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FOX VALLEY TECH IS Taking COVID-19 Seriously and taking a conservative approach.

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Moving forward together.

Fox Valley Technical College is taking a conservative and flexible approach. Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of students, staff and faculty. For now, most faculty and staff continue to work from home, and services will be adjusted based on ever-changing community health conditions.

Our full set of programs will be offered with a variety of instructional methods including online and in-person when necessary. We have planned for flexible delivery and are prepared to shift as needed to meet changing circumstances.

Fox Valley Tech has re-engineered support services to assist you remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However some very limited on campus services have been available since August 3, 2020. Visitors and students on campus are most often connected with a staff member who is remote and can help via an online meeting. For this reason, it's recommended to contact Student Services staff via email, phone or text. Access to services can be found here.

The fall semester began on August 24 and ends on December 19. We are not anticipating any changes to the academic calendar. However, procedures and services may change frequently, so please check this page often.

Guiding Principles

The College's Mission:

To provide education and training which enhances the skilled workforce of the communities we serve remains our primary mission.

 

Prioritize Safety & Health:

Continue to prioritize the safe and healthy delivery of instruction and services by:

  • Enhanced remote access and service delivery: We’ve made it easy for you to get in touch with us with an online meeting or by email, phone or text.

  • Fox Valley Tech has re-engineered support services to assist you remotely, however some very limited on campus services will be available starting August 3, 2020. Visitors and students on campus will likely be connected with a staff member who is remote and can help via an online meeting. See Access to Services below.

  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols are in place as are reporting and contact tracing processes in conjunction with state and local health agencies.

Fox Valley Tech will continue to integrate CDC, state and local health information, and local best practices to deliver on the mission of the College.

 

Full Set of Programs & Services:

Our full set of programs and services will be offered, though some may be delivered differently or with some limited access (i.e. community education courses). We have planned for flexible delivery and are prepared to shift as needed to meet changing circumstances.

Fall Plan Summary

Fox Valley Technical College's mission is to provide education and training which enhances the skilled workforce of the communities. The college has taken a conservative and flexible approach to its return-to-campus plan, as our top priority continues to be the health and safety of students, staff and faculty.

The fall semester begins on August 24 and ends on December 19. We are not anticipating any changes to the academic calendar.

  • Our full set of programs will be offered with a variety of instructional methods including online and in-person when necessary. We have planned for flexible delivery and are prepared to shift as needed to meet changing circumstances.

  • Most faculty and staff continue to work from home to support you remotely. We really want to see you in person, but to keep us all safe, we can arrange our connection with you via a face-to-face online meeting, phone call or email.

  • For those who must visit campus, effective August 3, 2020, building access to the main campus will be open during regular hours of operation for prospective and current students only. Regional campus and training center locations will have limited and varied hours of operation.

  • Face coverings are required on campus and have been proven to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings must be worn to cover the nose and mouth while in communal or shared spaces.

  • All staff and students will be asked to self-screen before entering college facilities by carefully monitoring their health and watching for COVID-19 symptoms. If individuals experience a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater or any COVID-19 symptoms, they must stay home. The CDC offers a comprehensive list of COVID-19 symptoms and self-check guidance here.

  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols are in place. The FVTC Facilities team continues to perform cleaning procedures with enhanced disinfecting of high-touch areas. Staff and students are asked to follow additional disinfecting protocols for common items, shared tools and lab equipment.

  • Group sizes will be limited. In-person courses are limited to 10 people. Large conference room training sessions are limited to 20 people in spaces where distancing is possible. Large lab space delivery is contingent upon space and FEMA guidelines.

  • Considering travel and social events, remember to be responsible and think of each other. Continuing in-person learning opportunities depends on all of us not contributing to the spread of the virus. The college wants to do everything possible to help you meet your educational and career goals as quickly and safely as possible.

  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, please contact Fox Valley Tech immediately.

On-Campus Procedures

Face Coverings Required

Face coverings are required on campus and have proven to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings must be worn to cover the nose and mouth while in communal or shared spaces.

 

CDC Self-Screening

Staff and students will be asked to self-screen before coming to campus by monitoring their health and watching for COVID-19 symptoms. If individuals have a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater or any COVID-19 symptoms, they must stay home. The CDC offers a comprehensive list of COVID-19 symptoms and self-check guidance here.

 

Limiting Group Sizes

We are limiting group sizes as follows:

  • In-person courses (limit of 10 people)
  • Large conference room training sessions (limit of 20 people in spaces where distancing is possible)
  • Large lab space delivery (contingent upon space and using FEMA guidelines)

 

Exposed to COVID-19

If you have been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, contact Fox Valley Tech immediately:

 

Keeping You Safe

  • Signage: Informational or capacity-related signage will be posted on entrances, offices, classrooms and labs.

  • Common Spaces: Common spaces and lounging areas will be generally unavailable to avoid gatherings.

  • Cleaning & Disinfecting: Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols are in place.

  • Contact Tracing: Reporting and contact tracing processes are taking place in conjunction with state and local health agencies.

Classes & Events

Students

If you have questions about your classes, please log into MyFVTC and see your class schedule to confirm the instruction mode of specific classes. Classes are subject to specific details from your instructor and subject to change based on changing local conditions.

 

Class & Degree Program Availability

Fox Valley Tech's full set of programs, Adult Basic Education, and training coursework is planned for fall term.

 

Flexible Learning Options

Classes are being planned for flexible delivery in a variety of ways with enhanced flexibility for students to accommodate schedules. Content that does not require a hands-on component (traditional lecture or classroom-based instruction) is planned to be delivered in an enhanced alternative format (online or virtual face-to-face).

Online, Virtual and Hybrid Classes all use Blackboard. You can log into your Blackboard course pages using your MyFVTV account username and password.

Class delivery options include:

  • Online: Classes offered online on your time. 
  • Virtual Classroom: Study face-to-face online at a scheduled time.
  • On-Campus: Hands-on skills taught in person in classrooms or labs.
  • Hybrid: Classes delivered in a combination that includes at least 50% online.

 

Hands-On Delivery

We are still teaching hands-on skills in an in-person format for select classes. Each program, class, and section will have a safety protocol in place.

  • Sections will be typically limited to nine students or fewer and an instructor.
  • Smaller class sections support the health and safety of students and staff.
  • Smaller class sections provide students even more attention and quicker skill development.
  • Exceptions made for larger spaces where distancing protocol can be put in place.

ACCESS TO SERVICES 

Student Services (Remote Support)

Student Services offices at the Appleton campus are closed and our teams are supporting you remotely. We really want to see you in person, but to keep us all safe, please contact us via phone or email.  We can arrange our connection with you through many options:

  • Face-to-face on Microsoft Teams or Zoom
  • Phone call
  • Email

As usual, our teams are available 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, and other times by appointment.

Support services are also available at our Oshkosh Riverside campus as well as regional and training centers. Check support hours here: FVTC Locations
 

Admissions Center: Virtual Tours, Apply to FVTC, Admissions Requirements, Program Information for Prospective Students, Class Enrollment

Enrollment Services: Transcripts, Degree/Enrollment Verification, Class Add/Drops, Release of Information

Financial Aid: FAFSA help, Federal and State Financial Aid

Bookstore: Textbooks can be purchased online from the Textbooks button at fvtc.bncollege.com and shipped directly to students. The bookstore is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. If you have questions, please contact the FVTC Bookstore at sm704@bncollege.com or 920-735-4732.

  • Review your class schedule on your MyFVTC account to view your options for eBooks or textbooks. Visit Cengage for questions.
  • To use your financial aid to pay for your books, during your online purchase, select the financial aid payment type.

Student Finance: Paying for Classes, Tuition, Payment Plans, Payment Options, Scholarships, Employer/Agency Funding

Foundation & Scholarships: Scholarship Payments, Applying for Existing Scholarships, Additional Financial Assistance, Donations

Counseling & Advising: Career, Personal and Crisis Counseling, Academic Advising, New Student Registration, Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Veterans Resource Center: Veteran Education Benefits, Joint Services Transcript, Academic Support

Educational Support/Disability-Related Services: Accommodation Requests, Transition Planning

Diversity & Inclusion Services: Retention & Resource Support, Scholars for Success, Bilingual Assistance, Community & Financial Challenges

Student Life: Leadership Opportunities, Student Involvement, Volunteer Opportunities, Student IDs, Food Pantry, Housing, Student Handbook

Employment Connections: Employment Advising, Resume and Cover Letter Assistance, Part-time and Full-time Employment, Career Fairs

Teaching & Learning Center: Online Tutoring, Writing Assistance, Study Skills and Academic Resources

LibraryAccess to Digital Materials, Digital Resources, Online Librarian Assistance, Self-Serve Printer

Virtual Business Technology Center:

K-12 Resources: Early College Credit, Program Exploration

  • 920-560-1439

GED/HSED: GED/HSED Preparation and Exams

  • 920-993-5210
Emergency Resources

Fox Valley Tech cares about you and your health and well-being. If you're an FVTC student in need of emergency assistance, resources or help with money, housing, food, counseling, child care or other resources, a variety of resources through the college and community are available to help.

Emergency Resources

The Fox Valley Tech Food Pantry is open by appointment only for curbside pick-up or donations. Please contact Holly Engelman or call 920-993-5209.

Other Campus Services

Community First Credit Union: Fox Valley Tech branch is closed at this time.

Computer Labs: Access will be provided in areas where it can be done safely while maintaining physical distancing and disinfecting procedures.

Dining: Starting mid-August, limited food service will be available in the Commons.  This will include a limited selection of pre-packaged grab & go meals and snack items.

  • Connections Cafe: Closed 
  • Ione's: Closed 

Fitness CenterLive virtual group fitness classes, Class recordings on YouTube, FVTC Fitness Center App, Wellness challenges, Fitness and Nutrition consultations

Fitness Center-Public Safety Training Center: Closed for fall semester

Housing (Tech Village)

IT Support: As staff and students begin to return to our facilities, the Information Technology Services Help Desk will continue to provide technology support services as usual. The only difference is that all technology support requests will need to be made by phone or email. To minimize in-person contact, the Appleton Campus Help Desk doors will remain locked and in-person assistance will be provided by appointment only.

LibraryAccess to Digital Materials, Digital Resources, Online Librarian Assistance, Self-Serve Printer

Parent/Child Center

Printing & Copying

  • Printing Services: 920-735-5788 or printshop@fvtc.edu
  • Self-serve printers in Appleton campus library area

*Procedures and services may change frequently, so please check this page often.



Frequently Asked Questions




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For More Information

How can we help? 
Email: Fox Valley Tech
Phone: 920-735-5600

Admissions/Enrollment
Email: Admissions/Enrollment
Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738

Student & Alumni Employment
Email: Employment Connections
Phone: 920-735-5627

Explore a new career
Email: Counseling Center
Phone: 920-735-5696

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