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Counseling Services

Counseling & Advising Services is dedicated to the promotion of student success and excellence. Services are available to assist you with career, academic and personal concerns. 

Career Counseling

Thinking about starting college and unsure of a career choice? Lost your job and interested in pursuing a new career? Our career counselors can help you identify skills, values, interests, and occupational and education opportunities to determine the best pathway to meet your goals. 

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Academic Advising

Your academic advisor works with associate degree or technical diploma program students to help you succeed academically.

Academic Advising Services

  • Provide advising for educational planning and course selection
  • Facilitate program planning/registration session (New Student Registration)
  • Introduce faculty/peer advising process
  • Provide referrals to college resources as needed
  • Referrals for personal academic challenges
  • Meet with students concerning course or program withdrawal

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Personal Counseling

FVTC offers personal counseling to assist you with any concerns which may interfere with your academic or personal success.

Counseling is confidential. However, we are legally bound to report potential suicide, homicide and suspected child/elder abuse. The staff adheres to the American Counseling Association's ethical guidelines.

Personal Counseling resources are available for issues such as:

  • Acceptance (feeling uncomfortable due to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, etc.)
  • Anger management
  • Coping with feelings
  • Culture/diversity issues
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Financial issues
  • Grief
  • Job loss
  • Mental health
  • Returning to school as an adult
  • Self esteem
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Suicide concerns
  • Time management



Crisis Counseling

FVTC counselors provide intervention, assessment education, guidance and support in crisis situations. A crisis is when a student is experiencing a severe psychological or emotional emergency.

If you are in crisis, need immediate assistance and would like to be seen by one of our on-call counselors:

  • If you are in a medical, life-threatening situation, please call 911


Substance Use Disorder Consultation & Counseling

The College provides individual counseling specific to alcohol and other drug use to students and staff through the LifeLINE Assistance Program. 

Issues include:

  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Codependency
  • Smoking cessation

This confidential service is provided at no additional cost to current students.

Peer Leaders

Peer Leaders are students helping fellow students make the right connections in order to be successful at FVTC.

Peer Leaders assist students with admissions, registration, schedule planning, organization, and use of MyFVTC and Blackboard. 


The FVTC counseling staff adheres to the American Counseling Association’s ethical guidelines.

FVTC Counseling & Advising Services Standards of Care (PDF)

Self Help Resources 

ULifeline  |  Psych Central   |  Support Groups 


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Counseling & Advising Services

Appleton Campus
Room E121

Oshkosh Campus
Room 101