Helena College News & Events

Tax Assistance for Qualifying Tax Payers

Saturday mornings – beginning February 7, 2015

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Room 130

Donaldson Campus

Helena College has once again been named as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site.  Helena College students and community volunteers will be on the Donaldson campus, Room 130, Saturday mornings 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. beginning February 7, 2015 and continuing through April 11, 2015 to assist qualifying tax payers (e.g., low-income), in completing their tax forms.   It’s first come, first served (no appointment necessary).

Helena College Announces New Program Opportunities

Helena College is pleased to announce two new program opportunities beginning in the fall 2014 semester.  The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is part of an articulation agreement with MSU-Northern.  The classes for this program will be delivered either on the Helena College campus or online through MSU-Northern.  A degree in criminal justice prepares students for careers in police services, adult and juvenile corrections, homeland security and more.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration is part of an articulation agreement with MSU-Billings. This program also features classes delivered on the Helena College campus or online through MSU-Billings.  Graduates are prepared for a range of responsibilities administering health facilities and programs. 

Both programs support Helena College’s core theme of meeting regional workforce needs.  Denise Runge, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs sought and obtained the agreements from both of the universities in an effort to broaden the program offerings at Helena College.  The college has most recently added an honors program for students seeking admission to the Davidson Honors College at the University of Montana, a business administration associate degree that offers eligibility for application to the School of Business Administration at UM, a pre-pharmacy degree that offers eligibility for application to the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at UM as well as an articulation agreement with Montana Tech for registered nurses to obtain their bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Runge said, “I am so pleased that we are able to expand the opportunities for Helena area students to begin their bachelor’s degrees at Helena College and complete them with our Montana partner universities without the need to relocate to another campus.  These specific degrees support numerous job opportunities for Helena-area residents, and we plan to continue expanding the number of 4-year degree options available through this process.”

For more information on the programs, call 447-6904 or visit umhelena.edu

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