Choosing the right college can be the most important decision for your student. At FVCC, we encourage parents and families to be involved. Your support and encouragement is important to your student’s success in college. Here are a few of the more common questions from families whose students are considering FVCC…
What is the value of an associate degree?
FVCC offers Associate degrees to meet the needs of both students who are interested in entering the workforce as soon as possible as well as those who intend to transfer to a university for a bachelor degree:
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) or Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS): One semester to two year career and technical degree programs designed to lead you directly into a career in your field of study
Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) in General Studies: AA and AS degrees earned at FVCC are in general studies (with the exception of Registered Nursing and Substance Abuse Counseling). The suggested courses are designed to help students transfer easily into bachelor degree programs in their chosen fields of study. FVCC graduates have been accepted to universities in Montana and beyond such as Stanford University and have gone on to top graduate schools at such schools as Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University.
Approximately 50% of FVCC students are full time, new high school graduates, the other half are students returning to the classroom after spending time in the workforce.
What distinguishes FVCC from other colleges?
Our programs prepare students for success immediately following graduation and are respected by area, state and national business and industry. Our outstanding instructors come from some of the finest institutions in the nation because of FVCC’s excellent reputation and because of the unbeatable quality of life the Flathead Valley offers. Our classes are taught by expert faculty, not teaching assistants, in small-sized classes, allowing our students to receiving the help and attention they need to succeed.