Senior Institute

The Senior Institute at FVCC is for community members 65+ and occurs annually in February and March. The Senior Institute is a vibrant community of older adults who are excited to learn, build relationships, and explore new ideas.

From long-time returning students to those new to FVCC, the Senior Institute is a welcoming community for anyone who is interested in learning new skills and growing their social network. Join us in the upcoming Senior Institute to see what the excitement is about!

Save the Dates: 2023 Senior Institute is February 17 thru March 24. Details and paper registration will be mailed out early January.

Senior Citizen Discount for FVCC Credit Courses

A senior citizen discount is available to adults 65 years of age and older who register for credit courses during or after the scheduled senior citizen registration or after general registration.

If it's been over two years since you've attended FVCC for credit courses, you will need to submit an application for admission prior to registration.

Senior Institute 2024

Fridays, February 16 - March 22
Classes 1-3:05pm
Lunch program 11:45am-12:45pm

Enrollment is limited - Registration begins February 1 by email, mail or in-person on campus.

If you are new to FVCC or have not enrolled in a credit course in the past two years, a non-degree application for admission is required in addition to the Registration Form.

Course Offering

ClassCourse #InstructorTotal Tuition
Art Sampler for SeniorsSR_83.2_01Jill Kanewischer$114*
Birds of Northwest Montana for SeniorsSR_82.1_01Denny Olson$114*
Ceramics for SeniorsSR_89.5_01Larry Phan$114*
Creative Writing for SeniorsSR_87_01Kathy Dunnehoff$99*
Early Travelers to Regions of Yellowstone,
Glacier, and Canada's Mountain National
SR_89.3_01Sharon Randolph$99*
Geology of Flathead for SeniorsSR_81_01Dr. Anita Ho$114*
History and Culture of IrelandSR_80.6_01Dr. Jon Hatch$99*
How to Listen to Great MusicSR_89.10_01Dr. Maxine Ramey$99*
Introduction to Oil Painting for SeniorsSR_83_01Jennifer Li$114*
Sectionalism and the Civil War:
Lincoln's Dilemma
SR_80.4_02Bruce Guthrie$99*
Tech Savvy SeniorsSR_86.5_01Amelia Ward$99*
Topics in Natural ResourcesSR_89.11_01Dr. Christine Relyea
Tim Eichner
Watercolors for SeniorsSR_83.1_01Karen Leigh$114*

*Prices shown are for in-district residents of Flathead and Lincoln counties. For out-of-district senior Montana residents, tuition and fees are either $288.20 or $303.20 depending on course chosen. For those who have not lived in Montana for at least 12 months, tuition and fees are either $499.70 or $514.70. Scholarships are available. Contact for more information.

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Connect with us at or 406.756.3832 for more information.