Tribal Development - AAS

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.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3078
Total Credits Required
62-67
Catalog Year
2020-2021

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Program Contacts

Manuel Pino, American Indian Studies Program Director
Office: SBE-138
Phone: (480) 423-6221
manny.pino@scottsdalecc.edu

Ana Cuddington, American Indian Program Director
Office: ICC-203
Phone: (480) 423-6531
ana.cuddington@scottsdalecc.edu

Stefani Parks, Administrative Assistant
Office: SBE-133
Phone: (480) 423-6206
stefani.parks@scottsdalecc.edu

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  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.
  2. Identify major historical and contemporary Federal Government policies and explain their impact on American Indian Nations.
  3. Identify, describe and use the techniques and methodology to develop a proposal for Indian programs.
  4. Analyze the legal system of the Federal Government as it applies to American Indian Nations and examine its impact on Indian sovereignty.
  5. Describe the relationship between general management issues and specific applications to tribal government situations.
  6. Identify personal strengths, which enhance personal, social, vocational, and educational decisions.
  7. Apply basic arithmetic and mathematics to business problems, to include percentage, interest, discount, and markups.
  8. Identify and describe the fundamental characteristics and functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations and business risk and records.
  9. Identify and describe the responsibilities of supervisors in industry, business, and government.
  10. Identify the basic management principles and functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
  11. Identify and describe the concepts of labor-management relationships, including motivation, leadership, communication, and cultural differences that may cause conflict.
  12. Perform work-related duties in a responsible and professional manner.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2018.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIS/SOC105 Introduction to American Indian Studies Critical course Gateway course C 3
CPD103BE Native American Cultural Pride And Awareness 2
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIS/SOC141 Sovereign Indian Nations C, H, SB 3
AIS201 Tribal Management Seminar 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L or SB 3
AIS/SOC112 American Indian Policy 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
MAT14+ College Mathematics Or higer level math course in Mathematics area MA 5
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
AIS203 Fundamentals of Economic Development for Indigenous Nations 3
AIS113 Proposal Writing 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIS/SOC160 American Indian Law C, H 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4
MGT101 or
MGT175
Techniques of Supervision or Business Organization and Management 3
ACC111 or
MGT251 or
CIS105 or
GBS233 or
MGT296WB
Accounting Principles I or Human Relations in Business or Survey of Computer Information Systems or Business Communication or Cooperative Education Restricted Electives CS or L 2–3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MGT296WC Cooperative Education 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIS/SOC105 Introduction to American Indian Studies Critical course Gateway course C 3
CPD103BE Native American Cultural Pride And Awareness 2
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIS/SOC141 Sovereign Indian Nations C, H, SB 3
AIS201 Tribal Management Seminar 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
AIS/SOC160 American Indian Law C, H 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
AIS/SOC112 American Indian Policy 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT14+ College Mathematics Or higer level math course in Mathematics area MA 5
AIS203 Fundamentals of Economic Development for Indigenous Nations 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
AIS113 Proposal Writing 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L or SB 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
ACC111 or
MGT251 or
CIS105 or
GBS233 or
MGT296WB
Accounting Principles I or Human Relations in Business or Survey of Computer Information Systems or Business Communication or Cooperative Education Restricted Electives CS or L 2–3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4
MGT101 or
MGT175
Techniques of Supervision or Business Organization and Management 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MGT296WC Cooperative Education 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU or
GBS151
Humanities, Fine Arts & Design or Introduction to Business HU 3
Program Area Key
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Tribal Development (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=36870).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.