Montana School of Taxidermy and Tanning 3280 Green Meadow Drive, Helena, MT 59601 - (406) 443-0022
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Montana School of Taxidermy and Tanning

Admissions

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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 with a

  • $500 deposit to cover the Commercial Taxidermy course
  • $250 to cover the tanning course, if the student elects to take the tanning course only, and
  • $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 Habitat courses.

You might be surprised to learn we don't have email -- but we're too busy teaching taxidermy to do justice to you answering email. If you call us, we'll be glad to give you the personal attention you deserve.

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ADMISSIONS

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

  1. 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.

  2. Students must be able to read and write English; if not, they must bring an interpreter.

  3. Students must have reasonable manual dexterity.

  4. Students must have normal eyesight.

  5. Students must have normal color vision.

TUITION

Standard tuition for the complete 48 day course is $4,700, which includes incidental supplies and all paints.

PAYMENT OF TUITION

The remaining balance of $4,200 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.

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

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, rug materials, base materials, tanning and shipping fees. Students can bring their own specimens or purchase them from the school.

HOUSING

Housing can be arranged through the Montana School of Taxidermy. Currently, motel rates are approximately $900 per month. Refrigerators and microwaves are supplied for each room. Daily 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.

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