Flathead Valley Community College

Flathead Valley Community College

Flathead Valley Community College, also known as FVCC, was established in 1967. It is a public college and is located in Kalispell, Montana. The campus of the college is spread across an area of more than 200 acres. The institution awards associate's degrees in the fields of arts, science, and applied science. Several certificate and online education programs are also offered by the FVCC. The academic divisions of Flathead Valley Community College are:

  • Division of Allied Health, Business and Technology
  • Division of Career and Technical
  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Math and Science
  • Division of Social Sciences

Flathead Valley Community College competes in various intercollegiate athletics for both men and women. The teams participate in sports including cross country and soccer. The campus is home to a number of clubs and organizations. These include the Student Government, Multicultural Club, and the Northern Knights Chess Club.

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Contacting Flathead Valley Community College

Flathead Valley Community College
777 Grandview Dr
Kalispell , MT 59901
General Phone: (406) 756-3822

Flathead Valley Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts126liberal arts and humanities
Medical Support and Technology19medical assistant, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, surgical tech
Business and Management13business, accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing
Engineering Technician8surveying tech
Medical Administration6medical records tech, medical transcription, medical secretary
Construction Trades6carpentry, electrician
Fine Arts6metal and jewelry
Mechanics and Repair5HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance
Therapy and Counseling4substance abuse counseling, mental and social health services
Education and Teaching4early childhood education
Cooking and Culinary Arts3chef training
Conservation and Resource Management3natural resources policy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine2EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and safety
Media1graphic communications
Office and Administration0executive secretary, office data entry
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science
Production Trades0welding

Number of programs and degrees for Flathead Valley Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree18322
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2015
Award of less than 1 academic year51

Flathead Valley Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Flathead Valley Community College had a total enrollment of 1,911 students (1,223 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 0%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 20%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 24%
20-21 14%
22-24 10%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 8%
65+ 1%

Flathead Valley Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 28 %

Flathead Valley Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Kalispell, Montana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Montana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Flathead Valley Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,844
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,612
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Flathead Valley Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 677700)

Flathead Valley Community College Faculty

Flathead Valley Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year23$52,81117$50,416
All faculty totalacademic year23$52,81117$50,416

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Flathead Valley Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports19019

Flathead Valley Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Fine Arts
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician

Graphic Communications, General

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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