One Year Certificates
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.
Behavioral Health 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
Blackfeet Legal Studies
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 to assist with 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. Also, 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
Piikani Studies & Language
Students will gain basic fundamentals of the Piikani communication process upon completion of the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of the Piikani language courses. Knowledge acquired from the history, language and philosophy courses will enable the students to have a skillset to enter the workforce as a Language and Cultural Specialist in Montana Public Schools.
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 Assistant 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