MSU Billings Catalog

Adult Learners

MSU Billings has many options to support busy adults who wish to return to college.  We are pleased to be able to offer an opportunity to take college courses via the internet as a way of overcoming barriers of time and place.  Our students have told us they need the ability to reach their academic goals in an environment that affords them freedom and flexibility, comfort and convenience, and more time for work and family.  By combining our commitment to Access and Excellence with the technology that allows students to “Learn Online… Anywhere…Anytime,” this program ensures that students can achieve personal, professional, and academic goals without sacrificing the other things that are important in life.

Through the MSU Billings Online University, students can complete General Education requirements as well as the following certificates and degrees listed below.  We are continuously reviewing our programs to determine what we can offer in an online format.  To get a current list of degrees and classes offered online, please check the online website

Online Programs Currently Offered through City College at MSU Billings:

Associate Degree Programs
A.A.S. Accounting Technology

A.S. Accounting
A.S. Business Administration

A.A.S. Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ultrasound) (has some required training dates on campus)

A.A. General Studies (Self-Designed)
A.S. General Studies (Self-Designed)
A.A.S. General Business
A.S. Human Resources

A.A.S Medical Coding & Insurance Billings Specialist

A.A.S. Paramedic "sprint" option (has some required training dates on campus)

Certificates of Applied Science
Human Resources Management
Medical Coding
Practical Nursing (has some required training dates on campus each term)

Please refer to the program requirements for these academic programs listed alphabetically in this catalog.

Students can also take individual online courses for professional development, to transfer to another institution, to apply toward another MSU Billings degree program, or to supplement on-campus course schedules with an online learning experience.

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor when pursuing any of these degree programs to ensure that courses selected will successfully meet all degree requirements and also fulfill the student’s academic interests and goals.  For academic advising and course selection assistance, please contact the MSU Billings Online University Advisor at

Coordinated On Campus/Online Programs

Students can begin their degree program with some general education courses offered on campus or online.  There are also various non-credit courses offered in the evening.

City College at MSU Billings programs currently offered in Coordinated On Campus/Online Studies mode:

AAS Degrees
General Business
Human Resources
Business Administration

Certificate of Applied Science
Human Resource Management

Partnership with School District #2 Adult Basic Education Program

City College at MSU Billings partners with Adult Basic Education to assist students needing college preparation.  Services provided include basic literacy skills for math and English and HiSET Preparation.  Classes are self-paced with individualized instruction and flexible scheduling.  Call 406-281-5001 for more information.

Adult Basic Education
415 N 30th St
Billings, MT 59101