Available courses

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the study of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion and distribution), consumer behavior, and the implication of marketing decisions. A specific point of emphasis is marketing in today’s electronic commerce and social media environments.
The study of the interaction of people in work and life situations is the focus of this course. The course will acquaint the student with organizational issues, the ability to work with people and how to deal with problems rationally. The course also deals with how to develop a greater sensitivity toward behavioral patterns, distinct ways of thinking, feeling and acting.
This course acquaints the student with the basics of management through the study of the problems and procedures involved in organizing, planning, directing, and controlling a small business. Writing a business plan is central to this course.
This course introduces the concepts and procedures used in statistical reasoning and analysis. Topics in descriptive statistics include the presentation of data, the measures of location, central tendency and variability and relationships between variables. Topics in inferential statistics include probability, sampling distributions and the use of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.
This course is a second semester course for non-accounting business students. The course is designed to introduce the various needs and uses for accounting information within a decision-making framework. The course will cover cost-volume-profit relationships, cost flows, capital budgeting, and traditional cost management.
The macro approach to economics provides a broad view of the entire economy in terms of various economic systems and markets, the role of government, and the interaction of the public and private sector. This course and ECNS201 may be taken in any order.
This course involves gentling and starting a green horse, 2-3 years of age, halter breaking, leading at walk, trotting and backing, handling of feet and legs, feeding, reproduction, and selection practices. Students must have a horse and consent of the instructor.
This course is a foundation for the understanding and appreciation of many art forms of the world including major movements, artists, and specific works. The interrelationship of art to society is explored via lectures, imagery, and class discussions.
This introductory lecture/production class is designed to provide study and practice in the basic elements of drawing. The traditional subject areas of still life, landscape, and portraiture are presented for study and exploration in a variety of media and techniques. Recommended for all levels of experience, this course has no prerequisites, but is fundamental for students planning to continue to explore the visual arts.
This course introduces students to the basic technical aspects of paint handling and manipulation, composition, color theory and mixing. Students will explore critical and conceptual concerns, such as visual problem solving and development of personal expression and visual language. This course is recommended for beginning and advanced students.
This is a non-transferable, non-core course designed to prepare students for college-level writing courses. This course emphasizes paragraph development and organization, sentence structure, word choice, transitions, punctuation, grammar, word economy, and level of usage. Students scoring 61 or below on the COMPASS Placement Exam or 42 or below on the ASSET Placement Exam are required to take this course as a prerequisite to WRIT101.
A continuation of the study of the modes of composition introduced in WRIT101, this course emphasizes research-based argumentation and research writing involving research methods, the avoidance of plagiarism, and formal documentation in the APA format. This course also emphasizes further development of structure, clarity, style, diction, and the maturation of ideas. Students will be expected to write without major faults in grammar or usage and will write up to four argumentative essays and a significant research paper, accompanied by a thorough bibliography.
College Writing I is a course in college-level writing. Students will learn basic research skills, including information retrieval and documentation. Short essays will demonstrate critical thinking as a basis for clear, concise writing. A final research project will provide students with a model that may be used in academic and vocational settings.
This course is a performance course in public speaking. The student will apply the principles of oral public communication in speeches presented to the class.
This course introduces the use of a database for the organization. Students will learn to use to use Microsoft Access to complete a series of projects serve to illustrate how data is handled in the business world, by creating relational tables, multi-table queries, forms, and reports.
This course introduces the use of Excel for the organization, display, and analysis of numerical data. Topics include creating, editing and formatting worksheets, charting, lists, integration, macros, and multiple worksheets.
This course provides an overview of the Microsoft Office Suite of applications including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Students will also learn to use the Internet/World Wide Web as a business tool.
This course will cover the fundamental principles and concepts of investigation. It will include a study of the methods of investigation and techniques used at the crime scene, along with collection and preservation of evidence.
The PPCT Pressure Point Control Tactics course is a subject control system based on tactical, legal and medical research. The PPCT System teaches a simple use of force continuum which clarifies the appropriate force level for every level of resistance. The course focuses on two primary areas: controlling low-level resistance with fingertip touch pressure to nerve pressure points and controlling high-level resistance with defensive counter strikes and the baton, which produce motor dysfunctions and controlled stuns.
This course will expand upon the principles and skills acquired in the beginning Police Firearms course. Students will learn a variety of combat techniques and will be required to participate in multiple firearms qualification courses and scenarios. Officer survival techniques and handgun retention will be integrated into this course. The course will stress safety, and practical range exercises will be used to assist the student in gaining advanced proficiency with firearms. Students will use the college’s weapons and ammunition.
The objective of this training course is to instruct the student in the safe use of Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray). This instruction shall include but not be limited to use and decontamination. The course will stress safety and practical scenarios will be used to assist the student in gaining proficiency in the use of OC.
The objective of this training course is to instruct the student in the safe use of the TASER©. This instruction shall include, but not be limited to, TASER© use and safety, and practical scenarios will be used to assist the student in gaining TASER© proficiency.
Students will learn the basic skills and knowledge needed to proficiently use the ASP Tactical Baton. They will also become familiar with Use of Force and Montana Code Annotated in regards to justified use of force. Method of instruction will include lecture, demonstration, class discussion, and progressive training and practical exercise. Offered in a shortened course format.
This is a course that will enable the student to conduct interviews and interrogations with confidence. Successful interviews and interrogations require confidence combined with the skills obtained only through training, education and experience. Human behavior is often predictable and helps to explain that “gut feeling” experienced when behavior is not consistent with what we have learned to expect. Students will learn several methods of conducting interviews and interrogations.
Criminal Evidence and Procedure covers the general rules of evidence, as well as the types of evidence, admissibility of evidence, and use of evidence. Emphasis will be placed on the concepts of Probable Cause–necessary for arrests, searches and seizures–and Reasonable Suspicion–necessary for stops and frisks.
The various components of the criminal justice system, namely the police, the courts, and corrections, are interrelated and interdependent. All criminal justice practitioners face the challenge of developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with each other, and with the citizens they serve in an effort to control crime. While focusing primarily on law enforcement, this course will examine the relationship and attitudes among all components of the criminal justice system and the community. Those elements that influence how the community and the criminal justice system interact will be explored and issues affecting all entities will be examined along with factors which help develop mutual understanding and support between the justice system and the community.
Ethical leadership within criminal justice agencies is critical to the efficient and effective social control of our society. This course will address the subject of ethics and leadership and how these topics are integrated and interrelated for all criminal justice personnel. This class will help the student develop leadership capabilities and problem solving skills as well as understand the importance of making ethical decisions and the consequences of unethical choices.
This course explores the importance of nutritional needs, principle health issues and safety considerations that help early childhood professionals provide an environment in which children can grow and develop to their full potential.
The student will apply and practice knowledge that was taught in class, such as planning nutritious meals and snacks and implementing healthy and safe practices at a childcare facility. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised lab with a mentor at a licensed/registered childcare facility.
This course will focus on developing skills in using positive guidance techniques while enhancing children’s self-concept and developing children’s pro-social skills.
The student will apply and practice knowledge that was taught in EDEC230, such as creating a pro-social environment and establishing positive guidance techniques. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised lab with a mentor at a licensed/registered childcare facility.
This course will focus on the early childhood profession including awareness of value and ethical and legal issues, staff relations, NAEYC and advocating for the profession, and improving the quality of services for children and their families. Students will also complete their professional portfolio and resume.
Focus will be on developmentally appropriate activities, curriculum content, and methods in an early childhood setting. Emphasis is placed on creating relevant and meaningful curriculum in science, math, literacy, language, social studies, physical activities, music and movement, and art.
The student will apply and practice knowledge that was taught in EDEC281, such as how to create developmentally appropriate curriculum, content, and methods. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised lab with a mentor at a licensed/registered childcare facility.
This is an introductory survey of the origins and characteristics of “western” cultures and societies, meaning those from the Mediterranean and spreading up to the Baltic Sea, to 1648. After a short introduction to the bronze and early iron ages, the course emphasizes the classical era when Greek and Roman cultures fanned out through the regions, through the Middle Ages, and finishes with the Early Modern period when new states, new religious sects, and developments in technology, learning, and trade transformed the medieval world.
This course presents a general overview of Native American history from the prehistoric period through the 20th century. The course emphasizes socio-cultural, religious, environmental and gender themes as well as important political and economic forces that shape American Indian life.
During the nineteenth century and the first decade of this century, state governments dominated American government. In the mid-1900s, the role of the federal government in public policy making expanded to a great extent while the role of state governments diminished. Now, as we are well into the twenty-first century, state and local governments are working once again in a new partnership with the federal government. This course will survey the structure, function, operation, policies and problems of American state and local governments and will provide students with an understanding of the way in which state and local governments function and the place of the states within the American political system.
This course is designed for students who wish to improve their understanding of “basic” literature. A multi-genre course, the class consists of considerations of short fiction, poetry, and drama by surveying their histories and developments. Students will read appropriate examples of each type. College-level reading and writing skills are required.
This is a continuation of the material presented in Intermediate Algebra. The material will also include conics, functions, logarithms, complex numbers, inverse functions, exponents, induction, sequences and series.
This course is a continuation of the material covered in Introductory Algebra (M90). Topics to be covered include graphing and the Cartesian Coordinate system, rational expressions, radicals and rational exponents, quadratic equations, quadratic inequalities, functions, and exponential/logarithmic equations and functions.
This course is designed for those students needing preparation for Intermediate Algebra or Math for Liberal Arts. The material to be presented includes a review of arithmetic, the real number system, algebraic expressions and equations, problem solving, graphing, exponents, and polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, and radical expressions and equations.
Introduction to applied mathematics in technical fields. This course will show how basic arithmetic processes using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages are used to make and convert measurements in different units and notations and solve simple mathematical relationships. Students will also be shown how to calculate geometric quantities, and utilize graphs and charts to record and summarize data.
This course is an in-depth examination of functions and inverse functions including algebraic and trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions, and conic sections. This course is designed for those students who have had college preparatory classes in high school and whose placement test indicates a need to improve on those skills that are necessary to be successful in a calculus class.
This is the second semester of a two-semester sequence. The course will cover integration techniques, logarithmic, exponential, and other transcendental functions, infinite series, conic sections, plane curves, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.
Instrumental ensembles of various genres with performance at community, sporting and college events. May be repeated.
This course is designed to develop informed, perceptive listening and musical understanding, examination of language and forms of music, styles, and genres of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary Age. Non-western cultures covered include, but are not limited to: African, African American, Chinese, Japanese, Jewish, Native American, Balinese, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and East Indian.
This course is an introduction to music production, including hands-on studio recording and live performances, editing, and notation.
Individualized lessons.
This course examines human life, experience, and thought in order to discover and develop the principles and values for pursuing a more fulfilled existence. Theories designed to justify ethical judgments are applied to a selection of contemporary personal and social issues.
This course is an introduction to the study of physiological and psychological factors of human growth and development from conception through adolescence.
This course is an introduction to the methods of study in psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience, including an overview of physiological aspects of behavior, sensation, perception, research methodology, statistics, learning principles, motivation, intelligence, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality, therapy, and social psychology.

Complete Introduction to Psychology instructed by Professor Bruno

Sociology is the study of individuals and society and their impact upon each other. This course will provide an overview of the principles, concepts, and methods of sociology. Focuses will include socialization, social groups, stratification, social institutions, society and culture. A global perspective is included in conjunction with examining U.S. society, and current events will be incorporated into the course to allow students the ability to understand social phenomena as it applies to the real world.

An advanced study of the new MT State required LAC topic of gambling/gaming disorder assessment & counseling with disorder and treatment descriptive text and online supplements for assessment and counseling. This 15 hour class is the completion of CAS 270 required for new LACs.

This course in sequence with CAS 272 specifically addresses the 2016 Montana State requirement for all LAC candidates to complete 30 hours of training on gambling/gaming disorder assessment and counseling. Already licensed LACs may take this introductory class or the advanced CAS 272 for their 15 hour requirement.

A course of study for CAS Majors and other Students desiring to learn skills for working with persons of other cultures, beliefs and orientations.

Online class for CAS Majors and other Students interested in the biochemistry aspects of addiction and addiction treatment.

This is a course shell created for Fulltime and Adjunct Faculty.

This course provides 30 contact hours in assessment, patient placement, and treatment planning for Chemical Dependency students. An additional fifteen contact hours are dedicated to examining the laws, principles, and practices of documentation in the CD field. Students will learn the principles of Measurement and Assessment. They will apply some Assessment Instruments in simulations, learning how to administer, score, interpret and use the acquired information to make diagnoses, prepare treatment plans, and decide how and where to place clients for their maximum benefit. Students will apply the principles of documentation used in Chemical Dependency Counseling.

Mandatory Employee Training on FERPA rules, rights, and regulations.

This course examines the theories and empirical evidence behind the accepted theories of chemical addiction and dependence. The disease model will be studied to identify its strengths and weaknesses. Alternative perspectives will be covered in order to glean their strengths and weaknesses. Students will debate the pros and cons of all perspectives and will summarize their personal positions re: dependence and addiction theories in a major paper. The impact of these causative beliefs in directing diagnosis and treatment will be raised. Forty-five contact hours are devoted to this exploration.