2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2021  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Extended Programs

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Summer Term


Mary Kay Helling
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Box 2201, Brookings, SD 57007-2098
e-mail: mary.helling@sdstate.edu

SDSU offers a wide range of courses and degree programs during the summer months as well as numerous special workshops, short courses, distance education classes, evening offerings, and non-credit programs. Summer programming is offered May through August and is characterized by innovation and responsiveness to your needs. Classes are comfortably sized and time is available for individual attention from the faculty member. Participants need not be regularly matriculated at SDSU but may be admitted as special students through completion of one short form.

The schedule of offerings is located on the Records and Registration website, http://courseinfo.sdstate.edu/schedule/. For further information contact the Academic Affairs Office, SAD 230, 605-688-4173.

University Center-Sioux Falls


(South Dakota Public Universities and Research Center)

Gail Dobbs Tidemann, Dean
Office of Continuing and Extended Education

Box 506, Brookings, SD 57007-2098
e-mail: gail.tidemann@sdstate.edu

South Dakota State University, through University Center in Sioux Falls, provides college coursework and degree programs in Sioux Falls. University Center is designed to serve the needs of non-traditional students in the Sioux Falls area. Most courses taught through University Center are taught after 4:00 p.m. The course content, number and contact hours are the same as the identical course taught on campus in the regular day program. However, a typical three-credit course will meet for three hours one night per week rather than one hour three days per week. Coursework is offered during the fall, spring, and summer terms. The start and end of term for summer at University Center is different from the dates of summer term on campus.

The majors offered in Sioux Falls include Bachelor of Applied Technical Science, Construction Management, Consumer Affairs, Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Studies, Geographic Information Sciences, Graphic Design, Health Promotion, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Nursing and Psychology, at the undergraduate level. Pre-engineering courses are also available in Sioux Falls. Master’s degrees are offered in Industrial Management, Education, and Nursing. In addition, approximately one-half of the credits required for the Master’s degree in Counseling may be taken in Sioux Falls.

Students in all majors may complete their general education core in Sioux Falls at University Center.

Outreach Programs


Gail Dobbs Tidemann, Dean
Office of Continuing and Extended Education

Box 506, Brookings, SD 57007-2098
e-mail: gail.tidemann@sdstate.edu

South Dakota State University has a long tradition of, and responsibility for, delivering a variety of outreach efforts to locations across the state, region, and world. These include educational services to University Center in Sioux Falls, the West River Graduate Center in Rapid City, the Capital University Center in Pierre (CUC), Nursing Upward Mobility, and numerous other distance education classes, workshops, and services.

The Office of Continuing and Extended Education provides coordination and support for off-campus educational programs and serves as a conduit for the University’s service mission to citizens of South Dakota, the region and world. Outreach Programs are designed to deliver both state- and self-support education through on-site or distance education credit courses, non-credit conferences, short courses, and workshops.

Credit Programs. Academic standards and policies governing off-campus and technology communicated courses are identical to the on-campus instructional program. Hence, credit course offerings, instruction and academic standards are the responsibilities of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Deans of the colleges, and department heads. There are outreach locations throughout South Dakota where credit courses are presented each semester and many courses are available by distance education. Additional locations are added as need and enrollment indicates.

Capital University Center in Pierre was established by the people of Central South Dakota in 1982 to provide opportunities in higher education for the people of the region. In 1983, CUC and South Dakota State University entered into an agreement to enhance educational opportunities for residents of Central South Dakota through the offering of courses designed to transfer to degree-granting institutions of higher education. In 2003, CUC was fully merged into the SD Board of Regents System. SDSU offers at CUC the Associate of Arts degree in General Studies, the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Master of Science degree in Industrial Management, as well as a variety of general education courses and non-credit programs.

The West River Graduate Center in Rapid City provides graduate level opportunities through the College of Education and Counseling. The College offers Master of Education and Master of Science programs in Education and Counseling in Rapid City. These programs serve the military personnel, teachers, administrators, and counselors in Western South Dakota. SDSU coordinates its West River activities with other Regental universities serving the area.

The Nursing RN Upward Mobility Program deepens, enhances, and enriches the knowledge and capabilities of already licensed registered nurses across the state and region. This program is designed to enable the registered nurse to provide more comprehensive nursing care, assist in the prevention of disease, promote health care practices, and expand the knowledge and skills necessary for leadership roles in nursing.

The Nursing Upward Mobility program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree is offered for registered nurses desiring to upgrade their associate degrees or diplomas. The program is offered on line via Internet and is available anywhere in the state. Clinical Practicums are performed in the student’s community. The Master of Science in Nursing is also offered to various off-campus sites and on-line as needed and as programming allows. Please contact the Dean of Nursing at 888-216- 9806 for information on nursing programs, or visit our website at http://www3.sdstate.edu/Academics/CollegeOfNursing/.

Distance Education. South Dakota State University offers undergraduate and graduate courses using various distance education technologies. Utilizing the DDN (Digital Dakota Network), two-way audio and video classes allow students to actively participate in classroom activities while attending at a location more convenient to the student. South Dakota State University also offers Internet-based courses for students wishing a more flexible schedule. The Internet courses are similar to on campus courses, and students receive the same credit for completing an Internet course as they would for an on campus course. The Electronic University Consortium (EUC) of South Dakota is a single point of contact for information and access to distance education and training available from the six South Dakota public universities. Based upon more than 80 years of effective off-campus education, South Dakota State University is committed to serving:

  • Working adults
  • Part-time students
  • Time- and place-bound individuals
  • K-12 students, teachers and administrators
  • Employees seeking career development skills
  • Government and military personnel
  • Persons with disabilities

For more information concerning distance education call the Coordinator of Distance Education toll free at 866-827-3198, or go to the Distance Education Website at http://distance.sdstate.edu/.