For Students

Contact

Bernie Phelps

Montana Tech
1300 West Park
Butte, Mont. 59701

406-496-4565

bphelps@mtech.edu

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Jumpstart

Information for Students

Montana Tech and Highlands College have options in both dual enrollment courses and career pathways programs that are designed to prepare you for a better future. With you in mind, we have tried to provide options that are flexible, affordable, challenging and are varied to meet your many interests.

Flexibility

Your life is busy so we’ve tried to provide the flexibility of where classes are offered. Classes are either taught:

  • at your high school.
  • on campus at Montana Tech or Highlands College in Butte, Mont.
  • online with Montana Tech or Highlands College.

Once you’ve successfully completed a course they count as college credit. That means the credits are accepted at public Montana colleges and universities as part of the MUS common course numbering system or potentially transferable to other colleges and university throughout the country.

Affordability

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.

Challenge

Learning in a college environment promotes academic and personal growth through coursework that is fast-paced, in-depth and may contain mature subject matter. All meant to challenge and engage you in new and exciting ways.

Variety

We offer many courses in areas outside the standard mathematics, English, sciences and humanities. Explore your interests and passions through dual enrollment courses and the Big Sky Pathways options.