2019-2020 Catalog

Grant Projects Assistant Certificate of Completion

45 credits

Program Description

The Grant Projects Management Program is designed to prepare graduates to gain employment in tribal, non-profit, or public organizations that operate with grant funding.

The Grants Projects Certificate of Completion and Associate of Arts are stackable credentials. Completers of the Certificate of Completion may choose to move into the Associate of Arts as full-time students or begin employment and continue taking classes as part-time students

Career Opportunities

Over $35 billion in grant and contract funding is distributed in the United States every year.  Many tribal, public, and non-profit entities operate with numerous grants and contracts. Students completing the Certificate of Completion are qualified to work as grant technicians, performing invoicing, draw-downs, and basic accounting functions.

According to the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Operations Specialist (such as Grant Coordinator) Occupations current average salary in Montana is $62,720.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Certificate of Completion in Grant Projects Assistant, graduates will be able to:
• Explain the basic concepts and practices in managing grants.
• Demonstrate proficiency in basic accounting functions and processes. 
• Exhibit skills in computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software.
• Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication applicable to administration of grants and contracts. 
• Understand the implications of tribal sovereignty for grant and contract administration.

Degree Requirements

Fall First Year

CAPP105Computers for College Success

1

ENGL101English Composition I

3

IDST101SKC Seminar

3

ELECTIVENative American Studies General Education Open

3

NASD101History of Indians in the United States

3

OFED130Office Essentials

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Winter First Year

CAPP140Word Processing

3

GRMG150Grant Management I

4

MATH 103Contemporary Math

5

OFED121Human Relations

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring First Year

CAPP161Electronic Spreadsheets

3

CAPP162Data Management Systems

3

CAPP170Electronic Presentations

2

GRMG151Grant Projects Management II

3

OFED170Accounting Basics

3

Total Credit Hours:14

The Office Professions Department has designated the following courses as meeting the "4 Cs" competencies.  Communication: OFED 121.  Critical Thinking: OFED 170. Cultural Understanding: CAPP 140 and CAPP 170. Citizenship: OFED 121.

Total Credit Hours: 45

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