Students returned to class today at all Fox Valley Technical Center campuses, regional centers and training centers. And, let’s just say they are a little excited to be back on campus.
“Food excites me, and I am ecstatic about the new challenges that await me,” says Nikki King, who is double majoring in Culinary Arts and Baking. “I started with the summer program, and I am excited to continue my journey and dive into everything FVTC’s Culinary program has to offer.”
Nikki joins hundreds of other students who returned to in-person instruction. As classes began today, the college is seeing a 15% increase in the number of class sections being taught in person and a 15% decrease in the number of online classes. In total, FVTC will deliver more than 3,800 class sections in person, online or via virtual classroom.
New student Jade Besson also got a head start by taking an introductory class this summer as she pursues a degree in Wildland Firefighting. She’s looking forward to the semester ahead.
“I’m most excited to learn new transferable skills,” Jade says. “The Wildland Firefighting program has already taught me so many new skills, like how to critically think in life-or-death situations. I’m excited to learn so many unique skills this year.”
Numerous programs are already at capacity, to include: Criminal Justice, Electricity, Phlebotomy, Cosmetology, several Auto Technology programs, and Nursing programs.
FVTC is also excited to offer several new programs for careers in high demand in our community. Those include Surgical Technology, Data Specialist, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Technical Education Instruction and Foundations of Teacher Education.
“It is clear that now, more than ever, Fox Valley Tech serves so many critical needs in building the skilled workforce in our region,” says Dr. Chris Matheny, president of FVTC. “As we begin the fall semester, we have used the lessons of the past eighteen months to expand access, begin new partnerships, and use our full capabilities to serve our students and business partners.”
Even as classes begin today, there are many programs that start in October so prospective students still have time to get enrolled. Those include classes like Business, Marketing, Accounting, Engineering, plus several general education courses that transfer to many four-year institutions.
FVTC’s Open House will return this October as an in-person event at all FVTC locations. Event registration will open on Wednesday, September 1.