The School of Outreach embodies Montana Western’s mission of serving citizens of all ages and backgrounds with academic and community service as well as lifelong learning programs extending beyond traditional university course offerings.
A diverse range of credit, non-credit, grant-funded, self-supporting and sponsored programs are offered at locations on and off campus as well as online. Spring, summer and fall sessions are offered days, nights, and on weekends.
Whether for personal enrichment or professional development, the School of Outreach is your source for lifelong learning.
For more information about the School of Outreach, please call (406) 683-7537 or (866) 799-9140 or take a minute to fill out this form.
Through a partnership with ed2go Online Career Training, the School of Outreach offers a comprehensive array of opportunities to help professionals bolster their skills and knowledge for career advancement.
Programs include Business and Professional; Healthcare and Fitness; Hospitality and Gaming; IT and Software Development; Management and Corporate; Media and Design; Skilled Trades and Industrial; Sustainable Energy and Going Green.
As part of Montana Western’s proud teacher education tradition, the School of Outreach offers teacher certification, an early childhood development degree, special education endorsement, library media endorsement. In addition to traditional classroom programs, some education programs are also offered online.
For our community, the School of Outreach offers personal enrichment courses through spring, summer and fall schedules.
These non-credit courses cover everything under the sun from salsa dancing, bird watching, and bike maintenance to preparing for a GRE test and planning your estate.
Road Scholar programs have been a part of Montana Western since 1976. Road Scholar offers premier lifelong learning opportunities not only in the West and nearby Yellowstone National Park but across the globe.
Learn new office skills and brush up on the basics through e-mail-based courses in basic Internet skills, Microsoft PowerPoint, Web page development, Windows, databases, and word processing.
HealthCARE Montana is a collaborative grant-funded project that helps train, recruit, and retain healthcare professionals in rural and frontier Montana. Montana Western's School of Outreach is funded to help students identify pathways towards careers in healthcare and assist rural healthcare providers with training needs. Please see HealthCARE Montana's website for more information.
Marcus Williams came to Montana Western to play football and major in business administration.
Kolby Brown is a literature major at the University of Montana Western.
Recent Montana Western graduate Taeler Rodriguez has been accepted to the University of Denver’s graduate program.
UMW grad Justinn Marshall was accepted into the University of Washington's regional medical education program.
Coming to Montana Western was part of fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a doctor for Lindsey Densmore.