2021-2022 Catalog

Grant Projects Assistant Certificate of Completion

46 credits

The Grant Projects Assistant Certificate of Completion is provided by the Office Professions Department.

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 Certificate of Completion focuses on skills and knowledge needed to assist in a grant management office. Students learn basic skills in grant management including federal funding cycles, appropriations, roles and responsibilities, cost principles, uniform administration and grant monitoring. Grant submission fundamentals and computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentations, and database, are introduced to students. The Grant 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, Office and Administrative Support Workers current average salary in Montana is $38,350.

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.
  • Discuss considerations for Native American/Alaska Native populations in the workplace.


Fall First Year

CAPP105Computers for College Success


ENGL101English Composition I


IDST101SKC Seminar


ELECTIVENative American Studies General Education Open


NASD101History of Indians in the United States


OFED130Office Essentials


Total Credit Hours:16

Winter First Year

CAPP140Word Processing


CAPP162Data Management Systems


GRMG149Grant Projects Management I


MATH103Contemporary Math


OFED142Professional Relationships in the Workplace


Total Credit Hours:17

Spring First Year

CAPP161Electronic Spreadsheets


CAPP170Electronic Presentations


GRMG151Grant Projects Management II


GRMG170Grant Submission Fundamentals


OFED170Accounting Basics


Total Credit Hours:13

The Office Professions Department has designated the following courses as meeting the "4 Cs" competencies.  Communication: OFED 142.  Critical Thinking: OFED 130 and CAPP 105. Cultural Understanding: CAPP 140 and CAPP 170. Citizenship: OFED 142. Information Literacy is taught in CAPP 105.

Total Credit Hours: 46