On April 3, 2012, residents of the 5+ county area served by FVTC approved a referendum authorizing the college to expand facilities. The expansion targets programs that are in high demand and impact many areas of our region: Public Safety, Health Care, Student Success, Transportation and Agriculture. As a result, many construction projects are now in the works, and some programs that have had waiting lists in the past will now have more availability.
About the Projects
FVTC's Facilities Development Plan includes the following 7 priority projects:
Public Safety Training Center - Expected completion Spring 2015
The Public Safety Training Center, created in partnership with the Outagamie County Regional Airport, addresses our capacity needs for new students and professional training in law enforcement, fire protection, and EMS. Currently, opportunity is limited due to our facilities and the absence of an adequate outdoor tactical training environment.
Student Success Center - Expected completion Fall 2014
Remodeling the central core of our main campus will create a Student Success Center to provide space for supplemental instruction, tutoring and academic support to meet the diverse needs of students.
Health Simulation & Technology Center - Completed Fall 2013
Creation of the Health Simulation & Technology Center addition will allow our students to better use human patient simulators and prepare for realistic health care situations within a virtual hospital and real-life simulation lab setting.
J. J. Keller Transportation Center Expansion - Completed Spring 2014
Expanding the J. J. Keller Transportation Center gives us space for vehicle inspection and maintenance, and allows us to accept more students (there is currently a wait list) to meet areas of high industry demand in truck driving, diesel technology and automotive technology.
Agriculture Center Expansion - Completed Fall 2013
Remodeling our Agriculture Center will allow us to serve the growing enrollment in the state’s largest industry—agri-business. The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students taking agriculture-related classes has jumped nearly 87% in the past four years alone.
Future Regional Expansion: Oshkosh - Completed
Purchase of a land parcel in Oshkosh next to the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center on Highway 41 allows for future program and campus growth. Since 2007, the number of students taking classes at our Oshkosh facilities has grown 25%.
Future Regional Expansion: Chilton - Completed
Purchase of our Chilton Regional Center, which we currently lease, will free up operating dollars and allow us to build a small expansion to serve the growth at this facility. Enrollment in programs offered at this regional center has grown 36% since 2008.