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Choosing A College

Choosing a college can be exciting and overwhelming. Make sure you have the information you need by considering the questions on this page, along with FVTC's answers to those questions.  

1. Which degrees are offered? Is the program you are interested in available?

Fox Valley Technical College provides state-of-the-art occupational training to prepare you for employment in your chosen career. With 200+ degree, diploma and certificate programs to choose from, you can put your career on the fast track - right here, right now. Check out all of FVTC's program offerings.

2. What are the admission requirements?

Applying to FVTC is easy! Get started by following these easy steps.

3. How much will it cost? Are financial aid and scholarships available?

Fox Valley Technical College offers the most efficient and affordable option for higher education in the Fox Valley. On average, FVTC’s tuition costs less than half that of two years of in-state tuition at a four-year public university. Here's more information about paying for college.

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4. Will your credits transfer?

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with college credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered. Find out if your credits will transfer.

You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree if you decide to continue your education. Starting at FVTC makes completing a bachelor's degree affordable, accessible and convenient. Review the latest information on credit transfer options with four-year colleges.

5. Is the college accredited?

Fox Valley Technical College has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1974. Discover what accreditation means to you.

6. What is student life like? What types of organizations and activities are offered?

There are many opportunities to build your confidence and leadership and teamwork skills at FVTC. Let us show you how student life is an important part of your education.

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7. What type of employment support is available for graduates?

Employment services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career. Get help with full- and part-time job opportunities, on-campus employer interviews and employment information and resources. 

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8. Where are graduates working?

Learn more about where FVTC graduates are working and view actual salary information and job titles by checking out the Graduate Employment Research Report. 

Why Fox Valley Tech?

Let us count the ways ...

  1. The most efficient and affordable option for higher education in the Fox Valley. You’ll pay less than half the tuition of public four-year universities.

  2. The same financial aid and scholarship opportunities as four-year colleges.

  3. Our grads get jobs! High graduate employment rate of 92%.

  4. The average starting salary of FVTC grads is over $35,000. View average salary by program

  5. More than 200 hands-on, career centered programs of study.

  6. Many options exist to transfer your credits, saving you money.

  7. FVTC instructors have real-world experience and care about your education.

  8. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1974.

  9. On-campus student clubs & activities to keep you busy and enhance your learning. 

  10. Two campuses and four regional centers to meet your needs.

  11. We’re flexible: on-campus or online, part-time, day, evening, weekend and accelerated classes available.

  12. Hands-on learning labs provide you with real-world learning experiences.

  13. Voted Best in the Valley by our community for over eight years in a row.

  14. We’ve been in the community for over 100 years. Our reputation is solid and we’re focused on the future. 

Why do employers hire our grads?

Because they have the necessary skills to do the job! We work closely with area employers to ensure our students are learning the skills needed in today's competitive workplace. In addition to those technical skills, you'll also learn Employability Essentials, the skills and behaviors employers want in the workplace.

Adapt to Change

Anticipate changes and positively respond to them.

Think Critically and Creatively

Apply independent and rigorous reasoning that leads to informed decisions, innovation and personal empowerment.

Work Collaboratively

Work collaboratively with others to complete tasks, solve problems, resolve conflicts, provide information and offer support.

Communicate Effectively and Respectfully

Apply appropriate writing, speaking and listening skills across various settings to engage diverse audiences.

Act Responsibly

Apply ethical standards in both personal and professional behavior.

Ways To Visit

You're invited! The best way to see if Fox Valley Tech is a good fit for you is to come see us.

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