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Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College


Fox Valley Technical College®, a 2-year public college in Appleton and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been the college of choice in this community for over 100 years. You get high-tech occupational training for the workplace of today, whether you’re preparing for a new career or sharpening your job skills. With over 200 programs to choose from, you can put your career on the fast track.

Our Mission Is To:

Provide relevant technical education and training to support student goals, a skilled workforce, and the economic vitality of our communities.

Our Vision Is To Be:

A catalyst in engaging partners to bring innovative educational solutions to individuals, employers, and communities – transforming challenges into opportunities.


Statements of core values are designed to characterize the desired teaching/learning environment and to guide the development of institutional policies and practices. Accordingly, all members of the Fox Valley Technical College community affirm the following college values:

  • Integrity — We value responsible, accountable, ethical behavior in an atmosphere of honest, open communication, and mutual respect.
  • Collaborative Partnerships — We value partnerships with business, industry, labor, government, educational systems, and our communities.
  • Innovation — We value creativity, responsible risk-taking, and the enthusiastic pursuit of new ideas.
  • Continuous Improvement — We value continuous improvement of our programs, services, and processes through employee empowerment and professional development in a team-based culture.
  • Customer Focus — We value our internal and external customers and actively work to meet their needs.
  • Diversity — We value an educational environment that attracts and supports a diverse student/staff community and fosters global awareness.
  • Sustainability — We value the responsible use of resources to achieve balance among social, economic, and environmental practices.


Fox Valley Technical College, consistent with statutorily mandated purposes, holds to the following purposes:

  1. Deliver (a) Associate Degree, Diploma, and (b) Certificate-level educational programs which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to address occupational competencies from initial job entry to advanced certification.
  2. Provide training and education to upgrade the occupational skills of individuals and the business and industry workforce.
  3. Offer related academic and technical support courses for joint labor/management apprenticeship programs.
  4. Design and deliver customized training, consulting services, and technical assistance in partnership with public and private sector employers to further economic development.
  5. Provide community services and avocational or self-enrichment activities.
  6. Collaborate with secondary schools, colleges, and universities to enable students' smooth passage between educational systems.
  7. Provide (a) basic skills programming and (b) counseling services necessary to enhance the success of students.
  8. Offer educational programming and supportive services for special populations to address barriers prohibiting participation in education and employment.


As the largest higher education system in the state, the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) is the leader in the delivery of cutting-edge, skills-based education. The system offers over 500 programs of study and supports more than 300,000 enrollments each year. 16 college districts comprise the system, and job placement is strong: 91% of WTCS graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation.

Fox Valley Technical College offers more than 250 associate degrees, technical diploma and certificate programs, and instruction related to 16 apprenticeship trades, in addition to providing services to business and industry. The college serves almost 50,000 people annually, more than any other technical college in Wisconsin.


  • Each year 40,000-50,000 people enroll in classes at FVTC
  • Over 25,000 people take continuing education courses annually
  • FVTC serves over 7,200 degree-declared students each year
  • Around 60% of program students attend part-time
  • In 2019-20, FVTC trained over 1,400 apprenticeship students
  • 14% of 2019 area high school graduates enrolled at FVTC directly from high school


  • Over 2,500 career program students graduate from FVTC each year
  • Around 300 apprentices complete their training each year
  • 93% of graduates in the labor market are employed six months after graduation (Class of 2019-20)
  • 81% of employed graduates are in jobs related to their training
  • About 60% of graduates remain employed in the district, even after 5 years
  • Six months after graduation, the average salary is over $44,500 (Class of 2019-20)
  • Five years after graduation, the average hourly salary is $26.58 or $55,277 yearly (Class of 2015)
  • 98% of graduates are satisfied with their training
  • Employers are quite satisfied with FVTC graduates, 98% would hire a graduate again
  • The largest employers of new graduates are healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing


  • 77 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree programs
  • 68 technical diploma programs
  • 16 apprentice trades
  • 102 specialized certificates
  • 1000’s non-credit courses and seminars
  • A wide array of customized training and technical assistance

    Campus Features

    The main campus in Appleton is located on a 145-acre site with 860,976 sq. ft. of facility space, including satellite buildings: Career Exploration and Financial Literacy Center, D.J. Bordini Center, and J.J. Keller Transportation Center, and Service Motor Company Agriculture Center.

    The Public Safety Training Center is a new 98,825 sq. ft. facility on a 77.5-acre site just south of the Appleton International Airport.

    Four facilities comprise the FVTC Oshkosh Campus. The Riverside Campus is a 66,786 sq. ft. facility on a 12.6-acre site. Other locations include the S.J. Spanbauer Center, the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center and the FabTech Education Center, together totaling 127,052 sq. ft.

    Four regional centers are located in Chilton, Clintonville, Waupaca, and Wautoma, plus more than 50 other outreach locations where services are provided across the District.

    Tech Village offers apartment-style student living. Share a comfortable, fully-furnished, four-bedroom, two-bath suite with four other students. Community amenities will include high-speed internet, walking path and a variety of settings for learning, creating and connecting.

    Tech Village Student Living will give you the opportunity to meet international students from around the globe as well as students from the local area. Reinforce your learning outside the classroom in fun and creative ways and expand your horizons with special events in the community built for Fox Valley Tech students.

      Scholarships and Funding

      Scholarships are available to students once they enroll. Please visit our website for more information.

      Why study at Fox Valley Technical College

      Fox Valley Technical College, a 2-year public college in Appleton and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been the college of choice in this community for over 100 years.

      You get high-tech occupational training for the workplace of today, whether you’re preparing for a new career or sharpening your job skills. With over 200 programs to choose from, you can put your career on the fast track.

      Awards & Accreditations

      Higher Learning Commission


      American Culinary Federation


      Accreditations Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


      National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy


      American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)


      Campus Life & Facilities

      Fox Valley Technical College offers:

      • Hands-on education and small class sizes.
      • Counseling & Advising Services to assist student with career, academic and personal concerns.
      • Free public transportation.
      • Student clubs, organizations, and volunteer opportunities that help you make the most of your experience.

      Fox Valley Technical College is located in Appleton, the east-central part of Wisconsin. With an abundance of cultural activities, outdoor recreation opportunities, and dining and shopping in our downtowns and surrounding areas, you're sure to fall in love with all that our 19 communities along the shores of Lake Winnebago and the Fox River have to offer.

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      • Appleton

        1825 N. Bluemound Drive, , Appleton

      • Oshkosh

        150 N. Campbell Road, , Oshkosh

        • Chilton

          1200 E. Chestnut Street, 53014, Chilton

        • Waupaca

          1979 Godfrey Drive, 54981, Waupaca

        • Appleton

          North Bluemound Drive, 1825, 54914, Appleton

          • Clintonville

            Clintonville, USA

            • Wautoma

              Wautoma, USA