2 + 2 Niitsitapi Arts and Science Diploma

The 2+2 program is designed specifically for students who plan to pursue a degree at a university level and will allow a smooth transition to a university setting.

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Program Details

The 2+2 Niitsitapi Arts & Science Diploma program is designed specifically for those students who plan to pursue a degree at the university level. This is a two-year diploma program that will prepare the selected cohort for effective transition into the University of Lethbridge once they complete 20 Arts & Science courses at Red Crow Community College.

2 Years
Main Campus
semester start dates
Semester Start date September 10
Application Deadline
Application Deadline - June 1

Admission Requirements

high school diploma

You'll be required to have competed English 30-1 and a grade of at least 65%

Accuplacer Assessment

Complete Accupacer with the test score for reading and writing at college level. Book Accuplacer With Campbell Eagle child Email campbell.eaglechild@mikaisto.com

Qualify for PSSSP with available units

Post-Secondary Student Support with available units to complete the 2 years at RCCC and an additional 2-3 years to complete for degree completion at the University of Lethbridge.

Essay Submitted

500-word essay describing academic and career goals (typed/double-spaced, Word Docx) submitted w/ online Application

Complete the 2 years at RCCC

The program can also be considered the first two years towards the Indigenous Bachelor of Social Work, which requires 20 arts and science courses as a prerequisite upon entry.

Complete the 2 years at RCCC

Transferable between post-secondary institutions

Complete the first 2 years at RCCC and an additional 2-3 years at the University of Lethbridge.

Transferable between post-secondary institutions


All the courses for this program.
Kainai Studies 100

Kainai Studies 100

3 Credits

Blackfoot 100

Blackfoot 100

3 Credits

Writing 100

Writing 100

3 Credits


Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

ENG 110

English 110

3 Credits

SOC 100

Sociology 100

3 Credits

KS 121

Historical Impact and Intergenerational Trauma

3 Credits

KS 140

Colonization of Indigenous People

3 Credits

INST 260

Indigenous Literature

3 Credits

KS 270

Native Women

3 Credits


Social Psychology

3 Credits

SOCI 210

Canadian Society

3 Credits

Kainai Studies 141

Kainai Studies 141: Cultural Anthropology

3 Credits


Political Science 100: An Introduction

3 Credits


Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

SOCI 211

Social Deviance

3 Credits

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Funding Available

Apply for Funding

After applying to the program online, a Student Funding Advisor will contact the applicant.  Note: Continuing students must apply for funding every academic year.

· Main Campus: Campbell Eagle Child – campbell.eaglechild@mikaisto.com
(403) 737-2400 ext. 4356

· Satellite Campus: Rene White Quills – rene.whitequills@mikaisto.com
(403) 327-6984 ext. 1767

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you don't see your answer please contact:

How do I get a scholarship?

Scholarships are handled outside of our program. Outside scholarships our students apply for are Indspire, RBC, and many others.

How many courses am I required to take?

Fall and Winter courses require students to be enrolled in 4 courses each semester designed for a cohort.

…the 2+2 program provided me with tools for success in transitioning to the University of Lethbridge in the fall so I can achieve my goal of becoming a teacher.
2 + 2 Niitsitapi Arts and Science Diploma
Robert Beebe

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