Academic Programs

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Students are offered a variety of undergraduate academic degrees and certificates at Cankdeska Cikana.

Associate of Arts

Associate of Science

Business Administration Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER)
Indigenous Studies Natural Resource Management
Early Childhood Education Pre-Engineering
Liberal Arts Pre-Nursing
Social Work  

Associate of Applied Science


Fine Arts Carpentry
Administrative Assistant
  Professional Driver Training - CDL
  Infants and Toddlers
  Dakota Language


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Degrees & Certificates

In March 1994, the State Board of Higher Education adopted a General Education Transfer Agreement (G.E.R.T.A.). This agreement was created to help students when they transfer between institutions comprising the North Dakota University System (NDUS). CCCC is formally recognized by the NDUS as a Silver Certificate institution. By knowing what general education classes and credits will transfer prior to actually transferring, students can better plan and make use of their time and resources, both at the student’s original campus and at the campus to which the student transfers.
The categories are English (ND:ENGL), Speech (ND:COMM), Fine Arts Activities (ND:FA), Humanities (ND:HUM), History (ND:HIST), Social Science (ND:SS), Laboratory Science (ND: LABSC), Mathematics (ND:MATH), Computer Science (ND:COMPSC), and Science and Technology (ND:SCI).

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

The Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree consist primarily of diverse, introductory-level courses in academic and professional areas and require a minimum of 60 semester credit hours. This degree prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate programs and/or for seeking employment.

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied (AAS) degree combines vocational-technical course work with academic course work. In the vocational-technical specialty field, the degree prepares students for employment. The academic area provides a broader education than would be available in a certificate program but less than in the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science program. The AAS requires a minimum of 60 semester credit hours.


A certificate of completion is awarded for successful completion of vocational-technical programs. Certificate programs provide vocational skills training, and can be completed in one year or less. The number of required credits varies by program. A student may complete a prescribed course of study and apply for certification through the Registrar’s Office.