Summer Experience offers high school juniors and seniors from across Montana the opportunity to earn free college credits at Flathead Valley Community College this summer.
New Summer Experience students take COLS 105 – College 101, a one-credit course that focuses on career exploration, collegiate expectations and experiential learning activities, including community service and river rafting in Glacier National Park.
Returning Summer Experience students take COLS 106 Financial Literacy for College, a one-credit course that focuses on college and financial planning. The course provides pre-collegiate students with financial success strategies for college and information about college costs, financial aid and scholarship application processes. Students participate in community service learning and experiential activities and evaluate how their personal values may impact their college and financial choices. Students also create a professional resume and write a mock scholarship/college admissions essay.
In addition to College 101 and Financial Literacy for College, students choose from a selection of college courses that meet Monday through Wednesday morning, including College Writing, Introduction to Interpersonal Communications, Introduction to Psychology and Medical Terminology. Summer Experience participants may participate in a free textbook loan program.
Registration for Summer Experience opens March 1. Space is limited, and classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost to register; however, students are required to commit to participating in all five weeks of the program.
Steps to Apply:
- Submit an Online Application for Admission OR
an Application For Admission (PDF)
Please check the Running Start box
- You may need placement tests in order to enroll in courses. Learn more about tests you may need to take on our www.fvcc.edu/placement
- Submit Summer Experience Registration Form with required signatures (applicant, parent/guardian and FVCC advisor)
College 101: Summer Experience (COLS 105)
All new Summer Experience students take College 101, a one-credit course that focuses on career exploration, collegiate expectations and experiential learning activities, including community service and river rafting in Glacier National Park.
|Class Section||Class Meets 7/1-7/31||Service Learning||Rafting Trip|
|COLS 105-01||Tuesdays, 12:30-1:20 p.m.||July 10, 12:30-3:30 p.m.||July 25, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.|
|COLS 105-02||Tuesdays, 12:30-1:20 p.m.||July 17, 12:30-3:30 p.m.||July 18, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.|
|COLS 105-03||Tuesdays, 12:30-1:20 p.m.||July 24, 12:30-3:30 p.m.||July 25, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.|
Financial Literacy for College (COLS 106)
Returning Summer Experience students take ID 106 Financial Literacy for College, a one-credit course that focuses on college and financial planning.
|Class Section||Class Meets 7/1-7/31||Service Learning||Activity|
|COLS 106-01||Mondays, 12:30-1:20 p.m.||July 15, 1:30-4:30 p.m.||July 19, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.|
Summer Experience Morning Courses
In addition to College 101 or Financial Literacy for College, students choose from a selection of morning courses that meet Monday through Wednesday.
|Course Title||Course Name||Credits||Day||Time||Classroom|
|AHMS_144_01||Medical Terminology||3||MTW||9:00AM-11:45AM||BC 120|
|COMX_115C_02||Intro to Interpersonal Communication||3||MTW||9:00AM-11:45AM||AT 207|
|HSTA_101B_71||American History||4||MTW||8:15AM-11:45AM||BSS 132|
|NASX 105G-71||Introduction to Native American Studies||3||MTW||9:00AM-11:45AM||BSS 115|
|PSYX_100A_71||Introduction to Psychology||4||MTW||8:15AM-11:45AM||AT 205|
|THTR_101FH_01||Introduction to Theatre||3||MTW||9:00AM-11:45AM||AT 206|
|WRIT_101W_02||College Writing I||3||MTW||9:00AM-11:45AM||AT 209|