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ASPIRE: Action and Support to Promote Inclusive Readiness Experiences

ASPIRE: Action and Support to Promote Inclusive Readiness Experiences
Dakota College, Bottineau, North Dakota
ASPIRE: Action and Support to Promote Inclusive Readiness Experiences
105 Simrall Boulevard
Bottineau, ND, ND 58318
Program Contact Hattie Albertson
Program Contact Email
Phone 701-228-5454
Website Program Website
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ASPIRE at DCB is an inclusive college program for students with intellectual disabilities. Students take inclusive coursework to earn meaningful credentials, complete community employment and internships, and learn important independent living and social skills while engaging in campus and residence life. The goal of ASPIRE at DCB is to prepare students to live increasingly independent lives and pursue meaningful careers in their communities.

Program information submitted: October 29, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 1
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: ongoing
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-25
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 100.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $2986.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $4174.00
Room and board: $7895.00
Program fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

None at this time

Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

There is a program of study for the college to career certificate; however students can take any course that fits their interest.

Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: ASPIRE to Employment Certificate
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes