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Provide engineering/technical/management analysis and support to transportation managers ensuring the safe and efficient movement of people and commerce.


The DOT Support Center (DOTSC) provides intellectual capital to the North Dakota Department of Transportation and its partners to solve complex problems and address regional issues in the areas of engineering design, information technology, and asset management. The center advances workforce development and includes a student roadway design section supervised by on-site DOT design engineers along with an information technology section for support and application development. These sections provide real-life experience for engineering and information technology students so that upon graduation they bring valuable marketable experiences to employers.


DOTSC was established in November 2000 when North Dakota State University (NDSU), through Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI), established a partnership with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). This partnership was created to add value to transportation management in the state of North Dakota through:

  • Training students through real-world projects
  • Encouraging engineering students to enter the transportation engineering field
  • Providing a portal to the intellectual capital of NDSU
  • Contribute intellectual and technical knowledge of NDDOT staff to student development
  • Provide a resource for the development and research in specialty areas of transportation engineering and management
  • Interfacing potential information technology and engineering employees with Department of Transportation policies and practices prior to graduation
  • Providing technical training specific for transportation procedures and practices
NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050