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Troop Talk

Troop Talk is held every other Tuesday, and will help you transition from military service to college to employment.

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Speaker Series: Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 11:30 a.m. | Dr. Gumbs shares her experience as a survivor of sexual violence

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Speaker Series: Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Thursday, Feb. 2, 11:30 a.m. | Experience a multimedia poetic presentation about police brutality

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Free Legal Assistance Clinic

Need help with a legal issue? Attend our free legal assistance clinic, offered by the FVTC Paralegal Student Organization. Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-Noon

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Junior Achievement 8th Grade Technical Careers Challenge

A real-world experience that allows teams of middle school students to work with a business person to compete against one another as they manufacture or provide a service. 

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Cooking Demo: Asian Cuisine: Bamboo Steamer to Mouth-Watering Wok

Asian Cuisine: Bamboo Steamer to Mouth-Watering Wok | Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. - Noon

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On Campus: Herzing University

Thinking of transferring to Herzing University?

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Cultural Cuisine 2017

Join us Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 for cultural hors d'oeuvres prepared by our Culinary Arts students. 

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Troop Talk

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Speaker Series: Tony Bednarowski

Thursday, March 2, Appleton Campus | Learn how foods we consume have a profound effect on performance, body composition and overall blood chemistry as well as state of mind

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On Campus: Marian University

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On Campus: Herzing University

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Focus Magazine | Current Issue | Fall 2016

Focus on Workplace Training: APICS

Focus on Workplace Training: APICS

Spring 2014

Apr 3, 2014

APICS, the global leader in supply chain and operations management training and education, relies on Fox Valley Technical College to provide online prep classes for its certification exams. The company offers industry-standard credentials, including Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certifications.

To develop the online courses, APICS Director of Professional Development, Bob Collins, has worked closely with Anne Haberkorn, FVTC’s dean of information technology and distance learning. “Fox Valley Technical College is the only partner we allow to offer online prep courses,” Collins says. “APICS exams are rigorous certifications required for employment or advancement.”

The need for supply chain management stems from an increasingly large number of companies that are employing lean-related principles in order to thrive in a global economy. Supply chain management plays a large role in the process of moving a product or service from supplier to customer.

Under Haberkorn’s leadership, FVTC began developing the first APICS online course in 2004 with prep courses for five CPIM modules. In 2008, FVTC launched the CSCP program. The option of taking courses online has helped APICS expand its market to those who cannot attend typical face-to-face classes.

“The Fox Valley Tech advantage lets students get online at any time to do their work,” says Collins, “and instructors are available to answer questions through email or Skype. It’s the best of both worlds.”

Today, FVTC instructors are helping more than 9,000 online students from around the globe in places like Australia, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Italy, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, England, Vietnam, and more.

Learn more about APICS & Supply Chain training at Fox Valley Technical College >>

What's in a Name?

Some of the companies that rely on FVTC’s online APICS prep courses:

  • Boeing Company

  • Bridgestone/Firestone

  • Caterpillar

  • Coca-Cola

  • Department of the Army and Air Force

  • DuPont

  • ExxonMobil

  • Ford Motor Company

  • Fujitsu America

  • General Motors

  • General Mills

  • IBM

  • Jim Beam

  • Johnson Controls

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation

  • Kraft Foods

  • Mercury Marine

  • Motorola

  • Pepsi

  • Pfizer, Inc.

  • Rolex Corporation

  • Sara Lee Food & Beverage

  • Toyota

  • Walmart