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Turtle Mountain Community College
TypeCommunity College
Established1972
PresidentJames Davis
Undergraduatestwo-year Associate degrees & four-year Bachelor degree
Postgraduatesnot available
Address
PO Box 340
, ,
Rolette County North Dakota
,
Campus urban/ suburban reserve
Website Official site

Turtle Mountain Community College is a tribal college in Belcourt, North Dakota. TMCC is located ten miles from the Canada–US border in Turtle Mountain, the north central portion of North Dakota. TMCC's enrollment is 630 full and part-time certificate and degree-seeking students. [1]

History

TMCC was founded by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in 1972. TMCC was chartered to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in November, 1972. [2]

Campus

The main campus is located just north of the unincorporated city of Belcourt. Belcourt is the center of the reservation community's government, commerce, and education for the more than 31,000 enrolled members of the tribe. The main campus houses a 165,000 square foot academic building on an approximately 123 acre site. The facility houses technology, finance, general classrooms, science, math and engineering classrooms and labs, library and archives, learning resource centers, faculty area, student services area including a student union, gymnasium, auditorium, career and technical education facility, and mechanical. A wind turbine was erected in 2008 to serve as a source of power to the main campus. [3]

Programs

TMCC offers certification and associate’s and bachelor's degree programs. TMCC offers a six-year associate degrees in seven subjects as well as four-year bachelor's degrees in elementary and secondary science. [4]

Partnerships

TMCC is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), which is a community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. TMCC was created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians. TMCC generally serves geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level. [5]

Athletics

Turtle Mountain competes in the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference [6] and the USCAA. The team nickname is the Mighty Mikinocks. The Athletic Director is Mike Gonzalez. [7] The school fields teams in Men's and Women's basketball. [8]

Notable alumni

External links

See also

References

  1. ^ American Indian Higher Education Consortium Archived 2012-06-14 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ American Indian Higher Education Consortium Archived 2012-06-14 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ American Indian Higher Education Consortium Archived 2012-06-14 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ American Indian Higher Education Consortium Archived 2012-06-14 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ American Indian Higher Education Consortium Archived 2012-06-14 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Turtle Mountain Community College Mighty Mikinocks". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Turtle Mountain Athletics". Retrieved 20 January 2017.

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TURTLE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Latitude and Longitude:

48°53′01″N 99°45′03″W / 48.88361°N 99.75083°W / 48.88361; -99.75083