Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System, the largest higher education system in the state. FVTC’s main campus is located in Appleton, Wisconsin in the United States. The school offers students a skills-based education in over 200 associate’s degrees, technical diplomas, and certificate programs. They have implemented a convenient credit transfer system to four-year universities and also have an excellent, fully-accredited Intensive English Program.

You can say that FVTC is a place where you feel like home, a place where you can count on any member of the staff whether they’re one of your teachers or you just met them. FVTC is like a second home, a second family.

- Diane Yameogo (Burkina Faso), student at Fox Valley Technical College


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Living in Fox Valley

There are numerous activities available to students in the Appleton, Wisconsin area – so there is no fear of getting bored while studying at FVTC! Students can do some shopping at Fox River mall or take a leisurely stroll near the Fox River. The Appleton Farmers Market is a great place to try new foods and discover local products and students can explore the local museums and galleries. There is also a vibrant downtown area where students can find a wide range of food and nightlife.

Many student activities are also available on campus at Fox Valley Technical College. From playing ping-pong with friends to joining a student organization, students are given plenty of opportunities to meet new people, learn new skills and stay physically active during their time at FVTC. The school places great emphasis on both personal and academic development and growth.  

Experiential Teaching and Learning

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The faculty and staff at Fox Valley have vast professional experience that is applied in classrooms through a personalized and hands-on approach. FVTC’s learning labs are equipped to give students real-world experiences so they are properly prepared for their professional futures. FVTC has developed beneficial relationships with local employers that have enriched the school programs and learning. The companies offer the use of high-tech equipment, the expertise of their employees and also work-based learning opportunities for students in the form of internships and apprenticeships. In return, FVTC graduates can utilize the schools networks to obtain gainful positions in the workforce.

I like everything about Fox Valley Technical College: the instructors, staff, facilities, technology. The staff and people are so nice. They smile at you when you see them. I will really miss Wisconsin and Fox Valley Technical College.

- Ivan Madonado, Mexico, Entrepreneurship student at Fox Valley Technical College

Safe Campus Community

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Fox Valley Technical College has a warm and welcoming community. Student safety is of the utmost importance, and there are many campus safety policies in place to ensure that all students are secure in the school environment. The campus Security Services offers many services such as security escorts, campus patrols, weather notifications, vehicle jump-starts and much more. FVTC also has a Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) that students can contact if they see threatening or dangerous behavior from other students on campus. The BIT assesses situations, organizes interventions and provides further resources and assistance to students and families to ensure that everyone on campus feels safe and at home at FVTC.

Employment after Graduation

Fox Valley Technical College’s Employment Connections department helps students with their job search, interviews, CVs and much more. They organize job fairs, networking events and even on-campus recruitment and interviews. Employment Connections ensures that students have all the information and resources they need to find gainful employment in their industry of study.

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Over 95% of FVTC graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Graduates enjoy an average starting salary of $39,192 along with higher-than-average salary increases. Statistics show that 98% of FVTC graduates are satisfied with their training and 93% of employers would hire a FVTC graduate again.

Affordable Higher Education

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The tuition at Fox Valley Technical College is less than half of that of the equivalent time at public four-year universities. FVTC is also proud to provide financial aid and scholarship opportunities that are similar to four-year university offerings. The ease with which students pay tuition is almost as important as the cost – students at FVTC are offered many different ways to pay for their tuition, including convenient payment plans. Federal and state Financial Aid is available and there are also over 1,000 scholarships offered each year worth almost $800,000. Scholarships are based on both merit and need and are offered to students with great ambition and strong academic performance.

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