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 Introduction to Interpersonal Communications, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to American Government, Introduction to Theatre, American History I, College Writing I and Medical Terminology. Summer Experience participants may participate in a free textbook loan program.
Registration for Summer Experience opens March 2. 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 Application for Admission at www.fvcc.edu/apply
- Take placement tests if you do not have ACT scores.
- Submit a 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 6/30-7/28||Service Learning||Rafting Trip|
|COLS 105-01||Tuesdays, 12:30-1:20 p.m.||July 8, 12:30-3:30 p.m.||July 9, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.|
|COLS 105-02||Tuesdays, 12:30-1:20 p.m.||July 15, 12:30-3:30 p.m.||July 16, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.|
|COLS 105-03||Tuesdays, 12:30-1:20 p.m.||July 22, 12:30-3:30 p.m.||July 23, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.|
Financial Literacy for College (COLS 106)
Returning Summer Experience students take COLS 106 Financial Literacy for College, a one-credit course that focuses on college and financial planning.
|Class Section||Class Meets 6/29-7/27||Service Learning||Activity|
|COLS 106-01||Mondays, 12:30-1:20 p.m.||July 1, 1:30-4:30 p.m.||July 2, 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||BSS 109|
|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||LRC 123D|
|PSYX_100A_71||Introduction to Psychology||4||MTW||8:15AM-11:45AM||BSS 110|
|WRIT_101W_03||College Writing I||3||MTW||9:00AM-11:45AM||AT 208|
|PSCI_210B_01||Introduction to American Government||3||MTW||9:00AM-11:45AM||BC 142|
|THTR_101FH_01||Introduction to Theatre||3||MTW||9:00AM-11:45AM||AT 206|