University Relations and Communications

Oct. 11, 2018

 

students work in the process plant technology lab

 

City College Day is Saturday, Oct. 20

Open house offers inside look at programs and careers

 

Contacts:

University Relations and Communications, 657-2266

 

MSU BILLINGS NEWS—City College at Montana State University Billings will host City College Day on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This open house is a great opportunity to tour the campus, meet the faculty and see programs of interest firsthand, learn about career opportunities, and get helpful information on admissions and financial aid.

 

City College Day is open to individuals of all ages looking to pursue higher education or advance their careers in variety of fields including autobody, welding, radiologic technology, fire science, and computer technology.

 

City College is located at 3803 Central Avenue. Central is still under construction between 36th Street and Shiloh Road, however, the avenue can now be used. Additionally, City College can be accessed via the west entrance off of Shiloh. Attendees are encouraged to first check in at the City College Tech building commons area to start. There will be displays and demonstrations in the Tech and Health Sciences buildings on campus, including:

  • Admissions - visit about opportunities for dual enrollment and application requirements and processes
  • Financial Aid - learn about opportunities towards funding your education
  • Workforce Development/America’s Promise - learn about non-credit training opportunities and additional financial aid
  • Developmental Education - practice Accuplacer testing and discuss with math/writing tutors to prepare for college

The General Education Department will highlight some of the innovative ways City College teaches and provides learning opportunities such as:

  • Getting Smart with Smartboards
  • Math Puzzles and Games
  • Surfing the MSUB Library
  • D2L Walkthrough

Transportation and Welding programs

  • Autobody – demonstration on airbrush painting and removing a dent
  • Automotive – presentation on how to align a vehicle
  • Diesel – use of the scan tool to diagnose engine problems
  • Welding – demonstration on the CNC plasma machine and welding simulator

Industry programs

  • Process Plant – visiting about the program
  • Sustainable Energy – demonstration on the wind turbine

Computers

  • Computer Systems Tech (Networking) – demonstration of Standup Arcade Console using Raspberry Pi computer, Sphero, and Ollie robots
  • Computer Desktop/Network Support – hands-on work with desktop computers, servers, and other technical hardware
  • Computer Programming and Application Development – demonstration on coding and programming in the 21st century

Business

  • Presentation on local job opportunities within the Billings community that are focused on the areas of business and human resources

Health and Safety Department

  • A&P Laboratory/Pharmacy Technician - microscopes, skeletons, science animation
  • Nursing - computerized mannequins used for patient care simulations and lab tour
  • Radiology – interactive hand x-ray processing and Ultrasound machines
  • Paramedic – demonstration of airway scenarios including oral intubation
  • Fire Science – donning and doffing of personal protective equipment

City College looks forward to meeting prospective students or anyone interested in learning more about the college and its offerings.

 

For more information or questions about City College Day, contact (406) 247-3007.