Students & High Quality Learning
As a nationally accredited institution, Mountwest Community & Technical College integrates innovative ways of learning into its degree programs with simulators and clinical experiences, for example. Mountwest students train on equipment that meets industry standards so they require less on-the-job training. Mountwest strives to create an environment where outstanding learning opportunities are the standard.
Mountwest offers 60 associate degree and 15 one-year certificate options in applied technology, business, communication, healthcare, human services, IT, liberal arts, transportation, transfer studies and more, nearly a dozen of which are individually accredited degree programs. With a strong foundation of academic program offerings in these core areas, Mountwest continues to evolve new programs based on growing workforce demands, including transportation technology and occupational therapist assistant. Part of preparing the next generation of workers also includes academic support services such as placement testing, remediation courses and tutoring.
Never before has access to higher education been such a critical element of student success. Economic conditions have placed great stress on the families served by Mountwest, with 58 percent of students considered “economically disadvantaged.” Student scholarships ensure access for intelligent and motivated Mountwest students and start a tradition of postsecondary education for their families.
Opportunity. Through access and individualized classroom experiences, this one word embodies how Mountwest changes lives one student at a time and shows how community leaders and friends can step in to enhance and support the high quality education students receive at Mountwest.
Faculty & Staff Expertise
High quality learning demands an experienced faculty and staff. From professors with doctoral degrees to instructors with years of field experience, Mountwest faculty are highly qualified professionals who inspire and engage their students. Private funding allows Mountwest to retain these innovative, caring faculty members and provides professional development for new delivery methods and the latest technologies in their fields.