LCC Mission & History

Flathead Valley Community College promotes excellence in lifelong learning, focused on student success and community needs.

FVCC serves all students, community members, business partners, and every constituent in the Flathead Valley and Lincoln County in every way possible.

History of the Lincoln County Campus

In fall 1979, local community members from business and industry organizations in Lincoln County identified the need for college level course work in supervisory and management skills to fill the needs of the local communities.

This group partnered with Flathead Valley Community College to bring a 30 credit supervisory management certificate program to Libby. This program launched in 1980 and proved to be so successful that the Libby Area Chamber of Commerce formed the Community College Research Committee to explore expanding additional higher education opportunities.

By 1982, the committee had gathered enough data to demonstrate the need and desire for an FVCC extension center in Lincoln County. By 1984, FVCC and the Lincoln County Commissioners reached a contractual agreement and Lincoln County Campus was made official.

Classes were originally held at the high schools in Libby, Troy and Eureka as well as in the Libby School District Lincoln Building.

Classes and administration later came together in the Lincoln Building and remained there until January 2002 when Lincoln County Campus moved to its current location at 225 Commerce Way in Libby.