WETCC offers an Associate of Arts Degree with These Areas of Emphasis
Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
This curriculum is designed to introduce the perspectives, contributions, limitations, 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. This curriculum promotes 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. Course requirements may vary, depending on the four-year transfer school selected. It is important to consult with an advisor at WETCC as well as the institution transferring to.
Environmental Science (60 Credits)
Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary field that also serves as an introduction to any of the 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. This allows students to either transfer to baccalaureate programs in the natural sciences or work in natural resource related fields.
WETCC offers the full range of requirements for the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The college has a fully equipped laboratory and a wide array of field gear for scientific study including laptop computers, digital camera, GPS units, and other state of the art equipment. Our library has extensive holdings in the sciences including print, online, and multimedia materials. Class sizes are small allowing for individualized instruction and lots of contact with instructors. Course requirements may vary, depending on the four-year transfer school selected. It is important to consult with an advisor at WETCC and at the institution transferring to.
Human Services (60 Credits)
The goal of the Human Services Program is to intertwine Anishinaabe values with generalist social work principles in order 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. The Human Services Program prepares competent and effective paraprofessionals to work within Tribal programs or to transfer to a four year social work program
Business (60 Credits)
The business program at White Earth Tribal and Community College is uniquely designed to give students a competitive edge. Core courses are presented from a Native American cultural perspective. Students learn essential business skills that can be used successfully in the multi-disciplinary conditions of both American Indian and non-Indian work place. Students will learn analytical and communication skills within an enriched professional and ethical learning environment that prepares them to become leaders in the modern world.
Native American Studies (60 Credits)
This curriculum 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. Course requirements may vary depending on the institution transferring to.
Education (60 Credits)
Early Childhood Education (60 Credits)