BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — Blackfeet Community College has announced plans to construct a new $7.5 million health and education building.
The new facility, which will be open in fall 2018, will help the two-year college in its effort to start offering four-year education and nursing degrees.
School officials hope to start offering four-year degrees in 2020.
The school has secured the funding for the building with the help of First Interstate Bank and a federal program, New Markets Tax Credits, through the nonprofit Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation.
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Blackfeet Community College Interim President Carol Murray says building will be instrumental in creating jobs, and will help attract the faculty needed to grow the college’s programs.