For Parents


Bernie Phelps

Montana Tech
1300 West Park
Butte, Mont. 59701


Brought to you by
  • Institute for Education Opportunities
  • Learning that works for Montana. CTE Big Sky Pathways


Information For Parents

Montana Tech and Highlands College have options in both dual enrollment courses and career pathways programs that are designed to prepare a student for a better future. With high school students in mind, we have tried to provide future education savings, preparation and a variety of choices for multiple interests.


The “One-Two-Free” dual enrollment program offers two free dual enrollment courses, up to six credits, through the Montana University System (MUS) to all eligible high school students.

  • The program offers eligible high school students their first two classes free, up to six credits. 
  • After that students pay the discounted dual enrollment tuition rate of 50% the two-year institution’s tuition. 
  • Students that demonstrate need can apply for a Hardship Scholarship to cover tuition beyond their first two courses/six credits. 
  • One-two-free applies to any lower division dual enrollment course from a participating institution, whether it is online, on-campus, or in the high school.


The transition from high school to college is an exciting and stressful time for your student. Help reduce some of the stress by providing them the opportunity to become familiar with the competitive world of college academia.


We offer courses for a broad range of interests and passions. Your student can explore who and what they may want to be through our dual enrollment courses and the Big Sky Pathways options.