Certificate & Degree Programs

The Education Department graudates
The 2020 graduates of the Stone Child College Education Department.

Associate of Arts in Cree Language

  • NASX 214 Cree Writing I
  • NASX 215 Cree Writing II
  • NASX 105 Cree Language II
  • NASX 106 Cree Language III
  • NASX 108 Cree Language IV
  • NASX 107 Cree Language Lab I
  • NASX 109 Cree Language Lab II
  • NASX 290 Cree Language Capstone
  • EDU 210 Language Acquisition Theory and Practice
  • Program Elections
  • NASX 100 Cree Language I ** Will be taken as part of the General Ed requirements.

Associate of Applied Science in Native American Art with Emphasis on Chippewa Cree Art

  • ART 110 Art Appreciation
  • ART 120 Introduction to drawing or Art 121 Introduction to Painting
  • BUS 150 Introduction to Marketing
  • ART 175 Graphic Design
  • ART 231 Graphic Design
  • ART 216 Tanning Hides
  • ART155 Tipi Making
  • ART160 Matt Making
  • ART 268 Creating in Leather and Hide
  • ART 274 Clothing and Regalia
  • ART 220 Introduction to Native American Jewelry
  • ART 250 Beading II
  • ART201 Native American Art History
  • ART 290 Art Capstone

Certificate in Native American Art with Emphasis on Chippewa Cree Art

  • ART 110 Art Appreciation
  • ART 120 Introduction to Drawing or ART 121 Introduction to Painting
  • BUS 150 Introduction to Marketing
  • ART 175 Native American Crafts
  • ART 231 Graphic Design
  • Native Art Elective

Accounting/Information Management

1 Year Certificate

PHILOSOPHY: Designed to meet the demands of the modern business office, this certificate enables the student to better manage information in the typical office setting and to be an integral part of the accounting process
Students will:
1. Demonstrate appropriate level knowledge of basic business principles. 
2. Apply basic generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). 
3. Apply basic computerized accounting skills. 
4. Demonstrate application of fundamental business math skills. 
5. Demonstrate the appropriate level technological skills used in the business accounting environment.

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Gainful Employment 

Building Trades

2 Year Certificate

PHILOSOPHY: The building trades department provides the student with a comprehensive education in Carpentry. This program is designed to meet the growing need for experienced carpenters to build Tribal housing and other commercial structures. In addition to specific carpentry skills, students will gain proficiency in such areas as the work ethic, job application and basic education skills.
Students will:
1. Learn the proper safety procedures for use and handling of equipment. 
2. Demonstrate the basic skills in using computer aided drafting software. 
3. Demonstrate carpentry skills required to: a. Frame floors, walls and roofing 
4. Demonstrate carpentry skills required to: a. Apply roof shingles and siding 
5. Applying mathematical and algebra skills to complete basic construction projects.

 Program Sheet
Gainful Employment 


1 Year Certificate

PHILOSOPHY: In order to meet the evolving field of engineering and construction, Stone Child College offers a one-year certification program in pre-engineering assistantship. The college believes that engineers of the future will continue to rely on fundamental engineering science and contemporary computational tools to guide their choices. This program of study emphasizes rigor in engineering science, design, and application. The program will prepare students for professional practice in the engineering industry. 

Students will: 

  • 1. Use computer aided drafting software. 
  • 2. Perform survey work including
    • layout
    • topographical leveling
    • differential leveling
    • transfer of elevations from one benchmark location to another 
  • 3. Solve problems which require trigonometry and calculus for solution 
  • 4. Apply fundamental physics laws and concepts.

Program Sheet

Gainful Employment

1. Use computer aided drafting software.  2. Perform survey work including a. layout b. topographical leveling c. differential leveling d. transfer of elevations from one benchmark location to another  3. Solve problems which require trigonometry and calculus for solution  4. Apply fundamental physics laws and concepts.

Hospitality/Customer Relations

1 Year Certificate

PHILOSOPHY: The Hospitality/Customer Relations program will prepare students to work in for-profit and non-profit organizations. Basic skills in customer relations, casino operations, and hospitality will prepare the student to become proficient in working with the general public in both tribal and non-tribal settings. 

Students will: 
1. Develop skills in written and oral communication. 
2. Develop necessary skills in the areas of communications and customer service. 
3. Develop the skills that are necessary to work at an entry-level position for customer service or hospitality, including positions in retail, hotel, and gaming industries.

Program Sheet

Gainful Employment


Pre-Nursing – 1 Year

PHILOSOPHY: The Pre-Nursing certificate program is designed to provide basic education in the pre-nursing field for those students who are planning on transferring to a Montana State University – Northern for their nursing associate or baccalaureate degree programs. In this certificate program, students will focus specifically on the general education and basic knowledge in the nursing field and nutrition. A graduate of this certificate program will be a candidate for transfer into the Pre-Nursing program at MSU-Northern. Native American traditional knowledge will be integrated into the coursework. 
Student will: 
1. Discuss the concepts of nursing as a profession. 
2. Define the identified roles and functions of the nurse. 
3. Utilize the Code of Ethics, Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice, and Standards of Professional Practice to determine solutions to ethical problems. 
4. Discuss verbal and nonverbal communication. 
5. Develop a personal wellness care plan using the nursing process.

program sheet

Gainful employment

Rural Health


The Rural Public Health Certificate is designed to give students an opportunity to explore Native community issues in a
tribal college setting. The goal of this program is to educate students about healing individuals and communities using
traditional and western approaches.


Students will:
1. explore intergenerational trauma and its effects on Native individuals and Native communities.
2. examine Native Cree practices to heal individuals.
3. learn about traditional Cree practices to work with and heal rural Indigenous communities.
4. practice western skills of communication and counseling.
5. understand the importance of case management in reservation settings.

Program Sheet
Gainful Employment

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-8)

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Related Links

Required Courses and Degree Plan  

Northwest Letter of Approval 

Supervising Teacher Handbook Updated January 2019

SCC Teacher Candidate Handbook Updated January 2019

Assessment Plan

SCC Teacher Education Preliminary Data Analysis Report

Application to Graduate

This schematic representation of the SCC Conceptual Framework is based upon the four Domains of our education department through the cultural lens of a Cree medicine wheel. This medicine wheel was selected as its description of the four directions and seasons was relevant and applicable to the four domains of the SCC teacher education program. Domain 1 is about focusing on the learner, which is where all learning begins. For the Cree medicine wheel, this season represents spring and birth and one’s connection to the physical space. Domain 1 is also concerned with the physical and emotional environments needed to best support learning for all learners. Domain 2 ensures that teacher candidates have the content knowledge needed to effectively teach. The Cree medicine wheel identifies this summer season as the time for cognitive growth and developing mental capacities. Domain 3 provides teacher candidates with multiple opportunities to develop skills in teaching the content and ensures that they are able to utilize a variety of teaching and assessment skills to meet the needs of each learner. The Cree medicine wheel describes this season, fall, as the time for emotional growth and a time of deeper understanding. The elements of Domain 4 relate to candidates’ professional development and leadership skills. One important aspect of professional growth is the ability to reflect on one’s practice and use this reflection to improve upon one’s skills. The winter season on the Cree medicine wheel is based upon reflection and a desire to understand.