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Changes in department structure Beginning fall 2015, the Trades Division became a stand-alone division. The programs in the Trades Division include carpentry, welding and fabrication, and sustainable energy technician (transitioning in fall 2016 to industrial technician). • • • • • In September 2015, the General Education and Transfer Division was renamed the General Education, Business, Technology and Transfer Division to better describe the expanded areas now included in the division. Beginning fall 2015, the biology department became part of the Health Sciences Division. It was previously part of General Education and Transfer. The change will better facilitate the alignment of course objectives with health science program outcomes. The North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO) also moved into the Health Sciences Division in the restructure. In July 2015, the Workforce Development Division began operating as a stand-alone division with an emphasis on customized training, adding specialized training courses and increased focus on development stackable welding and fabrication credentials under the RevUp Montana project. The division also has supported the RevUp and EDA welding expansion projects by working to develop a welding and fabrication testing and training facility in the expanded welding and fabrication shop areas and a mobile welding and fabrication training and testing unit. The Outreach program changed its name to Lifelong Learning to better reflect what it does. It is expanding its course offerings and will be piloting some for-credit courses, of which it currently offers very few. Lifelong Learning has created an advisory board and is working to become self- sustaining in the next five years. The Native American Enrichment Center was incorporated into the Academic Success Center to better serve American Indian students and to promote cultural awareness among the campus community. The Issksiniip Grant Project, which funded the center, ended on September 30, 2015. Issksiniip was designed to increase the diversity of healthcare workers (particularly American Indians) and to assist low income students with educational expenses. The Issksiniip project coordinator position ended as well on September 30, 2015. The director of academic success center took over management of the center. Issksiniip Scholarship Winners Total Completed Transferred/Drop Employed Healthcare BCC 117 31 28 55 38 U of M 74 26 24 30 21 GFC MSU 69 26 21 47 26 MSU Billings 21 9 9 13 9 Salish Kootenai 15 0 1 11 9 MSU Bozeman 11 0 2 3 3 Total: 306 92 85 159 106 Great Falls College Montana State University 13
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