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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.

Associate Degree Program(s)

Information Systems Security Specialist

Cyber-security, including computer and information systems security, is a rapidly growing field. With an Information Systems Security Specialists degree, you’ll monitor and implement security measures to protect an organization’s computer network(s) and systems. You’ll learn how to ensure that appropriate security controls are in place to safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure, as well as, how to respond to computer security breaches and viruses. This program will also provide you with background and hands-on experience in fraud detection, technical reporting, risk assessment and server applications.

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Medical Laboratory Technician

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.

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Neurodiagnostic Technologist

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.

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Technical Diploma Program(s)

Baking & Pastry Production

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.

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Bookkeeping

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.

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Business Operations

Whether you’re an entry level employee or you’re a seasoned worker looking to update your skills, the Business Operations technical diploma is a great fit for you. You’ll learn how to apply supervision, marketing, human resources and accounting skills in a business setting. In addition, opportunities to grow your communication skills will round out your training. This diploma can be completed in one year so you can apply your new skills right away.

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Digital Marketing

Harness the power of electronic marketing with the Digital Marketing technical diploma. By learning the principles of digital marketing, you’ll be able to effectively communicate marketing messages using targeted campaigns and tactics. You’ll use marketing technology tools to learn how to engage informed target audiences, while delivering business results. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to pursue employment in digital marketing at business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) organizations.

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Therapeutic Massage

The Therapeutic Massage technical diploma will provide you with training for a professional career in massage therapy or will enhance your skills and knowledge if you’re already in the healthcare field. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy with specific attention focused on the musculoskeletal system and will receive a high degree of technical training with emphasis on massage techniques and therapy applications. Hands-on and practical business application will be part of your experience through the student-operated on-campus clinic. Upon successful completion, you’ll be prepared for the exam to obtain the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services massage therapy and bodywork therapy license.

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Certificate Program(s)

GMAW Welder, Basic

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.

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Controls Maintenance

Today’s machines are controlled with great precision, speed and repeatability. In the Controls Maintenance certificate program, you’ll gain a detailed understanding of how machines are wired, programmed and controlled. Motor and drives fundamentals, programming concepts, touch panels and complete system troubleshooting techniques are covered through classroom materials and various hands-on lab activities. Once you’ve completed this certificate, use what you’ve learned towards an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic technical diploma, Electro-Mechanical Technology associate degree or Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology associate degree.

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Electrical Maintenance

Electrical skills are in high-demand. With this certificate, you’ll focus on the fundamentals of electrical safety, DC and AC circuits, electrical power distribution and electrical control cabinet wiring. You’ll acquire electrical and electronic knowledge, and consistent reinforcement of electrical theories through hands-on labs. Once you’ve completed this certificate, use what you’ve learned towards an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic technical diploma, Electro-Mechanical Technology associate degree or Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology associate degree.

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Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Or are you in line to take over the family business? This specialized training will give you the foundational skills you’ll need including designing a business model, accounting and finance, marketing and small business leadership. If you’re considering continuing your education, this certificate can be combined with other degree programs.

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Forest Management Specialist

Learn the technical skills required to be successful in a career as a forestry technician in both public and private sector employment. With this certificate, you’ll acquire knowledge related to forest and land management, along with wildland fire – both suppression and prescribed burning applications. Intended for Natural Resources Technician students who have completed their first-year program courses.

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Habitat and Land Use Management Specialist

Responsible management of our natural resources is crucial for both our generation and those to come. Understanding the habitat resources we have on the landscape is fundamental to this management. Learn the technical skills required to be successful in gaining employment in both the public and private sectors. With this certificate, you’ll acquire hands-on skills and knowledge related to wildlife habitat management, soil and water conservation, landscape restoration techniques, along with wildland fire – both suppression and prescribed burning applications. Intended for Natural Resources Technician students who have completed their first-year program courses. 

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Law Enforcement Administrative Professional

Prepare for an administrative support position in a law enforcement agency with this certificate program. You’ll learn or improve skills covering written and oral communication, critical thinking and office fundamentals geared specifically to a police department. This flexible program allows you to progress at your own speed with online courses.

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Mechanical Maintenance

Prepare to enter the ever-evolving field of Mechanical Maintenance. In this introductory program, you’ll focus on hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical machine concepts, drawings and print reading. Once you’ve completed this certificate, use what you’ve learned towards an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic technical diploma, Electro-Mechanical Technology associate degree or Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology associate degree.

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Medical Billing, Advanced

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.

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Phlebotomy Technician

As a phlebotomy technician, you’ll collect blood for testing and analysis in a clinical laboratory. Your training will include the study of anatomy, blood collection procedures, proper storage and handling of blood samples, and safety precautions. Great jobs can be found in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, physician’s offices, blood donation centers and other health care facilities.

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Small Business Success 1

This six-credit certificate is perfect for current students in any program area who want to start their own business and are seeking basic small business training. You’ll be introduced to all aspects of business ownership including business models, legal formation, taxes and insurance, funding sources and book keeping. All courses are instructor led and available in the traditional classroom setting or online.

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Small Business Success 2

As a complement to the Small Business Success 1 certificate, you can continue learning additional skills necessary to launch and operate a successful business. You’ll experience a greater understanding of the financial side of business and have the opportunity to launch a new venture with the hands-on assistance of an instructor and small business mentor.

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Woodworking Technician 1

Learn the foundational woodworking skills you need to become a professional woodworker or serious woodworking enthusiast. Gain confidence as you develop layout and measurement skills and use basic machinery for sawing and milling wood to exact specifications. You’ll also explore wood species identification and materials used in the woodworking industry such as adhesives, abrasives and metal fasteners.

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Woodworking Technician 2

Build on the foundational woodworking skills learned in Woodworking Technician 1. You’ll learn to use a variety of stationary sanding machines and a sliding table panel saw. A large focus will be given to the operation of wood shapers and molders. Several projects will be built that incorporate the machining skills learned in both Woodworking Technician 1 & 2.

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