Y ou and your children don’t have to go far to further your education beyond high school. Great Falls offers several strong post-secondary options. You can get a four-year degree from University of Providence. Perhaps you are looking for practical programs or a technical certificate. The Great Falls College Montana State University will fit that bill. You can even pursue an MBA through the Malmstrom Air Force Base education center.
University of Providence | www.uprovidence.edu/
Founded in 1932, the University of Providence is a private Catholic university. The Sisters of Providence sponsor and operate University of Providence under the jurisdiction of the Catholic bishop of Great Falls-Billings.
Park University via Malmstrom Air Force Base | www.park.edu/MALM
Malmstrom Air Force Base Education Center offers 19 different degrees for associates and bachelor’s degrees and an MBA program in through Park University. Civilians are able to participate in the program, you just need to work with Park University to get a base pass.
Great Falls College Montana State University
Where It All Begins.
Great Falls College MSU (GFC MSU) is a two-year institution of higher education within the Montana University System. Student success is at the core of everything GFC MSU does. The college works with students as they enroll to define their purpose, plan and path. The mission of the college is to educate and inspire you.
Great Falls College MSU offers students the opportunity to start their postsecondary education locally and get the credits they need to earn an associate degree and transfer to complete their bachelor’s degree. In addition, the college offers programs in accounting, computer technology, trades and 12 exciting healthcare fields that are designed to give students the hands-on education and skills they need to enter the workforce of today. GFC MSU is a leader in online education in Montana. By delivering many programs and courses entirely online, the college can meet students where they are and give them the opportunity to study remotely or work around their careers.
The college actively engages with its regional industry partners to identify the needs of the workforce and to support employers with a highly skilled and educated workforce. In addition to traditional for-credit coursework, the college’s Center for Lifelong Learning offers non-credit classes to residents looking to refine their current skill sets or learn a new one altogether.
At the beginning of Fall Semester 2018, Great Falls College MSU introduced the 8-Week Advantage. The 8-Week Advantage breaks the traditional 16-week semester in half, allowing students to take coursework in 8-week sessions. By doing this, students find themselves building stronger relationships with their fellow students and faculty members and combatting mid-semester burnout. Students also have the opportunity to earn more credits during the course of the semester while focusing on fewer classes at a time during each 8-week session. GFC MSU students vary between dual enrollment, traditional aged and non-traditional aged students. The 8-Week Advantage allows all three student groups to better structure their classes into their daily work schedules and lives.
To learn more about Great Falls College MSU, call (406)268-3700 or visit www.gfcmsu.edu.