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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science

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Department Chair: Michelle Morley
  (406) 496-3778
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Program Assistant: Barb Collins
  (406) 496-3791
Department FAX: (406) 496-3710


The Associate of Science is a transfer program with achievement indicating the student has successfully completed a course of study including pre-requisite courses equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Science does not include a major or a minor, instead, students complete a 20-24 credit program of study pathway leading in most instances to transfer to a STEM related Bachelor Degree. Through the utilization of enhanced advising practice, the Associate of Science will advise, retain, and facilitate student transfer from Highlands College to related degree programs at Montana Tech or other Baccalaureate granting institutions across Montana.


Objective 1: Prepare students for entry into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Healthcare, other non-STEM related fields or appropriate Applied Science degrees through completion of all developmental, and prerequisite coursework leading to early transfer.

Objective 2: Graduate students with 60 credits of rigorous 100 & 200 level coursework while maximizing credits awarded by combining general education and program specific pathway courses leading to an Associate of Science degree.


Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

  • Outcome 1: Students will complete remediation and all developmental coursework leading to entry into a four-year degree program at Montana Tech.
  • Outcome 2: Students will complete remediation and all developmental coursework leading to entry into a two-year degree program at Highlands College.
  • Outcome 3: Students will continue to make academic progress towards transfer to a Montana Tech or Highlands College program or completion of the Associate of Science.
  • Outcome 4: Students will complete the required 60 credits of general education and specialized pathway courses.

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