WETCC offers an Associate of Arts Degree with These Areas of Emphasis
AA Degree with Business Emphasis
This is uniquely designed to give students a competitive edge from a Native American cultural perspective. Students will learn essential business skills along with analytical and communication skills.
The goals of this program are to apply appropriate decision making and analytical techniques toward financial, statistical, and managerial situations. The student will also learn how to create a business plan and other business documents.
AA Degree with Education Emphasis
Prepares students for work in an education related field.
The goals of this program are to approach education with an understanding that culture and language are vital to the success of Native American students. Students will learn to create lesson plans, identify the Minnesota standards of Effective Practice and develop a personal educational philosophy.
AA Degree with Environmental Science Emphasis
This is a multidisciplinary field that also serves as an introduction to any other science.
The goal of this program is to give students a broad introduction to the unique natural history of the White Earth Reservation. The approach is also unique in that it combines training in traditional plant knowledge and wildlife tracking with conventional Western science to create a holistic understanding of the environment.
AA Degree with Human Services Emphasis
These courses intertwine Anishinaabe values with generalist social work principles to prepare students to engage in practice without discrimination, with respect, and the knowledge and skills to engage in prevention and intervention with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Students will be prepared as a paraprofessional to work within Tribal programs or to transfer to a four-year social work program.
AA Degree with Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Emphasis
This is designed to introduce the perspectives, contributions, limitation, and interrelationships that the humanities, arts, and social sciences bring to the world of ideas and knowledge. It seeks to instill the joy of learning through courses prepared for this purpose.
Through the curriculum, students are encouraged to think critically using the scientific method, understanding the past so as to cope intelligently with the present and future. Promoting appreciation of the intellectual, scientific and artistic contributions of Western and non-Western civilizations, cultures and geographic regions in an increasingly complex and interdependent global community. The student will also learn community first practices and setting personal goals and interests through their talents.
AA Degree with Native American Studies Emphasis
This is designed to encourage and promote the understanding and preservation of the language, culture, history and unique governmental status of Native Americans with special emphasis on the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.
The goals of this program are to gain a detailed knowledge and recognize diverse perspectives within the culture. The student will also learn to identify key events in Anishinaabe history, and use that historical grounding to inform their own lives and future. They will also be able to articulate what is sovereignty and how there is a unique government to government relationship between Native American tribes and the United States Government.