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

course transfer credit

students may select other majors

This accommodates students seeking admission into their professional programs that require specific courses as part of its pre-admission criteria. A personal interview with a Post-Secondary Counselor is mandatory with the initial application.

2 Years
Main Campus
semester start dates
September 5, 2022
Application Deadline
June 30, 2022

Admission Requirements

Applicants currently in high school or who are completing academic upgrading must submit proof of enrollment and any available midterm marks. Final marks must be submitted within one month following the completion of the course(s)

English 30-1

You’ll be required to have compeleted English 30-1 with a grade of at least 65%.

Two confidential Letters of Reference

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High School Diploma

With English 30-1, Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 at a 65% average, also Grade 11 and mature students can be accepted once given approval

Accuplacer assessment

Complete Accuplacer, an academic assessment tool.

Completed Application

Foundational Learning Assistance

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) submitted w/ Application

College Level Reading & Writing

(Accuplacer Test)

Complete the 2 years at RCCC

The program can also be considered the first two years towards the Niitsitapi Teacher Education Program, which is now in development.

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

Contact a Student Funding Advisor to complete the funding application process.
Note: Continuing students must apply for funding every academic year.
Main Campus: Campbell Eagle Child - campbelle@mikaisto.com / (403) 737-2400Satellite Campus: Gerald Wright - geraldw@mikaisto.com / (403) 327-6984
Funding is limited.

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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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Curriculum is delivered by Alberta Education Certified Instructors and Blackfoot Eminent Scholars Adult learners receive credit through Alberta Education.
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