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College Studies (COLS)


COLS 094 PCE Non-Credit COLS Course

CEUs: 0-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Non-credit professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide condensed coursework to meet the needs of working students and professionals. These courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and OPI Renewal Units and are transcribed on the student’s continuing education transcript.

COLS 103 Becoming a Successful Student

Credits: 1

Term: (F, S, Su)

To graduate from Great Falls College MSU, every student is required to take COLS 103, Becoming a Successful Student, or meet its equivalent. The course emphasizes strategies for academic and personal success, including academic and career planning, goal setting, and academic skill development in areas such as note-taking, study skills, test-taking strategies, and time management skills. Students are expected to enroll in this class during their first semester or prior to completing 16 semester credits.

COLS 194 PCE Credit-Bearing COLS Course

Credits: 1-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Credit-bearing professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide students and professionals condensed courses for skills upgrades, Professional Certification requirements, and as electives for the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. These courses may be eligible for financial aid for students pursuing the AA or AS degrees and are transcribed on the student’s undergraduate transcript.