Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College is the technical (community) college for the Appleton, Wisconsin area. FVTC is a member of the 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System. It was established in 1967. The college was awarded the Continuous Quality Improvement Network's Pacesetter Award for Excellence in Education, 2002.

The main campus of FVTC is located in Appleton and the second campus is in Oshkosh. Fox Valley Tech also has smaller regional centers located in Clintonville, Chilton, Neenah, Waupaca, and Wautoma. FVTC offers over 200 associate degree, technical diploma and certificate programs in various fields of study.

The athletic teams of FVTC are known as Foxes.

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Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N Bluemound Dr
Appleton , WI 54912-2277
General Phone: (920) 735-5600

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Fox Valley Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine653EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Security and Law Enforcement204criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Business and Management163business management, operations management, business administration, accounting, accounting technology, banking, human resources, marketing, financial services marketing ...
Transportation146commercial pilot and flight crew, truck and bus driver
Medical Support and Technology105dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical coding, medical assistant
Computer Science and Engineering79computer programming, systems analyst, computer networking, webmastering
Office and Administration64administrative assistant, general office occupations
Mechanics and Repair58heavy equipment maintenance, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics, avionics maintenance, vehicle maintenance
Construction Trades55carpentry, electrician
Engineering Technician52electronics tech, electromechanical tech, instrumentation tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, hydraulics tech, mechanical drafting
Education and Teaching44early childhood education
Design35interior design
Production Trades32machine shop assistant, welding, cabinetmaking
Cooking and Culinary Arts22restaurant and catering management, food prep and kitchen assistant
Media20graphic communications, printing equipment operation, printing press operation
Conservation and Resource Management19conservation
Medical Administration16medical transcription
Landscaping and Horticulture15horticultural business
Agricultural Science and Management15agricultural supply, agricultural mechanization, agricultural production
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15occupational therapist assistant
Therapy and Counseling10substance abuse counseling
Hospitality9hospitality management
Liberal Arts9sign language translation, technical and business writing

Number of programs and degrees for Fox Valley Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree73243
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years31122
Award of less than 1 academic year7977

Fox Valley Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Fox Valley Technical College had a total enrollment of 7,624 students (5,317 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 16%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 17%
20-21 17%
22-24 14%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 12%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Fox Valley Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 52 %

Fox Valley Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Fox Valley Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,350
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,260
Books and supplies $ 1,050

Financial Aid:
Fox Valley Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 974400)

Fox Valley Technical College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track163129

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year88$72,55540$64,871
All faculty totalcalendar year88$72,55540$64,871

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year75$75,78389$74,341
All faculty totalacademic year75$75,78389$74,341

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

Fox Valley Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other

Liberal Arts
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Technical and Business Writing

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other

Graphic Communications, General
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Printing Press Operator

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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