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AAS - Tribal Development

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Tribal Development program is designed to prepare individuals to assume positions of management and leadership within tribal communities. The college, in recognition of its special relationship to the Indian community, offers this innovative program in Tribal Development. The program requirements include courses unique to tribal development in addition to courses which provide a broad preparation in management and supervision. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Tribal Development is also offered.
Major Code: 3078
Award: AAS
First Term: 4122
Total Credits: 62-67
Last Updated: Feb 5th, 2013
Required Courses: 32
AIS/SOC105 Introduction to American Indian Studies 3
AIS/SOC112 American Indian Policy 3
AIS113 Proposal Writing 3
AIS/SOC160 American Indian Law 3
AIS201 Tribal Management Seminar 3
CPD103BE Native American Cultural Pride and Awareness 2
GBS131 Business Calculations 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
MGT101 Techniques of Supervision (3) OR
MGT175 Business Organization and Management (3) 3
MGT251 Human Relations in Business 3
MGT296WC Cooperative Education 3
Restricted Electives: 8 Credits
ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
AIS/MGT203 Fundamentals of Economic Development for Indigenous Nations 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
GBS233 Business Communication 3
MGT296WB Cooperative Education 2
Free Electives: None
General Education: 22-27 Credits
General Education Core: 12-17 Credits
First-Year Composition: 6 Credits
ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) AND
ENG102 First-Year Composition (3) 6
Critical Reading: 0-3 Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment
Oral Communication: 3 Credits
COM225 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics: 3-5 Credits
Any approved General Education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education Distributed: 10 Credits
Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 Credits
Any approved General Education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 Credits
AIS/SOC141 Sovereign Indian Nations 3
Natural Sciences: 4 Credits
Any approved general education course in Natural Sciences area.
Program Competencies:
  1. Describe the political, economic and social structures of American Indian nations and trace the impact of European contact and Western social systems on tribal nations. (AIS105)
  2. Identify major historical and contemporary Federal Government policies and explain their impact on American Indian Nations. (AIS/SOC112)
  3. Identify, describe and use the techniques and methodology to develop a proposal for Indian programs. (AIS113)
  4. Analyze the legal system of the Federal Government as it applies to American Indian Nations and examine its impact on Indian sovereignty. (AIS/SOC160)
  5. Describe the relationship between general management issues and specific applications to tribal government situations. (AIS201)
  6. Identify personal strengths, which enhance personal, social, vocational, and educational decisions. (CPD103BE)
  7. Apply basic arithmetic and mathematics to business problems, to include percentage, interest, discount, and markups. (GBS131)
  8. Identify and describe the fundamental characteristics and functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations and business risk and records. (GBS151)
  9. Identify and describe the responsibilities of supervisors in industry, business, and government. (MGT101) OR
  10. Identify the basic management principles and functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. (MGT175)
  11. Identify and describe the concepts of labor-management relationships, including motivation, leadership, communication, and cultural differences that may cause conflict. (MGT251)
  12. Perform work-related duties in a responsible and professional manner. (MGT296WC)