Gallatin College

Our Mission

The mission of Gallatin College is to be responsive to the workforce needs of the Gallatin Valley by developing, delivering, and continually improving quality educational programs and services that will allow individuals to achieve their goals and create opportunities that will enrich their lives.

Gallatin Valley residents now have access to some of the best benefits of a local two-year college!

Degrees

  • Associate of Arts
    The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree provides a foundation of general education studies with a concentration of coursework in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. This degree program is designed for students who are undecided about their educational goals, prefer smaller class sizes, need academic skills improvement, or desire a more gradual entrance into the University. The course offerings for this degree are scheduled to meet the needs of working adults and are offered primarily in the evening at a community location. Students may earn this degree as preparation to transfer to a Bachelor's degree program at MSU or another university. Each student will follow a specific curriculum based on the student's personal, long-term, and educational goals, as well as entering skills in math and writing.
  • Associate of Science
    The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree provides a foundation of general education studies with a concentration of coursework in mathematics and natural sciences. This degree program is designed for students who are undecided about their educational goals, prefer small class sizes, need academic skills improvement, or desire a more gradual entrance into the university. The course offerings for the A.S. are scheduled to meet the needs of working adults and are offered primarily in the evening at a community location. Students may earn the A.S. degree as preparation to transfer to a Bachelor's degree program at MSU or another university. The degree is well-suited for students who wish to pursue studies or a career in the sciences or the medical or technology fields. Each student will follow a specific curriculum based on the student's personal, long-term, and educational goals, as well as entering skills in math and writing.

Career Opportunities

  • Aviation

    The Associate of Applied Science degree gives you all the credentials required to pursue a career as a professional pilot.

  • Bookkeeping

    This one-year Bookkeeping Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) will prepare students for entry level accounting-related positions that are utilized by a variety of businesses.  The Bookkeeping program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in an accounting profession.  These employees manage accounts payable, accounts receivable, general bookkeeping, payroll processing, and a number of other functions in businesses of all sizes across the community.  In many instances these workers function as office managers in small businesses.
  • Design Drafting Technology

    Earning an Associate of Applied Science in Design Drafting will qualify you to work in any field where detailed drawings, diagrams and layouts are important aspects of developing new product designs and construction plans.

  • Health Information Coding

    The Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)—Health Information Coding will provide students the opportunity to learn all aspects of medical coding. The CAS will offer students the ability to code and work in a variety of health care settings: hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, long-term care, insurance companies, consulting firms and software vendors. They will often work on the administrative team of a health facility. This program closely follows the standards set forth by the American Health Information Management Associations (AHIMA) certification program. Upon completion of the required 35 hours of course work, students are eligible to take the certifying examination offered through the AHIMA. This industry-specific certification demonstrates to the employer that this student has a particular aptitude in coding.

  • Interior Design

    With the Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design, you will be qualified to work in a number of settings including independent consulting, design firms, architecture firms, kitchen and bath design, retail and window display, home builders, lighting stores, and many others. 

  • Medical Assistant
    Medical Assistants are specially trained to work in ambulatory medical settings such as physicians' offices, clinics, and surgical centers. Medical Assistants function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative duties and basic clinical procedures.  This program will prepare students for the workforce in response to the identified need of our growing health care provider community.
  • Welding Technology
    This one-year Certificate of Applied Science degree in Welding Technology gives you the knowledge and skills to make satisfactory welds in all positions using the following techniques: shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and flux cored arc welding. Graduates are prepared to test for AWS (American Welding Society) certification.

Developmental Education

Gallatin College offers preparatory courses in math, writing and college study skills to help MSU students who need to review or strengthen skills before they take on higher levels of these classes. 

For More Information:

Gallatin College
P.O. Box 170515
101 Hamilton Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-5536
gallatincollege@montana.edu
www.montana.edu/gallatincollege