Through funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC) has begun the construction of a vocational-technical building at the Santee Campus. The building is scheduled for completion in January 2015. The building space will include two classrooms, two offices and shop space. NICC will use the building initially for its carpentry program with the potential for expansion of programs into welding and automotive or other areas of need identified by the community and the college. NICC aims to have carpentry classes beginning in the spring semester 2015.