Contact the Program Director
Residential Faculty - American Indian Studies and Sociology
Office: SC 14 - Room: 73
This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.
Do you have an intense interest in the contemporary issues that challenge indigenous nations? Would you like to spend your days assessing the political, legal, cultural, and economic systems of indigenous nations and the impact the United States’ laws and American Indian policy have on their sovereignty? If so, then consider joining our Sustaining and Advancing Indigenous Nations program.
While studying our course on sustaining and advancing indigenous nations, you’ll get to explore the political, legal, economic, and social status of Indigenous people and their respective communities — both past and present. Our experienced instructors will showcase inherent Indigenous sovereignty, self-governance, self-determination, Native American law, and policies that affect development on indigenous lands in our current environment.
Don’t wait. Start your future in Sustaining and Advancing Indigenous Nations today.
The Right Pathway for You
MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Transfer Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.
The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.
|American Indian Studies
University Transfer Degree
Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a university? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.
|Associate in Arts
|Associate in Arts, Emphasis in American Indian Studies
Successful completion of a certificate within the Sustaining and Advancing Indigenous Nations program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Anthropologists and Archeologists
Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
Forest and Conservation Workers
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
Industrial Engineering Technicians
Industrial Engineering Technologists
Interpreters and Translators
Middle School Teachers
Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Secondary School Teachers
Social and Human Service Assistants
Supervisors of Gaming Workers
Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
Connect with an Advisor
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to connect with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.