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Programs offered at NICC


PROGRAMS OF STUDY

The following curricula at NICC are based upon the student's full-time enrollment each semester in order to complete all the requirments within five semesters of study.

Associate of Applied Science - Carpentry

The Associate of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in carpentry is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills needed for employment as a carpenter. Students will study residential and commercial construction. All phases will be explored and applied on a job site or in the lab. Related course work includes blueprint reading, math, construction, estimating construction costs, costs and materials, and small business operations. Graduates of the carpentry program may be employed in general carpentry work, commercial carpentry fields, or specialize in one area such as a finish carpenter. Specific program requirements leading to the Associate of Applied Science with an emphasis in carpentry include:

General Education Core: 34 credits
Program Requirements: 27 credits
CPT 100 Fundamentals of Carpentry 3 credits
CPT 102 Blueprint Reading 3 credits
CPT 106 Practical Carpentry I 3 credits
CPT 108 Framing and Exterior Finishing 3 credits
CPT 201 Construction Theory 3 credits
CPT 203 Practical Carpentry II 3 credits
CPT 209 Practical Carpentry III 3 credits
CPT 211 Interior Finishing 3 credits
BUS 215 Small Business OPerations 3 credits
Total credits required:

61 credits

Associate of Arts - Business Administration

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Business Administration is designed for those students who plan to continue their studies in a business-oriented area such as business administration, marketing, accounting, management, or finance and for those students seeking an entry level position in most business environments. This program offers a variety of business courses that permit the student to select a business major at the four-year college of their choice. Therefore, the student should work closely with their academic advisor and/or transfer counselor to select the courses which are appropriate and most beneficial.

* ENG 102 English Composition II is not required for this degree
BUS 205 Business Communication replaces ENG 102 for the General Education core requirement for this degree.

**A Fine Arts and Humanities elective is not required for this degree.
To meet the Fine Arts and Humanities core requirement for this degree, PHI 202 Ethics must be taken.

***ECO 201 Macroeconomics must be taken to meet three of the six required Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education core requirements.
NAS 213, 215, 216 or 220 are recommended for the remaining three credits.

Specific program requirements leading to an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Business Administration include:

General Education Core: 44 credits
Business Administration Concentration: 25 credits
BUS 101 Introduction to Business  3 credits
BUS 120 Accounting I 3 credits
BUS 121 Accounting II 3 credits
BUS 211 Principles of Management 3 credits
BUS 217 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BUS 270 Business Law I 3 credits
Bus 215 Small Business Operations 3 credits
MTH 215 Statistics 3 credits
Total credits: 67 credits

Note: BUS 205 Business Communication would replace ENG 102 English Composition II as a General Education Core for students obtaining an Associate of Arts in Business Administration.

Associate of Arts - Early Childhood Education

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education is designed to provide students with knowledge of pre-school age children. Courses leading to this emphasis are designed to prepare the student for work in childcare and various governmental agencies, while providing sufficient general education courses to promote transfer into a four-year degree program. Therefore, the student should work closely with their academic advisor and/or transfer counselor to select the courses which are appropriate and most beneficial.

HPR 231, Social & Behavioral Sciences requirements, and Fine Arts and Humanities elective are not required for this degree.

*ECE 1160 Early Language and Literacy is taken to meet the Fine Arts and Humanities core requirement. ECE1260 is substituted for the HPR 231 requirement. ECE 1110, ECE1120, and ECE 1230 fulfill the Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement.

General Education Core: 30 credits
Early Childhood Education Concentration: 39 credits
ECE 1050 Expressive Arts 3 credits
ECE 1060 Observation, Assessment, and Guidance 3 credits
ECE 1110 Infant/Toddler Development 3 credits
ECE 1120 Pre-school Child Development 2 credits
ECE 1160 Early Language and Literacy* 3 credits
ECE 1220 Pre-practica Seminar 1 credits
ECE 1230 School-Age Child Development 2 credits
ECE 1221 Infant/Toddler Practicum 2 credits
ECE 1240 Pre-school and School Age Practicum 2 credits
ECE 1260 Children's Health and Nutrition 3 credits
ECE 2050 Children with Exceptionalities 3 credits
ECE 2060 Early Childhood Education Curriculum Planning 3 credits
ECE 2070 Family and Community Relationships 3 credits
ECE 2500 Early Childhood Program Administration 3 credits
Total credits required:

69 credits

Associate of Arts - General Liberal Arts

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in General Liberal Arts is designed to provide students with a learning foundation in communications, the social and behavioral sciences, and humanities. While the A.A. degree in General Liberal Arts offers opportunities for personal enhancement and career enrichment, it is primarily designed to allow students to transfer their work to a four-year college. Courses leading to the A.A. degree are designed for students interested in fields such as law, political science, education, business, and social science. Therefore, students should work closely with their academic advisor and/or transfer counselor to select the courses, which are most appropriate and most beneficial.Specific program requirements leading to the Associate of Arts with an emphasis in General Liberal Arts include:

General Education Core: 42 credits
General Study Electives: 18 credits
Total credits required:

60 credits

Associate of Arts - Human Services

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Human Services is designed to provide students with knowledge and applications of the human services field. With a focus on applications in Native communities, this program prepares the student for work in various human services and counseling careers or further study toward a four-year degree. Three different tracks are offered within this degree. Students should work with their Faculty Advisor to choose the track that best suits their interests and career pursuits. PSY 110 General Psychology is required to be taken to fulfill 3 of the 6 Social and Behavioral Science Requirements.

General Education Core: 42 credits
Human Services Concentration: 21 credits
HSC 115 Introduction to Native American Human Services 3 credits
HSC 120 Introduction to Counseling Techniques 3 credits
HSC 130 Introduction to Native American Alcoholism 3 credits
HSC 210 Introduction to Group Counseling Skills 3 credits
HSC 250 Crisis Intervention 3 credits
HSC 260 Ethical & Legal Issus in Human Services Professions 3 credits
Track/Options 3-9 credits
Community Counseling (3 credits total)  
HSC 135 Intro to Community Counseling 3 credits
Family Counseling (3 credits total)  
HSC 230 Intro to Family Counseling 3 credits
Chemical Dependency Counseling (9 credits total)  
HSC 225 Alcohol/Drug Assessment, Case Planning & Management 3 credits
HSC 240 Medical and Psych Aspects of Alcohol/Drug Issues 3 credits
HSC 275 Clinical Treatment in Chemical Dependency 3 credits
Total credits required:

66-72 credits

Associate of Arts - Native American Studies

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Native American Studies is designed to provide students with a foundation in Native American issues and concerns. NAS majors select from one of two areas of concentration: History and Traditional Culture or Contemporary Tribal Leadership. Therefore, the student should work closely with their academic advisor and/or transfer counselor to select the courses which are appropriate and most beneficial. Specific program requirements include:

General Education Core: 42 credits
History and Traditional Culture Concentration: 24 credits
(select any 5 NAS courses from the list below)  
NAS 202 Santee Dakota Tribal History 3 credits
NAS 203 Ponca Tribal History 3 credits
NAS 204 Omaha Tribal History 3 credits
NAS 206 Oral History in Tribal Tradition 3 credits
NAS 222 Dakota Culture and Tradition 3 credits
NAS 244 Omaha Culture and Tradition 3 credits
NAS 245 Native American Literature 3 credits
NAS 290 Special Topics 3 credits
   
General Education Core: 42 credits
Contemporary Tribal Leadership: 24 credits
(select any 5 courses from the list below)  
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3 credits
BUS 120 Accounting I 3 credits
BUS 205 Business Communication 3 credits
BUS 211 Principles of Management 3 credits
NAS 210 Grant Writing in Tribal Development 3 credits
NAS 213 Tribal Government and Politics 3 credits
NAS 216 Federal Indian Law 3 credits
NAS 220 Tribal Management 3 credits
Total credits required:

66 credits

Associate of Science - General Science Studies

The Associate of Science degree has two emphases, one provides opportunities for personal enhancement and career enrichment, primarily designed to allow students to transfer their work to a four-year college. The second with an emphasis in Natural Resources this will provide students with general education, basic technical skills, and scientific knowledge to serve in paraprofessional positions in natural resource and environmental management positions. Students should work closely with their academic advisor and/or transfer counselor to select the courses which are most appropriate and most beneficial. Specific program requirements leading to the Associate of Science with an emphasis in General Science Studies include:

General Education Core: 40 credits
General Study Electives: 20 credits
Total credits required: 60 credits
   
General Education Core: 40 credits
Emphasis Environmental/Natural Resources: 25 credits
NAT 101 Introduction to Natural Resources 3 credits
NAT 102 Concepts in Ecology/Lab 4 credits
NAT 104 Introduction to Geology 4 credits
NAT 112 Forestry 3 credits
NAT 114 Range Management 3 credits
NAT 216 Soil and Water Resource Management 3 credits
NAT 218 Wildlife Management 3 credits
NAT 299 Special Topics/Internship 2 credits
Total credits required:

65 credits

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Certificates are designed to enable students to gain entry-level employment in specialized areas, qualify for occupational advancement, upgrade job skills, or for personal development. Each program is designed for a specific occupational field. Therefore, the semester credits required to obtain a certificate will vary with the particular program.

Certificate in Carpentry

Certificate Requirements: 27 credits
   
CPT 100 Fundamentals of Carpentry 3 credits
CPT 102 Blueprint Reading  3 credits 
CPT 106 Practical Carpentry I 3 credits
CPT 108 Framing & Exterior Finishing 3 credits
CPT 201 Construction Theory 3 credits
CPT 203 Practical Carpentry II 3 credits
CPT 209 Practical Carpentry III 3 credits
CA 104 or higher 3 credits
Total credits required:

27 credits

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Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. – Ancient Indian Proverb

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