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Montana Tech's Highlands College

Business and Accounting Technology

accounting classContinue your education by pursuing an associate’s degree from Montana Tech's Highlands College. With four options available, graduates of the Business Technology and Accounting Technology programs have a diverse set of skills to bring to today's job market.

The Business Technology and Accounting Technology degrees each offer two areas of concentration.  Specialize in Human Resources or Health Services under the Accounting program, or pursue a career as an Administrative Computer Specialist or Medical Support Specialist under the Business Technology program. These concentrations allow for specialization within the degree and allow you to focus on your area of interest. As a result, graduates have found jobs working as bookkeepers, human resource managers, office support, and in the medical arena.

For those students wishing to continue their education to a Bachelor's degree, these programs are designed to provide a seamless transfer of credits in to a Bachelor of Applied Science program. Not only does this offer the chance for two degrees, but also is an opportunity to save money. The first two years tuition and fees are calculated at Highlands College tuition and fee rates, which are approximately $3500 less per year than at the Montana Tech North Campus.

Degrees, Options and Specializations

Pursue a two-year associate's degree in Accounting Technology or Business Technology. Both programs provide a good start to higher education, and can easily be transferred in to a bachelor's degree.

Placement and Careers

Many graduates of this program continue their education towards a bachelor's degree before seeking work, however the program still boasts as much as an 88% placement rate for it's students. Learn more about career outcomes.


Accounting Technology students are assisting Southwest Montana residents prepare their income tax returns.

A.A.S. accounting technology

Accounting Technology

Students choose to concentrate their curriculum on Accounting with either Health Service or Human Resources as options.

A.A.S. business technology

Business Technology

This is a diverse program, offering students the choice to concentrate on Business, as a Medical Office Specialist, or as an Administrative Computer Specialist.