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Tohono O Odham Community College

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Causes: Education, Two-Year Colleges

Mission: To enhance our unique tohono o'odham himdag by strengthening individuals, families, and communities through holistic, quality higher education services.

Programs: Tohono o'odham community college vision statement: the tohono o'odham community college's (tocc's) vision is to become the tohono o'odham nation's center for higher education, and to enhance the nation's participation in the local, state, national, and global communities. In order to move toward realization of that vision tocc has adopted a strategic plan that centers around the following four goals:tohono o'odham community college's (tocc) goals are: 1. To create a governance structure that incorporates the values and traditions of the tohono o'odham. 2. To establish partnerships with other colleges, universities, and entities within the tohono o'odham nation for the purpose of enhancing educational opportunities for tocc students. 3. To strengthen the college's infrastructure, to include expanding broadband capabilities and to deliver online courses. 4. To develop new curricular offerings in the fields of teacher education, information technology (it) and health.

apprenticeship programs: tocc has an "open door" admissions policy that encourages people from all walks of life to further their education. Anyone pursuing a career in the building trades, or in one of the other apprenticeship or occupational fields offered by the college is welcome to apply to our occupational programs. Tocc offers apprenticeship education in the following building trades: carpentry, electrical, heating ventilation and air conditioning, heavy equipment operators, masonry / bricklayer, painting, plumbing and facilities maintenance. Tocc offers other programs that prepare students for employment, such as the child development associate certificate and degree, and a certificate in office and administrative professions. Tocc has affirmed that it will maintain a presence on the site of the original college at "west campus and will continue to have its agricultural and building construction technologies programs operate out of that site. In addition, tocc will be expanding the cultivation of indigenous crops at that site and plans include capture of rainwater for irrigation.

tocc continued work on shortening the developmental course sequencing, focusing on the math sequence. During the previous reporting year, developmental reading and writing courses were combined into "integrated reading and writing offerings. " now, the math sequence has been shortened by 6 semester hours affording students the opportunity to reach bonafide college courses that they need to progress toward graduation. In order to increase access to tocc courses, the college began offering online courses during the summer session in 2017 and has continued doing so since. Those courses include spreadsheets, introduction to computers, and o'odham language. The plan is to add more courses in the coming year.

among other accomplishments during fy 2017 are the following:* offered online courses for first time in summer 2017* partnered with san carlos apache college on development of a tohonoo'odham community college course site in san carlos. Agreement signed in december 2016* presented annual updates to each of the 11 districts of the tohono o'odham nation and requested and received support for a five-year allocation of operational funding equivalent to just over 50% of the tocc annual budget revenues. * did an enrollment drive that resulted in increased enrollment of over 50% more student than in previous years as of fall semester 2016. * reorganized the governance structure of the college through a board retreat

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