Flathead Valley Community College is planning for a healthy return to campus and has adjusted the fall semester calendar to begin Monday, Aug. 24 and conclude Wednesday, Nov. 25. Courses that require offsite clinical experience and/or cannot be compressed into a shorter time period will begin on Monday, Aug. 24 and conclude in December when all course requirements are completed.
Students will have the option of taking in-person, online and hybrid courses with stringent social-distancing and sanitation protocols in effect across campus. To allow for adequate physical spacing between students, FVCC will reduce the number of seats available in in-person courses. Additional course sections will be added to the fall schedule to meet demand.
By ending the semester before Thanksgiving, FVCC is joining with Montana University System campuses in efforts to reduce the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks related to holiday travel.
“We are committed to keeping our campus community safe,” President Jane Karas said. “While students will notice some changes this fall, they will continue to experience the same high-level of instruction and services that FVCC is known for throughout the state.”
FVCC specializes in helping students prepare for a successful transfer to four-year universities through Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees that satisfy the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree.
FVCC also offers a variety of career and technical degrees and certificates in healthcare, occupational trades, business and technology, graphic design, culinary arts, brewing science, agriculture, natural resources, surveying and other fields.
“In this time of uncertainty, our student-centeredness is a huge asset to students and families,” Karas said. “We look forward to welcoming all students, including those who have just graduated from high school and those who may have had some life changes recently but want to attain the skills and knowledge necessary for new careers.”
Registration for fall semester is now open. To get started on the free application process, contact the FVCC Admissions Office at (406) 756-3847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.