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The University of Montana - Western

The unique mission of The University of Montana - Western emphasizes experiential learning that combines theory and practice through projects and field experiences. Western embraces as its mission the privilege and obligations to capitalize on its beautiful but isolated landscape in southwest Montana. This mission infuses the University's curriculum: in its century-long tradition for excellence in professional programs in teacher education, business and technology; in its emerging strength in the interdisciplinary arts and sciences; and in its two year associate degree programs responding to regional needs.

Western offers the Bachelor of Science degree in elementary or secondary education with options in traditional subject areas. A new B.S. in Business with options in Business Administration, computer technology, and tourism will be available beginning Fall semester 2002. In addition, Western offers Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees. BA students have options in the Arts; Visual Arts; Environmental Sciences; Literature and Writing; Professional Health and Social Science. BAS students may use an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree as a base for the BAS degree with most of the credits from the two-year degree transferring into the BAS. Western grants Associate of Arts and Associate of Sciences degrees for those who want to obtain their general education before transferring to another campus, and also offers a variety of Associate of Applied Science degrees for those needing entry-level job skills.

Individualized education has been a campus hallmark for over 100 years. An average of 1200 students enroll at Western each fall. Class sizes are kept small (average class size is 20 students). The faculty is nationally recognized for its excellence, creativity, and genuine concern for maintaining the high quality academic and personal experience that is a tradition at Western.

In addition to fulfilling academic life, UM-Western offers National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Frontier Conference sports in football, volleyball, men's and women's basketball and golf, and men's and women's National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association teams. A varied sports program is also available for students seeking intramural activities. Western's geographic location makes an ideal setting for individuals who enjoy the rugged outdoors. Yellowstone, Grand Tet­on, and Glacier national parks are nearby for those interested in viewing natural wonders and wildlife.

Although it has a small town atmosphere, Dillon offers all the amenities of a much larger community. Ranching, mining and tourism are the chief industries of the area. Western's picturesque 34 acre campus and friendly atmosphere blend with the community and area. For more information about The University of Montana -Western­­, call 800-962-6668 and request the admissions office.

The University of Montana- Helena College of Technology

The University of Montana - Helena College of Technology of The University of Montana offers two-year programs in business, trades, technical and health occupations designed to meet the state's business and industry needs for technologically-skilled workers. All of the curricula are industry-approved and emphasize learning in a hands-on environment. In addition, the college offers an Associate of Science degree and Associate of Arts degree designed to transfer to four-year institutions. The college, founded in 1939, is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, the Montana State Board of Nursing, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Helena's students take a full compliment of courses in mathematics, communication, computer literacy, and career development. With the restructuring of the university system, the Helena College of Technology also serves as a Higher Education Center, providing graduate-level study to the Helena area through distance education. Located in Montana's beautiful capitol city, the College offers its programs in modern classrooms, shops, and labs, both near the Capitol building and at the Helena airport. For more information, call 1-800-241-4882.

Montana Tech of The University of Montana

Founded in Butte in 1889 as the Montana School of Mines, Montana Tech has a century-old reputation as one of the finest science and engineering colleges in America. Montana Tech is repeatedly recognized year after year among the top 10% of all colleges in America. While still focusing on its original programs in minerals and energy engineering, Montana Tech has expanded its offerings to include new science, engineering, computer science, technical communication, business, and innovative health care programs all designed to meet the needs of today's rapidly changing world.

Montana Tech provides outstanding educational programs to its 2,200 students in a truly personalized setting. Students are treated as individuals and enjoy their close relationships with faculty. Current Montana Tech students come from every Montana county, 34 states and 17 foreign countries. Montana Tech is a friendly campus where students get involved in a wide array of campus events and activities as well as abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Student satisfaction surveys consistently give the College high marks for its quality of student life.

Upon graduation, Montana Tech graduates enjoy over a 95% average placement rate at outstanding starting salaries. Many of the College's alumni have attained senior leadership positions in the minerals, energy, and natural resource industry and business. Over 35% of Montana Tech alumni give back to the campus each and every year.

Located in the heart of the mountains of Southwest Montana, the 58-acre main campus can be seen for miles. With over $20 million in recently completed building and renovation projects, the campus blends its historical buildings with new, state-of-the-art laboratory and instructional facilities. The College's two-year campus is located seven miles south of the main campus and provides occupational and technical program opportunities at the associate degree level.

Montana's geologic and hydrogeologic research arm, the Bureau of Mines and Geology, is a department of the College. Montana Tech's commitment to research has been rewarded with a 500 percent increase in funding over the past ten years.

Inquiries to Montana Tech should be directed to 1-800-445-Tech or or see Tech's webpage at



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