About Blackfeet Community College
Blackfeet Community College (BCC) is located in Browning, Montana, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and is adjacent to Glacier National Park. BCC was chartered by the Blackfeet Tribe in 1974 and the campus property encompasses 725 acres immediately along US highway 2 and 89. BCC's administration, programs of study, student support services, and institutional support programs are located on one main campus within 17 buildings centralized on 80 acres of the college's property. In 1994, BCC was one of the Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) designated as a land grant Institution through the Equity in Educational Land Grant Status Act.
It is the vision of Blackfeet Community College to strengthen and enrich our community through quality education integrating Nii-tsi-ta-pi world of knowledge." It is our mission "...to provide the Blackfeet Nation and our "universal community" access to quality educational programs that prepare students for achievement in higher education, meaningful employment, basic skills instruction, and community education, while integrating the Blackfeet culture and language." The fulfillment of our vision and mission is guided by core themes and culturally-based core values which include:
Tsi-ksi-ka-ta-pi-wa-tsin - Blackfeet way of knowing Blackfeet culture/spirituality in philosophy, thought, and action
Nin-na-wa-tsin - Being a leader Professionalism, integrity, and responsibility in human interaction
Ini-yimm - Respect Respect for ones self, all other people, all ideas and each thing in the natural world
Ni-ta-pi-pa-ta-pi-tsin - Living in a good way Honest in all thoughts and actions.
Ii-yi-kah-kii-ma-tsin - Trying hard Commitment, dedication, sincerity in the pursuit of all our goals
Aoh-kan-otah-tomo - Accepting everyone Embracing the unique talents and contributions of each individual Ii-ta-mii-pa-ta-pi-yoip - Happy living Humor, laughter, and enjoyment of life
BCC offers associate's of arts programs of study in Education, Human Services/Behavioral Health, Liberal Arts, Piikani (Blackfeet) Studies, and Language Studies. Associate's of science programs of study in Business, Math/Science, Health Science, Pre-Engineering, and Registered Nursing (RN). Associates of Applied Science programs of study in Computer Science, Community Health, Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), Piikani (Blackfeet) Studies, and Construction Technology. One-year certificate programs of study in Behavioral Health Aide, General Core, Building Trades, Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Medical Billing and Coding. As well as an endorsement program of study in Behavioral Health Aide. Currently, BCC is moving quickly toward a 4 year college and has offered a hybrid model of bachelor's degrees in education and social work.
BCC is a fully accredited two-year institution through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC).