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United Tribes set for Spring Semester 2009
01 December 2008

BISMARCK (UTN) - Student orientation is set for January 5 – 6, 2009 and classes begin Wednesday, January 7 for the spring 2009 semester at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC).

      Housing is now available in the college’s dorms for single men and women students. Singles are encouraged to act quickly on this current opportunity to take advantage of the convenience of on-campus housing.

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT: UTTC student Denise Burns (Red Lake Tribe) Minneapolis, MN, participated in the college’s Tribal Voter Education Project and casted a ballot November 4 in the General Election. Burns is a student in the college’s Business Office Technology Program.

      Campus Community

      The UTTC campus is a culturally based learning environment for American Indian students. Enrolled members from over 50 different tribes around the country are represented in the student population. Events and activities are scheduled during orientation week that make it easy and enjoyable for you to enter college life.


      UTTC educational programs offer practical training for jobs at home and elsewhere in the country. While studying in your chosen curriculum, you are required to pursue a general education that builds on your experience and knowledge as a tribal person. Twelve Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs are offered and five certificate degree programs, along with a Bachelor’s Degree program in Elementary Education in cooperation with Sinte Gleska University. All programs are fully accredited. UTTC graduates use their skills to pursue further education or enter the workforce as workers and leaders throughout the country.

United Tribes Technical College was founded in 1969 by visionary tribal leaders seeking to train and educate American Indians for jobs on reservations and in the mainstream. UTTC is owned and operated by the five tribes in North Dakota: Three Affiliated Tribes; Spirit Lake Tribe; Standing Rock Tribe; Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. UTTC pre-dates the start of on-reservation tribal/community colleges in the state. UTTC President is David M. Gipp (Hunkpapa-Lakota, Standing Rock).


      For those who cannot attend college on the campus in Bismarck, UTTC offers coursework and the following AAS degree programs online: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Health Information Technology, Nutrition and Food Service, and Medical Transcription Certification.

      Financial Aid

      Numerous opportunities for student financial aid are available for American Indian college students. UTTC offers the best education possible while assisting you in finding the resources that fit your higher education needs.

      Students must be prepared and determined to seek out and pursue the many scholarships and funding sources available.

      New and returning students receive assistance in applying for FASFA and scholarships. UTTC offers work study programs. The college awards a growing number of UTTC scholarships based on academic performance and need. A student loan program is not offered at present.

Spring Semester 2009

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 – Application Deadline

Monday, January 5, 2009
  8 -10 a.m. New Student Orientation Checklist Briefing, Jack Barden Center upper level
  10 a.m. Welcome from College Leaders, Multipurpose Room
  12 noon Lunch at Cafeteria
  1 – 5 p.m. Orientation Checklist Completion
    • Student leaders are available all day @ the Jack Barden Center upper level to assist new students with enrollment
    • Students with children will enroll them in either the Child Development Center or Elementary School

Tuesday, January 6
  8 a.m. – 5 p.m. UTTC Student Leaders will be @ the Jack Barden Center upper level assisting new students in completing the enrollment process.

Wednesday, January 7 – CLASSES BEGIN

Saturday, January 10 – Welcome Back Powwow

Wednesday, January 21 – Last Day to Register

Campus Tours Available Daily - Contact Jay Claymore jclaymore@uttc.edu; or Jesi Shanley jshanley@uttc.edu 701-255-3285 x 1420 or 1280

      Supportive Setting

      In 2009, UTTC celebrates 40 years of successful service to American Indian students and their families. The college’s long record is rooted in the belief that “Student Success is Everyone’s Responsibility.”

Upcoming UTTC Events

Career/College Fair Friday, December 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jack Barden Center lower level

John Thunderhawk Classic Tournament December 5 – 6 James Henry Community Gymnasium

UTTC Friends Social – meal provided Thursday, December 18, 5 – 7 p.m. Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City, SD Contact: Jesi Shanley, 701-255-3285 x 1280, jshanley@uttc.edu

Honoring Ceremony Fall 2008 Graduates Friday, December 19, 1 p. m. Wellness Center-Multipurpose Room

      UTTC employs a comprehensive student support system that recognizes and addresses the needs of American Indian students who leave home to pursue higher education. Faculty members are committed to student learning and achievement based on a student’s knowledge and experience as a tribal person.

      UTTC promotes learning for the entire family. Housing is a high priority, along with child care and family activities. The campus population includes about 300 children of students. The college operates a child development center with three age divisions, and a grade school.

      The college’s new wellness center contains new facilities and equipment for developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It offers health care, a fitness center, organized activities, counseling, and a spiritual healing room with space to meditate and attend ceremonies. There is a zero tolerance policy on campus for the use or possession of drugs or alcohol.

      Start Now!

      Begin your enrollment process now by visiting with your tribal higher education office and applying for the educational support offered by your agency.

Career and Academic Programs

Associate of Applied Science Degrees
Art/Art Marketing
Automotive Technology
Business Management
Business & Office Technology
Computer Information Technology
Construction Technology
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Health Information Technology
Teacher Education
Tribal Environmental Science

Certificate Programs
Automotive Technology
Business & Office Technology
Construction Technology
Health Information Technology
Medical Transcription

On-line Degrees
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Health Information Technology
Nutrition & Food Service
Medical Transcription Certification

      Remember, dorm housing is available now for single students who wish to pursue their education at United Tribes Technical College.

      For more information contact the Enrollment Services Department 701-255-3285 x 1334, 1241, or 1210. Toll free 1-888-643-8882 for Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar and Housing. Or visit the website: www.uttc.edu.

Campus Services

Child Development Centers
Elementary School K-8
Transportation Services
Food Service
Residence Halls
On/Off Campus Family Housing
Financial Advising
Career & Leadership Development Center
Wellness Center
Enrollment Center