The United Tribes Technical College, a tribal college located in Bismarck, North Dakota, was founded in 1969 by an association of native tribes, including Spirit Lake Nation, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and Three Affiliate Tribes (Hidasta, Mandan and Arikara Nation) of the Fort Berthold Reservation. In 1982 the UTTC became a vocational technical school, and in 1987 the school offered its first associates degree program. The UTTC became the first accredited Tribal College for online programs in 2003, and began offering associate of applied sciences degree programs. The UTTC was founded in response to the needs for higher education of American Indians, and strives to create opportunities for social, economic and cultural progression for Indian families.
UTTC offers certificate programs as well as associate's degrees. Students also have the option of taking coursework that leads to bachelor degrees in criminal justice, elementary education and business administration. Certain degree programs are offered entirely online through UTTC’s distance education program.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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