Salish Kootenai College Expands Campus

May 15th, 1998 | By | Category: 9-4: Pre- K-12 Education, Tribal College News

After a year of working on purchase details, Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Mont., has expanded its campus with two recent acquisitions. The college bought a two-acre site with a shop and modular home to be used by the college’s heavy equipment training program, which trains students in the operation and repair of equipment. The area will be used to repair heavy equipment and expand the parking for the large machinery. The modular building will be used for a classroom and offices.

The college also purchased 10 acres on the south side of the present campus, which will be used for student housing and large greenhouses. Salish Kootenai College’s environmental science program will be in charge of growing and caring for Native plants, both medicinal and edible.

The college now has 100 contiguous acres, including over 1,300 feet of highway frontage. In addition, it leases 1,200 feet of highway frontage from the tribe where most of its main campus is housed. An architectural firm from Billings, CTA, was hired to help the college develop a long range building plan for moving the entire campus back away from the highway. Currently, the heavy equipment department is constructing a roadway to the new building site.

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