Fort Berthold Community College

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Coordinates: 47°58′58″N 102°28′22″W / 47.98278°N 102.47278°W / 47.98278; -102.47278

Fort Berthold Community College
Fort Berthold Community College logo.jpg
Established 1973
Type Native American tribal community college and land grant institution
President Twyla Baker-Demaray, Ph.D (Interim)
Vice-president Waylon Baker, Ph.D
Students avg. 300
Location PO Box 490 New Town, North Dakota, United States 58763
Campus Rural
Colors Blue and Silver          
Sports Hand Games, Mens & Womens Basketball, Golf
Nickname The Storm
Affiliations American Indian Higher Education Consortium, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Website http://www.fortbertholdcc.edu
Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation tribal affiliation

The Fort Berthold Community College (FBCC) is a tribally controlled college chartered by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation headquarters at New Town, North Dakota. The college has branches in Mandaree and White Shield.

History[edit]

The College was founded May 2, 1973, as the agency responsible for higher education on the Fort Berthold Reservation. The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation in New Town, North Dakota endorsed the concept that a locally based higher education institution was needed to train Tribal members and to help retain the Tribal cultures. FBCC was chartered by the Three Affiliated Tribes.[1]

Mission & Vision[edit]

The FBCC mission is:

  • provide Quality Cultural, Academic, and Vocational Education and Services for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation
  • to act as positive influence in retaining the Tribal cultures.[2]

Governance[edit]

FBCC is tribally controlled by a Board of Directors, which consist of seven members. A steering committee was appointed to oversee the initial operations of the College. This committee was replaced by the selection of a Board of Directors in 1974. The College proceeded to developed a long-range plan. The planning improved the educational and vocational services in the communities throughout the Reservation.[3]

Partnerships[edit]

The first classes offered at FBCC were on an extension basis with coordinating accredited institutions. Fort Berthold Community College was granted accreditation on July 12, 2006, through the Higher Learning Commission of Schools and Colleges. FBCC was granted accreditation on Feb. 12, 1988, through the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. The college is also one of 32 tribal colleges granted Land Grant Institution status in 1994. Fort Berthold Community College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Fort Berthold Community College is also a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC).[4]

Programs of Study[edit]

The first classes offered at FBCC were on an extension basis with coordinating accredited institutions. The agreements were first made with University of Mary, Bismarck, ND; Minot State College, Minot, ND; and the University of North Dakota, Williston Center, Williston, ND. The FBCC associate’s degree and certificate program offerings include:

  • Accounting,
  • Addiction studies,
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Agribusiness Sales and Service 18-Months
  • Agriculture Transfer
  • Building Maintenance 18-month
  • Building Maintenance A.A.S.
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
  • Computer Information Systems AAS
  • Construction Technology 9-Month
  • Construction Technology 18-Month (Inactive)
  • Construction Technology 27-Month (Inactive)
  • Computer science and information systems,
  • Early Childhood Education - AA
  • Elementary Education - AA
  • Elementary Education - BS / minor in Middle School Mathematics
  • Elementary Education - BS / minor in Middle School Science
  • Emergency medical service,
  • Environmental Science - AS
  • Environmental Science - BS
  • Farm/Ranch Management 9-Month
  • Farm/Ranch Management 18-Month
  • Graphic Arts Technology 9-Month (Inactive)
  • Human Services -AA
  • Horticulture Science 9-Month
  • Information Management Specialist 18-Month - AAS
  • Liberal Arts - AA
  • Mathematics - AS
  • Marketing/Entrepreneurship
  • Medical Secretary 18-Month - AAS and administrative assistant.
  • Microsoft Certified Network Administrator
  • Native American Studies - AA
  • Native American Studies - BA
  • Practical Nursing Certificate
  • Paramedics
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Public/Tribal Administration -AA
  • CNA
  • RN - AAS
  • Science - AS
  • Water Treatment Technology(Inactive)
  • Welding Technology 9-Month(Inactive)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  2. ^ American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  3. ^ American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  4. ^ American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  5. ^ American Indian Higher Education Consortium

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