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Old 06-15-2004, 12:14 PM
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My parents and I have always wanted to live in MT in 2000 my best friend and two of my 3 siblings died in a car wreck we were moveing to MT that summer they died in April so we can say that didnt happen ... we waited then in 2001 we were geting ready to move again then WAM! 911 happens were afraid of what the economy is gona do so no move........now I am gona be going to a Tech School here in Texas for Diesel Technology my parents are wanting to move again ...I love Texas but Love MT I love going there and would think i would like to live there as much as i would miss texas (if it doesnt work out can always come back) but I would like to find out if there is any way to still do what i wants to do in the Diesel Technology field... so do yalll know of any schools that you could telll me about that offers this training.......we would prolly be moveing to livingston/bozeman area but would be intrested in any schools that are offering the training for Diesel Technology ....so if you know of any let me know so i can figure out what i am doing....stay in Texas or hop up to MT....... thanks alot any info would be great........
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I did a quick search on Google and didn't find any diesel mechanic type courses here. We do have several truck driving schools and a couple Vo Tech's here too. I'd do a search on Google for the Montana Technical Schools and see if there is anything that matches what you need. I think there is still a school for heavy equipment operator too. Sorry not more helpful.
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My old stomping grounds, Helena College of Technology offers a good diesel progam (****ty computer technology though) my cousin went throught their diesel program, now he works at a New Holland close to Bozeman. It's approx. 1.5 hours from Bozeman. http://www.hct.umontana.edu/
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awesome thanks a mill I am lookin in to lots of stuff .... right now we aint sure but you never know you might have a Rebel Texan on your hands montana.....keep Idea's comeing guys thanks alot !!!
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Old 06-16-2004, 12:52 AM
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Montana State University-Northern in Havre, MT is a top diesel tech school...there are a good number of their grads that go on to work for railroad outfits like Burlington Northern Santa Fe, etc...i may eventually go to school there, but i may also choose somewhere else...perhaps williston, north dakota at williston state college, as they have an auto tech program and a diesel tech program...also a couple good outfits down in wyoming, from what i'm told...just check around....also, check collegeview.com it's a good site to check a few thousand colleges around the country, and you can pick locations, school size, etc, etc, etc...

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I have heard Northern's diesel program is good. I would much rather live in Helena than Havre though.
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Old 06-22-2004, 01:13 AM
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well, in that case, live in helena when you're not in school...it's like a 4-5 hour drive, i think, from helena to havre...not totally sure, so don't quote me on it...

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Lookin in to the school in Helena ..... I like helena....so we will see what happends...if you got anymore please speak up..Thanks alot Yall....if i caint go to the one in helena harve looks good also....thanks....Jon
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well, I'm not too sure about helena or havre....

I know the School of Mines in Butte is one of the top tech schools in the world.... and with the mine being open now, there are tons of jobs in the area.... and the price of copper is way high....so I'd venture to say the mine will be open for a few years...

Billings also has an extension of the College of Technology, and a superb Diesel technician program.... there are quite a few jobs here, just about everyone is hiring...
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I'll look in to butte.......I dont think I realy wanna live in billings.......I did check out the college though and it looks great....thanks man.....Jon
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There is a diesel tech school in Laramie, Wyoming that is supposed to be excellent. They will guarantee you a job and any additional training after graduation that you need to keep up to speed. I can't remember the name of it right now, though. My friend's son is attending there. It's not cheap, though.
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i checked the school in havre, and you can get a bachelor of science in automotive technology...it's like 3500 a year (mebbe it was semester...i don't remember offhand) and dorms are fairly cheap, too, overall...you can get up to a associates degree in diesel tech at havre...i'll almost definitely end up there in the next couple years, for school, because this whole "work" thing is starting to drive me up a friggin wall...anyway...have a good'un, all....

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well thanks But i think WyoTech Might be alittle outa my league...aka Budget...I wouldnt mind going there though.....yea havre looks....good...I guess only future will tell ....My garage is realy cleaned out good I have got'n rid of alot of stuff so I guess we will see what happens.....dont you hate those hard choices where you dont know whats gona happen and or caint make up your mind!!!.....Thanks fella's keepin the idea's comeing......... Jon
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I'm in school up at NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND which has really good auto and diesel and rec engine tech programs, but it's all the way on the MN border so Montana would be a little bit of a drive to go home. In my opinion, it's the best school in ND for tech programs, but I still can't wait for this next year to be over (and it hasn't even started yet) So forget MT, move up here, and I'll have a new drinking pal out at the mudholes.
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