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FAB Fridays (and occasionally Thursdays!) at Helena College Airport Campus (2300 Airport Road) will give you a chance to experience first-hand the Fun of Fabrication.   

From 9 a.m. to noon, at the Airport Campus:

  • Learn “What is Metal Fabrication?” by participating in a Welding Demonstration. 
  • Find out “Why use Solid Works?” in the computer lab. 
  • Explore “What is Machining?’’ and get your hands on a lathe. 
  • Experience “How programming is used in Fabrication” by using your choice of CNC or 3D Printing equipment. 
  • Participate in a Fanuc Robotic Arm demonstration.

After a lunch break, come to Boeing Helena or Pioneer Aeronautics (directions will be provided at Helena College), where you’ll be treated to a 90-minute tour of the facility to see how the skills you’ve seen demonstrated are put to work making aviation parts. 

Groups of more than five students from one school must be accompanied by a high school staff member (substitute teacher costs will be reimbursed).
We will schedule on first-come basis, with a maximum of 20 students per day.   

Available dates are:

  • November 3
  • November 30
  • December 1
  • February 2
  • March 1
  • March 2
  • April 6

For more information, to attend FAB Friday, or to schedule a presentation about Pathways in your community, call Jan Clinard at 406-447-6951 or email

Helena College Preview Day

Attention High School Seniors!  Join us Friday, November 3rd –10:00am to 2:30pm

  • Tour both Helena College campuses
  • Learn about all Helena College programs and resources (Associate and Bachelor degree opportunities)
  • Scholarship and Work study information (How to pay for college)
  • Transfer opportunities (Start here and transfer your courses to obtain your Bachelor degree)
  • Complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid at the FAFSA Workshop
  • Submit an application during the Application Workshop (application fee will be waived for participants)
  • We’ll provide lunch!

Space is limited. Call 447-6904 to reserve your spot!

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