This specialized certificate is designed for individuals who seek knowledge and experience with the Ojibwe language as the principal means of understanding the Ojibwe culture and people. Student learning focuses primarily on use of the Ojibwe language and the incorporation of Ojibwe culture and traditional activities through the language. Topics that are covered in this certificate program include the importance of language as a means of cultural expression, communication, and revitalization

Student Profile

As a student in this certificate program, you should:

  • Desire knowledge of the Ojibwe language

  • Be committed to daily use of Ojibwe Language

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Certificate in Ojibwe Language will:

  • Use Ojibwemowin proficiently

  • Express aspects of Ojibwe culture through the medium of Ojibwemowin

  • Utilize Ojibwe texts, media, and other resource

Career Outlook

Graduates with a specialized certificate in Ojibwe language can lead to career positions in such fields as cultural educator, teaching assistant, media program developer, translator, museum and archival work, and journalism.

The Ojibwe language can also be an important second skill for many jobs in Native business, industry, government, and human services,

while also serving as a gateway to increasing potential for personal growth and advancement.

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Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) is a non-profit Ojibwe tribal community college.  We are an open-door institution which welcomes anyone who would like to work toward a better tomorrow.  LCOOC does not discriminate based upon race and will not deny admission to any Native student regardless of tribal enrollment or affiliation. We are compliant with Title IX which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.


LCO Ojibwe College
13466 W. Trepania Rd.
Hayward, WI 54843


Phone: 715.634.4790
Toll-Free: 888.526.6221
Fax: 715.634.5049

LCOOC Sustainable Agriculture Research Station

13457W Froemel Rd.

Hayward, WI 54843


Phone: 715.634.9666


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