Tribal Development - CCL

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) 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. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Tribal Development is also offered.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
If the student obtains equivalency by assessment for CRE101, then the student will be required to take COM225 Public Speaking (3) to satisfy 29-credit Certificate Requirement.

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Program Contacts

Manuel Pino, American Indian Studies Program Director
Office: SBE-138
Phone: (480) 423-6221

Ana Cuddington, American Indian Program Director
Office: ICC-203
Phone: (480) 423-6531

Stefani Parks, Administrative Assistant
Office: SBE-133
Phone: (480) 423-6206

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
AIS/SOC105Introduction to American Indian Studies3
AIS/SOC112American Indian Policy3
AIS113Proposal Writing3
AIS/SOC141Sovereign Indian Nations3
AIS/SOC160American Indian Law3
AIS201Tribal Management Seminar3
CPD103BENative American Cultural Pride and Awareness2
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking3
ENG101First-Year Composition3
GBS131Business Calculations3
  • 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)
  • Identify major historical and contemporary Federal Government policies and explain their impact on American Indian Nations. (AIS/SOC112)
  • Identify, describe and use the techniques and methodology to develop a proposal for Indian programs. (AIS113)
  • Describe the impact of sovereign status on the cultures of American Indian Nations. (AIS/SOC141)
  • Identify and describe significant current issues and contemporary social problems of American Indian Nations. (AIS/SOC141)
  • Analyze the legal system of the Federal Government as it applies to American Indian Nations and examine its impact on Indian sovereignty. (AIS/SOC160)
  • Describe the relationship between general management issues and specific applications to tribal government situations. (AIS201)
  • Identify personal strengths, which enhance personal, social, vocational, and educational decisions. (CPD103BE)
  • Apply critical thinking skills to a variety of reading materials. (CRE101)
  • Identify and apply standard English writing skills. (ENG101)
  • Apply basic arithmetic and mathematics to business problems, to include percentage, interest, discount, and markups. (GBS131)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list 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.