Information Tech Degrees Offered in Montana

Feb 15th, 2000 | By | Category: 11-3: Native Language, Tribal College News

The U.S. Department of Education has funded the “Learning Across The Miles” project through the Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnership (LAAP). Learning Across The Miles is a project of the Montana Consortium designed to allow residents of geographically remote areas in the state the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree in information technology. The Montana Consortium partners include Rocky Mountain College and three tribal colleges–Fort Peck Community College in the far northeast corner of the state, Little Big Horn College in southeast Montana, and Salish Kootenai College in northwestern Montana. Rocky Mountain College is a small, private, liberal arts college in Billings, Mont. The three-year grant of $540,000 was awarded through the department’s Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education (FIPSE).

The Learning Across The Miles program is unique because it creates a virtual cohort of students from each of the participating colleges. Students will learn via a combination of on-site instruction, ITV, and Internet-based courses. The program of study is designed and taught by faculty of all participating colleges, making this project a true collaborative effort. The first cohort of students began in January 2000.

For more information about the Montana Consortium or this program, call 406/657-1099, check out the web site at <www.mtconsortium.org> or see TCJ, Vol. X, N.3, pp. 14-18.

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