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Comprehensive Two-Year Education Mission/Vision
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Mission Statement

The Mission of two-year education in Montana is to provide a comprehensive, accessible, responsive, student-centered learning environment that facilitates and supports the achievement of individuals’ professional and personal goals, and enhances the development of Montana’s citizens, communities and economy.

Vision Statement

Montana’s two-year education: Transform lives and create opportunities through educating the citizens of the state of Montana.

Key Purposes and Attributes

Montana’s two-year education is centered around the attributes of the comprehensive community college mission and is committed to providing:

  • Transfer Education Through the Associate’s Degree
  • Workforce Development, Including Certificates and Applied Associate’s Degrees
  • Developmental and Adult Basic Education
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Community Development

The attributes of two-year education in Montana include:

  • Open Access Admissions
  • Affordable
  • Student-Centered
  • Adult Focused and Accessible Learning
  • Responsiveness to Local Needs
  • Cultivation of Partnerships

Core Values

  • Require Excellence
  • Provide Rigor and Relevance
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Expect Civic Engagement
  • Encourage Innovation
  • Insist on Integrity
  • Be Accountable
  • Retain Transparency
  • Embody Inclusivity
  • Offer Consistent Unified Support
  • Promote Lifelong Learning
  • Celebrate Student Success


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