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FVTC Facts 

Main Campus Address

1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI, USA 54912-2277
P: (920) 735-5600 or 1-800-735-FVTC (3882)
F: (920) 735-2582

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Accreditation

  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association
  • First accredited by the North Central Association, 1974; AQIP option admission, 2001; reaffirmation of accreditation, 2008-09; next reaffirmation of accreditation, 2015-16.

Area Served - District Map

  • Serves all of 5 counties (Calumet, Outagamie, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago) and parts of 4 others (Brown, Manitowoc, Portage, Shawano)
  • District population of approximately 469,566  (2010 Census)
  • 26 K-12 districts within FVTC district, with 34 public and private high schools

History


The first vocational and adult education system in the nation was established in Wisconsin in 1911, when state law allowed communities with populations of 5,000 or more to operate their own vocational schools.
  • 1912: FVTC began providing workforce development training
  • District established in 1967
  • Held three public referendums (1968, 1998, and 2012)
  • Largest district in the state in student enrollment / headcount (2012-13)

Students

  • Serves about 46,000 people annually
  • Serves approximately 17,000 degree-declared students
  • 73% of program students attend part-time
  • Serves nearly 700 apprenticeship students
  • Serves approximately 30,000 people taking continuing education courses
  • 13% of students are served in Oshkosh
  • The number of high school graduates who attend FVTC directly from high school has doubled in the past three years.

Graduates -

  • Approximately 2,800 career program students graduate from FVTC each year
  • Approximately 400 GED/HSED high school students complete each year
  • Approximately 150 apprenticeship program students complete each year
  • 89% of graduates are employed six months after graduation (class of 2012)
  • 75% of graduates of employed are in job related to training
  • 65% of graduates remain employed in district, even after 5 years
  • Six months after graduation, average hourly salary is $15.86 or $32,994 yearly (class of 2012)
  • Five years after graduation, average hourly salary is $21.04 or $43,756 yearly (class of 2007)
  • 97% of graduates satisfied with their training
  • Employers are quite satisfied with FVTC grads, 94% would hire a grad again
  • Largest employers of new graduates are health care, manufacturing, education organizations, and self-employed

Programs

  • Offers more than 200 associate degree, technical diploma, certificate programs, and instruction related to 15 apprenticeship trades, in addition to providing services to business and industry
  • Offers 35 exclusive programs within the Wisconsin Technical College System:  Aeronautics-Professional Pilot, Agriculture Equipment Service Technician, Agriculture Power Equipment, Aircraft Electronics, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics, Applied Instrumentation & Process Control Automation, Automotive Technician – Imports, Automotive Technology - GM ASEP, Automotive Technology – Imports, Horticulture/Landscape Specialist, Construction Management Technology, Diesel Construction Equipment Service Technician (FABTECH), Diesel Engine Service Technician (FABTECH), Diesel Power Generation & Marine Service Tech (FABTECH), Energy & Environmental Engineering Technology, Engineering Electronics Design & Manufacturing, Forensic Science, Homeland Security & Asset Protection Management, Interior Design - Commercial Design, Interior Design - Kitchen & Bath Design, Laboratory Science Technician, Law Enforcement, Medical Office Assistant, Natural Resources Technician, Outdoor Power Equipment Technician, Package and Label Printing, Package and Label Printing Technician, Production Welding, Residential Building Construction, Safety Engineering Technology, Vehicle Refinishing and Repair Technology, Wildland Fire Crew, Wildland Firefighter, Wood Manufacturing Technology

Services to Employers

  • Serves over 1,900 employers with contracted services annually
  • Trains more than 26,000 employees via contracted training
  • Generates over $8 million in contracted training
  • Accounts for 22% of all contracted training revenue by Wisconsin technical colleges, nearly double that of any other technical college in the state

College Employees

  • Approximately 353 full- and part-time instructors
  • Approximately 1260 adjunct faculty
  • Approximately 305 full- and part-time support staff
  • Approximately 126 professional, technical, and administrative staff
  • Faculty / Staff Academic Credentials (pdf)

College Facilities  

  • Main Appleton campus is 643,076 sq. ft.
  • Key satellite buildings are D. J. Bordini Center at 79,000 sq. ft. & J.J. Keller Transportation Center at 93,850 sq. ft.
  • Oshkosh Riverside campus is 67,000 sq. ft.; S. J. Spanbauer Center is 76,469 sq. ft.
  • Offers instruction/services in five regional centers (Chilton, Clintonville, Neenah, Waupaca and Wautoma) and more than 50 other outreach locations

College Budget 

  • Operating budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14 is $109.2 million at adoption, capital budget is $58M 
  • 45.6% of college operational funding comes from local taxes, 8.8% from state aid, 20.8% from student tuition & fees, 7.2% from institutional, and 11.8% federal grants
  • Taxpayer owning a $100,000 home will pay $196 in property taxes targeted for FVTC in 2013-14


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