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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.
You’ll be ready for a career in precision agriculture, cropping systems, fertilizer, integrated pest management, farm management and farm supply areas of agriculture with the Agribusiness/Science Technology – Agronomy degree. Through hands-on learning, you’ll gain skills in integrated pest management, marketing, soil science, nutrient management, crop production, agronomy equipment, Geographic Information Systems/Global Positioning Systems (GIS/GPS) technology and computers, as well as sales and agribusiness. This program will open doors to a variety of agribusiness careers.
Get ready for a career in the feed, animal nutrition, dairy, farm management and farm supply areas of agriculture with the Agribusiness/Science Technology – Animal Science degree. Through hands-on training, you’ll learn about animal science, artificial insemination, sire selection, animal nutrition and ration balancing, record keeping and herd health, as well as marketing, sales and management. This program will prepare you for a variety of agribusiness careers.
Do you enjoy investigating and facilitating improvements to business’ information systems, policies and business processes? If so, you may be interested in the Business Analyst program. In this program, you'll gain the skills necessary to understand the structure, policies and operation of an organization. You'll learn techniques to research, analyze and design solutions using business requirements, best practices and relevant technology. Career opportunities are available in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, insurance and finance. This program aligns with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) global recognized standard (guide).
Get the hands-on skills you need to become a medical laboratory technician. You’ll learn to perform routine clinical laboratory tests such as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular and other emerging diagnostics as the primary analyst making specimen oriented decisions on predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values. Communication is vital in this career and you’ll obtain the skills needed for interaction with team members, external relations, customer service and patient education. Throughout your training you’ll also receive experience in information processing, training others and quality control monitoring.
The Neurodiagnostic Technologist program prepares you, under the supervision of a physician, to study and record electrical activity in the brain and nervous system for purposes of patient monitoring and supporting diagnoses in collaboration with the electroencephalographer. You’ll learn attributes and skills to obtain interpretable recordings of patients' nervous system function. You’ll become skilled in the following areas: communicating with patients, family and other healthcare personnel; taking and abstracting histories; applying adequate recording electrodes and using electroencephalography (EEG), evoked potential (EP), and polysomnography (PSG) techniques; documenting the clinical condition of patients; and understanding and employing the optimal use of EEG, EP and PSG equipment, and data recording and documentation.
Gain the necessary skills for a high-demand, maintenance-centered automotive career. With this technical diploma, you’ll receive hands-on training in braking systems, automotive electrical systems, and steering and suspension systems, plus you’ll also earn a Quick Service Technician certificate. The skills you learn in this program have a strong emphasis on being a professional in the automotive work environment and prepare you to complete the ASE G1 test.
In this hands-on program, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills for a career in the bakery field. Time will be spent on preparing breads, pastries and pies. You’ll refine your techniques in cake production and decorating for any event. You’ll also spend time in the lab developing basic through advanced skills and learning baking principles through the creation of a variety of products.
If you enjoy working with numbers and like to analyze information, then the Bookkeeping diploma might be a good fit for you. With this entry-level career program, you’ll learn how to process accounting transactions, create financial statements, calculate payroll, manage Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, use QuickBooks and other accounting software. The Bookkeeping diploma is a great way to start your career or grow in your current position as a small business employee.
As a Lubrication Technician apprentice, you'll work with industrial machinery and equipment components. You'll learn to adhere to safety and industry standards, and demonstrate safe work practices. In related training, you'll learn to compare greases, oils, hydraulic fluids and other lubricants; perform general lubrication, operate hydraulic and central lube oil systems; and perform preventative maintenance.
Become a highly skilled industrial technician with up-to-date knowledge of tools, machines, language and regulations as they apply to manufacturing. Your training will cover topics like facility planning, material handling, work measurement and engineering economics.
Get your foot in the door to a great career working in manufacturing quality. This program will prepare you for inspecting manufactured parts, including the reading of engineering drawings and using common measurement tools. You'll also learn how to implement process improvements and corrective actions.
If you are an upbeat person who enjoys interacting with people, then the Receptionist diploma would be a great fit for you. This program will prepare you for employment in entry-level office positions. You’ll learn basic computer skills, communication techniques, customer service skills, business networking and office procedures. Once completed, you can advance from the Receptionist diploma to the Office Assistant diploma and into the Administrative Professional associate degree.
Gain the necessary skills for a high-demand, entry-level automotive career. This certificate will include hands-on training in mechanical and environmental safety, as well as methods of proper use of personal protective equipment. You’ll learn how to complete a work order, navigate service information, perform inspections, oil changes, base maintenance items, and have a basic introduction to tire mounting and balancing. This program has a strong emphasis on professionalism in the automotive work environment.
This program is perfect for English language learners who need basic skills in grammar, writing, listening and speaking. You’ll receive personalized attention and support, the option to partake in cultural field trips, and the basics to communicate and interact with English speakers. After successful completion of this certificate, you’ll advance to the intermediate level.
Prevention of occupational injuries has become a significant focus in all industries. This program will help you understand the OSHA requirements for manufacturing (general industry) and construction industries. You’ll become a valuable asset with the skills to help a business protect employees, save money on the bottom line through reduced workers’ compensation costs, as well as, prevent OSHA citations and fines.
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.
If you’re interested in a healthcare career, this certificate will provide you with advanced training in medical billing and coding. You’ll expand your current knowledge of evaluation and management coding, HCPCS coding, auditing and the overall process of the revenue claim cycle including claim resolution.
Pursue a career in skincare to become an indispensable part of the beauty industry. In this program, you’ll learn everything from the fundamental concepts to the latest techniques in skincare treatments and services including facial and body treatments, skin analysis, hair removal and makeup application. In addition, you’ll receive instruction on marketing, business processes and professional standards. Successful completion of the program will prepare you for the state board aesthetician licensing examination.
This program is pending final approval and is subject to change.
Express your passion for style with a career in cosmetology. Combine theory with practice to learn all aspects of this innovative industry including fundamentals of cutting, styling and chemical restructuring of hair, as well as skin and nail care. In addition, you’ll receive instruction on salon management and business strategies to create exceptional guest-service experiences. Successful completion of the program will prepare you for a cosmetologist license application.
The Health Navigator associate degree will prepare you to assist individuals in navigating the U.S. community health, health care and health insurance systems. You’ll learn to work with agencies and their clientele to manage and promote optimal health through access and use of appropriate resources, facilitate care and follow up for clients with complicated care needs, and assist clients in appropriate utilization of health insurance. Health Navigators are employed in a variety of health industries including public health, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies and a variety of non-profit agencies involved with serving the community. If you enjoy working with people, the Health Navigator program is for you.
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