Why get a Jump Start?

Montana Tech and Highlands College have options in both dual enrollment courses and career pathways programs that are designed to prepare you for a better future. With you in mind, we have tried to provide options that are flexible, affordable, challenging and are varied to meet your many interests.


Your life is busy so we’ve tried to provide the flexibility of where classes are offered. Classes are either taught:

  • at your high school.
  • on campus at Montana Tech or Highlands College in Butte, Mont.
  • online with Montana Tech or Highlands College.

Once you’ve successfully completed a course they count as college credit. That means the credits are accepted at public Montana colleges and universities as part of the MUS common course numbering system or potentially transferable to other colleges and university throughout the country.


The courses taken as part of the dual enrollment program are 50% off regular tuition rates at Highlands College of Montana Tech. By taking advantage of this program, you can potentially save thousands of dollars in future college costs. Find out more about the costs of the dual enrollment program.


Learning in a college environment promotes academic and personal growth through coursework that is fast-paced, in-depth and may contain mature subject matter. All meant to challenge and engage you in new and exciting ways.


We offer many courses in areas outside the standard mathematics, English, sciences and humanities. Explore your interests and passions through dual enrollment courses and the Big Sky Pathways options.