Welcome to Missoula College!
Message from the Dean
As Missoula College enters spring semester, we have many exciting developments ahead. We will be welcoming students into our new building on East Broadway in Fall 2017, many students are in their last semester before graduation, and our apprenticeship program is thriving.
The new building 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 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 tackle 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 are also teaming 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, and look forward to a fantastic spring semester ahead.
Dean Shannon O'Brien