Math and Science
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Welcome to the Math and Science Division
We offer Associates of Science Degrees in Math/Science, Health Sciences, and Pre-Engineering. Please contact any of our instructors if you have any questions.
The Math and Science Division instructors make sure that the students have access to help as needed. The faculty has established office hours, but also makes appointments to meet with students on an as needed basis. Math tutors are also provided by student services and a class has been developed to tutor students on all levels of math to assist them to move to the next class in the sequence. All of these strategies help to ensure that students are successful in their classes and hopefully keeps them motivated to continue their education.
The faculty in the Math and Science Division make recruitment efforts a daily enterprise by talking to students in the hallways, classrooms, and in the community. Official events such as speaking at orientation and other college recruitment gatherings is done by all of the faculty.
Past students, who have participated in American Indian Higher Education Conference, have repeatedly won in science competitions. Other students have presented at national conferences after successfully completed research projects. Students who have graduated from Blackfeet Community College and transferred into a four year university have been able to take their ongoing research projects with them. The university acknowledged their research project’s validity and have supported the continuation of the research projects. One student has obtained national recognition for his research project that began at Blackfeet Community College.
Math and Science Division Goals
- To find funding for research projects
- To recruit students to participate in research.
- Improve retention of current students.
- Support instructors who want to attend learning opportunities.
- Improve the science and math curriculum.
AS – Environmental Science
The Environmental Science and Natural Resource Associate of Science programs focus on Environmental and Natural Resources Management. The program is designed to meet the needs of tribal, state, and federal environmental laws and enforcement. The curriculum is also intended to educate students in the management and protection of natural resources and the environment.
AS – Health Science
Health Science encompasses a variety of sub-disciplines all of which relate to the application of science to health. Healthcare is delivered through a diversity of health field professions. A major in Health Science seeks to educate and enhance students pursuing a career in health fields. The intent of the degree is to offer students a pre-professional plan that prepare students for higher education or training.
AS – Hydrology Technician
This program provides students with the entry-level skills for a career in hydrology. Hydrologic Technicians work closely with Professional Hydrologists and or Professional Engineers. The value of the Hydrologic Technicians degree to the hydrology profession is demonstrated every day as they collect data in all weather conditions and environments, ensures the proper collection of more uniform and reliable data. It also helps follow proper quality assurance procedures. Hydrology Technicians or aid in Engineering, earth, physical, or natural science, forestry, soil conservation, or surveying.
AS – Pre-Engineering
The curriculum for Pre-Engineering is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering/math field of study. The goal of the Pre-Engineering program will be to give the student a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, and the scientific skills necessary to be successful in any engineering/math program.
Cert – Geographical Information System
This program provides students with the entry-level skills for a career in GIS/GPS. This is a career Ladder certificate that can lead to an Associate of Science Hydrology Technician degree. A total of 30 credit hours are required for a One -Year Certificate in GIS/GPS. In order to Achieve the one year certificate, a student must meet all General Education Core requirements, 1,3,4,5 ( 12 credits) and core 7 requirements (18) credits) in GIS/GPS.
Cert – Hydrology Technician Aide
This program provides students with the entry-level skills for a career in hydrology. This is a career ladder certificate that can lead to an Associate of Science Hydrology: Technician Degree.