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High School Corner

High school administrators, teachers and counselors are valued partners of Fox Valley Technical College. Here you'll find access to resources and partnership opportunities.

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Ways to Visit

WTCS TOUR OF EXCELLENCE - Professional Development Opportunity

About the WTCS Tour of Excellence

The WTCS Tour of Excellence is an opportunity for educators to earn graduate credits while learning about the wide range of career training options offered through the Wisconsin Technical College System. Geographically, Wisconsin is divided into three different sections so you can choose the region most convenient for you.

Tours of Excellence 2015 (PDF)

Cost: $660 (transportation and lodging are not included)
3 Graduate Credits offered by Marian University of Fond du Lac

For more information:
Mike Valentyn

North Section

2015 Tour Schedule
Monday, June 15  |  Nicolet Area Technical College   |  Rhinelander 
Tuesday, June 16   |  Mid-State Technical College  |  Campus TBD
Wednesday, June 17  |  Chippewa Valley Technical College  |  Eau Claire 
Thursday, June 18  |  Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College  | Rice Lake

Section Coordinator: Gayle Ostermann (CVTC) or 715-833-6456

Central Section

2015 Tour Schedule
Monday, June 15  |  Milwaukee Area Technical College  |  Milwaukee
Tuesday, June 16  |  Moraine Park Technical College  |  Fond du Lac
Wednesday, June 17  |  Lakeshore Technical College  |  Cleveland 
Thursday, June 18  |  Northeast WI Technical College  |  Green Bay
Friday, June 19  |  Fox Valley Technical College  |  Appleton

Section Coordinator: Kevin Vosters (FVTC) or 920-735-4835

South Section

2015 Tour Schedule
Monday, June 15  |  Waukesha County Technical College  |  Pewaukee 
Tuesday, June 16  |  Madison College  |  Madison
Wednesday, June 17  |  Blackhawk Technical College  |  Janesville
Thursday, June 18  |  Southwest WI Technical College  |  Fennimore 
Friday, June 19  |  Western Technical College  |  La Crosse 

Section Coordinator: Matt Schneider (SWTC) 608-822-2365

Helpful Resources

Meet Our Recruitment Team

Gail Demerath
Administrative Assistant
Appleton Campus

Jennifer Fuerst
Recruitment Specialist
Appleton Campus

Catelyn Frost
Recruitment Specialist
Oshkosh Campuses

Andrew Harbath
Recruitment Specialist
Appleton Campus

Juan Valdez
Campus Visit Specialist
Appleton Campus

Kevin Vosters
Recruitment Specialist
Appleton Campus

Bring FVTC to Your School

Are you interested in having a representative from Fox Valley Technical College speak with your students regarding educational opportunities? There are a number of ways in which we can come to you:

Representative Visit
During a rep visit, students interested in attending Fox Valley Technical College have the opportunity to speak with a recruiter about program offerings, financial aid, credit transfer and more.

Parent Night
Fox Valley Technical College will help you organize an informational evening for high school juniors and their families with representatives from a technical college, four-year public university and four-year private university. 

Classroom Presentation
Would you like to have an FVTC representative speak to your class? Do you have a topic in mind? Feel free to request personalized presentations for your class.

High Schools We Visit

Throughout the course of the school year, our recruitment specialists visit area high schools to answer questions about programs, the application process, financial aid and much more.  Please check with your guidance office to find out when we will be at your school. If you are interested in having someone visit, but your high school is not listed below, please contact Kevin Vosters at 920-735-4835.

Jennifer Fuerst

Kevin Vosters

Catelyn Frost

Appleton East
Appleton North
Appleton West
Little Chute
New Holstein

Appleton Alternative
Fox Valley Lutheran
Manawa-Little Wolf
New London
Weyauwega – Fremont  

Oshkosh Lourdes
Oshkosh North
Oshkosh West
St. Mary Central
Wild Rose
Valley Christian

New Programs

Check out the latest programs being developed to meet the current job market.

New Programs

Choosing a College

Choosing a college can be both exciting and overwhelming. Not sure where to begin? Check out these questions to ask when considering a college.

Choosing a College

Career Resources

Wisconsin Career Pathways 

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Not finding your area of interest at FVTC?  There's a good chance you'll find what you're looking for at one of the other Wisconsin technical colleges.

Choosing a Career

If you need help choosing a career path, here are some tools to help you identify how your personality traits, values, abilities and interests can determine the type of work you’ll enjoy.

Learn More

Placement Assessment Scores

Placement assessments help determine your starting point for program courses. If your scores indicate an adequate skill level, you'll be ready to begin your courses. If your scores are below the cut-off, we can help you build your skills to be successful in your program. Learn more about placement assessment scores and the conversion for various assessments. 

General Education Score Requirements (PDF)
Program Score Requirements (PDF)

K-12 Partnership Resources

FVTC Summer Summits – 2015

Join your FVTC articulation partners and other educators for collaboration time and training activities designed to prepare you for teaching Transcripted Credit course content. During your summer summit event, program teams will engage you in a variety of activities from curriculum updates and software or equipment training, to industry data specific to the course you will be teaching. It is critical that content rigor is maintained once a Transcripted Credit course begins and FVTC is dedicated to preparing you for a successful journey as you begin to teach on the FVTC team!

Some summits have a graduate credit option available through Viterbo University and will have this option noted in their listing. Students interested in grad credits ($110/credit) will register on the first day of the summit. There is no additional cost to high school partners for the summit.

Agriculture/Horticulture Summit

July 28, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FVTC Appleton Campus

Summit Contacts: Ag/Kevin Rauchholz, Horticulture/Roxanne Rusch-Olesen


Automotive Technology Summit/WATDA Summer Institute

July 7-10, 2015
FVTC Appleton Campus

Summit Contact: Scott Springstroh


Business Programs Summit

August 24, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FVTC Appleton Campus, Room A105A

Summit Contact: Scott Borley


Construction Management Technology Summit

August 17-18, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FVTC S.J. Spanbauer Center, Room 131

Summit Contact: Rich Cass


Culinary Arts Summer Summit

August 10-13, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., plus Wednesday dining event
FVTC Appleton Campus

Summit Contact: Jeff Igel

Graduate credit option available ($110/credit) 


This summit is also offered to out-of-district educators for 2 credits (estimated cost $281.40). Register here >>

Early Childhood Education Summit

June 25, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FVTC Appleton Campus, Room HS202

Summit Contact: Kathy Meetz


Electronics Summer Summit

July 14-17, 2015
8:00 a.m. – Noon
FVTC Appleton Campus

Summit Contact: Todd Van De Hey


General Studies Summer Summit

June 16, 2015
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FVTC Public Safety Training Center 

Summit Contact: Carol May


Health Services Summer Summit

August 20, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
FVTC Appleton Campus, Room HS210

Summit Contact: Debbie Niesen


Information Technology Summit

August 18, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FVTC Appleton Campus, Room A105E

Summit Contact: Doug Waterman


Interior Design Summer Summit

August 18, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
FVTC Appleton Campus, Room G108

Summit Contact: Kris Figy


Machine Tool Summit

Thursdays, September 10-October 15, 2015
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
FVTC Appleton Campus, Room F162

Summit Contact: Jeff Theys


Mechanical Design Summer Summit

July 14-16, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
FVTC Appleton Campus, Room F102

Summit Contact: Jeff Laurich


Outdoor Power Equipment Summit

August 26-27, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
FVTC Appleton Campus, Ag Building Room 122/124


Welding Summer Summit - New Articulations

August 10-11, 2015
8:00 a.m. – Noon
FVTC Appleton Campus, Room F188

Summit Contact: Brandon Goerg


Welding Summer Summit - Renewals

August 12-13, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FVTC Appleton Campus, Room F188

Summit Contact: Brandon Goerg

Graduate credit option available ($110/credit)


Graduate credit options available 

High School Educator Events

Fox Valley Technical College's Office of K-12 Partnerships is pleased to offer the following enrichment events and workshops. We look forward to seeing you! If you have questions, please contact Tess Woods at 920-735-2563 or

High School In-Service Event

Explore all that Fox Valley Technical College has to offer during one of your district in-service days! Let FVTC host your school, in either a morning or afternoon format, while engaging staff in campus experiences, talking with college faculty and learning about the amazing things happening in technical education today. FVTC provides breakfast or lunch to your group and will work closely with you to develop an exciting program for your staff.  For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Mary Hansen, Director of K-12 Partnerships at (920) 735-2507 or

High School Counselor Meeting

Thursday, September 24, 2015
FVTC's Public Safety Training Center, Room 101A/B 

Get updated on all of the latest changes regarding opportunities for your students, academic programs and college processes. Recharge and collaborate with other counselors while experiencing FVTC’s exciting new Public Safety Training Center!


High School Articulation Workshop

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
FVTC Appleton Campus, Room A170 

This workshop provides high school teachers and technical college instructors the time needed to discuss course curriculum and industry needs and to collaborate with the goal of maintaining current and developing new advanced standing and/or transcripted credit articulations. 


K-12 Articulations

What are Advanced Standing and Dual Credit?

An Advanced Standing class is a high school course that matches a technical college course taught by a high school teacher at the high school. A successful student becomes eligible to receive advanced standing after enrolling in an associate degree or a technical diploma at the college.

A Dual (Transcripted) Credit class is a technical college course taught by a WTCS transcripted credit certified high school teacher at the high school. A high school student earns credit at their high school and at the technical college.

What were my school district's agreements in 2013-14?

For a complete list of courses, visit our Early College Credit page.

How do I move forward?

1.Follow FVTC's Articulation Reference Guide 2014-2015 (PDF)
2.Attend the High School Articulation Workshop. See list of events and registration info on this page.

Just looking for forms?

Advanced Standing Forms

Transcripted Credit Forms