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Academic Calendar

Here is the Calendar of events for OLC.

  • November 4th 2016
    • 10:00am: All Staff Meeting
  • November 7th 2016
    • 8:30am: Spring 2017 Registration Begins
    • 9:00am: Chairs Mtg.
  • November 11th 2016
    • Veteran's Day
  • November 18th 2016
    • 10:00am: Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye Mgt.
  • November 24th 2016
    • Thanksgiving Holiday
  • November 25th 2016
    • Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 2nd 2016
    • Classes End
    • 10:00am: All Staff Meeting
  • December 5th 2016
    • Make Up Period
    • 9:00am: Chairs Mtg.

Community/Continuing Education

Kateri Montileaux Community/Continuing Education Coordinator Phone

  • Community/Continuing Education Department Documents


GED Tutors

Carol Big Crow Pine Ridge College Center (605)867-2553
Willis Zepher Pejuta Haka College Center (Kyle) (605)455-2450
Hope Conquering Bear LaCreek College Center (Martin) (605)685-6407
Phyllis Swith Hawk Eagle Nest College Center (Wanblee) (605)462-6274
Anthony Barajas East Wakpamni College Center (Batesland) (605)288-1834
Monica Spider Pahin Sinte College Center (Porcupine) (605)867-5404
Vevina White Hawk Wounded Knee College Center (Manderson) (605)867-5352
Rebecca Lone Elk White Clay College Center (Oglala) (605)867-5780
Sandra Shot With Arrow Pass Creek College Center (Allen) (605)455-2757


The Community/Continuing Education Department began as the Adult Education department in 1973. The major component of the department was GED testing. In the years that followed the department grew to include community education, life coping skill workshops, adult basic education and GED tutoring. The name of the department was changed from Adult education to Community/Continuing education. This was translated into Lakota Language as "Tiospaye Iciyohikeya Wounspe", which means community and continuing education, which serves in the spirit of the mission and purposes of the College.

Community education is a philosophical concept that serves the entire reservation community by providing for all of the educational needs of its community members. It uses the local resources to serve as the catalyst for bringing community efforts to bear on their needs. In addition to the effort to develop a positive sense of community, improve community living, and develop the community process toward the goal of self actualization.

The Community/Continuing Education Department offers a program responsive to the needs of the people of the Pine Ridge Reservation. The department tutors are responsible for preparing students for taking the GED tests. The instruction provided for the student is on an individualized basis and set up to meet the individual needs of the student. Tutoring is provided at the local college centers. The majority Community/Continuing Education Department tutors are bilingual and live in the community they serve. The department offers life long learning through life coping skills workshops, and continuing education.

Career counseling is another feature of the department. Each student completes a Career Occupational Preference System interest inventory. This inventory assists the students in the selection of a career, and allows them the opportunity to pursue this career choice.

Major components of the department are:

  • Adult Basic Education Skills Tutoring in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and mathematics.
  • GED Tutoring in high school subjects of writing, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.
  • GED Testing Services is provided with authority from Washington, D.C.
  • Life Coping Skills Workshops are short courses in many areas such as; consumer economics, jobskills, law and government, Lakota culture and health.
  • Career Counseling and Job Seeking Skills.
  • Family Literacy