The Education Department of the Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehab Center commits to provide the qualified residents incarcerated at the facility an opportunity to develop personal knowledge and positive attitudes necessary for a successful transition into society’s educational and/or employment communities. Providing a positive atmosphere conducive to learning and self-empowerment with an opportunity to obtain educational and vocational skills allows for this successful transition.

Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehab Center strives to provide educational and vocational programs that are consistent with the needs of the female resident population. Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehab Center offers programs that provide every resident the privilege and opportunity to become self-sufficient. The facility believes that education is a lifelong process and is recognized as an important factor in the rehabilitation process. The facility offers a number of different educational programs that are available to assist the resident with personal and career development. The education department currently offers these classes to all residents incarcerated at DWCRC.

The program’s basic purpose is to assist residents in preparing for the General Equivalency Diploma test.

The program is designed to help develop educational skills needed to succeed in society.

Provides instruction on computer skills and computer programs.

Provides residents the opportunity to work on basic keyboarding skills.

Provides residents with information on raising children and healthy parenting styles.

Career Readiness
Prepares residents for the transition back into their communities and the workforce.

Provides vocational training in the field of welding.

Independent Study Programs
Allows for college correspondence or independent study programs, at the resident's cost.

College Classes
The facility offers college credit classes through Dickinson State University, at the resident's cost.

Work/Education Release
Allows qualified residents to attain jobs in the community.

Read Right
The program purpose is to increase skills in reading comprehension, critical thinking and problem solving.

SWMCCC stands for caring, dignity, and respect of the individual; quality service; open communications; and teamwork.