Montana State University

Montana State University (MSU) maintains and exceeds a variety of accreditation requirements that were designed to ensure high quality educational standards. MSU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. During its most recent re-accreditation, MSU was commended for an "extremely high level of productivity and effectiveness." In addition to national accreditation, many of MSU’s colleges, departments and programs also maintain rigorous accreditation credentials through discipline specific agencies.

Academic Technology and Outreach (ATO) is a unified effort of the Office of the Provost and University Information Technology designed to work across MSU—serving and supporting faculty, staff, and students wherever they are located—to advance MSU’s capacity and reputation to build, deliver, and support academic excellence in teaching and learning with a focus on quality, access, and innovation.  Academic Technology and Outreach builds and maintains our classroom and eLearning ecosystem and supports our land-grant mission through unique and innovative opportunities for outreach and engagement.

It represents a unique bridge between information technology and academic support and combines personnel and operational resources from the UIT Instructional Technology unit and what was formerly known as MSU Extended University.

It has three divisions:

  • Teaching and Learning with Technology
  • eLearning and Innovation
  • Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning

Academic Technology and Outreach provides central support services for faculty and students engaged with distance delivered programs. It also develops and delivers non-credit and academic outreach activities, explores new forms of alternative credentials and provides technical support and strategic planning for the campus instructional technology infrastructure.

It works closely with the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Alan Yarnell Center for Student Success, and several other student and faculty support services on campus.

 

Courses

Administrative Assistant with Bookkeeping & Quickbooks
Administrative Assistant with Bookkeeping & Quickbooks

CERTIFICATIONS
NWCA - ACCT-P, Intuit QuickBooks Certified User®, MOS
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Cloud Practitioner
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Cloud Practitioner

CERTIFICATIONS
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect

CERTIFICATIONS
AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Assisted Living Technician
Assisted Living Technician

CERTIFICATIONS
NHA - CCMA, NWCA - CALT
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Childcare Specialist
Childcare Specialist

CERTIFICATIONS
NCCB-CCCW
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-105
Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-105

CERTIFICATIONS
Cisco CCENT ICND1 101-105
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Clinical Medical Assistant
Clinical Medical Assistant

CERTIFICATIONS
AMT-RMA, NHA - CCMA, NHA - CPT, NHA - CET, ASPT-CPT, NWCA-CMAC
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

CompTIA Linux+ with Command Line
CompTIA Linux+ with Command Line

CERTIFICATIONS
CompTIA Linux+
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Computer Security Technician (CompTIA Security+ and Network+)
Computer Security Technician (CompTIA Security+ and Network+)

CERTIFICATIONS
CompTIA Security+ Certification (Exam SY0-501), CompTIA Network+ Certification (Exam N10-007).
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Computer Support Specialist (CompTIA A+ and Network+)
Computer Support Specialist (CompTIA A+ and Network+)

CERTIFICATIONS
CompTIA A+ Core 1 (Exam 220-1001), CompTIA A+ Core 2 (Exam 220-1002), CompTIA Network+ Exam (Exam N10-007)
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Computer Technician (CompTIA A+)
Computer Technician (CompTIA A+)

CERTIFICATIONS
CompTIA A+ Core 1 (Exam 220-1001), CompTIA A+ Core 2 (Exam 220-1002)
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Dental Assisting
Dental Assisting

CERTIFICATIONS
DANB RHS, DANB ICE, DANB AMP, CPR / BLS or ACLS through a DANB Accepted Provider
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Dialysis Technician
Dialysis Technician

CERTIFICATIONS
NWCA-CDTA
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

EKG Technician
EKG Technician

CERTIFICATIONS
ASPT - EKG, NHA-CET, NWCA-EKG
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Electronic Health Records Management (EHRM)
Electronic Health Records Management (EHRM)

CERTIFICATIONS
NHA CEHRS, NWCA-EHRM
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Environmental Science
Environmental Science

CERTIFICATIONS
NWCA - SC-ENV
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Front-End Web Developer
Front-End Web Developer

CERTIFICATIONS
(MTA) 98-375: HTML 5, NWCA-FEWD
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Full Stack Web Developer with MEAN Stack
Full Stack Web Developer with MEAN Stack

CERTIFICATIONS
(MTA) 98-375: HTML5
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Full Stack Web Developer with Ruby on Rails
Full Stack Web Developer with Ruby on Rails

CERTIFICATIONS
MTA Exam 98-375
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Law Office Technology Specialist
Law Office Technology Specialist

CERTIFICATIONS
NWCA - L-TECH
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Legal Assistant
Legal Assistant

CERTIFICATIONS
NALS Accredited Legal Professional Exam
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Life Sciences Specialist
Life Sciences Specialist

CERTIFICATIONS
NWCA - BIO, A&P
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Linux Systems Administrator
Linux Systems Administrator

CERTIFICATIONS
LFCS
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Administrative Assistant

CERTIFICATIONS
NHA - CMAA, NWCA-MAAC
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Medical Billing & Coding
Medical Billing & Coding

CERTIFICATIONS
AAPC CPC or CPC-H, AHIMA CCA, NHA CBCS, NWCA-MBCS
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Medical Billing & Coding with Medical Administration
Medical Billing & Coding with Medical Administration

CERTIFICATIONS
AAPC CPC or CPC-H, AHIMA CCA, NHA CBCS, NHA CMAA, NWCA-MBCS, NWCA-MAAC
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Network Technician (CompTIA Network+)
Network Technician (CompTIA Network+)

CERTIFICATIONS
CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-007)
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Paralegal Professional
Paralegal Professional

CERTIFICATIONS
NALA CPA or CLA
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician

CERTIFICATIONS
PTCB-CPhT, NWCA-PTAC
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Pharmacy Technician with Medical Administration
Pharmacy Technician with Medical Administration

CERTIFICATIONS
PTCB-CPhT, NHA CMAA, NWCA-PTAC, NWCA-MAAC
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Phlebotomy Technician
Phlebotomy Technician

CERTIFICATIONS
ASPT CPT, NWCA-CPT, NHA-CPT
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Photography Professional with Adobe Photoshop®
Photography Professional with Adobe Photoshop®

CERTIFICATIONS
ACA PS
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Physicians’ Office Assistant Professional with Electronic Health Records Management (EHRM)
Physicians’ Office Assistant Professional with Electronic Health Records Management (EHRM)

CERTIFICATIONS
NHA CMAA, NHA CEHRS, NWCA-MAAC, NWCA-EHRM
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks
Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks

CERTIFICATIONS
NWCA-ACCT-P, Intuit QuickBooks Certified User®
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Project Management Professional for PMP®
Project Management Professional for PMP®

CERTIFICATIONS
PMI-PMP®
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) Specialist
Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) Specialist

CERTIFICATIONS
ASQ, NWCA-CSSGB)
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Teacher's Aide
Teacher's Aide

CERTIFICATIONS
ETS ParaPro
ISSUING AUTHORITIES

Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant

CERTIFICATIONS
NCCB CACW, NWCA-VET
ISSUING AUTHORITIES