This course explores the key concepts, theories, and methods of psychology and its influence on health and wellness within Indigenous communities. Students will examine the impact of many factors and conditions from a strengths-based rather than problem-focused approach and explore how physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and wellness is articulated and maintained from an Indigenous worldview.
Second year students will study human growth from conception to adolescence including physical, cognitive, personality, and social development. In addition, students will examine the applications, theories and latest research data in this area. Students will gain hands-on knowledge of child development by completing several out-of-class observations.
Prerequisites: Psyx 100
Second-year Chemical Addiction Studies students will gain a comprehensive understanding and application of addiction counseling, current therapeutic trends, strategies, and modalities used in addiction disorders, to facilitate the development of addiction counseling competencies associated with positive treatment outcomes, and increase students competence relative to providing addiction evaluation, education and treatment services. Emphasis will be placed on developing and practicing addiction counseling skills. Students will be introduced to different theoretical models and explore a variety of treatment approaches through videos, lecture, and journaling in an experiential project. Can be taken concurrently with CAS 250.
- Second year Chemical Addiction Studies and Human Services majors will be introduced to assessment, evaluation, and case management procedures. Outcomes include a demonstrated ability to understand, describe, administer and interpret the various testing and evaluation tools used in human services and addiction counseling. A thorough review of intervention strategies and the importance of documentation are also incorporated into lecture and classroom activities including completion of a comprehensive case file on an identified case study subject. For Addiction Studies students, this class can be taken concurrently with CAS 242.
Designed for the beginning Human Service and Addiction Studies major, students will examine the human services field, understanding the nature, scope, and functions of the helping professions (e.g. social services, family and child welfare, criminal justice, addictions and mental health), and the role of the individual as a human service professional. Topics including professional ethics, confidentiality, crisis intervention and cultural competency are also covered.
Offered: Fall. Prerequisits: None
This is an introductory course for students with an interest in psychology. Students will learn the pat, present and future of psychology. Student will also learn to apply knowledge gained through self-inventories. In addition, students will demonstrate knowledge of human behavior in all aspects of life and define the scientific method and its application to psychology.
This course focuses on exploring the types of career opportunities that are available for psychology majors with baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Students will learn to identify skills and aptitudes that are associated with particular types of occupations, specifically those locally
Offered: Fall/ Prerequisites: None
Psychology majors will receive an introduction to the design and analysis of social science research. Outcomes for this course include an understanding of the logic and philosophy of psychological research, conceptualizing research questions, hypothesis testing, data collection and analysis strategies used by researchers in the social sciences, and the use of statistical software for analysis.
Outcomes for this course include a comprehensive understanding of specific classes of drugs, the study of substance use and abuse, as well as personal and societal attitudes and responses toward the drug phenomenon. Modes of treatment and prevention, the addictions process, causality, assessment and diagnosis are also covered as well as the interaction of drugs
This course exposes students to a holistic approach to stress management. It treats both cognitive skills and relaxation techniques with the intention of preventing and/or alleviating the physical symptoms of stress. The learning activities of the course are both theoretical and experiential.
Second year students will examine current data on adult aging and development. Students will learn to identify physical, intellectual, emotional, and social developmental issues related to the aging adult. In
addition, students will discuss multicultural aspects of adult development. This course will be delivered as a Blended Course—utilizing distance learning and Moodle for assignments, tests, and discussions.
This is an introductory course for students with an interest in Sociology. Students will learn to explain and apply sociological concepts and theories. Students will also learn to explain and apply disciplinary methods, including types of questions asked by sociologists and methods used to explore those questions.
This is an introductory course for students with an interest in psychology. Students will learn the pat, present and future of psychology. Student will also learn to apply knowledge gained through self-inventories. In addition, students will demonstrate knowledge of human behavior in all aspects of life and define the scientific method and its application to psychology. This course utilizes a Blended Delivery; Moodle use is required.
- This course prepares prospective teachers and students interested in careers in human services. By guiding the student to explore and construct knowledge of human behavior, especially learning behavior, this course offers the student methods to improve learning outcomes. To add depth and breadth to the learning experience, course participants engage the course content through lecture, video, group discussion and structured team interactions. The student investigates theories that explain contextually how and why human learning takes place, and develops pedagogy to individualize education
Students completing this course will acquire the basic knowledge of Premier Pro. Students are introduced to the five editing basics; import footage, create a sequence, add a title, adjust audio levels, and export video in nonlinear editing software. Students will learn to acquire media files such as, video, audio, and graphics, and go on to creating a rough cut sequence, add effects, adjust audio, and export the project. Students acquire the skills to pursue the Adobe Certified Associate Certification.
The class introduces students to the basics of operating a video camera, simple lighting techniques, and framing shots. Students will have hands-on opportunities to practice all aspects of shooting video.
Students become familiar with Microsoft Server features, capabilities, and installation methods. Students learn to plan infrastructure services like DHCP and DNS; plan server data storage, file permissions, file sharing, etc. Students will be able to plan, create, and maintain Active Directory services, server security and network access; understand and apply maintenance procedure for high availability and secure infrastructure services for remove access and the use of certificates.
This course will focus on a range of security threats that face modern network infrastructures.Students will be able to design and implement secure network management, mitigate threats using a variety of methods, implement and configure a network firewall and administer effective security policies.
This course builds on the skills acquired in ITS 182 by having students diagnose and troubleshoot real world computer systems. Students will cover topics such as technical communication, client interaction, hardware issues, software issues, virus removal and data management.
Topic coverage includes:
- Network Connectivity Issues
- Login Problems
- Hardware Issues
- Boot Up Issues
- File and Folder Recovery
- Performance Optimization
- Security Settings
- Software Issues
This is an introductory technology course. Students will acquire an understanding of computer concepts; work with a variety of elements that include steps to teach you how to perform real-world tasks, current issues related to technology, and a variety of information to keep you secure while interacting with computers and mobile devices.
Fall, Spring, Summer
Students must be able to demonstrate basic user computer skills to enroll in this course. Students with no computer skills should enroll in CP 095. For any student wishing to learn workplace competencies and basic skills through hands-on application of an integrated software suite, this course will be useful in their academic and professional lives. The suite includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics. Students will create, edit, manipulate and format basic documents and learn desktop publishing methods in the word processing program. Students will also demonstrate proficiency in the use of computerized spreadsheets including function formulas, filtering, and data analysis, and making charts. In addition, database software will be used to create, store, retrieve, query, filter, and analyze data while the presentation application will allow the student to express ideas using text, graphics, sound and video clips and create slides, outlines, speaker’s notes, and audience handouts. Lesson projects, critical thinking activities, and realistic, comprehensive simulations are used to assess student learning.Fall, Spring
Students are introduced to computer programming where they will learn the fundamental concepts and terminology of software
application development and develop skills in designing and writing simple computer programs. Students will be able to
become familiar with programming concepts and methods common to all computer languages. Students will understand how
to design simple applications, control structures, functions/procedures, arrays, classes, and objects
In this course, you will learn about computers and the various elements that make up the computing world. You will first explore what a computer is and how computers began. You will then become familiar with a computer’s hardware and software. In addition, you will be exposed to the various ways to use a computer efficiently such as with file management and digital devices. You will also learn about the other elements that make up the computing world such as the Internet, networking, social networking and security. In addition, the process of developing an information system and reviewing the tools used to create the system are discussed. Fall, Spring
Students are provided the knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot basic problems end users will face while running
Microsoft Windows in an Active Directory® network environment or in a workgroup environment. This course provides an
overview of operating system concepts and how to troubleshoot Windows Client Software. Students will gain experience in
working with people, diagnosing systems, repairing systems, as well as proper policy and procedure when working a help desk
in a business environment. (Formally CT 104)
Students will be provided the knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and
security. Students will be able to identify basic terms, concepts, and functions of computing system components, including
how each component should work during normal operation and the boot process; common peripheral ports, associated cabling
and their connectors; hardware methods or upgrading system performance. Student will acquire the skills to analyze common 76
symptoms and problems associated with each component and provide solutions to troubleshoot and isolate the problems.
Students will learn to analyze issues, procedures and devices for protection within the computing environment, including
people, hardware and the surrounding workspace. (Formally CT 107 & 108)
Students will acquire the skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS and SOHO networks. The successful candidate will utilize troubleshooting techniques and tools to effectively and efficiently resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues and implement security practices. Job titles in some organizations, which are descriptive of the role of this individual, may be Enterprise technician, IT administrator, field service technician, PC or Support technician, etc. In order to receive CompTIA A+ certification a candidate must pass two exams. The CompTIA A+ Essentials, exam number 220-801 and the CompTIA A+ 220-802 exam, Practical Application. This course helps prepare students for passing the software portion of both CompTIA A+ service technician exams.
Students are provided with a broad knowledge of computer server networking, hardware, and software. This course is one of 3 courses required for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2008 Administrator certification. Work at your own pace through the lessons and lab exercises utilizing the Microsoft IT Academy Online courses. Focusing on Windows Server 2008, this course covers topics such as configuring Active Directory, configuring user environments by using Group Policy Objects, implement security features by using group policy.
Students continue working with computer server networking, hardware, and software. This course is one of 3 courses required for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2008 Administrator certification. This course teaches the core concepts of configuring a Windows Server Network Infrastructure. Work at your own pace through the lessons and lab exercises utilizing the Microsoft IT Academy Online courses. This course focuses on Windows Server 2008, and covers topics such as implementing TCP/IPv4 addressing and address spaces,
administrative functions of Windows Server 2008, implementing security and Windows Firewall, DNS, DHCP, routing and remote access, and Active directory.
Students work at their own pace through the lessons and lab exercises utilizing the Microsoft IT Academy Online courses. This course is one of 3 courses required for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2008 Administrator certification. A server administrator is responsible for the operations and day-to-day management of an infrastructure of Windows Server 2008 R2 servers for an enterprise organization. Windows server administrators manage the infrastructure, Web, and IT application servers. The Windows server administrators use scripts and batch files written by others or those that they occasionally write themselves to accomplish tasks on a regular basis. They conduct most server management tasks remotely by using Remote Desktop Server or administration tools installed on their local workstation. A server administrator’s primary tasks include:
- Managing the server operating system, file, and directory services
- Software distribution and updates
- Profiling and monitoring assigned servers
Students are provided with a technician's critical knowledge of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network
implementation and network support. Students will be able to define and distinguish network terminology; identify functions of
the OSI and TCP/IP reference models and related protocols. Students will be able to define and describe network hardware
devices, topologies, IP addressing, subnetting, and network operating systems. (Formally CT 211)
This is the second half of the CompTIA Network+ course. This Network course is designed to provide a student with a technician's critical knowledge of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation and network support. The CompTIA Network+ certification is the sign of a competent networking professional. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves a technician’s competency in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructure.
Students are introduced to the entire Web site creation process by developing and enhancing their HTML, CSS, and visual design skills utilizing the latest Web design technologies and trends. Beginning with the Web design environment and the principles of sound Web design, students will plan site layout and navigation, progress to Web typography, colors and images, and working with CSS. Students will gain a solid foundation of designing successful, standards-based Web sites that are portable across different operating systems, browsers, and Web devices. Web design exercises are completed using the latest Microsoft applications.
Students are provided a comprehensive coverage in all areas of Adobe® Illustrator including fundamental concepts and progressing to in-depth exploration of the software’s full set of features. Students work through real-world projects step-by-step, with guidance through the entire process. Students acquire the skills to pursue the Adobe Certified Associate Certification.
Students are introduced to graphics concepts and principles with an overview of Photoshop image manipulation features. Students work with digital image types and file formats; manipulating images and workspace; extracting objects; working with layers and masks; adding text to images; using painting tools; retouching images; color management; applying filters and styles; and creating images for the Web. Students acquire the skills to pursue the Adobe Certified Associate Certification.
Students are presented an in-depth, design-driven introduction to Adobe’s animation and multimedia software program. Students learn primary applications of the program; graphics, animation, interactive authoring, and audio and video integration; working with drawing and painting tools; objects, types, symbols, layers, buttons and sounds. Students create animation and interactive movies; importing sounds, images, videos and artwork. Students acquire the skills to pursue the Adobe Certified Associate Certification.
Students are provided the essentials of website planning and design; creating a website; text manipulation; hyperlinks and appearance; working with pictures; creating a table; creating web pages with frames; creating a form; inserting sound and video; working with layers; managing website assets; working with user-defined styles; using behaviors to build interactive pages; publishing and finalizing a website. Students acquire the skills to pursue the Adobe Certified Associate Certification.
Students complete a capstone project for computer science / information technology students. It involves investigation of a topic to be selected individually by the student, and approved by a faculty mentor. The topic will be complementary to the field of computer science / information technology. This project will demonstrate mastery of the CT curriculum and documented in the student’s portfolio. Final project must be approved by instructor. Course may be repeated.
Students will read and discuss issues that are currently of importance to American Indians. Each issue will be preceded by summary readings that will be detailed in in-class discussions. Issues may include Indian identity, land, water rights, jurisdiction, government, gambling, education, health, culture, religion, art, literature, environment, prison. Students may introduce additional topics of interest.
Students will examine the treaties of the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation. Federal Indian policy will be examined to understand the motives behind treaty making with American Indian Tribes in the United States. Current sovereignty issues as a result of treaty making with the Fort Peck Tribes will also be discussed.
Students will examine the history of the establishment of the current Fort Peck Tribal Government. They will also critique the Fort Peck Constitution by comparing its elements to other tribal governments as well as current effects to improve tribal governments throughout Indian country.
This is a general survey course designed to acquaint students with no previous experience in American Indian Studies with the variety and scope of the Native tradition in North American. It presents an interdisciplinary perspective drawing from several field of study (archaeology, sociology, religion, linguistics, art, and literature). Students will study various tribal groups representing major geographical regions in North America.
Designed for NAS majors and those who plan to transfer to a four-year institution, students will explore American Indian literature with an emphasis on poetry, novels, and fiction written in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Students will examine the disputes of Indigenous identity faced by North American Indigenous writers. Students will also learn the rudiments of a literary vocabulary.
Waníyedu né hįk Wédu shtén timá•ųnibikteno Indúwiga shten né Nakón I•á wayáwa okmá i•á ogá△ni□a oyágihikteno Dóhąn įtgų́syaya Nakón I•ábi Įchága△ inútabikteno
Students will continue to improve their level of proficiency by demonstrating their ability to read, write, speak, and understand the Assiniboine language. The Assiniboine Proficiency Scale (Nakón I•ábi Įchága△) created by the F.P.C.C. Native American Studies Department will be utilized to measure student proficiency.
- Mrs. Roxann Smith: Roxann Smith
Indigenous research is ceremony and is framed in Indigenous, Native American, and First Nations, method and theory. Indigenous method and theory is orientated to addressing issues that remain critical to Indigenous populations, healing, emancipation, self-determination and decolonization. Research framed in Indigenous method and theory is based on respect, relationality, and reciprocity, and works to create social change. Such social change addresses the past real world consequences of colonization in the present. Indigenous theory and methodology contribute to work which will serve Indigenous communities and to contribute to making the present and future a better place for all people. In this course students will study Indigenous method and theory through the literature Indigenous researchers and scholars from the USA, Canada, and New Zealand. This course brings Indigenous ways of being, doing, and knowing to the center of academic studies and research across diverse field of academia.
The History of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana, 1800-2000
- Faculty: Roxann Smith
Drawing from several federal, state and tribal archival documents, as well as from other reliable individual accounts, historic documents and books, this course is a comprehensive documented history of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. This survey history course presents an interdisciplinary perspective of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation from pre-1800 to 2000. Along with the Assiniboine and Sioux, students will study and learn important contributions and relationships regarding various other tribal groups and non-Indians represented and living on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
"Federal Indian law," as it is called in the cases and statutes, is a framework imposed by the United States government for its own purposes on peoples who were present before the United States and who are still present. In this context, the difference between "American Indian" and "Native-American" is nonexistent. Both are names given by outsiders. There are no American Indians or Native Americans. There are many different peoples, hundreds, bearing their own names.
"Legalization" is a name for the process of incorporating into a legal system that which exists outside and independent of the system. "Legalization of American Indians" means the process by which United States law reached the lives of peoples who were in existence prior to that law.
The Western system of government by law is the product of long and bloody struggles among the peoples who came to colonize this land and later imposed "federal Indian law" on the indigenous peoples. Some say the system developed into its present form by incorporating information indigenous peoples offered to the colonists. In any event, the legal system that created "federal Indian law" did not come full-blown into the world. It has a history and that history is still happening. A study of the "legalization of American Indians" sheds light on that history as it is intertwined with the ongoing histories of the indigenous peoples to whom it is directed. (P. d’ Errico 2001).
This course is designed for students who are interested in United States Indian history, and for those who are pursuing a degree in American Indian Studies and/or Education. This course will acquaint the student with the diverse scope of Native history in the United States. It presents an interdisciplinary perspective drawing from several fields of study (history, anthropology, archeology, sociology, religion, linguistics art and literature). Students will study and learn important aspects regarding various tribal groups representing major geographical regions of the United States, and their interactions with emigrant Europeans and subsequent Americans. In addition. This course utilizes a variety of media to introduce more definitive and elaborate instruction regarding the immense impact of colonization and contemporary work to decolonize education and general media and literature, and acknowledge different ways of knowing and being.
This is a survey course designed to acquaint the student with no previous experience in American Indian Studies, with the variety and scope of the Native American cultures in North America. It presents an interdisciplinary perspective drawing from several fields of study (e.g. history, anthropology, archeology, sociology, religion, linguistics, art and literature). Students will study and learn important aspects regarding various tribal groups representing major geographical regions of North America.
An Introduction to Painting with Acrylics
This completely online studio course focuses on providing studio based instruction via recorded content and webinar, discussion via social media interaction and face to face critique via webinar when possible. You will become familiar with painting basics, as well as learn about contemporary non-traditional creative expression taking place throughout the world.
Intended fo environmental and biomedical majors, this course examines the biology, ecology, and evolutionary relationships among living organisms. Through lecture and hands-on demonstrations, all forms of life will be considered from single cell prokaryotes to multicellular plants and animals.
This class is intended for pre-health/pre-nursing majors and anyone interested in general chemistry. Through lecture and hands-on demonstration, topics will include an introduction to general chemistry, measurement systems, atomic structure, chemistry periodicity, bonding chemical reactions, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry.
Intended for science majors, this course introduces students to the world of microorganisms prokaryotic cell structure function, microbial genetics, the immune response, etiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, treatment of control of important infectious disease of humans through lecture and hands-on demonstrations.
Designed for pre-health/pre-nursing and biomedical majors, this course covers the structure and function of the endocrine, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive and urinary systems of humans. Through lecture and hands-on demonstration, principles of integration of metabolism, energy flow, and homeostasis will be emphasized.
Intended for science majors or for core science credits, students will be introduced to cellular organization & function. Through lecture and hands-on demonstrations, students will deal with structure, energy transformation in living systems, respiration, photosynthesis, the cell cycle, classical genetics, molecular genetics, & biotechnology.
Intended for education and non-science majors, this introductory course is primarily for students lacking high school physics and chemistry. Through lecture and hands-on demonstration, principles of chemistry and physics will be introduced. A non-algebraic approach is used to study mechanics, heat, atomic structure, chemical combinations, electricity, and fundamentals of earth science.
While intended for PreHealth/Pre-Nursing and Biomedical majors, any student would benefit from this course. Students will learn general principles of cell and tissue biology that apply to all living systems. The structure and function of skeletal, muscular, nervous systems along with homeostasis, control, and integration of the human body will be emphasized through lecture and hands-on demonstration.
This course covers topics in two and three dimensional geometry. Vectors and their applications. Functions of several variables, contour maps, graphs, partial derivatives, gradients, double and triple integration, vector fields, line integrals, surface integrals, Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, and the Divergence Theorem.
- This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence of calculus-based physics designed for students in engineering or physical science. Topics covered are electricity and magnetism (such as Coulomb’s law, Gauss’ law, electric fields, electric potential, dc circuits, magnetic fields, Faraday’s law, ac circuits, and Maxwell’s equations) and optics (such as light, geometrical optics, and physical optics).
- This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence. The course covers methods of integration, applications of integration, Taylor’s theorem, infinite sequences and series, and polar coordinates. Graphing calculators will be used throughout the course.
- This course is an introduction to engineering calculations and problem solving using the computer. Students will learn how to solve and present engineering problems using computer software such as spreadsheets, graphics programs, and database programs. An introduction to engineering design is presented and a small design project will be completed by the students. (2 Lectures, 1 Lab)
This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence that is designed for students in engineering or physical science. The course covers functions; transcendental functions; limits and continuity; derivatives and their applications; and integration theory. Graphing calculators will be used to explore real-life applications.
This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence of calculus-based physics designed for students in engineering or physical science. Topics covered are mechanics (such as motion, Newton’s laws, work, energy, system of particles, and rotational motion), mechanical waves (such as oscillations, wave motion, sound, and superposition), material properties, and fluids.
Provides an overview of the early childhood education issues, practices, and methodology. In addition, students learn about CDA functional areas, indicators, activities, and training and assessment steps.
- Designed for Education majors, this course is valuable for anyone interested in learning to read music. It provides basic theory in the rudiments of music reading and notation and includes note and rhythmic reading, scales, intervals and triads. No prior music experience is required.
- Students pursuing an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science for transfer purposes can take this course to fulfill the Core III Arts and Humanities requirement. This class introduces students to the history of American popular music beginning with its roots in minstrel music and American jazz. It will also move through Elvis Presley’s rockabilly style to today’s rap and hip-hop scene. This class covers the social, political, and historical context in which today’s popular music was developed.