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Health & Wellness

Nursing classroom

Department Chair | Robert Benson| 701.774.4291

The Health & Wellness Department at Williston State College is responsible for preparing quality professionals in the health and medical field areas. Classroom lecture, field, and clinical experiences contribute to the professional preparation of our students. Students interested in careers in the health and wellness area may benefit from an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. 


The Associate in Applied Science Degree combines career-technical courses with general education courses. In the career-technical specialty field, the degree prepares students for jobs. The general education area provides broader education than would be available in a certificate program with at least 15 credit hours of general education required, but typically does not meet the 36 credit hour General Education Transfer Agreement (403.7) requirements. The AAS requires a minimum of 62 semester credit hours and may designate a specific field of study. 


A certificate program represents completion of a one-year curriculum in a prescribed career-technical program. 


A Certificate of Completion is awarded for the completion of a non-credit or credit-based course of study requiring 15 credits or less. Requirements vary depending on desired outcomes. 

Programs Offered Minutes
Massage Therapy (AAS)  September 23, 2013  
Massage Therapy (PC)  January 23, 2014 
Nursing (AAS) Dakota Nursing Program  April 24, 2014 
Nursing (CP) Dakota Nursing Program  July 11, 2014 
  August 20, 2014 
  October 20, 2014 
  October 20, 2014