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Northern adding to its class list at Great Falls College


Last updated 6/30/2020 at 7:38am

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

Montana State University-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel poses for a portrait in his office Friday. Northern is continuing to offer classes outside of its Havre campus and is bringing two business classes back this fall to the College of Great Falls.

Montana State University-Northern is bringing back two of its business classes at Montana State University Great Falls College for this fall semester.

Montana State University Great Falls College Communications Director Scott Thompson said two upper division business classes will be offered in Great Falls, BFIN 322 Business Finance and BMGT 335 Management and Organization. 

"Offering these two business classes in-person on Great Falls College's campus adds another opportunity for students to complete a bachelor's degree," he said. "Great Falls College and MSU-N have articulation agreements in place, including in business, which enable students to complete an associate degree at Great Falls College and then smoothly transfer to MSU-N to complete a bachelor's degree - either on its campus or online."

  As campuses in the Montana State University system, he said, Great Falls College and MSU-Northern have a long-standing history of working together. 

Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel said the university has been working collaboratively with Great Falls College for a number years and at one point Northern had its own campus in Great Falls.

"Every community needs certain things to be delivered, and we try to be responsive to those types of needs," he said. "... We've got a great working relationship with Dean (Susan) Wolff, who's in charge of the campus down there."

He said Great Falls College has always been a good partner of Northern in allowing them to collaborate together and work on four-year tech programs.

MSU-N has been offering not only business classes on the Great Falls College campus for years, he said, but education and nursing classes.

"We've had a long history, and her goal and my goal is to do more so that we meet more of the needs that the community has right now," Kegel said. 

Great Falls has a need for K-12, elementary teachers and the secondary teachers, in their school system, he said.

"What we want to do is work with anybody that needs something we got," he added.

He said in Miles City and Glendive some of Northern's diesel tech classes are broadcasted through live interactive video streaming to those campuses. 

Northern put that together six to seven years ago, he said.

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

Students interested in taking either or both of Northern's business classes should contact Admissions at Northern at 406-265-3704, or [email protected] MSU-Northern is starting its fall classes Monday, Aug. 31.

Students interested in starting their associate degree at Great Falls College should contact admissions at Great Falls College at 406-268-3700, or [email protected]

All paperwork for Great Falls College needs to be submitted by Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Great Falls College is starting its fall classes Monday, Aug. 17. 

"Our focus is on providing educational opportunities to serve the community," Great Falls College General Studies Director Leanne Frost said in a press release. "Our relationship with MSU-Northern enables those in and around Great Falls to earn a bachelor's degree in education or business without leaving the community." 


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