American Indian Studies at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) offers an Associate in Transfer Partnership Degree (ATP) which requires a minimum of 60 semester credits for the program of study. The Maricopa Community College District Associate in Transfer Partnership Degree is designed to meet the needs of Maricopa Community College students transferring to public and private colleges and universities. The degree in American Indian Studies is developed specifically for students who have identified American Indian Studies as a major and have selected Arizona State University as the baccalaureate degree-granting institution to which they intend to transfer.
American Indian Studies at SCC is an interdisciplinary opportunity to develop a wider scope of understanding of American Indians, their traditions, struggles, and aspirations for sovereignty and self-determination. Coursework offers students an opportunity to fulfill general education requirements consistent with the ATP degree and a series of classes concentrating on historic relations with non-Indian societies, the development of federal Indian law, tribal governments, treaty rights, environmental issues, public policy, economic development, and contemporary social problems.