Big Sky Career Pathways

Big Sky Pathways (career pathways) help guide students toward their chosen academic and career goals by providing seamless transitions from high school to college and into the workforce.   With pathways, students and parents can avoid the situation dramatized in this short, humorous video:

Faculty from area high schools and Helena College work together to develop Programs of Study that list academic and career/technical courses from high school through college, with dual enrollment, work experiences, and leadership opportunities.  For example, students who follow the Business Management pathway can earn as many as 27 credits toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Small Business Management, reducing their tuition costs and time to degree.

Download Programs of Study from the Sidebar, organized by Career Cluster Pathways.   

During the 2016-17 academic year Helena College is: 1) developing pathways for Office Technology Programs; 2) enhancing existing pathways with additional dual enrollment offerings; and 3) developing new pathways that contextualize current dual enrollment offerings.


Click on Events (Sidebar) for scheduled events that support pathways:

  •  April 21: Helena College Day at Lewis and Clark County Fairground

For more information or to schedule a presentation about Pathways in your community, call Jan Clinard at 406-447-6951 or email