Programs

Sitting Bull College (SBC) offers academic and career and technical education training.  The College has implemented a standard core curriculum incorporating the essential basics for each specified degree offering.  The core curriculum is found in the general education requirements.  These requirements are directly linked to the four student outcomes identified as the central goals for student achievement by the institution and directly correlate to the mission of the college.  

MASTER OF SCIENCE

The Master of Science (MS) degree is granted to the student, who wishes to complete a program of study which leads to employment in a specific career. The MS degree program requires a minimum of thirty-eight (38) credit hours of course work. For admissions into a Master’s program a student must have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, and meet the necessary requirements for admission into the program.

Sitting Bull College offers the following Master of Science degree:

  1. Environmental Science

MASTER OF EDUCATION

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is granted to the student, who wishes to complete a program of study in curriculum and instruction. The M.Ed. degree program requires a minimum of thirty-six (36) credit hours of course work. For admissions into a Master’s program a student must have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree, in a related field is preferred but not required, and meet the necessary requirements for admission into the program.

Sitting Bull College offers the following Master of Education degree:

  1. Curriculum and Instruction

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE/BACHELOR OF ARTS

The Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA) degree is granted to the student who wishes to complete a program of study which leads to employment in a specific career.   Each BS/BA degree program requires a minimum of one hundred and twenty-five (125) credit hours of course work.  For admissions into a Bachelor’s program a student must have successfully completed an Associate degree in a related discipline.  

Sitting Bull College offers the following Bachelor of Science/Arts degrees:

  1. Business Administration
  2. Early Childhood Education
  3. Elementary Education
  4. Secondary Science Education
  5. Environmental Science
  6. General Studies
  7. Native American Studies

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree is generally granted to the student who intends to transfer to a four-year institution.  Students must complete the SBC general education requirements and may also select an area of emphasis in any of the instructional areas.  Each AA degree program requires a minimum of sixty (60) credit hours of course work.

Sitting Bull College offers the following Associate of Arts degrees:

  1. Business Administration
  2. General Studies
  3. General Studies – Nursing Transfer
  4. Native American Studies
  5. Pre-Engineering

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed to prepare students for a vocation by providing more specialized training than the AA degree.  It also provides enough general education course work for the student who intends to transfer.  Each AS degree program requires a minimum of sixty (60) credit hours of course work.

Sitting Bull College offers the following Associate of Science degrees:

  1. Community Health Worker
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Early Childhood Education
  4. Environmental Science
  5. Human Services Technician
  6. Information Technology
  7. Lakhotiyapi/Dakhotiyapi
  8. Practical Nursing
  9. Teacher Education

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is granted to the student who wishes to complete a vocational program of study, which leads to employment in a specific career.  It requires that nearly all the course work be in a specific area, with only limited general education requirements.  Each AAS degree program requires a minimum of sixty (60) credit hours of course work.  

Sitting Bull College offers the following Associate of Applied Science degrees:

  1. Building Trades
  2. Lay Advocate/Paralegal

CERTIFICATE

A certificate of completion is awarded for successful completion of a vocational training program.  Certificate programs provide vocational skills training and will require minimum academic course work.

Sitting Bull College offers the following Certificates of Completion:

Commercial Driver’s License Community Health Worker Electrical
Framing Heavy Equipment Operations I Heavy Equipment Operations II
Home Energy Audit Information Technology Interior Construction
Lakhotiyap/Dakhotiyapi I Lakhotiyapi/Dakhotiyapi II Oil Drilling
Water Treatment Technician Welding

General Education Philosophy Statement

Sitting Bull College general education is intended to impart common knowledge, intellectual concepts and attitudes enabling people to function effectively in a multi-cultural society. Course offerings are designed to enhance employability, provide a foundation and opportunity for lifelong learning, promote the Lakota/Dakota culture, provide intellectual stimulation, and to help in the development towards respectful citizens of the universe.

General Education: Essential Learning Outcomes

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Students will gain knowledge of human cultures and physical and natural world: through study in the science and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts.

Assessment Tools: CAAP, Tribal Knowledge Pre/Post Test, Math/Science embedded final questions.

2.

Students will gain intellectual and practical skills: through inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, written and oral communication, quantitative literacy, and information literacy.

Assessment Tools: CAAP, Computer end of course assessment, Composition/Essay and Speech end of course assessments.

3.

Students will display personal and social responsibility: through civic knowledge and engagement – local and global, intercultural knowledge and competency, ethical reasoning and action, and foundations and skills for lifelong learning.

Assessment Tools: Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey, Community College Survey of Student Engagement, and Employer Survey.

4.

Students will display integrative and applied learning: through synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies.

Assessment Tools: Institutional Outcomes Survey, Employer Survey, and Alumni Survey.

General Education Requirements

The following general education requirements must be completed for an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science programs at Sitting Bull College. Competency is measured in all areas by a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F. The minimum competency level should be a letter grade of a C. APA style.

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General Education First-Time Freshman: Sequence of Courses

Sitting Bull College has created a sequence of first year academic courses for all Associate degree seeking students that are designed to facilitate the transition to college and to develop a cohort of learners. The sequence of courses is designed to helps students to develop critical and creative thinking as well as written and oral communication skills that are valuable for success for future courses within the major.

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A waiver of the required courses must be approved by the Vice President of Academics. Second semester students should not be encouraged to take courses beyond the 13/14 credits unless they received a 2.00 or greater the first semester.