Flathead Valley Community College

Local, affordable higher education in the Flathead Valley started as a dream of Owen Sowerwine, chairman of the local school board. In 1960, Sowerwine voiced concerns regarding the lack of post-secondary education opportunities for young people in the valley.
A study conducted in 1959 showed that only 20% of Flathead High School graduates were pursuing higher education. Owen and four other visionary community members – Bill McClaren, Thelma Hetland, Les Sterling and Norm Beyer – were determined to create a local higher education option for Flathead Valley students.

Available Programs

  • Accounting Technology
  • Business: Business Administration
  • Business: Small Business Management
  • Health Care Office Management
  • Information Technology and Security
  • Medical Coding
  • Accounting Technology
  • Business: Entrepreneurship
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Accounting
  • Business

Flathead Valley Community College Locations

  • Kalispell, MT