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.  Classes begin July 5 and conclude August 4.

All 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.  This course meets once a week and includes a complimentary lunch.

In addition to College 101, students can choose from a selection of morning courses that meet Monday through Wednesday, including American History, College Writing, Contemporary Mathematics, Intro to General Chemistry, Introduction to Interpersonal Communications, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Medical Terminology and Programming with Java I.  Students may participate in a free textbook loan program.

Registration for Summer Experience opens April 26. Space is limited, and classes will 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:

  1. Submit an FVCC Non-Degree Application.
  2. Take the placement tests. Call (406) 756-3880 to schedule an appointment.
  3. Submit Summer Experience Application with required signatures (applicant, parent/guardian and FVCC advisor)
Application

College 101: Summer Experience

ID 105-01

July 5 12:30pm-1:45pm
Class Introduction, College Etiquette & Expectations
July 11 12:30pm-3:30pm
Opportunities for Service Learning in College
July 19 12:30pm-1:45pm
College and Career Exploration
July 27 8:30am-5:00pm
Experiential Learning Activity
August 2 12:30pm-1:45pm
College and Career Action Plan

ID 105-02

July 5 12:30pm-1:45pm
Class Introduction, College Etiquette & Expectations
July 12 12:30pm-3:30pm
Opportunities for Service Learning in College
July 19 12:30pm-1:45pm
College and Career Exploration
July 28 8:30am-5:00pm
Experiential Learning Activity
August 2 12:30pm-1:45pm
College and Career Action Plan

Summer Experience Morning Courses

Course TitleCourse NameCreditsDayTimeClassroom
AHMS_144_01Medical Terminology3MTW9:00AM-11:45AMBC 120
CHMY_121NL_02Intro to General Chemistry4MTW9:00AM-11:45AMRH 140
Lab Component to accompany CHMY_121NL_02NAThF9:00AM-12:00PMRH 100
COMX_115C_01Intro to Interpersonal Communication3MTW9:00AM-11:45AMAT 206
CSCI_111_90*Programming with JAVA I4MTW9:00AM-11:45AMRH 141
HSTA_101B_01American History I4MTW9:00AM-11:45AMBSS 132
M_105M_01**Contemporary Mathematics3MTW9:00AM-11:45AMAT 202
PSYX_100A_02Introduction to Psychology4MTW8:15AM-11:45AMAT 205
SOCI_101A_01Introduction to Sociology3MTW9:00AM-11:45AMBSS 110
WRIT_101W_02College Writing I3MTW9:00AM-11:45AMAT 209

For more information, contact Elizabeth Romain at (406) 756-3923 or eromain@fvcc.edu.