City College at Montana State University-Billings
- The mission of the Montana State University-Billings College of Technology is to be the College of first choice, dedicated to the development of workforce capacity by providing top quality learning opportunities and services to meet a variety of career choices and customer needs by being responsive, flexible and market-driven.
- The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|City College at Montana State University-Billings||(MT) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Associate of Arts Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Less than 2 yrs|
|Total Faculty||54 staff||54 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,531 students||1,310 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||28:1||20:1|
|# Full-Time Students||891 students||670 students|
|# Part-Time Students||640 students||640 students|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2010)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$36,700||$34,200|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and FieldBaseball, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Golf,
Track and Field
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- In 1969, the Montana State Legislature created the Billings Vocational-Technical Education Center (BVTC) to serve the postsecondary technical training needs of adults. In 1987, by order of the Legislature, governance passed from the Billings School District to the Montana University System Board of Regents, making the BVTC one of five campuses of the Montana University System for postsecondary vocational-technical education. In 1994, the BVTC officially merged with Eastern Montana College to become the fifth college of Montana State University-Billings. The merger and subsequent sharing of resources brought about new and improved student services, such as cooperative education, health services, career services, fee payment options, and credit transferability. In 2013 the Montana University system wanted to expand the missions of the College of Technology's to closer reflect the services and opportunities provided by a community college, and therefore went through another series of rebranding/renaming. As a result the college was renamed, City College at Montana State University Billings. The training programs offered at the City College are continually upgraded to meet the changing dynamics of business and industry. Presently, offers over 35 programs ranging from one semester certificates of technical study to associate degrees. Enrollment annually exceeds 1300 full-time and part-time students. Professional training and continuing education classes are provided to more than 1,000 individuals from many different industries. City College provides individuals with training (or re-training) to obtain excellent "in demand" positions available at many area employers. Graduates of City College enter careers such as registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, surgical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, automobile technicians, diesel technicians, process plant operators, computer system technicians and computer desktop support specialists. These examples are just a few of the career possibilities awaiting students earning a Certificate, Associate of Applied Science degree, Associate of Science degree or Associate of Arts degree from City College. We will give you the tools to make your career dreams come true. City College, at 3803 Central Avenue, is located seven miles from the university campus of MSU Billings in the fast-growing west-Billings “Shiloh Corridor Complex” near the intersection of Central Avenue and Shiloh Road. The campus is contained in two buildings situated on an attractive and spacious 18-acre site with a view of the 12,000 foot Beartooth Mountain Range. The MSU-Billings soccer field is located on the COT campus. City College is proud of its outstanding faculty and of their expertise in the specific areas in which they teach. Faculty are highly qualified with expertise in their specialty and current work experience in their field. Many faculty hold advanced degrees and a number of faculty have certifications in areas which support their disciplines.
- The nearest community college to City College at Montana State University-Billings is Northwest College (70.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,652 students | 70.30 Mi231 W 6th St
Powell,  WY  82435
- 4,374 students | 106.90 Mi3059 S Coffeen Ave
Sheridan,  WY  82801
- 420 students | 140.50 Mi2715 Dickinson Street
Miles City,  MT  59301
- 1,506 students | 172.40 Mi1115 N Roberts Street
Helena,  MT  59601
- 1,897 students | 173.00 Mi2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls,  MT  59405
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