The tribal management program teaches the job-related skills and knowledge needed for positions within tribal and local governments and other organizations in rural Alaska. In response to the broad variety of job-related skills needed by tribal councils, administrators and staff, the tribal management certificate and AAS degree programs are designed to allow students to specialize their education to target specific employment related skills. Students perform specific tasks, learn basic management rationale and explore issues in tribal government. The tribal management program provides students with fundamental knowledge of tribal governance and finance as well as hands-on education and training in subject areas important to tribal governments. Students work closely with their academic advisor to choose courses that target their employment based needs and are encouraged to specialize their education to a specific area of study, or take courses from multiple areas of study.
Students entering either the AAS degree or Certificate program will meet with a faculty advisor to discuss program content, requirements and planning.