2006-2007 UAF Catalog


Tribal Management

College of Rural and Community Development
Division of Rural and Economic Development
Interior-Aleutians Campus (907) 474-5439
www.uaf.edu/iac/tmp/

Certificate; A.A.S. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30 credits; for Degree: 60 credits

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The tribal management program teaches the job-related skills and knowledge needed for entry-level management positions in tribal institutions, local government and other organizations in rural Alaska. Students perform specific tasks, learn basic management rationale and explore issues in tribal government. Each student has an individual educational plan, which is a critical means of tracking progress and a key part of the process of education in a rural-based learning environment. A student career portfolio demonstrates individual accomplishments and the achievement of specific goal-related skills and competencies. The student career portfolio is developed to meet program standards. A copy of the standards is available on request.

Students entering any tribal management course should be familiar with word processing, spreadsheets, databases and the Internet. Each student, with the help of a faculty advisor, is required to organize a personal support team to include a tribal leader or community mentor. Students entering either the A.A.S. degree or certificate program should meet with a faculty advisor to discuss program content, requirements and planning.

Certificate Program

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the following certificate requirements:
    1. Complete 3 credits from one of the following computation courses:
      ABUS 155--Business Math (3)
           or approved computation course at the 100-level or above (3)--3 credits
    2. Complete 3 credits from one of the following communication courses:
      ABUS 170--Business English (3)
           or approved communications course at the 100-level or above (3)--3 credits
    3. Complete 3 credits from the following human relations courses:
      ABUS 154--Human Relations (3)
           or approved human relations course at the 100-level or above (3)--3 credits
  3. Complete the following program requirements.
    TM 101--Introduction to Tribal Management--3 credits
    TM 105--Introduction to Tribal Finance Applications--3 credits
    TM 199--Tribal Management Practicum I--3 credits
  4. Complete 12 credits from any of the following categories:
    Environmental and Natural Resources
    BIOL 104--Natural History of Alaska--3 credits
    FISH 101--Introduction to Fisheries--3 credits
    NRM 101--Natural Resources Conservation and Policy--3 credits
    Advisor approved environmental technology elective--3 credits
    Health and Social/Human Services
    HLTH 105--Introduction to Health Careers--2 credits
    HUMS 105--Personal Awareness and Growth--3 credits
    HUMS 120--Cultural Diversity in Human Services--3 credits
    PSY 101--Introduction to Psychology--3 credits
    Education and Employment
    ED 102--Orientation to Alaska Native Education--2 credits
    Public Administration and Policy
    ABUS 150--Time Management--1 credit
    ABUS 179--Fundamentals of Supervision--3 credits
    HIST 110--History of Alaska Natives--3 credits
    Tribal Business
    ABUS 135--Recordkeeping for Business--3 credits
    ABUS 151--Village Based Entrepreneurship--1-3 credits
    ABUS 158--Introduction to Tourism--1-3
    BA 151--Introduction to Business--3 credits
    Economics
    ECON 100X--Political Economy--3 credits
    ECON 111--Economics of Rural Alaska--3 credits
    Tribal Planning
    RD 250--Grant Writing for Community Development--3 credits
    Advisor-approved electives--6 credits
  5. Minimum credits required--30

Major--A.A.S. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    TM 101--Introduction to Tribal Management--3 credits
    TM 105--Introduction to Tribal Finance Applications--3 credits
    TM 199--Tribal Management Practicum I--3 credits
    TM 201--Advanced Tribal Management--3 credits
    TM 205--Advanced Tribal Finance Applications--3 credits
    TM 299--Tribal Management Practicum II--3 credits
  4. Complete 18 credits from any of the following categories:*
    Environmental and Natural Resources
    BIOL 104--Natural History of Alaska--3 credits
    BIOL 271--Principles of Ecology--4 credits
    FISH 101--Introduction to Fisheries--3 credits
    NRM 101--Natural Resources Conservation and Policy--3 credits
    NRM 204--Public Lands Law and Policy--3 credits
    RD 255--Rural Alaska Land Issues--3 credits
    WLF 201--Wildlife Management Principles--3 credits
    Advisor-approved environmental technology elective--3 credits
    Health and Social/Human Services
    HLTH 105--Introduction to Health Careers--2 credits
    HUMS 105--Personal Awareness and Growth--3 credits
    HUMS 120--Cultural Diversity in Human Services--3 credits
    PSY 101--Introduction to Psychology--3 credits
    Education and Employment
    ED 102--Orientation to Alaska Native Education--2 credits
    Public Administration and Policy
    ABUS 150--Time Management--1 credit
    ABUS 179--Fundamentals of Supervision--3 credits
    ABUS 231--Introduction to Personnel--3 credits
    ABUS 232--Contemporary Management Issues--3 credits
    AKNP 230--Federal Indian Law--3 credits
    HIST 110--History of Alaska Natives--3 credits
    RD 200--Community Development in the North--3 credits
    RD 250--Grant Writing for Community Development--1-3
    Tribal Business
    ABUS 135--Recordkeeping for Business--3 credits
    ABUS 151--Village Based Entrepreneurship--1-3
    ABUS 158--Introduction to Tourism--1-3
    ABUS 264--Filing/Records Management--3 credits
    BA 151--Introduction to Business--3 credits
    Economics
    ECON 100X--Political Economy--3 credits
    ECON 111--Economics of Rural Alaska--3 credits
    Tribal Planning
    RD 250--Grant Writing for Community Development--3 credits
    Advisor-approved electives--6 credits
  5. Complete credits in 100-level or higher in consultation with an academic advisor and community mentor. 9
  6. Minimum credits required--60

*Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.


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