Certificate Programs

California Tribal College offers six certificate programs for Native students of all ages in Leadership and Governance including 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 earned certificates.

If your Tribal Nation is interested in an onsite training, or for more information call 530.661.5767 or email info@californiatribalcollege.com.


The curriculum of California Tribal College will focus on the specific needs of tribal communities across California. Two and four-year degree programs are planned, with on-campus, online learning and certificate programs.  Disciplines being considered include:

  • Native Studies Leadership
  • Federal Indian Law
  • Community Advocates and Responsive Educationin Human Services
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Tribal Casino Management
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Life Science
  • Tribal Governance
  • Tribal Museum Studies


We are also working toward full accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Community & Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

Join the Effort to Grow the California Tribal College

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