The Bitterroot College UM in Hamilton has improved its classrooms and student study areas over this past year and has been offering new courses each semester.

The college at 9th and Main in Hamilton held their annual Holiday Open House Friday, December 9, and also presented the relocated FabLab, now at the College campus.

The FabLab is a high-tech fabricating facility. The equipment and classroom had been located off-campus until this month. It offers the latest in 3-D printing, laser etching and unique computer programs. Local entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit the lab and see how they can become partners with the facility.

Classes are now signing up students for the next semester that starts in January. Information is available at their website or at the main office in Hamilton. The Bitterroot College is part of the University of Montana.

A 3-D printer at work in the Bitterroot College. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)