Welcome to Missoula College!

Message from the Dean 

Dean Shannon O'Brien

As we enter the holiday season, I am incredibly grateful for Missoula College’s students, the efficiency of our new River Campus, and the continuous support from our community.

Our students have made progress toward their goals during fall semester, both in and outside of the classroom. A group of nursing students are preparing to head to Nicaragua for a medical volunteer trip in January while we are preparing to launch a new apprenticeship for HVAC/Electrical technicians. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Additionally, the resources in our new River Campus continue to aid students in their academic pursuits. Missoula College’s academic advisors work tirelessly to assist students with degree and certification planning and they are pillars of support for our students. The Learning Center continues to provide students with the tools they need to succeed, including tutoring in a variety of subjects, testing and online student services support, and providing a quiet space with whiteboards and computers to utilize for studying. The expanded library has also provided students with countless accessible tools. For students on the go, we have a coffee bar to fuel up at. And for those who enjoy the option of a sit-down meal, Blackfoot Café serves lunch Tuesday through Friday.

Finally, the vitality of Missoula College wouldn’t be possible without the wonderful support from our community. This semester we partnered with the local businesses to host many successful events, including cooking classes with the Missoula Food Bank and cybersecurity checks with LMG Security and Alter Enterprise LLC.  The generous support from our partners and private industries continue to aid in guiding our understanding of the skills and knowledge Missoula College graduates need to excel in the workforce.

With gratitude, I wish you and yours a happy holiday season ahead.
Dean Shannon O'Brien