Ogimaawi Leadership

The Associate of Arts Degree (AA) provides preparation for transfer to bachelor’s programs at Turtle Mountain Community College and other higher education institutions. Each AA provides sufficient professional courses to allow the student to transfer in particular fields of study and general education courses common to most bachelors’ requirements at most colleges. Students may seek approval to modify AA degree requirements to meet specific transfer requirements at other institutions.

Introducing the new Ogimaawi Leadership “To Become A Leader” AA Program

The program is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge of the Anishinaabemowin background and culture, along with skills to prepare them for leadership roles within the tribal community and business organizations.

Dean of Academics
Phone: 701-477-7986
Ext. 2961
Office: Room 207

There are no special requirements for admission into this program. Please refer to the TMCC Admission section for future students.

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Program Outcomes:

  • Students will identify and develop personal strengths and weaknesses using a variety of leadership models.
  • Students will define what leadership means to them in a Native American community and global world.
  • Students will explain the Turtle Mountain Band Chippewa Indian culture, origins, and traditions in an effort to teach and influence future generations.
  • Students will assess community needs resulting in strengthening the economic and social system, while addressing the poverty crisis.
  • Students will implement community service projects through civic engagement learning.
  • Students will support the next generation of leaders by mentoring or recruiting program participants.

Ogimaawi Leadership “To Become A Leader”

Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

The program is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge of the Anishinaabemowin background and culture, along with the skills to prepare them for leadership roles within the tribal community and business organizations.

The following curriculum is required for completion of the Ogimaawi Leadership Associate of Arts degree.

To see list of transferable courses, please refer to the GERTA Matrix located within the TMCC Catalog.

1. Communications – 9 Credits Required

  • *ENGL 110    Composition I (3)
  • *ENGL 120   Composition II (3)
  • *COMM 110  Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)

2. Arts & Humanities – 12 Credits Required *listed courses are recommended

  • LANG 125    Ojibwa I (3)
  • LANG 126    Ojibwa II (3)
  • PHIL 210     Multicultural Ethics (3)
  • AHU 256      Anishinabe Leadership (3)
  • ENG 265      Native American Literature (3)

3. Social Sciences – 12 Credits Required

  • *SOCI 270    Sociology of Indian Reservations (3)
  • *POLS 115    American Government & Politics (3)
  • *POLS 241    Indian Law I (3)
  • *POLS 287    Tribal Government (3)
  • * SOCI 110     Intro to Sociology (3)

4. Health and Wellness – 2 Credits Required

  • *HPER 108   Traditional Dance (2)

5. Math and Science – 10 Credits Required

  • MATH 111    Algebra I (3)
  • MATH 112    Algebra II or MATH 103 College Algebra (4)
    And
  • *GEOL 101   Environmental Geology/Lab (4)
    Or
  • *BIOL 124    Environmental Science/Lab (4)

6. Technology – 3 Credits Required

  • *CSCI 101 Intro to Computers (3)

7. *SOC 105 – First Year Experience – (2) Required of all First–Time, Freshmen Students Entering TMCC

8. *SOC 120 Transitions – Graduation & Beyond – (1) Required student completes this seminar the semester he/she is expect to graduate.

9. Required Core Courses – 9 Credits Required

  • *BADM 215     Leadership Development (3)
  • *HIST 296       History of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (3)
  • *LEAD 220      Internship in Leadership (3)

10. Electives – 6 credits Required

  • LEAD 235     Cultural and Tribal Sovereignty (3)
  • ECON 110     Elements of Economics & Tribal Economic Development (3)
  • ENGL 130     Technical Writing (3)
  • LEAD 180     Leadership Theory & Concepts (3)
  • PHIL 102      Anishinabe Worldview Nanda-Nibwaakaawin (3)
  • COMM 212   Interpersonal Communications (3)
  • LEAD 235     Cultural & Tribal Sovereignty (3)
  • SOCI 271       Contemporary Indian Issues (3)