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

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

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 certificate requirements.
  3. Complete the following requirements:
    1. Complete 3 credits from one of the following computation courses:
      ABUS F155--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 F170--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 F154--Human Relations (3)
           or approved human relations course at the 100-level or above (3)--3 credits
  4. Complete the following program requirements.
    TM F101--Introduction to Tribal Management--3 credits
    TM F105--Introduction to Tribal Finance Applications--3 credits
    TM F199--Tribal Management Practicum I--3 credits
  5. Complete 12 credits from any of the following categories:
    Environmental and Natural Resources
    BIOL F104--Natural History of Alaska--3 credits
    FISH F101--Introduction to Fisheries--3 credits
    NRM F101--Natural Resources Conservation and Policy--3 credits
    Advisor approved environmental technology elective--3 credits

    Health and Social/Human Services
    HLTH F105--Introduction to Health Careers--2 credits
    HUMS F105--Personal Awareness and Growth--3 credits
    HUMS F120--Cultural Diversity in Human Services--3 credits
    PSY F101--Introduction to Psychology--3 credits

    Education and Employment
    ED F102--Orientation to Alaska Native Education--2 credits

    Public Administration and Policy
    ABUS F179--Fundamentals of Supervision--3 credits
    HIST F110--History of Alaska Natives--3 credits

    Tribal Business
    ABUS F135--Recordkeeping for Business--3 credits
    ABUS F151--Village Based Entrepreneurship--1 - 3 credits
    ABUS F158--Introduction to Tourism--1 - 3 credits
    BA F151--Introduction to Business--3 credits

    Economics
    ECON F100X--Political Economy--3 credits
    ECON F111--Economics of Rural Alaska--3 credits

    Tribal Planning
    RD F250--Grant Writing for Community Development--3 credits
    Advisor-approved electives--6 credits
  6. Minimum credits required--30 credits

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 F101--Introduction to Tribal Management--3 credits
    TM F105--Introduction to Tribal Finance Applications--3 credits
    TM F199--Tribal Management Practicum I--3 credits
    TM F201--Advanced Tribal Management--3 credits
    TM F205--Advanced Tribal Finance Applications--3 credits
    TM F299--Tribal Management Practicum II--3 credits
  4. Complete 18 credits from any of the following categories:*
    Environmental and Natural Resources
    BIOL F104--Natural History of Alaska--3 credits
    BIOL F271--Principles of Ecology--4 credits
    FISH F101--Introduction to Fisheries--3 credits
    NRM F101--Natural Resources Conservation and Policy--3 credits
    NRM F204--Public Lands Law and Policy--3 credits
    RD F255--Rural Alaska Land Issues--3 credits
    WLF F201--Wildlife Management Principles--3 credits
    Advisor-approved environmental technology elective--3 credits

    Health and Social/Human Services
    HLTH F105--Introduction to Health Careers--2 credits
    HUMS F105--Personal Awareness and Growth--3 credits
    HUMS F120--Cultural Diversity in Human Services--3 credits
    PSY F101--Introduction to Psychology--3 credits

    Education and Employment
    ED F102--Orientation to Alaska Native Education--2 credits

    Public Administration and Policy
    ABUS F179--Fundamentals of Supervision--3 credits
    ABUS F231--Introduction to Personnel--3 credits
    ABUS F232--Contemporary Management Issues--3 credits
    AKNP F230--Federal Indian Law--3 credits
    HIST F110--History of Alaska Natives--3 credits
    RD F200--Community Development in the North--3 credits
    RD F250--Grant Writing for Community Development--1 - 3 credits

    Tribal Business
    ABUS F135--Recordkeeping for Business--3 credits
    ABUS F151--Village Based Entrepreneurship--1 - 3 credits
    ABUS F158--Introduction to Tourism--1 - 3 credits
    ABUS F264--Filing/Records Management--3 credits
    BA F151--Introduction to Business--3 credits

    Economics
    ECON F100X--Political Economy--3 credits
    ECON F111--Economics of Rural Alaska--3 credits

    Tribal Planning
    RD F250--Grant Writing for Community Development--3 credits
    Advisor-approved electives--6 credits
  5. Complete credits in F100-level or higher in consultation with an academic advisor and community mentor.--9 credits
  6. Minimum credits required--60 credits

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


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