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Academically-Rigorous Curricula Designed for Tribal Students 

The curriculum of the California Tribal College will focus on the specific needs of tribal communities across California.   Disciplines being considered include health care administration, business administration, management, federal Indian law, cultural and resource protection, and tribal governance.

The California Tribal College is designed to help Native students pursue and achieve the education they need to succeed, and to work as tribal leaders advancing the cultural and economic welfare of their individual communities.

Two and Four Year Degree Programs

The California Tribal College plans to offer the following two (2)
Associate Degree Programs in Fall 2018 in the Greater Sacramento Region:

Program 1:
Tribal & Public Administration
(Associate of Arts/Sciences)

Program 2:
Tribal Management
(Associate of Arts/Sciences)

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To ensure Native students from all parts of California can access CTC programs, courses will be offered both online and in classrooms.  Research has indicated the Sacramento area will be the best location for the development of a California Tribal College campus.

Certificate Programs

Since 2015, the California Tribal College has been offering certificate programs in specialized courses of study of specific interest and value to Native students of all ages – from young tribal members to elders who are elected Council Members and Chairs.

To date, five Certificate Programs in Tribal Leadership and Governance have been conducted with curriculum including instruction in subjects like federal Indian law and policy, tribal governance, and Native culture and preservation.

The response has been overwhelming. So far, 251 students from over 60 tribes have completed the weeklong program and earned certificates.


The Board of Regents has directed the California Tribal College to work toward full accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Community & Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

Educational Opportunities & Symposia

The California Tribal College (CTC) is excited to offer educational opportunities and additional resources to your tribe or community!

Below is a list of hot topics, workshops, and/or symposia that the CTC is offering to Tribes and Tribal Communities.

  • California Indian History
  • Community Health Representatives
  • Cultural Competency
  • Cultural Resources Protection
  • Repatriation Processes
  • Ethics
  • Successful Goal Setting
  • Grant Writing
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Historical Trauma and its effect on current behaviors in Indian Country
  • Indian Education
  • Positive Indian Parenting
  • Psychological First Aide
  • Emergency Response
  • Mind Body Spirit – Destressing
  • Nation-Building
  • Native American Veterans’ Peer Counseling
  • Native Learning Styles
  • Project Management
  • Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Building of Student Study Skills
  • Strategic Planning
  • Time Management Strategies
  • Tribal Leadership
  • Tribal Sovereignty
  • Tribal Administration & Governance
  • Native Children’s Trauma
  • Native Health Disparities: Developing culturally-supported paraprofessional programs

Do you have other hot topics or key issues that you would like addressed? Let us know and we are happy to provide additional services to your Nations and Communities.

To take advantage of this opportunity or for additional information, please contact CTC Director of Institutional Development, Crystal Blue, at or 530.661.5767.

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