Course Catalog

DIVISION OF ACADEMIC, CAREER, AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
This division is under the direction of the
Vice President of Academic, Career, and Technical Education.


Minimum credit hours required: 0


ARC 101  -  Architectural Drafting I

3 Credits

This course introduces the basics of engineering drawing including orthographic and isometric drawing lettering, line weights and dimensioning. These concepts are then applied to architectural drafting projects. Students will learn the step-by-step process for designing and laying out a set of working drawings for a residential home. (Fall, Spring)


ARC 144  -  Construction Estimating

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to residential construction material and labor estimating. Materials lists, calculations, and costs are developed for several house plans and pole type construction projects. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


BCT 233  -  Framing and Finishing

4 Credits

This course will cover modules from the National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) to complete construction projects. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


CAR 105  -  Construction Math

3 Credits

This course provides the student with an understanding of the basic principles of construction math. Includes area, volume, lengths, and angles in relationship to building materials and properties. (Fall)


CAR 125  -  Framing I

6 Credits

This course is designed to familiarize the learner with the aspects and procedures of carpentry pertaining to residential and light commercial construction, including concrete forming and pouring floor, wall, and roof framing, sheathing, and basic layout procedure. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


CAR 130  -  Exterior Finish

2 Credits

This course deals with the basics of residential exterior finish. Instruction will include units on fascia and soffit construction, windows and exterior door installation, siding and roofing techniques. Must be taken concurrently with CAR 135. (Spring)


CAR 133  -  Carpentry Fundamentals

2 Credits

This course will cover modules from the National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) to complete construction projects. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


CAR 135  -  Framing II

6 Credits

This lab course designed to increase students knowledge and skill in residential construction. Activities will include exterior and interior framing during the construction of small buildings. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


CAR 140  -  Principles of Interior Finish

2 Credits

This lab course designed to increase students knowledge and skill in residential construction. Activities will center on specialty exterior and interior framing during the construction of an actual house. (Fall, Spring)


CAR 145  -  Interior Finish

3 Credits

This course will introduce the students to the skills needed to be proficient in interior finishing. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


CAR 150  -  Cabinetmaking

3 Credits

This course focuses on the design and layout of kitchens, cabinets, vanities, countertops, and built-in closets. The learner will increase their knowledge, skill, and proficiency through actual construction of cabinets. (Fall, Spring)


CAR 160  -  Concrete Systems

1 Credits

This course explores the basic procedures of concrete associated with residential and light commercial construction. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


Minimum credit hours required: 0



ELECTIVES

Minimum credit hours required: 3


ECO 201  -  Microeconomics

3 Credits

Introductory course in microeconomics. Topics include discussion of nature and scope of economic analysis, including supply and demand analysis. The course also includes economic scarcity, resources, and specialization of labor, production and cost analysis, product and resource market structures, distribution of income, and international trade. (Spring)


ECO 202  -  Macroeconomics

3 Credits

This is an introductory course in macroeconomics. Topics include discussion of nature and method of economics, demand and supply, economic growth and instability, fiscal policy, macro theory and policy. (Fall)


PSY 111  -  Intro To Psychology

3 Credits

This is a comprehensive study of the basic concepts of psychology, history of psychological thought, and an overview of psychological theories with emphasis on practical information for healthy living skills. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


SOC 110  -  Sociology

3 Credits

The course addresses social organization, interaction, and social life. It explores the foundations and esential components of sociology including perspectives, theoryies, and practical application. (Fall, Spring)


SOC 275  -  Native American Studies

3 Credits

The goal of this course is to provide students with a broad working knowledge of native Americans past and present. Subject matter includes a survey of tribal nations, cultures, and histories, in addition to pertinent issues affecting Native people, including tribal sovereignty, economic and environmental concerns, religious freedom and activist movements, repatriation, and the history of legal relationships between Native Americans and the federal government. Current issues including stereotypes and myths and the impact on educational practices will be explored in depth. (Summer, Fall, Spring)



ELECTIVES

Minimum credit hours required: 6


COM 110  -  Fund. of Public Speaking

3 Credits

This course provides a foundation for skills in formal and information speaking situations: material selection and organization, delivery, critical listening, and critiquing. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


ENG 110  -  Composition

3 Credits

This course is the study and practice of the communication process emphasizing written material, including writing: as a process, for problem solving, and self-awareness, research, and information gathering. This course is based on the principle that good writing is at the core of academic and professional life. (Summer, Fall, Spring)



ELECTIVES

Minimum credit hours required: 0



ELECTIVES

Minimum credit hours required: 5


FND 107  -  First Year Experience Seminar

1 Credits

This course is designed to promote a successful college experience. Emphasis is placed on American Indian spirituality and virtues as well as academics, balance, commitment, and diversity. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


FND 207  -  Career Success

2 Credits

Career Success is designed to help students have a successful transition from academics to employment or to pursue a higher degree. (Fall, Spring) Updates: 07/10/2008, 4/2/2014


GCA 103  -  Wellness and Healthy Living

1 Credits

This course is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle. Emphasis is placed on American Indian spirituality and virtues as well as academics, balance, commitment and diversity.


GPE 101  -  First Aid & CPR

1 Credits

The course covers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training to give individuals the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. (Summer, Fall, Spring) Updates: 4/25/2014



ELECTIVES

Minimum credit hours required: 3


HUM 101  -  Introduction to Humanities

3 Credits

In this course, learners examine how human beings express themselves through the arts, music, literature and other humanities disciplines such as history and philosophy, employs a world and historical view, and emphasizes the diversity and commonality in human culture. (Fall, Spring)


HUM 106  -  Readings In Native American Lit

3 Credits

Learners read and interpret a variety of texts by Native American writers and Native American culture and history. The selections include fiction and nonfiction, autobiography, poetry, short stories, essays, and one complete novel. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


NAS 190  -  Lakota History & Culture

3 Credits

This course covers a general history of the Lakota Indians from prehistoric times to the present. Participants examine the cultural and historical changes, experienced by contact and influences of tribes from other regions and non-Indians. (Summer, Fall, Spring).


NAS 200  -  Introduction To Lakota Language

4 Credits

This course is an introductory conversational course in Lakota language, both in written and oral forms. The course is designed to help students practice the basic fundmentals of the Lakota language; to explore the senses, structures, and phonology of the language; to build confidence through hands-on linguistic exercises; and to gain a better understanding and respect for the language. It is for the student with little or no experience with Lakota language. (Summer)



ELECTIVES

Minimum credit hours required: 3


MTH 101  -  General Math

3 Credits

This course introduces the learner to critical thinking and problem solving skills in pre-algebraic areas such as whole numbers, integers, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, percentages, ration, proportion and measurement (English and Metric). Simple geometry and elementary statistics are also included. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


MTH 102  -  Intermediate Algebra

3 Credits

This course includes the properties of real numbers and operations on algebraic expressions and inequalities coordinate geometry, graphis, radicals, exponents, and quadratic equations. Individual and cooperative problem-solving and critical thinking are emphasized. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


MTH 103  -  College Algebra

4 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the learner to critical thinking and problem solving skills in algebraic concepts, equations and inequalities, properties of functions, systems (simple and composite), polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities. (Summer, Fall, Spring) Updates: 4/16/2014



ELECTIVES

Minimum credit hours required: 3


CSC 122  -  Beginning BASIC/Visual BASIC

3 Credits

Introduction to programming int he BASIC/Visual BASIC language. (Fall, Spring)


CSC 101  -  Introduction to Computers

3 Credits

This course is for novice computer users. It is a hands-on, exercise-oriented introduction to the Windows operating system, word processing and text editing, Internet research and communication, and spreadsheets. (Fall, Spring, Summer)


CSC 172  -  Intermediate Basic/Visual Basic

3 Credits

Intermediate-level programming in the BASIC/Visual BASIC language. Prerequisite CSC122 Beginning BASIC/Visual BASIC. (Fall, Spring)



ELECTIVES

Minimum credit hours required: 0


ASC 081  -  Vocab/Reading College Study

2 Credits

This course is designed to academically prepare the student for college level reading by developing techniques and strategies for improving vocabulary and reading comprehension. (Fall, Spring)


ASC 082  -  Adv. Vocab For College Study

2 Credits

This course is designed to enrich one's speaking, writing, reading and listening vocabulary useful for communicating effectively at the college level and in the workplace. (Fall, Spring)


ASC 085  -  Prep Reading and English

4 Credits

This course helps students gain confidence in their reading, writing, and thinking skills by increasing reading efficiency, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


ASC 086  -  English for College Study

2 Credits

This course reviews and practices basic grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and writing usage correlated with practical activities leading to imporvements in reading and writing skills for college study. (Fall, Spring)


ASC 088  -  Prep Reading & Eng. College Step

4 Credits

This course helps students gain confidence in their reading, writing, and thinking skills by increasing reading efficiency, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. (Fall, Spring)


ASC 090  -  Math for College Study

4 Credits

A course designed to review and study computation and application skills; includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and percents. (Fall, Spring, Summer)


ASC 099  -  Fundamentals of Math

2 Credits

A study of computational skills; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents will be covered in this course.


BIO 095  -  A&P Advancement Lab I

0 Credits

This course supports the student's learning of anatomy and physiology, including the various tissues of the body, and the cells that comprise them. Specific focus will be on the concepts covered in the first-level anatomy and physiology course. This course provides the student with the needed support to promote a successful experience in BIO 220. (Fall, Spring)


BIO 096  -  A&P Advancement Lab II

0 Credits

This course supports the student's learning of anatomy and physiology, including the various organ systems of the body and the individual organs that comprise them. Specific focus will be on the following systems: integration, coordination, transportation, absorption, excretion and the human life cycle. This course provides the student with support to promote a successful experience in BIO 221. (Fall), (Spring)


FND 107  -  First Year Experience Seminar

1 Credits

This course is designed to promote a successful college experience. Emphasis is placed on American Indian spirituality and virtues as well as academics, balance, commitment, and diversity. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


LAB 085  -  Prep Reading & English

1 Credits

This course helps students gain confidence in their reading, writing, and thinking skills by increasing reading efficiency, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. (Summer, Fall)


LAB 088  -  Prep Reading & Eng. College Step

1 Credits

This course helps students gain confidence in their reading, writing, and thinking skills by increasing reading efficiency, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. (Fall, Spring)


LAB 090  -  Math for College Study

1 Credits

The focus of Math for College Study Lab is designed to emphasize and strengthen the student's foundational skills in mathematics. This lab prepares the elarner for collegiate level math. Co-requisite to ASC 090. (Fall, Spring)


LAB 099  -  Prep Math for College Steps

1 Credits

A study of computational skills; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents will be covered in this course.


Minimum credit hours required: 0


ARC 101  -  Architectural Drafting I

3 Credits

This course introduces the basics of engineering drawing including orthographic and isometric drawing lettering, line weights and dimensioning. These concepts are then applied to architectural drafting projects. Students will learn the step-by-step process for designing and laying out a set of working drawings for a residential home. (Fall, Spring)


ARC 144  -  Construction Estimating

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to residential construction material and labor estimating. Materials lists, calculations, and costs are developed for several house plans and pole type construction projects. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


BAD 166  -  Introduction to Indianpreneurship

1 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the processes of business planning, budgeting, financial management, and business development with special emphasis on these processes as they apply to American Indian communities. (Advisor approval only)


BCT 233  -  Framing and Finishing

4 Credits

This course will cover modules from the National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) to complete construction projects. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


CAR 125  -  Framing I

6 Credits

This course is designed to familiarize the learner with the aspects and procedures of carpentry pertaining to residential and light commercial construction, including concrete forming and pouring floor, wall, and roof framing, sheathing, and basic layout procedure. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


CAR 133  -  Carpentry Fundamentals

2 Credits

This course will cover modules from the National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) to complete construction projects. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


CAR 135  -  Framing II

6 Credits

This lab course designed to increase students knowledge and skill in residential construction. Activities will include exterior and interior framing during the construction of small buildings. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


CAR 140  -  Principles of Interior Finish

2 Credits

This lab course designed to increase students knowledge and skill in residential construction. Activities will center on specialty exterior and interior framing during the construction of an actual house. (Fall, Spring)


CAR 145  -  Interior Finish

3 Credits

This course will introduce the students to the skills needed to be proficient in interior finishing. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


CAR 150  -  Cabinetmaking

3 Credits

This course focuses on the design and layout of kitchens, cabinets, vanities, countertops, and built-in closets. The learner will increase their knowledge, skill, and proficiency through actual construction of cabinets. (Fall, Spring)


CAR 160  -  Concrete Systems

1 Credits

This course explores the basic procedures of concrete associated with residential and light commercial construction. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


Minimum credit hours required: 0



ELECTIVES

Minimum credit hours required: 0



ELECTIVES

Minimum credit hours required: 2


FND 104  -  Pre-Professional Seminar

1 Credits

This course is designed to promote a successful college training experience academically, professionally, and personally. It includes the development of practical knowledge and skills such as learning styles and test taking strategies, communications, study techniques, critical thinking, community and campus resources, self-discovery, and managing personal issues. The course emphasizes American Indian virtues as well as academics, balance, commitment and diversity. This course is required for all new students completing short term training certificate programs.


GPE 101  -  First Aid & CPR

1 Credits

The course covers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training to give individuals the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. (Summer, Fall, Spring) Updates: 4/25/2014



ELECTIVES

Minimum credit hours required: 3


MTH 101  -  General Math

3 Credits

This course introduces the learner to critical thinking and problem solving skills in pre-algebraic areas such as whole numbers, integers, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, percentages, ration, proportion and measurement (English and Metric). Simple geometry and elementary statistics are also included. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


MTH 102  -  Intermediate Algebra

3 Credits

This course includes the properties of real numbers and operations on algebraic expressions and inequalities coordinate geometry, graphis, radicals, exponents, and quadratic equations. Individual and cooperative problem-solving and critical thinking are emphasized. (Summer, Fall, Spring)


MTH 103  -  College Algebra

4 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the learner to critical thinking and problem solving skills in algebraic concepts, equations and inequalities, properties of functions, systems (simple and composite), polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities. (Summer, Fall, Spring) Updates: 4/16/2014


MTH 130  -  Applied Math for CTE

3 Credits

This course provides a review of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using US (English) and metric measurements. The application of ratio and proportion, direct measure, perimeter, area and volume with a construction emphasis are emphasized.


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