Excel Level I begins Oct. 12, Excel Level II begins Dec. 6 and World Level III begins Nov. 9. All courses run in the evenings at Ophir School. The courses are offered by MSU's Extended University, the Big Sky Institute and Ophir School with funding and support from the Big Sky Resort Tax Association.
The courses were selected in response to a community survey that helped determine the needs of Big Sky professionals. Nine hours of continuing education units can be earned for each course.
"We're excited about expanding our reach," said Lesa Pribyl, who manages the professional development program for Extended University. "We're also encouraging Big Sky residents to give MSU feedback about other courses they'd like to take." Pribyl said EU has an online survey to collect ideas at http://eu.montana.edu/surveys/
Lesa Pribyl, MSU Extended University, (406) 994-7441, firstname.lastname@example.org