Dakota state university to offer dual-credit courses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Sioux Falls School District and Dakota State University are entering into a new computer and cyber sciences partnership.

They held a joint news conference at the CTE Academy in Sioux Falls to reveal details about the program. Students will be able to take dual-credit courses through DSU that will allow them to jointly earn high school and college credit. Sioux Falls School Superintendent Brain Maher said the classes offered will give students a head start on their freshman year at an affordable rate.

"Going into college with previous experience on computers and cybersecurity, if you're interested in doing that, and even if you're not, having the college credit and the experience can help you out a ton," said Jacob Mauss, who will attend DSU.

The partnership offers three courses, in the areas of cybersecurity, computer hardware, and network technologies. The program will begin in the fall of 2019.