To meet the unique educational needs of Indian people, Fort Peck Community
College believes that the opportunity for higher education must be provided
on the reservation. Since many of the people choose not to leave their
homeland, it is necessary that education be brought to them. FPCC is committed
to preserving Indian culture, history, and beliefs, and to perpetuating
them among the Indian people of all ages. FPCC promotes self-awareness
through education necessary to build a career, a lifestyle, and to achieve
a true sense of self-pride. Although FPCC does not deny anyone the opportunity
for higher education, the institution’s primary purpose is to serve
the American Indian population of the Fort Peck Reservation.
The College serves the constituency of the reservation populations by
maintaining an occupational training program based on the needs of the
people living on and near the reservation and on potential employment
opportunities available in the region.
serves the people of the Fort Peck Reservation and northeastern Montana
as a medium of Indian awareness, enabling increased self-awareness.
College serves the people by initiating and supporting community activities
and organizations based on the needs and wishes of community members.
Fort Peck Community College has developed a variety of academic and vocational
programs to make area residents more employable and to improve employee
efficiency within local businesses, industries and agencies. Associate
of Arts and Associate of Science degrees are offered as well as Associate
of Applied Science and several vocational certificate programs. In conjunction
with Rocky Mountain College, Montana State University-Northern, and the
University of Montana, articulation agreements allow students to acquire
Bachelor’s degrees in elementary education, business, technology,
information technology and psychology.
FPCC was granted accreditation by the North West Commission of Colleges
and Universities, in December of 1991. This accreditation was reaffirmed
following an Interim Report and site visit in 2001.
FPCC is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
and American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).