White Earth Tribal and Community College

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White Earth Tribal and Community College
Gaawaabaabiganikaag Gabegikendaasowigamig
Established 1997
Type Tribal and Community College Public
President Wannetta Bennett
Students 140
Undergraduates 2 year available
Postgraduates not available
Location PO Box 478 Mahnomen, Mahnomen County Minnesota, United States 56557
Campus 210 Main Street South reserve
Affiliations American Indian Higher Education Consortium & National Association of Land Grant Institutions.
Website Official site

White Earth Tribal and Community College is a community college in Mahnomen, Minnesota.

History[edit]

The White Earth Reservation Tribal Council established the WETCC in 1997.[1]

Mission and Vision[edit]

The WETCC's mission is:

  • to promote educational excellence
  • to provide a culturally relevant curriculum in partnership with students, staff, community, and industry.
  • to promote critical pedagogy, a creative approach to education
  • to seek through discourse a fuller understanding of Ojibwe epistemology.

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Programs[edit]

The WETCC provides training in a wide range of career fields:

  • five associate of arts degree programs,
  • four associate of applied science degree programs,
  • occupational programs,
  • certificate options [3]

Partnerships[edit]

The WETCC computer science center serves the college, White Earth Reservation, and surrounding communities. The WETCC has articulation agreements with Minnesota State University Moorhead, Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota Duluth. The college is affiliated with American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the National Association of Land Grant Institutions. WETCC is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), which is a community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. WETCC was created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians. WETCC generally serves geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level.[4]

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Coordinates: 47°18′50.60″N 95°58′5.85″W / 47.3140556°N 95.9682917°W / 47.3140556; -95.9682917