Available courses

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 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.
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 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 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.
This course treats developments in American history from the earliest colonial beginnings through the period of Reconstruction. It follows the processes of colonial settlement, the growth of self-government in the English colonies, the which beset the British empire during the years 1763-1775, the American Revolution, the creation of a new government under a federal constitution, the growth of political parties, Westward expansion, hardened definitions of nationalism presented by the breakdown of the democratic process, and the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Criminal Law is the study of the development of criminal liability. This class covers limitations of liability, the basic requirements of an act and intent, inchoate offenses, crimes against persons, crimes against property, and crimes against public order. Defenses to certain criminal acts will also be covered.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
The student will apply and practice knowledge that was taught in EDEC220, such as establishing developmentally appropriate practices and environment. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised lab with a mentor at a licensed/registered childcare facility.
This course focuses on developmentally appropriate practices and its effect on the learner. Emphasis is placed on environmental design, floor plans, lessons plans, scheduling, transitions, bulletin boards, centers, projects, etc.
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.
The student will apply and practice knowledge that was taught in EDEC247, such as how to enhance a young child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills and development. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised lab with a mentor at a licensed/registered childcare facility.
Students will examine research theories and issues concerning social, emotional, physical, and cognitive child development stages from conception through the early childhood years.
Criminology may be defined as the study of crime, its causes, and its controls. In addition to examining the various causes of crime, this course will overview various categories of crimes, criminals, and controls that have been established in an attempt to provide the student with an understanding of the impact, causes, and prevention of crime in our society.
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.
Politics affect all of our lives on a daily basis. Concepts such as “government,” “politics,” “power,” and “democracy” may seem familiar to us but are in fact very complex and multifaceted subjects. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the American government at the national level. Topics such as the structure of government and the U.S. Constitution, civil liberties and civil rights, political parties and voting behavior, public opinion and interest groups will be examined and explored in this course.
The student will apply and practice knowledge that was taught in EDEC210, such as how to communicate positively with family and community members. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised lab with a mentor at a licensed/registered childcare facility.

This course covers an examination of the history and theory of corrections processes, plus current correctional practices in the administration of justice, parole, probation, prisons and other correctional institutions. Laws governing the sentencing process, parole and probation, and the conditional rights of prisoners are examined. Impact of case decisions on the administration of institutions will be discussed.

This course provides an overview of the complete criminal justice system, including the establishment of criminal laws, law enforcement, courts, prosecution, defense, corrections, and juvenile justice. Relevant amendments to the U.S. Constitution and court decisions are reviewed, along with landmark cases influencing the criminal justice system.
This course will explore the benefits, barriers, foundations, and techniques for encouraging parent-teacher partnerships. It will examine family structures and dynamics, cultural values, ethnicity, and community resources.
This course will explore the relationship between observation and assessment for young children. It will examine the benefits, limitations, and uses of assessment and different assessment instruments, programs, and strategies.
This course is an introductory course to early childhood education and the childcare profession including childcare programs and options. It will focus on personal attributes needed for the childcare provider. It will also take a close look at processes to obtain CDA, associate and bachelor degrees in Early Childhood Education, Montana career path and development, Best Beginnings Program benefits, etc.

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.