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At Fox Valley Tech, we’re always working with local employers to identify the most current and relevant education for the job market. By providing students with the skills that area employers need most, we’re ensuring that our graduates are building rewarding, in-demand careers.

Associate Degree Program(s)

Industrial Engineering Technician

Prepare to be an effective team member and problem solver in today's fast-paced manufacturing environment. In this program, you’ll learn about the issues facing industrial engineering and gain core background knowledge of lean production principles. You'll also learn about the analytical methods used to evaluate, problem solve and improve processes, including Six Sigma, and how to employ these methods to improve the workplace around you. When you’ve completed this program, you'll be ready to work in the manufacturing, food processing and service industries.

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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Looking for a fun yet challenging career where you can use hands-on skills to solve problems?  The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will prepare you to work in all types of manufacturing industries designing and improving processes. You’ll develop a broad background and gain hands-on experience in many areas including manufacturing processes, automated manufacturing, computer-aided design and manufacturing, fixture and tooling design, and mechanical and electrical system design. Lean production principles, project management, engineering economic analysis and communication skills are also important parts of this program. Get ready for a fulfilling career working with people at all levels to ensure the success of your organization.

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Paramedic to ADN Pathway

If you’re currently a practicing paramedic in the state of Wisconsin and want to continue your education to become a registered nurse, this program is designed for you. You can apply the credits from your paramedic diploma to give you a head start. Then continue your hands-on experience using a wide range of clinical skills, health assessments and medication administration. Our state-of-the-art health simulation environment gives you access to a variety of life-like training opportunities to build your confidence and skills. Throughout your training, you’ll practice critical thinking, leadership, team building and accurate communications, which will prepare you to work effectively in a variety of environments and with diverse patient populations. Upon completion, you’ll be eligible to take the state board examination to become a registered nurse.

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Quality Engineering Technology

Meeting customer expectations is of vital importance to the success of every organization. In the Quality Engineering Technology program, you’ll gain the skills necessary to engage in continuous improvement activities as well as traditional quality and inspection duties. You’ll learn how to use Lean Six Sigma tools and methods to reduce waste in any type of process and to foster an ongoing focus on continuous improvement. Quality audits and effective root causes analysis of problems are also part of the general program which allows specialization in either industrial manufacturing, or food and paper processing where laboratory skills are common.

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Technical Diploma Program(s)

Web Designer

With the Web Designer technical diploma, you’ll be prepared to work in this ever-changing technology field. You’ll learn languages and tools for designing and developing the content, presentation and behavior of responsive websites. Hands-on courses will include layout techniques, optimizing graphics for the web, utilizing a content management system, writing web-friendly content, and learning basic design and programming skills.

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Certificate Program(s)

Preschool Credential

Early care and education professionals wishing to build upon their skills in the preschool setting will find this certificate invaluable. Each age group requires a little something special and preschoolers are no exception. You’ll learn about child development, health, safety, nutrition, how to guide children’s behavior as well as developing curriculum related to art, music and language arts. 

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Production Inspection & Metrology

Growing emphasis on Production Part Approval Processes (PPAP) and Advanced Production Quality Planning (APQP) puts metrology professionals in demand. You’ll receive training on basic measurement tools and advanced measurement techniques including the programming and operation of coordinate measuring machines (CMM). Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing is included as well, with an emphasis on the related inspection techniques.

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Quality, Non-Manufacturing

Working in the food processing or health care industries? Get the skills you need for a career in the quality field. You’ll learn the basic skills to work in a laboratory environment and to troubleshoot a variety of instrumentation. In addition, you’ll learn how and why to conduct quality audits, how to take preventive and corrective actions, and how to use statistics to monitor and improve processes.

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Welding Fundamentals

Get the skills you need for a high-demand, entry-level career in welding. Your training will cover environmental work and personnel hazards common with the industry and proper personal protection methods. You’ll learn how to read shop drawings, interpret detailed weld symbols and will receive hands-on training in welding on a variety of materials and positions.

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Coming Soon

Business Operations - Technical Diploma

Whether you’re an entry level employee or you’re a seasoned worker looking to update your skills, the Business Operations technical diploma is a great fit for you. You’ll learn how to apply supervision, marketing, human resources and accounting skills in a business setting. In addition, opportunities to grow your communication skills will round out your training. This diploma can be completed in one year so you can apply your new skills right away.

This program is pending state approval.

Digital Marketing - Technical Diploma

Harness the power of electronic marketing with the Digital Marketing technical diploma. By learning the principles of digital marketing, you’ll be able to effectively communicate marketing messages using targeted campaigns and tactics. You’ll use marketing technology tools to learn how to engage informed target audiences, while delivering business results. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to pursue employment in digital marketing at business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) organizations.  

This program is pending state approval.

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management - Certificate

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Or are you in line to take over the family business? This specialized training will give you the foundational skills you’ll need including designing a business model, accounting and finance, marketing and small business leadership. If you’re considering continuing your education, this certificate can be combined with other degree programs.

Information Systems Security Specialist - IT - Associate Degree

Cyber-security, including computer and information systems security, is a rapidly growing field. With an Information Systems Security Specialists degree, you’ll monitor and implement security measures to protect an organization’s computer network(s) and systems. You’ll learn how to ensure that appropriate security controls are in place to safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure, as well as, how to respond to computer security breaches and viruses. This program will also provide you with background and hands-on experience in fraud detection, technical reporting, risk assessment and server applications.

This program is pending state approval.

Phlebotomy - Certificate

As a phlebotomy technician, you’ll collect blood for testing and analysis in a clinical laboratory. Your training will include the study of anatomy, blood collection procedures, proper storage and handling of blood samples, and safety precautions. Great jobs can be found in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, physician’s offices, blood donation centers and other health care facilities.

This program is pending state approval.

Small Business Success 1 - Certificate

This six-credit certificate is perfect for current students in any program area who want to start their own business and are seeking basic small business training. You’ll be introduced to all aspects of business ownership including business models, legal formation, taxes and insurance, funding sources and book keeping. All courses are instructor led and available in the traditional classroom setting or online.

Small Business Success 2 - Certificate

As a complement to the Small Business Success 1 certificate, you can continue learning additional skills necessary to launch and operate a successful business. You’ll experience a greater understanding of the financial side of business and have the opportunity to launch a new venture with the hands-on assistance of an instructor and small business mentor.

Therapeutic Massage - Technical Diploma

The Therapeutic Massage technical diploma will provide you with training for a professional career in massage therapy or will enhance your skills and knowledge if you’re already in the healthcare field. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy with specific attention focused on the musculoskeletal system and will receive a high degree of technical training with emphasis on massage techniques and therapy applications. Hands-on and practical business application will be part of your experience through the student-operated on-campus clinic. Upon successful completion, you’ll be prepared for the exam to obtain the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services massage therapy and bodywork therapy license.

This program is pending state approval.

Woodworking Technician 1 - Certificate

Learn the foundational woodworking skills you need to become a professional woodworker or serious woodworking enthusiast. Gain confidence as you develop layout and measurement skills and use basic machinery for sawing and milling wood to exact specifications. You’ll also explore wood species identification and materials used in the woodworking industry such as adhesives, abrasives and metal fasteners. 

Woodworking Technician 2 - Certificate

Build on the foundational woodworking skills learned in Woodworking Technician 1. You’ll learn to use a variety of stationary sanding machines and a sliding table panel saw. A large focus will be given to the operation of wood shapers and molders. Several projects will be built that incorporate the machining skills learned in both Woodworking Technician 1 & 2. 

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