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1 EXPANDING THE COMPREHENSIVE MISSION OF TWO-YEAR HIGHER EDUCATION PRESENTED BY MARSHA RILEY

2 Montana Legislature creates Vocational Technical Centers to serve post-secondary technical training for adults 1979 – Billings Vocational Technical Education Building Opens on Central Avenue Montana’s Five Vocational Technical Centers (Missoula, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Billings) 1987 – Montana Legislature hands over governance of VoTechs from Office of Public Instruction (local school districts) to Montana University System 1994 VoTech Merges with Eastern Montana College (Montana State University Billings) HISTORY OF MONTANA TWO-YEAR COLLEGES

3 1994 – Eastern Montana College becomes Montana State University Billings Billings VoTech is renamed College of Technology and becomes one of the University’s “colleges” (College of Education, College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Allied Health Professions, College of Technology) May 2012 – MUS Regents rebrand and rename all Colleges of Technology October 2012 – City College Day; New Signs Unveiled CITY COLLEGE HISTORY

4 CITY COLLEGE TODAY Average Age 25.1 Years Graduates 240 ( May 2012 ) Men 43% Women 57% Headcount 1,336

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6 City College Programs Associate of Applied Science Degrees 30+ Including On-Line Programs Certificate of Applied Science Degrees 14 Associate of Science Degrees (Transfer Degrees) Workforce Training and Customized Business Services General Education Development (GED) & Diploma Classes through Partnership Service with School District

7 COMPREHENSIVE MISSION The Mission of two-year higher education in Montana is to provide a comprehensive, accessible, responsive, student-centered learning environment that facilitates and supports the achievement of individuals’ professional and personal goals, and enhances the development of Montana’s citizens, communities and economy. Transfer Education through the Associate’s Degree Workforce Development, including Certificates and Applied Associate’s Degrees Developmental and Adult Basic Education Lifelong Learning Community Development Implementation Plan Expand Programs and Courses for University Transfer Education Maintain Rigorous and Relevant Career & Technical Education Degrees Support Developmental Education to Increase Student Success Significant Provider of Regional Workforce Education and Training Engage the Community

8 Business Accounting Technology Administrative Assistant Business Administration Human Resources Computer Technology Computer Programming & Applications Development Computer Desktop Support Networking Technology Drafting and Design Fire Science Health Occupations & Related Medical Coding & Billing Radiologic Technology Paramedic Nursing Industry Construction Technology Power Plant Operator Process Plant Operator Sustainable Energy Technician Welding & Metal Fabrication Transportation Auto Collision and Repair Automotive Technician Diesel Technology ASSOCIATE DEGREES & CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

9 City College Services Admission, Advising, Financial Aid Assistance and Registration Tutoring Center Professionally Staffed approximately 50 Hours Per Week Disability Services Available Full-Time Library with Print Collection and Electronic Database Service Student Health Services Available 20+ Hours per Week Campus Bookstore Food Service – Breakfast and Lunch /// Café open through late afternoon

10 Rebranding the Colleges 10

11 MAJOR CHANGES TO: BILLINGS, BOZEMAN, BUTTE, GREAT FALLS, HELENA, HAMILTON, AND MISSOULA 11

12 The Numbers, Spring 2012 Two-Year Degrees Statewide Graduation Numbers 1,975 Public Two-Year Colleges/Programs Health Professions: 606 University Transfer: 426 Business: 213 Engineering and Industrial Tech: 165 Computer Science/Networking: 123 Mechanical Repair: 100 Welding/Metal Fab: 96 Construction/Heavy Equipment: 82 12

13 RENAMING WHY CITY COLLEGE

14 HOW WILL WE EXPAND THE MISSION? WHAT WILL WE SAY TO PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS?

15 CITY COLLEGE INCREASES OPPORTUNITY FOR THE REGION Set Your Goals Plan for Your Future Achieve Skills for a New Career Learn About the World Update your Technology Knowledge Meet People Re-train for Your Career

16 UPCOMING EVENTS AT CITY COLLEGE High School Counselor Breakfast - Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:30 a.m. Workforce Development Strategy Forum - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Student Career Exploration Day (for High School Students) – March 21, 2013 Third Annual Teaching and Learning Conference (Helena) - April 12, 2013

17 Thank You For encouraging your friends and family to pursue higher education and lifelong learning opportunities!!


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