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Jan 10, 2024
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FVCC Lincoln County Offers Test Prep Courses

Flathead Valley Community College’s Lincoln County campus in Libby will be offering three different sessions of HiSET preparation classes during the upcoming Spring 2024 semester.

HiSET is a state-issued credential for those interested in earning a high school diploma equivalent. 

FVCC Lincoln County Campus Program Director Megan Rayome sees these course offerings as a beneficial opportunity for community members to open up career options without having to leave the local area. 

“We are thrilled to be able to expand our offerings for these courses. Our community, like many in rural Montana, has a relatively high number of people without a high school diploma or equivalency. This is something we are passionate about changing. Obtaining a high school equivalency can be the first step in changing someone’s life and career trajectory for the better.” 

These sessions are free and open to anyone 16 or older. 

• 10-week sessions: Monday-Thursday, 9-11 a.m.; Jan. 16-March 21 and April 8-June 13 

• 20-Week Session: Mondays/Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Jan. 17-June 12 

Sessions are taught by FVCC HiSET Instructor Rusty Eklund who recently joined the team in Lincoln County to help serve the Libby community. Eklund has taught students of all ages in a variety of subjects over his career, including teaching abroad. He is involved in Libby Public Schools as a substitute teacher in addition to coaching at both the middle and high school levels.

“Rusty’s willingness to offer both daytime and evening courses will expand access to the community in an incredibly meaningful way. If you or someone you know is interested in obtaining your high school equivalency, we’re here to help - drop by and chat with us anytime,” says Rayome. 

Group and independent learning options are available in addition to drop-in study hall times. 

To register for any of the HiSET preparation courses offered at FVCC, email or call 406-756-3884.