Great Reasons to Begin Your College Education at FVCC
- Personalized Attention: Small class sizes ensure that students receive a more personal, tailored educational experience. All students have access to an abundance of free resources, including tutoring, counseling and more.
- Scholarships & Affordable Excellence: In 2016, FVCC awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to students. FVCC’s tuition and fees are considerably lower than those at most four-year universities and colleges, potentially knocking thousands of dollars off the price tag of a bachelor’s degree.
- Better Transfer Prep: Students who start their education at FVCC earn more A’s and B’s during their first semesters at Montana’s four-year campuses compared to the overall student population.
- Outstanding Faculty: FVCC faculty members have studied, taught, conducted research and volunteered across the globe.
- On-campus Housing: FVCC offers modern, on-campus apartments with private bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens.
- Honors Program: FVCC honors courses provide a cross-disciplinary approach taught by a team of two instructors, providing each student a unique learning experience.
- Undergraduate Research and Study Abroad: FVCC students conduct research in a variety of disciplines during their first two years of college. Many of FVCC’s research projects are combined with study-abroad opportunities in places such as the South Pacific, Central America and Europe.
- Unparalleled Outdoor Recreation: Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Resort… need we say more?
Degrees That Transfer
FVCC awards two types of associate degrees designed for transfer: Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS). Both degrees are designed for students planning to transfer their credits to a four-year school, either in Montana or out of state. To earn either degree, students must complete a 30-credit general education core plus 30 credits of coursework determined by their intended major at a transfer school. These degrees are not specific to a subject area, but are customized to prepare students to transfer to any four-year school. Students work closely with their advisors to explore options and create an AA or AS plan of study.
Students who earn an associate degree from FVCC can transfer to any Montana University System school and be guaranteed that the lower-divison general education core requirements of that school have been met. FVCC students work closely with their advisors to choose general education courses tailored to their individual interests and goals.
Customized Transfer Plans
You know where you want to go. FVCC Transfer can get you there! You’ll work with our academic advisors to design a plan of study in your subject area of choice. In just two years, you can earn an associate’s degree, complete your lower-level general education requirements, and be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution. Customize my degree.
Transfer Agreements (AA or AS Degrees)
FVCC has Transfer Agreements with other Montana University System schools in a variety of subject areas. These agreements lay out specific programs of study at FVCC that align with that of the transfer school, ensuring students a seamless transition to their intended four-year program. For more information about FVCC’s Transfer Agreements, talk to your advisor. See a list of current Transfer Agreements.
Students planning to transfer to a Montana college can save time and money by completing a general education core prior to transferring. This group of courses, known as a Gen Ed Core, consists of 30 credits from a specific list and is a required component of all undergraduate degrees.The multi-disciplined nature of a Gen Ed Core offers students foundational knowledge that supports success in college, in a career, and in life. Learn more about Core Complete.