2020 Class Schedule
Note: As of Spring, 2020, we are switching to our New Efficient Four Week Course to accommodate students with time restrictions. This is a well-rounded, updated complete course with ample training!
- Winter 2020 Original Course: 2/10/20 – 3/20/20 (Class Full)
- Spring 2020 Full 4 Week Course: 5/18/20 – 6/12/20 (Class Full)
- Summer 2020 Full 4 Week Course: 8/3/20 – 8/28/20 (3 openings)
Please call before sending in your deposit, to make sure a spot is available in the class of your choice!! If the class you want to attend is full, we can put you on a waiting list.
Class hours are weekdays from 8:00-5:00, with 30 minute lunch breaks. (A refrigerator and microwave is available for lunch time.) You will have 42.5 clock hours per week, with a minimum of 170 total Clock Hours for the Four Week Course. If overtime is necessary, we may work an hour or two extra per day throughout the week, rather than ruin your weekend by having you come in on Saturday!
We try to arrange our schedule so that no major holidays occur during classes. In the event a holiday does occur during class, (4th of July & Labor Day, etc.) no time will be taken off and class will take place as scheduled.
About our Class Schedule:
Classes are generally scheduled during the following seasons:
Late Winter Course: Students sometimes wonder about Montana winters. Rest assured, Montana is not the frigid climate that some folks imagine it to be. We are located west of the continental divide, where the winters are milder. We are also on a school bus route, so roads are always in great condition. Our Winter Course is great for those with seasonal jobs, as well as those looking for off season housing rates. Plus, you can enjoy ice fishing, show shoeing, & daily views of spectacular snow-capped mountains!
Summer Course: For those of you considering our summer courses, please try to decide as early as possible. Once you enroll, you will need to arrange your housing right away. Every summer, tourists flock to our little community and motels book up quickly. If you cannot find housing at any of the listed motels, please let us know and we will assist you! Summer is a wonderful time to visit Montana. Days are long (it stays light till past 10 pm), so you will have plenty of time after class for hiking, fishing, and sightseeing.
Extra Class Time
Many of our students ask about spending extra time after class for additional training. Although we admire this type of enthusiasm, our school does not offer extended training in the evenings, unless we feel it is absolutely necessary. Our taxidermy teaching experience has taught us that it is necessary for students to have their evenings free in order to allow information to sink in, and also to avoid taxidermy ‘overload’. Our curriculum is very well balanced, and combines intense hands-on training, with just the right amount of off-time!