Tribal Development

Tribal Development - AAS

Effective term: 
2012 Spring
Final term: 
Total credits required: 

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.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

AIS/SOC105Introduction to American Indian Studies 3
AIS/SOC112American Indian Policy 3
AIS113Proposal Writing 3
AIS/SOC160American Indian Law 3
AIS201Tribal Management Seminar 3
CPD103BENative American Cultural Pride and Awareness 2
GBS131Business Calculations 3
GBS151Introduction to Business 3
MGT101Techniques of Supervision (3) OR
MGT175Business Organization and Management (3) 3
MGT251Human Relations in Business 3
MGT296WCCooperative Education 3
Restricted Electives
ACC111Accounting Principles I 3
AIS203Fundamentals of Economic Development for Indigenous Nations 3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
GBS233Business Communication 3
MGT296WBCooperative Education 2
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 22-27
General Education CoreCredits 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) 6
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
COM225Public Speaking 3
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment
MathematicsCredits 3-5
Any approved General Education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
AIS/SOC141Sovereign Indian Nations 3
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course in Natural Sciences area.
  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)