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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

2015-2016 Academic Catalog

Welcome to the 2015-16 College Catalog!  

This site is designed to help you find everything you need to know about FVCC, our programs and our courses. The FVCC College Catalog contains a number of features to assist you in locating and saving information, including advanced search options, intuitive navigation, and a personal portfolio to store favorite programs and courses.

There are three ways to locate information

#1: Type what you are looking for in the “Catalog Search” box, located at the top left of this page.

#2: Click on “Advanced Search” to look for specific courses and/or programs.

#3: Choose from the navigation bar along the left side of the page.

Check out these handy features!

Degree Planner

The Degree Planner link allows you to see, save, and/or print all the information about your program of study in a condensed, printable format.  To access, simply navigate to any program and click the Degree Planner link at the top right of the page.

Create Your Personal Portfolio

The Add to Portfolio feaure allows you to save information in your own personal folder so you can go directly to it! 

  1. Click on the Add to Portfolio link at the bottom of the right menu.
  2.  If you are a new user, click Create an Account. You’ll type your email address and a password.  If you choose not to create an account, your information will only be saved until you close the catalog.
  3. Then use the right menu or search box to find what you are looking for in the catalog.
  4. When you want to save a section, click the Add to Portfolio link at the top right of the page. 
  5. The next time you go to your portfolio, your saved material will be there!
Need help?
If at any point you have questions about how to navigate this catalog, just click on the Help link at the top right of the page.  

Disclaimer:  Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this publication. Students are advised, however, that such information is subject to change. Therefore, they should consult the appropriate academic department or administrative offices for current information.

The provisions of this publication are subject to change without notice and do not constitute an irrevocable contract between any student or applicant for admission and the Flathead Valley Community College. The College is not responsible for any misrepresentation of its requirements or provisions that might arise as a result of errors in the preparation of this publication.

Flathead Valley Community College has reserved the right to add, amend, or repeal any of its regulations and rules in whole or in part, at such times as it may choose. Nor shall this document be construed as an abridgment or limitation of any rights, powers, or privileges of the Board of Trustees.

FVCC reserves the right to change its policies and fees, and revise curricula in this catalog at any time during the period this publication is in effect. For the most current revisions, visit our website at:

This catalog is published by Flathead Valley Community College as a guide for students, faculty and others. Students are expected to be familiar with the college regulations and information which are set forth in this publication. This catalog is effective beginning fall 2014. Each student is entitled to one copy of the catalog at time of initial enrollment.

FVCC reserves the right to change its policies and fees and revise curricula in this catalog at any time during the period this publication is in effect. For the most current revisions, visit our website at: For further information, write to: Admissions and Records Office, Flathead Valley Community College, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell, MT 59901.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities can be provided upon request by calling (406) 756-3881. Any qualified student with a disability who believes that an auxiliary aid is necessary for participation in any course activity or degree program is strongly urged to indicate a need for services to the Advocate for Students with Disabilities a minimum of six weeks prior to the beginning of the academic semester. This will provide sufficient time to assess student need and obtain any necessary auxiliary aid. For more information, please call (406) 756-3881 (voice or TTY).

Flathead Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 may be referred to: Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, Blake Hall, Rm. 136, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell, MT 59901, (406) 756-3894; or the Montana Human Rights Commission, 1236 Sixth Avenue, P.O. Box 1728, Helena, MT 59624, (406) 444-2884/1-800-542-0807.