Available courses

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This course provides 60 contact hours in assessment, patient placement, and treatment planning for Chemical Dependency students. Included are 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 hypothetical 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.
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.

Public Speaking is a foundational communication and academic course.  In this course you will emphasize building four main skill areas to become a more effective communicator in the classroom, in the workplace, and within your community.  You will be evaluated on your responsible use of information through research, your organizational preparation, your ability to critique information and your speech delivery. There are four main speeches which will be given throughout the course: Introductory, Informational, Persuasive, and Ceremonial.  Students are expected to participate in daily class discussions and activities focused on the craft of public speaking.  Required Text: Osborn, Osborn & Osborn: Public Speaking Guidebook. 

Public Speaking is a foundational communication and academic course.  In this course you will emphasize building four main skill areas to become a more effective communicator in the classroom, in the workplace, and within your community.  You will be evaluated on your responsible use of information through research, your organizational preparation, your ability to critique information and your speech delivery. There are four main speeches which will be given throughout the course: Introductory, Informational, Persuasive, and Ceremonial.  Students are expected to participate in daily class discussions and activities focused on the craft of public speaking.  Required Text: Osborn, Osborn & Osborn: Public Speaking Guidebook. 

This course will be an introduction to early childhood issues, practices and methodology.

It will introduce what early childhood education is and the child care profession and various childcare programs.  It will focus on personal attributes and characteristics needed for the child care provider.   It provides a foundation on child development stages for children birth through age eight.

This course is conducted in a lecture class format.  This class is offered to on campus students as well as online students.  We will also have discussion sessions and video segments.


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 introduces the student to teaching as a profession.  It includes the historical, philosophical, social, and psychological foundations of education.  Emphasis is placed on the American public school with its breadth of social diversity and technological advancements.  Discussion includes the purpose of education, trends and issues in education and personal attributes required to be a teacher in today’s multicultural and changing world. This course may generate personal questions such as, Do I want to become a teacher?  What should a professional in the field of education expect and know?

This is a 30 hour, 2 Credit Class specifically designed to satisfy the new Montana State LAC Requirement for LAC Licensing. There are two required APA Style Writing Assignments and a Final Exam.

This course will be an introduction to early childhood issues, practices and methodology.

It will introduce what early childhood education is and the child care profession and various childcare programs.  It will focus on personal attributes and characteristics needed for the child care provider.   It provides a foundation on child development stages for children birth through age eight.

This course is conducted in a lecture class format.  This class is offered to on campus students as well as online students.  We will also have discussion sessions and video segments.

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

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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.

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.

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

This “course” offers you, the local Moodle Administrator, some useful training related to the support of your institution’s end users. For institutions who have integrated their systems (SIS, AD) with the Moodle environment, you'll find documentation about how those systems work together. 
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.
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.