2018-2019 Catalog

Grant Projects Management Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts, Grant Projects Management (90-91 credits)

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.  With an additional 16 credits, students would be able to articulate into SKC’s B.A. in Business Administration.

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. Students who complete the Associate of Arts degree will have the knowledge and technical skills needed to perform accounting functions and analyze grant financial statements, administer grants in compliance with codes and regulations, and work in positions to manage grants in tribal, nongovernmental, or private settings. 

The degree also offers sufficient basic accounting and training in Microsoft Office Suites to allow graduates to move into a variety of positions in office administration. 

According to the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, the need for Business Operations Specialist (such as Grant Coordinator) Occupations is expected to increase 14% in the next eight years. The current average salary in Montana is $62,720.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the A.A. Grant Projects Management will have the ability to:
• Follow uniform administration requirements necessary for grant management.
• Administer codes and regulations as they affect grant management.
• Analyze financial statements and accounting functions as they relate to grants.
• Identify risk management and appropriation laws. 
• Examine ethical considerations when managing grants.
• Demonstrate knowledge of laws and regulations related to management of contracts and grants. 
• Gain practical experience with grant management through a supervised practicum.

Curriculum

Fall First Year

CAPP100Computer Literacy

1

ENGL101English Composition I

3

IDST101SKC Seminar

3

NASD101History of Indians in the United States

3

OFED106Keyboard Skill Building

1

OFED114Business Grammar & Usage

1

OFED121Human Relations

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Winter First Year

CAPP140Word Processing

3

CAPP162Data Management Systems

3

GRMG150Grant Management I

4

OFED113Calculator Lab

1

MATH 103Contemporary Math

5

OR

OFED111Business Math

4

AND

ELECTIVEOpen 1 cr

1

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Spring First Year

CAPP161Electronic Spreadsheets

3

CAPP170Electronic Presentations

2

GRMG151Grant Projects Management II

3

OFED170Accounting Basics

3

ELECTIVENASD OPEN

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Fall Second Year

BUMG201Principles of Accounting I

3

BUMG206Principles of Accounting Laboratory

1

ENGL202English Composition II

3

GRMG250Grant Projects Management III

4

ELECTIVENatural Science General Education from List

5

Total Credit Hours:16

Winter Second Year

BUMG202Principles of Accounting II

3

BUMG207Principles of Accounting II Laboratory

1

GRMG260Grant Regulations and Ethics

3

GRMG262Grant Projects Practicum

3

ELECTIVESocial Science General Education from List

5

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Second Year

BUMG240Computerized Accounting

3

GRMG299Grant Projects Capstone

2

SPCH100Basic Communications

3

ELECTIVEFine Arts Humanities General Education from List

3

ELECTIVEHumanities Intro General Education from List

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credits for the Associate of Arts: 90 credits

Total Credit Hours: 90-91

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