One-Year Certificates

Behavioral Health Aide

The Behavioral Health Aide 1-Year Certificate is a one-year academic training program that includes both general education core courses and behavioral health courses that address specific needs of the Blackfeet Reservation and other service areas. Students will earn “stackable credits” in courses that focus on improving behavioral health competencies of the incumbent worker, community helpers and continuing students. Stackable credits are easily transferred into BCC’s Human Services Associate of Arts Degree.  Gainful Employment Disclosure 

Practical Nursing

Blackfeet Community College Nursing Program prepares entry-level practical nurses as providers of care across the health/illness continuum and as members the profession. The nursing program will give individuals the necessary competencies, cultural and clinical practices required for safe, effective, holistic nursing. The faculty promotes the growth and development of students into safe, caring, and professional nurses with accountability for actions based on theory, critical reasoning, evidence-based practice, and effective communication to meet the challenge of continued changes in the health care environment. Not only will the graduates of BCC serve the Blackfeet Nation and communities across Montana, they will also be prepared to work in any healthcare setting across the country. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Practical Nurse Examination. Gainful Employment Disclosure 

Tribal Advocate

The Tribal Advocate 1-Year Certificate is designed to prepare students for a career as a tribal advocate. Students will develop the skills necessary to do legal research and writing; gain an understanding of the basics of federal, state, and tribal law; gain an understanding of Native American legal issues; and develop an awareness of Blackfeet cultural history. Also, students will study the Blackfeet Tribal Code to help them prepare them to pass the tribal bar exam. This curriculum is designed to preserve the cultural tradition and heritage of the Blackfeet People relative to Human Services by integration of traditional concepts in the course of study.  Gainful Employment Disclosure 

Building Trades

This is a program of study oriented toward preparing a student for entry-level positions within the Building Trades Industry. The program encompasses all trades involved with the construction of a single-family residence including layout, framing, roofing and finish. The program is offered as a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Construction Technology degree program. Gainful Employment Disclosure 


This course will introduce and provide a general perspective on emergency medical care, and well-being of the EMT-Basic, medical legal, and ethical issues, the human body, baseline vital signs and history taking preparing to life and move patients. All these issues will be discussed, explored while applying these principles of emergency care. Gainful Employment Disclosure 

Records Information Management

Records Information Management One Year Certificate provides students with the methods for developing and controlling office records. Organized record keeping is vital to legal, business and other companies that must stay in compliance with regulations in regards to the United States government’s records policy. National record association handbooks will be utilized as part of this curriculum. Along with the Records I and II classes, a Tribal Records course has been developed, which is the first of its kind for Tribal Colleges and Universities. The BCC students will study the first recorded documents with the US government. The Tribal Records course begins with the Blackfoot Treaties and Agreements then progresses to Blackfeet Tribal current issues. Included are the records of the Elouise Cobell (Blackfeet) class action lawsuit against the United States for them is the management of trust funds. (RIM1, RIM11, and Tribal Records will be offered online by Spring of 2019.) Gainful Employment Disclosure