Students interested should call or write
for more detailed information and the complete enrollment application.
A signed copy of the student enrollment
agreement must be sent to the Montana School of Taxidermy
$500 deposit to cover the Commercial
$250 to cover the tanning course,
if the student elects to take the tanning course only,
$250 for the Advanced Habitat class
if the student elects to take the course separately.
Students who take the commercial Taxidermy
course need not pay a deposit on the Tanning or Advanced
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We encourage our students to enroll two weeks prior to class starting dates, however we will accept enrollment right up to the starting dates of each class so long as spots are available. Housing through our motel is always available.
Students are encouraged to attend all classes, however we understand that unforeseen circumstances can happen due to illness and personal problems. We allow our students to stay extra Monday and Tuesday nights after class to get caught up. If a student simply misses too many days to get caught up we will allow them to enroll in our next available class.
Students that demonstrate a poor attitude, tardiness, poor conduct, poor attendance, and an unwillingness to share and assist other students will be issued a verbal/written warning. If an agreement cannot be reached on their proper conduct the student will be expelled. Possible reentrance into the course will be determined on an individual basis and the instructor has the sole discretion to determine that! Very few students have ever been expelled, but it has happened.
CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS TRAINING
Skills acquired from previous training will be assessed by the instructor. Inspection of work previously done at other schools along with a thorough explanation of the procedures involved in the category the student wants credit for will be evaluated and credit applied if deemed acceptable.
Student must be at least 17 years of
age. In the case of a minor, parent or guardian consent
is required and a personal interview by institute
personnel is necessary.
Students must be able to read and write
English; if not, they must bring an interpreter.
Students must have reasonable manual
Students must have normal eyesight.
Students must have normal color vision.
Standard tuition for the complete 48 day course
is $4,900, which includes incidental supplies and all
The remaining balance of $4,400 is due
at the end of the first week of classes. Supply bills
and costs of specimens purchased form the Montana School
of Taxidermy are due each Friday after being issued
to the student. A price list is available for purchase
of specimens. All amounts owned by the student are to
be paid in full prior to graduation.
Students are responsible for all specimens
(such as fish, birds, and game animals) plus the materials
used in taxidermy procedures. These items include manikins,
glass eyes, bondo, construction materials for fish
and bird mounting, base materials, airbrush kit, tanning
and shipping fees. Students can bring their own specimens
or purchase them from the school.
Housing can be arranged through the Montana
School of Taxidermy. Currently, motel rates
are approximately $1,000 per month. Refrigerators and microwaves
are supplied for each room. Weekly room service and continental breakfast are provided.
If a student wishes to arrange his or her own housing,
the student should arrive prior to pre-registration.
Two KOA campgrounds are located in Helena. Rates run up
to $500 per month.