Continuing Education - Non-Credit Courses
Missoula College offers an exciting array of online courses that are open to everyone, you do not need to be an enrolled Missoula College student. There are hundreds of courses offered each month that are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. The courses are project oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on-assignments, discussions boards, a six-week format, supplemental links and more. You can complete any course entirely form your home or office anytime.
New sessions start every month, each course runs for 6 weeks and the time required is 2 to 4 hours per week. Choose from a wide variety of courses in these categories:
Business Administration | Computer and Information Technology | Languages | Personal Development | Project Management | Sales and Marketing | Writing and Publishing
Cost per course: $115.00
Courses are offered in partnership with Ed2go and are fully online. Each course is considered the equivalent of 24 hours of in-class instruction. All courses require internet access and an email account.
Find the course you are interested in, either by searching the categories provided or the Catalog. Then you can review the individual course details, check out the syllabus and any requirements particular to that course.
Each course runs for six weeks, and lessons are released on Wednesdays and Fridays of each week. You are not required to be online at any specific time.
When the final lesson is released, you will have 2 weeks to complete the final exam. It is an open-book, multiple choice exam and you need to achieve a minimum of 80% to pass the course. There is only one opportunity to submit and pass the exam. A certificate of completion from Ed2Go is available for printing immediately upon successful completing the course.
How do I register for an Ed2go class?
- Browse the Ed2go catalog at https://www.ed2go.com/cot/SearchResults.aspx?Sort=NAME
- Search for and select the class.
- Select “Add to Cart”.
- Select the start date.
- Sign in.
- Choose your payment option and purchase the class.
The Outreach Department offers online and classroom opportunities approved for OPI renewal units. For welding and culinary instructors, Missoula College holds Tips for Teachers. Welding for CTE teachers two sessions of hands-on welding instruction in GMAW (MIG) and GTAW (TIG) and 16 hours of renewal credits. For culinary instructors, we offer different cooking courses, with 5 delicious days of classroom instruction and kitchen practice provided by Missoula College's renowned instructors.
Missoula College offers an exciting array of non-credit online courses that are open to anyone. There are hundreds of courses offered each month that are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. The courses are project oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on-assignments, discussions boards, a six-week format, supplemental links and more. You can complete any course entirely form your home or office anytime.
Professional Development - OPI Renewal Units
Select courses in our catalog under Teacher and Education that are now offered for Professional Development OPI Renewal Units.
To Request OPI Renewal Unit Certificate :
To be awarded the 24 OPI renewal units; teachers must complete all 12 lessons and quizzes that follow each lesson by the last date of the course (within the 6 weeks of the course) and must make 80% or better on the Final Quiz, which is available on the last day of course. Once the approved course (selected from the list "Teacher and Education") is completed, teachers should contact theMissoula College UM Outreach department (see address below) to request the OPI Renewal Units certificate.
Note: Before registering for any Ed2Go course check with the supervisor in your school district to verify that our Ed2Go courses will be accepted for renewal.
Hundreds of Online Courses Included with prices starting at $115.00:
- Instructor-led by experts in their fields
- 24-hour access
- 6 weeks of instruction
- New sessions begin each month
- Online discussion areas
Ed2Go Frequently Asked Questions How do I register for an Ed2Go class?
- Browse the Ed2Go Course Catalog to find the course(s) you want.
- Search for and select the class.
- Select “Add to Cart”.
- Select the start date
- Sign in.
- Choose your payment option and purchase the class
What are Instructor-Led courses?
Whether you’re looking for personal enrichment or professional development, these six-week online courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones. You’ll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you’ll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in a lively, online Discussion Area.
When do the classes begin and how long do they last?
Classes begin every month.
Unless otherwise specified, all of our courses run for six weeks. You will be granted access to two lessons each week for six weeks. Each lesson will be accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons may also include a hands-on assignment. You are expected to try and complete each quiz and assignment within two weeks from when the lesson is released. The course will conclude with a final exam. You will have two weeks from the day the last lesson and final exam are released to complete your studies and submit the final exam for evaluation. The long-term certificate classes last for six months to a year.
Will I receive a certificate?
When you have successfully completed these short 6-week courses or Self-paced Tutorials, the certificate of completion will automatically be available for you to print or download in your My Classroom homepage immediately after successfully passing the final exam. You would just need to click on the "Completion" button to access.
Are there any requirements for the course?
You can see if there are any for your particular course by accessing your course and going to the Requirements tab.
How do I find a course?
Find courses in two ways, either through the Search bar that appears at the top of every page of the site or by using the Browse Catalog navigation that appears in the column on the left of any page. The Search bar will suggest courses for you based on a search term, a course title, or a topic. If you’re not looking for a specific title, enter a keyword (such as photography or programming) that will bring up a range of titles for simplified browsing. Browse Catalog will display our entire catalog by department and course titles to allow you a broad view of our offerings.
How do I find out what the course is about?
Each course in our catalog contains details including a long description, a syllabus, an instructor biography, and a list of technical requirements. To view this information, locate the course of interest through the Search bar or Browse Catalog tool. Select the title you would like to view, and you will see tabbed pages containing all of the specifics on the course.
How do I access my course on the start date?
Using the My Classroom link at the top left of any page of the site, you can sign in to view the courses you are currently enrolled in and gain access to all online classrooms from that page. Once you’re signed in to My Classroom, you can access your active course until your course end date. Once access ends, the titles will move to the left side under Previous Courses. If the title you’re trying to access is listed under Previous Courses, you can no longer access the classroom but can view your final reports and obtain your Certificate of Completion.
What happens if I have a question during class?
Each of your lessons is accompanied by an interactive discussion area. When you need help with a lesson, all you have to do is post your question or inquiry in the appropriate course discussion area, where the instructor, his or her teaching assistant, or one of your fellow students will respond.
Ed2Go- For Professionals
Career and Technical Training
Commercial Driver's License Training (CDL)
Missoula College Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Training Program teaches drivers the basics of truck driving as well as equipment knowledge, Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations with an emphasis on safety and prepares them for a Montana Class A License. This 6-week program provides excellent Commercial Driver License training at a competitive cost.
Preparation includes DOT physical, drug screening, driver license background check, instruction for written exam, and scheduling of written exam. At the end of orientation, students are ready for behind-the-wheel training.
Driver Training — Weeks 2-6
The training includes 15 hours behind-the-wheel experience to help students pass the driving test and includes the following driving competencies:
- Mandatory Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT)
- Pre-trip inspection
- In cab inspection
- Hours of service
- Learn to clutch and shift gears
- Driving truck and trailer through in-town traffic
- Backing truck and trailer properly
- Driving truck and trailer on highway and county roads
- Close proximity driving and backing
- Fuel optimization and truck operations
- Total of 15 hours of actual driving time
- Test in the same truck you trained in
- Meets training hours requirements set by FMCSA
- We help you connect with employers
ELDT - Entry-Level Driver Training
New federal Entry-Level Driver Training requirements went into effect February 7, 2022, establishing a single, national standard for obtaining a commercial driver’s license.
Missoula College has partnered with SambaSafety to deliver a computer-based EDLT training with 24/7 access for less money. SambaSafety has been providing quality, cost effective, computer-based training to the trucking industry for more than 20 years and is (FMCSA) approved and endorsed by truck drivers and safety trainers alike. Their OnRamp training delivers 30+ courses that cover the required topics for the knowledge portion of the Entry Level Driver Training Standard and ensures that all entry-level drivers receive consistent, quality safety training before obtaining their CDL.
To get started please contact Susan Graham @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
A certified nursing assistant or CNA is one of the most important roles in any health care facility and that is why Missoula College is proud to be partnering with The Lifelong Learning Center to offer the opportunity for students to earn a CNA certification. The training program consists of both classroom-based instruction and hands-on clinical experience completed in Missoula. The clinical portion of the program provides an opportunity to demonstrate skills learned in the classroom with residents and/or patients. This program includes healthcare CPR. For enrollment consideration a complete application must be submitted with current TABE test or 12 passing college credits, current immunization records, and a completed background check. The approximate cost of the class is $600.00 which does not include the cost of the certification exam.
Questions? Call The Lifelong Learning Center at 406-549-8765 or email at email@example.com
Software Development Opportunities
Front End Software Development Bootcamp
In the 18-week, Front End Software Development program, students take three courses to learn the skills and technologies necessary to enter the industry as a Front End
Back End Software Development Bootcamp
In the 18-week, Back End Software Development program, students take three courses to learn the skills and technologies necessary to enter the industry as a Back End
Software Developer: Introduction to Java, Relational Databases with MySQL, and Web API Design with Spring Boot.