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  • Associate of Arts (AA)

    The Associate of Arts (AA) includes education across academic disciplines. Focusing on integration of information while increasing a student’s employability, the AA is designed for transferability to a baccalaureate program.

    Upon completion of the 31 credits required in the core, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in General Studies from Great Falls College MSU. The Certificate recognizes the completion of the core and is approved by the Montana University System Board of Regents. Students may use the Certificate to demonstrate completion of the core when transferring within the MUS or as a milestone to earning an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Great Falls College MSU.




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  • Associate of Science (AS)

    The Associate of Science (AS) Degree includes education in specific knowledge areas, most typically in math and natural sciences. Focusing on integration of information while increasing a student’s employability, the AS is designed for transferability to a baccalaureate program.

    Upon completion of the 31 credits required in the core, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in General Studies from Great Falls College MSU. The Certificate recognizes the completion of the core and is approved by the Montana University System Board of Regents. Students may use the Certificate to demonstrate completion of the core when transferring within the MUS or as a milestone to earning an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Great Falls College MSU.


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  • Healthcare Informatics Technician (C)

    An estimated 10,000 new electronic health records professionals are needed to assist in the transition of the nation’s health information management from paper-based systems to electronic medical record applications and other, higher-level, systems of health information exchange. The Health Informatics Technology certificate is a two track program created to address the unique training requirements of this emerging career path.

    Track 1 is for current information technology professionals and recent IT graduates who want to work in the health care system.

    Track 2 is designed for recent health science graduates and healthcare professionals who currently work in health care delivery, but who want to transition into health information technology implementation and support roles.

    Both information technology and healthcare have relatively high “barriers to entry” and this certification will provide an orientation to multiple aspects of the healthcare industry and healthcare informatics.

    Graduates of the Health Informatics Technology program may apply to take a certification exam through the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology. For more information visit: www.hitproexams.org.




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  • Health Information Coding Specialist (C)

    Health information coding is the transformation of verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries and procedures into alphanumeric designations used for data retrieval, analysis, and claims processing.

    Upon completion of the Certificate in Health Information Coding Specialist, students will be prepared to begin a successful career as a health information coding specialist. Students are prepared to sit for the National Certified Coding Associate exam administered through AHIMA (www.ahima.org).



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  • Health Information Technology (A.A.S.)

    The Health Information Technology program is designed to prepare individuals to organize and evaluate health records for completeness and accuracy.

    The Health Information Technology program is offered completely online and students are required to complete one clinical internship in a geographical location close to their home. You can earn this degree from home or anywhere you have access to a computer. The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). 
     
    Upon completion of the AAS degree in Health Information Technology, students will be prepared to begin a successful career as a health information technologist. Students will be able to sit for the National Registered Health Information Technologist exam administered by AHIMA (www.ahima.org)


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  • MUS System Core

    In our world of rapid economic, social, and technological change, students need a strong and broadly-based education. General education helps students achieve the intellectual integration and awareness they need to meet challenges in their personal, social, political, and professional lives. General education courses introduce great ideas and controversies in human thought and experience. A solid general education provides a strong foundation for the life-long learning that makes career goals attainable. The breadth, perspective, and rigor provided by the core curriculum helps students become educated people.

    Great Falls College Montana State University’s General Education Core reflects the Montana University System’s General Education Core. As students work on the Montana University System General Education Core, they should attempt to select classes that are also required in their major. That efficient use of coursework could help students complete their degrees more quickly, since the classes could be used to satisfy both the requirements of the major and the requirements of the MUS General Education Core.


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  • Pharmacy Technician* (C)

    Pharmacy TechnicianPharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists provide medication and other health care products to patients. Technicians usually perform routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medication, such as counting tablets and labeling bottles. They also perform administrative duties such as answering phones, stocking shelves, and operating cash registers. Technicians refer any questions regarding prescriptions, drug information, or health matters to a pharmacist. Upon graduation, you will have the skills and knowledge that will enable you to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies as well as prepare for national certification.


    *On-site Clinical is Required for this program.





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Contact Information:

Admissions & Records

2100 16th Ave South
Great Falls, MT 59405

Tel: 406-268-3700
Fax: 406-771-2267
Toll Free: 800-446-2698
admissions@gfcmsu.edu


Director of Admissions & New Student Services

Joe Simonsen
joe.simonsen@gfcmsu.edu


Enrollment Specialist

Laramie Smovir
laramie.smovir@gfcmsu.edu


Administrative Associate II

Beryl Bonahoom
beryl.bonahoom@gfcmsu.edu


Admissions Evaluator ll

Andrea Fossen
andrea.fossen@gfcmsu.edu

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