Welcome to Missoula College!
Message from the Dean
As spring semester at Missoula College comes to a close, exciting developments still abound. We will be welcoming students into our River Campus on East Broadway in Fall 2017, many students are preparing to graduate, and our apprenticeship program is thriving.
The River Campus will be home to state-of-the-art equipment to support our students. This includes (but is not limited to): three Culinary Arts kitchens, a Pharmacy Technology lab, a Cybersecurity center with lab facilities, a cadaver lab with room for two cadavers, and an expanded library with more resources.
As Dean, I am constantly moved by our students’ courage and work ethic, especially as they near completion of their last semester of college. Many have inspiring stories of overcoming challenges to attend Missoula College, and all of our students exhibit a passion and drive for their studies. In many cases, our hardworking faculty and staff are to credit. They focus on students’ success and ensure every student receives the support they need, in and out of the classroom.
We also are continuing to team up with local companies, like the Missoula Job Service, to create apprenticeship opportunities for students. Apprenticeships allow students to receive college credits, paid on-the-job training with full benefits, and make allowance for study time related to their coursework. We are proud that our apprenticeship program is adapting to workforce needs in a variety of fields.
Finally, the vitality of Missoula College wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our partners and private industries. These partnerships aid in guiding our understanding of the skills and knowledge Missoula College graduates need to excel in the workforce. We thank you for your support as we approach completion of a great spring semester.
Dean Shannon O'Brien