Welcome to Missoula College!

Message from the Dean 

DeanOBrienLetter17.jpgIt’s Fall Semester: the weather is cooling, leaves are changing color, and enthusiastic students are walking the halls of our new River Campus for the first time. As we embark into a new school year, I feel a sense of pride for our students, staff and faculty, and the exciting times ahead at Missoula College.

Missoula College is a community invested in creating a relevant and valuable learning experience for our students. Our campuses are home to equipment that supports our students – from our Cybersecurity center to heavy equipment facilities, down to the little details, like study nooks with USB charging ports. Our campuses offer a space for not only our students to thrive, but our staff and faculty, too.

As Dean, our students’ motivation, work ethic, and passion inspires me. We have dual enrollment students who are earning college credit while in high school, working alongside apprenticeship students, who are receiving college credits and paid on-the-job training with full benefits. And they, in turn, are working alongside future accountants, welders, nurses, and over 30 other fields. Many students have overcome challenges to attend Missoula College, and all have similar goals to be successful in their 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 enter into an exciting new school year.

Dean Shannon O'Brien