One Year Certificates
Agri-Business One-Year Certificate
The Agri-Business One-Year Certificate will provide students with methods, theories and knowledge in the Business and Agricultural emphasis. The knowledge and skill sets gained are for 1. The expansion and goal to be a successful Agri-Business person on the Blackfeet Reservation, and 2. To gain the knowledge and skills needed to apply for USDA Agricultural positions of employment on or near the Blackfeet Reservation.
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
Early Childhood Development One-Year Certificate
The purpose of the one-year Early Childhood Development Certificate is to enhance the quality of the childcare by defining, evaluating, and recognizing the competence of the childcare providers and home visitor. Students will become knowledgeable and skilled professional teachers of young children through integration of study and experience. Early Childhood Development (ECD) one-year certificate program can be used to meeting the National Credentialing Program Child Development Associate (CDA) requirements; 480 clock hours of field experience and 120 hours of seminar professional education instruction. Students will have hands on training to complete and present their CDA Portfolio, the 6 Competency goals and 13-Functional areas. (ECD) One-Year Certificate transfers into an AAS Early Childhood Education Degree. The CDA is a requirement for the Blackfeet Head Start, Blackfeet Childcare Center and Browning Public School Childcare. Earning a CDA, helps make students more employable for our community.
Geographical Information Systems One-Year Certificate
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.
Behavioral Health Aid One-Year Certificate
The Behavioral Health Aid 1-Year Certificate is a one year academic training program that includes both general education core courses and behavioral health courses that address the specific needs of the Blackfeet Reservation and other service areas. This program provides student basic skills and knowledge in behavioral health competencies. Students will earn “stackable credits” in courses that focus on improving behavioral health competencies of the incumbent worker, Peer Support Specialists, community helpers and continuing students. Stackable credits are easily transferred into BCC’s Human Services Associate of Arts Degree. Gainful Employment Disclosure
Tribal Legal Studies One-Year Certificate
The Tribal Legal Studies 1-Year Certificate is designed to prepare students for a career as a Tribal Legal Assistant. Students will develop the skills necessary for 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 gain hands-on experience through experiential learning. In addition, students will study the Blackfeet Tribal Code to help prepare them to pass the tribal bar exam. This curriculum is designed to preserve the cultural traditions and heritage of the Blackfeet People through integration of the Blackfeet world view. Gainful Employment
Hydrology Technician Aide One-Year Certificate
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.
Records Information Management One-Year Certificate
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 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 the mismanagement of trust funds. (RIM 1, RIM 11 and Tribal Records will be offered online by Spring of 2019.) Gainful Employment Disclosure
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
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.
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