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Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College


Fox Valley Technical College

Want to prepare for a career that is cutting edge? At Fox Valley Technical College you get a hands on, high-tech education that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Fox Valley Technical College has been the college of choice in the community for over 100 year. As the largest higher education system in the state, the Wisconsin Technical College System is the leader in delivering cutting-edge, skills-based education. Located in the east-central part of Wisconsin, Appleton is regarded as one of the safest cities in the state. The Fox Valley area is a vibrant, diverse community with more than 236,000 residents and a thriving metropolitan area surrounded by natural beauty. FVTC is a two year college that makes completing a bachelor’s degree affordable and accessible by offering a variety of 2+2 transfer options.


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.

      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)


      Student services & 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.

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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