SWC General Education Statement

 General Education at Sisseton Wahpeton College reflects a belief that for success, students must be exposed to principles, concepts, and methodologies from multiple disciplines. General Education is designed to create opportunities for students to build a foundation of knowledge and develop skills necessary for life-long learning. Students’ life-quality is enhanced when they are encouraged to understand and value the world, and contribute to global well-being.

General Education at Sisseton Wahpeton College provides students with opportunities to:
• Integrate Dakota culture and values into personal and professional activities.
• Use effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Utilize technology for research and communication.
• Apply mathematical and critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems.

SWC faculty are dedicated to supporting the mission of the College and promoting the skills and attitudes that every graduate should possess, thereby enriching the quality of life of our students, and contributing to economic development through the provision of human capital and other resources.
Each program of study at Sisseton Wahpeton College is responsible for determining the appropriate platform for delivery of general education outcomes and establishing assessment measures and improvement plans to benefit student learning in their discipline. The Curriculum Committee evaluates the quality and validity of these programs as related to student learning.

Programs of study at SWC are designed to provide opportunities for students to develop skills, competencies, and experience in chosen areas. Students can complete programs of study preparing them to transfer to a
four-year instruction or to seek immediate employment. SWC also welcomes those seeking personal enrichment or new or updated job skills.

The Associate of Arts (AA) Degrees are designed to prepare a student for earning his or her bachelor’s degree. This degree may lead to jobs in a number of career fields. It does not limit a person to one career.

The Associate of Science (AS) Degrees are designed for students intending to pursue further education. The A.S. degree can lead to more specific occupations. 


AA and AS: All students wishing to transfer should work closely with their academic advisor at SWC and the intended transfer schools in the planning of their course of study while at SWC. The academic curriculums differ and can adversely impact a student’s ability to transfer credits unless a student plans properly. All candidates for an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree must successfully complete a minimum of 62 semester hours depending on their particular degree.

The Associate of Applied Science Degrees are intense programs of study designed to prepare students for employment after graduation. 

Although the AAS degree is designed primarily for employment preparation, many of the courses in these degree programs can transfer to four-year colleges or universities. 

The Certificate Programs are designed to provide opportunities to develop skills in areas that would lead to employment. All credits earned in the certificate program can be applied towards the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for continuation in an associate program.

 

 

 

Associate of Arts Degrees

 Dakota Studies

General  Studies

 

Associate of Science Degrees

 Addiction and Diversity Counseling

Business Administration

 Business Administration /Accounting Emphasis

 Early Childhood Development

Sustainable Environmental Studies

Behavioral Science

 

Associate of Applied Science

Business Specialist

Carpentry Technology

Computer Systems Technology

Multimedia Technology

  

Certificate Programs

Dakota Language Teaching

General Building Trades Technology

Licensed Practical Nursing

 Culinary Food Science 

Tribal Arts

 

Certificate Programs – Gainful Employment Disclosure

Dakota Language Teaching – Gainful Employment Disclosure

General Building Trades Technology – Gainful Employment Disclosure

Licensed Practical Nursing – Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

 


 

Dakota Language Teaching Certificate
Certificate Program
Costs and Financing 

Q:  How much will this program cost me?
A:  Tuition and fees: (approximately) $5,740
     Books and supplies: (approximately) $1,200 

No On-campus room and board is offered at this time but will be available Fall 2017 

Q:  What financing options are available to help pay for this program?
A:  You may be eligible to receive financial aid depending on your income and family circumstances. However, Sisseton Wahpeton College does not provide student loans. There are many scholarships available              providing a student applies. 

Program Success Rate 

Q:  How long will it take to complete this program?
A:  The program is designed to take four to five semesters depending upon the Dakota language skills. This would be on a half-time basis or full-time along with the Dakota Studies associates degree. 

Q:  What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
A:  The class of 2014-2016 have all had 100% employability in the teaching Dakota studies area. In fact some are being employed before they complete the program. 

Q:  Job placement rate for students who completed this program?
A:  Sisseton Wahpeton College is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers. 

Location/Types of Jobs 

Some of our graduates are employed in these areas: Teachers

 


 

General Building Trades Technology
Certificate Program


Costs and Financing
Q:
 How much will this program cost me?
A: Tuition and fees: (approximately) $6,200

Books and supplies: (approximately) $1,600 

No On-campus room and board is offered at this time but will be available Fall 2017 

Q:  What financing options are available to help pay for this program?
A:  You may be eligible to receive financial aid depending on your income and family circumstances. However, Sisseton Wahpeton College does not provide student loans. There are many scholarships available              providing a student applies. 

Program Success Rate
Q:  How long will it take to complete this program?
A:  The program is designed to take three semesters. 

Q:  What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
A:  The previous classes have had 100% of the students employed in their area. 

Q:  Job placement rate for students who completed this program?
A:  Sisseton Wahpeton College is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completer 

Location/Types of Jobs
Some of our graduates are employed in these areas: Carpentry areas

 

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