University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Health Professions

Victor White​, Chair

The Health Professions Department of Missoula College-University of Montana prepares students to become competent, caring, ethical professionals and provides the skills and opportunities to jump-start careers in healthcare.

The ideal Health Professions student is one who thinks critically and independently, who cares about others, whose behavior is guided by ethical values, and who is prepared for lifelong learning and leadership in their profession.

Six degree programs are offered:

  • Registered Nursing (A.S.)
  • Surgical Technology (A.A.S.)
  • Respiratory Care (A.A.S.)
  • Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.)
  • Medical Assisting (A.A.S.)
  • Paramedicine (A.A.S.)

These programs share many pre-requisite courses, employ an inter-professional model of learning, and all make use of clinical rotations. During these rotations, students work at healthcare facility partners alongside licensed professionals, with real patients, to develop their skills and confidence.

Admission to each program requires a separate application and can be competitive, so it is important to meet with an advisor early and learn more about your chosen field of study and how to succeed.