SKC Academic Departments


The SKC Business Department offers an AA in Business Management and a BA in Business Administration providing students with the essential business skills and knowledge necessary to enter the professional workplace. Specific emphasis is placed on reservation based enterprises and organizations. The curriculum includes instruction in the areas of management, leadership, business law, finance, and critical thinking for business solutions.

The Division of Education is one of the largest academic departments at Salish Kootenai College, currently with about 200 students in five distinct degree program tracks. Students can pursue Associates and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood Education (birth to age 8), Early Childhood Education-P3 (preschool through Grade 3), Elementary Education (K-8), Secondary Science Education (grades 5-12), and Secondary Mathematics Education (grades 5-12). The last four of these five tracks lead to state licensure upon graduation. The Division of Education is based in the Evelyn Stevenson Building.


The goal of the Associate of Science in Mathematical Sciences (ASMS) degree is to prepare students interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related fields. Upon completion of the ASMS students will have completed the general (CORE) requirements set forth by the Montana University System (MUS) as well as the mathematics requirements found in the first two years of the STEM-related degrees offered by MUS institutions.


The Tribal Governance and Administration program focuses on structures, processes and issues specific to Tribal Governments and Tribal Operations. Coursework provides the knowledge and skills needed to work successfully within Tribal organizations, governments and schools as well as to navigate state, federal and other non-Tribal organizations. The program is also appropriate for those working with governmental or other organizations in a liaison role with Tribal Governments and programs.


The Highway Construction Training Program (HCT) provides students with the necessary technical skills, knowledge, and credentials to obtain employment as entry-level heavy equipment operators and truck drivers. The curriculum is arranged for qualified students to meet the needs of employers in the highway construction industry, general road construction, and mining and related industries; and in tribal, city, county, state, and federal government road maintenance jobs.


The mission of the Bachelor of Social Work Program is to prepare students for generalist social work practice with diverse populations and to cultivate community leaders who will implement humane social policies, services, and programs that restore social and economic justice for at-risk children and their families. The cornerstone of the program is a commitment to personal and community well-being and the cultural integrity of Native American communities.