

While these institutions are likely within an hour’s drive of your well head or shop, many courses are offered online or at a distance. In fact, nearly 70% of all students at the five BakkenU institutions took at least one online or distance ed course last year.

Through our investment in technology, BakkenU students are now able to attend classes from wherever they are and choose course schedules that work for their busy lives, expanding access to North Dakota public higher education farther than ever before. Whether you’re looking for a certificate program or earning your doctorate, NDUS institutions have the programs and high-quality education that will give you the edge you need to succeed.

Bismarck State College

Online Programs

  • Administrative Assistant – General
  • Business Administration
  • Cybersecurity & Computer Networks
  • Criminal Justice
  • Electronics Technology Certificate
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Human Services/Eligibility Worker
  • Information Processing Specialist
  • Management
  • Web Page Development & Design
  • Electric Power Technology
  • Electrical Transmission Systems Technology
  • Nuclear Power Technology
  • Petroleum Production Technology
  • Power Plant Technology
  • Process Plant Technology
  • Energy Services & Renewable Technician
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Management
  • Instrumentation & Control Technology
  • Water & Wastewater Technology – Certificate Only

The energy programs offer block style classes beginning every 3-16 weeks and include:

  • State-of-the-art technology and equipment
  • Interactive media and hands-on lab exercises
  • Simulations, animations and discussions

Customized Non-Credit Training – TrainND Southwest

  • CNA Certified Nursing Assistant – Live and hybrid
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional – Online
  • Network +/Security + – Online
  • Welding Training and Certification – Live
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM SCP Certification – Live/ITV
  • Microsoft Office computer classes – Live/Online
  • CPR/First Aid/AED – Live

For More Information
BSC Admissions
Call 701.224.5424

Dakota College at Bottineau

Online Programs

  • Accounting Technology
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Associate of Arts (Liberal Arts)
  • Associate of Science (Liberal Arts)
  • Bookkeeping
  • Caregiver Services
  • Child Development Associate
  • College Studies
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding
  • Paraprofessional Educator
  • Photography
  • Reception Services
  • Recreation Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Urban Forest Management

Non-Credit Training

  • Ed2Go – A wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of the courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.

For More Information
DCB Admissions
Call 1.800.542.6866

Dickinson State University

Online Programs

  • Teaching – Master of Arts
  • Business Administration – Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Finance – Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Human Resource Management – Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Accounting: Corporate Track – Bachelor of Science Degrees
  • Accounting: Professional Track – Bachelor of Science Degrees
  • Nursing – Bachelor of Science Degrees
  • Applied Science – Bachelor Degree
  • University Studies – Bachelor Degree
  • Agriculture Sales/Service Equine Management – Associate of Science Degrees
  • Agriculture Sales/Service Equine Training – Associate of Science Degrees
  • Associate in Arts – Associate of Arts Degree
  • Human Resource Management – Certificate

Customized Training

  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) (training and technical assistance)
  • West River Teacher Center (WRTC) (continuing education/professional development)

For More Information
DSU Admissions
Call 701.483.2175

Minot State University

Online Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in International Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: completion program
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business Information

Graduate Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Special Education
  • Master of Science in Sports Management

For More Information
MSU Admissions
Call 701.858.3350

Williston State College

Online/Hybrid Programs

  • Associate of Applied Science/Certificate in Petroleum Technology/Automation
  • Associate of Applied Science/Certificate in Information Technology

CTE Short-Term Training

  • Essentials of Personal & Network Security
  • Introduction to Programmable Logic

Customized Non-credit Training – TrainND Northwest

  • CNA Certified Nursing Assistant – Live/Hybrid
  • Microsoft Office computer classes – Live/Online
  • CPR/First Aid/AED – Live
  • OSHA 10 hour and 30 Hour Safety Training – Live
  • H2S Safety Training – Live
  • 10 Day Novice Crane Training – Live
  • CDL Training – Live
  • NORM/TENORM 40 Hour RSO Training – Live
  • OSHA Numbered Courses – Live
  • Confined Space Entrant/Attendant/Supervisor/Rescue -Live
  • Defensive Driving with Commentary (WSI approved for Employer discount) – Live
  • NCCCO Rigger Certification – Live
  • Certified Crane Operator Preparation Course with Practical Exam/Certification – Live/Online
  • Supervisory/Leadership Training – Live/Online
  • Certificates in Project Management/Data Analysis/Social Media for Business/Account & Finance – Online
  • Certificate in Safety & Health – Live/Online

For More Information
WSC Admissions
Call 701.774.4563 or 701.713.3783