Claudia Moore, Associate Dean
The College of Technology provides opportunities for individual growth and an education that meets the demands of business and industry. This educational opportunity is unique in that its frame of reference is in occupational terms and dimensions. The College is committed to an ongoing relationship with the national, regional, state, and local business and industry communities. This challenge is met by being responsive to business and industry workforce needs through developing and offering relevant occupational programs that address those needs.
College of Technology facilities are divided among two separate campuses. The East campus at 909 South Avenue West houses the academic and registrar offices, Admissions & New Student Services, Career Services, counseling office, Financial Aid, and the Academic Support Center, as well as the business and computer technology, culinary arts, and health professions programs. A library, bookstore, dining room, and computer center also are located at the East campus. The West campus at 3639 South Avenue West houses the electronics and industrial programs and a satellite library.
Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificate Programs
The Associate of Applied Science degree and certificate programs offered in the College are designed to lead an individual directly to employment in a specific career or career cluster. In some instances, particularly in allied health, the degree or certificate is a prerequisite for taking a licensing examination. The Associate of Applied Science is not typically considered a transfer degree, although opportunities do exist in some baccalaureate degree-granting institutions such as the University's Bachelor of Applied Science degree program.
The College's Surgical Technology and Respiratory Therapy Technology programs are reviewed by their respective Joint Review Committees and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The Food Service Management program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute Accrediting Commission, and the Practical Nursing program is approved by the Montana Board of Nursing.
Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Program
A Bachelor of Applied Science degree is offered by The University of Montana-Missoula. This degree program provides additional educational preparation to improve the career opportunities of students who have completed approved Associate of Applied Science degrees. See the College of Arts and Sciences/Applied Science section of this catalog.
Associate of Arts Degree Program
The Associate of Arts degree program provides an opportunity for students to complete a general education curriculum without a particular field of study. The program is administered by the College of Technology Department of Applied Arts and Sciences. See the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog for specific requirements.
Department of Applied Arts and Sciences
Jim Wenderoth, Chair
The Department of Applied Arts and Sciences provides instruction in communication, mathematics, social science, and science. A core of these related subjects must be completed prior to graduation and is included with each program's scope and sequence. The department also provides developmental course work in writing and mathematics to aid students in obtaining the prerequisite skills necessary for success in required course work.
The Academic Support Center (ASC) is staffed and directed by the Department and offers a wide range of services including study skills training, tutoring, academic and career advising, study reading, and resource information designed to increase the retention and success rate of students enrolled in the College of Technology.
For additional details regarding either the Academic Support Center or the Step Ahead programs, call 406-243-7825 or 406-243-7826.