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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: 35 credits
Program Requirements: 27 credits
CNST 1010 Fundamentals of Carpentry 3 credits
CNST 1020 Construction Theory 3 credits
CNST 1030 Blueprint Reading 3 credits
CNST 1040 Practical Carpentry I 3 credits
CNST 1050 Framing and Exterior Finishing 3 credits
CNST 1070 Practical Carpentry II 3 credits
CNST 1080 Practical Carpentry III 3 credits
CNST 1090 Interior Finishing 3 credits
MATH 1060 Construction Math 3 credits

ENTR 1050 Marketing for the Entrepreneur

or BSAD 2150 Small Business Operations

3 credits
Total credits required:

62 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.


* ENGL 1020 English Composition II is not required for this degree. BSAD 2050 Business Communication replaces ENGL 1020 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, BSAD 2310 Ethics must be taken.
***ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics must be taken to meet three of the six required Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education core requirements.


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

General Education Core: 42 credits
Business Administration Concentration: 18 credits
BSAD 1050 Introduction to Business 3 credits
BSAD 1200 Principles of Accounting I 3 credits
BSAD 2520 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BSAD 2540 Principles of Management 3 credits
BSAD 2700 Business Law I 3 credits
MATH 2170 Applied Statistics 3 credits
Total credits: 60 credits

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

General Education Core: 42 credits
Business Administration Concentration: 18 credits
ENTR 1050 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 credits
ENTR 1210 Accounting with QuickBooks 3 credits
BSAD 2700 Business Law I (Pre. ENTR 1050) 3 credits
ENTR 2050 Marketing for the Entrepreneur 3 credits
ENTR 2070 Entrepreneurship Financial Topics 3 credits
ENTR 2090 Entrepreneurship Business Plan 3 credits
Total credits: 60 credits

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 (including an emphasis on increasing knowledge of Native American 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. Students will work closely with their academic advisor to select the courses that are most appropriate and beneficial. Social & Behavioral Sciences requirements and Fine Arts & Humanities electives are met through the following ECED courses. *ECED 1160 Early Language and Literacy is taken to meet the Fine Arts & Humanities core requirement and ECED 1110, 1120, and 1230 to fulfill the Social & Behavioral Sciences requirements.

General Education Core: 33 credits
Early Childhood Education Concentration: 30 credits
ECED 1050 Expressive Arts 3 credits
ECED 1060 Observation, Assessment, and Guidance 3 credits
ECED 1110 Infant/Toddler Development 3 credits
ECED 1120 Pre-school Child Development 2 credits
ECED 1150 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 credits
ECED 1160 Early Language and Literacy* 3 credits
ECED 1220 Pre-practica Seminar 1 credits
ECED 1230 School-Age Child Development 2 credits
ECED 2060 Early Childhood Education Curriculum Planning 3 credits
ECED 2070 Family and Community Relationships 3 credits
ECED 1520 Pre-School Practicum (ECE 1120 and 1220) 1 credits
ECED 1521 Infant practicum (ECE 1110 and 1220) 1 credits
ECED 1522 Toddler Practicum (CEC 1110 1220) 1 credits
ECED 1545 School Age Practicum (ECE 1120, 1220) 1 credits
Total credits required:

63 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 application of the human services field. With a focus on application 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: Community Counseling, Alcohol & Drug 2+2, and Alcohol & Drug Counseling LADC. Students should work with their Faculty Advisor to choose the track that best suits their interests and career pursuits. PSYC 1810 and SOCI 1010 are required to be taken to fulfill all Social and Behavioral Science Requirements.

All individuals wishing to be Alcohol and Drug Counselors should consult the HHS Web site

(http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_crlindex.aspx) for licensure information on the Alcohol & Drug LADC track.

General Education Core: 42 credits
Human Services Concentration: 15 credits
HMSV 1010 Introduction to Native American Human Services 3 credits
HMSV 1200 Introduction to Counseling Techniques 3 credits
HMSV 2600 Ethical & Legal Issues in Human Services Professions 3 credits

PSYC 2030 Developmental Psychology*

or PSYC 2500 Abnormal Psych

3 credits
HMSV 2990 Internship/Practicum 3 credits
   
Track/Options 6-15 credits
Community Counseling (6 credits total)  
HMSV 2300 Intro to Family Counseling 3 credits
HMSV 2500 Crisis Intervention 3 credits
Alcohol & Drug Counseling (7 credits total)  
HMSV 2250 Alcohol/Drug Assess, Plan & Mngt. 2 credits
HMSV 2400 Medical and Psych Aspects of Alcohol & Drug Issues 3 credits
HMSV 2750 Clinical Treatment in Chemical Dependency 2 credits
Alcohol & Drug Counseling LADC (7 credits total)  
HMSV 2100 Strategies in Group Counseling 3 credits
HMSV 2150 Multicultural Counseling 2 credits
HMSV 2250 Alcohol/Drug Assessment, Case Planning & Management  2 credits
HMSV 2400 Medical and Psych Aspects of Alcohol & Drug Issues 3 credits
HMSV 2750 Clinical Treatment in Chemical Dependency 2 credits
HMSV 2990 Internship 3 credits
*PSYC 2030 required for licensure.  
Total credits required:

61-70 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. NASP 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: 46 credits
History and Traditional Culture Concentration: 15 credits
(select any 5 NASP courses from the list below)  
NASP 2110 Native American Literature 3 credits
NASP 2120 Oral History in Tribal Tradition 3 credits
NASP 2200 Santee Dakota Tribal History 3 credits
NASP 2210 Omaha Tribal History 3 credits
NASP 2220 Ponca Tribal History 3 credits
NASP 2230 Dakota Culture and Tradition 3 credits
NASP 2240 Omaha Culture and Tradition 3 credits
NASP 2900 Special Topics 3 credits
   
General Education Core: 46 credits
Contemporary Tribal Leadership: 15 credits
(select any 5 courses from the list below)  
BSAD 1050 Introduction to Business 3 credits
BSAD 1200 Principles of Accounting I 3 credits
BSAD 2050 Business Communication 3 credits
BSAD 2540 Principles of Management 3 credits
NASP 2300 Tribal Government and Politics 3 credits
NASP 2310 Federal Indian Policy 3 credits
NASP 2320 Federal Indian Law 4 credits
NASP 2330 Tribal Management 3 credits
NASP 2340 Grant Writing in Tribal Development 3 credits
NASP 2350 Grant Writing in Tribal Development II 3 credits
Total credits required:

61 credits

Associate of Science - General Science Studies

The Associate of Science degree provides opportunities for personal enhancement and career enrichment, primarily designed to allow students to transfer their work to a four-year college. Students should work closely with their academic advisor and/or transfer counselor to select the courses which are most appropriate and most beneficial. Area of emphasis can be designed by the faculty and student. Program selections towards emphasis in the following sciences are: life sciences, horticulture (BIOS), environment/natural resources, earth sciences/geology (NATR), chemistry (CHEM), and physical sciences (PHYS).

General Education Core: 43 credits
General Study Electives: 17 credits
Total credits required: 60 credits

Associate of Arts Paraeducator Pre-teacher Education

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis for Paraeducators/Pre-Teacher Education is designed to provide students with a foundation of skills for the K-12 schooling environment, with particular attention to serving Native youth and young adults. Students should work closely with their faculty advisor to select the courses which are most appropriate and beneficial, to assure smooth transfer to a four-degree program. Graduates from this degree program can do the following:
● Meet Title I qualifications for paraeducators in the state of Nebraska
● Apply for a local substitute teaching license
● Pursue a bachelor’s degree to become a certified K-12 teacher

 

General Education Core: 42 credits
Core Paraeducator/Pre-Teacher Education Requirements: 21-22 credits
EDUC 1110 Intro to Professional Education 3 credits
EDUC 1111 Project Para 1 credits
EDUC 1711 Praxis Core 1 credits

NASP 1080 Native American Education

3 credits
EDUC 2030 Multicultural Education 3 credits
EDUC 2050 The Exceptional Learner in the Classroom or ECED 2050 Children with Exceptionalities 3 credits

EDUC 2070 Additional Language Acquisition and Development

3 credits
PSYC 2030 Developmental Psychology 3 credits
EDUC 1700 Professional Practicum 1-2 credits
Total credits required:

63-64 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

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 Requirements: 27 credits
   
CNST 1010 Fundamentals of Carpentry 3 credits
CNST 1020 Construction Theory  3 credits 
CNST 1030 Blueprint Reading 3 credits
CNST 1040 Practical Carpentry I 3 credits
CNST 1050 Framing and Exterior Finishing 3 credits
CNST 1070 Practical Carpentry II 3 credits
CNST 1080 Practical Carpentry III 3 credits
CNST 1090 Interior Finishing 3 credits
INFO 1010 (or higher) Intro to Computers 3 credits
Total credits required:

27 credits

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